2022-01-03: News Headlines

Robert S. Becker (2022-01-03). Yearly wrap: Handful of good, loads of bad, onslaughts of ugly. nationofchange.org Thus, the ugliest consequence to wasting billions on Pentagon missiles rather than funding education—stupidity—is a greater threat even than climate change.

Christian Zeller (2022-01-03). Ecosocialist strategy: industrial restructuring as a joint project of the climate movement. indybay.org The findings of international climate research and the IPCC are clear. World society is heading for tipping points that will abruptly change the earth and climate system. As a result, several billion people will lose their previous livelihoods in a few decades.

Karla Correa (2022-01-03). Florida: St. Pete police shoot Black teen, refuse to release bodycam footage. liberationnews.org Christopher Tonsel is still alive after a difficult month of hospitalization and is currently being held in an adult jail under appalling conditions.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). January 6 Panel Seeking to Acquire Videos Trump Recorded Amid Riot, Select Committee Chair Says. sputniknews.com Though GOP lawmakers have widely opposed the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol building, a new POLITICO-Morning Consult survey has found that some 40% of Republican voters approve of the group's work, while a close 44% oppose the panel, comprised of seven House Democrats and two Republicans.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-03). White House: U.S., NATO allies and partners to "respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Verbatim and entire from the White House. Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden's Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine. President Biden made clear that the United States and its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-03). Saudi-led coalition launch airstrikes on Yemen's Saada prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition forces brutally attack areas in Sa'ada province in Yemen in the early hours of Monday morning.

Jason Ditz (2022-01-03). Iraqi Military: We Need Coalition Airstrikes Against ISIS. news.antiwar.com All combat troops from the US-led coalition are said to have left Iraq. While this plainly wasn't a full military pullout in anything but branding, Iraq military spokesman Yehia Rasool emphasized Iraq still has military needs. | Rasool warned that Iraq still needs to strengthen its air force, and that as a result they To that end, the coalition forces are staying at both Ayn al-Asad airbase and al-Harir.

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-03). Ukraine: NATO states, tens of thousands of troops to join nine military exercises this year. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nine multinational military exercises will take place in Ukraine this year In 2022, nine multinational military exercises involving tens of thousands of military personnel of NATO countries will take place in the territory of Ukraine…. *** In particular, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will take part in the following exercises: Joint Efforts 2022 — February-December 2022, …

Staff (2022-01-03). Headlines for January 3, 2022. democracynow.org Omicron-Driven Surge Causes Travel Disruptions, Sets Records for Infections, Child Hospitalizations, Climate-Fueled Colorado Wildfire Razes 1,000 Homes; Two People Still Missing, Ghislaine Maxwell Found Guilty in Federal Sex Trafficking Trial as Attention Turns to Prince Andrew, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Resigns as More Protesters Killed in Anti-Coup Demonstrations, Hong Kong Independent Media Outlet Citizen News Shutters Amid Crackdown on Press Freedom, Germany Shuts Down Half of Six Remaining Nuclear Power Plants, As Jan. 6 Anniversary Looms, Rep. Liz Cheney Says Trump's Inner Circle Tried to Get H…

Staff (2022-01-03). Climate Change-Fueled Blaze Destroys 1,000 Homes in Colorado in Rare Winter Wildfire. democracynow.org A devastating climate change-fueled wildfire destroyed nearly 1,000 homes outside of Boulder and Denver, Colorado, with little notice last Thursday. The fire was fanned by winds that gusted up to 110 miles per hour, and came after a year of drought across the western U.S. and amid an unusually warm December. We speak with Jennifer Balch, director of the Earth Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who says the climate crisis is extending the scale and scope of wildfire season in the state. "We've known that there's a link between climate change and wildfires for over a decade, and it takes just a little bit…

GuardiansWorldwide (2022-01-03). Tuesday 1/18: Open Climate: Moving Toward an Indigenous Climate Economy. indybay.org Online event (English & Spanish translation)…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Manchin Continues to Hold Biden Hostage on Build Back Better, Issues New Demands. sputniknews.com The self-styled 'moderate conservative Democrat' from West Virginia singlehandedly torpedoed President Biden's signature $1.75 trillion social and climate spending plan last month, with the White House accusing him of an "inexplicable reversal in his position and a breach of his commitments to the president" and his colleagues in Congress.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). Why some intubated COVID-19 patients may need tracheal reconstruction surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One of the long-term impacts observed during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from patients being intubated and breathing from a ventilator for an extended period of time. These patients usually undergo a procedure known as a tracheostomy. The trachea, also known as the windpipe, allows air to pass between the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. In cases of respiratory failure, prolonged intubation and tracheostomy can lead to a rare complication of a narrowing of the…

Rick Rozoff (2022-01-03). U.S. to deliver more military vessels to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Markarova: United States to hand over several military boats to Ukraine This year, Ukraine will receive several Island and Mark VI military boats from the United States."It [Island-class boat] will be handed over and delivered in the near future. We are cooperating very actively here….We are a bit dependent on transport, but this is exactly …

TASS (2022-01-03). Drills of Russia's strategic nuclear forces to be held in early 2022, source says. tass.com TASS does not have an official confirmation of this information…

Staff (2022-01-03). Nuclear 5 issue statement on atomic war & arms race. rt.com A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, global powers agree | China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US have released a joint statement affirming their opposition to using their nuclear arsenals for offensive purposes. They also promised to work together on nuclear disarmament. | "We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought," read the statement released on Monday. "As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons — for as long as they continue to exist — should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war."

sputniknews (2022-01-03). At Least Five Syrian Soldiers Killed, 20 Injured After Daesh Attack on Military Vehicle – SANA. sputniknews.com On 1 January, Syrian state television reported that a US military base in the northeastern Syrian province of Al-Hasakah had come under mortar fire.

Staff (2022-01-03). 4 January, Madrid: Emergency demonstration to free Hisham Abu Hawash. samidoun.net Tuesday, 4 January 7: 00 pm Puerta del Sol, Madrid Info: Samidoun España, www.instagram.com/p/CYRtDt4qHi2/ Emergency demonstration to demand freedom for Hisham Abu Hawash, Palestinian prisoner on 141st day of hunger strike against his administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. | The article

Andrew Emett (2022-01-03). Texas deputy fired after shooting teen suspect. nationofchange.org The Precinct One Internal Affairs Unit, Houston Police Department, and the Harris County District Attorney's Office are conducting investigations into the officer-involved shooting. Constable Rosen has not disclosed the name of the fired deputy who shot Hannibal.

Ann Brown (2022-01-03). Fact Check: Black Panther Party's Elaine Brown Groomed By A US Government Informant. moguldom.com It is an established fact that the U.S. government infiltrated civil rights organizations in the 1960s and groomed members of these organizations to turn them into informants. One group that was heavily targeted was the Black Panther Party. Some claim that former Black Panther Chairwoman Elaine Brown was being groomed as a government agent. In …

Ari Savitzky (2022-01-03). Georgia's New Electoral Maps Dilute the Power of Black Voters. aclu.org Georgia has enacted new state House and state Senate district lines, concluding its once-in-a-decade redistricting process. The state's new maps systematically water down the political strength of Black Georgians, ensuring that despite the tremendous growth in Georgia's Black population, Black voters in Georgia will have few, if any, new political opportunities in their state's House and Senate. | Our state legislatures write most of the day-to-day rules that structure our elections, schools, healthcare systems, criminal justice systems, and more. What Georgia did here — minimizing the power of Black com…

