22.10.2018 - 19:27 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

[LIVE/NEWSCENTER] Two Koreas, UN Command to withdraw guard posts, firearms at JSA

▪ Seoul, Pyeongyang holding forestry talks at joint liaison office ▪ Final decision on suspension of S. Korea-U.S. air drill to be determined at joint security meeting ▪ Blue House hopeful for both next inter-Korean and Kim-Trump summits

22.10.2018 - 18:01 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

LIVE: US National Security Advisor John Bolton meets Lavrov in Moscow: arrivals at MFA

US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow on Monday, October 22. According to Bolton, the meeting comes with the aim of continuing the talks held at the Russia–United States summit in Helsinki earlier this year.

21.10.2018 - 13:05 [ Augen Geradeaus! ]

Bundestag verlängert Anti-ISIS-Einsatz – mit eingebauter Überprüfung (Nachtrag: Detail-Ergebnis)

(18.10.2018) Trotz Kritik auch aus der Regierungskoalition hat der Bundestag den Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Kampf gegen ISIS um ein weiteres Jahr verlängert. Mit den Stimmen von Union und SPD und gegen eine geschlossene Ablehnung der Oppositionsparteien billigte das Parlament am (heutigen) Donnerstag eine, so der komplette Titel, Fortsetzung der Beteiligung bewaffneter deutscher Streitkräfte zur nachhaltigen Bekämpfung des IS-Terrors und zur umfassenden Stabilisierung Iraks.

21.10.2018 - 04:48 [ The News ]

Time to end Palestine tragedy: Pakistan tells UNSC

„As international efforts to bring an end to the suffering of the Palestinian people have faltered, the burning cauldron of anger and pervasive sense of injustice have inescapably sowed the seeds of animosity and violence in the entire region, fueling instability and intensifying insecurity across the Middle East,“ Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the UN Security Council on Friday.

20.10.2018 - 18:11 [ ]

Moon spricht mit britischer Ministerpräsidentin May über Nordkoreas Denuklearisierung

Sobald Nordkorea eine unumkehrbare Denuklearisierungsphase erreicht habe, sollten zumindest humanitäre Hilfe und eine Entschärfung der Sanktionen zugelassen werden, sagte Moon.

20.10.2018 - 18:07 [ Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) ]

Moon und Merkel beraten über Friedensverankerung auf koreanischer Halbinsel

Südkoreas Staatspräsident Moon Jae-in und die deutsche Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel sind am Rande des asiatisch-europäischen Gipfeltreffens ASEM in Brüssel zum Gespräch zusammengekommen.

20.10.2018 - 10:21 [ WikiLeaks / TwitLonger ]

Statement: Julian Assange launches case over his continued gagging, threat

Julian Assange today launched a case accusing the government of Ecuador of violating his fundamental rights and freedoms. WikiLeaks general counsel Baltasar Garzon arrived in Ecuador yesterday to launch the case against the government. The move comes almost seven months after Ecuador threatened to remove his protection and summarily cut off his access to the outside world, including by refusing to allow journalists and human rights organisations to see him, and installing three signal jammers in the embassy to prevent his phone calls and internet access.

20.10.2018 - 02:27 [ Radio Utopie ]

U.S.A.-Südkorea: Militärmanöver „Vigilant Ace“ 2018 fällt aus

U.S.-Verteidigungsminister James Mattis und sein südkoreanischer Amtskollege Jeong Kyeong Doo trafen diese Entscheidung während der Sicherheitskonferenz am 19.10.2018 in Singapur.

18.10.2018 - 19:28 [ ]

Konferenz gegen G20-Gipfel, „Weltforum des Kritischen Denkens“ in Argentinien

Buenos Aires. Der Lateinamerikanische Rat für Sozialwissenschaften (Clacso) ruft zu einer Gegenveranstaltung zum G20-Gipfel auf, der am 30. November und 1. Dezember in Buenos Aires stattfinden wird. Unter dem Titel „Erstes Weltforum des Kritischen Denkens“ wurden namhafte Persönlichkeiten aus Politik, sozialen Bewegungen und Wissenschaft zu dem Treffen von 19. bis 23. November in Buenos Aires eingeladen. N

18.10.2018 - 12:38 [ ]

No deal is better than partition, or reducing Britain to a vassal state

It was the Europeans who insisted that the Irish border must be resolved before our future relationship with the EU could be discussed. Of course, they knew the border could not be fixed until the future relationship was decided. They were laying a trap to tie the UK to European laws beyond Brexit.

