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.