Archiv: International


27.03.2020 - 23:54 [ KBS ]

Südkorea stoppt vorerst Auslandswahl in 17 Ländern und Gebieten

Dies bedeutet, dass Wahlberechtigte in den betroffenen Regionen ihre Stimme für die Parlamentswahl am 15. April nicht abgeben können.

Zu den 17 Ländern zählen unter anderem Italien, Deutschland, Spanien, Irland, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Ghana, Südafrika, Nepal und das US-Außengebiet Guam.

27.03.2020 - 19:14 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Labor Party Leader Mulls Joining Netanyahu Government

Peretz’s decision to join the government does not dramatically alter the political balance, as there are only three Labor lawmakers in the new Knesset, and one of them, Merav Michaeli, might decide to defect to Meretz, which sits further left on the political specturm, if Labor joins Netanyahu.

27.03.2020 - 05:36 [ Sarah Mucha, for @CNN covering the 2020 election and @JoeBiden / Twitter ]

Joe Biden put on a Phillies hat during his @jimmykimmel appearance in honor of opening day. Kimmel told him that’s not a way to win voters, to which Biden replied, „It’s the way to be able to sleep with my wife. She’s a Philly girl.“

26.03.2020 - 08:18 [ ORF.at ]

Kurz: Netanjahu warnte EU vor Unterschätzung von CoV

„Ich bin Netanjahu sehr dankbar für den Austausch, den wir da hatten, der am Ende dazu geführt hat, dass wir in Österreich die ersten waren, die in Europa reagiert haben“, so Kurz weiter. Netanjahu habe ihm die Einschätzung mitgeteilt, „dass einige europäische Länder hier zu wenig aktiv sind“ und es so aussehe, „dass es in Europa unterschätzt wird“.

25.03.2020 - 22:06 [ antikrieg.com ]

Fünf Jahre von den USA unterstützter Krieg gegen den Jemen

Die vollständig vom Menschen verursachte Krise im Jemen ist zu einem sehr großen Teil die Schuld der US-Politik der bedingungslosen Unterstützung der saudischen Koalition, und wir müssen aufhören, das Verhungern und Abschlachten unschuldiger Menschen zu ermöglichen.

25.03.2020 - 14:32 [ El Pais ]

640,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive in Spain

Rapid testing kits that will detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have now arrived in Spain, after the Spanish government spent days promising that they were on their way. A total of 640,000 testing kits, which will be distributed “fairly” between Spanish regions, have been acquired from China and South Korea.

24.03.2020 - 18:35 [ The Straits Times ]

China’s Hubei province to remove travel bans starting March 25

The Health Commission for China’s Hubei province said on Tuesday (March 24) it will remove all travel restrictions in and out of the province on March 25, with the exception of the city of Wuhan, the provincial capital and the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Travel restrictions for leaving Wuhan will be lifted on April 8, and people will be able to leave on the basis of using a health code, the commission said.

24.03.2020 - 06:24 [ Tagesschau ]

Konflikt um Präsidentenamt: USA kürzen Hilfen für Afghanistan

Er hatte dort Staatschef Ashraf Ghani sowie dessen Erzrivalen Abdullah Abdullah getroffen, die seit der Wahl im vergangenen Jahr beide die Präsidentschaft für sich beanspruchen.

Die USA seien „enttäuscht“ über das Verhalten der beiden afghanischen Rivalen, erklärte Pompeo. Deren Versäumnis, eine Einheitsregierung zu bilden, habe die Beziehungen zwischen den USA und Afghanistan „beschädigt“.

23.03.2020 - 18:51 [ The Hill ]

Navy hospital ship deploying Monday to Los Angeles

“#USNSMercy will be getting underway #TODAY in support of the nation’s #COVID19 response efforts. As announced by @realDonaldTrump, the ship will head to Los Angeles,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday tweeted Monday.

23.03.2020 - 15:48 [ i24news.tv/ ]

Mike Pompeo lands in Afghanistan to salvage Taliban treaty

Pompeo will meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival, ex-Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who also proclaimed himself president after results of the September vote were published with a months-long delay.

The Kabul-Taliban prisoner swap, which is one of the steps outlined in the Doha agreement will allegedly be at the top of the agenda,

22.03.2020 - 12:57 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia: Electoral Tribunal Suspends Elections Due to COVID-19

In Bolivia, there are 20 confirmed cases with the COVID-19, which has led to taking actions of contention. However, the postponement of the elections returns the country to the political uncertainty that it went through a few months ago after the coup in Nov., one of the most traumatic events in its recent history with at least 35 deaths and hundreds of wounded killed by the police forces.

