Archiv: popcorn


14.05.2022 - 17:11 [ Finlandtoday.fi ]

British PM Boris Johnson in Finland: U.K. is Ready to Help Finland Militarily; President Niinistö About Russia’s Reaction to NATO Membership: ‘Look in the Mirror’

(12.05.2022)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain visited Finland to meet President Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday evening with a clear purpose: the United Kingdom stands ready to assist Finland in its endeavors by all means necessary.

05.05.2022 - 20:01 [ ORF.at ]

Spaniens Geheimdienst bespitzelte Separatisten

Bei der Überwachung kam die israelische Spähsoftware Pegasus zum Einsatz.

Für jeden dieser Fälle habe CNI-Chefin Paz Esteban heute in einer parlamentarischen Kontrollkommission eine richterliche Erlaubnis vorgelegt, berichtete die Zeitung „El Pais“.

02.05.2022 - 16:14 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Handy-Attacke mit Pegasus-Software: Spähangriff auf Spaniens Regierungschef

Bolaños machte keine Angaben dazu, ob die spanischen Behörden über Hinweise auf den Ursprung der Abhöraktion verfügen oder ob sie aus dem Ausland erfolgte.

Es sei aber absolut sicher, dass es sich um eine Attacke von außen handele, weil weil in Spanien alle Eingriffe von offiziellen Einrichtungen und mit juristischer Genehmigung erfolgen“, fügte der Minister hinzu.

02.05.2022 - 09:12 [ Funke Zentralredaktion / Twitter ]

Scholz will Ukraine-Kurs im Fernsehen erläutern

26.04.2022 - 09:59 [ Pfeifhase, ich hasse alle Menschen gleich / Twitter ]

Kein einziges Land hat westliche #panzer geliefert also panzer aus westlicher Produktion, dass wird einen Grund haben. Seid ihr von der Presse alle bescheuert Oder was ist bei euch kaputt? #Waffenlieferungen #SPD #Marder

08.04.2022 - 18:28 [ Boris Reitschuster ]

Impfpflicht-Gurus und Ideologen drehen frei

„Die Impfpflicht scheitert an parteitaktischen Überlegungen von CDU und CSU. Das ist schlicht verantwortungslos“, so das Urteil der Grünen Jugend. Was da zwischen den Zeilen durchklingt: Ganz böse, wenn die Opposition auch wirklich das macht, was sie machen soll: Opposition. Und nicht wie in Merkels Zeiten nur die Gemüse-Beilage für die Regierung ist.

08.04.2022 - 18:23 [ Tichys Einblick ]

Reaktionen auf das Scheitern der Impfpflicht: Wut, Hass, Verzweiflung

Mit dem Aus für die Impfpflicht stürzen für einige Impfverfechter und Zero-Covid-Anhänger Welten zusammen. Die Klage: Nicht einmal für einen klitzekleinen Impfzwang für Senioren hat es gereicht. Zuletzt hatte das Koalitionsgeschacher wie eine Auktion mit steigenden Angeboten gewirkt: zuerst 18, dann 50, schließlich 60.

08.04.2022 - 04:35 [ NDR.de ]

Coronavirus-Blog: Impfpflicht-Ablehnung sorgt für Enttäuschung

Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz strebt keinen zweiten Anlauf zur Durchsetzung einer Impfpflicht an. „Ich finde die Entscheidung des Bundestages sehr eindeutig“, sagte der SPD-Politiker am Abend nach Beratungen mit den Länderchefs zur Verteilung der Kosten für die Versorgung der Kriegsflüchtlinge aus der Ukraine. Er bedauerte ebenso wie NRW-Ministerpräsident Hendrik Wüst (CDU), dass der Bundestag eine Impfpflicht abgelehnt hat. Auch Wüst sieht keine Chance für einen zweiten Versuch einer Verabschiedung. Man müsse andere Wege finden, die Zahl der Geimpften zu erhöhen.

