Archiv: (open) letters


30.10.2019 - 18:38 [ CNN ]

British female MPs sign open letter to Meghan condemning ‚outdated, colonial undertones‘ of press coverage

„Even more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories,“ the MPs continued, adding that this could not „be allowed to go unchallenged.“

They added that they shared „an understanding of the abuse and intimidation“ used against women in public-facing positions.

30.10.2019 - 18:33 [ Holly Lynch, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Women MPs from all political parties have put aside our differences to stand in solidarity with the Duchess of Sussex today and are sending her this open letter.

18.10.2019 - 13:48 [ TRT world ]

Who is Mazloum Kobani and why does he have Trump’s confidence?

US President Donald Trump’s letter to the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan was widely derided for its stream of consciousness and the unusual tone that discards accepted diplomatic etiquette normally accepted from a national leader.

One thing in the letter stood out in particular.

17.10.2019 - 15:34 [ Haaretz ]

‚Don’t Be a Tough Guy. Don’t Be a Fool!‘: White House Releases Trump Letter to Erdogan on Syria

The letter tried to persuade Erdogan to reverse a decision to invade Syria that Erdogan told Trump about in an Oct 6 phone call.

„Let’s work out a good deal!“ Trump said. „You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will.“

18.08.2019 - 23:30 [ Washington Post ]

Modi has stoked Kashmir’s anger and stained all India’s democracy

As The Post’s Niha Masih reported from Srinagar, streets are no longer crowded with civilians but awash with India’s armed soldiers, and “instead of traffic jams at intersections, there are spools of concertina wire. People remain inside their homes with no telephone, Internet or cable TV service. No one has seen or heard from local political leaders, hundreds of whom are in detention. Of the more than 200 newspapers in the region, only five are publishing physical copies. Their websites are stuck at Aug. 5.”

18.08.2019 - 11:25 [ NationalHeraldIndia.com ]

Harvard alum write to PM Modi, ask him to release Shah Faesal, other leaders

Members of student, faculty and alumni of the prestigious Harvard University have written a letter to the Government of India, asking it to reconsider the detention of Shah Faesal on Wednesday in Srinagar.

Shah Faesal was sent back from Delhi airport on Tuesday to Srinagar and he was later detained under the Public Safety Act.

18.05.2019 - 00:42 [ Haaretz ]

A CALL TO GERMAN PARTIES NOT TO EQUATE BDS WITH ANTI-SEMITISM

We, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom research Jewish history and anti-Semitism, express concern about the rise in anti-Semitism around the world, including in Germany. We view all forms of racism and bigotry as a threat that must be fought and encourage the German government and parliament to do so.

At the same time, we wish to sound alarm about a parallel trend: the growing tendency of labeling supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic.

This trend is now escalating in Germany. Two German parties, the FDP and AfD, have tabled resolutions at the Bundestag that equate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement with anti- Semitism. Coalition parties CDU /CSU and SPD are preparing a joint resolution that does so, too. This conflation is incorrect, unacceptable and a threat to the liberal-democratic order in Germany.

31.03.2019 - 16:32 [ ITV.com ]

Letter orchestrated by unnamed minister urges no-deal Brexit as Theresa May plots fourth vote

The Prime Minister is consulting senior ministers over the weekend on the way ahead after MPs voted on Friday to reject the Withdrawal Agreement by a majority of 58.

ITV Political Correspondent Paul Brand said the letter was not being widely circulated over fears it could reveal who first authored the piece.

20.03.2019 - 17:28 [ Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Managed by the media team. / Twitter ]

LIVE NOW – my remarks on #Brexit following the letter of Prime Minister @theresa_may

20.03.2019 - 17:18 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: EU’s Donald Tusk says short Brexit delay ‚will be possible‘

The latest updates from Westminster and Brussels following Theresa May’s request to extend Article 50 for three months.

20.03.2019 - 16:56 [ Express.co.uk ]

Theresa May Brexit letter IN FULL: Read Brexit letter to Donald Tusk in FULL here

THERESA MAY has asked the EU for a three-month delay to Brexit in the hopes of finding a way to get her deal through Parliament. Read the full letter she sent to European Council President Donald Tusk below.

27.02.2019 - 18:05 [ Aubrey Allegretti, reporter and occasional news editor for @SkyNewsPolitics / Twitter ]

NEW: Jeremy Corbyn has just sent a letter to all MPs – including Conservative ones – offering them the chance to talk to a member of his team to get them to back the Labour frontbench amendment. One person who recieved it says: „Haven’t seen him do that before.“

14.02.2019 - 22:44 [ teleSUR ]

Intellectuals, Artists, Back Zapatistas Against AMLO’s Projects

The Indigenous National Congress (CNI) and the Indigenous Government Council (CIG), both backed by the EZLN and multiple organizations across the country, made clear their opposition to these and other mining, touristic, agroindustrial and infrastructure projects that threaten indigenous communities and territories.

