NEWS SUMMARY-INTELLIGENCE REPORT FRIDAY 4/24/2020 NEWSDUMP FRIDAY
(SERVICE WHEN ABLE THROUGH LATE FRIDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY)
A TEAM OF CHINESE DOCTORS SENT TO NORTH KOREA TO HELP DETERMINE THE STATUS OF RULER KIM JONG-UN'S HEALTH ACCORDING TO THE REUTERS NEWS AGENCY.
ALSO A REPORT BY HONG KONG SATELLITE TELEVISION STATING THAT KIM WAS DEAD.
BUT NO CONFIRMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES AT THIS POINT AS THE SPECULATION CONTINUES TO SWIRL AROUND THE HEALTH OF THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER......NEWSWEEK STORY
A POLICE CRACKDOWN IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA TODAY AS HUNDREDS PROTESTED AGAINST CORONAVIRUS HOUSE ARREST RESTRICTIONS. POLICE RESPONDED WITH DISPERSAL OF THE PROTESTERS AND AT LEAST ONE ARREST. THE PROTESTERS DEMANDING AN END TO ALL RESTRICTIONS NOW.....SPANISH NEWS AGENCY EFE VIDEO REPORT (IN SPANISH)......WORLD NEWS YOU TUBE REPORT-STILL PICTURE
You Tube censorship with word that "medically unsubstantiated" content will be banned.
The Google-owned company prohibiting content contrary to the World Health Organization's guidelines regarding the coronavirus.
Videos that say 5G phone service is linked to Covid-19 will also be removed.....NEW YORK POST STORY
PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNING THE LATEST BIG SPENDING BILL AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY TO DEAL WITH COVID-19 SOME 484 BILLION DOLLARS......FULL SIGNING BILL VIDEO (23 MINUTES LONG) NBC NEWS
ITS BEYOND THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, BUT THE METROPOLITIAN POLICE IN WASHINGTON DC ARE INVESTIGATING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION OF TARA READE AGAINST FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT AND PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE JOE BIDEN...... WASHINGTON EXAMINER STORY
The US Navy sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait for the second time in a month sending a message to China.
The announcement coming from both the US and Taiwan today.
The USS Barry, a guided missile destroyer, sailing south though the strait. Two weeks ago the same warship moved through the strait in a northerly direction......AL JAZEERA QATAR NEWS STORY
THE SOUTH KOREAN DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS THAT NORTH KOREA IS HEIGHTENING TENSIONS WITH INCREASED INSPECTION OF ITS ARTILLERY AND INCREASED FLIGHT ACTIVITY BY ITS AIR FORCE. JEONG KYEONG-DOO MAKING THE REMARKS AT A COMMISSIONING CEREMONY FOR MEDICAL AND VETERINARY OFFICERS....YONHAP NEWS AGENCY SOUTH KOREA REPORT
In Brazil the Justice Minister Sergio Moro resigning after President Jair Bolsonaro fired the federal police chief Mauricio Valeixo yesterday. Valeixo was an ally of Moro in fighting corruption in the country......BBC NEWS STORY
Russia's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says that the OPCW's investigation team is slanted by bias. Mikhail Ulyanov tweeting that most of the investigators come from NATO countries. He says this violates the United Nations Charter. Russia believes reports claiming Syrian chemical weapons attacks are the result of this slant.....TASS NEWS STORY
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's civil war extending its unilateral cease-fire. They say the cease-fire is in the name of preventing spread of the coronavirus. The Houthi rebels in the country backed by Iran have not agreed to the cease-fire and fighting has been reported in recent weeks.....FRANCE 24 NEWS STORY FROM WIRE SERVICES
A COVID-19 OUTBREAK ON A US NAVY DESTROYER AT SEA. AT LEAST 18 CREW MEMBERS OF THE USS KIDD TESTING POSITIVE THE NAVY ANNOUNCING TODAY......CNN REPORT
The future of the currently former captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the hands of Defense Secretary Mark Esper. The Navy is recommending his reinstatement according to several mainstream media reports.....THE HILL NEWS STORY
The US Navy revealing coronavirus test results for the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. With some results still pending there were at least 840 positive and 4,098 negative results......BREITBART NEWS STORY
Coronavirus in the USA today with a 13 percent increase in cases in Iowa reported today. 521 new cases to bring the state's total to 4,445. New cases in long-term care homes mentioned in the reporting but Iowa has also been affected by Covid-19 outbreaks related to food processing and the agricultural industry......KCCI-TV DES MOINES NEWS REPORT
STATISTICS TONIGHT AS OF 11 PM EASTERN US TIME VIA WORLDOMETERS SHOW 925,038 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS REPORTED IN THE US WITH 52,138 DEATHS AND 110,432 RECOVERIES.
In Russia top health official Anna Popova warning that restrictions may be tightened if the current house arrest lockdown rules are not obeyed.......TASS NEWS STORY
Belgium will reopen its schools on May 11th but class sizes will be limited to ten students.......
An experimental treatment for Covid-19 failing a human clinical trial. Remdesivir was tested in China and a draft summary appeared online briefly Thursday and then disappeared. The company behind the medicine, Gilead Sciences, disputing those findings.....AFP NEWS STORY PUBLISHED BY JAPAN TIMES
The coronavirus story worldwide from BBC News on a blog.......BBC NEWS CORONAVIRUS BLOG FRIDAY 4/24/2020
In other news......
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, in court via video link Friday as a virtual hearing was held on her lawsuit against the "Mail on Sunday" newspaper. She is alleging that publication of portions of a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, was done in a selective manner that was misleading and dishonest.
The newspaper's lawyers trying to have portions of her suit to be dismissed....BBC NEWS STORY
THE FORMER CEO OF THE RENAULT-NISSAN PARTNERSHIP, CARLOS GHOSN, SAYS "WAIT UNTIL I PUBLISH MY BOOK". HE APPEARED VIA LIVE VIDEO LINK FROM BEIRUT WHERE HE FLED FROM JAPANESE AUTHORITIES WHO HAD JAILED HIM FOR ALLEGED FINANCIAL WRONGDOING.
GHOSN DENIES THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM AND ALLEGES THAT NISSAN OFFICIALS, JAPANESE PROSECUTORS AND THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT WERE COLLUDING TO PREVENT A CLOSER PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE FRENCH AUTO MAKER RENAULT AND NISSAN.
THE PARTNERSHIP BROKE UP AFTER GHOSN'S ARREST....BNN BLOOMBERG STORY
A prominent Saudi political prisoner Abdullah al-Hamid is dead. Human rights activists say al-Hamid was not given proper medical care by Saudi authorities. He was imprisoned after writing in favor of a "constitutional monarchy" in Saudi Arabia. The murder Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi praised the work of al-Hamid......ANADOLU TURKISH NEWS AGENCY REPORT
Saudi Arabia's new leadership reached a milestone for executions this week. The 800th death sentence was carried out. These executions being during the reign of the present King Salman and the de facto rule of his son Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The most common form of execution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is beheading.......SOUTHFRONT REPOST OF ZERO HEDGE STORY....Meanwhile, a legal document from the Saudi Supreme Court has been shown to mainstream media outlets indicating that the country will impose jail terms and fines to replace flogging as a punishment......BBC NEWS STORY
And from the military-industrial complex the story of a new US Navy contract for Northrop-Grumman. 165 million dollars being spent to produce Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles....NAVYRECOGNITION.COM
And that's the way it really Friday April 24th, 2020. Nextrush Unplugged Weekend will post in the morning......