Daily Archives: January 30, 2020

2020-01-30: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-30). "Coded Bias": New Film Looks at Fight Against Racial Bias in Facial Recognition & AI Technology. democracynow.org A new documentary looks at the dangers of artificial intelligence and its increasing omnipresence in daily life, as new research shows that it often reflects racist biases. Earlier this month, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the latest major city to ban facial recognition technology, joining a growing number of cities, including San Francisco, to ban the artificial intelligence, citing flawed technology and racial and gender bias. A recent study also found that facial recognition identified African-American and Asian faces incorrectly 10 to 100 times more than white faces. The film "Coded Bias" begins with Joy B…

RT (2020-01-30). India's Sharia law board says women may pray in mosques as petition asks top court to declare entry ban 'unconstitutional'. rt.com India's Muslim law board has advised the Supreme Court that nothing in the tenets of Islam bars women from praying in mosques. The non-profit noted that the court should not have a say in the religious issue, however. | The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) responded to a request by India's Supreme Court to comment on the petition filed by a Muslim couple. Yasmin Zuber Ahmad Peerzade and her husband Zuber Ahmad Nazir Ahmad Peerzade have asked the court to formally renounce any restrictions that women face as they attempt to enter a mosque, calling the practice "not only repugnant to the basic dignit…

Susie Day (2020-01-30). Growing Up Panther: An Interview With K'sisay Sadiki. counterpunch.org K'Sisay Sadiki has lived her life in two worlds. She's attended prestigious dance and film schools, holds down a steady job, pays taxes. And, as the child of Black Panthers, she's lived underground, raised by people dedicated to overturning white supremacy. Her father, Kamau, also has a daughter — K'Sisay's sister — by Assata Shakur, who famously escaped from prison in 1979 and now lives in Cuba as a "dangerous fugitive," hunted by the US government. Kamau is in a Georgia prison, serving a life-plus-ten-years sentence for the 1971 fatal shooting of a police officer — a cold case, resurrected in…

RT (2020-01-30). Pakistan fires back at Modi's 'bite dust in 10 days' remark, says Indian pilot capture proves army is ready to thwart any attack. rt.com Responding to Indian PM Narendra Modi's claim that Pakistan would "bite dust" in case of war with India, Islamabad urged New Delhi not to underestimate its army, invoking an aerial dogfight that led to an Indian pilot's capture. | The war of words between Pakistan and India has escalated, and has recently seen the two nuclear-armed nations trading barbs to highlight the strength of their respective military forces. The latest round in the verbal back-and-forth began on Tuesday, with Modi saying that the Indian Army could take down neighboring Pakistan in a week — 10 days at the most. | Also on rt.com

RT (2020-01-30). Indian scientists develop SPACE BRICKS for future construction on the Moon. rt.com In what could be an important leap for lunar exploration, Indian scientists claim to have produced special bricks made from a material simulating the Moon's surface, based on samples brought back by NASA missions. | The Indian Institute of Science (IIS) teamed up with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to produce what they call "space bricks." | The invention, they say, as quoted by local media, will facilitate future construction projects on the Earth's satellite, including those that require the use of resources found on-site. | Tomorrow at ISRO's Human Space Flight Symposium, will be talking abo…

RT (2020-01-30). 'Heartbreaking': Indian villagers carry sick man 12km on makeshift stretcher to ambulance due to lack of roads (VIDEO). rt.com Residents of a village in the southeastern Andhra Pradesh state raced against time as they covered 12 kilometers on foot to bring a severely ill man to an ambulance, which could not get to the patient in the roadless terrain. | Jarata Nagaraju, 22, from Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh, was suffering from an acute case of jaundice for several days and was in urgent need of medical help — the only problem was that the nearest place an ambulance could reach was 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) away from his home. |

RT (2020-01-30). Greece plans to install 'floating fence' to keep migrants out. rt.com The Greek government wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands' shores through Turkey, officials said on Thursday. | The 2.7km long (1.68 miles) net-like barrier that Greece wants to buy will be set up in the sea off the island of Lesbos, where the overcrowded Moria camp operates, Reuters reports. | It will rise 50cm above sea level and carry light marks that will make it visible at night, according to a government document inviting vendors to submit offers. "We will see what the result, what its effect as a deterrent will be in practice," Defense Minister…

RT (2020-01-30). Athens & Ankara issue scathing condemnations after neo-Nazi Greek MEP tears up Turkish flag. rt.com A Greek neo-Nazi lawmaker who tore up a Turkish flag during a debate in the European Parliament has faced condemnation from both Athens and Ankara, in a rare show of solidarity between the two bitter rivals. | While Greece and Turkey squabble over maritime and security agreements with Libya, the decades-old rivals were able to find common ground in their mutual disapproval of independent MEP Yannis Lagos. The far-right firebrand, who leads an offshoot of the infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, tore up a paper Turkish flag and blamed Ankara for Europe's migrant crisis while addressing the European Parliament o…

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-01-30). Why the U.S. might be angling for the return of a new 'strongman' like Saddam in Iraq. mronline.org The departure of the former Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani is beginning to be felt in Iraq. |

RT (2020-01-30). Chinese coronavirus will bring jobs back to America, US commerce secretary says. rt.com President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to bring jobs back to the United States. According to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the outbreak of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus might help him fulfil that pledge. | Since it first infected customers at an animal market in the city of Wuhan in December, the SARS-like coronavirus has killed at least 170 people, infected nearly 8,000 people, and spread to every region in China and 19 other countries. | But to US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, there's an upside. | Speaking on Fox Business on Thursday, Ross said that while he doesn't want to take "a victory lap ove…

