Daily Archives: September 8, 2023

2023-09-08: News Headlines

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). First phase of Fukushima water release to end on Sep 11. channelnewsasia.com

Robert Hunziker (2023-09-08). Japan's Insane Immoral, Illegal Radioactive Dumping. counterpunch.org Japan cannot possibly outlive the atrocity of dumping radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. In fact, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is an example of how nuclear meltdowns negatively impact the entire world, as its toxic wastewater travels across the world in ocean currents. The dumping of stored toxic wastewater from the meltdown in 2011

sputnikglobe (2023-09-08). Some 150 Japanese Residents File Lawsuit to Halt Fukushima Water Release – Reports. sputnikglobe.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 150 residents of several Japanese prefectures, including Fukushima and Miyagi, filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit on Friday to stop the release of treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP), Japanese media reported.

sputnikglobe (2023-09-08). North Korea Launches New 'Tactical Nuclear Attack Submarine'. sputnikglobe.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – North Korea launched a new "tactical nuclear attack submarine," capable of launching an underwater nuclear attack to strengthen Pyongyang's nuclear deterrence.

TASS (2023-09-08). North Korea floats out new sub carrying tactical nuclear weapons. tass.com According to the report, it was the country's first submarine carrying tactical nuclear weapons…

TASS (2023-09-08). North Korea set to fit all its submarines with tactical nuclear weapons. tass.com According to Kim Jong-un, his country "has a plan to transform all large submarines into attack submarines fitted with tactical nuclear weapons"

TASS (2023-09-08). New North Korean submarine to terrify enemies even if not nuclear-powered — Kim Jong Un. tass.com South Korea's Unification Ministry condemned the "futile" development of armaments by the North…

TASS (2023-09-08). Turkey intensifies contacts on grain deal ahead of G20 summit. tass.com "Discussions on the issue, and on paths to Ukrainian settlement in general, will continue at the Kiev-Ankara level," the source said…

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Blinken hails Ukraine's 'extraordinary resilience'. channelnewsasia.com

FP Staff (2023-09-08). 'Putin again failed to show up for G20, but we'll show up with support for Ukraine': Rishi Sunak ahead of India visit. firstpost.com British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak landed in New Delhi on Friday for the G20 Summit. Ahead of his maiden visit to India after assuming office last year, UK Prime Minister's Office (PMO) released a poster showing their PM with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and had "Global Food Security" written on it, highlighting London's focus at the Delhi summit. | Re-posting…

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Serbia beat Canada, return to World Cup final. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Celebrating 70 years of the Fifty Fathoms: A collaboration by Blancpain and Swatch. channelnewsasia.com There are five colours to choose from for this Blancpain and Swatch collaboration.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Blancpain x Swatch collaboration will drop on Sep 9. channelnewsasia.com The non-limited collection will comprise five mechanical watches that draw inspiration from the ocean.

Mehul Reuben Das (2023-09-08). India Semicon: Foxconn, STMicroelectronics planning to build semiconductor plant in India. firstpost.com Foxconn Technology Group is joining forces with STMicroelectronics NV in a collaborative effort to establish a semiconductor factory in India, as they seek government support to enhance their presence in the South Asian nation. | The companies, Taiwan's Foxconn and Franco-Italian STMicro, are in the process of seeking state assistance for the construction of a 40-nanometer chip plant. People familiar with the matter, who preferred to remain anonymous since the plan has not been made public, have confirmed this development. It's worth noting that these 40-nanometer chips are employed in a wide range of application…

Sohini Sarkar (2023-09-08). G20 Summit: India's presidency will lead to transformative change that world needs, says UN chief Guterres. firstpost.com In India for the crucial G20 meetings, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday said that he hoped India's presidency of the influential grouping would eventually lead to the kind of transformative change that the world so desperately needs. | He also underscored India's repeated commitments that it would act on the behalf of the Global South and its determination to pursue the development agenda not only in the Asian region but also in collaboration with the developing nations of the world. | "Let me begin by expressing my gratitude to India for the warm welcome and my hope that India's presid…