22.03.2020 - 01:24 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Rückschlag für Linke in Lateinamerika: OAS bestätigt Hardliner Almagro

Almagro war unter dem linken Präsidenten José Mujica 2010 bis 2015 Außenminister von Uruguay. Nachdem er sein Amt bei der OAS angetreten hatte, unternahm er eine fast beispielslose politische Kehrtwende. Sein erstes großes Projekt war sein entschiedener Einsatz gegen die linke Regierung von Venezuela.

21.03.2020 - 03:54 [ China Daily ]

Probe finds reprimand of doctor inappropriate

An investigation has concluded that police inappropriately took action to reprimand Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan, Hubei province, who sounded an early alarm on the novel coronavirus, for „spreading fake information on the internet“.

19.03.2020 - 16:01 [ The Hill ]

Gabbard drops out of 2020 race

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) dropped out of the 2020 presidential contest after failing to gain much traction in a race in which she was overshadowed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.

19.03.2020 - 15:25 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

IWF verweigert Venezuela Hilfe gegen Corona-Pandemie

Maduro betonte in seinem Schreiben an die Direktorin des IWF, Kristalina Georgiewa, dass „die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) die Epidemie vor kurzem als Pandemie eingestuft und damit einen öffentlichen Gesundheitsnotstand von internationaler Bedeutung erklärt hat, der die vereinigten Anstrengungen aller Länder erfordert“.

17.03.2020 - 08:26 [ CBS News ]

Coronavirus shutdowns spread across U.S. as death toll tops 80

Updated 4:53 PM / March 16, 2020
The latest numbers

More than 4,500 people have tested positive for the new COVID-19 disease in the U.S. and at least 88 have died.

Deaths per state:
Washington: 48
New York: 9
California: 9
Florida: 5
New Jersey: 3
Louisiana: 3
Virginia: 2
Nevada: 1
Kansas: 1
South Dakota: 1
Georgia: 1
Colorado: 1
Oregon: 1
Kentucky: 1
South Carolina: 1
Indiana: 1

17.03.2020 - 08:18 [ Xinhua ]

21 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection reported on Chinese mainland

Also on Monday, 930 people were discharged from hospital after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 202 to 2,830.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 80,881 by the end of Monday, including 8,976 patients who were still being treated, 68,679 patients who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,226 people who died of the disease.

16.03.2020 - 23:44 [ junge Welt ]

USA rüsten in Lateinamerika weiter auf und setzen dabei auf verstärkte Kooperation mit Brasilien und Kolumbien

Die Anwesenheit der Verteidigungsminister Mark Esper (USA) und Carlos Holmes Trujillo (Kolumbien) ließ ahnen, was damit gemeint war.

16.03.2020 - 22:46 [ Reuters ]

WHO to start coronavirus testing in rebel Syria; Iran raises efforts, official says

Syria’s government has started testing in areas in the rest of the country, although has not yet reported a case to the WHO. Turkey to the north confirmed its first case last week and Iraq has at least 93 confirmed cases.

16.03.2020 - 20:00 [ Granma.cu ]

Mitteilung des Gesundheitsministeriums: In Kuba drei Touristen positiv auf Coronavirus getestet

(12.03.2020)

Am 10. März wurden vier italienische Touristen mit einer respiratorischen Symptomatik entdeckt, die sich in einer Pension in der Stadt Trinidad in der Provinz Sancti Spiritus befanden, die am 9. März über den Internationalen Flughafen José Martí in Havanna eingereist und sich noch am selben Tag weiter nach Trinidad begeben hatten. Sie wurden sofort ins Institut für Tropenmedizin Pedro Kouri (IPK) überwiesen.

16.03.2020 - 19:14 [ BBC ]

Israel election: Gantz vows to form ‚broad‘ unity government within days

Benny Gantz – the main rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – has been given the chance to form a new coalition government in Israel.

Mr Netanyahu’s Likud party won more seats than Mr Gantz’s Blue and White in the general election. But Mr Gantz was backed by a thin majority of lawmakers.

16.03.2020 - 13:13 [ Consortium News ]

US House Rams Through Nicaragua Regime-Change Bill with Zero Opposition

Washington’s pressure escalated further on March 9 when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution in a voice vote without any opposition that demanded more sanctions and aggressive actions against the Nicaraguan government of President Daniel Ortega.