RT (2020-01-30). Pompeo names 'the central threat of our times' and guess what it is… It's the Chinese Communist Party. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has labeled the Chinese Communist Party "the central threat of our times," two weeks after President Donald Trump signed the "biggest deal there is" with Beijing. | Speaking at a conference with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London on Thursday, Pompeo stated that "while we still have to be enormously vigilant about terror… challenges all across the world… the Chinese Communist Party presents the central threat of our times." The State Secretary then outlined the multiple avenues the US is taking to counter China's growing influence – right after he admitted that the…

RT (2020-01-30). Deadliest day for China: Coronavirus claims record number of victims in 24 hours as more countries confirm infections. rt.com China has suffered its deadliest day since the coronavirus outbreak began, with 38 related deaths recorded. The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to discuss declaring a global health emergency. | Record fatalities: | Thirty-eight new deaths in China were reported over the last 24 hours, marking the deadliest day since the outbreak began in Wuhan. The virus has now spread to every region in China, killing 170 nationwide. | The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in China has jumped to 7,711, while an additional 81,000 people are under observation. | Videos from China show empty streets…

RT (2020-01-30). China's digital yuan will displace US dollar's hegemony & bitcoin will join race, investor tells RT's Keiser Report. rt.com US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently rejected suggestions that the Trump administration is weaponizing the dollar through its trade-restricting policies with other countries. | Max Keiser is joined by American investor and the CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Mark Yusko to discuss media reports that weaponizing the greenback could kill its status as the world reserve currency. They also examine alternatives to the US dollar. | "We've been on this path for decades; we've always weaponised the dollar and the United States," says Yusko. | Weaponizing currency can only be done by the world reserve currency whi…

Tom Clifford (2020-01-30). Dispatch From China: Flu is Bigger Concern But Wuhan Virus Grabs Headlines. counterpunch.org Beijing. The virus will infect millions across the globe and lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands. It can be easily spread and will especially strike the young and the elderly. But this is not what has been described as the Wuhan virus. The common flu is far deadlier. This is not to downplay the

RT (2020-01-30). US authorizes embassy evacuations in China, as coronavirus death toll ticks up. rt.com The US State Department has authorized the departure of non-emergency staff at its embassy in Beijing and consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang, a spokesman told Reuters on Thursday. The decision was made as the SARS-like coronavirus spread to every region of China, killing at least 170 people and infecting over 8,000. The virus has been confirmed in nearly 20 countries, and the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a global health emergency. The State Department's departure order comes a week after American diplomatic staff were evacuated by plane from Wuhan, a city of 11 mill…

RT (2020-01-30). First case of direct transmission of coronavirus confirmed in US — CDC. rt.com The first US case of person-to-person coronavirus transmission has been recorded in Chicago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Illinois officials confirmed. | The new patient is the husband of a Chinese woman who brought the infection over from Wuhan, officials said Thursday at a press briefing. His wife is being held in isolation at a local hospital. | "Despite the case that we are reporting the first instance of person-to-person transmission in the United States, it is important to note that these two individuals were in close contact," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's Nation…

RT (2020-01-30). 'Speechless': American youngster Sofia Kenin shocks home favorite Ashleigh Barty to reach Australian Open final. rt.com America's Sofia Kenin reached her first ever Grand Slam final as she stunned top seed Ashleigh Barty in straight sets in their Australian Open semi-final. | The 21-year-old American produced a superb display to win 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 at Rod Laver Arena as Barty appeared to crumble under the pressure of attempting to become the first Australian woman in 40 years to reach the final in Melbourne. | Clutch Kenin

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-01-30). Is Singapore About to Become a U.S. Military Hub Against China? globalresearch.ca Singapore, a small but well-armed island nation in Southeast Asia, with 72,000 troops in the army, was approved by the United States in early January 2020 to acquire 12 F-35Bs, along with necessary equipment such as spare engines, parts, electronics, …

WSWS (2020-01-30). Amid impeachment, Trump signs North American trade deal passed with Democratic support. wsws.org The bipartisan support for the USMCA shows that all factions in Washington agree on an intensification of economic conflict with China.

WSWS (2020-01-30). Multiple countries curtail travel to mainland China as fears mount over coronavirus. wsws.org With 7,183 confirmed cases in less than a month—of which 68 are outside China—the number of people infected has already surpassed the 2003 SARS coronavirus pandemic.

Institute of East Asian Studies , Cente (2020-01-30). Imagining Post 3.11 Futures and Living with Anthropogenic Change. indybay.org Banatao Auditorium (310 Sutardja Dai Hall)(link is external) | 2594 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 at the intersection of Hearst Avenue and LeRoy Avenue.

Staff (2020-01-30). Biden's Flip-Flop on Free Higher Education Exposes His Hypocrisy. truthout.org One key debate in the Democratic primary is the question of free public higher education. While Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed free public college for all, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has supported the idea for families making less than $150,000, and former Vice President Joe Biden has positioned himself as a centrist who rejects these plans and instead What makes t…

WSWS (2020-01-30). Brazilian President Bolsonaro guest of honor at India's Republic Day. wsws.org Modi advocated a "strategic partnership" based on "similar ideology and similar values."

Gideon Polya (2020-01-30). "The Sacking of Fallujah. A People's History" — Ongoing Iraqi Genocide. globalresearch.ca The beautiful, ancient and populous Iraqi city of Fallujah (the City of Mosques) in Iraq's Anbar province suffered 13 years of US-enforced sanctions, and then 3 bloody sieges and 2 substantial demolitions or sackings at the hands of the genocidally …

Alan Macleod (2020-01-30). US Military Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal. theantimedia.com Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets, the U.S. announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq.

teleSUR (2020-01-30). 10,000 Chinese Tourists Make Thailand Increase Its Controls. telesurenglish.net Thailand's health authorities Thursday announced an increase in controls to prevent further cases of 2019-nCoV-related pneumonia due to the presence of at least 10,000 Chinese tourists from Wuhan in its territory. | RELATED: | "On Saturday, Suvarnabhumi airport discovered that there were about 20,000 Wuhan tourists in Thailand," Disease Control Department director Sophon Iamsirithavorn said and explained t…

WSWS (2020-01-30). Sri Lankan president's bogus wage increase for plantation workers. wsws.org Rajapakse's fraudulent proposal is bound up with preparations for a major restructuring of the tea industry in Sri Lanka and a massive social assault on the low-paid plantation workers.

