2020-09-05: News Headlines

RT (2020-09-04). Nagorno-Karabakh President Harutyunyan warns residents of territory disputed by Armenia & Azerbaijan to 'prepare for war'. rt.com The president of Nagorno-Karabakh, Arayik Harutyunyan, has told citizens of the small republic to "be realistic and prepare for war." He claimed that bilateral discussions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have reached an impasse. | He claimed that none of the agreements proposed by both countries are acceptable to the other, and it looks like the talks will fail. | "Azerbaijan is not in the mood for negotiations," he said. "They shell Armenia's positions, threaten to strike at the nuclear power plant, declare that Stepanakert and Artsakh [Nagorno-Karabakh] should be Azerbaijani… What can we talk about here?"

RT (2020-09-04). Russia scrambles EIGHT jets to intercept three US NUCLEAR-CAPABLE B-52 bombers testing Crimean borders over Ukraine & Black Sea. rt.com The Russian military launched eight fighter jets on Friday to intercept a fleet of American bombers approaching Crimea. The US mission included a provocative flight over Ukraine, with the focus squarely on flexing military muscle. | Russian air control detected three nuclear-capable US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers approaching the country's border on Friday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense, in Moscow. Four Su-27 and four Su-30 fighters were quickly scrambled, and escorted the American aircraft away from Russian airspace. | "Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation by A…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-04). South Korean doctors end strike after deal with government. peoplesdispatch.org The Democratic Party government in South Korea signed a deal with the Korea Medical Association (KMA) on September 4, Friday, ending a two-week long doctors' strike in the country. A crucial part of the deal was the government agreeing to put on hold its controversial healthcare reforms during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. | Thousands of doctors, medical interns and trainees and medical students in South Korea went on strike from August 23, protesting the Democratic Party's healthcare reform plan introduced earlier this year. The uproar over the proposed reforms came at a time when the nation was grappling…

WSWS (2020-09-03). COVID-19 cases spike in South Korea. wsws.org The sharp growth in new infections is a result of the government's indifference and its demand that workers stay on the job.

WSWS (2020-09-02). Second call-in meeting of the Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee attracts large audience across the US. wsws.org Educators and workers from New York, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and many other states, as well as Britain, Germany, and South Korea participated in the meeting.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-02). Barring US, all parties reiterate commitment to Iran nuclear deal. peoplesdispatch.org Delegates from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany said the deal was a key component in the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture. They also rejected US bids to trigger snapback sanctions…

Brian S. Willson (2020-09-02). North Korea and the "Axis of Evil" globalresearch.ca "Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population [of North Korea]" (General Curtis Lemay)…

yenisafak (2020-09-02). N.Korean troops, vehicles seen preparing for huge parade, US think-tank says. yenisafak.com Masses of North Korean troops and vehicles have been practicing for a major military parade despite the country's ongoing coronavirus restrictions, satellite imagery released by a U.S. think-tank shows.Commercial satellite imagery analysed by 38 North, a think-tank that specialises in North Korea, showed formations of troops and vehicles at the Mirim Parade Training Ground, in the suburbs of the capital city of Pyongyang on Monday."North Korea has been widely expected to hold a major military parade on October 10 this year to mark the 75th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea," the 38 North report said. "Th…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-01). Joint Commission determined to preserve JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said that the Joint Commission on JCPOA is determined to preserve the Nuclear Deal.