2023-05-17: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Summit set to boost ties with Central Asia. ecns.cn The summit takes place against the backdrop of the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, mounting geopolitical competition and the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Larry Johnson (2023-05-17). The Corruption of America Takes a Dangerous Turn. sonar21.com Well, at least John Durham finally released a report exploding the claim that Donald Trump and his campaign colluded with the Russians in 2016. That is the "good news." The…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2023-05-17). Georgian Airways receives permit to fly to Russia. plenglish.com Tbilisi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Georgia's national air carrier Georgian Airways received a permit on Tuesday to carry daily flights to Russia starting on May 20, the country's Civil Aviation Agency announced.

Oraily Madruga Rios (2023-05-17). Europeans maneuver into the Arctic dismissing Russia's warnings. plenglish.com Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Dismissing Russia's repeated warnings to the West to prevent the Arctic from militarization, 14 European countries will be at the Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023 (ACE23) military maneuvers, reported the Swedish Ministry of Defense.

Dave DeCamp (2023-05-17). CIA Publishes Video Telling Russians to Contact Them. news.antiwar.com On Monday, the CIA published a video on YouTube and Telegram urging Russians to contact the agency in an effort to recruit intelligence assets inside Russia. Text at the end of the short video said: "Contact us. Perhaps the people around you don't want to hear the truth. We want to." The video closed with …

Labor Video Project (2023-05-17). On 75th Anniversary of Nakba Speak Out In SF While SF Mayor In Israel Supporting Zionists. indybay.org On the 75th anniversary of Nabka, a rally was held in San Francisco. Speakers talked about SF mayor London Breed's visit to Israel to support the apartheid Zionist regime and the continued police murders of Black youth in the City by her police.

Editor (2023-05-17). Class forces behind Jordan Neely's murder ‚àí an editorial. workers.org Due to the mass struggle, white ex-Marine Daniel Penny, whose 15-minutes-long chokehold led to the death of Jordan Neely — a 30-year-old African American houseless and mentally ill man — was charged with second-degree manslaughter. If convicted — and that is a very big IF — he could face anywhere . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2023-05-17). On Nakba anniversary: Global protests show solidarity with Palestine. workers.org To mark the 75th anniversary of Nakba (The Disaster), global protests took place this past weekend. The actions commemorate the day, when on May 15, 1948, the new Zionist state of Israel began its brutal removal of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian people from their rightful lands. This genocide continues . . . |

Lynda Carson (2023-05-17). Tenant Activists: April 18, 2023, has been declared as James Vann day in Oakland. indybay.org James E. Vann, former Council Member Nancy Nadel, former Mayor Jean Quan, and others at an Oakland rally in Chinatown years ago. Lydia Gans photo.

Michael Veronda Hazou, In These Times. (2023-05-17). Last Year Was The Deadliest For Palestinians In Almost Two Decades. popularresistance.org The year 2022 was the deadliest on record for Palestinians in the West Bank since 2005, which marked the end of the Second Intifada and was also when the United Nations began systematically recording deaths. | This year could be much worse. | On April 4, Mariam Barghouti, senior Palestine correspondent for Mondoweiss, announced on Twitter: "üö®üö®üö®BREAKING: there's a full fledged slaughter happening in Palestine. Three months. 95 Palestinians killed since January." | About two weeks earlier, Barghouti had tweeted: "88 killed…

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Stink spins delicious profits as durian imports rise. ecns.cn In terms of durian consumption globally, China lags only Indonesia and Malaysia now as domestic production of tropical fruits is limited, necessitating imports.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Tianjin unveils plans for industrial park to boost higher-level innovation. ecns.cn Tianjin is expected to gather pace amid its push for higher-level innovation, supported by the launch of the Tiankai Higher Education Innovation Park, an incubation hub and high-tech industrial park, in the North China municipality.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Aviation links with Central Asia strengthened. ecns.cn China's civil aviation sector has strengthened cooperation with Central Asian nations, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Xi to put forward key proposals. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping will put forward a series of proposals on the long-term development of China and the Central Asian countries, and announce multiple pragmatic measures on cooperation between the two sides during the China-Central Asia Summit…