Niles Niemuth (2020-01-30). US Airstrikes in Afghanistan Hit Ten-year High in 2019. globalresearch.ca The US Air Force reported Monday that it carried out more airstrikes in Afghanistan in 2019 than any year in the last decade. Manned and unmanned aircraft dropped 7,423 bombs, topping the previous decade high of 7,362 in 2018. | Nearly …

RT (2020-01-30). Russia closes its Far East border with China in attempt to prevent spread of new coronavirus. rt.com Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order to close the country's border with China in the Far East, Russia's largest and most remote region. | It follows instructions from Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for officials to do all they can to prevent the spread of the dangerous new Chinese coronavirus. | Also on rt.com | | In addition, Mishushtin instructed Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova to provide the public with daily updates about the status…

RT (2020-01-30). Boris Mints: Russia seeks arrest of London-based billionaire fugitive wanted for embezzlement. rt.com Russian investigators have issued an arrest warrant for businessman Boris Mints, accused of multi-million dollar embezzlement. He has now been placed on the international wanted list. | Mints, together with his sons Alexander and Dmitry, is charged with the theft of $473 million (‚ÇΩ30 billion rubles), as reported by the Moscow business daily Vedomosti, citing Alexander's lawyer Fedor Kupriyanov. Their extradition is also sought. Dmitry's lawyer Elena Kupriyanova says the defendants consider themselves "not guilty." Successful convictions could lead to prison sentences of up to ten years.

RT (2020-01-30). Russia's Ministry of Health names three drugs that can treat new Chinese coronavirus. rt.com While experts across the world search for a vaccine to tackle the dangerous new infection, Russian health bosses have identified a trio of existing medicines to combat 2019-nCoV in adults. | The new coronavirus can be fought with ribavirin, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon beta-1b, they believe. These drugs are typically used to treat hepatitis C, HIV and multiple sclerosis respectively. | The Ministry of Health advisory not only offers recommendations, but also describes how the treatments work and in what quantities they should be prescribed. The guidelines are intended for doctors in hospitals throughout…

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Russia to Close Border With China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – Prime Minister Mishustin. sputniknews.com So far, the coronavirus epidemic has left 170 people dead and over 7,700 more infected in China.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Plane Safely Lands in Russia After Passenger Says She Has Explosive Device – S7 Airlines. sputniknews.com Russia's S7 Airlines said on Thursday that its plane had landed safely after one of the female passengers said that she had an explosive device with her.

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Russian plane makes emergency landing after passenger bomb threat. yenisafak.com Russian airline S7 said on Thursday one of its planes had been forced to make an emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport after a passenger stood in the aisle and said she had an explosive device.S7 said the plane had landed safely, away from other aircraft, and emergency services and airport security staff had rushed to meet it. It did not immediately provide any further information.

Padraig McGrath (2020-01-30). JCPOA Nuclear Agreement Collapsing Due to Western Bad Faith. globalresearch.ca In spite of the Russian Foreign Ministry's best efforts, the JCPOA may very well be in the process of collapsing. On January 14th, British, French and German officials decided to trigger the agreement's Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to alleged …

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Russia Emergency Group Denies Reports Alleging First Person Contracted Wuhan Coronavirus in Moscow. sputniknews.com Russian netizens earlier in the day spread controversial rumors claiming that a person who had allegedly contracted the new Wuhan coronavirus – dubbed 2019-nCoV – was urgently hospitalized in a Moscow clinic.

yenisafak (2020-01-30). British Airways suspends flights to mainland China for a month. yenisafak.com British Airways said on Thursday that all its flights to mainland China had been cancelled for a month due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus there.A spokeswoman said all flights to Beijing and Shanghai had been suspended until the end of February, but flights to Hong Kong were unaffected.

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Get us out of here, plead foreign students at China virus epicentre. yenisafak.com Foreign students stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavurus outbreak, are launching social media campaigns, making phone calls and writing letters urging their governments to get them out as soon as possible.Governments globally are grappling with the challenge of how to get their citizens out of China's Hubei province, where 60 million residents now live under virtual lockdown.Pakistan said that quarantine regulations prevented it from flying out the more than 500 Pakistani students and their families from Wuhan. Bangladesh and India said they were putting aircraft on standby.Muhammad Rau…

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Coronavirus: China allocates $4B to fight outbreak. yenisafak.com China has allocated nearly $4 billion to contain the outbreak of coronavirus that has so far killed at least 170 people worldwide, media reports said on Thursday.As many as 4,895 medical workers and 44 chartered airplanes loaded with aid supplies, authorities in Beijing said, have so far reached Wuhan, Hubei province

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Pompeo says Huawei is a risk but US will resolve differences with UK. yenisafak.com The United Kingdom has taken a risk by refusing to exclude China's Huawei from 5G networks but the United States will work with London to resolve their differences, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday."When you allow the information of your citizens or the national security information of your citizens to transit a network that the Chinese Communist Party has a legal mandate to obtain it creates risk," Pompeo told reporters."I am very confident that our two nations will find a way to work together to resolve this difference," Pompeo said, adding that the Five-Eyes intelligence alliance would rema…

yenisafak (2020-01-30). US sees Chinese communist party as 'central threat of our times,' Pompeo says. yenisafak.com China is the central threat of our times and the United States and its allies must ensure they have the military and technological power to ensure that this century is governed by Western principles, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said."While we still have to be enormously vigilant about terror … the Chinese Communist Party presents the central threat of our times," Pompeo said on Thursday.

