Archiv: Weltöffentlichkeit / World Public Opinion

04.07.2022 - 05:29 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election: After Bennett Quits, His Party May Not Make It to Next Knesset, Poll Show

Likud, led by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, would remain the largest party in parliament, according to the poll, with 34 out of 120 seats.

Together with a coalition of right-wing parties who have backed the current opposition leader – far-right Religious Zionism party, projected 10 seats, and ultra-Orthodox parties Shas and United Torah Judaism, with eight and seven seats, respectively – a Netanyahu-led bloc would have 59 seats, two short of a majority.

04.07.2022 - 04:48 [ ]

Lapid invites Netanyahu for security briefing amid dispute over procedure

The preference is for Netanyahu to receive the security updates, usually a routine matter, only from Israel’s military secretary, Brigadier General Avi Gil, instead of both Lapid and Gil being present in the room.

04.07.2022 - 04:13 [ Haaretz ]

Lapid’s Hectic Start as PM to Get Even Busier With Biden, Macron Meetings

He had little time to relax ahead of a busy first week that will already include a trip abroad – a visit with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

Lapid is also preparing for a historic visit by U.S. President Joe Biden on July 13. Both of these meetings were already planned, but now they will be with Lapid, not Naftali Bennett, who stepped down at the end of the month when infighting and defections made his government unworkable.

03.07.2022 - 08:05 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election: Netanyahu’s Party Is Counting on Gantz

(Jul 1, 2022)

The second consensus – which is both more important and more interesting – is that absolutely no one in Likud, from the most junior member to the most senior, failed to cite Kahol Lavan Chairman Benny Gantz, the current defense minister, as the person they are counting on to complete the tally of 61 Knesset seats that Netanyahu needs to form a government.

01.07.2022 - 10:37 [ ]

Death toll of missile attacks in Odesa rises to 18

Earlier it was reported that rockets hit a high-rise building and a recreation center.

01.07.2022 - 10:29 [ ]

Kiew: 17 Tote bei Raketenangriff in Region Odessa

Der Sprecher der Regionalverwaltung von Odessa, Serhij Bratschuk, hatte zuvor erklärt, von der Rakete sei ein neunstöckiges Wohnhaus in der Gegend von Bilhorod-Dnistrowsky rund 80 Kilometer südlich der Hafenstadt Odessa getroffen worden. Demnach wurde die Rakete von einem über dem Schwarzen Meer fliegenden Flugzeug aus abgefeuert.

01.07.2022 - 05:31 [ ]

Supreme Court deals Biden climate agenda serious blow with EPA decision

The 6-3 decision limits how far the executive branch can go in forcing new environmental regulations on its own.

„Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day,’ But it is not plausible that Congress gave EPA the authority to adopt on its own such a regulatory scheme in Section 111(d),“ Chief Justice John Roberts said in the Court’s opinion, referencing Section 111 of the Clean Air Act.

01.07.2022 - 05:29 [ Reuters ]

U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government’s authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a ruling that undermines President Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change and could constrain various agencies on other issues.

30.06.2022 - 02:59 [ ]

Indonesian President hands over invitation to Zelensky to personally attend G20 summit

He noted the need for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Widodo said he would soon meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and express his desire for peace.

„I will have a meeting very soon with President Putin, and I will also express our desire for peace to him,“ the Indonesian president said.

30.06.2022 - 02:31 [ ]

Russian occupiers preparing provocation accusing Ukrainian nuclear scientists of storing weapons at ZNPP – Energoatom

„For this, several workers were detained and tortured with a demand of confession, or rather, slandering themselves, that they allegedly dropped some kind of weapon into the concrete bowls of the cooling pools at Zaporizhia NPP in March,“ the company informed.

The company explained the invaders, under this pretext, insist on draining the cooling pools – to check its bowls – and stopping the pumps that supply water to the security systems of power units.

„If this happens, then the security systems of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant will be left without cooling, which in itself is a serious violation and can threaten nuclear safety.

29.06.2022 - 19:04 [ ]

Europe’s new Iron Curtain: The defences designed to keep Putin out as Biden announces a new permanent base in Poland – while Sweden and Finland are formally invited into alliance and Russia blasts ‚destabilising‘ move

Joe Biden, speaking at a NATO summit in Madrid today, announced the creation of a new base for the US Fifth Army Corps in Poland – the first permanent American base in the country – along with 3,000 extra soldiers to be sent to Romania and ‚enhanced‘ troop rotations for the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Two more squadrons of F-35 fighters will be deployed to the UK, Biden added, along with additional air defence systems for Germany and Italy, and another two destroyers which will be stationed at Rota Naval Station in Spain, bringing the total to six.

29.06.2022 - 18:31 [ Abas Aslani / ]

#Iran FM spox: The two-day talks in Doha have not ended yet and there will be another meeting between @Bagheri_Kani and @enriquemora_ later in the evening… The talks in Doha are underway in a serious and professional atmosphere

29.06.2022 - 18:25 [ Manchester Chronicle / ]

PICTURE: President Vladimir #Putin greets President #Raisi of #Iran at the start of 6th Caspian Sea Summit in #Ashgabat, #Turkmenistan. #Russia

29.06.2022 - 18:20 [ ]

Putin Travels To Friendly Central Asian Countries In 1st Trip Abroad Since War Began

President Vladimir Putin arrived in the ‚Russia-friendly‘ central Asian country of Tajikistan on Tuesday, for a one-day visit with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, in what marks Putin’s first trip abroad since launching the Feb.24 invasion of Ukraine.

The two leaders discussed „bilateral ties, the development of cultural and economic relations, and regional and global issues, especially the situation in Afghanistan.“ He then went on to Turkmenistan on Wednesday to attend an important regional summit of allies.

28.06.2022 - 23:32 [ Demoracy Now! ]

France Says Western Powers Should Open Oil Markets to Iran and Venezuela

President Nicolás Maduro: “I would tell President Macron: Venezuela is ready to receive all the French companies that want to come to produce gas and petrol for the European market, for the global market. You are welcome to come whenever. The road is paved. We are prepared, ready and happy to do it.”

28.06.2022 - 21:13 [ ]

Türkiye, Finland, and Sweden sign agreement paving the way for Finnish and Swedish NATO membership

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden met in Madrid on Tuesday (28 June 2022) under the auspices of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

28.06.2022 - 09:13 [ AFP News Agency / ]

#BREAKING France wants oil from Iran, Venezuela back on the market: Macron’s office

(19 hours ago)

28.06.2022 - 09:06 [ Reuters ]

Powers need to study all oil options, including Iran, Venezuela -France

„There are resources elsewhere that need to be explored,“ a French official said on the sidelines of a G7 summit in Germany, when asked about how to alleviate high oil prices.

28.06.2022 - 09:01 [ ]

Maduro Forms Energy Commission With Kuwait, Continuing Pushback Against US “Blackmail”


In Kuwait on Tuesday, the fourth stop of his tour of the Middle East and North Africa, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, formed a joint oil and gas commission aimed at strengthening the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) and stabilising global oil prices.

28.06.2022 - 08:52 [ ]

Oil prices end higher as the U.S. announces new sanctions on Iran


Oil futures climbed on Thursday, shaking off early losses from economic growth worries in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest interest-rate hike, to finish higher after the U.S. announced new economic sanctions on Iran.

28.06.2022 - 08:23 [ ]

Oil rises $2/bbl after G7 vows new Russian sanctions

Oil rose $2 a barrel on Monday on the prospect of even tighter supplies loomed over the market as the Group of Seven nations promised to tighten the squeeze on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war chest while actually lowering energy prices.

28.06.2022 - 08:18 [ Reuters ]

OPEC+ to stick to oil supply rise plan as Biden heads to Saudi – sources


OPEC and allied producing countries including Russia will likely stick to a plan for accelerated oil output increases in August, sources said, hoping to ease surging oil prices and inflation pressure as U.S. President Joe Biden plans to visit Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

28.06.2022 - 08:13 [ Reuters ]

Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output


„I had a call with MbZ,“ Macron was heard telling U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the G7 summit, using shorthand for UAE leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. „He told me two things. I’m at a maximum, maximum (production capacity). This is what he claims.“

„And then he said (the) Saudis can increase by 150 (thousands barrels per day). Maybe a little bit more, but they don’t have huge capacities before six months‘ time,“ Macron said.

28.06.2022 - 07:24 [ Bloomberg / ]

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister traveled to Russia in a show of support for the fellow OPEC+ member just as the US encourages the cartel to pump more oil and isolate Moscow


27.06.2022 - 21:31 [ NachrichtenThek / ]

Verteidigungspolitik : #NATO will schnelle Eingreiftruppe ausbauen. Von bislang 40.000 auf 300.000

27.06.2022 - 20:29 [ ]

NATO to have over 300,000 troops at higher readiness – Stoltenberg


BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO will massively boost the number of troops on high readiness to over 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, June 27, with allies set to adopt a new strategy describing Moscow as a direct threat four months into the Ukraine war.

27.06.2022 - 03:07 [ ]

Bundesregierung verweigert Antwort zu NSO Pegasus

Die Ampel-Regierung will nicht sagen, ob Polizei und Geheimdienste den Staatstrojaner Pegasus einsetzen. Das Bundesinnenministerium weigert sich, dem Bundestag zu antworten. FDP und Grüne hatten genau diese Auskunft vehement eingefordert – als sie noch in der Opposition waren.

27.06.2022 - 01:55 [ Erich Moechel / ]

EU-Kommission mauert zu Data-Mining im SWIFT-System

Wie aus internen Dokumenten hervorgeht, die von der CIA im Februar veröffentlicht werden mussten, betreibt der US-Geheimdienst seit 2016 Data-Mining in Finanztransaktionsdaten „nicht amerikanischer Herkunft“. Die Dokumente enthalten reihenweise Indizien dafür, dass es sich dabei um jene Datensätze aus dem europäischen Finanztraktionssystem SWIFT handelt, die Europol im Rahmen des TFTP-Vertrags gegen Terrorfinanzierung laufend an das US-Finanzministerium übermittelt.

Der TFTP-Vertrag untersagt jede Datenweitergabe wie auch Data-Mining jedoch explizit. Auf eine diesbezügliche Anfrage von erklärte die EU-Kommission nun, sie sei über diesen Sachverhalt nicht informiert.

27.06.2022 - 01:12 [ ]

European Security Officials Double Down on Automated Moderation and Client-Side Scanning


Similarly, following pressure from EU security officials, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft set up the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an industry organization that developed a hash-matching database now used in various ways by GIFCT’s 16 member firms, including Amazon, Airbnb, Discord, Tumblr, Zoom, Mailchimp, and Dropbox.

The EU proposal seeks to change the tenor of what has largely been a system of uneasy collaboration—underpinned by government pressure and threats of potential future sanctions, yes, but still voluntary and grounded in industry good-faith nonetheless. Instead, the regulation seeks to compel firms to deploy systems for the automated detection and removal of a broad range of content that might foster child abuse, rather than just incentivizing and encouraging the development of these kinds of systems informally.