15.03.2020 - 20:09 [ Yonhap (Südkorea) ]

S. Korea adds 76 new virus cases, first time in 23 days increase falls below 100

The total number of confirmed cases in Daegu and North Gyeongsang, the two epicenters of the virus outbreak here, stood at 6,031 and 1,157, respectively.

The two regions accounted for roughly 88 percent of the total confirmed cases here.

15.03.2020 - 18:39 [ Reuters ]

Israel’s president to tap Netanyahu rival Gantz to form government -statement

“Tomorrow, around midday, the president will assign the task of forming the government to head of (centrist Blue and White party) Benny Gantz,” President Reuven Rivlin’s office said in a statement.

15.03.2020 - 00:33 [ Reuters ]

Israel to use anti-terror tech to counter coronavirus ‚invisible enemy‘

Avner Pinchuk, a privacy expert with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, said such capabilities could include real-time tracking of infected persons’ mobile phones to spot quarantine breaches and backtracking through meta-data to figure out where they had been and who they had contacted.

15.03.2020 - 00:16 [ The Hill ]

Sanders wins Northern Mariana Islands caucus

The win will allocate four delegates to Sanders, with Biden garnering two delegates from the contest.

The Northern Mariana Islands have been a United States territory since 1975 and in 2016, Hillary Clinton won the group of islands‘ caucus.

13.03.2020 - 11:55 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Says ‚No Terror Supporters‘ in Gov’t After Gantz Calls for Unity With ‚All Parts of House‘

According to a statement from Netanyahu’s bureau on Friday morning, the premier stressed to Gantz during their nighttime meeting that „terror supporters“ cannot be part of said government, neither in normal circumstances nor in emergency.

The comment seems to be implicitly refering to members of the Arab-majority Joint List, the third largest party in the Knesset, which Netanyahu heavily vilified during Israel’s numerous election campaigns over the last year.

13.03.2020 - 01:31 [ The Guardian ]

Judge orders Chelsea Manning’s release from jail in Virginia

Ordering Manning’s release, Judge Anthony J Trenga wrote: “The court finds Ms Manning’s appearance before the grand jury is no longer needed, in light of which her detention no longer serves any coercive purpose.”

12.03.2020 - 03:22 [ junge Welt ]

Chile: 30 Jahre nach Pinochet

Piñera, dessen zweite Amtszeit am Mittwoch vor zwei Jahren begann, sieht sich seit Oktober 2019 einer Massenbewegung gegenüber, die ein Ende des Neoliberalismus sowie eine neue Verfassung fordert. Das aktuelle Grundgesetz gilt in großen Teilen als Erbe der Pinochet-Diktatur.

12.03.2020 - 03:11 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Citizens Reject Economic Decisions to Please the IMF

After the decisions announced by President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday night, thousands of Ecuadorian citizens used social media to express their outrage at a set of „brutal economic decisions“, popularly known as „Paquetazo“, which are aimed to favor the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agenda in this South American country.

10.03.2020 - 08:33 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Must Be Replaced for Israel’s Sake

Kahol Lavan’s raison d’etre is to bring the era of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a close. It’s no coincidence that they’ve been dubbed the “Just Not Bibi” party. The glue holding the party’s disparate parts together is the absolute certainty of Benny Gantz, and the factions to his left (Yesh Atid) and his right (Telem), that for Israel’s good, Netanyahu must be replaced. That’s why the party was founded, and that’s why people voted for it.

09.03.2020 - 22:27 [ The National ]

Yemen war: UN envoy meets GCC head as fighting rages

The UN special envoy for Yemen met with the secretary general of the GCC in Riyadh over the weekend as he steps up diplomatic efforts as a military escalation in the country’s north threatens to unravel months of diplomatic mediation that brought relative calm.

09.03.2020 - 21:58 [ Middle East Monitor ]

US marines arrive on Yemen’s Socotra to support UAE forces

According to the sources, on 21 December of last year, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the UN-recognised, exiled Yemeni government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to lease the entire island to the UAE for a period of about 95 years. Saudi and Emirati forces began to arrive on the island in April 2018, the Saudi deployment was reportedly coordinated with the Yemeni government, whilst the UAE arrived without prior coordination with the Saudi-backed Yemeni authorities.

08.03.2020 - 23:07 [ The United States Department of Justice ]

Former Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Indicted on Theft of Government Property and Scheme to Defraud the United States Government

Although Edwards had left DHS-OIG in December 2013, he continued to leverage his relationship with Venkata and other DHS-OIG employees to steal the software and the sensitive government databases.