07.02.2019 - 16:19 [ Kate Hoey, Member of Parliament ‏/ Twitter ]

Staying in THE Customs Union is staying in the EU. Would not be able to sign independent trade deals and would be bound by all EU regulations and the EU court. Staying in A Customs Union sounds the same to me !! @labourleave

07.02.2019 - 16:11 [ Guy Verhofstadt ‏/ Twitter ]

Open discussion w/ @theresa_may. Backstop non negotiable. We’ll never abandon Ireland. I welcome @jeremycorbyn letter making a cross-party approach for the first time possible. From the hell we’re in today, there is at last hope of a heavenly solution even if it won’t be Paradise

07.02.2019 - 12:57 [ Adam Bienkov, UK Political Editor of @BusinessInsider / Twitter ]

Corbyn’s letter to May does four things: 1. Shuts off claim that Labour wants to block Brexit 2. Erases Labour’s previous unworkable six tests. 3. Puts blame on May for no-deal Brexit if she refuses offer. 4. All but kills off a second referendum.

07.02.2019 - 12:51 [ Labour.org.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn lays out Labour’s five Brexit demands in letter to Theresa May

Corbyn ends the letter by suggesting further discussions with May on these proposals “with the aim of securing a sensible agreement that can win the support of parliament and bring the country together.”

FULL TEXT OF THE LETTER

07.02.2019 - 12:47 [ Jessica Elgot, political correspondent for the @guardian in the Westminster lobby / Twitter ]

Big stories on Labour in tonight’s @guardian – Corbyn writes to May setting out terms for backing Brexit deal DROPPING opposition to withdrawal agreement but demanding new clauses, including customs union in Political Declaration & written into UK law

18.01.2019 - 14:04 [ BBC ]

Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU

The letter, published in the Times, is signed by 31 people, including the leader of the Christian Democratic Union – and likely successor to Angela Merkel – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.

They cited post-work pints and pantomime as beloved British habits.

18.01.2019 - 14:01 [ thetTmes.co.uk ]

Times Letters: ‘German friends’ urge Britain to stay in EU

„Sir, Without your great nation, this continent would not be what it is today: a community defined by freedom and prosperity. After the horrors of the Second World War, Britain did not give up on us. It has welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation and a European power. This we, as Germans, have not forgotten and we are grateful.“

30.12.2018 - 16:46 [ 문재인 (Moon Jae-in, President of South Korea) / Facebook ]

새해를 앞두고 김정은 위원장이 편지를 보내왔습니다.

우리 민족이 전쟁의 위험에서 벗어나 더는 돌려세울 수 없는 화해와 신뢰의 관계가 되었음을 전해주었습니다. 서울 상봉이 이뤄지지 못한 데 대한 아쉬움도 담겨있습니다.

남북과 북미정상회담의 합의에 대한 적극적인 실천 의지도 다시 한 번 천명해주었습니다.

30.12.2018 - 16:36 [ CNN ]

Kim Jong Un sends rare letter to South Korean leader after extraordinary year

It marks the end of a historic year in North-South relations, with the leaders hugging each other on the tarmac of Pyongyang International Airport in their most recent meeting in September — believed to be the first time Kim had greeted visitors at the airport since taking power in 2011.

05.09.2018 - 17:36 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

South Korea’s special delegation delivers President Moon’s personal letter to Kim Jong-un

Hojun, so we hear that the envoys met with the North Korean leader?

That’s right, Daniel. Their encounter was confirmed when the Blue House press corps received a text message from Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom less than two hours ago, in which he said South Korea’s special delegation did, in fact, meet with Kim Jong-un to deliver President Moon Jae-in’s personal letter,… and that they exchanged opinions. The Blue House also confirmed that the special envoys will leave Pyongyang after they attend a dinner; but it’s still unclear who the host is.

02.08.2018 - 17:36 [ Yonhap ]

Trump receives letter from N.K. leader: White House

„A letter to President Trump from Chairman Kim was received on August 1,“ White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. „The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the US-DPRK joint statement.“

Sanders did not provide details on the content of the message

10.07.2018 - 11:06 [ Zero Hedge ]

„We Are Headed For The Status Of A Colony“: Boris Johnson’s Full Resignation Letter

We are now in the ludicrous position of asserting that we must accept huge amounts of precisely such EU law, without changing an iota, because it is essential for our economic health — and when we no longer have any ability to influence these laws as they are made.

In that respect we are truly headed for the status of colony — and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantages of that particular arrangement.

It is also clear that by surrendering control over our rulebook for goods and agrifoods (and much else besides) we will make it much more difficult to do free trade deals. And then there is the further impediment of having to argue for an impractical and undeliverable customs arrangement unlike any other in existence.

What is even more disturbing is that this is our opening bid. This is already how we see the end state for the UK — before the other side has made its counter-offer.

15.05.2018 - 09:59 [ Reuters ]

Two-thirds of U.N. Security Council upset by non-implementation of Mideast resolution

“The Security Council must stand behind its resolutions and ensure they have meaning; otherwise, we risk undermining the credibility of the international system,” wrote Bolivia, China, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, France, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru and Sweden in the letter seen by Reuters.