26.06.2022 - 10:51 [ Nexta / ]

Air-raid alarm sounds can be heard in the central and western regions of #Ukraine.

26.06.2022 - 10:48 [ ]

Russia resumes attacks with Iskander missiles, uses Tu-22M3 long-range bombers for first time from territory of Belarus

On June 25 at night, the Russian army mounted a massive missile attack on several regions of Ukraine, Russia resumed attacks using Iskander missiles from the territory of Belarus, and for the first time used Tu-22M3 long-range bombers from the air space of Belarus, the Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has said.

26.06.2022 - 10:39 [ Veterans for Peace ]

Veterans For Peace Statement on Ukraine

Veterans For Peace (VFP) unequivocally condemns Russia’s horrific invasion of Ukraine. VFP opposes western militarism and increased US military spending, and we are deeply concerned about even the possibility of nuclear warfare.

26.06.2022 - 07:29 [ ]

G7-Gipfel in Deutschland: US-Präsident Biden eingetroffen

US-Präsident Joe Biden ist zum G7-Gipfel in Deutschland eingetroffen. Die Präsidentenmaschine Air Force One landete am Samstagabend am Münchener Flughafen, wo Biden vom bayerischen Ministerpräsidenten Markus Söder begrüßt wurde. Anschließend stieg er für den kurzen Flug zum Gipfelort Schloss Elmau in den Hubschrauber Marine One um.

25.06.2022 - 21:07 [ Tehran Times ]

Iran says nuclear talks to lift sanctions will resume soon

Amir Abdollahian said the decision was made after detailed and in-depth talks with Josep Borrell, the EU foreign policy chief.

“The talks to remove the sanctions imposed on Iran will be resumed soon,“ Amir Abdollahian said in a joint press conference with Borrell.

25.06.2022 - 09:13 [ ]

NSO claims ‚more than 5‘ EU states use Pegasus spyware

NSO Group told European lawmakers this week that „under 50“ customers use its notorious Pegasus spyware, though these customers include „more than five“ European Union member states.

The surveillance-ware maker’s General Counsel Chaim Gelfand refused to answer specific questions about the company’s customers during a European Parliament committee meeting on Thursday.

25.06.2022 - 08:59 [ ]

Google: How we tackled this iPhone, Android spyware

We’re told it is potentially capable of spying on the victims‘ chat apps, camera and microphone, contacts book and calendars, browser, and clipboard, and beam that info back to base. It’s said that Italian authorities have used this tool in tackling corruption cases, and the Kazakh government has had its hands on it, too.

On Thursday this week, TAG revealed its analysis of the software, and how it helped dismantle the infection.

25.06.2022 - 08:49 [ ]

Google: Spionageangriffe auf Handys in Italien

Google erklärte weiter, in einigen der nun aufgedeckten Fälle mit der Spähsoftware aus Italien hätten die Hacker die Spionagesoftware möglicherweise unter Zusammenarbeit mit Internetdienstanbietern eingesetzt. Daraus könne geschlossen werden, dass die Käufer der Programme Verbindungen zu staatlich unterstützten Akteuren hatten.

25.06.2022 - 08:08 [ Google Threat Analysis Group ]

Spyware vendor targets users in Italy and Kazakhstan


Seven of the nine zero-day vulnerabilities our Threat Analysis Group discovered in 2021 fall into this category: developed by commercial providers and sold to and used by government-backed actors. TAG is actively tracking more than 30 vendors with varying levels of sophistication and public exposure selling exploits or surveillance capabilities to government-backed actors.


In some cases, we believe the actors worked with the target’s ISP to disable the target’s mobile data connectivity. Once disabled, the attacker would send a malicious link via SMS asking the target to install an application to recover their data connectivity. We believe this is the reason why most of the applications masqueraded as mobile carrier applications. When ISP involvement is not possible, applications are masqueraded as messaging applications. (…)

We assess, based on the extensive body of research and analysis by TAG and Project Zero, that the commercial spyware industry is thriving and growing at a significant rate. This trend should be concerning to all Internet users.

These vendors are enabling the proliferation of dangerous hacking tools and arming governments that would not be able to develop these capabilities in-house. While use of surveillance technologies may be legal under national or international laws, they are often found to be used by governments for purposes antithetical to democratic values: targeting dissidents, journalists, human rights workers and opposition party politicians.

25.06.2022 - 06:37 [ ]

Zelensky says Israel not doing enough to support Ukraine

He also said he expects Israel to join the sanctions imposed by the West. „Unfortunately, we haven’t seen Israel joining yet,“ he said.

23.06.2022 - 19:22 [ ]

How the Kaliningrad stalemate could get serious for Russia and the West

Today it is a city of about a million, an important year-round naval base for the Russian Baltic fleet and for other military facilities. It is of vital strategic importance to Russia, which is why the Kremlin hung on to it when the rest of its empire dissolved in 1991.

23.06.2022 - 19:17 [ ]

Kaliningrad-Blockade: Russland droht mit Vergeltung


Russland droht dem Westen wegen der teilweisen Transitblockade der Exklave Kaliningrad mit Vergeltung. Die Antwort aus Moskau auf das Vorgehen Litauens werde nicht ausschließlich diplomatisch sein, sagte die Sprecherin des Außenministeriums, Maria Sacharowa. Vielmehr werde die Reaktion Russlands „praktisch“ ausfallen, ergänzte sie, ohne das näher auszuführen.

23.06.2022 - 19:11 [ ]

BRICS-Gipfel in Peking: Putin ruft Partner zur Zusammenarbeit auf

Brasilien, Indien, China und Südafrika halten nichts von den Sanktionen gegen ihren BRICS-Partner Russland. Und so wurde der Gipfel der Fünf für heftige Kritik am Westen genutzt – besonders von Putin und Xi.

22.06.2022 - 15:43 [ ]

Mehr als 1.000 Tote: „Großes Grauen“ nach Beben in Afghanistan

„Wir rufen die Hilfsorganisationen auf, den Opfern des Erdbebens sofortige Hilfe zu leisten, um eine humanitäre Katastrophe zu verhindern“, so der Kabuler Regierungssprecher Bilal Karimi am Mittwoch auf Twitter. Nach Angaben des Europäischen Zentrums für Erdbebenforschung im Mittelmeerraum (EMSC) waren die Erschütterungen in mehr als 500 Kilometer Entfernung in Afghanistan, Pakistan und Indien zu spüren.

21.06.2022 - 08:22 [ ]

Erste Konferenz des Atomwaffenverbotsvertrags in Wien

Die Atommächte boykottieren die UNO-Konferenz.

19.06.2022 - 04:40 [ ]

++ Stoltenberg rechnet mit jahrelangem Krieg ++

Alle Entwicklungen im Liveblog.

18.06.2022 - 20:04 [ Iain Cathro / ]

Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky cheered on Kyiv walkabout

Try walking about in a British city Johnson and see how many cheers you get

18.06.2022 - 12:42 [ John Pilger / ]

What a coward Anthony Albanese is. Julian #Assange’s approved extradition has stirred not a peep from the new PM of Julian’s homeland, where Labor’s doe-eyed believe ‚Albo‘ is different in Washington-sucking Canberra. No, he’s not. The killing of #Assange is our final surrender.

18.06.2022 - 12:36 [ WikiLeaks / ]

Australia’s Journalists Union: „The UK Government’s decision to uphold the application by the US Department of Justice to extradite Australian publisher Julian #Assange imperils journalists everywhere“ @withMEAA

18.06.2022 - 12:05 [ Haaretz ]

Russian Escalations in Syria Risk Direct Conflict With U.S., Military Officials Warn

According to the report, Russian forces on Wednesday struck al-Tanf, a U.S. military base, where some 200 U.S. military personnel are stationed alongside local fighters in a bid to suppress a resurgence of the Islamic State. The report however states that Russia informed the U.S. of the attack through a communication line set long ago, suggesting it was not targeting American troops, but looking to harass U.S.-led coalition in Syria.

Despite no U.S. or coalition casualties, a U.S. military official described the operation as a „significant increase in provocation“ this month, the report said.

17.06.2022 - 21:44 [ Radio Utopie ]

Die „Authorization For Use of Military Force“ vom 14. September 2001 im Wortlaut

(29. August 2014)

Die nach den Attentaten vom 11. September in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika dem Präsidenten vom Kongress persönlich ausgestellte Vollmacht, der ein nun fast dreizehn Jahre andauernder weltweiter Terrorkrieg a.k.a. „war on terror“ folgte, ist in Deutschland immer noch weithin unbekannt.

Radio Utopie dokumentiert dieses in jeder Hinsicht verheerende historische Ermächtigungsgesetz im Wortlaut.

17.06.2022 - 21:35 [ Justin Amash, libertarian, member of Congress, 2011-2021 / ]

Pres. Biden has deployed troops to Yemen under the guise of fighting al-Qaeda and ISIS. He falsely claims authority under the 2001 AUMF. There is no such authority. The 2001 AUMF is an authorization against the 9/11 perpetrators, not anyone considered a terrorist in perpetuity.

17.06.2022 - 19:38 [ Justin Amash, libertarian, member of Congress, 2011-2021 / ]

Julian Assange faces prosecution for publishing materials revealing war atrocities in Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. government is trying to criminalize journalism, endangering everyone. The freedom of the press, the freedom of speech, and all rights are at stake. Free Assange.

17.06.2022 - 19:22 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The UK’s Decision to Extradite Assange Shows Why The US/UK’s Freedom Lectures Are a Farce

The eleven-year persecution of Julian Assange was extended and escalated on Friday morning. The British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, approved the U.S.’s extradition request to send Julian Assange to Virginia to stand trial on eighteen felony charges under the 1917 Espionage Act and other statutes in connection with the 2010 publication by WikiLeaks of thousands of documents showing widespread corruption, deceit, and war crimes by American and British authorities along with their close dictatorial allies in the Middle East.

This decision is unsurprising — it has been obvious for years that the U.S. and UK are determined to destroy Assange as punishment for his journalism exposing their crimes — yet it nonetheless further highlights the utter sham of American and British sermons about freedom, democracy and a free press.

17.06.2022 - 19:12 [ WikiLeaks / ]

„We’re going to fight this… I’m going to spend every waking hour fighting for Julian until he is free, until justice is served“ | Julian Assange’s wife responding to decision to approve his extradition to the US for publishing, where he faces a 175 year sentence @StellaMoris1

17.06.2022 - 19:06 [ WikiLeaks / ]

BREAKING: UK Home Secretary approves extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the US where he would face a 175 year sentence – A dark day for Press freedom and for British democracy The decision will be appealed

17.06.2022 - 03:50 [ Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania / ]

We are here together with President @ZelenskyyUa because we know it’s our duty to act. It’s our responsibility to keep this momentum & help our Ukrainian friends forge a new future. Focus on the need for peace, the reconstruction effort & the rebuilding of this country’s future.