Karen Yamanaka (2023-09-08). North Korea's chronic food shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. internationalviewpoint.org The North Korean regime has faced a severely deteriorated economic situation due to international sanctions, floods, and the Covid-19 pandemic. In January 2020, the country blocked cross-border trade and expelled humanitarian workers and foreign diplomats facing the danger of the Covid-19 pandemic. The closure of the country delayed the arrival of the pandemic. However, as early as March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that a Covid-19 epidemic was developing in North Korea. Its strategy of sealing its external borders in January 2020 prevented essential supplies from entering the country, lead…

Tom Conway (2023-09-08). How Union Workers Are Fighting for a Life Outside of the Mill. counterpunch.org She only wanted a few hours at her dying mother's bedside. But the woman's bosses at Twin Rivers Paper in Madawaska, Maine, lacked all decency and forced her to the mill on overtime even though it was her day off. About an hour and a half into the mandatory shift, the woman's mother died. She

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2023-09-08). Children in Police Watch Houses: A Nasty Queensland Experiment. asia-pacificresearch.com

People's Health Dispatch. (2023-09-08). Health Activists Reveal Big Pharma's Covid-19 Vaccine Heist In South Africa. popularresistance.org In August this year, a coalition of civil society organizations in South Africa, which includes the Health Justice Initiative (HJI) and the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM), achieved a remarkable breakthrough in the discussion surrounding COVID-19 vaccines. This milestone was reached after the Pretoria High Court issued an order instructing the Department of Health to disclose the contracts and proceedings of meetings pertaining to the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer, Janssen, the Serum Institute of India, and the public-private global health partnership Gavi.

TASS (2023-09-08). Experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America to attend Kherson Region elections. tass.com Marina Zakharova added that despite certain difficulties that complicated the election campaign in the region, observers representing public organizations and political parties noted the transparency and legitimacy of the process…

greenleft.org.au (2023-09-08). Anti-war protesters tell Prime Minister Anthony Albanese 'AUKUS out of Asia'. greenleft.org.au

Nadda Osman (2023-09-08). Bahrain: Activist to travel home despite risk of imprisonment. middleeasteye.net

Susan Price (2023-09-08). West Papua: Liberation movement strengthens unity and solidarity with the people. greenleft.org.au At its recent summit, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) resolved to continue the independence struggle from inside West Papua and reaffirmed its demand that Indonesia lift its international media ban in the occupied territory, reports Susan Price.

Ragip Soylu (2023-09-08). Turkey seeks $950m damages against Iraq over KRG oil dispute. middleeasteye.net Turkey seeks $950m damages against Iraq over KRG oil dispute | Turkish interest calculations suggest Baghdad has to pay $950m to Ankara in ICC award that initially ruled $1.4bn in favour of Iraq | Fri, 09/08/2023 – 12: 15 | A worker checks the valve gears of pipes linked to oil tanks at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, which is run by state-owned Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (Reuters/File…

greenleft.org.au (2023-09-08). Protests continue against Japan's dumping of radioactive water. greenleft.org.au

MEE staff (2023-09-08). Saudi Arabia tops 100 executions in 2023. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia tops 100 executions in 2023 | Amnesty International warns that death penalty is being used in 'grossly unfair trials' in Saudi Arabia | Fri, 09/08/2023 – 17: 54 | More than 1,000 death sentences have been carried out since King Salman assumed power in 2015 (AP/File photo) | The number of executions conducted by

greenleft.org.au (2023-09-08). Interview: Struggle for democracy in Thailand divides generations. greenleft.org.au

