Daily Archives: January 12, 2020

2020-01-12: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-12). Putin & Macron call for Iranian nuclear deal to be saved, urge US & Tehran to show restraint. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to take further efforts to keep the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA), in place. On Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the same idea on her visit to Moscow. | Putin and Macron also called on all parties involved in the latest escalation of tensions between Iran and the US to show restraint. The two nations found themselves on the brink of military conflict after the US assassinated a top Iranian general, but have still avoided starting a war.

RT (2020-01-12). Oops! Canadian nuclear power plant 'incident' alert turns out to be 'error' after 'Chernobyl' Twitter panic. rt.com It was 7: 24am Sunday when Ontario residents received a chilling alert about an "incident" at one of the world's oldest nuclear power stations located a few kilometers away from Canada's most populous city of Toronto. | Pickering power plant, located on the shore of Lake Ontario, sent out an alert stating that emergency staff are responding to an incident at the facility, although "there has been no abnormal release of radioactivity from the station." It also said that locals do not need to evacuate or take any other protective measures. | I was just awoken by my phone blaring an emergency alarm. There's been a…

RT (2020-01-12). Water polo drubbing: Russian women's team scores WHOPPING 31 GOALS against Slovakia at European Championship (VIDEO). rt.com Russia's women's water polo team started their campaign for an Olympic berth in style, destroying their Slovakian rivals 31-2 in the opening game of the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. | The Russians netted a total of 14 unanswered goals during the first two quarters to ensure a dominant victory long before the match ended. | READ MORE: WATCH: South Korean water polo players shed tears of joy after scoring in 30-1 demolition by Russia | The Slovakian squad managed to score two consolation…

sputniknews (2020-01-12). Canadian Authorities Issue Alert on 'Incident' at Nuclear Power Plant 'by Mistake'. sputniknews.com The Pickering Nuclear Power Station is one of the world's oldest continuously operating nuclear power plants, and produces about 15 percent of Ontario's power.

teleSUR (2020-01-12). Canada Apologizes for Wrongly Raising Alarm at Nuclear Plant. telesurenglish.net Canadians in the province of Ontario on Sunday were awoken to a frightening message from their local government after the latter wrongly raised an alarm at a nuclear power plant. | RELATED: | Canadian Muslim Convention Hosts Anti-Palestinian Politician | According to the Canadian Broadcast Channel, the authorities in the proivince of Ontario were conducting a training excerise at a nuclear power plant near Toronto when they mistakenly sounded the alarm at the site. | The false a…

Global Research News (2020-01-12). Selected Articles: Iran Admits Accidentally Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Jet. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

teleSUR (2020-01-11). Merkel and Putin: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Be Preserved by All Means. telesurenglish.net Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin Saturday agreed to fight to save the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), after meeting in Moscow amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. | RELATED: | Risk of Nuclear War Now Highest Since World War 2: UN | The German Chancellor said "everything must be done" to keep the agreement, despite calls from U.S. President Donald Trump to abandon it, while her Russian counterpart described the deal as "tremendously important.

Eds. (2020-01-11). No, Iran didn't exit the nuclear deal. And no, its nuclear announcement is not revenge for Soleimani. mronline.org On January 5, Iran made a major announcement regarding its nuclear program, stating that it will no longer observe limits on the number of centrifuges that it uses to enrich uranium. While the announcement is significant, it was not altogether unexpected. And it most certainly does not constitute the "harsh revenge" that Iran's supreme leader, […] | Source

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-01-10). The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon. counterpunch.org The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of More

teleSUR (2020-01-10). US Announces New Sanctions on Iran, Refuses to Pull Out Troops. telesurenglish.net The United States government Friday announced new economic sanctions against Iran's officials and companies in response to the attack with ballistic missiles at two bases with U.S. troops. | RELATED: | Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumors' About Ukrainian Plane Crash | "These sanctions will continue until the regime stops the financing of global terrorism and commits to never having nuclear weapons," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. | The new punishments will affect eight senior Per…