16.06.2022 - 20:05 [ ]

Österreich meldet Gasreduzierung durch Russland

Nach Deutschland melden auch Österreich und Tschechien reduzierte Gaslieferungen aus Russland.

16.06.2022 - 16:38 [ FRANCE 24 English / ]

#LIVE – The French leader Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi meet with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in #Kiyv. Watch their joint press conference live on @FRANCE24_En

16.06.2022 - 16:09 [ The Kyiv Independent / ]

Zelensky meets German, French, Italian, Romanian leaders in Kyiv. Zelensky’s meeting with Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Mario Draghi, and Klaus Iohannis started after the four visited Irpin, a town that had been devastated by Russia’s war, on June 16.

16.06.2022 - 15:48 [ euronews / Youtube ]

Macron, Scholz and Draghi in Irpin

16.06.2022 - 09:26 [ Nexta / ]

#Macron, #Scholz and #Draghi are already in #Kyiv.

16.06.2022 - 08:05 [ OSINTtechnical / ]

Italian PM Draghi, French President Macron, and German Chancellor Scholz on their way to Kyiv.

16.06.2022 - 06:15 [ Secretary Antony Blinken / ]

As authorized by @POTUS, I am directing the drawdown of $350 million in additional U.S. arms, equipment & supplies for Ukraine—part of $1 billion in U.S. support announced today to reinforce Ukraine’s defenses against Russia’s senseless war of choice. We stand #UnitedwithUkraine.

16.06.2022 - 06:12 [ ]

Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war

(June 4, 2022)

On Ukraine’s battlefields, the simple act of powering up a cellphone can beckon a rain of deathly skyfall. Artillery radar and remote controls for unmanned aerial vehicles may also invite fiery shrapnel showers. (…)

It is used against artillery, fighter jets, cruise missiles, drones and more. Militaries also use it to protect their forces.

16.06.2022 - 06:02 [ ]

Is the Russian Air Force Finally Winning the War over Ukraine’s Skies?

(June 9, 2022)

The report of a Ukrainian Su-27P fighter getting shot down could portend a different phase of aerial combat – one in which the Russians are getting better at dogfighting and are able to venture into Ukrainian air space at will to finally achieve the air dominance they have thus far been unable to establish. The Donbas phase of the war may mean more fighter jets from both sides taking to the skies as ground combat reaches a critical stage. Thus, aerial combat is becoming more decisive.

16.06.2022 - 05:52 [ ]

Russian long-range missiles destroy western Ukraine arms depot

Konashenkov said shells for M777 howitzers, a type supplied by the United States, were being stored there. He said four howitzers were destroyed elsewhere in fighting and that Russian airstrikes also destroyed Ukrainian “aviation equipment” at a military aerodrome in the southern Mykolaiv region.

There was no immediate comment on the Zolochiv strike from the Ukrainians.

16.06.2022 - 05:42 [ ]

Exclusive: US fighters ‘captured’ by Russian forces in Ukraine

Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, had been serving as volunteers with a regular Ukrainian army unit. They are believed to be the first US servicemen to end up as Russian prisoners of war.

They will join a growing number of Western military volunteers captured by Russian forces, including three Britons – Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Andrew Hill.

16.06.2022 - 05:33 [ ]

Bericht über russischen Großangriff in Luhansk

„Der erbitterte Kampf um die Region Luhansk geht weiter“, sagte Saluschnyj gestern am späten Abend laut Reuters. Die Russen setzten Flugzeuge, Panzerfäuste und Artillerie ein, fügte er hinzu.


16.06.2022 - 05:29 [ ]

Selenskyj bei Gipfeltreffen von G-7 und NATO

Das gab Selenskyj heute via Twitter bekannt. Der G-7-Gipfel wird Ende Juni in Bayern tagen, die NATO direkt danach in Madrid.

16.06.2022 - 05:10 [ NDR ]

Krieg in der Ukraine: Gazprom drosselt Gas-Lieferung noch weiter

Als Grund nennt der Energie-Konzern fehlende Gas-Kompressoren der Firma Siemens.

16.06.2022 - 04:59 [ ZDF ]

Staatsbesuch im Kriegsgebiet : Kanzler Scholz auf dem Weg nach Kiew

(15.06.2022 21:34 Uhr)

Wie ZDF-Korrespondent Andreas Kynast „aus sicherer Quelle“ erfahren hat, soll Olaf Scholz gemeinsam mit Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron und Italiens Premier Mario Draghi morgen in der ukrainischen Hauptstadt eintreffen.

15.06.2022 - 09:33 [ Nexta / ]

#Russia is discussing plans to divide #Ukraine into districts. A scheme for the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine in the case of its occupation by #Russian troops was shown at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

15.06.2022 - 09:14 [ ]

Zelensky: We ready to negotiate war end when ‚opposing side‘ ready to end it

According to Zelensky, „we are on our own land, this is our people and our territory.“ „It is very painful to lose people. But we will lose everything if we give in to Russia in this war,“ the president stressed.

He also confirmed the information about the visit to Ukraine of German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, saying at the end of the interview: „It is very important that Chancellor Scholz is coming now, during the war.“

15.06.2022 - 09:07 [ ]

Kiew gegen mögliches neues Minsker Abkommen

Putin habe Menschen in Butscha getötet, „und der Westen sagt, wir sollten sein Gesicht wahren“.

Das Minsker Friedensabkommen wurde 2015 in der Hauptstadt von Belarus im Normandie-Format von Russland, der Ukraine, Frankreich und Deutschland unterzeichnet. Im Wesentlichen ging es darum, den Bürgerkrieg in Luhansk und Donezk zu beenden.

15.06.2022 - 08:47 [ ]

Ukraine-Krieg: NATO berät über weitere Waffenlieferungen

Bis zu 50 Länder der sogenannten Ukraine-Kontaktgruppe beraten heute über weitere Waffenlieferungen an das Land. US-Verteidigungsminister Austin hat die anderen NATO-Staaten sowie eine Reihe von Partnerländern ins Brüsseler Hauptquartier eingeladen.

14.06.2022 - 06:47 [ ]

Russia sees military coordination with Israel on Syria continuing

(February 26, 2022)

Following the 2015 Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war, Israel set up a „deconfliction mechanism“ with the big power to prevent them clashing inadvertently during Israeli strikes against Iranian deployments and arms transfers in the neighbouring Arab state.

„Our military officials discuss the practical issues of this substantively on a daily basis. This mechanism has proven to be useful and will continue to work,“ the Russian embassy in Israel said in a statement.

14.06.2022 - 06:44 [ Times of Israel ]

As Russia threat grows, visiting European Union chief looks to Israel for solutions

“For the first time in history, the EU is financing deliveries of weapons – we have so far allocated two billion euros to cover the needs of the Ukrainian defense forces,” von der Leyen, now president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, told The Times of Israel in an interview by email ahead of her visit to Israel, which began Monday.

14.06.2022 - 06:34 [ ZDF ]

Ukraines Präsident im ZDF : Das Selenskyj-Interview in ganzer Länge

ZDF heute journal: Warum ist die Beziehung zu Bundeskanzler Scholz so kompliziert?

Selenskyj: Ich glaube, es gibt eine gewisse Skepsis in der Beziehung der Führung Deutschlands der Ukraine gegenüber. Ich glaube nicht, dass diese Skepsis auf Bundeskanzler Scholz zurückzuführen ist, ich glaube nicht, dass sie neu ist. Ich glaube, wir haben wunderbare Beziehungen zwischen beiden Völkern und recht gute Beziehungen zwischen den Führungen beider Staaten.

Aber ich glaube, diese Skepsis kommt vor allem zum Ausdruck, wenn es um die künftige Mitgliedschaft der Ukraine in der EU und der Nato geht, diese Skepsis war leider auch in der Zeit vor Bundeskanzler Scholz zu spüren. Es gab diese Haltung und ich bin zuversichtlich, dass sich diese Haltung ändern wird.

14.06.2022 - 05:59 [ @Podolyak_M, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy ]

Being straightforward – to end the war we need heavy weapons parity: 1000 howitzers caliber 155 mm; 300 MLRS; 500 tanks; 2000 armored vehicles; 1000 drones. Contact Group of Defense Ministers meeting is held in #Brussels on June 15. We are waiting for a decision.

14.06.2022 - 05:46 [ Russia Today ]

Zelensky vows to retake Donbass and Crimea

“And I ask everyone who has such an opportunity to communicate with people in the occupied south…say that there will be liberation,” he continued. “Say it to Gorlovka, Donetsk, Lugansk. Tell them that the Ukrainian army will definitely come.”

“Of course, we will liberate our Crimea as well. Let every Russian official who has seized precious land in Crimea remember: this is not the land where they will have peace,” he threatened.

14.06.2022 - 05:18 [ Times of Israel ]

Report: Zelensky received PR advice from Netanyahu aides


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky consulted in recent weeks with a pair of public relations advisers to Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu in a bid to galvanize military support for his country as it defends itself from Russia’s invasion, according to a report Tuesday.

Walla news said Zelensky received advice from Srulik Einhorn, who was a senior adviser for Netanyahu’s Likud party during the last election. He also reportedly consulted with Jonatan Urich, a longtime Netanyahu aide who continues to serve as the former prime minister’s spokesman.

13.06.2022 - 17:47 [ ]

Niinistö and Stoltenberg discuss Nato bid at Kultaranta Talks

On Monday morning, Støre will discuss Nordic security with Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen (Cen) and the directors of the Swedish and Finnish institutes of international affairs.

That will be followed by a security policy debate in Finnish featuring Defence Forces Commander Timo Kivinen, Education Minister Li Andersson (Left), Foreign Affairs Committee chair Jussi Halla-aho (Finns) and Defence Committee chair Petteri Orpo (NCP).

13.06.2022 - 17:42 [ ]

Finland will not go into NATO without Sweden, president says

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö has underlined his country’s commitment to joining NATO in tandem with Sweden after he was asked whether Finland could proceed alone in the application process.

Niinistö was speaking on Sunday at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

13.06.2022 - 04:00 [ ]

La France insoumise condamne l’invasion militaire de l’Ukraine avec la plus grande fermeté


Communiqué de La France insoumise

L’invasion militaire de l’Ukraine par la Russie est un acte de guerre extrêmement grave que nous condamnons avec la plus grande fermeté.

C’est une violation inacceptable des principes du droit international dont Vladimir Poutine porte la responsabilité et qui fait peser le risque d’une guerre généralisée sur le continent.

À cette heure, nos pensées vont vers les populations civiles prises au piège et qui vivent dans la peur. L’urgence est à agir pour les protéger et exiger un cessez le feu immédiat et le retrait des troupes russes. La France doit porter cette exigence devant l’ONU.

12.06.2022 - 19:21 [ ]

Former British soldier Jordan Gatley ‘shot and killed’ while fighting Russians on the frontline in Ukraine

Jordan Gatley left the British Army in March and flew out to Ukraine to help at the beginning of the invasion “after careful consideration”, wrote his father Dean Gatley in an emotional tribute on Facebook.

