2020-11-15: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-11-14). Re-release of Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder (2003): A picture of South Korean society. wsws.org An early film by South Korean writer-director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) has been released over the course of the past year in a number of countries—and now in the US. It is well worth seeing.

Linda Pentz Gunter (2020-11-13). In Promoting New Nuclear Power, Biden-Harris Back Fiction Over Science. counterpunch.org When you look at the precipitating drop in renewable energy costs versus the ever soaring nuclear ones; when you examine how you can reduce more carbon emissions faster and more cheaply with renewables than nuclear; and when you observe the real life examples of countries whose carbon reductions are greater after investing in renewables rather than clinging onto nuclear; then the only reason to include nuclear power in a climate plan is political.

David Swanson (2020-11-13). Everything Will Fundamentally Change. zcomm.org Either everything will change for the better or one or both of the twin dangers of environmental and nuclear apocalypse will change everything for the worse…

RT (2020-11-12). Russia inks draft deal to open naval base for nuclear-powered ships in Sudan, in exchange for military cooperation with Khartoum. rt.com Russia is to build a naval logistics base in northeastern African Sudan, allowing Moscow to keep its nuclear warships on the Red Sea coast. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the draft agreement. | The deal stipulates a maximum of four warships and 300 servicemen can stay in the base at one time, including "naval ships with nuclear propulsion systems." Once endorsed, the bilateral agreement will enable Russia to use the Sudanese port for repairs and resupply, and in return Khartoum will receive weapons and military equipment free of charge to protect the base. | The Russian ships will be e…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-12). IAEA report shows no proliferation concern over Iran activity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 12 (MNA) — A senior Russian diplomat has reacted to the new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency over Iran's activities, saying the report leaves no proliferation concern over Tehran's nuclear program.

_____ (2020-11-12). China And 14 Nations Ready To Sign World's Largest Trade Deal. popularresistance.org China is expected to sign a mega regional trade deal with 14 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region this weekend, wrapping up a major agreement before the next United States administration comes into office, Chinese officials said on Wednesday. | Leaders from China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are expected sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as they meet via teleconference on Sunday, according to Chinese officials.

sputniknews (2020-11-11). South Korea Raises Alarm After Confirming H5N8 Avian Influenza in Wild Birds. sputniknews.com South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Tuesday issued a warning after it identified a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu in samples from wild birds in the central west of the country.