02.04.2022 - 08:58 [ ORF.at ]

Geheimdienstgeneral wollte aus Ukraine flüchten

Der SBU ist Nachfolger des früheren sowjetischen Geheimdienstes KGB in der Ukraine. Bis 2014, als Russland sich die Halbinsel Krim einverleibte und den Krieg in der Ostukraine befeuerte, gab es enge Kontakte des SBU nach Moskau. Deshalb gab es immer wieder Zweifel an der Loyalität des Dienstes zur ukrainischen Regierung.

30.03.2022 - 16:45 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Russian, US officials to attend meeting in China on Afghan situation, amid China’s efforts to mediate heated issues

While the third Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan’s Neighboring Countries is scheduled in China’s Anhui Province on Wednesday and Thursday, China will also host a Troika Plus meeting there with Russia, the US and Pakistan over the Afghan situation. Observers said that against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, the upcoming meetings on Afghanistan will help congregate the stake-holding parties to help Afghanistan despite their grudges, which showcases China’s efforts to promote regional stability and its capability to mediate heated issues.

27.03.2022 - 14:02 [ theHill.com ]

Blinken tries to calm allies ahead of Iran nuke deal

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday tried to soothe the fears of Israel and its Gulf Arab allies ahead of the possible renewal of global powers’ international nuclear deal with Iran.

Blinken made the comments shortly before joining his counterparts from Israel and four Arab countries at a special gathering where the Iranian nuclear deal was expected to top the agenda.

15.03.2022 - 14:35 [ Eitan Nechin, A writer from Israel in NY / Twitter ]

If the head of the GOP didn’t get out of the nuclear deal in ’16 and wasn’t parroting Putin’s talking points, maybe we wouldn’t be in this mess. Also, JCPOA is a good deal, Russia aside.

19.02.2022 - 05:58 [ Dietmar Neuerer / Twitter ]

#Corona-Krise – #Lauterbach wirft „#Bild“-Zeitung und #Springer Verlag „manipulative Falschmeldung“ vor.

19.02.2022 - 05:04 [ HNA.de ]

Lauterbach: „Bild“ und Springer fahren Kampagnen gegen mich

Der SPD-Politiker sagte dazu der „taz“: „Dass es nie eine Überlastung des Gesundheitssystems gegeben hätte, ist zum Beispiel eine manipulative Fehldarstellung. Richtig ist: Über 70 Prozent der Intensivstationen waren zum Höhepunkt der Pandemie teilweise oder komplett überlastet. Es gab nur keine deutschlandweite Überlastung des Gesundheitssystems, also keine an allen Stellen gleichzeitig. Aber Patienten mussten von einem Bundesland ins andere Bundesland verlegt werden.

09.02.2022 - 05:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

Emmanuel Macron’s remarks on Russia set alarm bells ringing

Domestic critics of Emmanuel Macron, Nato hardliners and the leadership in Ukraine will be suspiciously examining the French president’s late-night remarks at his Moscow press conference on Monday for signs of freelancing.

08.02.2022 - 08:41 [ Jörg Bernstein / Twitter ]

„Freilich sollte man den Impuls loszuprusten, unterdrücken. Ein Kanzler, der unter #Realitätsverlust leidet, ist keine spaßige Angelegenheit.“

(04.02.2022)

via @welt

08.02.2022 - 07:34 [ Tichys Einblick ]

Söder kündigt an: Pfleger-Impfpflicht wird in Bayern nicht durchgesetzt

Bayerns Ministerpräsident Markus Söder kündigt an, die Impfpflicht für medizinisches Personal in Bayern zunächst auszusetzen. Folgen weitere Ministerpräsidenten, ist das Debakel für Lauterbach und Scholz komplett.

07.02.2022 - 20:05 [ NationalPost.com ]

Where is Justin Trudeau? NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says PM has ‘not been visible’

Trudeau has “not been visible” so far , he said, and people felt the federal government “has been missing”.