Ragip Soylu (2023-09-08). Why Turkey and Greece agreed to freeze the conflict and look to the future. middleeasteye.net Why Turkey and Greece agreed to freeze the conflict and look to the future | Ankara aims to normalise relations with the West and agreeing to disagree with Athens is low-hanging fruit | Fri, 09/08/2023 – 09: 50 | Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and his Greek counterpart George Gerapetritis leave following a press conference in Ankara, 5 September 2023 (Reuters) | When Turkish Foreign Minister…

MEE staff (2023-09-08). Turkey: Crypto boss sentenced to over 11,000 years in jail over money laundering. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Crypto boss sentenced to over 11,000 years in jail over money laundering | Faruk Fatih Ozer was arrested in Albania last year after disappearing in 2021 along with millions of dollars of user assets | Fri, 09/08/2023 – 12: 49 | Faruk Fatih Ozer, head of cryptocurrency exchange Thodex, had been missing since 2021 after his company went offline before he was arrested in Albania last year (Screengr…

sputnikglobe (2023-09-08). Some 85 US Troops to Train With Armenian Forces in Military Drills Next Week. sputnikglobe.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Army said in a press release that some 85 US troops will train with 175 Armenian soldiers next week as part of the Eagle Partner joint military exercise.

Rhoda Wilson (2023-09-08). Schwab promotes the merging of state and corporate power at Asian Summit. expose-news.com Earlier this week, Klaus Schwab was given a platform at the ASEAN Summit, a meeting of Southeast Asian governments. He took the opportunity to promote the merging of state and corporate power. …

ecns.cn (2023-09-08). Hangzhou Asian Games torch relay: Culturally profound and high-tech empowered. ecns.cn With only about two weeks until the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games, the torch relay, a major pre-opening ceremony, officially commenced on Friday morning at Yongjin Park Square near the iconic West Lake.

Abhishek Awasthi (2023-09-08). Doctor uses pillow to 'euthanise' terminally ill woman in Belgium. firstpost.com A terminally ill Belgian woman, suffering from an incurable disease, was reportedly aided in ending her life using a pillow, as the previously administered lethal drugs failed to achieve the intended outcome. This information was revealed by Belgian media sources. | According to reports from Sud Info and RTL, in March 2022, a 36-year-old woman residing in the Oupeye area of Liege decided to undergo euthanasia due to her deteriorating health caused by terminal cancer. | Euthanasia, a legal practice in Belgium, involved a doctor and two nurses visiting the woman's home, where she lived with her husband and young da…

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Japan's Mount Fuji 'screaming' from too many tourists. channelnewsasia.com The high number of people climbing Mount Fuji has also increased the risk of accidents.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Japan PM Kishida set to reshuffle cabinet on Sep 13: Report. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Record rainfall causes flooding in Hong Kong days after typhoon. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). AI firm Brand Engagement Network to go public via SPAC deal: Report. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). EXPLAINER-What is in Huawei's new smartphone challenger to Apple? channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Faraday Future alleges "coordinated effort" to undermine valuation. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Imbue raises US$200 million at over US$1 billion valuation in AI funding boost. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). India's Tata Group set to announce AI partnership with Nvidia – source. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Marketmind: No Happy Friday feeling as gloom persists. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). US authorities interview Winklevoss over claims against DCG and its CEO: Report. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). WeWork begins to renegotiate leases globally, plans to exit 'unfit' locations. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). 5 things to know about Mackenyu, the Japanese breakout star of Netflix's One Piece. channelnewsasia.com The 26-year-old has gained acclaim for his portrayal of Roronoa Zoro in the live-action adaptation of One Piece.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Looking to start investing in wine? These experts tell you how. channelnewsasia.com Fine wine can be a lucrative investment class for any investor looking to diversify their investment, if you know how.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). CNA Explains: Why is Singapore at risk of a surge in dengue cases? channelnewsasia.com Following news that Singapore is at risk of a surge in dengue cases, CNA looks at what causes an outbreak to happen and why certain areas are more susceptible to dengue.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Road closures around Marina Centre, Padang area for F1 Singapore Grand Prix week. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). More homeowners engage home inspection firms to check new BTO flats for defects. channelnewsasia.com However, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) told CNA that the proportion of flat owners submitting feedback on defects has remained the same.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). PSP's Hazel Poa files motion to suspend Transport Minister S Iswaran from parliament amid CPIB probe. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Albania draw 1-1 against group leaders Czech Republic in Euro qualifier. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Early Dutch blitz sinks Greece. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Elliott files claim against Blue Skye in AC Milan sale dispute. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Embattled Germany coach Flick promises new playing style, high intensity. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). France maintain perfect record with Ireland win. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Gauff sticks up for activists after US Open protest. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Labuschagne gives selectors something to ponder. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Mitchell and Marchant desperate to grab second chances. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Pass master Eriksen guides Denmark to 4-0 win over San Marino. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Saudi spending in transfer window second only to Premier League. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Scotland at full strength for World Cup opener against Springboks. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira returns from history-making European adventure, sets sights on Asian Games. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). With singing and pool, Fiji relax ahead of 'brutal' Wales clash. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Human-machine teams driven by AI are about to reshape warfare. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). Greece launches rescue effort in flooded villages. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-08). At least 39 dead as cyclone hits Brazil's southernmost state. channelnewsasia.com

