Despite promising before elections he will never form coalition backed by Islamist party, Yamina chief meets with Mansour Abbas at his office in the Knesset in an apparent bid to draft a plan to unseat Netanyahu
The Lithuanian faction of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism (UTJ) party is considering whether to abstain from voting against a government led by Yamina head Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid, Ynet has learned on Thursday, thus enabling the two to form a government and avoid a fifth election round in just two years.
„From the moment I realized that Netanyahu did not intend to choose one of the two alternatives for forming a right-wing government, I began striving to form a national unity government,“ Bennett wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.
„If such a government is indeed formed, all partners must show restraint in their conduct, and perhaps we can bring some peace to the Israeli public.“
Der Ausschuss hat beschlossen, die Wirtschaftsprüfer von EY noch einmal vorzuladen.
Noch sei unklar, in welche Richtung Laschet die Union führen wolle. Die Union müsse sich der Zukunft mit einer engagierten Fortschrittsagenda stellen, sagte Wissing und unterstrich: „Die Freien Demokraten werden sie dabei gerne unterstützen.“
Die anderen Oppositionsparteien reagierten hingegen mit Kritik.
1. einen breiten wissenschaftlichen und öffentlichen Diskurs zuzulassen und dabei auch renommierte Wissenschaftler mit abweichender Meinung zum Umgang mit der derzeitigen Situation gleichwertig zu Wort kommen zu lassen. Gelegenheit dazu gäbe ein unabhängiges Expertengremium, in dem nicht nur Virologen und Epidemiologen, sondern auch Psychologen, Soziologen, Ökonomen und Verfassungsrechtler vertreten sind und auch gehört werden müssten.
2. zu seit Jahrzehnten bewährten Diagnosemethoden zurückzukehren, die eine Anamnese des Patienten mit einschließt. Der PCR-Test allein ist nicht geeignet, um eine Infektion sicher nachzuweisen. Täglich veröffentlichte Infektionszahlen dürfen deshalb nicht mehr ausschließlich auf Labordiagnostik beruhen.
This entails replacing the Knesset Speaker, taking over the chairmanship of the House Committee and the chairmanship of the Finance Committee and the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees as well, Maariv reported.
Liberman further stressed in discussions the need to advance immediately legislation that will prevent an indicted individual to contend for the premiership.
The PM is appealing to other leaders in a bid to resolve the crisis without a clash, and he spoke with continental heavyweights Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron last night to try and persuade them to soften their stance. He has also sent Lord Lister, a government ally, to India to ease tensions over the delay to a batch of five million UK-bound doses of the same vaccine.
Von der Leyen said Anglo-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca had delivered only 30 percent of the 90 million vaccine doses it had promised for the first quarter of the year.
The company has blamed production delays at its EU plants, but European officials are furious that AstraZeneca has been able to deliver its United Kingdom contract while falling short on the continent.
Nachman Shai, a former lawmaker and number eight on the Labor party’s list of candidates, made the announcement after the left-wing Meretz party made a similar proclamation earlier on Monday.
“We will recommend Yair Lapid… we think he can lead a coalition,” Shai told the Hebrew-language broadcaster. “For us, [Lapid] is the head of the bloc.”
Meretz is the first party in the center-left bloc that has officially announced its support for Lapid, while the Yesh Atid leader himself has avoided declaring his candidacy for the premiership.
Labor chairman Merav Michaeli and Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz have refused in recent weeks to pledge their support for Lapid.
“This is a catastrophic move,” the source continued, adding that when Kahol Lavan Chairman Benny Gantz “did something similar in the last election, we made sure to stop the campaign when the other parties hit six seats so as not to endanger the bloc.”
“Netanyahu failed, because he cared only about himself and not the state,” Yesh Atid wrote in the messages. “All those who took part in the bloated and wasteful government left Netanyahu in the Prime Minister’s Residence.“
„Wir haben bis zu 150 Millionen Dosen Impfstoff in Auftrag gegeben, davon 50 Millionen Dosen, die hier in Australien produziert werden sollen“, sagte er. Die Welt befinde sich derzeit in einem ziemlich unerforschtem Gebiet, da sei es wenig überraschend, „dass einige Länder das Regelbuch zerreißen werden“.
Italien hatte EU-Kreisen zufolge die Lieferung von 250.000 Dosen Impfstoff des britisch-schwedischen Herstellers AstraZeneca an Australien verhindert –
Erstmals ist die Ausfuhr von Corona-Impfstoff aus der Europäischen Union in einen Drittstaat gestoppt worden. Italien verhinderte die Lieferung von 250.000 Dosen Impfstoff des britisch-schwedischen Herstellers AstraZeneca nach Australien, wie das Außenministerium in Rom mitteilte. Die Dosen stammen demnach aus einer Fabrik in Italien, die von AstraZeneca betrieben wird. Die EU habe der Anordnung aus Rom zugestimmt.
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The Middle East Scholar Barometer found that 67 percent of respondents said the foreign policy strategy that was most likely to produce „favorable results“ for the U.S. would be Biden returning „immediately“ to the current Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) before negotiating any other conditions with Iran. Also in the survey, released Tuesday, 75 percent of experts said the U.S. returning to the deal would reduce the likelihood of Iran getting a nuclear weapon within the next decade.
Im Gastkommentar spricht sich der EU-Außenbeauftragte Josep Borrell für eine Verbesserung der EU/Russland-Beziehungen aus.
In his announcement, Shelah, who broke from Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party to form his Tnufa party in the runup to the election, cited a desire to make sure he didn’t draw votes away from other parties in the anti-Netanyahu bloc, which could result in parties failing to cross the threshold required for entering the Knesset.
