29 September 2020 Security News
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- New York National Guard Civil Support Team helps keeps the U.S. Open safe Army News 29 Sep 2020 -- When top golfers from the United States and Europe faced off for the 2020 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club Sept. 14-20, the New York National Guard's 24th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team was there to help spot radiological threats.
- Chinese National Sentenced for Laundering Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels US Dept. of Justice 29 Sep 2020 -- A Chinese national was sentenced today to five years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $4.2 million for laundering drug proceeds generated by large-scale cocaine trafficking in the United States.
- Convicted Russian Hacker Nikulin To Be Sentenced In U.S. Federal Court RFE/RL 29 Sep 2020 -- Yevgeny Nikulin, the Russian man dubbed the "Putin" of the Russian hacking world by another colleague, is set to be sentenced in a U.S. federal court after being convicted of hacking LinkedIn, DropBox, and other Internet companies.
- Another Village Locked Down In Kazakhstan Over Bird Flu RFE/RL 29 Sep 2020 -- Kazakhstan has locked down one more village over an outbreak of bird flu.
- Explainer: What Is The EPPO, Who Runs It, And How Might It Save The EU Billions Of Euros? RFE/RL 29 Sep 2020 -- Former Romanian anti-corruption official Laura Codruta Koevesi was sworn in on September 28 at the European Court of Justice as the EU's first anti-fraud prosecutor. Koevesi ran Romania's anti-corruption agency until she was dismissed in 2018 by the then-leftist government for alleged abuse of power. Koevesi will now serve a seven-year mandate at the helm of the new European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO).
- Narcotics Rewards Program Offers for Information to Bring Venezuelan Nationals to Justice US Dept. of State 29 Sep 2020 -- Today, the U. S. Department of State announces rewards of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Venezuelan national Pedro Luis Martin-Olivares and up to $5 million each for information leading to the arrests and/or convictions of Venezuelan nationals Rodolfo McTurk-Mora and Jesus Alfredo Itriago. All three are former Venezuelan public officials and current fugitives from justice.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Millionth death from COVID-19 'an agonizing milestone': UN Secretary-General UN News 29 Sep 2020 -- With over one million lives now lost to COVID-19 globally, UN Secretary-General AntÃ³nio Guterres has said that while the "agonizing milestone" is a "mind-numbing figure", the world must never lose sight of each and every individual life.
- COVID-19: 'Legitimate concerns' must be heard, and fears addressed over misinformation UN News 29 Sep 2020 -- Amid continuing uncertainty, fear and anxiety around the world over the COVID-19 pandemic, senior UN officials are keen to stress the legitimacy of concerns, listen carefully to citizens around the world, and help them distinguish between misinformation and accurate information, based on science.
- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1 mln -- Johns Hopkins University People's Daily 29 Sep 2020 -- Global COVID-19 deaths reached the grim milestone of 1 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus SPA 29 Sep 2020 -- The World Health Organization told a U.N. briefing on Tuesday that 1 million deaths from COVID-19 was "a very sad milestone", but the virus is suppressible.
- Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 33.26 Million, Death Toll at 1,000,010 SPA 29 Sep 2020 -- More than 33.26 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,000,010 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 29 Sep 2020
- 5 more US soldiers in South Korea test positive for COVID-19 Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- Five more US soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread here, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday.
- Nearly half of US states report increasing COVID-19 as experts warn of surge in fall, winter Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- Almost half of the US states are reporting increasing numbers of new COVID-19 cases as health experts warn of a potential coronavirus surge in the United States in the fall and winter.
- Fauci says U.S. "not in a good place" as new COVID-19 cases grow People's Daily 29 Sep 2020 -- The United States is "not in a good place" as new COVID-19 cases are growing, Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Monday.
- COVID-19 Response Sparks Efforts to Strengthen Supply Chain DoD News 29 Sep 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the fragility of the Defense Department's supply chain. As a result, the department is taking a variety of steps to strengthen that supply chain, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.
- DOD Takes Steps to Safeguard Supply Chain DoD News 29 Sep 2020 -- The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the domestic and foreign supply chains has led the Defense Department to focus more intensely on identifying critical infrastructure and vulnerabilities and to take measures to protect those assets, said the executive director for international cooperation, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 29 Sep 2020
- China strengthens flu vaccine deployment, braces for potential dual epidemics Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- China will strengthen the deployment of flu vaccines nationwide and expand vaccination availability in preparation for the upcoming flu season as the country plans to carry out comprehensive prevention measures for both potential influenza and COVID-19 waves.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 29 Sep 2020 -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Monday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Tuesday.
- Over 30 UK universities report COVID-19 cases Global Times 29 Sep 2020 -- More than 30 universities in Britain have reported coronavirus cases since the new school term started earlier this month, with thousands of students in self-isolation, local media reported on Monday.
- Pandemic shows international cooperation 'delivers results', says German Foreign Minister UN News 29 Sep 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how international cooperation "delivers results" in efforts to resolve conflict, though there is still a long way to go, Germany's Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech broadcast on Tuesday.
- Moscow Extends October School Holiday Amid Increased Number Of Coronavirus Cases RFE/RL 29 Sep 2020 -- Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin says a planned school holiday in the Russian capital next month will be extended by a week as a measure to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
- Russia Reports More Than 8,000 New COVID-19 Cases For First Time Since June RFE/RL 29 Sep 2020 -- Russia reported more than 8,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest one-day tally since June, as President Vladimir Putin called on citizens to follow measures to prevent its spread.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 207 more in Iran IRNA 29 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday that some 207 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.
- Health Ministry: 539 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Detected, in Saudi Arabia SPA 29 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 539 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as daily infections increased compared to the last two days, bringing the total number to 334,187 cases, including 10,906 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Opponents Say Myanmar Government Was Slow to Tackle Second Wave of COVID-19 Radio Free Asia 29 Sep 2020 -- Political parties faulted the Aung San Suu Kyi government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday because of Myanmar's rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases, saying a slow and poorly coordinated response allowed the predicted second wave of the virus to ravage the country's largest city and spread nationwide.
- Africa's COVID-19 confirmed cases pass 1.46 mln SPA 29 Sep 2020 -- The total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Africa has reached 1,460,084 as of Monday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
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