News Burst 18 April 2023
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- The Pentagon leaks have caused acute embarrassment in Washington and among the US national media, which missed the story for months. Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, and writer Dr Jim Kavanagh, editor of online magazine The Polemicist, discuss the improbability of the entire narrative. Washington is using the leak of classified Pentagon documents on Ukraine as an excuse to further invade citizens’ online privacy, says a defender of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Steve Poikonen told Sputnik that the arrest and charging of 21-year-old Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira was a gift to those in Washington pushing for more authoritarian controls on citizens’ web surfing.
- Italy is seemingly shipping by rail to Ukraine around 20 M109L self-propelled howitzers, Italian media report, citing footage shot by eyewitnesses at a railway station in the city of Udine in the northeast of the country. The clip appears to show a train carrying around 20 self-propelled howitzers mounted on special transport wagons moving at a speed of around 5-10 km/h (3.1-6.2 m/h), Italian newspapers reported. The weapons did not appear to have any insignia or identification numbers. One of news outlets identified the cargo as 155 mm M109L self-propelled howitzers, adding that several similar howitzers had already been transferred to Kiev in October 2022.
- Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai called for a global regulatory framework for AI similar to the treaties used to regulate nuclear arms use, as he warned that the competition to produce advances in the technology could lead to concerns about safety being pushed aside. In an interview on CBS’s 60 minutes programme, Pichai said the negative side to AI gave him restless nights. “It can be very harmful if deployed wrongly and we don’t have all the answers there yet – and the technology is moving fast. So does that keep me up at night? Absolutely,” he said.
- Wheat prices in Hungary have plummeted by up to 37% due to an influx of cheap Ukrainian supplies, resulting in massive losses for domestic farmers, Agriculture Minister Istvan Nagy said in an interview with the Magyar Nemzet newspaper published on Monday. The European Union lifted tariffs on Ukrainian grain last year to help transport it to the rest of the world via all possible routes. Nemzet noted that the EU had initially touted the initiative as a way to help Ukrainian exports reach poorer nations in the Middle East and Africa. However, much of the produce has ended up in Eastern Europe, sending local prices plummeting.
- Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has ignited a conversation after voicing his support on Friday morning for sending doctors and parents to prison for life if they approve or conduct sex-change surgeries and other life-altering procedures on minors who believe they are transgender. Musk’s comment came in response to popular media personality “The Redheaded Libertarian” mocking MSNBC for an article claiming that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) was “destroying an entire state.” In reaction to Musk’s tweet, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked, “Why is this a controversial statement?” According to The Daily Wire, “President Joe Biden has criticized DeSantis for his strong stance against sex-rejection surgeries and gender-denial care for those under 18. The president has said that it is “close to sinful” for states to block minors’ access to medical treatments and procedures that can have devastating permanent effects on children.”
- Finland consistently ranks as one of the happiest nations around the globe. Now, the Scandinavian country wants to share some of its secrets with the rest of the world by offering a new “masterclass of happiness.” Happiness is hard to measure, but that hasn’t stopped researchers from trying. For the past five years, Finland has claimed the top spot on the World Happiness Report, an annual survey of residents in more than 150 countries. Visit Finland is offering to pay for ten travelers to fly to the country for a four-day seminar. The masterclass will take place at the Kuru Resort, which is located in the Finnish Lakeland region, from June 12 to 15. The course is designed to help travelers tap into their “inner Finn,” per a Visit Finland statement. Coaches will guide participants toward a more “balanced way of life” by focusing on four areas: nature and lifestyle, health and balance, design and everyday, and food and wellbeing.
- Indian gangster and former politician Atiq Ahmed was shot dead during a live broadcast on Saturday night while he and his brother were being escorted by police and talking to reporters. The murder took place in the city of Prayagraj, also known as Allahabad, in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Indian media cited regional government sources as saying that all the suspects have a criminal record. According to a crime report quoted by news outlets, the assailants told the officers they wanted to kill the Ahmed brothers “to become popular.”
- A war over Taiwan would be “catastrophic for all” and there would be “no real winners,” Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said on Monday, adding that Canberra’s priority was to lower the temperature between the US and China. The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald had reported last month that China might “invade” the island within three years. Australia is against any unilateral change to the status quo, as well as threats of force or coercion, Wong said. Canberra doesn’t want to see the great-power competition between the US and China “careen into conflict,” she added, noting that the region faced “the most confronting circumstances in decades.”
- One of Russia’s richest men has warned that a surge in global debt and rising interest rates will lead to an imbalance in the global financial system. Sanctioned businessman Oleg Deripaska made the comments on his Telegram channel on Monday. The record debt which global governments, households, financial corporates, and nonfinancial corporates owed exceeded $290 trillion last year, Deripaska claimed. “This madness” with the world’s financial system “going to pieces” could have been avoided if there were “truly effective” mechanisms for settling disputes between countries within the framework of the international legal system, he added. The founder of the world’s second-largest aluminum company, Rusal, has also advocated “a pragmatic reform of the UN and other institutions.”
