Daily Archives: September 29, 2023

2023-09-29: News Headlines

infobrics (2023-09-29). Joining BRICS Is no Rejection of the West. infobrics.org The proposed expansion of the BRICS group has prompted alarm among some western commentators. Three of the six new states invited to join, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, are key US allies in the Middle East who will now enter an economic bloc with Washington's geopolitical rivals…

Staff (2023-09-29). Fearing Ethnic Cleansing, 90,000 Armenians Flee Nagorno-Karabakh After Azerbaijan Military Blitz. democracynow.org The government of Nagorno-Karabakh is dissolving itself after decades of struggle for autonomy from Azerbaijan, just days after Azerbaijani forces carried out a military blitz to seize the breakaway region, which has a majority of ethnic Armenians. More than half the territory's 120,000 people have reportedly fled to Armenia, while thousands more remain without food, shelter and clean drinking water. "Basically, this is ethnic cleansing," says Roubina Margossian, managing editor of EVN Report, an independent media outlet based in Armenia. "This is the victory of a dictatorship over a democ…

Luis Linares Petrov (2023-09-29). Seventy percent of Armenians fled from Nagorno-Karabakh. plenglish.com Yerevan, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) To date, 70 percent of ethnic Armenians have fled the separatist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, on the territory of Azerbaijan, according to data provided by a government source.

Alfred de Zayas (2023-09-29). Responsibility to Protect the Armenian population of Nagorno Karabakh. counterpunch.org If the "doctrine" of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) means anything[1], then it applies to the tragedy unfolding since 2020 in the Armenian Republic of Artsakh, better known as Nagorno Karabakh. The illegal aggression by Azerbaijan in 2020, accompanied by war crimes and crimes against humanity, as documented among others by Human Rights Watch[2], constituted a

Staff (2023-09-29). Headlines for September 29, 2023. democracynow.org Ahead of Shutdown, Biden Says GOP Extremists Are Trying to "Burn the Place Down", Biden Warns Trump & MAGA Movement Are a Threat to Democracy, Activist Disrupts Biden Speech, Urges Him to Declare Climate Emergency, 18 Youth Climate Activists Arrested for Occupying Speaker McCarthy's Office, GOP Witnesses Admit No Evidence Yet to Support Impeaching Biden, GOP Lawmakers Refuse to Say Trump Should Be Held Accountable If Convicted, NY Appeals Court Rejects Trump Effort to Delay Civil Fraud Trial, Dozens Killed in Two Blasts in Pakistan, U.N.: Over 2,500 Migrants Have Died or Gone Missing This Year T…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2023-09-29). Roaming Charges: Our Man in Jersey. counterpunch.org I've been re-reading with great pleasure John Le Carré's mid-80s novel A Perfect Spy, which is a kind of roman à clef about the writer's turbulent relationship with his father, Ronnie Cornwell, an extravagant trickster and confidence artist, who, in one of his most elaborate hoaxes, ended up running for Parliament. But Le Carré's twisty tale of fraud and duplicity among the English moneyed classes (and those who would exploit their greed) can't really hold up to the career of New Jersey's own apex con man, Robert Menendez, whose personal embellishments and political fictions have become so labyrinthine that now t…

ecns.cn (2023-09-29). Hong Kong delegation forges educational and cultural bonds in Beijing. ecns.cn A delegation comprising 27 young talents from leading Hong Kong universities embarked on a journey of exploration and collaboration in Beijing from Sept 18 to 22. This exchange program encompassed various facets of education, science, technology, and culture.

WSWS (2023-09-29). Sri Lanka workers begin sit-in strike at government-owned company to defend jobs. wsws.org The CWE is the first state-owned enterprise to be destroyed and all its workers sacked under International Monetary Fund austerity measures being implemented by the Wickremesinghe government.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Drought-hit Indian farmers protest against sharing of river water. channelnewsasia.com

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2023-09-29). India Won't be Bullied in Multipolar Setting. globalresearch.ca

Murat Bay, The Real News Network. (2023-09-29). In Turkey, Villagers Fight Deforestation In Coal Mine Project. popularresistance.org Akbelen forest, western Turkey. Local villagers and environmental activists try to stop the expansion of a coal mine. Just three months after strongman President Erdoƒüan was re-elected, people flocked here from all over Turkey to try to save the remaining woodland. The protest is a symbol of a wider struggle to protect the environment in Turkey, from companies which often enjoy close relations with the government. The coal giant Limak Holding is a typical example. President Erdoƒüan dismissed the protesters as 'marginal', opposed to the country's economic development. Despite a nation-wide ou…

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Ukrainian, French defence ministers pledge to work together on arms. channelnewsasia.com

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-09-29). How Canada Emerged as a Haven for Nazi War Criminals. libya360.wordpress.com Roger Jordan Government House Leader Karina Gould (left) and House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota (right) embrace Yaroslav Hunka, a Ukrainian former member of Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS. Standing behind Hunka in the middle is his son Martin. [Photo: @karinagould] WSWS Editorial Note: Aided by the corporate media, Canada's political establishment is trying to claim that…

Carson Minow (2023-09-29). Florida's high-speed train. america.cgtn.com It's been running for a week now — new, high-speed trains between the cities of Miami and Orlando in the U.S. state of Florida. And while fast trains are the norm in parts of Europe and Asia, they're rare in the United States. | June-wei Sum explains.