Trudeau’s itinerary for Monday showed he was having private meetings somewhere in the national capital region.

07.02.2022 - 20:01 [ Unacceptable DTeplitz / Twitter ]

Canadians must now get the unbiased truth from India News.

(01.02.2022)

06.02.2022 - 05:45 [ CTVNews.ca ]

Demonstrators descend on Ottawa as ‚freedom convoy‘ protests spread beyond capital

A second weekend of protests by the so-called „freedom convoy“ is taking place in the country’s capital of Ottawa, with as many as 300 to 400 trucks expected to try and enter the downtown core, according to police estimates, along with up to 2,000 people on foot and another 1,000 counter-protesters.

Protests in Toronto, Quebec City, Fredericton, Winnipeg, Regina and Victoria have started, are underway or expected near their respective provincial legislatures.

05.02.2022 - 18:39 [ Sky.com ]

Boris Johnson ally Nadine Dorries insists that 97% of Tory MPs behind prime minister

The culture secretary brands it „disappointing“ after former minister Nick Gibb became the 14th Conservative MP to publicly call for the prime minister to resign, but says the plotters were in the „absolute minority“.

25.01.2022 - 15:52 [ Fox News ]

Fox News‘ Peter Doocy says Biden ‚cleared the air‘ with him following the ‚SOB‘ insult

During an event on Monday evening, Doocy attempted to ask Biden a question about inflation, to which the president responded by calling him a „stupid son of a b—-.“

Appearing on „Hannity,“ Doocy said the president reached out to him „within about an hour of that exchange.“

„He said ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,'“ Doocy said. „And we went back and forth, and we were talking about just kind of moving forward, and I made sure to tell him that I’m always gonna try to ask something different than what everybody else is asking. And he said, ‘You got to.’ And that’s a quote from the president, so I’ll keep doing it.“

24.01.2022 - 15:13 [ Jewish Chronicle ]

He too once ruled supreme. So what lessons does Bibi have for Boris?

The British PM is discovering that his supporters are not quite as loyal as Netanyahu’s

20.01.2022 - 06:21 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

Johnson and a challenge. Shoot at the elephant and miss, and it may trample the jungle for a year.

To make his own decision about whether Britain should leave the EU, Boris Johnson drafted two different columns for the Daily Telegraph: one for, one against.

By this means, he hoped to find out which case was the better, perhaps taking his cue from Auden: “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”

I will be more economical, and put the case for and against the Prime Minister in a single article. Since this is ConservativeHome, the conservative case – in the sense of hanging on to what we’ve got – will get the last word.

15.01.2022 - 11:25 [ Achse des Guten ]

Der große Reset muss warten

Schwab ist ein Kind der Teppichetage, das Er hat den „planetarischen Notfall“ diagnostiziert. Wer, außer Klaus Schwab, könnte das Unheil noch abwenden?

Deshalb haben er und ein Autorenteam ein Buch geschrieben: „Covid-19: The Great Reset“ („Covid-19: Der Große Umbruch“), ein Plädoyer für eine „Neugestaltung der Welt“, wie sie in keiner Demokratie zu verwirklichen ist.

12.01.2022 - 14:29 [ Newsweek ]

Jake Tapper Rails Against ‚Misleading‘ CDC COVID Hospitalization Numbers

Tapper said: „We’re two years into this and we need the clearest picture possible if somebody is in the hospital with a broken leg and they also have asymptomatic COVID. That should not be counted as hospitalized with COVID, clearly.“

11.01.2022 - 14:14 [ Freiheit in der Krise ]

Papa hier gibt es keine Bankräuber

Schweden im Januar 2022. Maskierte Menschen sind für meine Kinder Bankräuber und ein großer Spaß für sie ist es Bankräuber zu zählen. Wer die meisten gesehen hat, hat gewonnen. Leider erwies sich dieses Spiel in Schweden als ziemlich langweilig.

