Daily Archives: January 17, 2022

2022-01-17: News Headlines

Staff (2022-01-17). Who is Biden's unblinking chief negotiator on Russia & Ukraine? rt.com Wendy Sherman has helped Democratic presidents negotiate now-failed deals with North Korea and Iran | Veteran US diplomat Wendy Sherman is the woman conveying Washington's messages about NATO expansion in Europe to Moscow — but the 'hard-nosed' negotiator was previously involved in sealing security deals with Pyongyang and Tehran. | Neither the Clinton-era Framework Agreement with North Korea nor the Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) acted as the enduring restraints on nuclear proliferation that they were meant to be. | Who is Wendy Sherman? | The 72-year-old diplomat heading the US de…

_____ (2022-01-17). A Lesson in Source Studies or Did Kim Jong-il Really Invent Shawarma? journal-neo.org In early January, several media outlets ran a clickbait headline, "North Korea Claims Kim Jong-il Invented Shawarma." This fast-food dish is popular in post-Soviet countries. The statement about its North Korean roots immediately broke into negative comments about how North Korea is duping the people and making them believe that its top leaders have invented …

sputniknews (2022-01-17). Sweden Investigates Drone Flights Over Nuclear Plants as 'National Incident'. sputniknews.com While no permit is required from the Swedish Transport Agency for lighter drones, they have to be flown within sight at a certain distance and not over protected objects, such as nuclear power plants.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-16). Thousands rally for labour protections, public services in South Korea and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the 2022 People's Rally against inequality in South Korea, the killing of 23 year old Ashling Murphy in Ireland, and more…

sputniknews (2022-01-16). Israel Reportedly Made 'Wish List' of Weapons for US to Engage Iran, Hezbollah. sputniknews.com The new Israeli government of Naftali Bennet, which came to power last year, has repeatedly warned that it might act preemptively to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Tehran insists that it doesn't seek to build nukes and that its nuclear programme is peaceful.

_____ (2022-01-16). Nuclear Power Causing Disagreements in the EU. journal-neo.org Amid the world's forced turn toward nuclear power and energy crisis, Europe had given serious thought to nuclear power's future on the continent. Currently, 31 countries operate nuclear power plants. The peak in nuclear power generation was recorded in 2006 (2,660 TWh), but overall, the share of nuclear power in global electrical power generation decreased from …

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