Dana Sanchez (2022-01-03). Nancy Pelosi Family Buys $Millions In Call Options Including Google As Traders Look To Copy Congress. moguldom.com Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists she does not own any stocks but her husband Paul does. They bought millions of dollars worth of call options in companies ranging from Alphabet to Walt Disney between Dec. 17 and Dec. 22, 2021, and Sen. Pelosi has to disclose that. Young investors are watching and learning. Paul Pelosi …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-01-03). Ignacio Ramonet's Complete Interview with Nicolás Maduro. libya360.wordpress.com Ignacio Ramonet "Neoliberalism is exhausted and new leaderships will surprise the world". The year 2020 has been relatively clement to Venezuela, although it has been so frightening for the whole world. Sure, the blockades and attacks from abroad have not ceased, and have even, at times, intensified. But the Bolivarian revolution, which has just turned…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-01-03). Terrorist Attack Against Haiti's De Facto Prime Minister on Independence Day (+CORE Group). orinocotribune.com On Saturday, January 1, a terrorist attack took place against the de facto Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, in what constitutes another assassination attempt of a head of state of the Caribbean island country after the assassination of former President Jovenel MoàØse on July 7, 2021. | The failed attack occurred in GonaàØves, the city where Jean-Jacques Dessalines had declared the independence of Haiti from France, on January 1, 1804, and read out the Act of Independence. For celebration of 218 years of that day, de facto Prime Minister Henry participated in a religious ceremony in a church of…

Natalia Marques (2022-01-03). Mexican women's solidarity defies Texas abortion law. liberationnews.org Las Libres is spearheading the international working women's solidarity that American women will need if Roe is overturned.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-01-03). Workers of Clover, South Africa's largest dairy company, set to intensify resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Peoples Dispatch spoke to John Appolis, general secretary of the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa (Giwusa), about the ongoing indefinite strike by workers at the Israeli-owned dairy giant Clover…

Staff (2022-01-03). Bolsonaro Attacks Venezuela, Refuses Argentina's Aid Following Tragic Floods in Brazil. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, January 1, Venezuela's Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia demanded that the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, authorize air and land transfers to facilitate the return of Venezuelan nationals in Brazil who want to return to Venezuela. This within the framework of recent floods and Brazil's calamitous management of the pandemic. Venezuela's Vuelta a la Patria program facilitates the return of Venezuelans to their home country, providing transport and medical services free of charge. | Through a post published on his Twitter account, @PlasenciaFlex, the head of Venezuelan diplomacy pointed out that…

Staff (2022-01-03). President Maduro: Washington Sabotaged the Mexico Talks (Ambassador Alex Saab). orinocotribune.com This Saturday, January 1, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said in an interview with the renowned Spanish journalist Ignacio Ramonet that the US caused a breakdown in the dialogue processes in Mexico. | In this regard, the president decried that the United States government, by kidnapping Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, sabotaged the dialogue between the government and the opposition that was being carried out in Mexico in spite of Washington's opposition. | "The US stabbed the dialogue… the US had assured that it was not going to extract our diplomat Alex Saab," he denounced. | The president further…

William Manson (2022-01-03). Obama: "I'm really good at killing people" dissidentvoice.org Consider this article as a postscript to my earlier psychological portrait of Barack Obama as "The Ultimate Status-Seeker" (Dissident Voice, May 5, 2012). Many unanswered questions remain about Obama: the nature of his emotional life and attachments, his primary motivations for becoming president, and his ultimate values and principles (if any). Here was a man who …

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). China's Hainan sees soaring duty-free sales in 2021. ecns.cn Offshore duty-free sales in south China's island province of Hainan reached 60.2 billion yuan (about 9.4 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, an increase of 84 percent year on year, said the provincial department of commerce.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). A-Z of Tibet in 2021, an extraordinary year. ecns.cn The following is a lexical walk through some of the major landmarks and achievements of the region throughout 2021.

Speak Out Now (2022-01-03). Saturday 1/22: Straight Talk about COVID-19. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-01-03). Resistencia Mapuche en la fotografà¨a de Pablo Piovano. indybay.org

Staff (2022-01-03). Prepárese para la dictadura de derecha de EEUU antes de 2030, académico insta a Canadá. cubadebate.cu Un politólogo canadiense ha instado al gobierno de su país a prepararse para la posibilidad de que Estados Unidos se convierta en una dictadura de derecha antes de 2030. Thomas Homer-Dixon, director ejecutivo del Instituto Cascade de la Universidad Royal Roads en Columbia Británica, advirtió que su país tenía que prepararse para el peor de los casos.

Staff (2022-01-03). Turkish military base in N Iraq targeted by 13 missiles. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — News sources report that the Turkish military base has been targeted by missiles in the Bashiqa area north of Mosul.

Staff (2022-01-03). Marching through the morning. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — This year's January 3 marks the second martyrdom anniversary of Gen. Soleimani whose assassination by the Trump administration helped mobilize grassroots movements against US military presence in the West Asia region.

MEE, agencies (2022-01-03). Omicron: Israel to administer fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to over 60s. middleeasteye.net Omicron: Israel to administer fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to over 60s | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made the announcement as Israel fights a surge in cases | Mon, 01/03/2022 – 07: 16 | Bennett said Israel's top medical official approved the plans to offer the fourth dose to over 60s (AFP) | Israel said it will offer a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to over 60s amid a…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Iran Marks 2nd Anniversary of Qasem Soleimani's Assassination. sputniknews.com Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January 2020.

Jews United for Democracy, partners (2022-01-03). Wednesday 1/5: The Insurrection One Year Later: Our Capitol, Our Country, Our Democracy. indybay.org Online event…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Iran Urges UN to Bring United States, Israel to Justice for Soleimani Killing. sputniknews.com UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Iran's Permanent Representative to the UN, Majid Takht Ravanchi, called on the Security Council to bring the United States and Israel to justice for the murder of General Qasem Soleimani, in a letter released on Monday.

Staff (2022-01-03). The young Russian sports stars to watch in 2022. rt.com Russian athletes made their mark in a host of sports around the world in 2021. But into the New Year, there are several rising Russian stars under the age of 25 to keep an eye on over the next 12 months.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). Consumer Health: The gift of bone marrow transplantation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In this season of celebrating and gift-giving, you could have the chance to give someone the gift of a second chance at life. Each year, approximately 18,000 people in the U.S. under 74 are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses for which a bone marrow transplant or an umbilical cord blood transplant are their best treatment options, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration. A bone marrow transplant, also called a stem cell transplant, is a…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-03). Iran, Turkey explore avenues for enhancing economic relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Turkey explored avenues for broadening bilateral relations in economic field.

Staff (2022-01-03). Cancelan más de 5 mil vuelos en EEUU por escasez de personal y expansión de la variante àìmicron. cubadebate.cu Han sido cancelados más de 5 000 vuelos en los Estados Unidos debido a la escasez de personal en las aerolíneas, dada la creciente expansión de la variante àìmicron de la covid-19, y las intensas nevadas. Los números de afectaciones en aerolíneas estadounidenses el fin de semana representan más del 50 por ciento del volumen total de cancelaciones.

teleSUR- lvm (2022-01-03). Primer ministro de Sudán renuncia en medio del golpe militar. telesurtv.net "Debemos renunciar a la violencia y la división, y creer en la victoria para construir un nuevo Sudán", señaló Abdalá Hamdok.

Nayvin Gordon (2022-01-03). Infinite Covid or Zero Covid? How Many More Will Sicken and Die? indybay.org Working people can take matters into their own hands to end the Covid pandemic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). Consumer Health: Children and good hand-washing habits. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands frequently, and make it a family affair….

teleSUR, lvm, JCM (2022-01-03). Deportarán a Colombia a un implicado en el magnicidio de MoàØse. telesurtv.net Marco Antonio Palacios, quien permanece en Jamaica, debe ser deportado el 3 de enero a Colombia.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Xi extends condolences over passing of former Greek president. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message of condolence to Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou over the passing of former Greek President Karolos Papoulias.