progressive.international (2023-09-08). Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World. progressive.international Kumari Jayawardena examines the emergence of feminist movements across Asia intertwined with broader national struggles.

Luis Linares Petrov (2023-09-08). President of Argentina arrives in India for G20 Summit. plenglish.com New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) President of Argentina Alberto Fernández arrived in India on Friday to participate in the Summit of the Group of 20 (G20), as a full member and one of the few representatives of Latin America in the bloc.

FP Staff (2023-09-08). G20: 'India has done in 6 years what would take 50': World Bank lauds India's digital public infrastructure. firstpost.com Lauding India's Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI), the World Bank has said that what the country has achieved in just six years would have otherwise taken about five decades. | Highlighted the key measures taken by the Modi government in shaping the Digital Public Infrastructure landscape, the World Bank document prepared ahead of the big G20 Summit in New Delhi stated that the country has developed some of the finest digital public goods infrastructure which could change lives the world over. UPI, Jan Dhan, Aadhar, ONDC, and CoWin are some of the examples. | Reacting to the report, PM Narendra Modi complimente…

FP Staff (2023-09-08). Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrives in New Delhi for the G20 Summit. firstpost.com Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in Delhi for the G20 summit scheduled to take place in the national capital on 9 and 10 September 2022. | Meloni was received by MoS for State for Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Shobha Karandlaje. | PM Modi to hold over 15 bilateral meetings with World leaders | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold more than 15 bilateral meetings with world leaders. On 8th September, PM will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Mauritius, Bangladesh and USA. On 9th September, in addition to the G20 meetings, PM will hold bilateral meetings with the UK, Japan, Germany and It…

FP Staff (2023-09-08). America keen to work with India after seeing ambition of its youth, says US official. firstpost.com

FP Staff (2023-09-08). Confident Indian side will come up with declaration that is win-win for all, says German envoy ahead of G20 Summit. firstpost.com German Ambassador to India Philipp Ackermann on Friday said that he is confident that the Indian side will come up with a common declaration that will be at least consented to by most of the G20 states. | Talking to ANI news agency, Ackermann said, "…This is the peak of a very successful and extremely impressive presidency. India has been like no other president before…It has elevated the G20 to the next level I think. 500 meetings all over India…My respect and admiration go out to the Indian protocols, to the Indian Sherpa, team, Amitabh Kant and the Indian Govt. I think they did a brilliant job. They did…