06.01.2022 - 09:08 [ Münchenstehtauf / Twitter ]

Ja ist denn noch Weihnachten? Was wollen die denn alle kaufen? Oder wofür stehen die an und auf? #muc0501

27.12.2021 - 07:55 [ Washington Post ]

South Africa’s huge omicron wave appears to be subsiding just as quickly as it grew

(22.12.2021)

South Africa’s top infectious-disease scientist, who has been leading the country’s pandemic response, said Wednesday that the country had rapidly passed the peak of new omicron cases and, judging by preliminary evidence, he expected “every other country, or almost every other, to follow the same trajectory.”

22.12.2021 - 06:31 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Trial Is Beyond His Worst Nightmare

In recent weeks, Netanyahu has had an opportunity to look in the eye of one of those witnesses, Nir Hefetz. But, with the exception of a few hours at the start of Hefetz’s testimony, he chose not to do so. Perhaps because the testimony gave the prosecution exactly what it was looking for. Perhaps because the trial is progressing just as it would in Netanyahu’s worst nightmares.

Those statements may sound strange. Anyone following discussion of the trial on the social media sees views that range from “the trial is collapsing” (Bibi-ists) to “What’s going on there?” (the rest of the world).

22.12.2021 - 06:30 [ Newsweek ]

The Ugly Truth Comes Out About Netanyahu’s Trial | Opinion

Israel’s state prosecution submitted a list of 333 witnesses. It frontloaded its best ones. So far, eight have taken the stand. And all of them have obliterated the prosecution’s case. Long-time Israeli jurists and former prosecutors attest that this is the worst presentation of evidence they have ever seen.

20.12.2021 - 04:11 [ Initiative.1bis19.de ]

Ginge es nach Drosten, würden wir bis zum Impfstoff zuhause überwintern. Kann er alleine machen!

(Oktober 2020)

05.12.2021 - 08:22 [ Elvina Nawaguna, Deputy bureau chief @BusinessInsider DC bureau ... / Twitter ]

Run into an anti-vaccine protest in Lisbon. They’re protesting vaccines for children.

05.12.2021 - 08:14 [ Anastasia Tamar / Twitter ]

Aboriginal protests against vax tyranny in New Zealand

03.12.2021 - 19:59 [ Achse des Guten ]

USA: Ein Mann sieht hinter die Finsternis

Natürlich weiß ich nicht, wohin genau es Hannes Stein in den USA verschlagen hat, würde aber meine US-Flagge darauf verwetten, dass es nicht weit weg von New York City oder Washington DC sein kann. Sein neuestes Meinungsstück in der WELT lässt jedenfalls keinen Zweifel an seiner gefühlten Stammeszugehörigkeit. Tiefblau müsste sein Amerika idealerweise sein. Nur der Einparteienstaat könne die Katastrophe dort noch abwenden. Da es so offenbar nicht ist, bricht er den Stab über dieses 250 Jahre alte Experiment menschlichen Zusammenlebens, schließlich kommt er aus einem Land, das es besser weiß als die Amerikaner und immer schon besser gemacht hat. Aus Deutschland.

„Die amerikanische Demokratie ist unrettbar verloren. Sie könnte nur dann überleben, wenn die Demokratische Partei von jetzt an bis ca. 2040 alle Wahlen gewinnen würde, und das wird ihr nicht gelingen.

13.11.2021 - 19:33 [ GreenWatch / Twitter ]

Rein in die Öko-Kartoffeln, raus aus den Öko-Kartoffeln? Entgehen des #Ampel-Beschlusses zur Aufhebung der epidemischen Notlage fordern die drei #grünen Gesundheitsminister von Hessen, Brandenburg und BaWü gemeinsam die Verlängerung. Grüne mal wieder…

25.10.2021 - 18:37 [ Electroverse.net ]

NASA caught “adjusting” Global Temperature Graph — AGAIN

(July 20, 2021)

In what Dr Higgs calls yet another manipulation of the data, in early 2021, NASA discreetly lowered the 2016 global average temperature –previously the highest on record– to make the year 2020 seem like the hottest.