Below are the responses in full from European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to questions posed by Irish Times Europe Correspondent Naomi O’Leary.
EXCLUSIVE-ASTRAZENECA HAS PROPOSED TO THE EU TO BRING FORWARD START OF SUPPLIES OF ITS COVID-19 VACCINE TO FEB 7 FROM FEB 15 – EU SOURCES
In der ersten Gesprächsrunde zwischen AstraZeneca, Vertretern der EU-Kommission und den Mitgliedsländern gab es dem Vernehmen nach keine Fortschritte. Man hat die Positionen ausgetauscht. Es sei jedoch nicht sicher, ob AstraZeneca den Ernst der Lage verstanden hat, hieß es aus der Kommission. Am Abend soll eine zweite Gesprächsrunde folgen.
Gesundheitsminister Roberto Speranza habe nun das Management von AstraZeneca getroffen, die die Einschränkungen bei den Lieferungen bestätigten. „All das ist unannehmbar“, so Conte, der mit Klagen gegen die Pharmakonzerne drohte.
But Huldai, Nissenkorn, Shelah and Zelekha should unite already and create a sense of excitement, one even spurred by passion, not a sad compromise among wallflowers at a dance who will settle for anything with two feet.
The world needs an inquiry that considers not just natural origins but the possibility that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, escaped from a laboratory. The WHO team, however, plans to build on reports by Chinese scientists rather than mount an independent investigation. Given that Chinese authorities have been slow to release information, penalized scientists and doctors who shared clinical and genomic details of the novel coronavirus, and have since demonstrated a keen interest in controlling the narrative of how the virus emerged, this is not a promising foundation for WHO’s investigation.
President Trump acknowledged the end of his first term as president early Thursday morning saying there would be an „orderly transition of power“ on Jan. 20 minutes after Congress formally certified the Electoral College votes in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
„This week on the Senate floor Mitch McConnell wants to vote to override Trump’s veto of the $740 billion defense funding bill and then head home for the New Year. I’m going to object until we get a vote on legislation to provide a $2,000 direct payment to the working class,“ Sanders tweeted.
In an interview with The New York Post, Jacobs warned the congresswoman against launching a primary challenge against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Jacobs argued that a race between Ocasio-Cortez and Schumer would harm both candidates’ careers and described Schumer as a “progressive.”
“As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child,” Trump said in a statement.
“On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000,” he added. “Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200.”
“A better deal could have been negotiated, but I accept that option has now gone, the chance for renegotiation is over.
“There are just two paths now left for our country – to move forward with a deal or without one.”
President Trump derided the recently-passed coronavirus relief bill as a “disgrace” on Tuesday night, calling on Congress to increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 and get rid of “wasteful and unnecessary items.” The move stunned Congress which has been deadlocked for months over the long-awaited stimulus package to address people’s increasingly desperate situations in the midst of a pandemic-fueled economic downturn.
Sometimes federal agents are criticized for „creating“ a crime instead of investigating one. Sting operations are examples of crimes that are a consequence of law enforcement actions. Agents create a fictional crime to trick a suspect into attempting to join that crime, thereby creating the crime.
Similarly, Flynn’s crime of lying to government agents was the consequence of the government agents‘ investigation of Flynn. If there was no crime before Flynn’s interview, then there’s little reason to interview Flynn as part of a criminal investigation, unless the agents were looking to create a crime.
President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he has granted his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a „full pardon,“ wiping away the guilty plea of the intelligence official, lobbyist and conservative fringe darling for lying to the FBI.
Nach dem Terroranschlag von Wien sowie der sich im Innenministerium schleppenden BVT-Reform präsentieren die Sicherheitssprecher der drei Oppositionsparteien – Stephanie Krisper (NEOS), Reinhold Einwallner (SPÖ) und Hannes Amesbauer (FPÖ) – gemeinsame Vorschläge für eine Reform der parlamentarischen Kontrolle des Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung.
Die Pressekonferenz wird auf den Facebook-Seiten der jeweiligen Parlamentsklubs kostenlos gestreamt.
„Joe Biden spent his entire time in the Senate—long, long days, hours, nights—working to cut your Social Security,“ Trump said during Friday’s rally. „You don’t know about that. To cut your Medicare. People don’t know about that. He denies it. He denied it last night.“
Trump then introduced the video which featured footage from a March Democratic Presidential debate between Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, the first order of business will be a massive stimulus bill to protect desperate working people throughout this country,” Sanders said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”
The remarks come as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin press on in their negotiations on COVID-19 aid. Pelosi has stuck to her position that a stimulus package must total at least $2.2 trillion, while the administration has inched up to $1.8 trillion.
Miller said that the debate’s focus on foreign policy will be „perfect“ in light of Biden’s past support for „endless wars,“ President Trump’s success with recent peace deals, and the issue of whether the emails bearing Hunter Biden’s name are authentic.
Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin hat eine Verlängerung des New-START-Abkommens zur atomaren Abrüstung um ein Jahr ohne Vorbedingungen angeboten.
Er schlage vor, das bestehende Abkommen mit den USA um mindestens ein Jahr zu verlängern, um umfassende Verhandlungen zu ermöglichen, sagte Putin heute in Moskau
Following the announcement of a new three-tier lockdown system, which will see areas with higher Covid rates imposed with harsher measures, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is leading a revolt against new rules that could see thousands of bars and restaurants ordered to close.
Two of the country’s biggest brewers and pub operators, Joseph Holt and JW Lees, are also involved in the challenge, alongside a further 10 hospitality businesses and organisations.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease hostilities, Reuters reports.
