2024-05-23: News Headlines

Yves Engler (2024-05-23). Yes, Foreign Agents Try to Shape Your Opinion about Israel. dissidentvoice.org The merging of Zionist propaganda and anti-China hysteria should embarrass its proponents, but apparently there's a market for this conspiratorial drivel in the "post-truth" era promoted by the far right. They want us to believe the paid foreign agents we should be concerned about are students in $40 tents calling for university divestment, not those …

WSWS (2024-05-23). Failed pro-imperialist coup targets Democratic Republic of Congo. wsws.org The coup took place as Washington and its NATO allies wage a bitter struggle for influence in Africa with China and Russia, amid the NATO-Russia war in Ukraine.

C. Uday Bhaskar (2024-05-23). Putin's visit to China brings new cold war — and nuclear threat — ever closer. scmp.com This month's high-level diplomatic visits offer a glimpse into how world powers are repositioning themselves for the sake of national interests. No matter how intense geopolitical competition might get, great powers must not cross red lines into nuclear confrontation — tactical or otherwise.

ecns.cn (2024-05-23). Firefighter, police save panicked ostriches from flooding in Xinjiang. ecns.cn In a heartwarming display of teamwork and bravery, firefighters and police officers in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region rushed to the aid of an ostrich farm that was being battered by a flash flooding on May 13.

ecns.cn (2024-05-23). The Philippines' persistent breach of commitment shows their guilty conscience: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Whether it's the "gentlemen's agreement", or the internal understandings, or the "new model" reached between China and the Philippines on properly managing the situation in the South China Sea, they all have clear timelines and are supported by solid evidence, and no one can deny their existence, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Hugo GABBERO (2024-05-23). Thailand: Death in detention of pro-democracy activist Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom. fidh.org On May 14, 2024, Netiporn "Bung" Sanesangkhom, 28, a member of the pro-democracy group Thalu Wang, died while in pre-trial detention on charges of violating Article 112 of Thailand's Criminal Code (lèse-majesté). The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT), the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) are deeply saddened by her senseless death, which underscores the deep flaws in Thailand's judicial and penitentiary systems. (…) | – |

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