2020-06-27: News Headlines

Harin Karunajeewa, Robert James (2020-06-27). [Correspondence] Primaquine for Plasmodium vivax malaria treatment. thelancet.com The main reason conventional primaquine regimens last 14 days is because this was the time taken to repatriate US military personnel by ship following active service in the Korean War.1 We therefore congratulate Walter Taylor and colleagues2 for finally upending an absurdly impractical 60-year-old legacy and setting a new standard of care. However, convincing policy makers and practitioners to implement this new standard of care presents challenges relating to how risk is perceived and managed.

yenisafak (2020-06-27). 'Existing tensions surfacing in new China-India row'. yenisafak.com The recent clashes between China and India are a manifestation of long-standing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, according to an expert on South Asian geopolitics."The Himalayan border problem between Pakistan, India, and China is not a new issue — it goes back at least 70 years," Umit Alperen, a researcher and professor, said in an online discussion with Cemal Demir, head of the Istanbul-based South Asia Strategic Research Center (GASAM).China and India's military clash can be seen as the surfacing of a tension that has been there for some time, and an escalation accelerated by domestic, r…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-06-26). America's War against the People of Korea: The Historical Record of US War Crimes. globalresearch.ca "the population north of the imposed 38th Parallel lost nearly a third its population during the 37-month long "hot" war, 1950-1953, an unprecedented percentage of mortality suffered by one nation due to the belligerence of another." (War Veteran Brian Willson)…

Brett Wilkins (2020-06-26). War Crimes: US Destruction of North Korea Must Not be Forgotten. globalresearch.ca For a brief moment in the summer of 1945 there was joy in Korea. | Koreans, who had suffered 35 years of of brutal Japanese colonial occupation prior to Tokyo's defeat in World War II, celebrated what they believed was their …

Telesur (2020-06-26). Iran Sets Conditions to Resume Negotiations with the US. globalresearch.ca Iran's President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday that Tehran will negotiate with Washington only within the framework of the nuclear agreement and under the condition that the U.S. side pays compensation to the Middle East country for the damage caused. | "We …

yenisafak (2020-06-26). South Korea backs remdesivir for COVID-19, urges caution with dexamethasone. yenisafak.com South Korea has added Gilead's anti-viral drug remdesivir to its coronavirus treatment guidelines in its first revision of recommendations since the outbreak began and urged caution in the use of the steroid therapy dexamethasone.South Korea, widely praised around the world for its handling of the pandemic without a full lockdown, has reported 12,602 coronavirus cases as of Thursday midnight, with 282 deaths.Remdesivir is designed to hinder certain viruses, including the new coronavirus, from making copies of themselves and potentially overwhelming the body's immune system. The drug previously failed trials as an…

yenisafak (2020-06-26). Russia to build four new nuclear power units. yenisafak.com Preparations are underway in Russia to build four new power reactors, two in Leningrad and two in Smolensk, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom announced on Friday.Rosatom Director-General Alexey Likhachev signed the agreement for the new generation VVER-1200 and VVER-TOI reactors, which are based on VVER technology developed by Rosatom, that Lihachev said "meets all current international safety requirements."The reactors are included in the country's scheme of electricity facility placement up to 2035, which was approved by the Russian government.Rosenergoatom, part of Rosatom, will be both the d…

_____ (2020-06-26). The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About. strategic-culture.org When politicians or generals appear itching to pull the U.S. into another foreign war, remember that truth is routinely the first casualty. The blood of civilian victims of U.S. wars is the political version of disappearing ink. But the kinfolk and neighbors of those victims could pursue vengeance regardless of whether cover-ups con the American people.

RT (2020-06-25). Democrats seethe as Trump calls them 'more unreasonable' than North Korea, China or Russia. rt.com US President Donald Trump paid the opposition Democrats a backhanded compliment, saying in a speech that they were tougher to deal with and "far more unreasonable" than the governments of North Korea, China or Russia. | The Democrats in the USA are much tougher to deal with than any of these people that we deal with. They're far more unreasonable. And actually, they're a little crazy. | Trump made the comment as part of an anecdote during an address at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin on Friday, prompting the DNC war room to accuse him of having "no idea what it means to be president" and daring t…

Brett Wilkins (2020-06-25). The Korean War and US 'Total Destruction' Began 70 Years Ago. commondreams.org Bombs dropped by a US Air Force B-26 Invader destroy civilian targets in Wonsan, Korea in 1951. (Photo: USAF Photo/Creative Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/wonsan.jpg

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Bolton's Book Has 'Misleading and Manipulative Presentations' of Erdogan-Trump Talks, Ankara Says. sputniknews.com In his memoir published on 23 June, John Bolton claimed that US President Donald Trump was manipulated and easily influenced by the leaders of China, Russia, Turkey, and North Korea.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-25). Iran expresses concern about violation of CTBT by US, France. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 25 (MNA) — Addressing the 54th session of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission in Vienna on Thursday, Iran's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Kazem Gharibabadi reiterated Iran's support for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons and expressed worry about violation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the US and France.

Daniel Warner (2020-06-24). Mobilize, Organize, Legislate, and… counterpunch.org Millions marched across the United States in protest and celebration of Juneteenth on June 19. There have been localized million people marches, specifically in 1982 in New York for a nuclear freeze; in Washington D.C. in 1995 the Million Man March to "convey to the world a vastly different picture of the Black male;" the

sputniknews (2020-06-24). First COVID-19 Case Registered at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant. sputniknews.com In mid-March, Ukraine introduced a nationwide quarantine for a month and subsequently extended it several times. The Ukrainian government decided to relax coronavirus-related restrictions starting 11 May.