Daily Archives: January 7, 2022

2022-01-07: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-07). North Korea claims US is leading 'hostile forces' in Olympics decision. rt.com The US has been accused of "insulting" China over the Beijing Olympics by North Korea, which has said it will not participate in the Games and praised Xi Jinping's government | North Korea has reached a decision over the Beijing Olympics in an announcement influenced by the pandemic and the "hostile forces" being led by the US. | Pyongyang has announced that it will not be participating in the Games and Paralympics in February, repeating its decision over the Tokyo Olympics in summer 2021, when it did not send a team because of purported fears over Covid. | North Korea's national Olympic committee and sports m…

ecns.cn (2022-01-07). Nuke envoys of S.Korea, Japan hold phone talks over DPRK's missile test. ecns.cn Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and Japan held phone talks over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s missile test, the South Korean foreign ministry said Friday.

theAnalysis.news (2022-01-07). Is Biden Risking War by Pushing Taiwan Independence? — Larry Wilkerson. dissidentvoice.org With Biden increasingly treating Taiwan as an independent country, is he provoking a military response from China that could go nuclear? Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-01-07). Irán cataloga de positivo avance en diálogos de pacto nuclear. telesurtv.net Irán reiteró que un punto clave en las negociaciones es que Estados Unidos retire las sanciones unilaterales en su contra.

Staff (2022-01-06). Headlines for January 6, 2022. democracynow.org Biden to Call Out Trump's "Singular Responsibility" for Jan. 6 Insurrection, Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is at "Genuine Risk of Civil Conflict and Losing Our Precious Democracy", CDC Endorses Boosters for 12-to-15-Year-Olds as COVID Cases Skyrocket, Dozens Killed in Kazakhstan as Protests Grow in Former Soviet Republic, North Korea Acknowledges Testing Hypersonic Missile, Chilean Constitutional Assembly Elects New President to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Document, 12 Die, Including 8 Children, in Philadelphia House Fire, Ghislaine Maxwell Seeks New Trial After Two Jurors Admit Being Sexual Abuse Survivors, As Guantánamo Turns 20…

Staff (2022-01-06). Uranium prices surge as world's top supplier rocked by riots. rt.com Violent protests in Kazakhstan impact the global nuclear fuel market | Global prices for uranium have leapt by almost 8%, as Kazakhstan, which accounts for more than 40% of the world's production, struggles to contain widespread ongoing anti-government protests. | On Wednesday, uranium prices on the international market soared to $45.25 a pound from the $42 recorded the day before, according to data from nuclear fuel market research and analysis firm UxC, as quoted by Bloomberg. | Meanwhile, shares in the nation's largest producer, Kazatomprom, were reportedly down 11% in London trading. At the same time, most…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). Bagheri, senior S Korea diplomat to discuss Iran frozen funds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — Iranian top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister in Vienna will discuss the issue of Iran's frozen assets in South Korea.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-06). S Korea committed to release Iran's blocked funds: Bagheri. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 06 (MNA) — The South Korean government is committed to freeing Iran's blocked funds, and unilateral US sanctions can not justify non-payment of debts to the country, the Iranian deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri stressed.

Editor (2022-01-06). Biden's Four Biggest Mideast Challenges in 2022Ôøº. scheerpost.com Al-Aqsa Mosque last May. [Screenshot / YouTube] | By Juan Cole | President Biden faces severe challenges this year, but in my view the for-profit news often either focuses on the wrong ones or misinterprets the nature of the obstacles. | Here are some of the major challenges: | 1. Iran While many foreign policy hawks and inside-the-beltway pundits see the Iranian civilian nuclear enrichment program as a major challenge, and while it is an important issue, there are other troubling dimensions of the US-Iran relatio…

Staff (2022-01-06). F-35 jets grounded after crash-landing. rt.com Seoul has halted all operations involving the problem-prone US-made fighter jet after a serious malfunction resulted in a belly landing | South Korea's whole fleet of F-35 fighters has been grounded as its military investigates the cause of a landing gear glitch that forced a pilot to perform a risky crash-landing in the latest failure to plague the US-made craft. | An ill-fated training flight earlier this week has prompted a probe into what may have caused the malfunction, which affected a number of systems in addition to the plane's landing gear, South Korean defense officials said on Wednesday. | "With the…

ecns.cn (2022-01-06). China calls for prudent action on Korean Peninsula issue. ecns.cn All relevant parties should act prudently and make joint efforts to promote the political settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Thursday.

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