Archiv: bad ideas

20.10.2019 - 11:59 [ ]

Turkish ISIS fighter tells Rudaw: I want to go somewhere with ‘more freedom, like Europe’


“I want to live in a place where I can live freely,” Qasim told Rudaw, surrounded by tens of fellow ISIS detainees in a windowless room. “I want to go to any country that has more freedom like the European countries, for example, Germany or Sweden.”

01.10.2019 - 17:12 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Russia: MoD tests Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile

The test launch was carried out to check the readiness and flight performance of the missile, the ministry said in a statement.

The Topol-M entered service in 1997 and has a range of some 11,000 kilometres (6,800 miles).

26.09.2019 - 15:15 [ Daily Mail ]

Furious Labour MPs demand Boris Johnson apologise for saying ‚best way to honour‘ murdered MP Jo Cox ‚is to deliver Brexit‘ as her husband calls for all sides to ’step back from inferno of rhetoric‘

– Boris Johnson sparks fury by claiming best way to honour Jo Cox is deliver Brexit
– Prime Minister also suggested ‚best way‘ for MPs to stay safe is ‚get Brexit done‘
– PM under pressure to apologise as ministers express concern about remarks
– MPs try to force PM to apologise as they are granted urgent question on remarks
– But Mr Johnson snubs the request and sends a junior minister to answer for him
– Labour MP Jess Phillips accuses PM of ‚putting words in my dead friend’s mouth‘
– Former Tory MP Dominic Grieve said PM has ’no moral compass of any kind‘
– Jo Cox’s widower Brendan Cox urges MPs to ’step back from inferno of rhetoric‘

15.08.2019 - 17:53 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Backtracks After Pressure From Trump, Bars Omar, Tlaib From Entering Israel

Barring Congresswoman would greatly damage Israel’s relations with Democratic party, Israeli diplomats warn ■ Trump tweets allowing their visit is ‚great show of weakness‘

15.08.2019 - 17:51 [ CNN ]

Israel bars Democratic congresswomen from entering country

The spokesman did not specify when the decision was made or who made the final decision, but the announcement comes shortly after US President Donald Trump said Israel would be showing „great weakness“ by allowing them to enter the country.

03.08.2019 - 19:15 [ ]

Nigel Farage: Donald Trump’s ‚go back‘ remarks to ‚the Squad were genius‘

Mr Farage added: „I thought, ‚Dear, oh dear, oh dear‘. You realise, 48 hours on, it was genius because what’s happened is the Democrats gather round the Squad, which allows him to say, ‚Oh look, the Squad are the centre of the Democratic Party‘.

„He’s remarkably good at what he does.

„He does things his way. But he is a remarkably effective operator.“

03.08.2019 - 16:28 [ ]

Iran kündigt neuen Verstoß gegen Atomabkommen an

Wenn die anderen Unterzeichnerstaaten das Abkommen nicht vollständig umsetzten, dann werde der Iran es auf die gleiche Weise nur unvollständig umsetzen. Details nannte Sarif nicht.

01.08.2019 - 17:04 [ ]

Brecon by-election: Loss will pile huge pressure on Johnson putting Tory majority to ONE

Mr Davies was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £2,500 towards legal costs, whilst also forced to carry out 50 hours of community service.

He was again chosen by the Tories to fight for the crucial Parliamentary seat after more than 10,000 constituents signed a petition to remove him.

31.07.2019 - 05:50 [ ]

Vereinigter Generalstab: Nordkorea feuerte zwei ballistische Kurzstreckenraketen ab

Erst vor sechs Tagen hatte Nordkorea zwei ballistische Raketen des Typs KN-23 mit einer geschätzten Reichweite von 600 Kilometern ins Ostmeer gefeuert. Bei den Projektilen habe es sich um modifizierte russische Iskander-Raketen gehandelt.

26.07.2019 - 06:53 [ ]

TENSIONS FLARE: Iran fires ballistic missile 1,000km in provocative test amid tanker row with US and UK

Iran has reportedly test fired a ballistic missile amid escalating tensions with the US and UK in the Gulf.

The Shahab-3 missile travelled 1,000km, but did not pose a threat to shipping or US bases, according to a Pentagon official.

25.07.2019 - 18:39 [ Bloomberg ]

Ukraine Detains Russian Tanker as Black Sea Tensions Flare

It seized documents and questioned the crew. The ten сrew members — all Russians — on the small oil-products carrier were later released, though the ship will remain, the Russian embassy in Kiev said, according to RIA Novosti. Ukrainian officials couldn’t immediately be reached to comment on that.

25.07.2019 - 17:58 [ Hellenic Shipping News ]

Iran’s Oil Tanker Gambit Has Nowhere to Go

Nor, presumably, would they want the world to test their claim that they can shut off the Strait of Hormuz—when they make this threat, they are quick to add that they “don’t want to.” Closing the waterway through which a quarter of the world’s oil trade flows would not only harm the global economy and stick it to regional adversaries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, it would also deeply inconvenience Iran’s few friends and sympathizers.