Pompeo said during a visit to Crete that he had discussed the clashes in talks earlier with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim’s message that he feels „very sorry“ for greatly „disappointing“ President Moon Jae-in and other South Koreans with the occurrence of the „unsavory“ case in its waters, instead of helping them amid their suffering from the new coronavirus, according to Suh Hoon, director of national security at Cheong Wa Dae.
Das habe Kim dem südkoreanischen Präsidenten Moon Jae-in in einem Brief geschrieben, teilte das südkoreanische Präsidialamt mit.
Der Brief vom 12. September sei das Antwortschreiben auf einen Brief Moons vom 8. September gewesen, teilte der nationale Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon mit.
Kim sagte in einer am Freitag an Südkorea geschickten Botschaft, er bedauere sehr, mit dem unerwarteten peinlichen Vorfall in nordkoreanischem Gewässer Präsident Moon Jae-in und das südkoreanische Volk sehr enttäuscht zu haben.
Südkoreas nationaler Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon gab am Freitag vor der Presse den Volltext der nordkoreanischen Botschaft im Namen der Abteilung für die Einheitsfront der Arbeiterpartei bekannt, die Kims Entschuldigung enthält.
Das Verteidigungsministerium unterrichtete die Obleute im Bundestag über den Schritt. Dieser soll den Reformprozess in der Bundeswehr nach rechtsextremen Vorfällen voranbringen.
Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) habe entschieden, Gramm im kommenden Monat von seiner Aufgabe zu entbinden, so ein Sprecher.
Er gilt für alle Varianten der Reichskriegsflagge. Die einfache Reichsflagge ist nur betroffen, wenn „eine konkrete Provokationswirkung im Einzelfall besteht“.
Die Reichs- und Reichskriegsflaggen gelten seit langem als ein Erkennungszeichen von Rechtsextremen, Reichsbürgern und anderen Demokratiegegnern.
Anders als Hakenkreuzfahnen sowie ähnliche nationalsozialistische Abzeichen sind sie nicht verboten.
Auf die Sendung von Anne Will vom vergangenen Sonntag waren die NachDenkSeiten schon kurz eingegangen. Es bleibt noch einiges nachzutragen: zum sichtbar werdenden Charakter unserer Medien als fanatische Kampfpresse, zum unreflektierten und manipulierenden Umgang mit Russland, und nebenbei noch mit allem „Linken“. Letzteres bekam die Bundestagsabgeordnete der Linkspartei Sevim Dagdelen zu spüren. Sie hat in der Sendung beschrieben, was man über die Vergiftung von Navalny weiß und sie hat darauf hingewiesen, dass unklar ist, woher das Gift kam und wer der Täter ist. Solange man das nicht wisse, solle man auch nicht spekulieren.
Das Innenministerium in Moskau bereite ein entsprechendes Gesuch an die deutschen Behörden vor, meldete die Nachrichtenagentur TASS heute. Russland wolle beantragen, dass russische Ermittler anwesend sein dürfen, wenn deutsche Experten bei Nawalny Ermittlungen durchführten.
The standoff turned nasty yesterday as Brussels voiced fury at UK threats to override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement thrashed out last year. Legislation would unilaterally ‚clarify‘ key parts of the settlement, including customs rules for Northern Ireland, that the EU insists should be resolved by a joint committee.
Despite Mr Barnier warning that step would end hopes for a trade deal, the PM’s chief negotiator Lord Frost increased the temperature again today, demanding ‚more realism‘ from the EU that the UK was now a sovereign country.
– Boris Johnson says there is ’no sense‘ in faltering trade talks after October 15
– He says he won’t compromise on UK’s freedom to set own laws and fish in waters
– Mr Johnson insists a No Deal departure would still be a ‚good outcome‘
– Is is also reported today the UK could tear up parts of the Withdrawal Agreement
– Such a move could be seen as ‚bad faith‘ by the EU, lowering chances of a deal
Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson fordert von der EU bis 15. Oktober ein Brexit-Handelsabkommen. Er könne sich sonst auch einen harten wirtschaftlichen Bruch vorstellen.
– Lord Frost warned Michel Barnier that the UK would not become a ‚client state‘
– He said EU needs to realise PM’s Government is adopting more steely approach
– Comments come ahead of Barnier’s arrival in London for a fresh round of talks
A Government source said: „The EU must also realise that we are serious about leaving with an Australian-style trading relationship and reclaiming our independence as a sovereign nation if we cannot find acceptable terms.”
When May Lavie heard Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech about Moses and Pharaoh in 2015, she immediately understood that it was a song waiting to be written.
„I believe this approach helps ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that the information ODNI provides the Congress in support of your oversight responsibilities on elections security, foreign malign influence, and election interference is not misunderstood nor politicized,“ Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe wrote in a letter to congressional committee heads.
In a joint statement released Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Congress had been set for briefings on election security in mid-September. But briefings for members of Congress, including the House and Senate intelligence committees, by Ratcliffe’s office have now been called off, they said.
„This is a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed, and a betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy,“ Pelosi and Schiff said in the statement.
No sitting secretary of state had previously addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.
Heute können wir Ihnen ein weiteres Hilfsmittel für unsere Bemühungen zum Schutz Ihrer Kinder zur Verfügung stellen. Dieses, von einem Rechtsanwalt ausgearbeitete Schreiben, soll Ihr Kind vor einem willkürlichen PCR Test in der Schule schützen.
Warum aber fällt es vielen Menschen schwer, die Wahrheit auszusprechen – gerade und insbesondere dann, wenn diese der öffentlichen Meinung entgegensteht?