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Air France cabin crews demand halt to China flights: sources. yenisafak.com Cabin crew unions at Air France have demanded that the carrier stop flying to China, staff representatives told Reuters, amid concern that the flights may expose employees to the coronavirus and help spread infections.The main Air France flight attendants' unions asked managers at a meeting on Wednesday to end the flights, according to officials at UNAC and SNPNC, two of the four biggest groupings.Asked to comment on the situation, a spokesman for Air France-KLM said: "Air France is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation in real time. The health and safety of its crew remain the absolute priority."While Europe…

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Turkish Airlines cutting some flights to China. yenisafak.com Turkish Airlines announced Thursday it will decrease flight frequency to four Chinese destinations starting next week due to a significant decrease in demand.The reduced demand comes amid the coronavirus outbreak, whose epicenter lies in Wuhan, China.The move, set for the dates Feb. 5-29, includes the national carrier's scheduled flights to the capital Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Xian, Yahya Ustun, Turkish Airlines' senior vice president for media relations, said on Twitter."Necessary assistance for your free ticket change, return, and date/route change requests will be provided through https: //turkishairlin…

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi: new framework will make alliance stronger. yenisafak.com Renault and its Japanese partners Nissan and Mitsubishi said on Thursday that their plans to set up a new framework would make their alliance stronger and more competitive."We are reinforcing the collaboration models to fully leverage the strengths within each company to enhance our leadership across regions, products and new technologies," the companies said in a joint statement.

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Man shoots at Delhi protesters, 1 student hurt. yenisafak.com An unidentified man shot and injured a student outside India's premier Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university in the capital, New Delhi, on Thursday, local media reported. | Brandishing a pistol in full glare of Delhi police and media, the man shouted towards the protesters: "Yeh lo azadi" — meaning "this is your freedom" — before firing multiple shots, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. | The shooter was later detained by police but his identity remains unconfirmed. | JMI and the nearby Shaheen Bagh neighborhood have taken center stage in India's protests against the Narendra Modi-led gove…

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Turkish NBA player Cedi Osman says 'I wanted to help somehow'. yenisafak.com Turkish NBA player Cedi Osman said that his campaign raising tens of thousands of dollars to aid quake-hit eastern Turkey was a spontaneous gesture coming from concern for his countrymen."l wanted to react quickly after l saw the impact of the devastating earthquake on people in Elazig and Malatya," he told Anadolu Agency after a Tuesday night game between his Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans.A 6.8 magnitude quake shook Turkey's eastern Elazig province on Friday, killing at least 41 people and injuring over 1,500."l couldn't go to Turkey, but l wanted to help somehow. It wasn't actually a campaign. l…

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Greek lawmaker rips apart Turkish flag in EU Parliament. yenisafak.com A Greek MEP ripped apart a Turkish flag on the floor of the European Parliament late Wednesday.The action took place during debate over the large number of refugees on Greek islands, with Greek lawmaker Ionannis Lagos blaming Turkey for the situation before tearing apart a Turkish flag.In the session, EU lawmakers were debating the humanitarian situation on the Greek islands, when Lagos said most Greeks are against illegal migration.Lagos then accused the European Union of ignoring the rights of Greeks."What situation are we talking about right now… people are killing, stealing… [but] all we are talking about…

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Turkey's Mediterranean shakes with 5.5 earthquake. yenisafak.com An earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude shook Turkey's Mediterranean region on Thursday, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Turkey's banking sector posts $8.4B net profit in 2019. yenisafak.com The banking sector's net profit was down 7% last year, compared with 53.52 billion Turkish liras ($10.16 billion) in 2018, according to the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA).Total assets of the sector surged 16.2% year-on-year to 4.49 trillion liras ($758.1 billion) as of end-2019.Loans, the biggest sub-category of assets, amounted to 2.66 trillion liras ($448.5 billion), a rise of 11% on an annual basis.Deposits held at lenders in Turkey

yenisafak (2020-01-30). Malta court condemns minister for clearing journalist memorial. yenisafak.com Malta's constitutional court ruled on Thursday that former justice minister Owen Bonnici had violated freedom of expression when he repeatedly ordered government workers to clean away a makeshift memorial to murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.The memorial, which included photos, candles and flowers, was set up opposite the law courts at the foot of a monument that marked Malta's victory over invading Ottoman Turks in 1565.Anti-corruption journalist Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in October 2017 and the small memorial to her sprung up almost immediately beneath the city-centre monument.Blogger Ma…

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Greece plans to install 'floating fence' to keep migrants out
rt.com | 2020-01-30
The Greek government wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands' shores through Turkey, officials said on Thursday. | The 2.7km long (1.68 miles) net-like barrier that Greece wants to buy will be set up in the sea off the island of Lesbos, where the overcrowded Moria camp operates, Reuters reports. | It will rise 50cm above sea level and carry light marks that will make it visible at night, according to a government document inviting vendors to submit offers. "We will see what the result, what its effect as a deterrent will be in practice," Defense Minister…
rt.com/newsline/479566-greece-floating-fence-migrants/

Is Singapore About to Become a U.S. Military Hub Against China?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-30
Singapore, a small but well-armed island nation in Southeast Asia, with 72,000 troops in the army, was approved by the United States in early January 2020 to acquire 12 F-35Bs, along with necessary equipment such as spare engines, parts, electronics, …
globalresearch.ca/singapore-about-become-u-s-military-hub-against-china/5702293