NASA play these ‘games of adjustment’ all the time, and each and every time, without fail, their tweaks support the man-made global warming narrative.

Below are copies of NASA’s 1880-2020 global temperature chart ‘before & after’ their most recent “adjustment”:

20.10.2021 - 09:00 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Was wird aus der epidemischen Lage?

Am 25. November könnte die epidemische Lage in Deutschland auslaufen, sollte sie nicht erneut verlängert werden. Viele Corona-Regeln sind daran gekoppelt. Welche Folgen hätte ein Ende?

12.10.2021 - 09:07 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Ziemiak in den tagesthemen: „Viele wollen mehr Mitgliederbeteiligung“

Er habe gespürt, dass viele CDU-Mitglieder mehr eingebunden werden wollen: Generalsekretär Ziemiak hat in den tagesthemen erklärt, dass darüber nun die Kreischefs beraten müssten. Er selbst sei aber kein Fan von Mitgliederbefragungen.

12.10.2021 - 09:00 [ ZDF ]

Dutzende Posten zu vergeben – CDU-Vorstand: Was bringt komplette Neuwahl?

Bis Anfang nächsten Jahres will die CDU auf einem Sonderparteitag ihre Spitze neu aufstellen.

Nicht nur CDU-Vorsitzender Armin Laschet stellt sein Amt zur Verfügung. Der gesamte Vorstand wird neu gewählt.

11.10.2021 - 07:10 [ ZDF ]

Experte zu Urteil in Polen – „Viel gefährlicher als ein Polexit“

Piotr Buras: Das Ziel der polnischen Regierung ist nicht in erster Linie der Polexit, sondern die Europäische Union von innen heraus zu verändern kraft der Tatsachen. Und dafür ist auch dieses Urteil da. Das ist viel gefährlicher als ein Polexit.

ZDFheute: Was meinen Sie damit: die EU von innen heraus zu verändern?

Buras: Das heißt: die europäische Rechtsordnung in Frage zu stellen. Eine Europäische Union ohne einen Europäischen Gerichtshof, der entscheiden kann, ob das fundamentale Prinzip der richterlichen Unabhängigkeit beachtet wird oder nicht in Europa – eine solche Europäische Union kann überhaupt nicht existieren.

11.10.2021 - 05:49 [ Sydney Morning Herald ]

D-Day or freedom daze for Morrison: the electoral risks and opportunities in reopening

If the next federal election is decided, as it certainly could be, in NSW, and if the Coalition wins, then Monday could be the most important day in that victory. It is hard to overstate the level of excitement in the state right now. Some people are eager to reopen their business – to see customers they haven’t seen in months. Others have taken the next few days off work to enjoy the sudden freedom.

07.10.2021 - 06:45 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Lindner in den tagesthemen: „Jamaika ist eine tragfähige Option“

FDP-Chef Lindner hält im Gegensatz zu CSU-Chef Söder ein Jamaika-Bündnis noch nicht für gescheitert. Alle Parteien müssten gesprächsbereit bleiben, sagte er in den tagesthemen. Dieser Appell gehe „insbesondere an die Adresse der CSU“.

29.09.2021 - 18:22 [ Achse des Guten ]

Der Kampf um die Planstellen

Bei der CDU wurde nach stundenlangem Ringen ein historischer Kompromiss erreicht und der jetzige Fraktionsvorsitzende Ralph Brinkhaus für ein halbes Jahr in seinem Amt bestätigt. Üblich wäre ein ganzes Jahr gewesen, aber so weit wollte sich die dezimierte Fraktion nicht festlegen.