Aus unserer Sicht spielen hier zwei Faktoren eine wesentliche Rolle: Die Angst vor Verlust der eigenen Reputation und des sozialen Umfelds einerseits und die Angst vor dem finanziellen Absturz zum Beispiel durch Verlust des Arbeitsplatzes andererseits.
Genau an dieser Stelle setzen wir als Mutigmacher an:
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A Canada with more self-confidence would have the courage to revisit its governor general entirely on its own terms. If the country is truly the beacon of principled democratic liberalism it so often claims, eliminating a failed, undemocratic office should hardly be painful.
The postmaster general said retail hours at post offices will remain unchanged, mail processing equipment and collection boxes will not be removed and no mail processing facilities will be closed.
On top of that, DeJoy said the agency will employ “stand-by resources,” beginning Oct. 1, “to satisfy any unforeseen demand” surrounding the elections.
In the interview, Trump justified talk of a pardon by again complaining about an FBI investigation into links between his campaign and Russians who sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. He said it was unfair that people like ex-FBI Director James Comey are free while Snowden is in legal limbo.
Er sei nicht besonders vertraut mit der Angelegenheit, räumte Trump bei einer Pressekonferenz in seinem Golfclub in Bedminster ein. „Aber ich werde mir das ansehen“, so Trump auf die Frage eines Journalisten.
South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, a candidate for the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has accelerated her online campaign as the new coronavirus pandemic has limited face-to-face campaigning
Damit eine vollständige, unparteiische und wahrheitsgemäße Berichterstattung möglich ist, bieten wir Journalisten ab sofort an, Deeskalationsteams an ihre Seite zu stellen.
Diese Teams sind psychologisch erfahren, begleiten Euch durch die Demos und vermitteln bei Konflikten.
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Hospital data on coronavirus patients will no longer be sent straight to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, it will go to the Department of Health and Human Services.
HHS, which is the parent agency of the CDC, confirmed the news Tuesday. It was first reported by the New York Times.
HHS says the CDC’s database is inadequate to store and process the necessary information.
Macgregor is a favorite among Trump supporters who want to pull US troops from the Mideast and Afghanistan. As ambassador, he would oversee Trump’s plan to slash the substantial US troop presence in Germany.
House Intelligence Committee Position Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., instructed “Sunday Early morning Futures” in an distinctive job interview that “we’ve now expanded our investigation, full-blown investigation, into the Brookings Institute.”
Most sports facilities were ordered shut on July 17 following a government vote on a package of measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
However, on Thursday, the Knesset panel supervising the country’s coronavirus response voted to strike this restriction down
In combat and in Congress, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has seen a lot of firsts.
She was the first female soldier to lose both her legs in the Iraq War. She was the first Thai American woman elected to Congress. And she was the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.
Now she may become the first Asian American woman nominated to be vice president for a major party in the United States.
Es sollte eine Studie zu rassistischen Polizeikontrollen in Deutschland werden, doch Innenminister Seehofer lehnte ab. Nun plädiert sein niedersächsischer Kollege Pistorius dafür.
Am Freitag waren in Algerien die Schädel von 24 algerischen Unabhängigkeitskämpfern angekommen, die während der Kolonialzeit enthauptet worden waren. Paris hatte sich bereiterklärt, die Überreste der Widerstandskämpfer nach Algerien zu schicken, was als eine Geste der Annäherung zwischen den beiden Ländern gesehen wurde.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters on Tuesday that the state will not reinstate restrictions or close businesses to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Bis zum Nachmittag deutscher Zeit könnten die Mitglieder des mächtigsten UN-Gremiums über einen Entwurf der französischen und tunesischen Vertretung abstimmen. Er unterstützt vor allem die Forderung von UN-Generalsekretär Guterres nach einer globalen Waffenruhe während der Pandemie.
A governor at one of the country’s leading private schools said headteachers were „furious“ with ministers over their dithering, adding that schools „could have legally and safely opened this term“.
He said: „We have had enough. We will definitely open in September using our own hygiene measures, our own risk-based assessment of social distancing and our own test and trace system.
„There is no confidence left in the Government, given their failed promises. All schools should do the same.“
Backroom deals get made all the time in the NFL. Teams always want something, from a Super Bowl to a draft to anything and everything else that the league office has the authority and discretion to dispense. If the league office wants Kaepernick on a team, the league office can make it happen, quickly.
The unanimously passed ordinance, which still needs to be approved by the mayor, bans any search warrant that does not require police to announce themselves and their purpose at the premises. It requires any Louisville Metro Police Department or Metro law enforcement to knock and wait a minimum of 15 seconds for a response.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer vowed to pass the ban as “soon as it hits my desk.”
Charlie Chase, an 82-year-old Air Force veteran, calls in to discuss his run-in with a Trump-Derangement-Syndrome addled moon bat in Fall River, MA. Mid-way through the interview, Donald Trump Jr. calls in to surprise Charlie. Don’t miss this heartwarming interview.
A coalition of civil rights groups including the ACLU of the District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and other federal officials over the brutal police assault on peaceful demonstrators near the White House Monday that cleared the way for the president’s photo-op at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Before the announcement of the order’s cancellation, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva said his agency would not enforce a curfew.
n a federal lawsuit, the groups asserted that U.S. and military police officers’ use of horses, batons, shields and riot control agents — including pepper spray, smoke canisters and rubber or plastic projectiles — violated largely peaceful protesters’ constitutional rights of free speech and assembly 30 minutes before a citywide curfew took effect Monday.