25.07.2019 - 17:27 [ Tasnim News ]

Iran Sends Letter to UN Security Council over Seizure of UK Tanker

It was entering the strait from the southern route, which is an exit path, increasing the risk of an accident.

Moreover, Stena Impero had not heeded any of the warnings from the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization.

The UK oil tanker was also polluting the Persian Gulf water heavily by dumping crude oil residue.

25.07.2019 - 14:56 [ CNN ]

North Korean missile launch a ’new type of threat,‘ South Korea says

„Trump’s trip to Panmunjom didn’t have its desired effect,“ Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science at MIT told CNN. „There’s no date for working level talks. Instead, they’re still testing — Kim is touring potentially nuclear capable submarines and firing“ missiles.

25.07.2019 - 14:37 [ ]

JCS: Nordkorea schießt zwei unidentifizierte Projektile ins Ostmeer

Südkoreas Vereinigter Generalstab (JCS) teilte mit, dass Nordkorea in der Umgebung von Wonsan einen nicht näher identifizierten Flugkörper um 5.34 Uhr und einen weiteren um 5.57 Uhr in Richtung Ostmeer abgefeuert habe. Diese seien etwa 430 Kilometer weit geflogen.

24.07.2019 - 08:35 [ South China Morning Post ]

Chinese military can be deployed at Hong Kong’s request to contain protests, Beijing says

Radical protesters are challenging mainland government’s authority and principle of ‘one country, two systems’, defence spokesman says
Garrison law gives Hong Kong option of asking for PLA’s help to maintain public order

24.07.2019 - 08:30 [ ABC News ]

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects new submarine that could potentially threaten US

Shin pointed out that the submarine was revealed just in time for U.S. national security adviser John Bolton’s Seoul visit.

24.07.2019 - 08:18 [ ]

Russland führte nach eigenen Angaben ersten Luftüberwachungseinsatz mit China in Asien-Pazifik-Region durch

Die strategischen Bomber des Typs Tu-95MS und zwei chinesische strategische Bomber des Typs H6-K seien eine geplante Route über neutralem Gewässer im Ostmeer und Ostchinesischen Meer abgeflogen, hieß es in einer Presseerklärung des Ministeriums.

24.07.2019 - 07:46 [ CNN ]

Putin and Xi test a budding military alliance in the Pacific — and step up confrontation

Moscow and Beijing have been steadily ramping up what he described as a „quasi-alliance,“ said Artyom Lukin, an international relations scholar at Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok. He described the incident as one designed to showcase their shared power, „sending a message to Tokyo, Seoul and Washington.“

„Frankly speaking, I was surprised when I read this news,“ Lukin said. „I didn’t expect this action would be so bold and provocative.“

22.07.2019 - 12:07 [ ]

Geheimdienstmitteilung: Iran deckt CIA-Netzwerk auf

Das iranische Fernsehen veröffentlichte Aufnahmen, die CIA-Agenten zeigen sollen, die mit den mutmaßlichen Spionen in Kontakt waren. So soll ein Iraner in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten von der CIA rekrutiert worden sein. Zunächst äußerten sich weder die CIA noch die US-Regierung zu der Darstellung.

22.07.2019 - 12:04 [ CNN ]

Iran detains 17 citizens accused of spying for the CIA

„Defendants serving their sentences in prison mentioning tempting promises of CIA officers including emigration to USA, a proper job in America, and money,“ the Intelligence Ministry document said. It added that the spy mission was to collect classified information „from substantial centers as well as intelligence/technical operations.“

The Ministry said some of the 17 will be executed.

22.07.2019 - 02:36 [ ]

Iran-backed terrorist cells ‚ready to strike‘ UK as tension escalates over seized oil tanker

Iran-backed terrorist cells could be deployed to launch attacks in the UK if the crisis between London and Tehran deepens, intelligence sources have warned.

18.07.2019 - 11:37 [ Bloomberg TicToc / Twitter ]

Trump continues attacks on Democratic congresswomen during rally

A Crowd in North Carolina chanted „Send her back!“ as Trump spent 3 minutes criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar. He went on to further attacks on the rest of „The Squad.“

11.07.2019 - 19:28 [ ]

USA bereiten sich auf groß angelegte Abschiebungen vor

Ob die geplanten Razzien für die Regierung tatsächlich zu einem Erfolg werden, bezweifeln nun viele. Die Operation habe sich innerhalb den Communities herumgesprochen, außerdem kritisieren Beamte innerhalb des ICE, dass durch die Razzien Eltern und Kinder (die bisweilen amerikanische Staatsbürger sind) getrennt werden können. Das war denn offenbar auch der Hauptgrund, warum die Operation zu einem früheren Zeitpunkt nicht stattgefunden hat.

11.07.2019 - 19:10 [ Fox News ]

ICE deportation raids set to begin Sunday after Trump delay, report says

The ICE agents will target at least 2,000 immigrants whose deportations have already been ordered, a New York Times report said, citing one former and two current Department of Homeland Security officials.