Dania Akkad (2023-09-29). Bahrain: Activist held on return to UK after addressing UN on human rights. middleeasteye.net Bahrain: Activist held on return to UK after addressing UN on human rights | Sayed Alwadaei says Border Force officers detained him for over two hours at Gatwick Airport without explaining why | Fri, 09/29/2023 – 13: 47 | Sayed Alwadaei (right) and other Bahraini human rights defenders visit US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, Michele Taylor, in Geneva on Thursday (X/@USAmbHRC) | A promi…

Katherine Hearst (2023-09-29). Egyptian woman murdered on campus in third femicide case this week. middleeasteye.net Egyptian woman murdered on campus in third femicide case this week | The spate of killings is part of an 'epidemic' of gender-based violence in Egypt, says activist | Fri, 09/29/2023 – 17: 04 | Nourhan (pictured) was gunned down by a colleague on campus (social media) | An employee of Cairo University was killed on campus on Thursday, in the third incident of femicide in Egypt in tw…

Bruce C.T. Wright (2023-09-29). Who Will Be Dianne Feinstein's 'Interim' Senate Replacement? Newsom Vowed To Appoint Black Woman. newsone.com Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is seen in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. | Source: Tom Williams / Getty | With immediate political implications, the death of longtime Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has placed a spotlight on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's pledge to appoint a Black woman if there was ever a Senate vacancy. |