The suit — which also names Attorney General William P. Barr as a defendant — was brought by the ACLU of the District of Columbia, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
He initially ordered them home on Wednesday after a night of more peaceful protests in the nation’s capital, but reversed course later in the day and planned to keep them in the area for another 24 hours after further analysis, the official said.
The second reversal comes as White House aides made clear their irritation with Esper for declaring his opposition to deploying active-duty troops to quash recent unrest just two days after President Donald Trump threatened to do so. Officials say the Defense secretary is on thin ice with the president.
„I’ve always believed and continue to believe that the National Guard is best suited for performing domestic support to civil authorities in these situations in support of local law enforcement,“ Esper said at a news conference Wednesday.
„I say this not only as secretary of Defense, but also as a former soldier and a former member of the National Guard, the option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations,“ he added. „We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.“
„Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, District of Columbia National Guard Commanding General, has directed an investigation into a June 1 low-flying maneuver conducted by one of our rotary aviation assets,“ D.C. National Guard spokeswoman Air Force Lt. Col. Brooke Davis told The Hill in a statement.
„Our highest priority is the safety of our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen who support civil authorities as they perform their duties,” the spokeswoman continued. “This is our home, and we are dedicated to the safety and security of our fellow citizens of the District and their right to safely and peacefully protest.“
An emotional Fischer announced Monday that there was no officer body camera video of the shooting.
“That lack of institutional failure will not be tolerated,” Fischer said as he announced Conrad’s termination, effective immediately. Robert Schroeder will serve as interim police chief.
President Donald Trump on Friday labeled churches and other houses of worship as “essential“ and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown.
The president threatened to “override” governors who defy him, but it was unclear what authority he has to do so.
The request to shelve the vote was the latest hurdle for legislation reauthorizing authorities from the 2001 Patriot Act that’s been squeezed both by FISA opponents who have pushed for more civil liberties protections and by the President and his allies furious over the role of the FISA court in the Russia investigation and the misconduct with warrants obtained on former Trump adviser Carter Page.
„I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!“ Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening.
The Pentagon is expected to try to persuade a commander in chief who has made clear his desire to end America’s involvement in what he has criticized as “endless wars” — and who has regularly surprised the military with his decisions.
President Trump has apparently confirmed reports from earlier in the week that he wants to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan in time for Election Day. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was keen on a plan to bring forces home by November because it would likely give a boost to his campaign.
Sen. Rand Paul called for acting Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell to testify about a list of Obama administration officials, including Obama and Biden, involved in the „unmasking“ of then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s communications after the 2016 election.
Speaking to members of the press, Paul also said he wanted testimony from the officials on the list, including James Comey and James Clapper.
“Here is the concern: If you don’t have a national security reason, you’re basically spying on a political opponent,” the South Carolina Republican said on the news show.
“What is the national security reason to unmask Gen. Flynn in transition? I can’t think of one. But, I do believe, given their behavior, they’re looking to get rid of Flynn and if they used our intelligence apparatus to basically act on a political vendetta, that’s chilling to every American and would be very wrong.”
The new resolution was proposed Tuesday during a teleconference held behind closed doors and organized by Estonia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council. The resolution was submitted in the afternoon.
One of the diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said China declared in the meeting that it backed swift action in the council.
Der nun von Deutschland vorgeschlagene Text konzentriert sich auf das eigentliche Kernanliegen der Resolution: Die Unterstützung von UN-Generalsekretär António Guterres bei seiner bereits etwa sieben Wochen alten Forderung nach einer weltweiten Waffenruhe in der Pandemie. Auf die WHO wird demnach nicht eingegangen.
Ich überlebte als Mitglied des „Mädchenorchesters“ das deutsche Vernichtungslager Auschwitz und konnte vor 75 Jahren auf dem Todesmarsch der Häftlinge des KZ-Ravensbrück der SS entkommen. Ich bin Vorsitzende des Auschwitz-Komitees in der BRD e.V und Ehrenpräsidentin der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes -Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten.
Ich fordere: Der 8. Mai muss ein Feiertag werden! Ein Tag, an dem die Befreiung der Menschheit vom NS-Regime gefeiert werden kann. Das ist überfällig seit sieben Jahrzehnten. Und hilft vielleicht, endlich zu begreifen, dass der 8. Mai 1945 der Tag der Befreiung war, der Niederschlagung des NS-Regimes.
The Hill was not invited to Pence’s briefing with reporters, but his office provided a transcript of his remarks.
The step came as hundreds of conservative activists, including some who were openly carrying rifles, returned to the Capitol to denounce her stay-at-home order.
Whitmer wanted lawmakers to extend her emergency declaration by 28 days. It expires late Thursday.
People protest state’s stay-at-home orders; William La Jeunesse reports.
Modoc County, in the northeastern corner of California, is one of the least-populated counties in the state, with fewer than 9,000 residents. It plans to allow all businesses, schools and churches to reopen starting Friday, as long as people stay six feet apart, according to a statement signed by the county health officer, sheriff-coroner, chair of the Board of Supervisors, and other county officials.
Modoc County, Calif. — sparsely populated and located in the northeast corner of the state — is planning on reopening schools, hair salons, churches, restaurants and its lone movie theater on Friday, in direct defiance of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) statewide stay-at-home order.
The Huntington Beach City Council voted Thursday night during an emergency session to seek an injunction against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order to close Orange County beaches.
„There is concern from a variety of places that we could leave Afghanistan,“ one senior U.S. official said, pointing to concerns voiced by U.S. allies, members of Congress and U.S. military officials.
Die Bürger haben ein Recht auf Freiheit, Sicherheit und Planbarkeit ihres Lebens!