Staff (2020-01-08). Trump Announces Additional 'Punishing' Sanctions on Iran. therealnews.com Updated 1: 15 PM ET | U.S. President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday morning at 11: 30 AM EST and announced that Iran "appears to be standing down" following strikes on U.S. air bases in Iraq. He said there were no American or Iraqi casualties resulting from the attacks. | Trump said that while the U.S. was evaluating its options, it would "immediately impose additional punishing sanctions" against Iran until it "changes its behavior." He called Iran the "leading sponsor of terrorism" and repeatedly said that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Since 2017, the Trump administration has impose…

Staff (2020-01-06). Soleimani's Death Could Galvanize Shia Coalitions Against One "Foreign Aggressor" — The U.S. democracynow.org Fallout continues to mount following the U.S. assassination of Iran's top military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week. Iranian media reports that over a million mourners took to the streets of Tehran today for the funeral of Soleimani, who headed Iran's elite Quds Force. On Sunday, Iran announced it would suspend its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which the U.S. pulled out of in 2018. Trump has also threatened to target 52 locations in Iran, including cultural sites, if Iran retaliates against the U.S. The targeting of cultural sites is widely viewed as an international war crime.

Aaron Maté (2020-01-04). Trump's march to war on Iran aided by Democrats' weakness on sanctions, nuclear deal. thegrayzone.com The US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, is the culmination of three years of Trump administration…

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-24). Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-12-22). Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Read more…

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

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Canada Apologizes for Wrongly Raising Alarm at Nuclear Plant
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
Canadians in the province of Ontario on Sunday were awoken to a frightening message from their local government after the latter wrongly raised an alarm at a nuclear power plant. | RELATED: | Canadian Muslim Convention Hosts Anti-Palestinian Politician | According to the Canadian Broadcast Channel, the authorities in the proivince of Ontario were conducting a training excerise at a nuclear power plant near Toronto when they mistakenly sounded the alarm at the site. | The false a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Canada-Apologizes-for-Wrongly-Raising-Alarm-at-Nuclear-Plant-20200112-0008.html

Oops! Canadian nuclear power plant 'incident' alert turns out to be 'error' after 'Chernobyl' Twitter panic
rt.com | 2020-01-12
It was 7: 24am Sunday when Ontario residents received a chilling alert about an "incident" at one of the world's oldest nuclear power stations located a few kilometers away from Canada's most populous city of Toronto. | Pickering power plant, located on the shore of Lake Ontario, sent out an alert stating that emergency staff are responding to an incident at the facility, although "there has been no abnormal release of radioactivity from the station." It also said that locals do not need to evacuate or take any other protective measures. | I was just awoken by my phone blaring an emergency alarm. There's been a…
rt.com/news/478070-canada-pickering-incident-false-alert/

Canadian Authorities Issue Alert on 'Incident' at Nuclear Power Plant 'by Mistake'
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-12
The Pickering Nuclear Power Station is one of the world's oldest continuously operating nuclear power plants, and produces about 15 percent of Ontario's power.
sputniknews.com/world/202001121078015363-incident-reported-at-canadas-pickering-nuclear-power-plant/

Putin & Macron call for Iranian nuclear deal to be saved, urge US & Tehran to show restraint
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to take further efforts to keep the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA), in place. On Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the same idea on her visit to Moscow. | Putin and Macron also called on all parties involved in the latest escalation of tensions between Iran and the US to show restraint. The two nations found themselves on the brink of military conflict after the US assassinated a top Iranian general, but have still avoided starting a war.
rt.com/newsline/478080-putin-macron-iran-deal-preserve/

Oops! Canadian nuclear power plant 'incident' alert turns out to be 'error' after 'Chernobyl' Twitter panic
rt.com | 2020-01-12
It was 7: 24am Sunday when Ontario residents received a chilling alert about an "incident" at one of the world's oldest nuclear power stations located a few kilometers away from Canada's most populous city of Toronto. | Pickering power plant, located on the shore of Lake Ontario, sent out an alert stating that emergency staff are responding to an incident at the facility, although "there has been no abnormal release of radioactivity from the station." It also said that locals do not need to evacuate or take any other protective measures. | I was just awoken by my phone blaring an emergency alarm. There's been a…
rt.com/news/478070-canada-pickering-incident-false-alert/