FP Staff (2023-09-08). Eyeing possible political role, Sheikh Hasina's daughter Saima Wazed joins her mother at G20 meet. firstpost.com Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's daughter Saima Wazed is accompanying her mother during her trip to India to attend the G20 summit on 9 and 10 September, officials of the neighbouring country said. | Wazed's appearance at a second high-profile international event after a trip with Bangladesh's President Mohammed Shahabuddin to Indonesia earlier this week to attend the ASEAN summit where her candidature for a WHO post was announced to a global audience, has also triggered speculation that she may in time be given a larger political role in the ruling Awami League. | Sheikh Hasina will be inaugurating a…

FP Staff (2023-09-08). G20 Summit in Delhi: Here's how to watch the event LIVE. firstpost.com The stage is set in New Delhi for the G20 Summit with many leaders starting to arrive in the national capital. This is the first time that the G20 Summit is taking place under India's presidency. Extensive preparations and arrangements have been made for the summit, with the intention of showcasing both India's soft power as well as modern face. | The 18th G20 Summit will be a culmination of all the G20 processes and meetings held throughout the year among ministers, senior officials, and civil societies. | G 20 in India | Bhar…

Newswire Editor (2023-09-08). Urgent Call to Phase Out Fossil Fuels Ahead of G20 Summit. commondreams.org Ahead of the G20 meeting in New Delhi, India, Allie Rosenbluth, Oil Change International US Program Manager, said: "As decision makers gather at the G20 summit, the world is at a critical crossroads. World leaders are facing mounting pressure from UN Secretary-General António Guterres and people across the planet to phase out fossil fuels. Against the backdrop of record-breaking temperatures and severe flooding in New Delhi, the urgency for action has never been clearer. "President Biden claims to be a climate leader, but under his leadership the US has harmed communities across the globe by greenlighting foss…

SAM (2023-09-08). As The G20 Summit Opens, India Targets Climate Activists. progressivehub.net EMILY ATKIN AND ARIELLE SAMUELSON | HEATED…

TASS (2023-09-08). Lavrov meets with prime minister of Bangladesh in Dhaka. tass.com Lavrov begun his first visit to Bangladesh on Thursday…

WSWS (2023-09-08). UN report reveals multidimensional social catastrophe in Sri Lanka. wsws.org The Sri Lankan economy contracted by 7.8 percent in 2022 with the destruction of half a million jobs, mainly concentrated in construction, transport, food and accommodation.

Peoples Dispatch (2023-09-08). Former US allies in Syria's north-east clash over control of region's oil resources. peoplesdispatch.org The presence of US troops in the country's north-east has been termed as occupation by the Syrian government, which accuses them of stealing the region's oil resources and backing anti-government forces to prolong the war in the country…

Alina Ramos Martin (2023-09-08). Syria plans to sow three million hectares of wheat and barley. plenglish.com Damascus, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform announced its plan to sow more than three million hectares with wheat and barley to meet the national needs of these two grains.

teleSUR, dcdc, JDO (2023-09-08). Hong Kong sufre caída de precipitaciones sin precedentes. telesurtv.net Estas intensas lluvias, se producen tras los dos tifones que han azotado Hong Kong en las últimas dos semanas, Saola y Haikui.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2023-09-08). Presidente argentino viaja a India para participar en cumbre del G20. telesurtv.net Está previsto que el mandatario participe junto a sus homólogos en las Sesiones Plenarias "Una Tierra" y "Una Familia", que se realizarán en el Bharat Mandapam.

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2023-09-08). Líderes del G20 llegan a capital india para celebrar cumbre. telesurtv.net Este viernes está previsto el arribo presidente estadounidense, Joe Biden, el cual sostendrá en la propia jornada una reunión con el Primer Ministro de la India, Narendra Modi.

teleSUR, dcdc, DRL (2023-09-08). Rusia advierte riesgos de militarización del sureste asiático. telesurtv.net Moscú llamó a fortalecer la cooperación constructiva entre la Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático (ASEAN), la Organización de Cooperación de Shanghái (OCS) y la Unión Económica Euroasiática.

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