TASS (2022-01-03). Russia to launch British OneWeb communications satellites from Baikonur on March 5. tass.com The satellites are expected to arrive at the Baikonur spaceport on February 10…

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-03). Bolivia cierra el 2021 con crecimiento en sus exportaciones. telesurtv.net El ministerio de Economía boliviano además de superar los 10.000 millones de dólares en exportaciones, proyecta un crecimiento del PIB en 2021 superior al 5%.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). China allocates 500 mln yuan to Shaanxi for epidemic control. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Finance has allocated 500 million yuan (about 78.42 million U.S. dollars) to northwest China's Shaanxi Province to support the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). China releases new Mars images on New Year's Day. ecns.cn China released on the first day of 2022 a group of new Mars images taken by the Tianwen-1 probe.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). UK Likely to Agree on Migrant Crisis With France Only After April Election – Reports. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom expects to find a resolution to the Channel migrant crisis after the French presidential election, set for April this year, The Times reports.

Staff (2022-01-03). Adolfo Pérez Esquivel se encuentra estable tras sufrir una descompensación. cubadebate.cu El Premio Nobel de la Paz, el argentino Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, quien sufrió una descompensación este domingo en la localidad de Chapadmalal y fue internado en la ciudad de Mar del Plata, se encuentra estable, de acuerdo al parte médico. "La tomografía salió bien, los médicos descartan que se trate de un accidente cerebrovascular (ACV)", indicó el Servicio de Paz y Justicia.

Jason Ditz (2022-01-03). Pro-Saudi Forces Launch Operation Against Houthis in Shabwah. news.antiwar.com Yemen's war in 2021 centered highly around Maarib Province. Early indications are that 2022 is going to at least in part focus on the Shabwah Province, just south of Maarib. | Shabwah, like Maarib, is being presented as "oil rich." Though Maarib had some oil, Shabwah's involvement in the trade is mostly as a port of export, and being this is impoverished Yemen, it is very limited indeed. | Pro-Saudi forces have announced a new

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-03). Bolivia pone en vigor carnet de vacunación antiCovid al iniciar 2022. telesurtv.net El documento es necesario para ingresar a entidades bancarias, telefónicas, centros comerciales, restaurantes, supermercados, entre otros.

teleSUR, yart, JCM (2022-01-03). Policía de Guatemala reprime a pobladores indígenas de Nahualá. telesurtv.net El territorio fue decretado en estado de Sitio hace pocos días por el Gobierno debido a una matanza ocurrida allí.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). 'We'll Never Be Able to Wave Goodbye': Danish Researchers Don't Share WHO's COVID Optimism for 2022. sputniknews.com According to Danish infection researchers, the coronavirus will affect people's everyday lives even when the pandemic, which has claimed more than 5 million lives worldwide, is over. Instead, the goal is to achieve such good immunity that it allows to deal with COVID-19 like other known diseases, they suggested.

Staff (2022-01-03). VIDEO: 'Bury me as a soldier'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — "Lay me to rest next to my comrades. Bury me as a soldier," said Lt. Gen. Soleimani who worked for peace in the region and was a stronghold against the spread of extremism and terrorism in part of his will to his wife.

Staff (2022-01-03). Yulimar Rojas y Messi, mejores atletas de América en 2021. cubadebate.cu La Asociación Internacional de Periodistas Deportivos (AIPS) de América declaró a la triplista venezolana Yulimar Rojas y al futbolista argentino Lionel Messi como los mejores deportistas del continente en el año 2021, reporta Telesur. Rojas, recordista mundial en Tokio con registro de 15,76 metros, alcanzó ocho votos que le permitieron la ventaja en el dictamen.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Chinese mainland reports 175 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 175 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-03). To hold US, Israel accountable for Soleimani assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations called on the Security Council to hold the United States and the Israeli regime responsible for the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). China's west-east gas transmission project contributes to low-carbon development. ecns.cn China's west-to-east gas transmission project has boosted natural gas supply across the country and facilitated the low-carbon transformation of the country's energy consumption structure, data has shown.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-03). Bolsonaro hospitalizado de urgencia por obstrucción intestinal. telesurtv.net Bolsonaro, quien informó de dolor abdominal, fue llevado al Hospital Vila Nova Star, en la zona sur de Sao Paulo.

TASS (2022-01-03). Lithuania's Russian-speaking population shrinks to 5% in past decade. tass.com Russians are the second largest national minority in Lithuania after the Poles that make up 6.5% of the republic's population…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-03). Gobierno de Ecuador designa nuevo canciller. telesurtv.net "El reforzamiento en el equipo tiene por objeto apuntalar la principal meta del Gobierno en su política exterior: la reactivación de la inversión extranjera", dijo presidente Lasso.

Staff (2022-01-03). Trump & Pompeo must be put on trial — Iran's president. rt.com Top US officials behind the assassination of General Soleimani must face trial, or Muslims will exact revenge on their own, the Iranian leader says | Top US officials behind the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani must be put on trial, the country's president said on the two-year anniversary of the killing, warning the US will face revenge of Muslims otherwise. | President Ebrahim Raeisi paid tribute to the late commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, during a ceremony at Tehran's Grand Mussalah mosque on Monday. | Raeisi named former US President Donald Trump and ex-Secretary of…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). DPRK concludes party plenary session, vowing to focus on economic development. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ended its key party plenary session on Friday, with focus on rural development and economic issues, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday.

Staff (2022-01-03). Bagheri Kani arrives in Vienna for talks with P4+1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — Iranian top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani arrived in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Monday morning to continue talks with the P4+1 countries on the removal of the illegal sanction.

Mother Jones SF (2022-01-03). Thursday 2/10: Social Media: Tackling Misinformation, Hate & Extremism Online for a Just & Safer World. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2022-01-03). Sino-Japanese Relations in 2021. journal-neo.org The development of the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, where the entire global political map of the 21st century will be increasingly determined, is significantly influenced by the state of affairs in each side of the Asian Triangle: China, India, Japan. Moreover, one should expect only an increase in this influence as the significance of …

teleSUR, DRL, JCM (2022-01-03). Sismo de mediana intensidad sacude archipiélago chino de Taiwán. telesurtv.net La magnitud preliminar reportada por los servicios geológicos es 6,2 grados en la escala de Richter, sin daños humanos.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). China's Evergrande Halts Trading as Buildings Reported to Be Under Demolition Order. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The heavily-indebted Chinese developer Evergrande said on Monday it has halted trading in its shares amid media reports about the government's order to the company to tear down several luxury apartment buildings under construction.

Staff (2022-01-03). Bitcoin predicted to hit $100k. rt.com El Salvador's head of state predicts Bitcoin will have a blast in 2022, from official adoption to hitting the elusive 6-digit price | El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, predicts Bitcoin will double in price this year and reach $100,000 per coin amid official adoption as a sovereign currency. | In a tweet on Sunday, Bukele — whose country last year became the first to embrace Bitcoin as a sovereign currency — pitched a couple of exciting predictions for the world's largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. | He tweeted that Bitcoin may finally reach the long-sought $100,000 price tag someti…

teleSUR, SH (2022-01-03). Argentina defiende reclamo permanente sobre las Islas Malvinas. telesurtv.net El presidente Alberto Fernández ha sostenido que el reclamo sobre las Islas Malvinas debe ser permanente en la vida cotidiana de los argentinos.

Omar Karmi (2022-01-03). UK pivots to Israel in post-Brexit scramble. electronicintifada.net London's diplomacy by desperation courts apartheid.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Air Defenses at Military Base Hosting US Forces in Iraq Reportedly Repel Drone Attack. sputniknews.com In mid-December, two rockets were fired towards the Green Zone in Iraq's capital, Baghdad. The US-installed C-RAM defence system was activated to intercept the rockets.