Nun steht auch das Amt des Bundestagspräsidenten zur Disposition, die stärkste Fraktion hat das Zugriffsrecht, es soll bereits eine Bewerbung geben:

29.09.2021 - 09:26 [ ORF.at ]

Sondierungen: FDP und Grüne mit „Instagram-Auftakt“

Eigentlich war erst am Mittwoch mit Verhandlungen gerechnet worden. Doch trafen sich die Grünen-Vorsitzenden Annalena Baerbock und Robert Habeck schon am Dienstagabend mit FDP-Chef Christian Lindner und -Generalsekretär Volker Wissing. Ein Novum war, wie das Quartett die Gespräche öffentlich machte: Alle posteten auf Instagram dasselbe Foto samt einheitlichem Text:

20.09.2021 - 23:32 [ Christiane Amanpour, @CNN Chief International Anchor / Twitter ]

Exclusive: @EU_Commission President @vonderleyen reacts to the AUKUS fallout. “One of our member states has been treated in a way that is not acceptable,” she tells me. “We want to know what happened and why.”

Full interview airs at 7pCET @CNNi
and tonight @PBS
(listings vary).

20.09.2021 - 23:27 [ ORF.at ]

U-Boot-Streit: Biden um Beschwichtigung bemüht

EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen hat das Vorgehen der USA, Australiens und Großbritanniens gegenüber Frankreich im Streit um einen geplatzten U-Boot-Deal als „nicht akzeptabel“ bezeichnet. „Es gibt viele offene Fragen, die beantwortet werden müssen“, sagte von der Leyen in einem Interview mit dem US-Sender CNN, von dem heute Ausschnitte beim Onlinedienst Twitter veröffentlicht wurden.

20.09.2021 - 22:59 [ Achse des Guten ]

Die magische Kraft der Armbinde

Warum gibt es so viele Freunde des Ausnahmezustands? Er macht Leute wichtig, die es sonst nicht wären. Deutschland hat darin mehr Übung als andere Länder, wie ich als Jugendlicher in der DDR erfuhr.

31.08.2021 - 11:04 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Deutschlands Rolle in der Welt: Mehr Anspruch als Wirklichkeit

Der Afghanistan-Einsatz und sein Ende haben erneut die militärische Abhängigkeit Deutschlands und Europas von den USA aufgezeigt. Mit dem selbsterklärten Anspruch hat die Wirklichkeit wenig zu tun.

20.08.2021 - 10:27 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Joe Biden: UK and allies had choice to remain in Afghanistan

The Prime Minister, speaking in the Commons on Wednesday, said: „The West could not continue this US-led mission – a mission conceived and executed in support and defence of America – without American logistics, without US air power and without American might.“

Challenged on whether Nato could have continued to provide support, he said: „I really think that it is an illusion to believe that there is appetite among any of our partners for a continued military presence.“

Mr Biden’s comments came in an interview with Good Morning America, in a section about US relations with its allies which was not ultimately broadcast.

18.08.2021 - 17:44 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani revealed to be in United Arab Emirates after fleeing ‘with helicopter full of cash’

A spokesman for the Russian embassy in Kabul, Nikita Ishchenko, was quoted as saying: “The collapse of the regime…is most eloquently characterised by how Ghani escaped from Afghanistan: four cars were filled with money, they tried to shove another part of the money into a helicopter, but not everything fit.

Asked by the Associated Press about how he knew the details of Ghani’s departure, Mr Ishchenko said “well, we are working here,” without offering any more details.

16.08.2021 - 09:48 [ Haaretz ]

Hamas Threatens Escalation With Israel if Qatari Cash Isn’t Transferred to Gaza

Hamas will not hesitate to escalate the security situation with Israel if Qatari cash and construction supplies are not transferred to the Strip within a few days, the militant group’s spokesperson Hazem Qassem told the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Sunday.

