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Russia warns UK of ‘dangerous consequences’

Russia warns UK of ‘dangerous consequences’
Moscow has summoned the UK envoy and cautioned London against training Ukrainian forces

Russia has summoned the British Ambassador to Moscow, Deborah Bronnert, over claims that the UK provided training to Ukrainian forces that attacked Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Crimea last week.

The Russian Foreign Ministry presented the diplomat with a “steadfast protest” and warned her that London’s hostile actions “could lead to unpredictable and dangerous consequences,” according to a statement published on the ministry’s website on Thursday.

“If acts of aggression that risk turning [Britain] into a direct party in the conflict continue, the British side will solely bear the responsibility for their negative consequences and the increase in tensions between our countries,” the ministry said.

The move came after the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that British instructors led the training of Ukrainian troops who carried out aerial and seaborne drone attacks on Russian ships in Sevastopol naval base in Crimea, on Saturday. A minesweeper was damaged in the raid.

A person familiar with the matter told RT on Thursday that a group of senior Ukrainian naval officers, including ship commanders and missile specialists, had completed a two-week training course at a UK base in September. While the course was officially designated as demining training, it focused on teaching Ukrainians how to use “modern British-made unmanned underwater vehicles,” the source said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that British personnel had been helping Ukraine train frogmen and underwater demolition experts in the Black Sea ports of Ochakov and Odessa. On Saturday, the British Defense Ministry denied the allegations.

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報告されない米国のバイオラボの事故 - The Intercept

US biolab accidents going unreported – The Intercept
Some have reportedly involved deadly pathogens, and hundreds of cases have been kept from public view
Directors of America’s biolabs have admitted to hundreds of dangerous accidents in the past two decades, but even incidents involving exposure to deadly viruses have been kept from public view, an investigation by The Intercept has revealed.

“People have it in their minds that lab accidents are very, very rare, and if they happen, they happen only in the least well-run overseas labs,” Rutgers University molecular biologist Richard Ebright told the media outlet. “That simply isn’t true.”

The erroneous public perception could stem from the fact that, as The Intercept found, Americans don’t hear about US biolab accidents. The outlet obtained more than 5,500 pages of laboratory incident reports from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), compelling the agency to release the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Many lab mishaps are reported to the NIH, the world’s largest funder of biomedical research, but the agency doesn’t pass on the information to the public, even in cases involving Level 3 and Level 4 biolabs.

One such incident occurred in 2016, when a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis accidentally pricked her finger with a needle after injecting a mouse with a recombinant strain of the Chikungunya virus, The Intercept said. The student didn’t tell her supervisor about the accident until after becoming ill and seeking treatment at a local hospital emergency room.

The university disclosed the accident and infection to the NIH, where the report was kept under wraps until The Intercept came calling six years later.

“That’s not a good situation,” said Scott Weaver, a University of Texas immunologist and expert on Chikungunya. “If that person knew they had a needlestick and they were working with Chikungunya, they should have reported it immediately. And then whatever health care people saw them should have recognized that there was a very small − but not zero − risk of them transmitting the virus.”

Chikungunya, which was first identified in Tanzania in the 1950s, is a debilitating and potentially deadly virus that can lead to chronic arthritis. In the local Makonde language, its name means “bent over in pain.” Outbreaks of the virus were reported in Italy and the US between 2007 and 2017.

The Intercept investigation found a wide range of other biolab accidents over a period spanning 18 years. For instance, in 2018, a US Food and Drug Administration researcher in Maryland contracted MRSA after working with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The University of North Carolina reported five escapes of lab mice in 2013 and 2014. At least one of the rodents had been infected with SARS.

The Washington University Chikungunya incident was among five needle injuries reported by the school, despite its lab being a Level 3 facility where researchers wear double layers of protective gear, including two pairs of gloves.

アメリカのバイオラボの責任者は、過去20年間に何百件もの危険な事故があったことを認めていますが、致命的なウイルスにさらされた事件でさえ、一般に公開されていないことが、The Interceptの調査によって明らかになりました。


この誤った認識は、The Interceptが発見したように、アメリカ人がアメリカのバイオラボの事故について耳にしないことに起因している可能性がある。同メディアは、米国国立衛生研究所(NIH)から5,500ページ以上に及ぶ研究所の事故報告書を入手し、情報公開法の要請を通じて同機関に文書の公開を強制しました。


そんな中、2016年にセントルイスのワシントン大学の大学院生が、チクングニアウイルスの組み換え株をマウスに注射した後、誤って針で指を刺してしまうという事件が発生したとThe Interceptは伝えている。この学生は、体調を崩し、地元の病院の救急治療室で治療を受けた後、上司にこの事故を伝えなかったという。

大学側は、この事故と感染症をNIHに開示したが、6年後にThe Interceptが呼びかけるまで、その報告は隠蔽されたままであった。




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オランダは、もう十分だと言った! EUに無断で対ロ制裁を撤回した欧州初の国になった。欧州の国が自国の利益のために行動した最初の例だ、次は誰だ?
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UN passes resolution condemning US
Only the US and Israel voted against the 30th vote in 30 years by the UNGA to denounce America’s Cuba blockade
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution condemning the US embargo on Cuba for the 30th year in a row. Only the US and Israel voted against the measure on Thursday, while Ukraine and Brazil abstained.

Since 2019, the US has “escalated the siege around our country, taking it to an even crueler and more humane [sic] dimension, with the purpose of deliberately inflicting the biggest possible damage on Cuban families,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez told the assembled representatives.

The diplomat slammed US President Joe Biden for continuing the “maximum pressure” policy of his predecessor Donald Trump rather than resuming the trend toward warming relations Barack Obama set in motion during his last year in office.

While acknowledging the Biden administration had made some extremely limited moves to open up flights, remittances, and consular services with Cuba, Rodriguez argued that “the blockade, which has been tightened to the extreme, continues to be the central element that defines the US-Cuba policy.”

Since Biden has been in office, the embargo has cost the Cuban economy an estimated $6.35 billion, Rodriguez said – a figure that translates to more than $15 million per day. While he stressed he did not blame the US for all of Cuba’s problems, denying its influence as “the main cause of the deprivations, scarcities and hardships suffered by Cuban families would be failing to tell the truth,” he explained.

The US abstained from a vote condemning the embargo for the first time in 2016, shortly after Obama restored official relations with the island. However, Trump resumed previous presidents’ efforts to isolate the socialist nation. Washington imposed the embargo in 1960 after Fidel Castro’s revolution overthrew the US-friendly Batista government and nationalized properties belonging to American citizens.

Both the Trump and Biden administrations have held up “human rights” to justify decades of economic strangulation, an argument Cuba’s deputy UN ambassador, Yuri Gala, dismissed as illogical.

“If the United States government really did care for the well-being, human rights and self-determination of the Cuban people, it could lift the embargo,” he said, adding that Washington could lift the economic restrictions currently choking off economic opportunities for would-be capitalists.

Instead, Rodriguez argued, the US was weaponizing Big Tech and media “in a virulent disinformation and disparagement campaign against Cuba … using our children, youths and artists as the targets of this political and media bombardment.”

Washington imposed further sanctions on Cuba last year, condemning the police response to an outbreak of protests that began with outcry over food and drug shortages and morphed – with the US’ help, according to Havana – into violent anti-government demonstrations.




ロドリゲス氏は、バイデン政権がキューバとの航空便や送金、領事サービスを開放する極めて限定的な動きをしたことは認めながらも、"極限まで強化された封鎖は、引き続き米国・キューバ政策を規定する中心的要素である "と主張した。






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