18.10.2018 - 12:18 [ John Pilger ]

Why the British said no to Europe

(25.Juni 2016) The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern „globalisation“, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor: its freedom for capital and denial of freedom to labour; its perfidious politicians and politicised civil servants.

All this has now come home to Europe, enriching the likes of Tony Blair and impoverishing and disempowering millions. On 23 June, the British said no more.

The most effective propagandists of the „European ideal“ have not been the far right, but an insufferably patrician class for whom metropolitan London is the United Kingdom. Its leading members see themselves as liberal, enlightened, cultivated tribunes of the 21st century zeitgeist, even „cool“. What they really are is a bourgeoisie with insatiable consumerist tastes and ancient instincts of their own superiority. In their house paper, the Guardian, they have gloated, day after day, at those who would even consider the EU profoundly undemocratic, a source of social injustice and a virulent extremism known as „neoliberalism“.

The aim of this extremism is to install a permanent, capitalist theocracy that ensures a two-thirds society, with the majority divided and indebted, managed by a corporate class, and a permanent working poor.

18.10.2018 - 11:10 [ ]

Theresa May faces backlash over hint to extend Brexit transition to 2021

It would mean the UK remaining within the single market and customs union and subject to EU rules and regulations for almost three years after the official date of Brexit in March 2019, and more than five years after the referendum vote to leave the bloc.

Angry Brexiteers said the concession would delay when the UK could sign new trade deals around the world and mean taxpayers paying billions of pounds more in additional contributions to the EU.

18.10.2018 - 10:57 [ Irish Times ]

Brexit explained: Why does the Border matter and what is the backstop?

The 499-kilometre border running from Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle will become the only land border between the UK and the European Union after Brexit. The 1998 Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement) brought peace to Northern Ireland and removed the need for checks along the Border. It also established North-South regulations and institutions that helped support the peace process. The Border is currently invisible and neither side wants the return of infrastructure or the creation of a hard border.

18.10.2018 - 09:43 [ Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) ]

Support for the Union comes from all corners of the UK: Campbell

Indeed, the comments by the Scottish Conservative Leader last weekend highlighted the strength of support across the United Kingdom for maintaining the Union.

Ruth Davidson’s position is not borne out of enthusiastic support for leaving the European Union; she was an advocate for Remain. However, Ruth Davidson recognises the impact of placing an international style border down the Irish Sea. She understands that such an outcome would be seized upon by separatists within the United Kingdom.

The DUP wants to see a sensible deal which maintains the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom. We will stand up for Northern Ireland but most important is the Union between us all. It is very clear that those same objectives are shared by many others across the United Kingdom. Both those who were ‘Leave’ as well as those who were ‘Remain’recognise that the four countries are stronger together.”

18.10.2018 - 09:40 [ ]

Scotland: David Mundell accused of ‘flip flopping’ after denying he threatened to resign

David Mundell told MPs that preserving the integrity of the UK as the country leaves the EU was a “red line” for him and other Scottish Conservatives including Ruth Davidson.

But he said the Prime Minister felt the same way, batting away suggestions that he told her he would quit over any Brexit deal that boosted the case for Scottish independence.

18.10.2018 - 08:52 [ ]

DUP leader says would prefer no Brexit deal to ‘annexation’ of Northern Ireland

(13.10.2018) The head of the Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said on Saturday she would prefer no Brexit deal to a bad deal, saying the current proposal would permanently annex Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom.

18.10.2018 - 08:45 [ ]

Unionists plan ‘guerilla war’ against Northern Ireland Brexit plan

(12.10.2018) Even if May can get a version of the so-called Irish backstop through the U.K. parliament without DUP votes, the party could use its position as the leading unionist political force in Northern Ireland to try to prevent it from ever being implemented — and in the process block power sharing with nationalist politicians permanently.