According to the post, Jordan was killed amid intense fighting in the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. The family received the news on Friday.

His father confirmed “the devastating news that our son, Jordan, has been shot and killed in the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.”

12.06.2022 - 19:19 [ ]

Russia-Ukraine war: fierce fighting in Sievierodonetsk as Russia seizes territory and prepares to send more troops – live

Fierce fighting has continued in the strategic city of Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, where Russian shelling caused a fire at a chemical plant in which hundreds of civilians are believed to have taken shelter during some of the most intense bombardment of the war.

The governor of Luhansk region, Serhiy Haidai, said in an interview with local television that the Azot chemical plant remained under Ukrainian control, adding that fighting was under way on Sunday on the “outskirts of the city, in the streets directly near the plant”.

12.06.2022 - 18:55 [ ]

It is too late to find understanding with Russia – Zelensky

„We respect international law, we respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each state. But please do not forget that the war is being waged on our soil. This is a war on our land. Therefore, we put pressure on Russia, on our land. There is no longer any need to reassure the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation. It is too late. We needed preventive sanctions, when we had to talk to them on a daily basis, implement specific financial and economic sanctions before a full-scale invasion,“ he said on Saturday, speaking at the 19th Asian Shangri-La Dialogue Security Summit.

„Now there is no gray area. If you are for peace now, then you support Ukraine, if you support this particular war, then you find mutual understanding with Russia. That is all.

12.06.2022 - 18:45 [ ZDF ]

Analysten sehen russische Zermürbungstaktik

Nach Ansicht von Analysten setzt Moskau womöglich genau darauf: dass der Schock über den Krieg nachlässt und das Interesse erlahmt. Denn je länger sich der Konflikt hinzieht und festfährt, desto höher ist demnach aus russischer Sicht die Chance, die Ukraine zu einer Einigung zu zwingen.

Jeder Kriegsmonat kostet die Ukraine laut der Denkfabrik Penta Center umgerechnet 4,7 Milliarden Euro. Daher sei das Land auf den Rückhalt der westlichen Staaten angewiesen. Für einen Sieg brauche es nicht nur modernere Waffen, sondern auch die westliche Entschlossenheit, den wirtschaftlichen Druck auf Russland aufrechtzuerhalten, um Moskau zu schwächen.

12.06.2022 - 06:42 [ ]

Mike Pompeo summoned by court to explain alleged US government plot to assassinate Julian Assange, say Spanish media reports

Spanish National High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz summoned Pompeo and former US counterintelligence official William Evanina as witnesses to explain the alleged assassination plot and whether they received information through the security firm.

Evanina allegedly previously confessed to having access to security camera footage and audio recordings from inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange’s lawyers claimed in letters seen by Spanish outlet The Objective.

12.06.2022 - 06:32 [ Stella Moris / ]

Julian Assange’s wife Stella Moris reveals how they raise children together while he is in jail waiting an extradition decision By Stella Moris

We don’t know how long our children have left with their father. We don’t know if we can visit him or even talk to him on the phone. If the extradition goes ahead, US authorities retain the right to put Julian in conditions so cruel that no one in his position is likely to survive.

It is impossible for Julian and me to escape a feeling that he is on death row. Our weekly visits may be the only time we have left together. But for how much longer? A few months more, a few weeks, a few days and then only a few hours? I fear in the end we will count the minutes and the seconds…

12.06.2022 - 06:09 [ ]

Journalists’ Associations and Palestinian Rights Group to submit new complaint to International Criminal Court regarding killing of Al Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and shooting of Ali Samoudi


The Group’s April 2022 complaint details the systematic targeting of Palestinian journalists on behalf of four named victims – Ahmed Abu Hussein, Yaser Murtaja, Muath Amarneh and Nedal Eshtayeh – who were also killed or maimed by Israeli snipers while covering demonstrations in Gaza. All were wearing clearly marked PRESS vests at the time they were shot. The complaint also details the targeting of media infrastructure including the bombing of the Al-Shorouk and Al-Jawhara Towers in Gaza City in May 2021.

The full Press Release is available here.

Jennifer Robinson and Tatyana Eatwell act as Legal Counsel for the group.

12.06.2022 - 05:33 [ Jen Robinson / ]

In 2016, I took legal action against the UK with @privacyint over surveillance & information sharing with the US – given my work as lawyer for #Assange & @wikileaks UK admits violation of Art 8 & Art 10 (confidential journalistic material)


Robinson v UK

12.06.2022 - 05:29 [ ]

Julian Assange’s Australian lawyer who counts Amal Clooney and Amber Heard as friends says she has reached settlement with government ‚over breach of her human rights after it admitted she was likely put under covert surveillance‘

She said: ‚The UK Government has now admitted that its surveillance and information-sharing arrangements with the US violated my rights. That includes in relation to the protection of confidential journalistic material.

‚This follows a pattern of unlawful spying on Julian Assange and his legal team, and it raises grave concerns about government interference with journalistic material and privilege.

‚It also raises serious questions about what information the UK and US governments have been sharing about Mr Assange’s case against extradition to the US.‘

12.06.2022 - 05:26 [ WikiLeaks / ]

UK admits to unlawfully spying on Julian Assange’s lawyer in settlement on Thursday at the European Court of Human Rights

11.06.2022 - 19:44 [ ]

Family of British man facing the death penalty in Donbas call for his release

„Shaun should be accorded all the rights of a prisoner of war according to the Geneva Convention and including full independent legal representation. We sincerely hope that all parties will co-operate urgently to ensure the safe release or exchange of Shaun.“

Britain has called the court’s decision a „sham judgment“ and condemned Russian proxy authorities in Donbas for what it called an „egregious breach“ of the Geneva convention.

11.06.2022 - 11:44 [ Morocco World News ]

Moroccan Man Who Fought With Ukraine Sentenced to Death in Donetsk

While the court tried the men on the basis of them being foreign mercenaries, the defendants and their families maintained that they were living in Ukraine legally and fought officially with Ukraine, which would grant them the protection of being legitimate prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva convention.

Only a small portion of the closed trial was made public through pro-Russian media. Observers said it’s a “show trial” with “trumped up charges” put on “to imitate trials of Russian soldiers in Ukraine.”

11.06.2022 - 11:06 [ ]

Who are Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner? How the British men sentenced to death sought a new life in Ukraine

Mr Aslin, 28, is known by multiple names. When he fought alongside Syria’s Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG) against Isis he was known as Rojhat, he then adopted the name Cossack Gundi when he joined as a volunteer fighter in the ranks of the Ukrainian Army. To some, he is known simply as Johnny.

Mr Aslin, a care worker at his hometown of Newark, Nottinghamshire, had no military experience when he left the UK for Syria in 2015. Before he boarded a plane to Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, he reportedly told border authorities he was going on a backpacking trip.

11.06.2022 - 10:53 [ ]

So-called court in Donetsk sentences two captive Britons and one Moroccan to death

UK citizens Shaun Pinner, Aiden Aslin and Moroccan Saadun Brahim were charged with being mercenaries and participating in operations aimed at seizure of power and overthrow of the so-called constitutional order of the so-called „Donetsk People’s Republic“, which is not recognized by anyone but Russia.

09.06.2022 - 20:34 [ ]

Kiew: Jeden Tag „bis zu hundert getötete ukrainische Soldaten“

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hatte die Zahl der täglich getöteten ukrainischen Soldaten Anfang Juni mit 60 bis 100 beziffert.

Insbesondere rund um die Städte Sjewjerodonezk und Lyssytschansk liefern sich beide Seiten derzeit heftige Gefechte im Donbas. Es sind die letzten Städte der Region Luhansk, die Russland noch nicht erobert hat.

09.06.2022 - 20:28 [ ]

Krieg gegen die Ukraine: Heftige Straßenkämpfe in Sjewjerodonezk

„Die Straßenkämpfe finden mit unterschiedlichem Erfolg in den Stadtteilen statt“, teilte Hajdaj mit. „Die Streitkräfte der Ukraine kämpfen um jede Straße und jedes Haus.“ Er räumte zwar ein, dass die russische Armee mehr als 90 Prozent des Luhansker Gebiets und auch den größten Teil von Sjewjerodonezk kontrolliere, doch der Stadt drohe noch keine Einkesselung.

09.06.2022 - 11:37 [ ]

Berlin schickt 7 Panzerhaubitzen an die Front. Und Putin das …

Auch Norwegen gab indes die Lieferung von 22 Panzerhaubitzen an die Ukraine bekannt. Darunter seien auch Ersatzteile, Munition und andere Ausrüstung, wie das norwegische Verteidigungsministerium am Dienstag mitteilte. “Die norwegische Regierung hat mit der öffentlichen Bekanntgabe der Lieferung aus Sicherheitsgründen gewartet. Künftige Lieferungen dürfen nicht angekündigt oder kommentiert werden”, hieß es vom nordischen NATO-Staat.

08.06.2022 - 06:10 [ ]

EU excludes cloud services from 6th sanctions package for unknown reasons – Podoliak

„At first, the EU Council announces the blockage of Russia from EU cloud services in the Sixth Sanction Package. Then, the EU Council edits the message, removing these references. No clarifications or explanations from the officials,“ Podoliak said on Twitter.

„We must increase the sanctions pressure, not decrease,“ the adviser to the head of the President’s Office said.

06.06.2022 - 09:18 [ Nexta / ]

#Ukrainian President Vladimir #Zelenskyy reported that he had visited #Lysychansk and #Soledar. These towns are very close to the war zone.

05.06.2022 - 13:00 [ Journalists Speak Up For Assange ]

Journalists Speak Up For Assange

In 1898, French writer Émile Zola wrote the open letter J’accuse…! (I accuse) to warn about the wrongful sentencing to life in prison of a military officer named Alfred Dreyfus on espionage charges. Zola’s stance entered history books and still today stands for our duty to fight miscarriages of justice and to hold the powerful to account. This duty is as necessary as ever today, when Julian Assange is being victimized by governments and faces 17 charges[1] under the US Espionage Act, legislation that also dates back over a hundred years.

As journalists and journalists’ organizations that believe in human rights, freedom of information and of the public’s right to know, we demand the immediate release of Julian Assange.

We urge our governments, all national and international agencies and fellow journalists to call for an end to the legal campaign being waged against him for the crime of revealing war crimes.

We urge our fellow journalists to inform the public accurately about this abuse of fundamental rights.

We urge all journalists to speak up in defense of Julian Assange at this critical time.

Dangerous times call for fearless journalism.

04.06.2022 - 14:40 [ Defend Assange Campaign / ]

Peter Hitchens on Julian Assange extradition: ‚This is a political case…are you a proper country if another country can just reach into your territory and lift out someone it wants to punish?‘

@ClarkeMicah #FreeAssangeNOW

03.06.2022 - 03:01 [ ]

Enemy tries to surround Ukrainian troops in Severodonetsk, but there is no need for their withdrawal – General Staff


The representative of the General Staff pointed to the danger of the capture of Severodonetsk by Russian troops.