Daher fordern die Unterzeichner dieser Petition von der Bundesregierung die Rückkehr zur echten Normalität durch die Umsetzung folgender Maßnahmen:
Gesundheit – Gezielter Schutz für Risikogruppen und medizinisches Personal
– Konsequenter Schutz der vom Coronavirus besonders gefährdeten Gruppen und volle Betreuung in allen Lebensbereichen – vom Arbeitsmarkt über medizinische Leistungen bis hin zur Lebensmittelversorgung
– Sicherung der medizinischen Vollversorgung für alle Menschen in Österreich unabhängig von Corona
– Effektiver Schutz des Personals in Gesundheitsberufen durch Schutzausrüstung – den Besuch von Angehörigen in Krankenhäusern und Pflegeheimen wieder möglich machen
Freiheit und Recht – Volle Achtung der Verfassung und der Grundrechte
– Sofortige Rücknahme aller verfassungsrechtlich bedenklichen Gesetze, Verordnungen und Erlässe und Verfall aller Anzeigen und Strafen, die auf Basis unklarer Rechtsvorschriften verhängt wurden
– Aufhebung aller freiheitsbeschränkenden Maßnahmen, insbesondere von Ausgangsbeschränkungen, Einschränkungen der Erwerbsfreiheit und der Reisefreiheit sowie des privaten Lebens
– Auslaufen aller gesetzlichen Sonderermächtigungen für die Regierung bereits vor dem Sommer
There has been a growing movement from politicians in some rural or less urbanized parts of the state to request an easing of the rules, arguing that the situation there is not as severe as hot spots like Los Angeles County and Silicon Valley.
The latest request to Newsom comes from elected officials in Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties in Northern California.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday launched an investigation into nursing homes‘ conduct during the COVID-19 outbreak, which has left more than 3,500 residents of long-term care facilities dead since the start of March.
The state Department of Health and Attorney General Letitia James will co-lead the investigation, which will focus on whether nursing homes and adult-care facilities appropriately followed state law and regulation as the coronavirus went on its torrid spread in New York.
Leading figures from the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers met on Wednesday night to express their concern amid growing pressure for ministers to map a route out of the wide-ranging restrictions on normal life.
They said that the damage being done to the economy by the lockdown could potentially be more damaging to the UK in the long run than Covid-19.
And it says the Scottish Government will likely keep in force bans on large gatherings – such as at public events and pubs – “for some time to come”.
It sets out six principles that will guide Scottish ministers in lifting measures, promising to make decisions that are “safe”, “lawful”, “evidence-based”, “fair & ethical”, “clear”, “realistic” and “collective”.
Brandenburg plant auch nach der Entscheidung des Berliner Senats keine Maskenpflicht für den öffentlichen Nahverkehr. „Berlin ist einen anderen Weg gegangen“,
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who briefly ran in the 2020 GOP primary against Trump, said he believes Amash would be a viable candidate who could pull voters from the left and the right.
„You look at the fastest growth out there in the political field, it’s on the independent side, it’s not with a traditional Republican or Democrat,” Sanford said.
Der US-Präsident verurteilte die bisherige Praxis, den Kongressbetrieb durch Pro-Forma-Sitzungen, bei denen keine Abgeordnete oder Senatoren anwesend seien, aufrechtzuerhalten. Dies sei eine „Vernachlässigung der Pflichten, die sich das amerikanische Volk in dieser Krise nicht leisten kann“, sagte Trump. Er sprach von „Betrug“.
Lawmakers in both chambers are not expected to return to the Capitol until May 4 but both the House and Senate have been conducting pro forma sessions in the meantime. Those sessions prevent Trump from making recess appointments.
„The current practice of leaving town while conducting phony pro forma sessions is a dereliction of duty that the American people can not afford during this crisis,“ he said. „It is a scam, what they do. It’s a scam. And everybody knows it and it’s been that way for a long time.“
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) told a briefing Sunday he’s coordinating with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut on when to ease coronavirus restrictions, adding he wants to reopen nonessential businesses and public places „as soon as possible.“
Einem Bericht der „Financial Times“ („FT“) zufolge fordert die EU-Kommissarin für Wettbewerb, Margrethe Vestager, die Mitgliedsländer auf, Anteile an Unternehmen zu kaufen, um der Bedrohung durch chinesische Übernahmen entgegenzuwirken.
It is not true that authoritarian systems are more efficient than democratic ones in the management of exceptional situations
A leading member of the Communist Party of Israel, Joint List MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) has denounced the growing number of attacks voiced in recent days against Israel’s ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) population, which has been hit hardest by the coronavirus, partially due to a small minority in the sector’s refusal to comply with the Health Ministry guidelines. “The guidelines must be followed. The hatred for the ultra-Orthodox must be denounced and extracted from within us, like all racism,” said Cassif.
Die Präsidentschaftswahl in Polen soll wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie als reine Briefwahl abgehalten werden. Die Regierungspartei Recht und Gerechtigkeit (PiS) verabschiedete mit ihrer Mehrheit im Unterhaus eine entsprechende Änderung des Wahlgesetzes. Die Oppositionsparteien im Sejm hatten vergebens gegen das Vorhaben Front gemacht und eine deutliche Verschiebung der für den 10. Mai geplanten Wahl gefordert.
COSPAR has a planetary protection policy (PDF) ensuring that the world’s space agencies protect the safety of our planet as well as any that we explore.