“We are going to squeeze their balls until their ears bleed,” the party official said.

18.10.2018 - 08:38 [ ]

EU plan to annex Northern Ireland may spark war

(8.10.2017) At the outset of Brexit, all sides openly agreed there should be no border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, but it now seems the Europeans were being sneaky when they made the pledge. It has now emerged they are keen to see a border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, despite them being the same country.

Given most people are confused by the geography of the UK it is worth quickly recapping before I go any further.

18.10.2018 - 07:59 [ ]

Michael Fabricant reveals REAL reason Brussels is playing hard ball over Brexit

The Tory backbencher said the UK’s departure has left the bloc fighting for “sheer survival” with the very future of the European project at stake.

He said granting Britain any special exceptions could “open Pandora’s Box” and embolden disgruntled member states like Hungary and Poland to make similar demands.

17.10.2018 - 21:10 [ Buzzfeed ]

A Middle East Monarchy Hired American Ex-Soldiers To Kill Its Political Enemies. This Could Be The Future Of War.

Cradling an AK-47 and sucking a lollipop, the former American Green Beret bumped along in the back of an armored SUV as it wound through the darkened streets of Aden. Two other commandos on the mission were former Navy SEALs. As elite US special operations fighters, they had years of specialized training by the US military to protect America. But now they were working for a different master: a private US company that had been hired by the United Arab Emirates, a tiny desert monarchy on the Persian Gulf.

17.10.2018 - 20:51 [ ]

Russia expects Turkey to fulfill its obligations on Idlib — diplomat

At the same time, members of the Al-Nusra Front (terrorist organization outlawed in Russia – TASS) refused to take these steps. „Members of the Al-Nusra managed to rally groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda (outlawed in Russia – TASS). In this way, the terrorists have created a united operative headquarters with the aim to continue provocations,“ the diplomat concluded.

17.10.2018 - 20:48 [ Daily Sabah ]

US envoy Jeffrey to make first stop in Turkey on regional Syria tour

(16.10.2018) U.S. Special Representative in Syria James Jeffrey will make his first stop in Turkey on a regional tour including Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

A statement Monday by the U.S. State Department said Jeffrey’s trip would run from Oct. 15-23, „for discussions with allies and partners about Syria.“

16.10.2018 - 19:08 [ KBS ]

Parlamentsdelegationen beider Koreas führen Gespräche in Genf

Moon Hee-sang, Präsident der Nationalversammlung Südkoreas, traf sich am Montag (Ortszeit) am Rande der Versammlung der Interparlamentarischen Union (IPU) mit Ri Jong-hok, dem Delegierten der Obersten Volksversammlung Nordkoreas, sowie zwei weiteren Vertretern aus Nordkorea. Anwesend waren auch weitere südkoreanische Abgeordnete.

14.10.2018 - 10:00 [ ]

How the Tech Giants Created What Darpa Couldn’t

(29.5.2018) The William Safire column, „You Are a Suspect,” was published in the Times in 2002—two years before Facebook was created. And Safire isn’t talking about social networks or digital advertising—he’s discussing Total Information Awareness, a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) program that proposed mining vast amounts of Americans’ data to identify potential national security threats. The virtual grand database was to belong to the Department of Defense, which would use it to identify behavior patterns that would help to predict emerging terrorist threats.

14.10.2018 - 08:34 [ ]

The Sentence That Enabled Our Endless War Turns 17 Today

(14.9.2018) Seventeen years ago the US went to war on the strength of a single sentence: 60 words that were written, debated, and voted upon before the US even knew for certain who was behind the 9/11 attacks. In those panic-stricken early days, action mattered more than knowledge. And on Sept. 14, 2001, three days after the attacks and with the rubble in New York and Washington still smoking, Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, by an overwhelming margin: 98–0 in the Senate, and 420–1 in the House.

13.10.2018 - 14:25 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Pres. Moon says declaration to end Korean war „only matter of time“ during interview with BBC

‚It is only a matter of time before Pyeongyang and Washington call it an end to the state of war on the divided peninsula,‘ said President Moon Jae-in,… just a day before embarking on a tour around Europe, where Moon is expected to seek support for establishing permanent peace in Northeast Asia.