„In the event of the capture of Severodonetsk, we will have to defend along the river bank and will also fight in urban areas,“ Hromov said.

03.06.2022 - 02:39 [ Nexta / ]

Jens Stoltenberg met with Joe Biden. He expressed confidence that war in #Ukraine would end at the negotiating table The war in Ukraine has become “a war of attrition,” and Western nations must prepare for „the long haul,“ said Stoltenberg following talks with U.S. President.

02.06.2022 - 13:59 [ tagesschau / Youtube ]

Volksabstimmung in Dänemark: Mehrheit für Teilhabe an EU-Sicherheitspolitik

Die EU-weit einzigartige Sonderregelung bedeutet, dass sich das Land bislang zwar an zivilen, nicht aber an militärischen Missionen der EU und auch nicht an der gemeinsamen Entwicklung etwa von Waffensystemen beteiligen konnte.

02.06.2022 - 13:42 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

“Von Vancouver bis Wladiwostok…”

(28. Juni 2008)

In allen kolpotierten Statements aus Moskau schimmert die Auffassung durch, Europa sei nun quasi als Kontinent frei geworden, weil ihn niemand so recht beherrsche.
Nun, da die Voraussetzung für „die Schaffung einer übernationalen politischen Identität“ in Europa nicht mehr gegeben sei, sei dies eine neue Chance für Russland in der EU einen Fuss in die Tür zu bekommen. Zwar (noch) nicht als Vollmitglied, aber als „voll ausgewachsener Teilnehmer“ am EU-Netzwerk.
Gemeint sein dürfte damit vor allem der seit Jahrzehnten unkontrollierte, ohne parlamentarisch-demokratische Korrektur und Aufsicht gewachsene EU-Beamtenapparat, mitsamt seine Wucherungen in die EU-Staaten hinein.

Auch sieht man in der Elite Russlands gern dem sinkenden Stern des niedergehenden US-Imperiums und seinem schwindenden Einfluss zu und will davon profitieren indem man dessen Platz einnimmt.
Durch das aggressiv-expansionistische Ausdehnen der Westblöcke EU und NATO bis an die eigenen Grenzen hat man offenbar gelernt in den Denkfabriken um den neuen Präsidenten Russlands. Man sieht die „globale Situation diktiert von rigiden Regeln“ und rechnet offenbar mit drei strategischen Entwicklungsmodellen:

1. Die Schaffung eines Eurasien Orwell´schen Ausmasses, in der Vision dreier totalitärer Blöcke aus „1984“ (siehe Grafik oben)
2. Einen Deal mit NATO und EU, vielleicht sogar mit dem gesamten Shanghai-Pakt, zur Schaffung eines Superimperiums auf der Nordhälfte des Planeten. Dies käme praktisch einer Weltregierung gleich.
3. Eine Konfrontation zwischen Shanghai-Pakt einerseits und USA, NATO und EU andererseits.

Die Völker, die Demokratien, die Republiken, die Öffentlichkeit, die Verfassungen, sie spielen auf diesem planetaren Schachbrett nicht die geringste Rolle, für keine der imperialen Plutokratien und Apparate, weder in Russland, noch in der EU und schon gar nicht in der NATO.

31.05.2022 - 19:24 [ @UsBurning / ]

Germany announces swap deal with Greece for tanks to Ukraine: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday he had agreed a deal with Greece that would see Athens send Soviet-era military vehicles to Ukraine in exchange for… /

31.05.2022 - 18:54 [ Tagesspiegel / ]

Bundeskanzler #Scholz hat #Griechenland Schützenpanzer im Ringtausch zugesagt. Die Lieferung soll ein Ausgleich für griechische Lieferungen an die #Ukraine sein.

31.05.2022 - 18:48 [ ]

Berlin will Panzer über Ringtausch mit Athen liefern

Der deutsche Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz hat einen Panzerringtausch mit Griechenland zugunsten der Ukraine angekündigt. „Wir werden deutsche Schützenpanzer zur Verfügung stellen“, sagte Scholz heute nach Abschluss des EU-Gipfeltreffens in Brüssel.

31.05.2022 - 04:11 [ ]

Sjewjerodonezk Schlacht mit unklaren Konsequenzen

Zudem würde die Unterstützung durch die Luftwaffe jetzt besser funktionieren.

Auch die Koordination der Bodentruppen sei verbessert worden und der Nachschub – zuvor die Achillesferse der Russen – werde jetzt besser geschützt.

31.05.2022 - 03:59 [ ZDF ]

Sanktionen gegen Russland: EU einigt sich auf Kompromiss bei Öl-Embargo

Nach Angaben von Diplomaten sieht der Kompromiss konkret vor, auf Drängen Ungarns hin vorerst nur russische Öl-Lieferungen über den Seeweg zu unterbinden. Per Pipeline erfolgende Transporte sollen zunächst weiter möglich sein. Ungarn wird sich so erst einmal weiter auf dem Landweg über die riesige Druschba-Leitung mit russischem Öl versorgen können. An ihr sind auch Raffinerien in Ostdeutschland und Polen sowie in der Slowakei und Tschechien angeschlossen.

31.05.2022 - 03:43 [ Gordon Kaestner / ]

EU-Sondergipfel: Vollständiges Öl-Embargo wohl vorerst vom Tisch – Orban stellt weitere Forderungen – WELT

31.05.2022 - 03:25 [ ]

Russland stoppt Gaslieferungen an die Niederlande

Das russische Staatsunternehmen Gasprom will ab heute kein Gas mehr an die Niederlande liefern, weil der Gasimporteur seine Rechnung nicht in Rubel bezahlen will. Gasprom werde von 31. Mai bis 30. September die bestellten zwei Milliarden Kubikmeter Gas nicht liefern, teilte das niederländische Gasunternehmen GasTerra gestern in Groningen mit.

30.05.2022 - 16:37 [ Norbert Häring ]

USA scheitern in Genf mit ihrem Plan für eine WHO-Gesundheitsdiktatur – vorerst

Der Verdacht, dass der US-Vorschlag damit erst einmal gescheitert war, ohne dass die WHO das zugeben und die Medien das berichten wollten, sollte sich erhärten. Zum Abschluss der Versammlung am 28. Mai war auf Health Policy Watch ein erster substantieller, wenn auch massiv schöngefärbter Bericht zu lesen, zwischen dessen Zeilen man das Vorgefallene herauslesen konnte. Health Policy Watch will Entscheidungsträger der Gesundheitspolitik vor allem in Entwicklungsländern informieren. Das Online-Magazin wird finanziert vom in der Gesundheitspolitik extrem einflussreichen Wellcome Trust und anderen Stiftungen.

30.05.2022 - 13:01 [ ]

Ausnahmezustand in Ungarn: Orban regiert am liebsten mit Notrecht


Die Eile, mit der die jüngste Verfassungsänderung durch- und umgesetzt wurde, ist Teil der Logik des ungarischen Konzepts der illiberalen Demokratie: Orban ist zwar seit dem Sieg bei der Parlamentswahl so stark, dass er durchregieren könnte. Allerdings managt Orban das Land ohnehin schon seit zwei Jahren de facto im Ausnahmezustand. Dieser war im Frühjahr 2020 verhängt, mit «Sicherheitsinteressen des Staates» in der Pandemie begründet und mehrmals verlängert worden.

Der Pandemie-Ausnahmezustand aber wäre in wenigen Tagen ausgelaufen.

30.05.2022 - 12:40 [ ]

Geschlossene Tankstellen, unterbrochene Kraftstoffversorgung nach Entscheidung der Regierung

Nach Angaben von Blikk hat Shell mehrere seiner Tankstellen in Ungarn geschlossen und begründet dies mit Versorgungsproblemen.

30.05.2022 - 12:05 [ ]

Streit über Ölembargo überschattet Gipfel

Seit mehr als drei Wochen ringt die EU erfolglos um eine Einigung auf ein Embargo für russisches Erdöl. Mehrere Staaten, allen voran Ungarn, stemmen sich angesichts ihrer hohen Abhängigkeit von russischem Öl und starker Teuerungsraten gegen die Pläne. Die Blockade beschäftigt den am Montag startenden zweitägigen EU-Sondergipfel, der sich dem Ukraine-Krieg und dem Thema Energie widmet.

29.05.2022 - 18:41 [ ]

Erdogan beharrt auf Nein zu NATO-Norderweiterung

Gespräche mit Vertretern der beiden skandinavischen Länder am Mittwoch seien nicht wie erwartet verlaufen, so Erdogan weiter. Die Länder hätten nicht die erwarteten Schritte im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus unternommen. Erdogan äußerte sich auf seinem Rückflug aus Aserbaidschan vor türkischen Journalisten.

28.05.2022 - 19:22 [ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / ]

I told President @ZelenskyyUa this morning that we stand with Ukraine for the long-term. We’ll continue to provide equipment to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces defend their country, and we’re working intensively to find ways to resume grain exports & avert a global food crisis.

28.05.2022 - 19:12 [ CBS News ]

U.S. leans toward sending powerful multiple launch rockets as Ukraine seeks „heavy weapons“ to stop Russia’s Donbas offensive

The appeals from Kyiv have apparently been heard in Washington, where a Biden administration official told CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin that the White House was leaning toward providing multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine as part of the next package of military aid for the country.

No final decision has been made in Washington, officials told CBS News, …

28.05.2022 - 18:40 [ ]

Russian occupiers inflicted 21 strikes on Donetsk region per day, 32 civilian objects destroyed, dead and wounded reported

During the day, the Russians launched 21 strikes on Donetsk region, the invaders fired at 14 settlements, dead and wounded are reported, the National Police of Ukraine has said.

28.05.2022 - 18:36 [ ]

Ukrainian military released from captivity reported severe torture, beatings, injection of unknown drugs

Ukrainian soldiers released from captivity reported facts of torture and ill-treatment by Russian invaders, captives were forced to have sexual intercourse, torture was used with particular cruelty against officers of the Armed Forces and Azov fighters, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova has said.

„During a monitoring visit to a healthcare institution where the Ukrainian military released from captivity are located, they reported the facts of torture and ill-treatment by the occupiers. Most of the Ukrainian military personnel were taken prisoner by the occupiers near Mariupol. First they were kept in basements and outbuildings. Then they were transferred to guardhouse, pretrial detention center in Donetsk and penal colony No. 120, which are located in the temporarily occupied territory,“ she wrote on Facebook.