Staff (2022-01-03). US intel mistake helped Nazis spread disinfo, book claims. rt.com An intercepted cable from an American spymaster helped the Nazis spread misleading rumors during the war | A US intelligence chief inadvertently helped the Nazis push disinformation during World War II after he continued using a cipher that had been compromised by the Germans, according to classified records discussed in a new book. | In his new book, 'Covert Legions: US Army Intelligence in Germany 1944-1949', historian and author Thomas Boghardt claims that mistakes by an American spy could have helped the Nazis spread false information about Adolf Hitler's Alpine redoubt. | In one of the most successful dis…

Staff (2022-01-03). "A Vaccine for the World": U.S. Scientists Develop Low-Cost Shot to Inoculate Global South. democracynow.org As COVID cases skyrocket, we speak to Dr. Peter Hotez at Texas Children's Hospital about the Omicron surge, as well as his groundbreaking work developing an affordable patent-free coronavirus vaccine. Last week the Indian government gave emergency approval to the new low-cost, patent-free vaccine called Corbevax, which Hotez co-created. He says it could reach billions of people across the globe who have lacked access to the more expensive mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna. "We can really make a vaccine for the world," says Hotez. Hotez also addresses problems stemming from ongoing vaccine hesitancy.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). (W. E. Talk) Liu Cixin: Has Chinese sci-fi ushered in the boom age?>. ecns.cn How should Chinese sci-fi travel abroad? What are the similarities and differences between Chinese and Western sci-fi? Liu gave China News Service's "East West Quest" an exclusive interview.

TASS (2022-01-03). Sapporo may host Winter Olympics in 2030, Kyodo says. tass.com The decision on the 2030 Olympics may be made by the end of this year…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-03). Venezuela inicia jornada de vacunación de refuerzo contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El presidente Maduro indicó que el 91 por ciento de la población venezolana ya ha sido vacunada contra el coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Staff (2022-01-03). Details about suspected defector to North Korea revealed. rt.com A man who escaped South Korea is likely a returnee who defected in November, Seoul revealed | A man who crossed the inter-Korean border on Saturday has been identified as a North Korean returning home. No evidence of espionage has been found. | South Korea's military reported that on January 1, a person managed to cross border fences and race his way through the Demilitarized Zone before reaching North Korean territory. | According to a defense ministry official, the man in his 30s looked familiar. He is thought to be the person seen in November 2020 surveillance footage entering South Korea using the same rou…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-01-03). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

TASS (2022-01-03). Kremlin official to hold meeting on Ukraine with German, French political advisers. tass.com German Government Spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit said earlier on Monday that Adviser to the German Chancellor Jens Plotner would meet with his Russian and French counterparts this week, without specifying the date. He added that "the Ukrainian crisis can be resolved only through diplomacy."

teleSUR, JDO (2022-01-03). Corea del Sur ratifica deseo de dialogar con su vecino del Norte. telesurtv.net Moon Jae-in expresó que buscará institucionalizar una paz sostenible con Pyongyang en la recta final de su mandato.

Staff (2022-01-03). Russia will 'never' run out of natural reserves — ministry. rt.com Natural resources ministry says Russia's deposits are virtually infinite | Mineral reserves in Russia will never run out, the head of the country's Ministry of Natural Resources Alexander Kozlov said on Monday. | "We have one of the richest countries in terms of minerals; reserves will never run out. […] We have geological reserves, recoverable reserves, and profitable reserves — the category of reserves that are now economically viable to extract," Kozlov told Izvestia newspaper. He noted that Russia currently has over 300 so-called profitable reserves, which constitute resources used by domestic indus…

Commonwealth Club (2022-01-03). Tuesday 1/11: Inside Trump's Attempted Election Steal and the People Who Stopped It. indybay.org Online event…

Allen Forrest (2022-01-03). Unless They Tell Me I Have to. dissidentvoice.org A Coronatoon looks at the increasing number of boosters prescribed. First there was a vaccine which required one or two doses. Then along came a Delta variant, and a third booster was needed. Now along comes Omicron, and Big Pharma is producing more boosters.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). China's box office tops 47.26 billion yuan in 2021. ecns.cn China's box office revenue exceeded 47 billion yuan (about 7.37 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, continuing to lead the global box-office market, the China Film Administration said Saturday.

TASS (2022-01-03). Over 400 armored vehicles to arrive for Russian Army in 2022 – top brass. tass.com Specifically, advanced and upgraded armored vehicles that have proven their worth in various climatic zones will arrive for the Russian Army in 2022, the statement says…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). Research into rare neurological disorder gives Lisa Miller a new lease on life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The changes were subtle at first. "Almost unnoticeable," says Lisa Miller, remembering the symptoms that seemed to appear suddenly in 2017. At a holiday celebration, the Front Royal, Virginia, project engineer remembers falling out of her shoes. "My left heel kept coming out from my shoes," she says. She chalked it up to too much merriment. A few months later, a co-worker told Lisa her gait was off and that she was dragging her left…

TASS (2022-01-03). Joint statement of five nuclear powers' leaders initiated by Russia – diplomat. tass.com Russia expects to reduce the level of international tension after the approval of the document, said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova…

Staff (2022-01-03). øPor qué Cuba no tiene un movimiento antivacunas? cubadebate.cu Cada vez más, amplios sectores de la población europea expresan abiertamente su desconfianza hacia las políticas para combatir la COVID-19. La reacción de la política tradicional es de pánico y se caracteriza por el paternalismo y la represión: obligación general de vacunarse y restringir la libertad de circulación. Esa no es la forma de crear apoyo en la población. Para ello será necesario, como mínimo, escuchar los temores y las preocupaciones de las personas no vacunadas. La comparación con Cuba es interesante.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Cargo throughput of central China airport tops 700,000 tonnes. ecns.cn Xinzheng International Airport in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, saw its annual cargo throughput exceed 700,000 tonnes for the first time at the turn of the year.

TASS (2022-01-03). Russian Space Forces track over 400 satellites exiting orbit in 2021. tass.com Special attention was paid to the orbital clusters of foreign satellites to prevent dangerous near-misses of domestic satellites with other space vehicles, the statement says…

TASS (2022-01-03). Zelensky says he discussed with Biden joint actions on preserving peace in Europe. tass.com Ukrainian President emphasized that he appreciated "the unwavering support" for his country by the US president and noted "the special nature" of their relations…

TASS (2022-01-03). Moscow Exchange stock index opens 0.32% higher to 3,799.52 points on Monday. tass.com The price of Brent crude oil futures for March delivery rose by 0.69% to $78.32 per barrel on London's ICE…

Staff (2022-01-03). President Maduro: Venezuela has Displayed Exemplary Control of the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com Referring to the country's 7+7 reopening plan, President Nicolás Maduro affirmed that Venezuela has displayed exemplary control of the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting to the variants detected in the country. | "We will not renounce the 7+7 Plan in 2022," President Maduro said. "I hope that by achieving the vaccination of 95% of the population, we will have a calm country, with a moderately normal life… The essential thing is caring for people." The 7+7 Plan is Venezuela's unique strategy that sees the country open up for seven days at a time, followed by seven days of lockdown. This policy has allowed Venezuela to…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). IOC president Bach confident of safe, secure Beijing 2022. ecns.cn International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach expressed confidence in a successful Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in his New Year message published on the IOC official website on Friday.

TASS (2022-01-03). Serbian leader inspects Russia-supplied Kornet anti-tank missile systems. tass.com Vucic called the Kornets the best in the world…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-03). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on January 3. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Monday, January 3.

Editor2 (2022-01-03). Manuela Sáenz: A Conjunction of Heroism, Patriotism, Bravery and Femininity. orinocotribune.com By Yoselina Guevara — Dec 27, 2021 | This December 27th marks the 224th anniversary of the birth of Manuela Sáenz Aizpuru. Who was this indomitable woman for whom Simón Bolívar felt an irrepressible passion? Was she a rebellious warrior, a symbol of female emancipation or a submissive companion of the masculine hero? An independent and boastful woman or a loving and devoted lover? From the study of Manuela's life one can conclude that she was all of these and much more. She was a female figure far removed from the models proposed by the high spheres of power of her time, cultured, knowledgeable, an intellect…

Staff (2022-01-03). Shortages after rapid Covid test distributor closed for Christmas. rt.com UK Covid test distributor went on four-day Christmas break amid shortages | The sole distributor of rapid lateral flow Covid tests to British pharmacies, Alliance Healthcare, went on a Christmas break just after it received 2.5 million tests. | A spokesperson for Alliance Healthcare UK confirmed to The Times on Monday that its offices remained closed between December 25 and 28, and that distribution of lateral flow tests (LFT) resumed on December 29 "when the majority of community pharmacies re-opened." The company distributed more than two million LFTs on Christmas Eve, the spokesperson said. | The Pharmaceut…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-03). Around 25 mn coronavirus cases detected globally in December. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world in December 2021 exceeded the figures for November by 8.5 mn and reached 24.7 mn.