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Economy maintains growth momentum. ecns.cn China's economy maintained strong growth momentum in April, with gauges of consumption and services gathering pace, improving the outlook for steady growth of the world's second-largest economy this year.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). China, Japan defence ministers talk over direct line. ecns.cn Defense ministers of China and Japan held a conversation through a direct telephone line for the first time as part of a maritime and aerial communication mechanism on Tuesday, China's Ministry of National Defense said.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). U.S. plans for armed shipments to Taiwan opposed. ecns.cn China firmly opposes plans by the United States government to offer arms assistance to Taiwan as well as sending instructors to help train military on the island.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Uzbek envoy hails cooperation between two countries. ecns.cn The visit by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to China will undoubtedly give new momentum to the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, with a package of agreements in politics, trade and culture expected to be signed, said the country's top envoy in Beijing.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Ministry aims to improve tourism. ecns.cn Under the theme of "Beautiful China, Happy Journey", a launch ceremony will be held in Heshun ancient town in Tengchong, Yunnan province, on Friday to celebrate China Tourism Day.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Air Force's August 1st stunt team to pilot J-10C fighters. ecns.cn The August 1st Air Demonstration Team, China's best-known aerobatic team, has been equipped with J-10C fighter jets and will fly their new planes at an upcoming exhibition in Malaysia, according to the spokesman for the People's Liberation Army Air Force.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Social media accounts closed for fake news. ecns.cn More than 107,000 online accounts have been shut down in the past month for falsely representing news anchors or press agencies, as part of China's latest efforts to eliminate fake news and rumor-mongering.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). China sets up science-tech ethics committee for risk prevention amid global AI craze. ecns.cn MIIT announced on Tuesday the establishment of a committee and expert group for science and technology ethics. Experts noted the move pioneers risk prevention in the field amid rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) across the globe.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Vehicle plunges into water on Enshi's floating bridge, claiming 5 lives. ecns.cn A multi-purpose vehicle carrying eight passengers crashed through the railing of the popular floating bridge in the scenic spot of Shiziguan in Enshi, Central China's Hubei Province, killing five people. The local government promptly announced the suspension of operations at the site.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Media Center for China-Central Asia Summit opens in Xi'an. ecns.cn The China-Central Asia Summit will be held from May 18 to 19 in Xi'an.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). China opposes any country interfering in the South China Sea issue under the pretext of U.S.-Philippines bilateral security guidelines. ecns.cn When commenting on bilateral security guidelines between the U.S. and the Philippines, Tan Kefei, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, said on Tuesday that China firmly opposes any country interfering in the South China Sea issue and undermining China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests under the pretext of so-called bilateral treaties."ÄÄ…

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Xi'an gears up for China-Central Asia Summit. ecns.cn The Olympic Sports Center is lit up to welcome the upcoming China-Central Asia Summit in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 16, 2023…

_____ (2023-05-17). US criminal activities in Asia and North Africa. Part 1. journal-neo.org

Javier Arana Villasusa (2023-05-17). Agricultural complexes to be established in areas of Afghanistan. plenglish.com Kabul, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock announced the upcoming establishment of agricultural complexes in four areas of Afghanistan, which will have an impact on nearly 80 percent of the population.

Fight Back (2023-05-17). Atlanta police doubles down on attacks on Cop City protesters. fightbacknews.org Atlanta, GA – Several activists were arrested and charged with felonies for the crime of hanging up flyers demanding justice for Manuel "Tortuguita'' Terán, a forest defender who was shot 57 times and murdered by Georgia State Patrol in January 2023. | The three people arrested are being charged with felony 'intimidation of an officer', which falls under Georgia's domestic terrorism laws, and are facing 20 years in jail for posting flyers on mailboxes in Cartersville, a suburb in north metro Atlanta. All three arrested are being denied bail and held in solitary confinement. The bogus charges and unjust…

WSWS (2023-05-17). Plan 75, a cautionary tale about a society that provides no comfort to the elderly and then disposes of them. wsws.org Writer-director Chie Hayakawa's movie centres on the life of a 78-year-old woman, who, despite some initial scepticism decides to join a Japanese government-assisted euthanasia program.

ecns.cn (2023-05-17). Xi urges all-out rescue efforts after fishing vessel capsizes. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts after a Chinese fishing vessel capsized in Indian Ocean on early Tuesday morning.