05.08.2021 - 16:25 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Joint List: No Support for a Budget that Will Deepen the Occupation

“If we need to, we’ll recruit one or two of the Joint List lawmakers without shame. We have a majority for the budget, we don’t need 61 votes,” racist Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman told Channel 12 on Monday evening. In response, the Joint List, said it “can’t be bought.” “We won’t support a budget that deepens the occupation and settlements, raises the prices of electricity and gas, raises the retirement age for women and disenfranchises the weak,” the Joint List statement read.

27.06.2021 - 16:02 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Inside the plot to expose Matt Hancock’s affair: Friends talk of secret camera hidden by Chinese… or No10. In fact it was footage from his office CCTV and a whistleblower in his own department, reveals GLEN OWEN

The sting that brought down Matt Hancock was executed by a whistleblower in his department who contacted opponents of the Health Secretary’s stance on lockdown to help expose his affair, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The footage of Mr Hancock kissing Gina Coladangelo was caught on a CCTV camera in his office on May 6, and secretly recorded by a member of his department’s staff.

After allowing a month to elapse, the whistleblower approached lockdown sceptics and asked them to help sell the incendiary footage to the media.

13.06.2021 - 19:12 [ Eylon Levy / Twitter ]

Welcome the extremely photogenic and adorable family of Israel’s next prime minister, Naftali Bennett.

13.06.2021 - 19:08 [ Eylon Levy / Twitter ]

The Bennett children making heart shapes as their father speaks and is heckled. Quite a change from the current first son.

11.06.2021 - 17:34 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Beach buddies! Boris and Carrie greet Joe and Jill Biden and other world leaders – including Macron, Merkel and Trudeau – on Carbis Bay’s golden sands before posing for a socially distanced G7 group photo

Boris and Carrie Johnson were all smiles today as they formally greeted G7 leaders on the golden sands of Carbis Bay.

The PM and his new wife, wearing a vivid fuchsia dress, welcomed the guests to the official start of the summit one by one on a beachfront board walk.

09.06.2021 - 19:22 [ Orit Arfa / Achse des Guten ]

Mut zum Unbekannten: Politischer Umbruch in Israel

Was mir an dieser Koalition am besten gefällt, ist ihre Unberechenbarkeit. Man hat sich zu sehr an Netanyahus Ticks, Muster und Methoden gewöhnt. Mit einem Hardliner an der Spitze einer bunt zusammengewürfelten Truppe von Politikern werden die amerikanischen und europäischen Regierungen die alten Drehbücher wegwerfen müssen, die zur Ära Netanjahu passten. Wie das Selbsthilfe-Sprichwort sagt: Hab keine Angst vor dem Unbekannten.

Ich gebe dem Unbekannten eine Chance – wenn es denn anhält.

07.06.2021 - 08:24 [ ZDF ]

Was die Wahl für Berlin bedeutet – Atempause, aber kein Grund zum Ausruhen

Wenn die Wahl in Sachsen-Anhalt ein Stimmungstest für die Bundestagswahl war, dann hat Armin Laschet eine Atempause. Ausruhen kann er sich nicht. Und alle anderen auch nicht.

04.06.2021 - 11:27 [ New York Times ]

Why Are We All Talking About U.F.O.s Right Now?

“There are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” John Ratcliffe, the former director of national intelligence, told Fox News in March. Quite a few of them, he said, “are difficult to explain.”

John Brennan, the former director of the C.I.A., said in a podcast last year that some of the unexplained sightings might be “some type of phenomenon that is the result of something that we don’t yet understand and that could involve some type of activity that some might say constitutes a different form of life.”

02.06.2021 - 18:48 [ Reitschuster.de ]

„Kein Mut mehr, die Regierung zu grillen“: Der niederländische Journalist, der Merkel in die Ecke drängte, über deutsche Kollegen

Nach der Bundespressekonferenz konnte ich den großartigen Kollegen für ein Interview gewinnen. Darin schildert er aus seiner niederländischen Perspektive, wie er die Arbeit der Hauptstadtpresse in Deutschland sieht. Und wie schwer es ihm fällt, zu verstehen, warum die deutschen Kollegen die Regierung nicht viel härter angehen. Das Interview ist so bemerkenswert, der Perspektivenwechsel so spannend und entlarvend, dass ich Ihnen hier gar nicht mehr verraten möchte – sehen Sie es sich einfach an.