Deadliest day for China: Coronavirus claims record number of victims in 24 hours as more countries confirm infections
rt.com | 2020-01-30
China has suffered its deadliest day since the coronavirus outbreak began, with 38 related deaths recorded. The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to discuss declaring a global health emergency. | Record fatalities: | Thirty-eight new deaths in China were reported over the last 24 hours, marking the deadliest day since the outbreak began in Wuhan. The virus has now spread to every region in China, killing 170 nationwide. | The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in China has jumped to 7,711, while an additional 81,000 people are under observation. | Videos from China show empty streets…
rt.com/news/479558-china-coronavirus-deadliest-day/

Pompeo names 'the central threat of our times' and guess what it is… It's the Chinese Communist Party
rt.com | 2020-01-30
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has labeled the Chinese Communist Party "the central threat of our times," two weeks after President Donald Trump signed the "biggest deal there is" with Beijing. | Speaking at a conference with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in London on Thursday, Pompeo stated that "while we still have to be enormously vigilant about terror… challenges all across the world… the Chinese Communist Party presents the central threat of our times." The State Secretary then outlined the multiple avenues the US is taking to counter China's growing influence – right after he admitted that the…
rt.com/news/479603-pompeo-china-central-threat/

US authorizes embassy evacuations in China, as coronavirus death toll ticks up
rt.com | 2020-01-30
The US State Department has authorized the departure of non-emergency staff at its embassy in Beijing and consulates in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenyang, a spokesman told Reuters on Thursday. The decision was made as the SARS-like coronavirus spread to every region of China, killing at least 170 people and infecting over 8,000. The virus has been confirmed in nearly 20 countries, and the World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a global health emergency. The State Department's departure order comes a week after American diplomatic staff were evacuated by plane from Wuhan, a city of 11 mill…
rt.com/newsline/479629-us-embassy-china-coronavirus/

China's digital yuan will displace US dollar's hegemony & bitcoin will join race, investor tells RT's Keiser Report
rt.com | 2020-01-30
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently rejected suggestions that the Trump administration is weaponizing the dollar through its trade-restricting policies with other countries. | Max Keiser is joined by American investor and the CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Mark Yusko to discuss media reports that weaponizing the greenback could kill its status as the world reserve currency. They also examine alternatives to the US dollar. | "We've been on this path for decades; we've always weaponised the dollar and the United States," says Yusko. | Weaponizing currency can only be done by the world reserve currency whi…
rt.com/business/479579-yuan-bitcoin-displace-dollar/

Dispatch From China: Flu is Bigger Concern But Wuhan Virus Grabs Headlines
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-30
Beijing. The virus will infect millions across the globe and lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands. It can be easily spread and will especially strike the young and the elderly. But this is not what has been described as the Wuhan virus. The common flu is far deadlier. This is not to downplay the…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/30/dispatch-from-china-flu-is-bigger-concern-but-wuhan-virus-grabs-headlines/

Amid impeachment, Trump signs North American trade deal passed with Democratic support
wsws.org | 2020-01-30
The bipartisan support for the USMCA shows that all factions in Washington agree on an intensification of economic conflict with China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/30/usmc-j30.html

Multiple countries curtail travel to mainland China as fears mount over coronavirus
wsws.org | 2020-01-30
With 7,183 confirmed cases in less than a month–of which 68 are outside China–the number of people infected has already surpassed the 2003 SARS coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/30/viru-j30.html

Chinese coronavirus will bring jobs back to America, US commerce secretary says
rt.com | 2020-01-30
President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to bring jobs back to the United States. According to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the outbreak of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus might help him fulfil that pledge. | Since it first infected customers at an animal market in the city of Wuhan in December, the SARS-like coronavirus has killed at least 170 people, infected nearly 8,000 people, and spread to every region in China and 19 other countries. | But to US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, there's an upside. | Speaking on Fox Business on Thursday, Ross said that while he doesn't want to take "a victory lap ove…
rt.com/usa/479610-wilbur-ross-coronavirus-jobs/

"Coded Bias": New Film Looks at Fight Against Racial Bias in Facial Recognition & AI Technology
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-30
A new documentary looks at the dangers of artificial intelligence and its increasing omnipresence in daily life, as new research shows that it often reflects racist biases. Earlier this month, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the latest major city to ban facial recognition technology, joining a growing number of cities, including San Francisco, to ban the artificial intelligence, citing flawed technology and racial and gender bias. A recent study also found that facial recognition identified African-American and Asian faces incorrectly 10 to 100 times more than white faces. The film "Coded Bias" begins with Joy B…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/30/coded_bias_shalini_kantayya_joy_buolamwini

Imagining Post 3.11 Futures and Living with Anthropogenic Change
Institute of East Asian Studies , Cente | indybay.org | 2020-01-30
Banatao Auditorium (310 Sutardja Dai Hall)(link is external) | 2594 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720 at the intersection of Hearst Avenue and LeRoy Avenue.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/29/18830145.php

Growing Up Panther: An Interview With K'sisay Sadiki
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-30
K'Sisay Sadiki has lived her life in two worlds. She's attended prestigious dance and film schools, holds down a steady job, pays taxes. And, as the child of Black Panthers, she's lived underground, raised by people dedicated to overturning white supremacy. Her father, Kamau, also has a daughter

Indian scientists develop SPACE BRICKS for future construction on the Moon
rt.com | 2020-01-30
In what could be an important leap for lunar exploration, Indian scientists claim to have produced special bricks made from a material simulating the Moon's surface, based on samples brought back by NASA missions. | The Indian Institute of Science (IIS) teamed up with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to produce what they call "space bricks." | The invention, they say, as quoted by local media, will facilitate future construction projects on the Earth's satellite, including those that require the use of resources found on-site. | Tomorrow at ISRO's Human Space Flight Symposium, will be talking abo…
rt.com/news/479545-india-space-bricks-moon/