13.10.2018 - 11:58 [ Washington Post ]

Lara Alqasem’s detention in Israel exposes campaign to police free speech and suppress critics

As I write, Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American student of Palestinian descent, is sitting in a “detention facility” at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. She has been there for a week. She arrived to begin a master’s degree in human rights at Hebrew University…

13.10.2018 - 11:52 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Court Rejects Appeal by Lara Alqasem, the U.S. Student Detained at Tel Aviv Airport

The court said it could not justify intervening in the case and that the government’s decision to detain her was reasonable, echoing a previous decision by an administrative appeals court. Lara Alqasem, 22, still has the option of requesting that the Supreme Court hear her appeal.

11.10.2018 - 17:12 [ RT Deutsch / Youtube ]

Aufnahmen der Such- und Rettungsaktion nach Notlandung der ISS Besatzung

Eine russische Sojus-Rakete mit zwei Besatzungsmitgliedern musste wegen einer Fehlfunktion eines Zusatztriebwerks beim Start notlanden. Die Stelle, an der die Kapsel mit beiden Besatzungsmitgliedern landete, wurde umgehend von einem Helikopter und Geländefahrzeugen der Rettungsmannschaft aufgespürt.

11.10.2018 - 17:11 [ SciNews / Youtube ]

#SoyuzMS10: Soyuz MS-10 launch failure

A Soyuz-FG rocket launched the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with International Space Station Expedition 57-58 crew members, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 11 October 2018, at 08:40 UTC (14:40 local time). Due to a booster error, the spacecraft entered a ballistic descend and the crew landed in Kazakhstan. Credits: NASA/Roscosmos

11.10.2018 - 05:49 [ Common Dreams ]

The US-Led Global War on Terrorism Has Succeeded… In Creating More Global Terrorism

(17.9.2018) The focus of the report—titled Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States—maintains a very U.S.-centric worldview. And while it does little or nothing to critically challenge the widely criticized policies pursued by the Bush, Obama, or Trump presidencies, its tabulation of the dramatic rise in destablized states and growing terrorist violence throughout the regions where the U.S. military has been most active since 2001—namely, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa—is nonetheless revealing.

11.10.2018 - 05:16 [ BBC ]

Raqqa’s dirty secret

(13.11.2017) The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.

10.10.2018 - 19:31 [ KBS ]

Vizeaußenminister Nordkoreas, Chinas und Russlands führen Gespräche

Das Treffen erfolgte im Vorfeld der Verhandlungen zwischen Nordkorea und den USA für die Vorbereitung eines zweiten Gipfels. Daher wird davon ausgegangen, dass die Unterstützung Pekings und Moskaus bezüglich der Verhandlungen zwischen Pjöngjang und Washington sowie Wege für eine Lockerung der Sanktionen des UN-Sicherheitsrats gegen Nordkorea erörtert wurden.

09.10.2018 - 19:08 [ Tehran Times ]

Macron’s Anti-Iran Mission

French President Emmanuel Macron continues to play an invisible, but uninterrupted game on the U.S. ground. In August 2017, an agreement was reached between the presidents of France and the United States on „changing the content of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action“. The changes were supposed to cover the four controversial issues (the removal of so-called Sunset clauses, inspection of Iranian military sites, the inclusion of Iran’s missile capability in the JCPOA and limiting Iran’s power in the region).

08.10.2018 - 05:43 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Nordkoreanische Regierungsbeamte hoffen auf Pjöngjang als Austragungsort für zweiten US-Nordkorea-Gipfel

Laut der New York Times sagten nordkoreanische Funktionäre, die am Sonntag in einem separaten Raum mit Beamten von US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo zu Abend gegessen haben, dass es großartig sei, wenn Trump für ein zweites Treffen mit Kim nach Pjöngjang reisen würde.

07.10.2018 - 20:20 [ Mike Pompeo, US-Außenminister / Twitter ]

Arrived in #Seoul to brief President @moonriver365 and FM Kang on my meetings in #DPRK with Chairman Kim.

