2021-04-26: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-27). US Warship to Join UK Fleet in Tour of Indo-Pacific With Eye on China. news.antiwar.com A US Navy destroyer will join the UK's newly commissioned aircraft carrier in a tour of the Indo-Pacific region next month. Britain's HMS Queen Elizabeth will visit India, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea as part of the UK's efforts to strengthen ties in the region to counter China. The HMS Queen Elizabeth will be leading …

sputniknews (2021-04-26). Over 50% of South Koreans Support Using Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine in Country, Poll Suggests. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – Over 51 percent of South Korean nationals support the use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 in the country amid reports that the government is studying data on this vaccine, according to a survey published by South Korean pollster Realmeter on Monday.

John Laforge (2021-04-26). Biden's MacArthur Moment. counterpunch.org Joe Biden has his own Douglas MacArthur moment, and should replace the head of US Strategic Command, Adm. Charles A. Richard, just as Harry Truman fired the insubordinate commander of the US war in Korea. Truman biographer David McCullough reports that in November 1950, Gen. "MacArthur called on the administration to recognize the 'state of

John Laforge (2021-04-26). Biden's MacArthur Moment. counterpunch.org Joe Biden has his own Douglas MacArthur moment, and should replace the head of US Strategic Command, Adm. Charles A. Richard, just as Harry Truman fired the insubordinate commander of the US war in Korea. Truman biographer David McCullough reports that in November 1950, Gen. "MacArthur called on the administration to recognize the 'state of war'

teleSUR (2021-04-26). US Attitude Hinders Nuclear Deal Talks in Vienna. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzade on Monday asserted that if the United States does not demonstrate sufficient political will, his country will abandon talks to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and the United States. | RELATED: | "We have no interest in long or attrition dialogues," Khat…

news.un (2021-04-26). 'Disasters know no borders' says Guterres, 35 years on from Chernobyl nuclear accident. news.un.org In his message for Chernobyl International Remembrance Day on Monday, the UN chief reminded that "disasters know no borders".

IPS (2021-04-26). US-China Cold War Could Lead To A More Dangerous Nuclear Stand-Off — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Joseph Gerson* | Despite the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), we are confronted by the increasing dangers of great power war, even nuclear war. | Instead of making necessary investments to ensure public health, reverse climate change and ensure the security of their peoples, trillions of dollars are being wasted to construct new nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, including new hypersonic delivery systems. | The U.S. and Russia are the lead drivers of this race to annihilation, with more than 90% of the world's nuclear weapons. The U.S. is in the process of upg…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-25). Great Reinforcement Of China's Navy: Three Advanced Naval Vessels Commissioned For South China Sea Fleet. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 23, a solemn ceremony was held at the naval base in Sanya (Hainan island), in China. Three major vessels were commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet. The destroyer "Dalian", the landing helicopter dock (LHD) "Hainan" and the strategic nuclear submarine (SSBN) Changzheng-18 were placed on active service. | The commissioning ceremony was attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committe…

sputniknews (2021-04-25). Dominate, Conquer, Humiliate: Famous S Korean Actress Seo Ye-ji Scandal. sputniknews.com The star of such popular TV series as "Moorim School: Saga of the Brave", "Lawless Lawyer" and "It's Okay to Not Be Okay"' has become another celebrity affected by a wave of recent bullying cases.

World Nuclear News (2021-04-25). Politics Should Not Detract From Climate Policy, Says Blinken. eurasiareview.com US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on heads of state to put their political differences to one side and make a collective effort to tackle global warming. Blinken moderated the first session of the Leaders Summit on Climate, which included Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Opening the session, which was titled Raising Our Climate Ambition, Blinken underlined the USA's new pledge, announced moments earlier by President Joe Biden, to halve its CO2 emissions from 2005 levels by the end of this decade. This is up from its original goal of 26% by 2025. | Nations under the…

Arab News (2021-04-25). How Iran Made Itself A Haven For Israeli Spies — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Baria Alamuddin* | There's nothing new in Iran's paranoid ayatollahs seeing spies, saboteurs and enemies under every rock. But their recent paranoia may be well founded, as the Iranian parliament and media accuse their leaders of allowing the nation to be turned into a "haven for spies," while openly wondering about the extent of infiltration of the state's nuclear and intelligence apparatuses. | Iranian officials fear that a substantive clandestine Israeli sabotage network is operating with impunity throughout the Islamic Republic, staging assassinations and attacks against strategically sensitive sites, a…

Hudson Institute (2021-04-25). Holding Iran Accountable: The Importance Of Maintaining Sanctions Leverage — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Robert Greenway* | The leverage gained through economic sanctions has once again brought Iranian leadership to the negotiating table in Vienna—but that is not the end of sanctions' utility. This leverage will be essential to secure the longer and stronger1 deal nearly everyone agrees is required to effectively prevent the Islamic Republic from getting a nuclear weapon. In fact, absent these sanctions such a deal is practically impossible to envision. Lifting sanctions before validating the change in behavior that required them in the first place endangers our national security, undermines the legitima…

CRS (2021-04-25). US Nuclear Weapons Policy: Considering 'No First Use' — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Amy F. Woolf* | On April 15, 2021, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Adam Smith introduced legislation that declared, "It is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first." Other Members of Congress are divided on this issue. Senator Dianne Feinstein has argued that the only moral use for U.S. nuclear weapons is as a deterrent to their use. Senator Deb Fischer, on the other hand, has said that the proposal "betrays a naàØve and disturbed world view." President Biden has spoken, in the past, about his support for a "sole purpose" policy for nuclear weapons, which some see…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-25). White House Says Israel Delegation Won't Sway Position on Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com Israel is Israeli opposition to diplomatic progress with Iran is very well known, and the delegation's visit is just the latest effort to sabotage any sort of nuclear deal before it happens. The White House seems well aware of this, saying that Israel's delegation will not be able…

2021-04-27 02:08 | 22:08 EST | 14 | 0 | 7 | 6 | 1