WSWS (2023-05-17). Modi and his far-right BJP suffer a major reversal in Karnataka state election. wsws.org India's ruling party has lost power in Karnataka, the country's eighth-most populous state, after mounting a vile communalist campaign fronted by the country's prime minister, the would-be autocrat Narendra Modi.

teleSUR (2023-05-17). Lebanon Signs Deal for More Fuel Oil From Iraq. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Walid Fayyad, Lebanon's Energy Minister, announced that Iraq has agreed to increase the amount of heavy fuel oil exported annually to Lebanon by 50%, resulting in a total of 1.5 million metric tons. | Related: | In his official declaration, Fayyad stated that Iraq has agreed to ensuring the entirety of Lebanon's demands for oil-derived products in order to facilitate the operation of power plants and guarant…

WSWS (2023-05-17). Sri Lankan government launches a massive security operation in Colombo. wsws.org Last weekend's security operation is to ready the police, military and other sections of the state apparatus to deal with the inevitable eruption of working-class struggles against the government and its IMF austerity policies.

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2023-05-17). End the 'Memoricide': Planting for Nakba Day. orinocotribune.com By Lois Griffiths — May 15, 2023 | May 15, Nakba Day, is an important date for the Palestinian people. It's the day when Palestinians commemorate their history and their culture. While Israeli nationalists and Zionist supporters celebrate the forming in 1948 of the State of Israel, the 'Birth' of Israel, Palestinians remember the Nakba, the catastrophe, ie, what was done to the indigenous people. | It's a memory that the Israeli regime has tried to outlaw, to erase. Decades ago Israel deliberately renamed, ie 'Hebrewized ', villages and geographical locations. Some destroyed villages were covered over with p…

Fight Back (2023-05-17). Denver continues fight for justice in case of mass police shooting. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – A dozen concerned residents rallied Saturday, May 13, to demand justice in the case of a police shooting that wounded seven last summer. As bars were letting out in Lower Downtown on the night of July 17, 2022, three DPD officers attempted to stop 21-year-old Jordan Waddy who they suspected of being involved in an altercation earlier that evening. | Bodycam footage shows that, after Waddy had disarmed himself and put his hands in the air, Officers Brandon Ramos, Meagan Lieberson and Kenneth Rowland opened fire on him with no regard for the large crowd of bystanders all around them. Ramos, the only of…

Brenda Norrell (2023-05-17). Defenders of Paiute Massacre Site from Lithium Mine Prepare for Restraining Order. indybay.org Live from Ox Sam Camp at Peehee Mu'huh (Thacker Pass) — The defenders of the Paiute Massacre Site are prepared to be served with a restraining order. Lithium Americas of Canada is targeting two non-Indians, in order to distract from the fact that Paiute descendants of a survivor of the massacre here are leading the ceremony and road blockade. Ox Sam Camp said late today, Monday, that Lithium Nevada is filing an application for a temporary order for protection against harassment in the workplace in the Justice Court in the Township of Union Humboldt County, Nevada.

Angela (2023-05-17). Wednesday 5/17: Knowing The Nakba: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine to Create the State of Israel. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Angela (2023-05-17). Saturday 5/20: Virtual Opening Ceremony – From Palestine: Our Past, Our Future. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2023-05-17). Prevén cientos de muertos en Myanmar tras paso de ciclón Mocha. telesurtv.net Partners Relief and Development, señaló que los campamentos de rohinyás en Sittwe se destruyeron casi completamente.

teleSUR, jaa, YSM (2023-05-17). Promulgan ley que despenaliza la eutanasia en Portugal. telesurtv.net La ley fue promulgada tras dos vetos del presidente y dos del Tribunal Constitucional.

teleSUR jaa (2023-05-17). Evacúan a más de 900 personas por lluvias en Emilia-Romaña, Italia. telesurtv.net La alerta roja en la mayor parte de Emilia-Romaña por las fuertes lluvias, crecidas, inundaciones y deslizamientos se ha extendido hasta este miércoles 17 de mayo.

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