08.03.2020 - 20:36 [ Reuters ]

Turkish police use tear gas in Istanbul to disperse Women’s Day crowd

“All roads leading to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street will be closed as these places are not classified as designated areas for assembly and demonstrations according to law,” the governor’s office said in a statement.

08.03.2020 - 14:42 [ PressTV ]

Syria reopens Damascus-Aleppo highway to traffic

Dozens of buses arrived in Aleppo province from Damascus, Homs, Hama, Lattakia and Tartous governorates as a number of buses also left Aleppo through the western entrance of Aleppo, al-Nasr roundabout and the beginning of Aleppo-Damascus highway, according to SANA.

06.03.2020 - 21:17 [ theIntercept.com ]

Nancy Pelosi to Receive First Genuine Left-Wing Challenge in 30 Years

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will face a spirited challenge from activist and attorney Shahid Buttar in the November general election.

Buttar represents a unique, if unlikely challenge to Pelosi, the most powerful elected Democrat in the country and 33-year incumbent for San Francisco’s congressional seat. On Tuesday, Pelosi took 72.5 percent of the vote in California’s 12th Congressional District. Under the state’s unique primary system — where the top-two vote-getters in the primary make it to the general election, even if they belong to the same party — Buttar’s 12.7 percent was enough to get him on the November ballot.

06.03.2020 - 16:04 [ Common Dreams ]

‚Don’t Look Away. This Nation Is So… Cruel‘: Rights Advocates Decry Execution of Nathaniel Woods by Alabama

The state of Alabama on Thursday executed Nathaniel Woods—who was pronounced dead at 9:01pm local time—after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary stay of execution that was later lifted and Republican Gov. Kay Ivey declined to exercise her powers of commutation or reprieve despite widespread public outcry, doubts about Woods‘ guilt, and concerns about the legal proceedings that led to his death sentence.

06.03.2020 - 07:45 [ Haaretz ]

Refugees From the Zionist Left: How the Jewish Vote for Arab Party Spiked in Israel’s Election

Meital, 31, also from Tel Aviv, had been a lifelong Likud voter. But this week, she voted for the Joint List. “I voted Likud thinking that [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is a leader with experience who can be relied on. I didn’t see anyone who could replace him,” she says. “But recently I started thinking about it differently – not to vote according to the question of who would be prime minister, but who would best reflect my values and my desire for a more tolerant society.”

06.03.2020 - 07:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

Palestinian voters are the new power brokers in Israel, much to Netanyahu’s chagrin

Will the Blue and White opposition abandon this racist logic of a “Jewish majority”, and form an alliance with the Joint List in order to oust Netanyahu? This remains to be seen. The stakes could not be higher, not only for Netanyahu personally, but for Israel’s future: whether it will continue its slide towards a “democracy” for Jews only, or instead choose a path that could lead to meaningful equal citizenship and democracy.

06.03.2020 - 07:10 [ Heise.de ]

Die einzige Demokratie im Nahen Osten? Besatzung beenden oder dieselben staatsbürgerlichen Rechte für Palästinenser

Denn Becks Fazit fällt eindeutig aus: Zweifelsfrei um eine Demokratie gehandelt habe es sich bei Israel lediglich in einem kurzen sechsmonatigen Zeitraum zwischen der Abschaffung des Militärrechts für arabische Israelis im November 1966 und dem Beginn des Sechstagekrieges im Juni 1967.

Spätestens mit Beginn der Besatzungsherrschaft habe Israel seinen Charakter als Demokratie verloren. Für heutige Debatten rund um Israel empfiehlt der Nahost-Professor deshalb auf das Demokratieargument besser zu verzichten.

06.03.2020 - 04:18 [ Reuters ]

Mexican firm takes millions of barrels of Venezuelan crude in oil-for-food swap

Venezuela has swapped millions of barrels of crude for supplies of corn and water trucks under an oil-for-food deal struck with a Mexican firm, in an effort to secure imports amid tightening U.S. sanctions, according to the company and export schedules.

06.03.2020 - 02:59 [ Common Dreams ]

MLK Jr’s Son Among Justice Advocates Urging Alabama Governor to Halt Execution of Nathaniel Woods

Civil rights groups and the son of Martin Luther King Jr. are calling on Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey to halt the execution of 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday evening despite serious questions about his guilt and serious concerns about the legal process that led to his sentence.

06.03.2020 - 02:54 [ Black America Web ]

Nathaniel Woods Execution Stayed By Supreme Court To Review Appeal

Alabama was set to execute an inmate Thursday evening for the 2004 slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected crack house. The U.S. Supreme Court halted plans at least temporarily to review his appeal.