Pakistan fires back at Modi's 'bite dust in 10 days' remark, says Indian pilot capture proves army is ready to thwart any attack
rt.com | 2020-01-30
Responding to Indian PM Narendra Modi's claim that Pakistan would "bite dust" in case of war with India, Islamabad urged New Delhi not to underestimate its army, invoking an aerial dogfight that led to an Indian pilot's capture. | The war of words between Pakistan and India has escalated, and has recently seen the two nuclear-armed nations trading barbs to highlight the strength of their respective military forces. The latest round in the verbal back-and-forth began on Tuesday, with Modi saying that the Indian Army could take down neighboring Pakistan in a week

'Heartbreaking': Indian villagers carry sick man 12km on makeshift stretcher to ambulance due to lack of roads (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-30
Residents of a village in the southeastern Andhra Pradesh state raced against time as they covered 12 kilometers on foot to bring a severely ill man to an ambulance, which could not get to the patient in the roadless terrain. | Jarata Nagaraju, 22, from Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh, was suffering from an acute case of jaundice for several days and was in urgent need of medical help

Biden's Flip-Flop on Free Higher Education Exposes His Hypocrisy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-30
One key debate in the Democratic primary is the question of free public higher education. While Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have proposed free public college for all, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has supported the idea for families making less than $150,000, and former Vice President Joe Biden has positioned himself as a centrist who rejects these plans and instead adopts the Obama approach of free community college. | What makes t…
truthout.org/articles/bidens-flip-flop-on-free-higher-education-exposes-his-hypocrisy/

India's Sharia law board says women may pray in mosques as petition asks top court to declare entry ban 'unconstitutional'
rt.com | 2020-01-30
India's Muslim law board has advised the Supreme Court that nothing in the tenets of Islam bars women from praying in mosques. The non-profit noted that the court should not have a say in the religious issue, however. | The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) responded to a request by India's Supreme Court to comment on the petition filed by a Muslim couple. Yasmin Zuber Ahmad Peerzade and her husband Zuber Ahmad Nazir Ahmad Peerzade have asked the court to formally renounce any restrictions that women face as they attempt to enter a mosque, calling the practice "not only repugnant to the basic dignit…
rt.com/news/479541-india-mosque-ban-court-women/

Brazilian President Bolsonaro guest of honor at India's Republic Day
wsws.org | 2020-01-30
Modi advocated a "strategic partnership" based on "similar ideology and similar values."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/30/bols-j30.html

Athens & Ankara issue scathing condemnations after neo-Nazi Greek MEP tears up Turkish flag
rt.com | 2020-01-30
A Greek neo-Nazi lawmaker who tore up a Turkish flag during a debate in the European Parliament has faced condemnation from both Athens and Ankara, in a rare show of solidarity between the two bitter rivals. | While Greece and Turkey squabble over maritime and security agreements with Libya, the decades-old rivals were able to find common ground in their mutual disapproval of independent MEP Yannis Lagos. The far-right firebrand, who leads an offshoot of the infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, tore up a paper Turkish flag and blamed Ankara for Europe's migrant crisis while addressing the European Parliament o…
rt.com/news/479591-turkish-flag-ripped-greek-mep/

US Military Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-30
Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets, the U.S. announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq.

US Military Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

Why the U.S. might be angling for the return of a new 'strongman' like Saddam in Iraq
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-01-30
The departure of the former Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani is beginning to be felt in Iraq. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/30/why-the-u-s-might-be-angling-for-the-return-of-a-new-strongman-like-saddam-in-iraq/

10,000 Chinese Tourists Make Thailand Increase Its Controls
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-30
Thailand's health authorities Thursday announced an increase in controls to prevent further cases of 2019-nCoV-related pneumonia due to the presence of at least 10,000 Chinese tourists from Wuhan in its territory. | RELATED: | WHO to Reconsider Declaring Global Emergency as Coronavirus Spreads | "On Saturday, Suvarnabhumi airport discovered that there were about 20,000 Wuhan tourists in Thailand," Disease Control Department director Sophon Iamsirithavorn said and explained t…
telesurenglish.net/news/10000-Chinese-Tourists-Make-Thailand-Increase-Its-Controls-20200130-0001.html

Sri Lankan president's bogus wage increase for plantation workers
wsws.org | 2020-01-30
Rajapakse's fraudulent proposal is bound up with preparations for a major restructuring of the tea industry in Sri Lanka and a massive social assault on the low-paid plantation workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/30/plan-j30.html

US Airstrikes in Afghanistan Hit Ten-year High in 2019
Niles Niemuth | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-30
The US Air Force reported Monday that it carried out more airstrikes in Afghanistan in 2019 than any year in the last decade. Manned and unmanned aircraft dropped 7,423 bombs, topping the previous decade high of 7,362 in 2018. | Nearly …
globalresearch.ca/us-airstrikes-afghanistan-hit-ten-year-high-2019/5702284

'Speechless': American youngster Sofia Kenin shocks home favorite Ashleigh Barty to reach Australian Open final
rt.com | 2020-01-30
America's Sofia Kenin reached her first ever Grand Slam final as she stunned top seed Ashleigh Barty in straight sets in their Australian Open semi-final. | The 21-year-old American produced a superb display to win 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 at Rod Laver Arena as Barty appeared to crumble under the pressure of attempting to become the first Australian woman in 40 years to reach the final in Melbourne. | Clutch Kenin @SofiaKenin collects a 7-6(6) 7-5 win over world No. 1 Barty to reach her first Grand Slam final and become the youngest Melbourne finalist since…
rt.com/sport/479544-kenin-beats-barty-australian-open/