28.05.2022 - 06:56 [ ]

Schulmassaker in Uvalde: Behörde räumt schwere Fehler ein

Stattdessen sei in die Entscheidung getroffen worden, auf Spezialkräfte zu warten. Die Einsatzkräfte vor Ort seien davon ausgegangen, dass der Schütze nicht mehr schieße, sondern sich lediglich verbarrikadiert habe. Dies habe sich im Nachhinein als Fehleinschätzung erwiesen. Erst um 12.50 Uhr öffneten Spezialkräfte, Beamte der Grenzschutzpolizei, die Tür zum Klassenraum mit einem Schlüssel, wie McCraw weiter schilderte. Diesen Schlüssel hätten sich die Einsatzkräfte vom Hausmeister besorgt.

28.05.2022 - 06:49 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Uvalde Shooter Fired Outside School for 12 Minutes Before Entering

Local residents voiced anger Thursday about the time it took to end the mass shooting at an elementary school here, as police laid out a fresh timeline that showed the gunman entered the building unobstructed after lingering outside for 12 minutes firing shots.

28.05.2022 - 06:33 [ NBC News ]

‚Please send the police now‘: Uvalde student called 911 multiple times during shooting

The first 911 call came in at 12:03 p.m. local time. McCraw said the girl whispered that she was in room 112. The call lasted one minute and 23 seconds.

The girl called back again at 12:10 and said multiple people were dead, he said. She called at 12:13, and again at 12:16 to say that eight or nine students were alive.

At 12:19, a second student called 911 from room 111, according to McCraw. The girl hung up when another student told her to, he said.

McCraw said that during a 911 call at 12:21, three shots could be heard in the background. An additional call came in at 12:36 but only lasted 21 seconds. The director said the first girl called 911 again and „was told to stay on the line and be very quiet.“

At approximately 12:43 and 12:47, the girl asked a 911 operator to „please send the police now,“ McCraw said.

28.05.2022 - 06:29 [ ]

Border Patrol Agents Killed the Uvalde School Shooter. But Why Were They on the Scene?

A CBP official told Texas Monthly that as emergency calls first came in, four agents with CBP’s Bortac SWAT team were investigating stash houses on the border to the west of Uvalde. The agents immediately responded, arriving at the school just before noon. Bortac (Border Patrol Tactical Unit) is CBP’s’s paramilitary force, an elite group of agents trained to exchange gunfire with cartels.

28.05.2022 - 06:09 [ Texas Tribune ]

Gov. Greg Abbott says he was misled about poor police response to Uvalde shooting

“I am livid about what happened,” Abbott said during a news conference in Uvalde, the site of the shooting where a gunman killed 19 students and two adults Tuesday. “The information I was given turned out, in part, to be inaccurate, and I am absolutely livid about that.”

In his first news conference after the shooting, Abbott had praised how police handled the shooting, applauding their „amazing courage.“

27.05.2022 - 10:46 [ Nexta / ]

#NATO is going to hold naval exercise BALTOPS-22 with #Sweden and #Finland. The exercises will take place in the #BalticSea from June 5-17. According to the #Pentagon, a sixth U.S. fleet will take part.

27.05.2022 - 10:36 [ ]

Bürgermeister: 1500 Tote in Sjewjerodonezk seit Kriegsbeginn

Die ostukrainische Stadt Sjewjerodonezk ist laut ihrem Bürgermeister zum Schauplatz heftiger Angriffe der russischen Truppen geworden. Rund 1500 Menschen seien seit Kriegsbeginn getötet worden, teilte Olexandr Strjuk mit. Rund 12.000 bis 13.000 seien in der Stadt verblieben, 60 Prozent der Wohngebäude seien dort zerstört worden. Die ukrainischen Kräfte hielten den Angriffen noch stand, doch sei eine russische Aufklärungs- und Sabotagegruppe in ein Hotel in Sjewjerodonezk eingedrungen, meldete Strjuk.

26.05.2022 - 09:17 [ ]

We can ‘neither confirm nor deny’ we’re spying on Congress


Government attorneys assert it is legal for their agencies to simply open the government purse and buy our data scraped from apps and social media, no warrant needed. When further challenged, the government’s ultimate fallback is a claim that a Reagan-era executive order, known as E.O. 12333, means that it needs no statutory authority to look at whatever it wants.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Congress created the Freedom of Information Act in 1967 at a time when lawless surveillance of Americans by the FBI and CIA was rampant.

26.05.2022 - 09:10 [ New York Times ]

C.I.A. Is Collecting in Bulk Certain Data Affecting Americans, Senators Warn

(Feb. 10, 2022)

The C.I.A. kept censored the nature of the data when it declassified the letter.

26.05.2022 - 08:58 [ ]

US-Aufsicht: CIA betreibt eigenes Programm zur Massenüberwachung


Das nun zum Teil publik gemacht Big-Data-Programm stützt sich auf die seit Jahren umstrittene Anordnung 12333, die der frühere US-Präsident Ronald Reagan ursprünglich 1981 erlassen hatte. Sie lässt unter anderem zu, dass Unternehmen und andere Einrichtungen überwacht werden, solange diese eine „irgendwie geartete Beziehung zu ausländischen Organisationen oder Mitarbeitern haben“. Dies kann im Fall einer US-Firma schon gelten, wenn dort ein Ausländer angestellt ist.

26.05.2022 - 07:59 [ Zero Hedge ]

Report Shows FBI Spied On 3.3 Million Americans Without A Warrant, GOP Demands Answers

In a May 25 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Turner (R-Ohio) asked Wray to explain why his agency had wiretapped and gathered personal information on over 3.3 million Americans without a warrant (pdf).

Limited authority to gather foreign intelligence information is granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

24.05.2022 - 06:29 [ ]

Biden says US will use force to defend Taiwan if China invades

He warned that China is already „flirting with danger by flying so close and all the maneuvers they are undertaking (in Taiwan’s ADIZ).“ The president said that although the U.S. is committed to the ‚one China‘ policy, it does not mean that China has the „jurisdiction to go in and use force to take over Taiwan.“

Biden pledged that the U.S. „stands firmly with Japan and other nations not to let that happen.“

24.05.2022 - 06:24 [ Japan Today ]

Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China

Leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo on Tuesday, looking to put China on notice as it expands its military and economic influence in the region.

The summit of the grouping known as the Quad comes a day after U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington would be ready to intervene militarily to defend Taiwan, prompting China to accuse him of „playing with fire“.

Tuesday’s gathering is expected to produce fewer fireworks but still be clearly directed at China.

24.05.2022 - 05:11 [ ]

Pentagon, CENTCOM Deny Reports US Refueling Planes Took Part in Israel Iran-Strike Drill


According to Buccino, the fuel tankers simulated refueling two US F-15s and four Israeli F-16s. The timing of the refueling exercise was coincidental, Buccino said.

“There is no direct US military involvement in that exercise,” Buccino said, referring to “Chariots of Fire.”

Pentagon spokesman Maj. Rob Lodewick also denied that the Department of Defense was “directly participating” in the exercise, according to the report.

“A small number of personnel from across US Central Command are observing portions of the exercise,” Lodewick added.

24.05.2022 - 04:56 [ Times of Israel ]

Report: In 1st, US refuelers to take part in major Israeli drill for strike on Iran


According to the unsourced report, the US Air Force will serve as a complementary force, with refueling planes drilling with Israeli fighter jets as they simulate entering Iranian territory and carrying out repeated strikes.

The unprecedented Israel- US aerial collaboration in a drill simulating a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities is seen as a potential message to Iran amid long-stalled negotiations in Vienna over a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, a possibility Israel has repeatedly voiced its objection to, warning it would lead to “a more violent, more volatile Middle East.”

24.05.2022 - 04:53 [ Times of Israel ]

Israeli military to hold large-scale drill simulating widescale strike on Iran


Gantz is slated to meet with his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin, on Thursday at the Pentagon in Washington. Meanwhile, Michael Kurilla, head of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), arrived in Israel on Tuesday for his first official visit.

23.05.2022 - 01:31 [ Tehran Times ]

Resumption of Vienna talks awaits U.S. decision

Hadi Afghahi, a former Iranian diplomat, told the Arabic-language Iran News Agency that Mora carried two messages: One is related to Europe’s desire to import energy from Iran in light of the war in Ukraine and the other includes ideas about the IRGC designation. According to Afghahi, Mora carried American proposals that included lifting the sanctions on some Iranian entities and companies, but keeping the IRGC and some of its figures on the U.S. blacklist. The American proposals also included a paragraph calling on Iran not to avenge the assassination of top IRGC general Qassem Soleimani, according to Afghahi.

23.05.2022 - 01:21 [ Tehran Times ]

Failure to fix nuclear deal will be a gift to Trump


Inaction by Biden and his team to fix the nuclear pact will somehow vindicate Trump for his illegal move in abrogating the hard-won agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In that case, if Trump runs for president in 2024 elections, he will use his decision in quitting the nuclear deal in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 as a strong tool to attack Biden and his fellow Democrats and that his decision was right. Even if another hardline Republican race for the White House, he or she will also seek to justify the reckless decision.

21.05.2022 - 11:45 [ World Economic Forum ]

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: List of confirmed Public Figures

Heads of State and Government 50
Foreign Affairs 30
Finance / Economy 43
Trade / Commerce / Industry 27
Central Bank 7
International Organizations 36
Digital / Information, Communication and Technology 11
Energy and Resources 11
Environment 17
Health 6
Labor / Social Affairs / Education 6
Transport and Infrastructure 5
Defence and Intelligence Chiefs 3
Others 58

21.05.2022 - 11:33 [ ]

Scholz und Nehammer fahren zum WEF-Gipfel nach Davos

Aus Deutschland reisen Kanzler Olaf Scholz, Vizekanzler Robert Habeck und Lars Klingbeil, der Vize-Chef der SPD zum WEF-Gipfel an. Es kommt auch Ursula von der Leyen und mit ihr mehrere EU-Kommissare, darunter auch Johannes Hahn von der ÖVP. Auch Christine Lagarde als Chefin von der EZB darf nicht fehlen.

21.05.2022 - 11:27 [ Rubikon ]

Die zukünftige Weltregierung

Zudem sollen die Internationalen Gesundheitsvorschriften (IHR) der WHO, die in Deutschland im Rang einfacher Gesetze stehen, nachgeschärft werden, sodass die öffentliche Gewalt an sie gebunden ist. Gewählte Regierungen sollen keinerlei Mitspracherecht mehr bei der Verhängung von Zwangsmaßnahmen haben. Stattdessen sollen diese in einem Automatismus den Bevölkerungen aufgezwungen werden.

Es ist zu befürchten, dass dieser Vertrag uns aufgrund der beschriebenen Mechanismen in einen dauerhaften Ausnahmezustand versetzen wird.

21.05.2022 - 06:16 [ Achse des Guten ]

Die diskrete Ermächtigung der WHO

Was hier in deutsches Recht implementiert worden ist, ist eine umfassende Überarbeitung der ursprünglichen Sanitäts- und Quarantänevorschriften. Infolge der Anthrax-Anschläge 2001 sowie von SARS 2002 bis 2004 fand eine umfassende Überarbeitung der IHR und damit ein Systemwechsel statt.