Staff (2022-01-03). Secretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos da positivo a la covid-19. cubadebate.cu El secretario de Defensa Lloyd Austin anunció el domingo que dio positivo a covid-19 y tiene síntomas moderados, por lo cual guarda cuarentena en su casa. El secretario señaló que la última vez que se reunió con el presidente Joe Biden fue el 21 de diciembre.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Over 350,000 People Sign Petition Against UK Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's Knighthood. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) — An online petition to have UK's former Labour prime minister Tony Blair stripped of his recently awarded knighthood is rapidly gaining support, with over 350,000 people signing it in less than three days.

WorkWeek (2022-01-03). WorkWeek:Homeless/Journalist Attacked, South Africa Clover Strike & UAW Columbia Grads. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the attack on Sausalito Homeless & Journalist Jeremy Porje, Next we cover the South African GIWUSA Clover Workers Strike & UAW Columbia Graduate Students Strike. We also program the SF Mime Troupe's "Red Carol"

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-03). Cancelan más de 5.000 vuelos en EE.UU. por Covid-19 y mal tiempo. telesurtv.net La nación acumula 5.215 vuelos cancelados el fin de semana más del 50% de los 8.888 registrados a nivel mundial.

TASS (2022-01-03). Taliban-appointed official in Afghan government meets with Russian investors in Kabul. tass.com The Taliban did not specify, however, who made part of the joint delegation…

Ragip Soylu (2022-01-03). Turkey's Erdogan to visit Saudi Arabia in February. middleeasteye.net Turkey's Erdogan to visit Saudi Arabia in February | Turkish president says he will visit Riyadh next month, following warming relations and the resumption of ties with the UAE | Mon, 01/03/2022 – 10: 56 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will visit Saudi Arabia in February (Reuters) |

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-03). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on January 3. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) — Mehr News Agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Monday, January 3.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). HKSAR's seventh-term LegCo begins four-year term on Jan. 1. ecns.cn The seventh-term Legislative Council (LegCo) of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) began its four-year term of office on Saturday.

Staff (2022-01-03). Brazilian President Bolsonaro hospitalized. rt.com The president was hospitalized due to a medical emergency | Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was taken to the hospital early Monday morning for treatment of a suspected intestinal obstruction. | The 66-year-old posted a photo of himself lying on a hospital bed. He said he had felt ill after lunch on Sunday, and that he will undergo more tests to determine if surgery for intestinal obstruction is required. | Bolsonaro was admitted to the Vila Nova Star Hospital in Sao Paulo, G1 news website said. | In July, Bolsonaro spent four days in the same hospital, where he was treated for intestinal obstruction and per…

David Sirota (2022-01-03). The Daily Rip Will Not Save Us In 2022. dailyposter.com

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Chinese, Uzbek presidents exchange congratulations on 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, on Sunday exchanged congratulations on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Xinjiang sends warm message overseas. ecns.cn The Xinjiang Overseas Friendship Association held an online meeting on Friday for overseas Chinese in the United States who are from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to better understand the region's development.

teleSUR, JCM -HIM (2022-01-03). Declaran emergencia en 277 municipios de Bahía y Minas Gerais. telesurtv.net La situación de emergencia se ha decretado en 153 municipios de Bahía y 124 de Minas Gerais; mientras 163 ciudades continúan afectadas por las fuertes tormentas.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Ecuadorian President Appoints New Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Presidential adviser Juan Carlos Holguin has been appointed the new Foreign Minister of Ecuador, the country's President Guillermo Lasso has announced.

Juan Cole (2022-01-03). Iranian Hackers deface Jerusalem Post with missile threat on Anniversary of Trump-Netanyahu Assassination of Gen. Soleimani. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Monday morning, according to Iran International, Iranian hackers defaced the front page of the Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post and the Twitter feed of the Hebrew-language daily Maariv [Evening]. They posted an image, which stayed up a couple of hours, of a missile aimed at the Shimon Peres Negev …

TASS (2022-01-03). German chancellor's adviser to discuss Ukraine with Russian, French counterparts this week. tass.com German government spokesman Steffen Hebeshtreit said there is no information yet about the summit…

TASS (2022-01-03). Leaders of Russia, China, US, UK, France adopt joint statement on preventing nuclear war. tass.com Leaders of five nuclear powers pointed out that as nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, they affirm that "nuclear weapons – for as long as they continue to exist – should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war"

sputniknews (2022-01-03). February Gas Futures Prices in Europe Drop By 6%, Trading Below $800. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Gas futures prices in Europe decreased by 6% on Monday, dropping below $800 per 1,000 cubic meters, according to data from the London-based ICE exchange.

Global Voices (2022-01-03). Is the Turkish Finance Minister wrecking Economy 'with a twinkle in his eye'? juancole.com By Arzu Geybullayeva ( Globalvoices.org) — Turkish Twitter-sphere was full of memes and jokes after the country's new Minister of Treasure and Finance, Nureddin Nebati, exclaimed in a TV interview that the economy was about the "twinkle" in his eyes. The twinkle was the minister's response to a question on economic indicators as the country …

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-03). Regresarán a sus casas 1.000 evacuados por volcán de La Palma. telesurtv.net El grupo será el primero en reinstalarse en sus hogares, aunque restan más de 600 habitantes de La Palma aún evacuados en hoteles y centros sanitarios.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-01-03). Gobierno argentino renueva reclamo de las islas Malvinas. telesurtv.net Se trata de la "Agenda Malvinas 40 años" para homenajear a los caídos en la guerra llevada adelante por la pasada junta militar.

Staff (2022-01-03). Lockdown activities led to spike in hospitalizations. rt.com Hospital records show thousands of Brits needed treatment during lockdown after taking up new hobbies to pass the time | There was a spike in hospital admissions in England in 2020-21 for injuries suffered by individuals taking up new hobbies, as people were forced to remain at home due to Covid-19 lockdowns, according to data from NHS Digital. | DIY, gardening, pet-related injuries, and incidents in playgrounds all contributed to the increased demand for hospital treatment, as the rising popularity of activities sometimes resulted in undesirable consequences. | NHS Digital's 2020-21 data found more than 5,600…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-03). Hackers strike Zionist outlets on Soleimani martyrdom anniv. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — On the occasion of the second anniversary of the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the Zionist media outlets were hit with a cyberattack early Monday.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Liz Truss Reportedly 'Insisted' on Taxpayer-Funded Luxury Lunch at Tory Donor's Mayfair Club. sputniknews.com According to Tory sources cited by UK media outlets, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been hosting private meetings with MPs over champagne — dubbed 'fizz with Liz' – at a private Mayfair club amid rumours she was gearing up to challenge scandal-mired PM Boris Johnson's Tory leadership.