I look forward to working closely with our #ROK friends and allies to ensure progress on inter-Korean relations is in lockstep with progress on denuclearization. @StateDept

07.10.2018 - 20:11 [ ]

Extreme Rechte in Brasilien vor Rückkehr an die Macht

Zuletzt lag der ehemalige Militär Jair Bolsonaro in den Umfragen weiter vorne und konnte seinen Vorsprung sogar noch ausbauen. Nach den Ergebnissen einer Umfrage, die in der Nacht auf Freitag veröffentlicht wurde, kommt der Rechtsextreme auf 35 Prozent der Stimmen. Damit liegt Bolsonaro 13 Prozentpunkte vor dem linksgerichteten Kandidaten Fernando Haddad, der für die Arbeiterpartei (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) antritt. Haddad ersetzt den Ex-Präsidenten Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, der nach einem international umstrittenen Prozess inhaftiert ist.

07.10.2018 - 08:48 [ Japan Today ]

Pompeo in Japan to discuss N Korea en route to Pyongyang

Pompeo met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on the eve of his fourth visit to North Korea, during which he’ll be looking to arrange a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and plot a path forward on denuclearization. Japan, notably, has been wary of Trump’s initiative, fearing it could affect its long-standing security relationship with the U.S.

05.10.2018 - 07:58 [ CBS News ]

Mike Pompeo floats prospect of officially ending Korean War ahead of Trump-Kim summit

(28.9.2018) Given the Trump administration’s goal of a complete, verifiable denuclearization of North Korea during President Trump’s first term, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is eager to maintain U.S.-North Korean engagement. As he prepares for upcoming discussions with the North Koreans, he is leaving one tool conspicuously on the table: the prospect of an official declaration to end the Korean War.

05.10.2018 - 07:52 [ Daily Beast ]

Pompeo Ditches His Own Deadline for North Korea Denuclearization

He went on to explain: “I repeated it but it was a comment that had been made by the leaders who had their inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang. They talked about 2021 when they were gathered there. So I was reiterating this as a timeline that they were potentially prepared to agree to.” Pompeo is set to visit Pyongyang on Sunday for nuclear negotiations, his first trip since an earlier one was canceled by Trump over a lack of progress.

05.10.2018 - 07:47 [ Washington Post ]

South Korea reveals plan to break stalemate in U.S.-North Korea talks

South Korea is proposing that the United States hold off on a demand for an inventory of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and accept the verified closure of a key North Korean nuclear facility as a next step in the negotiations, Seoul’s top diplomat said in an interview with The Washington Post.

05.10.2018 - 07:44 [ KBS ]

Südkorea schlägt USA Verschiebung von Forderung nach Nordkoreas Atomwaffenliste vor

Die Forderung nach einer Liste an Nuklearwaffen im Vorhinein berge die Gefahr, dass die Verhandlungen in einem späteren Streit über deren Überprüfung steckenbleiben würden.

Als Beispiel für einen solchen Fall nannte Kang die Verschlechterung der Verhandlungen zwischen Nordkorea und den USA, nachdem Pjöngjang im Jahr 2008 Dokumente über seine wichtigsten Anlagen verbunden mit Plutonium überreicht hatte. Man wolle eine andere Herangehensweise wählen, äußerte sie gegenüber der Zeitung.

05.10.2018 - 07:36 [ Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) ]

Nuklearchefunterthändler Südkoreas und der USA treffen sich dreimal in New York

Lee Do-hoon und Stephen Biegun sollen bei ihren gemeinsamen Gesprächen die Meinung geteilt haben, dass für das Zustandebringen eines neuen USA-Nordkorea-Gipfels sorgfältige Arbeitsgepräche zwischen beiden Ländern so bald wie möglich stattfinden sollten.

04.10.2018 - 05:29 [ ]

Merkel in Jerusalem mit Netanyahu zusammengetroffen

Vor den deutsch-israelischen Konsultationen ist die deutsche Kanzlerin Angela Merkel am Mittwochabend in Jerusalem mit Israels Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanyahu zusammengetroffen. Die offiziellen Konsultationen, bei denen alle Ressorts der Bundesregierung vertreten sind, beginnen an diesem Donnerstag.