20.05.2022 - 15:43 [ ]

Biden Handing Over U.S. Sovereignty to WHO

(May 4, 2022)

Please take seriously the severity of this existential threat to everything free people hold dear. Do everything in your power to pass this report on to others and to find ways to communicate with and to influence people to stop empowering WHO to take over our national sovereignty and freedom.

On May 22-28, 2022, ultimate control over America’s healthcare system, and hence its national sovereignty, will be delivered for a vote to the World Health Organization’s governing legislative body, the World Health Assembly (WHA).

This threat is contained in new amendments to WHO’s International Health Regulations, proposed by the Biden administration, that are scheduled as “Provisional agenda item 16.2” at the upcoming conference on May 22-28, 2022.1

These amendments will empower WHO’s Director-General to declare health emergencies or crises in any nation and to do so unilaterally and against the opposition of the target nation. The Director-General will be able to declare these health crises based merely on his personal opinion or consideration that there is a potential or possible threat to other nations.

20.05.2022 - 14:32 [ ]

International Health Regulations: A big step toward a health dictatorship is imminent

(12 May 2022)

A US proposal to amend the International Health Regulations (IHR) is scheduled to be voted on at the May 22-28 World Health Assembly.

The proposal was sent to WHO member countries by the WHO Director General as early as January 20. However, the proposal was only made available to the public on April 12, and in a way that hardly anybody took notice. Mainstream media coverage is virtually nonexistent. I became aware of it through a May 8 report by the independent Austrian news portal, which in turn learned of it only through a May 4 report by the portal America Out Loud.

The US proposal is characterized throughout by changes that would empower the WHO to declare health emergencies for countries and regions without involvement or consent of the respective governments, and to dictate countermeasures, even including the deployment of foreign teams of experts.

20.05.2022 - 14:09 [ ]

WHO Stealth Coup to Dictate Global Health Agenda of Gates, Big Pharma

Doing something with stealth means doing it in a secretive or concealed manner, to prevent it being widely known and possibly opposed. This applies to the proposal given by the Biden Administration to the Geneva WHO in January 18, 2022 according to official WHO documents. The WHO hid the details of the US “amendments” for almost three months, until 12 April, just a month before the relevant body of the WHO meets to approve the radical measures. Moreover, rather than the previous 18 month waiting time to become treaty in international law, only 6 months are used this time. This is a bum’s rush. The US proposal is backed by every EU country and in total 47 countries ensuring almost certain passage.

The proposals, officially titled, “Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies: Proposal for amendments to the International Health Regulations,” were submitted by Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs (OGA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services, Loyce Pace, as “amendments” to a previously ratified 2005 WHO International Health Regulations treaty. The WHO defines that 2005 treaty thus: “the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) provide an overarching legal framework that defines countries’ rights and obligations in handling public health events and emergencies that have the potential to cross borders. The IHR are an instrument of international law that is legally-binding on 196 countries, including the 194 WHO Member States.”

20.05.2022 - 13:43 [ ]

“Pandemic Treaty” Will Hand WHO Keys To Global Government

The first public hearings on the proposed “Pandemic Treaty” are closed, with the next round due to start in mid-June.

We’ve been trying to keep this issue on our front page, entirely because the mainstream is so keen to ignore it and keep churning out partisan war porn and propaganda.

18.05.2022 - 19:27 [ Matt Gubba / ]

If I asked governments across the globe to sign an agreement stating that if I ever decide there’s an emergency, all their powers must be handed over to me, I would rightly be viewed as a total lunatic. But that’s exactly what the WHO are doing. No thanks. #StopTheTreaty

18.05.2022 - 19:20 [ Forbes ]

The WHO To Discuss Global Pandemic Treaty At World Health Assembly May 22-28

That’s why the World Health Organization (WHO) will be discussing a possible Global Pandemic Treaty at the upcoming 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 22 to 28. Yet, despite the clear need for more global coordination, some politicians, some celebrities, and a bunch of social media accounts have been trying to, guess what, argue against such a treaty. They even started a hashtag #StopTheTreaty.

18.05.2022 - 15:20 [ ]

Moskau: 959 Soldaten haben sich in Asow-Stahl-Werk ergeben

Russland hat nach eigenen Angaben fast 700 weitere ukrainische Soldaten aus dem belagerten Asow-Stahl-Werk in Mariupol gefangen genommen. In den vergangenen 24 Stunden hätten sich 694 Kämpfer ergeben, unter ihnen 29 Verletzte, teilte das russische Verteidigungsministerium heute mit. Insgesamt hätten sich seit Montag somit 959 ukrainische Soldaten auf dem Werksgelände in Mariupol ergeben, darunter 80 Verletzte.

18.05.2022 - 06:40 [ Matt Gaetz / Nitter,net ]

Biden just sent hundreds of troops to Somalia in a conflict Congress hasn’t authorized. We just broke the record for border crossings. Democrats’ focus? Cable news programming. They’re more interested in silencing their opponents than doing their jobs.

18.05.2022 - 06:33 [ Congressman Matt Gaetz / Facebook ]

Progressives Silent on American Hostility in Somalia

BREAKING: Gaetz calls out „progressives“ for not opposing American hostility in Somalia

18.05.2022 - 05:33 [ ]

Schweden, Finnland besiegeln Weg in NATO

Schweden und Finnland nähern sich ihren NATO-Beitritten in großen Schritten an. Die schwedische Außenministerin Ann Linde unterzeichnete am Dienstag den Mitgliedsantrag. Kurz darauf stimmte das finnische Parlament mit überwältigender Mehrheit einem Antrag auf Mitgliedschaft zu. Am Abend unterzeichnete dann schließlich Finnlands Außenminister Pekka Haavisto den Antrag.

18.05.2022 - 05:23 [ Radio Sweden ]

Finland and Sweden to walk „hand-in-hand“ into NATO

At a joint press conference in Stockholm, prime minister Magdalena Andersson and Finland’s President Sauili Niinistö spoke about the long historic relations and co-operation between the two countries, and the importance of taking this step together.

17.05.2022 - 10:35 [ ]

EU-Außenminister: Ölembargo in der Warteschleife

Der ungarische Außenminister Peter Szijjarto sprach in einer auf Facebook veröffentlichten Videobotschaft von Investitionen in Höhe von 15 bis 18 Milliarden Euro, die für die Abkehr seines Landes vom russischen Öl nötig seien. Es sei „legitim“, dass Ungarn einen Vorschlag der EU-Kommission erwarte, sagte Szijjarto, der ebenfalls in Brüssel war.

17.05.2022 - 10:23 [ ]

Belagertes Stahlwerk in Mariupol: 264 Soldaten ergeben sich

Nach wochenlanger Belagerung haben etwa 260 ukrainische Soldaten das Asow-Stahlwerk in Mariupol verlassen. Darunter seien 53 Schwerverletzte, teilte der ukrainische Generalstab mit. Die anderen 211 ukrainischen Kämpfer seien in eine von russischen Truppen besetzte Ortschaft gebracht worden. Sie sollten später in einem Gefangenenaustausch mit russischen Soldaten freikommen, hieß es. An der Evakuierung der weiteren Verteidiger des Stahlwerks Azowstal werde noch gearbeitet.

16.05.2022 - 19:38 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars


As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

16.05.2022 - 19:24 [ New York Times ]

Biden Approves Plan to Redeploy Several Hundred Ground Forces Into Somalia

Together, the decisions by Mr. Biden, described by the officials on the condition of anonymity, will revive an open-ended American counterterrorism operation that has amounted to a slow-burn war through three administrations. The move stands in contrast to his decision last year to pull American forces from Afghanistan, saying that “it is time to end the forever war.”

16.05.2022 - 19:06 [ Radio Sweden ]

PM: Seeking NATO membership is historic shift for Sweden

With general elections just a few months away, the government could change between now and when the process is complete. Ulf Kristersson, leader of the conservative Moderates, said, „NATO is above party politics.“

16.05.2022 - 19:03 [ ]

Ukraine will develop like Israel as country always ready for war – expert


Oleksandr Komarov, the president of the Kyivstar mobile operator, believes that even under the best scenario, Ukraine will develop like Israel, becoming a country always ready for war.

„My vision of the future is this: even in the best scenario, Ukraine will develop like Israel, becoming a country always ready for war. And this factor should be taken into account in planning. We do not invest for a year, our horizon is 7-10 years. And therefore, all these factors must be taken into account.

15.05.2022 - 14:43 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Hundreds Protest Al Jazeera Journalist’s Killing Across Israel


Hundreds gathered in rallies organized by Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) on Wednesday and Thursday to protest the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces and in the West Bank.

200 people demonstrated in Haifa, waving Palestinian flags, holding pictures of Abu-Aqleh and carrying signs bearing texts in Hebrew and Arabic reading “Occupation = terror.” “We stand here this evening in protest of the murder of the journalist Abu Aqleh today in Jenin,” Raja Zaatry, chairman of the Haifa branch of the Hadash, said. He described Abu Akleh’s killing as “a grave crime that is added to the many crimes of the occupation, which is the main and daily terror in this country.”

15.05.2022 - 14:14 [ Haaretz ]

Police Violence at Palestinian Journalist’s Funeral Is Israel’s Mark of Cain

This is not just about damage to Israel’s image. This is a definitive incident that revealed the full ugliness of life under Israel’s occupation. No PR in the world can repair the damage, because there is no “narrative” that justifies the Israel Police’s conduct.

This is not only about contempt for the pain and grief of the Palestinians; it is about a fundamentally wrong attitude toward the Palestinian flag. This is the flag of the Palestinian Authority – an entity established as part of a deal with Israel, a deal that among other things enshrines the security cooperation that Israel has enjoyed for almost 30 years – and it is recognized by the whole world, including Israel.

15.05.2022 - 13:44 [ Rep. Debbie Dingell, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / ]

This is indefensible. We need a full, transparent, and independent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and these disturbing attacks by Israeli police on mourners. Those responsible for these actions must be held accountable.

15.05.2022 - 13:38 [ Rep. Andy Levin, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / ]

Live coverage of Israeli officers attacking attendees of Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral, almost toppling the casket to the ground, disturbed me deeply. What can justify this?


15.05.2022 - 13:18 [ ]

Shireen Abu Aqleh: ‘Cold-blooded’ killing and funeral chaos leave West Bank in turmoil

World criticism mounts over the shooting of Al Jazeera journalist as dispute over chain of events grows

14.05.2022 - 17:37 [ Radio Sweden ]

As Sweden confronts NATO decision, Left Party holds out hope for non-alignment

A majority of parliament’s eight parties backed a national security analysis and its findings on Friday, but the Greens and the Left Party refrained from signing off on its conclusions.

The report didn’t take a stance on whether Sweden should join NATO but highlighted the benefits of being a member of the alliance, something the two parties oppose.