Staff (2022-01-03). Sensitive government phone records still easy to delete — investigation. rt.com Despite criticism, the majority of UK departments still allow data on officials' phones to be wiped after multiple incorrect password entries | Months after MPs criticized the UK government for letting sensitive data on official phones be deleted by repeatedly entering the wrong code, a new investigation has found that several departments still allow the practice. | As many as 14 out of 21 central government agencies continue to have the policy, the PA news agency revealed on Monday, citing documents from Freedom of Information requests. Critics have argued that the policy is a way for ministers and bureaucrat…

Staff (2022-01-03). Cargo ship 'hijacked' in Red Sea. rt.com Riyadh threatens military force against 'terrorist' Houthis over seizure of cargo vessel | Saudi Arabia has claimed that Yemen's Houthi rebels have seized a ship with medical supplies in the Red Sea. The Houthis argued that the vessel was carrying "military equipment." | A spokesperson for the Saudi-led military coalition, Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki, said that the UAE-flagged cargo vessel Rwabee fell victim to "hijacking" off the coast of Yemen's western Al Hudaydah Governorate late Sunday night. | "The terrorist Houthi militia will bear full responsibility as a result of its criminal act of piracy again…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). FDA issues emergency use authorization for second at-home COVID-19 treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For the second time in as many days, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for an investigational antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. This time it is Merck's molnupiravir. According to the company, under the emergency use authorization, the treatment is cleared to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults who have tested positive for the disease, are at high risk for progression to severe COIVD-19 and for whom alternative COVID-19…

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-01-03). Honduras repetirá elección de alcaldes en dos localidades. telesurtv.net De igual manera, las autoridades electorales sostuvieron que en la comunidad indígena ubicada en el departamento Gracias a Dios, se identificaron ausencias de firmas.

Karen Kaplan (2022-01-03). Friday 12/31: New Year's Eve Concert & Reception. indybay.org Peace United Church | 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Sewage Analysis Can Help Monitor COVID-19 Levels and Predict Outbreaks, Claim US Health Experts. sputniknews.com Fragments of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can enter the sewage through an infected person's faeces and when washed off hands and bodies via sinks and showers.

Staff (2022-01-03). Russian Muslim leaders deny they want Beijing boycott. rt.com Russia's leading Muslim body says it has not called for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics | Russia's Islamic leaders have rebutted suggestions that they have forbidden Muslim athletes from competing at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in protest at China's treatment of its Uyghur population. | A document shared at the end of December by the 'Global Imams Council' Twitter account purportedly came from senior Islamic leaders who 'banned' Muslim athletes from appearing at the upcoming Games in Beijing. | "This event directly serves the interests of a tyrannical and oppressive regime that is directly respon…

TASS (2022-01-03). Dollar unchanged on the Moscow Exchange. tass.com Euro climbs to 84.75…

teleSUR, lvm, JCM (2022-01-03). Putin y Erdogan dialogan sobre políticas de seguridad y cooperación. telesurtv.net En la conversación ambos líderes abordaron las propuestas conocidas para desarrollar acuerdos jurídicamente vinculantes.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Chinese astronauts, youths embrace New Year via space-Earth talk. ecns.cn Three Chinese astronauts on board space station Tiangong held a video chat with youths in Beijing, Hong Kong and Macao Saturday afternoon, the first day of 2022.

Staff (2022-01-03). Scotland reveals how many Omicron patients needed intensive care. rt.com Official figures show that ICU treatment required for just one person with the Omicron strain of Covid | Only one patient who was confirmed to have the Omicron strain of Covid-19 has ended up in intensive care since the variant began to spread in Scotland, according to data released by the government. | While one in 40 people in the British nation had Covid last week, according to government estimates, with around 80% of cases thought to be Omicron, fewer than 100 people were in hospital with the new strain. | In a potentially encouraging sign that the new, more infectious variant is not as dangerous as previo…

Staff (2022-01-03). Harry Potter actor casts confusion among fanbase. rt.com An Instagram post by David Thewlis has Potterheads scratching their heads over whether it was a troll-job or contained hidden meanings | Fans of the Harry Potter films were left puzzled after actor David Thewlis shared an Instagram post that purported to explain his absence at a recent high-profile cast reunion, but raised questions about whether he was 'trolling'. | While most of the main players from the movie franchise reunited for the 'Return to Hogwarts' 20th anniversary special event on Saturday, several notable faces, including creator and author J.K. Rowling and Thewlis, were conspicuous by their absen…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-01-03). Mental health and the holidays: Resolutions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Q: The start of a new year stirs up thoughts of reflection and the desire for change. What are healthy resolutions, and what tips do you have for staying committed? A: Change is hard, and new habits are much easier to make and then break because old patterns may be more familiar, comfortable and easy. Also, stress from the COVID-19 pandemic can make some resolutions more difficult to follow through on. For example, you might…

Staff (2022-01-03). NFL rebel Antonio Brown issues fresh message after quitting mid-game (VIDEO). rt.com NFL star Antonio Brown left the field shirtless and has had his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut short | Troubled NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown has taken to social media following his wild in-game exit on Sunday that ended his tenure with the current Super Bowl holders. | To his 6 million followers on Instagram, 'AB' posted a photo of himself in his Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform. | It showed the 33-year-old in action just after a catch and came with the caption: "Big Mad (Making a Difference)." | "Thanks for the opportunity," he signed off, with emojis of a 'Hang Loose' hand and a wasp. | Brown's lat…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). China reopens its embassy in Nicaragua. ecns.cn China on Friday officially reopened its embassy in Nicaragua after the two countries resumed diplomatic relations on Dec. 10.

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-03). Thursday 1/6: Point Reyes Station: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Sidewalk Rally for Democracy. indybay.org Sidewalk rally at A Street and Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

GuardiansWorldwide (2022-01-03). Tuesday 1/18: Clima abierto: avanzando hacia una economía climática por parte de los pueblos indígenas. indybay.org Evento en línea…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-03). Sudan' prime minister Hamdok resigns amid political deadlock. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has resigned amid political deadlock and widespread protests following a military coup that derailed the country's fragile transition to democracy.

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Hand-drawn map of hometown helps man reunite with family after 33 years. ecns.cn Thirty-three years after he was abducted, a man finally reunited with his family, thanks to a hand-drawn map of his hometown.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-01-03). Sismo de magnitud 5.4 deja al menos 22 heridos en China. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento las autoridades no reportan víctimas mortales ni inmuebles colapsados.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). India: Traffic Snarls Across Delhi as BJP Stages Fierce Protests Against New Excise Policy – Videos. sputniknews.com Delhi Deputy Chief Manish Sisodia estimated over $1.3 billion in annual revenue due to the new excise policy in September 2021. The Delhi government said the extra income resulted from reforms in the excise policy as earlier such revenue was stolen.

Staff (2022-01-03). Scientists explain HIV 'immunity' phenomenon. rt.com US researchers have come closer to answering the question why some people are able to control HIV levels without antiretroviral therapy | A group of American scientists has come closer to solving the mystery of so-called 'elite controllers' (ECs) — a rare group of people who are able to keep low levels of HIV without antiretroviral drugs. | Researchers from the National Institutes of Health compared "chromosomal integration sites and escape mutations" of 58 'elite controllers' and 42 individuals on antiretroviral therapy (ART) "to understand the role of immune pressure." | The tests showed that elite con…

TASS (2022-01-03). Russia registers record low of 16,343 daily coronavirus cases since mid-June. tass.com Coronavirus recoveries in Russia grew by 24,037 in the past day to 9,548,076…

Lynda Carson (2022-01-03). Dolph Rempp of Studio Instrument Rentals (S.I.R.) is a Trump supporter. indybay.org Ken Berry and Dolph Rempp, co-founders of Studio Instrument Rentals (S.I.R.) some major players in the music industry.

Staff (2022-01-03). Poll reveals how many Germans trust official Covid data. rt.com Germany's health minister admits the government's figures may not necessarily tally | More than half of Germans no longer trust official Covid-19 statistics issued by the country's disease control and prevention authority, the Robert Koch Institute, a new poll has found. | A whopping 57% of those surveyed said they didn't trust the data, while 32% still deem government figures on the spread of Covid credible, according to a poll commissioned by the newspaper Bild. | The widespread skepticism is perhaps not all that surprising, given that Germany's health minister, Karl Lauterbach, himself admitted last week th…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-01-03). Joint text reached in Vienna talks result of West's realism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — The joint text reached in Vienna talks is the result of West's realization that it must back down from its maximum demands and be realistic that it can not go beyond the JCPOA on the nuclear issue, said FM spokesman.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-03). Reportan un detenido tras incendio en el parlamento sudafricano. telesurtv.net Los bomberos llegaron al edificio unos minutos después de recibir la llamada inicial a las 06: 12 hora local (04: 12 GMT) del domingo.