After Nearly 18 Years, the House Passes Congresswoman Barbara Lee's Bill to Repeal the 2002 AUMF
commondreams.org | 2020-01-30
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Russia to Close Border With China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – Prime Minister Mishustin
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-30
So far, the coronavirus epidemic has left 170 people dead and over 7,700 more infected in China.
sputniknews.com/russia/202001301078179024-Russia-to-Close-Border-With-China-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak-Prime-Minister-Mishustin/

Russia closes its Far East border with China in attempt to prevent spread of new coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-01-30
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order to close the country's border with China in the Far East, Russia's largest and most remote region. | It follows instructions from Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for officials to do all they can to prevent the spread of the dangerous new Chinese coronavirus. | Also on rt.com | | Putin tells Russia's government to 'be prepared' as new coronavirus goes global | In addition, Mishushtin instructed Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova to provide the public with daily updates about the status…
rt.com/russia/479567-russia-china-border-coronavirus/

Plane Safely Lands in Russia After Passenger Says She Has Explosive Device – S7 Airlines
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-30
Russia's S7 Airlines said on Thursday that its plane had landed safely after one of the female passengers said that she had an explosive device with her.
sputniknews.com/russia/202001301078180441-plane-safely-lands-in-russia-after-passenger-says-she-has-explosive-device—airline/

Russia Emergency Group Denies Reports Alleging First Person Contracted Wuhan Coronavirus in Moscow
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-30
Russian netizens earlier in the day spread controversial rumors claiming that a person who had allegedly contracted the new Wuhan coronavirus – dubbed 2019-nCoV – was urgently hospitalized in a Moscow clinic.
sputniknews.com/russia/202001301078183593-russia-emergency-group-denies-reports-alleging-first-person-contracted-wuhan-coronavirus-in-moscow/

Boris Mints: Russia seeks arrest of London-based billionaire fugitive wanted for embezzlement
rt.com | 2020-01-30
Russian investigators have issued an arrest warrant for businessman Boris Mints, accused of multi-million dollar embezzlement. He has now been placed on the international wanted list. | Mints, together with his sons Alexander and Dmitry, is charged with the theft of $473 million (‚ÇΩ30 billion rubles), as reported by the Moscow business daily Vedomosti, citing Alexander's lawyer Fedor Kupriyanov. Their extradition is also sought. Dmitry's lawyer Elena Kupriyanova says the defendants consider themselves "not guilty." Successful convictions could lead to prison sentences of up to ten years.
rt.com/russia/479631-mints-embezzlement-billionaire-arrest/

Russia's Ministry of Health names three drugs that can treat new Chinese coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-01-30
While experts across the world search for a vaccine to tackle the dangerous new infection, Russian health bosses have identified a trio of existing medicines to combat 2019-nCoV in adults. | The new coronavirus can be fought with ribavirin, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon beta-1b, they believe. These drugs are typically used to treat hepatitis C, HIV and multiple sclerosis respectively. | The Ministry of Health advisory not only offers recommendations, but also describes how the treatments work and in what quantities they should be prescribed. The guidelines are intended for doctors in hospitals throughout…
rt.com/russia/479581-russia-health-ministry-coronavirus-vaccine/

JCPOA Nuclear Agreement Collapsing Due to Western Bad Faith
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-30
In spite of the Russian Foreign Ministry's best efforts, the JCPOA may very well be in the process of collapsing. On January 14th, British, French and German officials decided to trigger the agreement's Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to alleged …
globalresearch.ca/jcpoa-collapsing-due-western-bad-faith/5702291

Russian plane makes emergency landing after passenger bomb threat
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
Russian airline S7 said on Thursday one of its planes had been forced to make an emergency landing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport after a passenger stood in the aisle and said she had an explosive device.S7 said the plane had landed safely, away from other aircraft, and emergency services and airport security staff had rushed to meet it. It did not immediately provide any further information.
yenisafak.com/en/world/russian-plane-makes-emergency-landing-after-passenger-bomb-threat-3510883

British Airways suspends flights to mainland China for a month
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
British Airways said on Thursday that all its flights to mainland China had been cancelled for a month due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus there.A spokeswoman said all flights to Beijing and Shanghai had been suspended until the end of February, but flights to Hong Kong were unaffected.
yenisafak.com/en/world/british-airways-suspends-flights-to-mainland-china-for-a-month-3510877

Get us out of here, plead foreign students at China virus epicentre
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
Foreign students stuck in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavurus outbreak, are launching social media campaigns, making phone calls and writing letters urging their governments to get them out as soon as possible.Governments globally are grappling with the challenge of how to get their citizens out of China's Hubei province, where 60 million residents now live under virtual lockdown.Pakistan said that quarantine regulations prevented it from flying out the more than 500 Pakistani students and their families from Wuhan. Bangladesh and India said they were putting aircraft on standby.Muhammad Rau…
yenisafak.com/en/world/get-us-out-of-here-plead-foreign-students-at-china-virus-epicentre-3510886

US sees Chinese communist party as 'central threat of our times,' Pompeo says
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
China is the central threat of our times and the United States and its allies must ensure they have the military and technological power to ensure that this century is governed by Western principles, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said."While we still have to be enormously vigilant about terror … the Chinese Communist Party presents the central threat of our times," Pompeo said on Thursday.
yenisafak.com/en/news/us-sees-chinese-communist-party-as-central-threat-of-our-times-pompeo-says-3510880

Air France cabin crews demand halt to China flights: sources
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
Cabin crew unions at Air France have demanded that the carrier stop flying to China, staff representatives told Reuters, amid concern that the flights may expose employees to the coronavirus and help spread infections.The main Air France flight attendants' unions asked managers at a meeting on Wednesday to end the flights, according to officials at UNAC and SNPNC, two of the four biggest groupings.Asked to comment on the situation, a spokesman for Air France-KLM said: "Air France is monitoring the rapidly evolving situation in real time. The health and safety of its crew remain the absolute priority."While Europe…
yenisafak.com/en/world/air-france-cabin-crews-demand-halt-to-china-flights-sources-3510878