14.05.2022 - 17:11 [ ]

British PM Boris Johnson in Finland: U.K. is Ready to Help Finland Militarily; President Niinistö About Russia’s Reaction to NATO Membership: ‘Look in the Mirror’


Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain visited Finland to meet President Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday evening with a clear purpose: the United Kingdom stands ready to assist Finland in its endeavors by all means necessary.

14.05.2022 - 16:59 [ ]

Tote Journalistin: UNO-Sicherheitsrat fordert Untersuchung

Nach dem Tod einer Journalistin im Westjordanland hat der UNO-Sicherheitsrat eine Aufarbeitung des Falles gefordert. „Die Mitglieder des Sicherheitsrates forderten eine sofortige, gründliche, transparente, faire und unparteiische Untersuchung ihrer Tötung und betonten die Notwendigkeit, Rechenschaft abzulegen“, hieß es in einer Mitteilung des mächstigsten UNO-Gremiums.

14.05.2022 - 13:01 [ ]

UN chief ‚deeply concerned‘ about risks of global hunger due to war in Ukraine


Speaking alongside Austria’s chancellor and foreign minister in Vienna, Guterres also said talks were ongoing to evacuate more civilians from conflict zones in Ukraine.

„I have to say that I am deeply concerned, namely with the risks of hunger becoming widespread in different parts of the world because of the dramatic food security situation we are facing because of the war in Ukraine,“ he said.

14.05.2022 - 12:54 [ ]

World Economic Forum: Volodymyr Zelensky to join annual Davos meeting

Scheduled for Graubünden, a canton in eastern Switzerland, it is the first in-person meeting for three years and will feature the 44-year-old, who is set to address world political, economic and social leaders on May 23.

14.05.2022 - 12:34 [ ]

Selenskyj warnt vor weltweiten Hungersnöten

„Wie viel müsste man dann investieren, um solche Folgen zu überwinden? Diese Fragen sollten diejenigen beantworten, die die Sanktionen gegen Russland hinauszögern oder versuchen, die Hilfe für die Ukraine zu verzögern“, sagte der Präsident in einer Videoansprache am späten Abend.

14.05.2022 - 12:24 [ ]

Weltweite Ernährungskrise: Indien verbietet Export von Weizen

Eigentlich wollte Indien die Lücke schließen, die der Ukraine-Krieg in die weltweite Versorgung mit Weizen gerissen hat. Nun aber hat das Land die Ausfuhr von Weizen mit sofortiger Wirkung gestoppt.

14.05.2022 - 12:18 [ ]

India Bans Wheat Exports in Growing Wave of Food Protectionism

India prohibited wheat exports that the world was counting on to alleviate supply constraints sparked by the war in Ukraine, saying that the nation’s food security is under threat.

Exports will still be allowed to countries that require wheat for food security needs and based on the requests of their governments,

12.05.2022 - 16:21 [ ]

EU, UK join US in Launching Online ‘Disinformation’ Policies, ‘One-World Governance’ of Social Media

These steps come as part of a broader crackdown on the “spread of disinformation” called for by the Act, requiring platforms to “flag hate speech, eliminate any kind of terrorist propaganda” and implement “frameworks to quickly take down illicit content.”

Regarding alleged “disinformation,” these platforms will be mandated to create a “crisis response mechanism” to combat the spread of such content, with the Act specifically citing the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the “manipulation” of online content that has ensued.

12.05.2022 - 16:01 [ Daniel Neun / Rado Utopie ]

„Strategische Überwachung der Telekommunikation“: Die verschwiegene Infrastruktur der Totalüberwachung


In der „Begründung zum Entwurf für eine Erste Verordnung zur Änderung Telekommunikations-Überwachungsverordnung“ vom 29. April 2002 schrieb die Regierung:

Die Überwachungsmaßnahmen nach den §§ 5 und 8 des G 10 zielen auf ein regional begrenztes Gebiet ab, über das Informationen gesammelt werden sollen. Sie beziehen sich auf internationale Telekommunikationsbeziehungen, soweit eine gebündelte Übertragung erfolgt. Das Besondere an der strategischen Fernmeldekontrolle ist dabei, dass aus einer großen Menge verschiedenster Sachverhalte einzelne ausgewertet werden, die sich hierfür aufgrund bestimmter Merkmale qualifizieren. (…)

Die hierfür bei den Verpflichteten zum Einsatz gelangenden technischen Einrichtungen sind (..) weniger komplex als die Einrichtungen, die zur Umsetzung der übrigen Überwachungsmaßnahmen erforderlich sind. Dies liegt insbesondere darin begründet, dass der Betreiber bei der technischen Umsetzung dieser strategischen Kontrollmaßnahmen keinen Bezug auf eine bestimmte Person oder Anschlusskennung zu beachten hat. Angesichts der wenigen Anbieter, die internationale Übertragungswege anbieten, auf denen eine gebündelte Übertragung erfolgt, ist davon auszugehen, dass insgesamt nur verhältnismäßig wenige technische Einrichtungen zum Einsatz kommen. (…)

Der Gesetzgeber hat bei der Novellierung des G 10 eine Frist von 2 Jahren eingeräumt, innerhalb der eine Evaluation der geänderten Möglichkeiten gerade mit Blick auf die strategische Kontrolle verlangt wird. Auch diese Vorschrift fordert unverzügliches Handeln bei der technischen und organisatorischen Umsetzung von Maßnahmen zur strategischen Überwachung der Telekommunikation.“

Dazu am 1.Februar 2002:

„Offenbar, so vermuten nun Experten, will der Bundesnachrichtendienst wohl nun selbst 100 Prozent erfassen, um dann freiwillig nur 20 Prozent auszuwerten.“

12.05.2022 - 15:48 [ ]

Das EU-Überwachungsmonster kommt wirklich, wenn wir nichts dagegen tun

Jetzt ist es raus: Die EU-Kommission will die Chatkontrolle einführen – und damit das größte Projekt zur anlasslosen Massenüberwachung seit Langem. Es braucht schnell Protest, damit das Vorhaben noch verhindert wird.

12.05.2022 - 15:38 [ Daphne Keller, Stanford Cyber Policy Center / Twitter ]

I’m on NPR, warning smaller platforms that they need to start gearing up for DSA compliance and singing the praises of career civil servants in Brussels.

12.05.2022 - 15:04 [ Naomi Brockwell, Tech journalist / Twitter ]

The EU has proposed the most sophisticated mass surveillance system ever deployed outside of China & the USSR. It will mandate device-scanning, including encrypted messages.


@matthew_d_green will dive into the details on tomorrow’s live show, 4pmEDT

12.05.2022 - 14:54 [ Wikipedia ]

Digital Services Act

On 22 April 2022, European policymakers reached an agreement on the Digital Services Act.[7] The final stage before the two bills come into law, is the vote by representatives of the individual parliaments and policymakers from the 27 member nations, which is considered to be a formality.

12.05.2022 - 14:42 [ Reporters for Freedom of the Press ]

EU poised to impose sweeping social media regulation with Digital Services Act

The DSA, and its partner regulation, the Digital Markets Act, were introduced to the European Parliament in 2020. The European Commission said the regulations were intended to accomplish two goals: “create a safer digital space in which the fundamental rights of all users of digital services are protected” and “establish a level playing field to foster innovation, growth, and competitiveness, both in the European Single Market and globally.”

12.05.2022 - 14:27 [ ]

FPÖ – Vilimsky zu Chat-Überwachung: „Brüssel nimmt sich China als Vorbild“

„Mit dem Vorschlag einer lückenlosen Kontrolle aller Internet-Chats überschreitet die EU-Kommission nun endgültig eine rote Linie“, erklärte heute Harald Vilimsky, freiheitlicher Delegationsleiter im Europaparlament. „Was hier vorliegt, ist der Brüsseler Traum einer Massenüberwachung aller europäischen Bürger. Kommissionschefin von der Leyen segelt damit in der Missachtung von Grundrechten klar auf illiberalem Kurs nach dem Vorbild von China“, so Vilimsky.

12.05.2022 - 14:22 [ status LED: blink blink blink blink / Twitter ]

Replying to @matthew_d_green The term „grooming“ is being actively used in right-wing US political speech to indicate *any* advocacy for liberal values. So the potential for this sort of surveillance project to spiral truly out of control into abject political fascism is bounded only by the imagination.

12.05.2022 - 14:05 [ Matthew Green, I teach cryptography at Johns Hopkins ]

This document is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. It is proposing a new mass surveillance system that will read private text messages, not to detect CSAM, but to detect “grooming”. Read for yourself.

(May 10, 2022)

12.05.2022 - 13:59 [ ]

The EU wants to scan all chat messages, using the guise of combating child abuse

The proposal states that, at the request of a government agency, “Providers of hosting services and providers of interpersonal communication services that have received a detection order shall execute it by installing and operating technologies to detect” CSAM.

We obtained a copy of the proposal for you here.

12.05.2022 - 13:11 [ Tiemo Wölken. Sozialdemokrat, Nordlicht, Technikfan, Europäer & Mitglied im Europäischen Parlament / ]

Jetzt ist der finale Entwurf zur #Chatkontrolle da. Er sieht die Durchleuchtung aller Kommunikation vor, fordert Altersverifizierung & wie befürchtet #Netzsperren. Warum ich davon nicht halte hier noch einmal

11.05.2022 - 11:07 [ ]

EU will alle Chats überwachen: Heftige Kritik

Damit ist, rein technisch betrachtet, eine Überwachung der Inhalte nur mittels „Client Side Scanning“ möglich, also der Überwachung direkt auf den Endgeräten der Nutzer*innen. Dabei werden die Smartphones direkt auf bestimmte Dateien durchsucht, und zwar bereits bevor sie für die Kommunikation verschlüsselt werden. Der Abgleich würde von einer Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI) vorgenommen, die das Gerät auf Missbrauchsinhalte scannt.

11.05.2022 - 09:58 [ ]

Weniger Gas für Europa: Ukraine stoppt Gastransit durch Luhansk

Wie der ukrainische Gasnetzbetreiber GTSOU mitteilte, stellt das Land von heute an den Transit von russischem Gas im Gebiet Luhansk im Osten der Ukraine ein. Damit fielen bis zu 32,6 Millionen Kubikmeter Gas pro Tag weg, teilte GTSOU mit. Das sei fast ein Drittel der täglich über die Ukraine nach Europa transportierbaren Höchstmenge.

11.05.2022 - 09:51 [ ]

Sergei Lavrov: Wagner in Mali and Libya on a „commercial basis“


In an interview with Italian television Mediaset, Lavrov reiterated Moscow’s position that Wagner „has nothing to do with the Russian state“.

Wagner, which is reputedly close to President Vladimir Putin, is accused of employing mercenaries who have committed abuses in Mali, Libya and Syria.

11.05.2022 - 08:59 [ Nexta / ]

This is what the occupiers have turned the historic center of #Mariupol into.

10.05.2022 - 13:08 [ Visegrád 24 / ]

French President Macron will hold a telephone conversation with Hungarian PM Orban and European Commission President von der Leyen today to resolve the Russian oil embargo.