TASS (2022-01-03). Putin instructs government to consider shutting down coalmines with high accident risk. tass.com The Russian government has also been instructed to consider issues by May 1 this year to enhance mining safety and improve labor conditions at coalmines, according to the document…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Shakes Taiwan – EMSC. sputniknews.com No injuries or damage have been reported so far.

Staff (2022-01-03). AOC goes maskless to Florida party (VIDEO). rt.com Democrat goes bare-faced to drag bar after pushing mask mandates | New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen schmoozing with drag queens at a packed Florida bar, despite being a staunch proponent of mask mandates. Conservatives have blasted AOC as a hypocrite. | A video clip posted to social media on Sunday showed the Democrat congresswoman waving to a cheering crowd at a 'Drag Queen Brunch' event in Miami, Florida. In another photo, Ocasio-Cortez can be seen hugging actor Billy Porter, who was hosting the event. | pic.twitter.com/8l30GFA0GT— Brendon Leslie (@BrendonLeslie) ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Shanghai opens World Expo culture park at 2010 World Expo site. ecns.cn A World Expo culture park built at the 2010 World Expo site in Shanghai was partially opened on Friday, providing visitors with 85 hectares of leisure and entertainment space.

TASS (2022-01-03). Scholz wants to place Germany-Russia dialogue under personal control – media. tass.com As the paper reported, German Chancellor seeks "a new start" in relations with Moscow…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). New land-sea cargo route connects China, Germany. ecns.cn New land-sea cargo delivery services were launched on Saturday between Xi'an, the capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, and Mannheim in Germany.

Sustainability Times (2022-01-03). How Solar energy and Agriculture can benefit from One Another. juancole.com By April Miller | — ( Sustainability Times) — Various industries are searching for emission reduction tactics as eco-consumer rates in the United States rise. The agricultural sector is a significant polluter, requiring technological advancement to enhance sustainability. Environmentalists are exploring the cross benefits of using solar power to support farming. The connection between renewables …

Staff (2022-01-03). Telecom giants reject calls to halt 5G rollout. rt.com 5G rollout in the US to go on as planned despite concerns it could interfere with aircraft electronics | AT&T and Verizon Communications have rejected calls by the US aviation authority to delay the introduction of 5G networks amid concerns they could interfere with aircraft electronics. | The 5G networks will be put in operation in America on January 5, as originally planned, the CEOs of the two major telecom companies announced in a joint letter on Sunday. They dismissed requests made earlier by US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson to halt t…

Allan Fisher (2022-01-03). Saturday 1/1: Free Palestine. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz…

Washington DC History & Culture organization (2022-01-03). Monday 1/17: "I Have A Dream" Speech by MLK Jr. Historical Livestream & Discussion. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Staff (2022-01-03). Un entramado de fundaciones y empresas con sede en Washington mantiene viva la llama golpista de los años de Reagan. cubadebate.cu No mires arriba ha sido una de las revelaciones cinematográficas que han puesto el broche final a este 2021. Negacionistas, simpatizantes de Vox, y políticos de derechas como Girauta hayan aplaudido la película sin darse cuenta de que los estaban retratando. Quizá para terminar de entender No Mires Arriba sea necesario ver la anterior obra de su director Adam Mckay.

TASS (2022-01-03). Nine children hospitalized in Siberia with suspected chlorine vapor poisoning. tass.com A source in the local emergencies services told that several families took a rest at a fitness center in Omsk…

Michael Harris (2022-01-03). Wednesday 1/5: 2022 Dr. George Washington Carver Day. indybay.org Veterans Memorial Plaza – Farmers Market | Department of Veterans Affairs | 10535 Hospital Way | Mather, CA 95655…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Over Dozen People Killed in Clashes in Eastern Colombia, Arauquita Mayor Says. sputniknews.com BOGOTA (Sputnik) – At least 17 people were killed in the Arauca Department in eastern Colombia, during clashes between dissidents from the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and members of the radical left-wing armed group National Liberation Army (ELN), according to Etelivar Torres, the mayor of the Arauquita municipality.

teleSUR, lvm, JCM (2022-01-03). Adolfo Pérez Esquivel se encuentra estable tras descompensación. telesurtv.net "La tomografía salió bien, los médicos descartan que se trate de un accidente cerebrovascular (ACV)", indicó el Servicio de Paz y Justicia.

Staff (2022-01-03). DJ denies infecting Messi with Covid. rt.com An Argentine DJ has said he did not pass on coronavirus to the football icon | Argentinian DJ Fer Palacio has denied giving Covid to Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi, saying he has received death threats after it was revealed that the football superstar had caught the virus. | Fer Palacio performed at one of several parties attended by the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner over the Christmas and New Year break back in his Argentine homeland. | In videos uploaded to social media, Messi was seen dancing with wife Antonella as neither donned a mask. | On the eve of a Coupe de France match to be played against mi…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). China eyes closer friendship, cooperation with Nicaragua: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China looks forward to closer friendship and cooperation with Nicaragua, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Saturday.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Pileup of Batteries Poses a Threat to Gazans But Hamas Has No Plans to Avert Crisis – Expert. sputniknews.com As of today, the Strip contains more than 50,000 tonnes of broken lead acid batteries, and according to estimates they cause severe environmental and health-related problems. However, in order to cope with the issue, local authorities need funds, a rare commodity in the Strip.

Staff (2022-01-03). Sean Penn slams Hollywood over 'societal cannibalism'. rt.com Jumping on the #MeToo bandwagon "takes no courage at all," 'Mystic River' star says | Sean Penn is well known for his left-wing activism, but the Hollywood star thinks that the #MeToo movement has become a tool of destruction, no matter how deserving some of its targets were. | "There is a cycle of what happens, in terms of societal cannibalism … what we do to each other," Penn told podcast host Adam Carolla in an episode of 'The Adam Carolla' show broadcast on Sunday. | While Penn described "the core of" the #MeToo movement — the campaign against sexual harassment and abuse that most famously saw mo…

Staff (2022-01-03). Las investigaciones del asalto al Capitolio estrechan el cerco sobre Donald Trump. cubadebate.cu Las investigaciones se dividen en dos grandes grupos: por un lado, la persecución policial y judicial a más de 700 personas que protagonizaron actos de vandalismo en esa jornada; y por otro, el proceso político abierto en la Cámara de Representantes contra personas de la órbita del exmandatario Donald Trump.

League of Women Voters (2022-01-03). Tuesday 2/8: Three Marches, Two Sisters, One Bridge: Memories of Voting Rights '60s & Suppression Today. indybay.org Online event…

Jan6 Unity Day Coalition (2022-01-03). Thursday 1/6: Davis: January 6th Day of Remembrance & Action Vigil for Democracy & Voting Rights. indybay.org DAVIS: Central Park, 5th Street & B Street, Davis, CA 95616 | Please wear a mask and be vaccinated/boosted. Follow all COVID safety guidelines, especially w/ omicron variant: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/…

John Brown (2022-01-03). Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest or When to Shoot A Cop. indybay.org How many unarmed, non-violent people have died at the hands of the police? When the police target you through a pattern of false arrests and illegal detentions, violent attacks on homes, family and friends, perhaps we have a duty to fight back?>

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Stories about President Xi Jinping and farmers. ecns.cn "I had worked in the countryside myself," says Chinese President Xi Jinping. "Our generation has compassion and the will to help people, especially farmers." Talking about his life experience, Xi admits he remembers that deep affection for farmers.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Seoul Believes Fugitive From South Was Once Defector From North Korea. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A person who fled to North Korea from the South is presumed to be a North Korean who had previously crossed the border and entered the South, the country's Defence Ministry said to the media on Monday.