Dr. Edward Hunt (2023-09-29). U.S. Claims to Central Pacific Flout International Law. asia-pacificresearch.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Indonesia plans Bali light rail to ease congestion from airport. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Malaysia turns up the heat on slot machine operators, with senior executives questioned in anti-graft probe. channelnewsasia.com Industry executives estimate close to roughly 300 legal slot machine establishments nationwide with each premise operating at least 15 machines, which are controlled by privately held companies.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Singaporean woman and daughter arrested in Manila airport for allegedly smuggling 14kg of cocaine worth US$1.3m. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Cathay Pacific buys 32 Airbus A321-200neo aircraft for $4.66 billion. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Former crypto star Sam Bankman-Fried faces US trial. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Evergrande sold yacht this year, say sources, as creditors sharpen focus on offshore assets. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Explainer-Why is France raiding a graphics card company? channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Japan Finance Minister says no 'defence line' set in dealing with currency moves. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Japan's economy minister says authorities must ensure end to deflation. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Japan's Sony says India unit's merger with Zee likely delayed. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Sony doubles down on virtual production business using its hardware muscle. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Tesla's deliveries expected to fall on plant shutdowns, soft demand. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Thai central bank chief says rates pause appropriate 'for now' after surprise hike. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). UK regulator clears $1.52 billion UnitedHealth-EMIS deal. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Volkswagen's Trinity model to be built in Zwickau -Handelsblatt. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). What could break under higher-for-longer interest rates? channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). 'Fast and Furious': Paris collector offers drives in famous movie cars. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). NFL-The 'Taylor Swift effect' brings spending boost to football. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Commentary: Malaysia PM Anwar's reform credentials on the line in possible Cabinet reshuffle. channelnewsasia.com Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim needs a major Cabinet overhaul to show he is serious about tackling the stagnant economy and cost-of-living issues, but his options may be limited, says James Chin, Asian Studies professor at the University of Tasmania.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Anthony Chen's The Breaking Ice selected as Singapore's 2024 Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film. channelnewsasia.com This is the third of Chen's directorial efforts to be selected to represent Singapore at the Academy Awards in the same category, following Ilo Ilo in 2013 and Wet Season in 2019.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Batuk bayi dan petani yang susah payah memadamkan api: Ketika warga Sumsel berjibaku hadapi kebakaran hutan. channelnewsasia.com Indonesia adalah negara dengan hutan hujan tropis terluas ketiga di dunia, namun juga merupakan salah satu penghasil emisi gas rumah kaca terbesar dunia karena kebakaran hutan, degradasi lahan gambut dan penggundulan hutan.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). 'Bernilai tinggi': Industri nadir bumi Malaysia terima dorongan disamping pandangan berbelah bahagi. channelnewsasia.com Industri nadir bumi Malaysia dijangka menyumbang RM9.5 bilion (AS$2.03 bilion) kepada keluaran dalam negara kasar pada 2025, kata Perdana Menteri Anwar Ibrahim.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Billion-dollar money laundering case: Vang Shuiming fails in latest bid for bail, will claim trial. channelnewsasia.com The value of assets seized in relation to Vang Shuiming's case is one of the highest among the 10 people charged.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Electricity tariff to go up from October to December due to higher energy costs. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). National Parks Board to get new chairman on Oct 1. channelnewsasia.com New NParks chairman Loh Khum Yean, Permanent Secretary in the Public Service Division, will retire from the administrative service after 33 years in the public service.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). SingPost, NLB launch new stamps featuring historical images of the Singapore River. channelnewsasia.com The 19th-century images of the river come from the National Library's rare materials collection.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). 3 teenagers among 5 arrested for suspected involvement in drug transactions on Telegram. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Over US$2.8 million in cryptocurrencies moved from Vang Shuiming's account while he was remanded. channelnewsasia.com More than US$2.8 million worth of cryptocurrencies was withdrawn from Vang Shuiming's Binance account after he was arrested in the multi-billion dollar money-laundering probe.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Woman charged with forging letters from Prime Minister's Office to get money from HDB, Customs. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Mother fined after altercation with another woman over her 8-year-old son using ladies' toilet. channelnewsasia.com After quarrelling with the other woman in the lift, Wang Jing drove her car around looking for her and went against traffic before accelerating towards the woman and her colleague.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Woman jailed for selling counterfeit branded goods from Taobao at makeshift stalls. channelnewsasia.com She generated about S$2,400 in monthly profit operating her makeshift stall.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). All change for fourballs as captains play everyone. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Arsenal look to win in any context, says Arteta amid injury concerns. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). At the Asian Games, finishing fourth hurts for Singapore's swimmers, but bodes well for future. channelnewsasia.com With one day of competition left in Hangzhou, Team Singapore's swimmers have registered nine fourth-placed finishes.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Flamengo part ways with manager Sampaoli. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Fury to fight Usyk in Saudi for undisputed heavyweight title. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Injured Barnes sidelined for three months, says Newcastle boss Howe. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Kerevi, Petaia omitted as Wallabies go on all-out attack against Portugal. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Manchester United's Antony to resume training, available for selection – club. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Mourinho enduring 'worst start' as Roma's struggles continue. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Recovering Williamson ruled out of New Zealand's World Cup opener. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Ryder Cup will boost Italian golf says federation head. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Top seed Swiatek stunned by Kudermetova in Tokyo quarter-final. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Vast crowds around first tee as Ryder Cup gets underway. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Private sector crucial in the battle against climate change: ADB special advisor. channelnewsasia.com There is increasing interest from the private sector on investing in sustainable developments, green initiatives and climate-friendly adaptations, he said.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). New York subways disrupted as more heavy rain triggers flooding. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Divisions between Republicans, Democrats widen as 2024 US presidential election looms. channelnewsasia.com The situation is growing more acrimonious, with an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden and the indictment of former president Donald Trump on charges of trying to overturn election results.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Trump still likely Republican nominee for president in 2024, despite debate no-show. channelnewsasia.com This is despite his Republican rivals performing better than they did at the first debate last month.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). 'Are they capable?': US voters concerned over ageing presidency, lawmakers. channelnewsasia.com At 80, Joe Biden is the oldest sitting president in US history. Some voters believe he and other advanced age lawmakers on Capitol Hill are too old to be effective decision makers.

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Bosnia's Serb region adopts draft 'foreign agents' law despite criticism. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Gulf Cooperation Council says it and Pakistan 'initialize' free trade agreement. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Nvidia's French offices raided in cloud-computing competition inquiry: WSJ. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Tesla trial over Autopilot fatality kicks off in California. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). US telecom board says it could boost authority over Huawei, ZTE equipment. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Dupont's recovery going well, last eight participation still in the balance. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Endeavor, Fenway Sports weighing deal with PGA: Bloomberg News. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Ireland's Conan back in full training ahead of Scotland showdown. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Napoli say they never intended to offend Osimhen amid row. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Romania shuffle their pack for Scotland clash in Lille. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Samoa skipper Vui, Japan scrumhalf Nagare out of Pool D clash. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Dry weather threatens Argentine wheat, but rain on the horizon. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Digital vandals hit Canadian websites amid tensions with India. channelnewsasia.com

channelnewsasia (2023-09-29). Three killed in twin Dutch shootings. channelnewsasia.com