„The Planetary Protection Requirements are an international NATO treaty, ratified by COSPAR,“ said Moogega Cooper, Planetary Protection Lead Engineer for NASA’s Perseverance rover mission. „It’s an international policy that we have to abide by. Agencies around the world have to make sure their hardware and their spacecraft is clean enough.“
President Donald Trump said during Friday’s coronavirus task force press conference that he would oppose the idea of using mail-in ballots in the November 2020 election, saying it would allow people to „cheat.“ He also added that Voter ID is „the real deal.“
„I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,“ Trump said. „I think people should vote with Voter ID. I think Voter ID is very important, and the reason they don’t want Voter ID is because they tend to cheat.“
The Wisconsin Republican Party has requested that the U.S. Supreme Court block extended absentee voting in the state’s presidential primary scheduled for Tuesday.
Many other states who were supposed to have primaries in April have rescheduled them for a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Wisconsin is still slated to go through with its election as planned.
Gov. Andy Beshear wants multinational company 3M to release its patent for the N95 respirator — a desperately needed type of protective gear that’s difficult to get during the coronavirus pandemic — so that more manufacturers can start making it.
The delivery from mask manufacturer 3M was shipped from China and reloaded in Bangkok before it was to be transported to Germany by air freight. However, in Bangkok, the shipment was suddenly „redirected“ to the US, Berlin police confirmed.
The White House said the order is intended to prevent “war profiteers” from hoarding supplies to generate foreign demand and then exporting the goods, and that it will not interfere with the ability of manufacturers to export personal protection equipment (PPE) “when doing so is consistent with United States policy.”
Trump betonte zugleich, wenn bestimmte Länder wie etwa Spanien große Probleme hätten und längerfristige Bestellungen aufgegeben hätten, werde er solche Lieferungen nicht stoppen. Das wäre unfair, sagte der Präsident. Spanien ist wie die USA auch schwer von der Coronavirus-Krise getroffen.
He said he would also prefer setting up a new support fund rather than having countries use the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).
„If you do (support) from the ESM, then it’s a loan and a loan must be paid back,“ he said. „If you do it as a gift, then it’s: ‚Listen, you guys have been hit hard, but together with a number of wealthier countries, we’re prepared to bear the direct costs of the coronavirus crisis‘.“
The Netherlands has proposed establishing an EU emergency fund to cover the immediate health costs associated with the coronavirus outbreak and, according to Trouw, is prepared to contribute around €1bn.
The fund, prime minister Mark Rutte said during Wednesday’s debate in parliament, would be filled by contributions by member states and would be a ‘gift to those in need’ rather than a loan or a guarantee.
President Trump is holding back on declaring a nationwide stay-at-home order, even as some governors resist imposing restrictions that Trump’s top public health officials say are needed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The president has been reluctant to wade into matters he argues are better left to governors.
In einem Gastbeitrag für die „Welt am Sonntag“ widerspricht er seiner Parteifreundin und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel klar und deutlich.
„Der Satz, es sei zu früh, über eine Exit-Strategie nachzudenken, ist falsch“, schreibt der CDU-Politiker und Bewerber für den Parteivorsitz. „Wir müssen schon jetzt die Zeit in den Blick nehmen, in der die rigiden Maßnahmen erste Wirkung zeigen.“
Die EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs hatten sich am Donnerstagabend trotz stundenlanger Diskussionen nicht auf finanzpolitische Krisenhilfen einigen können. Frankreich, Italien, Spanien und andere Ländern fordern die gemeinsame Aufnahme von Schulden, beißen damit aber bei Deutschland, den Niederlanden und anderen auf Granit.
CNN’s Kaitlin Collins pressed President Donald Trump on his comments about hoping to re-open the US by Easter, a date that few health experts believe will be sufficient in containing the spread of coronavirus.
„The President is right, the cure can’t be worse than the disease, and we’re going to have to make some difficult tradeoffs,“ Trump’s top economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Monday on Fox News. „I spoke with the President about this very subject late last evening, so we’ll be looking at a number of different things. Let’s give it another week.“
President Trump tweeted Sunday that his administration will reassess its response to the coronavirus outbreak at the end of the 15-day period that calls on Americans to limit their normal behaviors in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Mnuchin said during a press briefing from the White House. “Americans need cash now, the president wants to get cash now. I mean now—in the next few weeks.”
“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Tuesday. “And I mean now, in the next two weeks.”
(February 4th, 2020)
Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Juan González and Nermeen Shaikh will be joined by The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill and others to host a rolling roundtable discussion with guests across the country, reporting real-time results and analysis as polls close in 14 states.
Britain will begin preparations to leave the EU without a trade deal in just four months if Brussels has not agreed to its key demands by then.
The congresswoman was asked the question as she was leaving a closed-door meeting in the House basement Wednesday morning.
She replied with one word: „Yes.“
The Defense Department is long overdue for a 21st century overhaul. That would mean budget cuts far beyond what any 2020 candidates are proposing.
The CIA is “a dangerous institution that has got to go,” Sanders told an audience in Vermont in October 1974. He described the agency as a tool of American corporate interests that repeatedly toppled democratically elected leaders — including, he said, Mosaddegh. The agency was accountable to no one, he fumed, “except right-wing lunatics who use it to prop up fascist dictatorships.”
At the time, the 33-year-old socialist was running for U.S. Senate on the ticket of the Liberty Union Party, an anti-war group that likened the draft to “a modern form of slavery” and called for reducing the U.S. military in favor of local militias and the Coast Guard.
Die CDU sollte Norbert Röttgen dankbar sein – mit seiner Kandidatur verhindert er eine Hinterzimmer-Kungelei um den nächsten Vorsitz.