TASS (2022-01-03). Dmitry Sotnikov's crew wins Stage 1 of 2022 Dakar Rally in truck category. tass.com He finished the stage in 3 hours 53 minutes 14 seconds…

Dr. MLK Jr. Public Library San Jose (2022-01-03). Saturday 1/15: Virtual Commemoration of Dr. MLK Jr. Civil & Voting Rights Legacy w/ SJPL. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-03). Cuba reporta 556 nuevos casos positivos a la COVID-19 y ningún fallecido. cubadebate.cu Al cierre del día de ayer, 2 de enero, se encuentran ingresados 6 638 pacientes, sospechosos 4 179, en vigilancia 368 y confirmados activos 2 091. | Para la COVID-19 se realizaron un total de 17 869 muestras para la vigilancia en el día, resultando positivas 556. El país acumula 11 731 194 muestras realizadas y 967 498 positivas.

Staff (2022-01-03). A golpes de porras y con perros, la policía arremete contra manifestantes en àÅmsterdam (+Video). cubadebate.cu Miles de personas se congregaron este domingo en el centro de àÅmsterdam para protestar contra las restricciones que las autoridades de Países Bajos adoptaron para contener la propagación del coronavirus. Los manifestantes violaron la prohibición de celebrar reuniones públicas en medio de la última oleada de casos de coronavirus.

MEE staff (2022-01-03). Turkey's exports surge to all-time high of $225bn in 2021. middleeasteye.net Turkey's exports surge to all-time high of $225bn in 2021 | Turkish exporters appear to have taken advantage of a weak Turkish lira and post-Covid rebound in global economy | Mon, 01/03/2022 – 11: 19 | A commercial vessel sails under the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, aka the Bosphorus Bridge, on the Bosphorus strait on 23 July 2021 in Istanbul (AFP) | Turkish exports surged to an all-time high in 2021 with a 32.9 pe…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-03). México se acerca a los 300.000 muertos por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net El país latinoamericano registró durante las últimas 48 horas un total de 10.864 nuevos casos de la enfermedad viral.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Speculation Over Romelu Lukaku's Next Move Mounts as Thomas Tuchel Set to Hold Crisis Talks With Him. sputniknews.com Romelu Lukaku already has had two stints with former Premier League champions Chelsea. The Belgian first joined the Blues back in 2011 before returning to Stamford Bridge for the second time last summer. However, according to the footballer, on both occasions, the club's management hasn't handled him well.

Staff (2022-01-03). Revenge on blood of anti-terror commanders to be taken soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — Addressing a large gathering of Iraqis near Baghdad airport, the daughter of Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani vowed that revenge on the blood of anti-terror commanders will be taken in the near future.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-01-03). Yemeni Ansarullah launches drone attacks on S Arabia's Najran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — According to Saudi cources, the Yemeni Ansarullah has launched drone attacks against Najran, Saudi Arabia's southwestern city near the border with Yemen.

TASS (2022-01-03). Pentagon chief tests positive for presence of coronavirus. tass.com His symptoms are mild…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-01-03). Enfrentamientos armados en Arauca, Colombia, dejan 17 muertos. telesurtv.net Según diferentes reportes, han ocurrido asesinatos tanto en Arauquita, como en otros municipios como Saravena, Fortul y Tame.

UFCLP (2022-01-03). Thursday 1/6: On Anniversary Of Jan 6 Insurrection, Workers Must Call For United Front Against Fascism. indybay.org San Francisco Federal Building | 90 7th St. | San Francisco…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). New Year wishes of Int'l students in China. ecns.cn Bidding farewell to year 2021, we set off for a hopeful 2022. Looking ahead, what is your New Year wish? We have interviewed some international students in China. Let's listen to what they say?

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-03). Irán pide a la ONU condenar a EE.UU. por el asesinato de Soleimani. telesurtv.net La solicitud del Gobierno de Teherán fue girada a la Asamblea General de la Organización de Naciones Unidas.

TASS (2022-01-03). Russian servicemen deliver humanitarian aid to settlement in southern Syria. tass.com Also, New Year's gifts were brought for children, schoolchildren…

TASS (2022-01-03). Russia's Central Military Command prepares over 110 teams to tackle emergencies in 2022. tass.com The District's specialists have prepared over 1,700 pieces of special equipment, 10 Mi-8 helicopters with VSU-5 water discharge systems and four transport planes…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Chinese astronauts talk with Beijing, HK and Macao youths from space. ecns.cn China's Shenzhou-13 astronauts, or taikonauts currently in the country's space station, had a video call with youths in Beijing and Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions on Saturday afternoon.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Two Remain Missing in Colorado Fire That Ravaged Thousands of Acres, Destroyed Hundreds of Homes. sputniknews.com The wildfire that erupted on Thursday ravaged areas of Superior, Louisville, and Boulder counties in Colorado, destroying some 6,000 acres and 991 structures, and damaging another 127, according to preliminary reports from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

TASS (2022-01-03). Russia's Nepryayeva triumphs in Tour de Ski women's 10 km mass start event. tass.com Nepryayeva's victory is the 100th for Russian women skiers in individual events at World Cup cross-country skiing tournaments…

ecns.cn (2022-01-03). Mainland hopes for complete reunification. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Saturday expressed hope for the complete reunification of the motherland and denounced Taiwan authority's attempts to seek independence.

TASS (2022-01-03). Biden, Zelensky discuss upcoming security talks with Russia, White House says. tass.com The US leader also told his Ukrainian counterpart that the US supported Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity…

sputniknews (2022-01-03). UK Minister Says 'Nothing in Data' to Prompt More COVID-19 Restrictions, Despite NHS Warnings. sputniknews.com Amid speculations of possibly wider COVID-19 restrictions being introduced in England as the Omicron strain of the virus is responsible for a surge in cases, on 4 January the government is set to review its Plan B measures, not due to expire until 26 January.

Staff (2022-01-03). Meet the Scientist Who Built a Cheap Rapid Test in March 2020. The FDA Never Approved It. democracynow.org The United States faces a shortage of rapid COVID-19 tests amid the Omicron surge even as many inexpensive at-home rapid testing models have been ready for distribution — but refused approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. One scientist, Harvard-trained Irene Bosch, submitted a rapid test to the FDA for emergency approval in March 2020 and even had a factory ready to produce it. Bosch describes how the FDA's rejection came from unclear standards set by the administration early on in the pandemic, and says earlier approval of testing like hers could have saved lives.

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Vessel Attacked Off Yemen Coast, UKMTO Says. sputniknews.com The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) has advised mariners to exercise extreme caution in the area of the incident.

Brennan Center for Justice (2022-01-03). Thursday 1/13: How Civil Wars Start: Talk on Jan. 6th & U.S. Democracy w/ author Barbara F. Walter. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-01-03). Netflix responds to Ukraine's complaint over 'Emily in Paris'. rt.com The streaming service agreed to work with Kiev after the culture minister called out the 'insulting' portrayal of a Ukrainian girl in one show | Netflix "has heard" about the concerns of Ukrainian viewers of the series 'Emily in Paris', and agreed to work with Kiev to avoid "offensive" depictions of Ukrainians, the culture minister has said. | On December 24, Culture Minister Aleksandr Tkachenko took to Telegram to

sputniknews (2022-01-03). Israel Registers First 'Flurona' Case, Rare Double Infection of COVID and Seasonal Flu. sputniknews.com In December, the Israeli government approved banning all non-essential travel to Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States to prevent the spread of the Omicron coronavirus strain.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-01-03). Caen contagios de Covid-19 en la ciudad china de Xi'an. telesurtv.net La metrópoli de 13 millones de habitantes está bajo confinamiento tras un repunte de casos de coronavirus.

Brittani Banks (2022-01-03). New Book About Big Pharma by Economy for All Fellow Alexander Zaitchik. independentmediainstitute.org Owning the Sun: A People's History of Monopoly Medicine from Aspirin to COVID-19 Vaccines will be released by Counterpoint Press this year by IMI Economy for All fellow Alexander Zaitchik. One of the most problematic areas in the social response to the world health crisis of COVID-19 has been the profit-seeking and opportunism of Western …

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