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2023-09-29). Orgs from Nepal, India and Bangladesh condemn attack on Cuban Embassy. plenglish.com New Delhi, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Organizations from India, Nepal, and Bangladesh condemned the terrorist attack on the Cuban Embassy in the United States and expressed their solidarity with Cuba, diplomatic sources informed on Friday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-09-29). Canada-India Assassination Allegations, as Further 'Logic' to Expand Spying Powers and Intelligence Integration. libya360.wordpress.com Morrigan Johnson Canadian PM Justin Trudeau shaking hands with Indian PM Narendra Modi. Image credit: Hindustan Times. Someone has to be lying On September 22, CTV News published a report revealing new allegations against India for the assassination of an Indian political dissident in Canada. In this report, it became known that Prime Minister Justin…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2023-09-29). The India-Mideast-Europe Corridor's Complexities. libya360.wordpress.com Scott Ritter The US, together with a consortium of nations including India and the EU, has announced the initiation of the India-Middle East-European Economic Corridor (Imec), the latest endeavor in its global infrastructure development strategy to counter Chinese influence. During the recent G20 summit, the governments of India, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi…

Adi Saleem (2023-09-29). The Trial of Subhas Nair: Race, Class, and Ideology in Singapore. counterpunch.org On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Subhas Govin Prabhakar Nair, the Indian Singaporean rapper more commonly known as Subhas, was found guilty on four counts of "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of race and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony" under section 298A(a) of the Penal Code 1871. On September 5, 2023, Subhas

Adi Saleem (2023-09-29). The Trial of Subhas Nair: Race, Class, and Ideology in Singapore. counterpunch.org On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Subhas Govin Prabhakar Nair, the Indian Singaporean rapper more commonly known as Subhas, was found guilty on four counts of "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of race and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony" under section 298A(a) of the Penal Code 1871. On September 5, 2023, Subhas was sentenced to six weeks in prison. Subhas had previously been issued a two-year conditional warning by the Singapore Police for a satirical rap video he released with his sister Preeti Nair, commonly known as Preetipls, critiquing a Havas advertisement for Nets, a Singapore…

Javier Arana Villasusa (2023-09-29). Grulac 2023 Latin American film festival opened in Tokyo. plenglish.com Tokyo, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The first edition of the Film Festival organized by the embassies of the Latin American and Caribbean Group in Japan (Grulac) began here today with the participation of 16 countries.

Alina Ramos Martin (2023-09-29). Lebanon reaffirms support for Cuba in the face of the U.S. blockade. plenglish.com Beirut, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Social Nationalist Party in Lebanon reaffirmed the organization's support for Cuba in the face of the blockade, hegemonic policies and arrogance of the United States.

Shirin Shalkooi (2023-09-29). One year after the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini and the "Woman, Life, Freedom" uprising. internationalviewpoint.org A point of view from the feminist solidarity movement in Brussels | – | / |

Farooq Sulehria (2023-09-29). Anti-imperialism of fools: The case of Imran Khan. internationalviewpoint.org "The politics of Khan have not benefitted anti-imperialism by an iota in Pakistan. On the contrary, his politics have gravely undermined, for the years to come, the gains made by the women's movement, democracy activism and the trade union struggles." | – | / |

teleSUR (2023-09-29). Death Toll From Pakistan Blast Rises to 50. telesurenglish.net On Friday, an explosion occurred near a mosque when people were gathering to celebrate Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in the Kora Khan area of the Mastung district in Balochistan province. | RELATED: | The blast has killed at least 50 people, Aetzaz Ahmed Goraya, deputy inspector general of Counter-Terrorism Department Police in the provincial capital city of Quetta, told Xinhua. | The police offi…

Connor Freeman (2023-09-29). US-backed Kurdish Militia Imposes Curfew in Eastern Syria, Following Clashes with Another US-backed Militia. globalresearch.ca

Joseph Daher (2023-09-29). A breath of the 2011 resistance in Syrian protest movement. internationalviewpoint.org "While the resilience and courage of the Sweida demonstrators are to be welcomed, only an extension of the protest movement to other regions can allow it to continue and represent a real challenge to the regime." | – | / |

ecns.cn (2023-09-29). Logistics firm Cainiao seeks IPO in Hong Kong. ecns.cn Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Ltd, a unit of Chinese tech heavyweight Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has officially filed its application for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong bourse, as the company steps up efforts to build logistics networks across the globe and boost its delivery efficiency.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2023-09-29). Reportan más de 78,000 desplazados de Nagorno Karabaj a Armenia. telesurtv.net Para las 22H00 local (18H00 UTC), un total de 78,354 personas se han trasladado a Armenia desde Nagorno Karabaj.

teleSUR, dcdc- DRL (2023-09-29). Explosión suicida deja más de 50 fallecidos en Pakistán. telesurtv.net Este constituye el segundo suceso de este tipo ocurrido en el mes de septiembre en dicho territorio.

greenleft.org.au (2023-09-29). Rally calls for Australia to condemn Turkish aggression in northern Iraq. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2023-09-29). Gunditjmara ocean defenders call for whales to be protected. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2023-09-29). Fighting the diaspora: Modi's campaign against Khalistan. greenleft.org.au

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