2021-08-08: News Headlines

Staff (2021-08-08). USA to Brazil: Join NATO but First Kick Out Huawei from 5G Market (Free Trade Not So Free). orinocotribune.com The US offers Brazil the status of "global partner" in NATO, if Brasilia replaces the Chinese Huawei in its 5G network market with a "similar" US one. | As reported by Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sà£o Paulo on Friday, August 6, US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, during his visit to Brazil, has offered the government of Jair Bolsonaro to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with the status of "global partner," in exchange for Brasilia "reconsidering" its digital communication technology relations with China. | The senior US official undertook his first trip to Brazil with the aim of…

Staff (2021-08-07). WATCH: Taliban fighters joyride in Humvees after capturing Nimroz provincial capital & seizing more US-made weaponry. rt.com Taliban militants were spotted parading around in US-made Humvees after seizing a major city in Nimroz province, footage shows — the first regional capital to fall to the group as it launches a wave of attacks across Afghanistan. | The militants were seen making victory laps around the city of Zaranj on Friday afternoon in the captured vehicles, having just captured the provincial capital after overrunning Afghan government forces. |

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Watch Taliban Militants Parade in US-Made Humvees After Seizing Afghan Provincial Capital. sputniknews.com On Friday, Afghanistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ghulam Isaczai told the UN Security Council that the scale and scope of the ongoing Taliban* offensive in the country "are akin to an invasion unparalleled in the last 30 years of the conflict".

Dave DeCamp (2021-08-07). Hezbollah Fires Rockets in Response to Israeli Airstrikes. news.antiwar.com Hezbollah responded Friday to recent Israeli shelling and airstrikes in southern Lebanon by firing rockets into Israel. The incident marks the Israel said 19 rockets were launched from Lebanon and that it fired back with artillery after the barrage. The back and forth is the most significant escalation between Israel and Hezbollah in years, but no casualties were reported on either side. | Israel's initial shelling of Lebanon took place late We…

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Israel-Hezbollah Confrontation is 'Exchange of Messages', War is Not on Horizon, Expert Says. sputniknews.com The reason for this is not only the reluctance of Hezbollah to draw Lebanon into another bloody conflict, especially now when the country is mired in deep economic and political crises. It also stems from Israel being preoccupied with other problems and the split within its own coalition.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). US transfers 40 ISIL forces to its base in Hasaka: report. en.mehrnews.com Syrian sources reported that the US military transferred dozens of ISIL prisoners in Syria to its base.

Martin Powers (2021-08-07). On China, Biden is continuing Trump's Zero-Sum Vision of the World when our Crises demand a Win-Win Approach. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Special to Informed Comment) — Regarding China, Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Team has embraced the zero-sum rhetoric of the Trump administration. That approach could bifurcate the globe politically and technologically along racial lines, but instead of race, the project has been marketed as a contest of values. Zero-sum rhetoric didn't begin with Trump. …

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). WHO should conduct origin tracing in the US: China Daily editorial. ecns.cn A survey conducted around the world by China Global Television Network in the six official languages of the United Nations over the past few weeks found that 83.1 percent of the respondents support the World Health Organization carrying out a novel coronavirus origin tracing investigation in the United States.

Editor (2021-08-07). Security U.S. fears of China nuclear expansion… déjà vu of Soviet missile gap hype. mronline.org Media reports from the U.S. this week—regurgitated by the European press—highlighted concerns that China is embarking on a massive scale-up of underground silos for launching nuclear weapons.

ecns.cn (2021-08-07). What is the U.S. afraid of? What kind of 'truth' does it try to make up?>. ecns.cn The U.S.' "excessive efforts" on origin tracing has distorted this scientific issue while its failure to curb the surging COVID-19 cases has ruined its international image.

teleSUR, MER (2021-08-07). Defensa de diplomático Alex Saab expone ilegalidades en proceso. telesurtv.net El Tribunal de la Cedeao ha ordenado en dos ocasiones la libertad inmediata de Alex Saab ante las irregularidades en su detención.

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Talibanes capturan una segunda capital provincial en Afganistán. telesurtv.net En la tarde del viernes, los talibanes tomaron el control de la ciudad de Zaranj, capital de la provincia suroccidental de Nimroz.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-08-07). Iran not to hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in PG. en.mehrnews.com Condemning the G7 statement over baseless accusations against Iran, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that Iran will not hesitate to defend its sovereign rights in the Persian Gulf.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-08-07). Biden flubs number of vaccinated Americans. en.mehrnews.com In his speech on Friday, the US president made another blunder, making a mistake over the total number of vaccinated people in the United States.

sputniknews (2021-08-07). Edward Snowden Slams Apple's Plan to Scan Every User's Phone as 'Assault on Privacy'. sputniknews.com The tech giant previously announced it will be using the neuralMatch software in order to scan photos uploaded to the iCloud by American users and will notify the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) if child abuse imagery is discovered.

teleSUR, SH (2021-08-07). Colombia suma una nueva masacre para llegar a 64 en el 2021. telesurtv.net La masacre se registró en el interior de una vivienda en el municipio colombiano de Soacha dejando tres hombre y una mujer muerta.

teleSUR, lvm, MER (2021-08-07). Congresistas de EE.UU. piden a Biden cerrar cárcel en Guantánamo. telesurtv.net Los presidentes de varios comités legislativos se sumaron a la iniciativa para que se ejecute inmediatamente el cierre de la prisión.

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