Asked for comment, an ICE spokesman would not offer specific details, citing „law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel.“

26.06.2019 - 11:29 [ Foreign Ministry (of Saudi Arabia) / Twitter ]

President of South Korea Moon Jae-in and #CrownPrince Mohammed bin Salman held an extensive meeting during which they reviewed the historical relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in all fields #CrownPrinceInKorea


26.06.2019 - 09:28 [ Yonhap ]

Moon, Saudi crown prince to hold summit on Wednesday

Beyond traditional fields like construction and energy, the two nations are seeking to increase the scope of cooperation into other sectors, including ICT, nuclear power and health care.

07.06.2019 - 16:17 [ ]

EXCL Dominic Raab branded a ‚dictator‘ by Tory rival over Parliament shut-down row

Dominic Raab has been branded a „dictator“ as his rivals for the Tory leadership condemned his refusal to rule out shutting down Parliament in order to deliver a no-deal Brexit.

07.06.2019 - 16:09 [ Evening Standard ]

Brexit news latest: The Queen ‚could reject a new PM’s demands to suspend Parliament over no-deal‘

The Queen may reject a Brexiteer Prime Minister’s demand to suspend Parliament to ram through a crash-out from the EU, a Whitehall grandee said today.

Lord Armstrong, who was Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet secretary, said the monarch could decide to consult Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Speaker John Bercow and Lord Speaker Lord Fowler if she believed the Government was asking her to prorogue Parliament to neuter its “rights or duties”.

11.05.2019 - 13:18 [ ]

Sir Graham Brady considering running to replace Theresa May as Tory leader

Brexiteer Sir Graham told BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster programme: “I’ve heard people suggest I would be an interim Prime Minister.

“My simple answer to that is I don’t think we need an interim Prime Minister.

“I don’t think the British people want people to be stepping in to do interim jobs. I think they’re be looking to chose someone for the long term.”

09.05.2019 - 11:35 [ ]

Nordkorea feuert Projektile ab

Ein Mitglied des parlamentarischen Verteidigungsausschusses teilte mit,
ihm liege die Information vor, dass Nordkorea ein Geschoss abgefeuert habe. Dieses soll etwa 420 Kilometer weit geflogen sein.

Nach Angaben des südkoreanischen Militärs könnte es sich dabei um Geschosse aus Mehrfachraketenwerfern mit einem Kaliber von 240 und 300 Millimeter und strategische Lenkwaffen neuen Typs gehandelt haben.

09.05.2019 - 01:10 [ Haaretz ]

By Threatening Nuclear Deal, Iran Is Playing Right Into Trump’s Hands

Now Iran’s leaders, by threatening the deal, are playing in to Trump’s hands and doing exactly what he wants them to do. They could also be giving Bolton exactly the excuse he is looking for.

08.05.2019 - 15:49 [ ]

Entscheidung des Iran: Teilausstieg aus Atomabkommen

Rouhani drohte zudem, man werde Uran wieder anreichern, falls binnen 60 Tagen keine neuen Bedingungen für das Atomabkommen vereinbart werden. In dieser Zeit müssten die verbliebenen Vertragspartner Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Russland und China wie zugesichert dafür sorgen, dass die iranische Öl- und Finanzindustrie vor den Folgen der Sanktionen des Ex-Vertragsstaats USA geschützt werde.

07.05.2019 - 19:00 [ ]

Atomdeal: Iran will Verpflichtungen „schrittweise reduzieren“

In einem Schreiben wird Rouhani den Angaben zufolge erklären, dass der Iran bei der Umsetzung des Atomdeals sehr viel Geduld gezeigt habe. Da sich aber die Gegenseite nicht an Verpflichtungen gehalten habe, werde auch der Iran „schrittweise seine Verpflichtungen reduzieren.“ Eine erste Phase der Reduzierung soll schon in dieser Woche eingeleitet werden.

07.05.2019 - 17:26 [ Reuters ]

Iran to announce ‚diminished commitments‘ to nuclear deal on Wednesday – state media

Tehran is likely to revive part of its halted nuclear programme on Wednesday in response to the U.S. move but does not plan to pull out of the agreement itself, state media has said.

28.04.2019 - 19:03 [ Jacobin ‏/ Twitter ]

We sat down with Podemos MP Txema Guijarro to talk about today’s election, the party’s strategy, and its transformative program focused on the Green New Deal.

20.04.2019 - 11:57 [ George Galloway ‏/ Twitter ]

Given the nature of Labour’s Euro-fanatic candidates list and the crucial juncture we have reached in the fight for the full implementation of the #Brexit referendum result and for one-time only I will be supporting @Nigel_Farage in next months elections. @TheBrexitPartly

23.03.2019 - 08:17 [ BBC ]

Brexit: What are indicative votes?

Any decision taken by indicative votes would not compel the government into pursuing that course of action, but would show what Parliament wants and where the most votes lie.