Water polo drubbing: Russian women's team scores WHOPPING 31 GOALS against Slovakia at European Championship (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russia's women's water polo team started their campaign for an Olympic berth in style, destroying their Slovakian rivals 31-2 in the opening game of the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. | The Russians netted a total of 14 unanswered goals during the first two quarters to ensure a dominant victory long before the match ended. | READ MORE: WATCH: South Korean water polo players shed tears of joy after scoring in 30-1 demolition by Russia | The Slovakian squad managed to score two consolation…
rt.com/sport/478073-water-polo-russia-slovakia-european-championship/

Water polo drubbing: Russian women's team scores WHOPPING 31 GOALS against Slovakia at European Championship (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-12
Russia's women's water polo team started their campaign for an Olympic berth in style, destroying their Slovakian rivals 31-2 in the opening game of the 2020 European Championship in Budapest, Hungary. | The Russians netted a total of 14 unanswered goals during the first two quarters to ensure a dominant victory long before the match ended. | READ MORE: WATCH: South Korean water polo players shed tears of joy after scoring in 30-1 demolition by Russia | The Slovakian squad managed to score two consolation…
rt.com/sport/478073-water-polo-russia-slovakia-european-championship/

Selected Articles: Iran Admits Accidentally Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Jet
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-12
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-iran-admits-accidentally-shooting-down-ukrainian-passenger-jet/5700338

Merkel and Putin: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Be Preserved by All Means
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin Saturday agreed to fight to save the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), after meeting in Moscow amid escalating tensions in the Middle East. | RELATED: | Risk of Nuclear War Now Highest Since World War 2: UN | The German Chancellor said "everything must be done" to keep the agreement, despite calls from U.S. President Donald Trump to abandon it, while her Russian counterpart described the deal as "tremendously important.
telesurenglish.net/news/Merkel-and-Putin-Iran-Nuclear-Deal-Must-Be-Preserved-by-All-Means–20200111-0010.html

No, Iran didn't exit the nuclear deal. And no, its nuclear announcement is not revenge for Soleimani
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-11
On January 5, Iran made a major announcement regarding its nuclear program, stating that it will no longer observe limits on the number of centrifuges that it uses to enrich uranium. While the announcement is significant, it was not altogether unexpected. And it most certainly does not constitute the "harsh revenge" that Iran's supreme leader, […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/11/no-iran-didnt-exit-the-nuclear-deal-and-no-its-nuclear-announcement-is-not-revenge-for-soleimani/

The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/the-current-u-s-approach-to-nuclear-weapons-can-only-lead-to-armageddon/

US Announces New Sanctions on Iran, Refuses to Pull Out Troops
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
The United States government Friday announced new economic sanctions against Iran's officials and companies in response to the attack with ballistic missiles at two bases with U.S. troops. | RELATED: | Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumors' About Ukrainian Plane Crash | "These sanctions will continue until the regime stops the financing of global terrorism and commits to never having nuclear weapons," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. | The new punishments will affect eight senior Per…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Announces-New-Sanctions-on-Iran-Refuses-to-Pull-Out-Troops-20200110-0003.html

Trump Announces Additional 'Punishing' Sanctions on Iran
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Updated 1: 15 PM ET | U.S. President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday morning at 11: 30 AM EST and announced that Iran "appears to be standing down" following strikes on U.S. air bases in Iraq. He said there were no American or Iraqi casualties resulting from the attacks. | Trump said that while the U.S. was evaluating its options, it would "immediately impose additional punishing sanctions" against Iran until it "changes its behavior." He called Iran the "leading sponsor of terrorism" and repeatedly said that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Since 2017, the Trump administration has impose…
therealnews.com/columns/iran-attacks-us-bases-in-iraq-in-retaliation-for-soleimani-assassination

Trump's march to war on Iran aided by Democrats' weakness on sanctions, nuclear deal
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-04
The US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, is the culmination of three years of Trump administration…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/04/trumps-march-to-war-on-iran-aided-by-democrats-weakness-on-sanctions-nuclear-deal/

Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-24
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-again-attacks-syria-over-christmas-khashoggi-trial-theater-msm-n-korea-xmas-fear-mongering/

Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-12-22
Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Read…
zcomm.org/zblogs/americans-are-ready-for-a-different-approach-to-nuclear-weapons/