05.03.2020 - 22:10 [ The Jerusalem Post ]

Anti-Netanyahu bill has majority support with Liberman vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suffered a blow on Thursday afernoon when Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman endorsed Blue and White leader Benny Gantz’s efforts to pass a law that would prevent an indicted MK from forming a government.

04.03.2020 - 15:18 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Ecuador: Verfassungsgericht lehnt Volksbefragung über Bergbauverbot ab

Die im Süden Ecuadors liegende Provinz mit ihren 712.000 Einwohnern ist reich an Gold und Kupfer. Für deren Abbau werden große Mengen an Wasser benötigt, weshalb Pérez und Umweltaktivisten sich in der Vergangenheit immer wieder gegen die Minenindustrie positioniert hatten

02.03.2020 - 21:40 [ Reuters ]

United Nations Libya envoy resigns citing stress

Ghassan Salame said on Twitter that he had “sought for two and a half years to unite Libyans, prevent foreign intervention and preserve the unity of the country”, but “my health no longer allows me to take this much stress”.

01.03.2020 - 17:30 [ CNN ]

Netanyahu is fighting for power like his freedom depends on it — and it might

Two weeks after the elections, Netanyahu’s criminal trial on charges of bribery and breach of trust begins. He doesn’t have to resign unless he is convicted and if that conviction is upheld through the appeals process.

01.03.2020 - 12:07 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

UNO: 36 Massaker im Jahr 2019 in Kolumbien

Bezüglich der massiven Proteste ab November 2019 wird aufgezeigt, dass Mitglieder der Sondereinheit zur Aufstandsbekämpfung (Esmad) sich nicht an internationale Normen und Standards in Bezug auf die Anwendung von Gewalt hielten. In Bogotá, Medellín und Cali habe es mehrere Fälle von schweren Augenverletzungen gegeben, die durch Polizeigeschosse verursacht wurden.

29.02.2020 - 22:14 [ LA Times ]

Column: Bernie Sanders isn’t going to destroy the Democratic Party. He just might save it

Democrats — like the dozens of freaked-out super-delegates interviewed by the New York Times this week — who threaten to edge out Sanders if he arrives at the party convention with a mere plurality rather than majority of delegates are making a big mistake.

29.02.2020 - 15:06 [ JURIST ]

UN report finds killings of women rights activists in Colombia increased by 50%

The citizens in municipalities most affected by violent groups and illicit economies continued to defend the rights of their communities and ethnic groups, including areas such as Antioquia, Arauca, Cauca and Caquetá. These killings amounted to 65 percent of all the killings, a trend documented by the UN since 2016.

29.02.2020 - 02:29 [ Zeit ]

Afghanistan: Donald Trump kündigt Friedensabkommen mit Taliban an

US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo soll am Samstag in Doha ein Friedensabkommen mit den Taliban unterzeichnen. Anschließend sind innerafghanische Verhandlungen geplant.

27.02.2020 - 03:18 [ Courthouse News ]

Louisiana Governor Asks Judge to Resign After Racist Texts

LeBlanc’s district spans Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes, which lie along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and includes portions of both cities’ metropolitan areas. The area, still rich in architecturally significant plantation homes, was once abundant in crops tended by black slaves. Today, factories and refineries replace the crops in portions of the district that lie inside what has become known as Cancer Alley.

27.02.2020 - 01:46 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Venezuela hochrangig bei der Sitzung des UN-Menschenrechtsrats vertreten

Am Rande der UN-Sitzung ist der venezolanische Außenminister bereits am Montag in Genf mit Alfred de Zayas zusammengetroffen. Der US-amerikanische Völkerrechtler leistet Beiträge zur Untermauerung der Klage gegen die USA, die Venezuela vor dem Internationalen Strafgerichtshof in Den Haag eingereicht hat.

27.02.2020 - 01:16 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Syrien-Sanktionen: Der Krieg nach dem Krieg

Die Sanktionen, die vergangene Woche verhängt wurden, treffen mehrere Geschäftsleute und setzen damit die Praxis der EU fort, potenzielle Investoren von einer Beteiligung am Wiederaufbau abzuschrecken.

26.02.2020 - 13:20 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Kiestagebau in Kolumbien bedroht Lebensgrundlagen der Anwohner des Rio Magdalena

Der Tagebau soll an einem Seitenarm des Rio Magdalena stattfinden, wofür dieser umgeleitet werden müsste. Auch droht eine Kontamination des Gewässers. Der Fluss trennt die beiden zentralen kolumbianischen Departamentos Tolima und Cundinamarca.