- Regulators in Singapore have asked banks not to discuss the origins of large amounts of wealth flowing into the country over the past year, due to the booming presence of rich Chinese nationals, the Financial Times reported on Friday. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) did not mention China by name, but noted that growth in fund flows was being “driven by high-net-worth individuals from different regions,” the FT’s sources said, adding that that it was clear that the regulator was referring to China. Singapore boasts a huge financial services sector and is sometimes dubbed the “Switzerland of Asia,” due to its efforts to strike a neutral stance amid tensions between China and the US. Many wealthy Chinese see it as a safe place to park their assets, amid the crackdown on corruption in their home country.
- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered the 1998 bombing of Iraq despite repeated warnings that such a move was unlawful, according to documents published by Declassified UK on Monday. Blair would follow the same template – insisting that illegal military action was legal – when the UK invaded Iraq in 2003. The US and UK launched a four-day bombing campaign against Iraq in December 1998, after then-US President Bill Clinton accused Saddam Hussein of breaching commitments to the UN and developing weapons of mass destruction. In the runup to the bombings, Blair was repeatedly told by his advisers that using force against Iraq would be illegal without a resolution from the UN Security Council, according to documents from the National Archives cited by Declassified UK, an investigative outlet that focuses on Britain’s military and intelligence agencies.
- On April 20, 2023, there will be a rare hybrid solar eclipse. Unfortunately for the vast majority of the world, it won’t be observable. However, for those in Western Australia, East Timor, and the eastern Indonesian islands, get ready to see the show of a lifetime. This eclipse is known as a hybrid eclipse because it will shift from a total eclipe to an annular solar eclipse as the moon’s shadow races over Earth. For some locations in the solar eclipse’s path, viewers will witness a total solar eclipse, whereas in other parts, they’ll witness the ring-like annular solar eclipse. In both cases, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, blocking out all or most of the sun’s light across a portion of the Earth’s surface.
- A team of scientists in the US state of New Mexico has undertaken a novel approach to studying the animal kingdom: by attempting to install drones into dead, taxidermied birds as part of an experiment designed to understand more about their flight patterns. “We came up with this idea that we can use dead birds and make them [into] a drone,” Dr. Mostafa Hassanalian, an associate professor at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, told Reuters this week. “Everything is there. We do reverse engineering.” Hassanalian and his team came up with the unconventional idea after failing to see the desired results when they flew artificial mechanical ‘birds’ in flocks of living animals.
- Former Mexican president Jose Lopez Portillo, who led the country from 1976 to 1982, was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asset, according to a new batch of declassified documents published by the US National Archives. Among the papers, relating to a CIA probe into the murder of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, was a memo from a meeting of CIA agents on November 29, 1976. In the discussions, US intelligence official Bill Sturbitts informed his colleagues that “Mexico will soon have a new president, a man who has had control of Liaison for a number of years.” Lopez Portillo was not mentioned by name in the memo, but the meeting took place just a few days before he officially assumed the presidency.
- Elon Musk has claimed he was shocked to find out the true scale of US government involvement and access to Twitter communications when he purchased and took full control over the social media giant last year. “The degree to which government agencies effectively had full access to everything that was going on on Twitter blew my mind,” Musk told Fox News host Tucker Carlson, claiming he “was not aware of that” until he eventually purchased Twitter for $44 billion last October. Musk confirmed that “everything” includes users’ supposedly private direct messages, but the brief Sunday teaser of the upcoming interview did not show whether Musk went on to call out specific agencies or their methods. It is also unclear what, if anything, has since changed to limit the scope of the government’s access to people’s private communications.
- Astronomers have discovered a cosmic smash-up just waiting to happen in a giant object. A Hubble Space Telescope image of the double quasar J0749+2255. ( NASA, ESA, Yu-Ching Chen/UIUC, Hsiang-Chih Hwang/IAS, Nadia Zakamska/JHU, Yue Shen/UIUC ) But these mergers are a bit harder to spot in the early Universe. The light from J0749+2255 has traveled for more than 10 billion years to reach us. At that distance, the space between supermassive black holes that are bound together by gravity is usually too small for our current instruments to see. A faint variation in the light from J0749+2255 detected by the Gaia telescope suggested that there might be something more going on with the galaxy than was immediately apparent… “The confirmation process wasn’t easy, and we needed an array of telescopes covering the spectrum from X-rays to the radio to finally confirm that this system is indeed a pair of quasars, instead of, say, two images of a gravitationally lensed quasar,” headtopics.com
- A photographer out capturing the aurora lights over Alaska on Saturday night was dumbfounded when a giant blue spiral appeared above him. Seasoned aurora hunter Todd Salat says that while shooting, he spotted a “real bright light” coming from the northern horizon over the Delta Junction in Alaska. “I thought, what the heck is that?!” he tells PetaPixel. “I started taking pictures of it and as it came closer, the spiral shape became more and more prominent.”
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