Turkish Airlines cutting some flights to China
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
Turkish Airlines announced Thursday it will decrease flight frequency to four Chinese destinations starting next week due to a significant decrease in demand.The reduced demand comes amid the coronavirus outbreak, whose epicenter lies in Wuhan, China.The move, set for the dates Feb. 5-29, includes the national carrier's scheduled flights to the capital Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Xian, Yahya Ustun, Turkish Airlines' senior vice president for media relations, said on Twitter."Necessary assistance for your free ticket change, return, and date/route change requests will be provided through https: //turkishairlin…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkish-airlines-cutting-some-flights-to-china-3510881

Pompeo says Huawei is a risk but US will resolve differences with UK
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
The United Kingdom has taken a risk by refusing to exclude China's Huawei from 5G networks but the United States will work with London to resolve their differences, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday."When you allow the information of your citizens or the national security information of your citizens to transit a network that the Chinese Communist Party has a legal mandate to obtain it creates risk," Pompeo told reporters."I am very confident that our two nations will find a way to work together to resolve this difference," Pompeo said, adding that the Five-Eyes intelligence alliance would rema…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pompeo-says-huawei-is-a-risk-but-us-will-resolve-differences-with-uk-3510882

Coronavirus: China allocates $4B to fight outbreak
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
China has allocated nearly $4 billion to contain the outbreak of coronavirus that has so far killed at least 170 people worldwide, media reports said on Thursday.As many as 4,895 medical workers and 44 chartered airplanes loaded with aid supplies, authorities in Beijing said, have so far reached Wuhan, Hubei province

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi: new framework will make alliance stronger
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
Renault and its Japanese partners Nissan and Mitsubishi said on Thursday that their plans to set up a new framework would make their alliance stronger and more competitive."We are reinforcing the collaboration models to fully leverage the strengths within each company to enhance our leadership across regions, products and new technologies," the companies said in a joint statement.
yenisafak.com/en/technology/renault-nissan-mitsubishi-new-framework-will-make-alliance-stronger-3510887

Man shoots at Delhi protesters, 1 student hurt
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
An unidentified man shot and injured a student outside India's premier Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university in the capital, New Delhi, on Thursday, local media reported. | Brandishing a pistol in full glare of Delhi police and media, the man shouted towards the protesters: "Yeh lo azadi"

Turkey's Mediterranean shakes with 5.5 earthquake
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
An earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude shook Turkey's Mediterranean region on Thursday, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkeys-mediterranean-shakes-with-55-earthquake-3510874

Greek lawmaker rips apart Turkish flag in EU Parliament
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
A Greek MEP ripped apart a Turkish flag on the floor of the European Parliament late Wednesday.The action took place during debate over the large number of refugees on Greek islands, with Greek lawmaker Ionannis Lagos blaming Turkey for the situation before tearing apart a Turkish flag.In the session, EU lawmakers were debating the humanitarian situation on the Greek islands, when Lagos said most Greeks are against illegal migration.Lagos then accused the European Union of ignoring the rights of Greeks."What situation are we talking about right now… people are killing, stealing… [but] all we are talking about…
yenisafak.com/en/news/greek-lawmaker-rips-apart-turkish-flag-in-eu-parliament-3510888

Turkish NBA player Cedi Osman says 'I wanted to help somehow'
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
Turkish NBA player Cedi Osman said that his campaign raising tens of thousands of dollars to aid quake-hit eastern Turkey was a spontaneous gesture coming from concern for his countrymen."l wanted to react quickly after l saw the impact of the devastating earthquake on people in Elazig and Malatya," he told Anadolu Agency after a Tuesday night game between his Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans.A 6.8 magnitude quake shook Turkey's eastern Elazig province on Friday, killing at least 41 people and injuring over 1,500."l couldn't go to Turkey, but l wanted to help somehow. It wasn't actually a campaign. l…
yenisafak.com/en/sports/turkish-nba-player-cedi-osman-says-i-wanted-to-help-somehow-3510889

Turkey's banking sector posts $8.4B net profit in 2019
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
The banking sector's net profit was down 7% last year, compared with 53.52 billion Turkish liras ($10.16 billion) in 2018, according to the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA).Total assets of the sector surged 16.2% year-on-year to 4.49 trillion liras ($758.1 billion) as of end-2019.Loans, the biggest sub-category of assets, amounted to 2.66 trillion liras ($448.5 billion), a rise of 11% on an annual basis.Deposits held at lenders in Turkey

Malta court condemns minister for clearing journalist memorial
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-30
Malta's constitutional court ruled on Thursday that former justice minister Owen Bonnici had violated freedom of expression when he repeatedly ordered government workers to clean away a makeshift memorial to murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.The memorial, which included photos, candles and flowers, was set up opposite the law courts at the foot of a monument that marked Malta's victory over invading Ottoman Turks in 1565.Anti-corruption journalist Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in October 2017 and the small memorial to her sprung up almost immediately beneath the city-centre monument.Blogger Ma…
yenisafak.com/en/world/malta-court-condemns-minister-for-clearing-journalist-memorial-3510885

Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian Suppliers Run Out of Stock of N95 Mask as Worldwide Demand Soars
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-30
New Delhi (Sputnik): Novel Coronavirus is spreading fast in China and to many other countries turning into an international health emergency, as indicated by the World Health Organisation. The death toll in the infection has touched 170 in China alone. As a precaution, health experts suggest wearing face masks in public places.
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