„Ich glaube, dieser Wunsch in der Partei wird immer stärker und hörbarer werden“, sagte er nach einem Treffen mit Parteichefin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin.
Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective tie.
Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that the campaign has had a representative in contact with the Iowa Democratic Party throughout the recanvass process.
According to him, the Ukrainian delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergiy Kyslytsya.
The meeting will start at 22:00 Kyiv time.
In addition, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said he would also raise this issue at the UN Security Council meeting.
“We concur with the advice of the DNC’s security experts that there is no tele-caucus system available that meets our standard of security and reliability given the scale needed for the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the current cyber-security climate,” says Tom Perez, Lorraine Miller, and Jim Roosevelt, of the DNC Rules and By-Laws Committee, in a joint statement.
Polk County Democrats Chairman Sean Bagniewski later confirmed to ABC News that the DNC had been calling precinct chairs and asking for results — meaning the national party committee is actively engaging in calling the leaders of each precinct in order to verify the results.
And one Democratic official was told that the DNC was „taking over“ the accounting. The official said that to their knowledge, this has never happened before.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), two of the most prominent progressive Democrats in Congress, announced Tuesday that they would protest President Donald Trump by refusing to attend his State of the Union address.
His philosophy is that boosting turnout in a significant and meaningful way comes not only by exciting existing Democrats, but organizing and rallying nonvoters into Democrats.
His mission and ability to do that has been central to his argument about why he is the best candidate for Democrats in a general election.
Consortium News has sent libel notices to the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s version of the U.S. National Security Agency, and to a major Canadian television network, Global News, for a report that said Consortium News was “part of a cyber-influence campaign directed by Russia.”
Based on a CSE leak of a secret document, Global News’ website said in a Dec. 10, 2019 article entitled, “‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns,” that Consortium News led this campaign.
In a podcast released in October, Clinton said she thought Republicans were „grooming“ a Democratic presidential candidate for a third-party bid. She also described the candidate as a favorite of the Russians.
Clinton did not name the candidate, but it was clear she was speaking about Gabbard.
As the global rich gather in Davos, Switzerland, Boris Johnson is staying in Britain to remind voters why he called his new administration the “people’s government.”
We pledge to make our case to the American people on why our chosen candidate is the best choice to defeat Trump.
We pledge to focus our fight for the nomination against candidates supported by the corporate wing, instead of fighting each other.
We pledge to come together in state caucuses, primaries and conventions from the first vote in Iowa to the last vote at the DNC Convention in Wisconsin to ensure a progressive wins the nomination and America elects a Progressive President!
The signers include seven groups who back Sanders’s 2020 presidential bid and two that back Warren’s. The remaining nine groups are either supportive of both candidates, such as Democracy for America, or have not endorsed anyone yet.
A wide network of groups, including top allies of both candidates, are pushing a progressive unity pledge to stop the camps from “fighting each other.”
Der Iran sei jederzeit bereit, zum Atomdeal zurückzukehren, sobald er vertragsgerecht umgesetzt werde, heißt es auf der Website des Präsidenten. Der Teilausstieg sei für den Iran auch mit Risiken verbunden.
Sanders’s campaign declined to make him available for an interview.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would support Senator Bernie Sanders in the general election if Sanders wins the Democratic nomination. Bloomberg, who is campaigning in Texas, said in an interview with CBS News‘ Tim Perry that „the number one thing is to replace Donald Trump.“
„While I certainly would disagree with Bernie on an awful lot of things, if it’s Donald Trump vs. Bernie, I would support Bernie,“ Bloomberg said.
Schiff said there’s “absolutely no way” Trump’s threat to retaliate with “disproportionate” attacks, should Iran strike the U.S., reflects Pentagon planning.
“None of that could come out of the Pentagon,” Schiff said.
A Pentagon spokesperson was not immediately available for comment when contacted by The Hill.
Kaine and other Democrats have long pushed to allow the previous AUMFs to expire and require presidents to get new authorizations from Congress for new and ongoing conflicts. His resolution states that neither of these previous authorizations allows for war with Iran. “[The previous resolutions] do not serve as a specific statutory authorization for war against Iran, and neither authorize any such action,” the resolution states.
Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the France Unbowed (LFI) party, added on Twitter: „These are not (New Year) wishes but a declaration of war to the millions of French who refuse his reform.“
Already another day of mass protests is set for January 9, when teachers, dockers, hospital workers and other public sector employees are expected to join transport workers by striking for the day.
Energy workers have also called for a three-day blockade of the country’s oil refineries and fuel depots starting January 7, raising the spectre of petrol shortages.
Im Irak hat das Parlament ein neues Wahlgesetz gebilligt und damit eine zentrale Forderung der Demonstranten erfüllt. Künftig soll es demnach möglich sein, Einzelpersonen seine Stimme zu geben, statt aus Listen Parteien auszuwählen. Außerdem sollen neue Wahlbezirke geschaffen werden.
The seat is due to be filled in a special election, a date for which California Gov. Gavin Newson is expected to announce shortly. Given California’s nonpartisan jungle primary system ― in which Republicans, Democrats and independents compete for the top two spots ― Uygur’s candidacy is liable to be a source of anxiety for a Democratic Party establishment eager to hold on to a swing seat the party flipped in 2018.
Der Bundestagsabgeordnete und Verteidigungsexperte Tobias Lindner stellte am Freitag Strafanzeige gegen Unbekannt – „wegen des Verdachts der Löschung etwaiger Dokumente“, heißt es in dem zweiseitigen Schreiben, das der Süddeutschen Zeitung vorliegt. Zuvor hatte der Spiegel darüber berichtet.