2021-05-09: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-05-09). South Korea Reportedly Cracks Down on Online Cryptocurrency Phishing Scams. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The South Korean government intends to join hands with the national police to battle the rise of phishing websites linked to cryptocurrencies as prices of virtual money soar, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing the ministry of communication technologies.

The Canary (2021-05-09). Prince Michael accused of using royal status to 'sell access' to Vladimir Putin. thecanary.co An undercover investigation has claimed prince Michael Franklin of Kent was willing to use his royal status for personal profit, and to seek favours from Russian president Vladimir Putin. | Royal corruption: | The queen's cousin told undercover reporters posing as investors from South Korea in a virtual meeting that he could be hired for £10,000 a day to make "confidential" representations to Putin's regime. | The revelation was made by Channel 4 Dispatches in collaboration with the Sunday Times, who set up a fake South Korean gold company called House of Haedong and approached five members of the r…

World Nuclear News (2021-05-09). Work Starts On First Disposal Tunnel At Finnish Repository. eurasiareview.com Excavation of the first final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground used nuclear fuel repository near Olkiluoto, Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy announced today. The repository – the first in the world for used fuel – is expected to begin operations in the mid-2020s. | Used nuclear fuel will be placed in the bedrock, at a depth of about 450 metres. The disposal system consists of a tightly sealed iron-copper canister, a bentonite buffer enclosing the canister, a tunnel backfilling material made of swellable clay, the seal structures of the tunnels and premises, and the en…

Ivana Lima* (2021-05-09). Nord Stream 2: To Gain Or To Refrain? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Why Germany Refuses to Bend under Sanctions Pressure: | The chances of the sanctions war around Nord Stream 2 to rage on after the construction of the pipeline is finally over seem to be high. That said, we have to admit, with regret or with joy, that it will be completed, and for the following reasons: | Germany, like any other European country, has set itself the task of abandoning coal and nuclear energy within the next few decades. In reality, however, there is no alternative to coal and nuclear energy. Simultaneously forsaking gasoline and diesel cars, which is something Europe dreams about, will…

Staff (2021-05-09). Risk of Vienna talks to increase after May 21: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Head of Russian delegation chief in nuclear talks in Vienna said that risk of Vienna talks will increase after May 21.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Iran seeking guaranteed lifting of banking sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Abdolnaser Hemmati, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says that "Iran has called for the guaranteed and absolute lifting of sanctions against its banking industry during the nuclear talks [underway in Vienna.]"

Anonymous103 (2021-05-08). Leading Yasen-M Nuclear Submarine Entered Service With Russian Navy. southfront.org Yasen-M class nuclear attack submarine Kazan | On May 7th, the nuclear submarine "Kazan" has been taken into service with Russian Navy, according to the information department of the Russian Defense Ministry. "Today in Severodvinsk at the Sevmash enterprise under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, a solemn ceremony of admission to the Navy of the fourth generation Kazan nuclear submarine (APC) of the Yasen-M project was held," the department reported. | On May 5, the…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Massive Fire Broke Out Near Key Iranian Nuclear Reactor, Major Oil Export Port (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the fire videos. | Late on May 7, a massive fire broke out in the Iranian city of Bushehr, where a nuclear plant, an oil port and a military naval base are located. | Residents of Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire, which spread near the entrance of the city's main port, to social media | According to the Fars News Agency, fifteen firefighters, six trucks and a tanker were mobilized to face the massive fire, which was put down within two hours. No human losses were reported. | T…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-08). Leading Yasen-M Nuclear Submarine Entered Service With Russian Navy. southfront.org Yasen-M class nuclear attack submarine Kazan | On May 7th, the nuclear submarine "Kazan" has been taken into service with Russian Navy, according to the information department of the Russian Defense Ministry. "Today in Severodvinsk at the Sevmash enterprise under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, a solemn ceremony of admission to the Navy of the fourth generation Kazan nuclear submarine (APC) of the Yasen-M project was held," the department reported. | On May 5, the success…

Staff (2021-05-08). N. Korea claims balloons carry coronavirus from S. Korea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — North Korea has asked its citizens to not read propaganda leaflets sent through balloons from the South claiming that Covid-19 could enter into the country via the drops.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Korea: Renault Samsung autoworkers locked out; Bangladeshi transport workers demand food assistance; Australian broadband network technicians walk off.

_____ (2021-05-08). Iran Says US Has Yet To Offer Enough Sanctions Relief. popularresistance.org The fourth round of talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal kicked off in Vienna on Friday. Iran's top negotiator said he believes the US is "serious" about returning to the agreement but that it has not yet offered adequate sanctions relief. | "The information transferred to us from the US side is that they are also serious on returning to the nuclear deal and they have so far declared their readiness to lift a great part of their sanctions," Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi said. | "But this is not adequate from our point of view and therefore the discussions will continue until we get to all our demands,…

Edward Corcoran* (2021-05-08). Re-Engaging Russia — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Russian realignment offers the biggest opportunity to dramatically transform the international situation in the immediate future. A cooperative relationship between Russia and the Industrialized World could be a highly visible example of democratic development, strongly undercutting Chinese promotion of autocracy and minimizing cyber intrusions. It would also significantly reduce requirements for military forces, including a potential for major reductions in nuclear weapons. Diplomatically, collaboration with Russia could help resolve confrontations in Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Syria and Myanma…

Staff (2021-05-08). EU envoy calls for an immediate revival of JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Deputy of European Union Foreign Policy Chief says he feels a definite urgency to conclude the nuclear talks, and he is happy to see that Iran and the United States feel the same way.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). 'Onus is on US, not Iran': FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted on the anniversary of the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, reminding the new US administration how the crisis over JCPOA started.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Iran may extend cooperation on inspections with IAEA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The top Iranian negotiator at Vienna talks on reviving the JCPOA says that Tehran may consider extending cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency over inspections of its nuclear sites.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-08). Iran Says US Is 'Serious' About Reviving Nuclear Deal But Has Yet to Offer Enough Sanctions Relief. news.antiwar.com The fourth round of talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal kicked off in Vienna on Friday. "The information transferred to us from the US side is that they are also serious on returning to the nuclear deal and they have so far declared their readiness to lift a great part of their sanctions," Iranian negotiato…

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