16.05.2021 - 05:55 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Army Deployed a Secret, Strategic Weapon Against Hamas – and Reaped Limited Benefits

The current casualty toll seems modest and a far cry from the numbers that were circulating in Israel about mass deaths in the tunnels. Netanyahu, who initially planned a big press conference, made do with a short and cautiously worded video. But not all his mouthpieces got the message in time: one of them tweeted about the genius maneuver led by him and the IDF chief, but quickly deleted it. Mainstream media took longer to get the message.

16.05.2021 - 05:44 [ Haaretz ]

Foreign Media Fumes Over Being Used in IDF Ploy to Trick Hamas: ‚They’ve Lost Credibility‘

Foreign journalists stationed in Israel and senior editors in international media outlets are enraged over reports in the Israeli media stating that the Israel Defense Forces deliberately misled them as part of a wider scheme against Hamas. Several reporters who spoke with Haaretz said that the incident will lead media to mistrust IDF statements in the future.

10.05.2021 - 14:44 [ Fernando H. Valls / Twitter ]

Así está ahora mismo la Puerta del Sol. Gente saltando, abrazándose, unos haciendo la conga… No tengo palabras.

10.05.2021 - 14:10 [ El Pais ]

Outdoor parties erupt across Spain as state of alarm ends

The first night without the state of alarm saw an atmosphere of partying in many parts of Spain on Saturday night, as revelers took to the street from midnight onward when the emergency measures that had been in place for six months in a bid to control the spread of the coronavirus expired. The festivities took place on the streets of the country despite the fact that the epidemiological data is far from good.

10.05.2021 - 13:27 [ ZDF ]

Die Linke und die Bundestagswahl – Gefährlich nah an der Fünf-Prozent-Grenze

Ende März gleich zwei Wahlen ohne Erfolg. Bei den Landtagswahlen in Baden-Württemberg und Rheinland-Pfalz schafft es die Linke nicht einmal in die Parlamente. Und ganz aktuell dümpelt die Partei in der Gunst der Wähler bundesweit zwischen sechs und sieben Prozent. Die Fünf-Prozent-Grenze rückt bedrohlich nahe.

04.05.2021 - 19:11 [ menafn.com ]

US dollar decreases against Iranian currency rial

Sources close to the US government stated that the restoration of the deal may permit Iran to improve its oil exports as confronting no curbs on its banking system and ports operations, adding that Washington would lift oil, banking, and ports sanctions from Iran to let Tehran resume compliance with the JCPOA.

02.05.2021 - 09:12 [ Euronews.com ]

Coronavirus schon im März 2019 im Abwasser in Barcelona nachgewiesen

Und dann beschlossen sie, Proben aus den Jahren 2018 und 2019 Tests zu unterziehen. „Alle Proben waren negativ auf das SARS-CoV-2-Genom mit Ausnahme der Probe vom 12. März 2019, in der die SARS-CoV-2-Werte sehr niedrig waren, aber mittels PCR-Test waren sie eindeutig positiv„, erklärt Albert Bosch, Professor an der Fakultät für Biologie der UB und Koordinator der Studie.

02.05.2021 - 00:46 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Mossad Chief Met With Biden Amid Attempts to Prevent Return to Iran Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefed Cohen before the meeting.

Cohen also met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Thursday, alongside Israel’s ambassador to Washington, in which the Israeli officials expressed „deep concern“ about Iran’s nuclear activities, according to a person familiar with the matter.

28.04.2021 - 17:00 [ Ynetnews.com ]

High Court cancels hearing as PM agrees to Gantz as justice ministe

In addition, a few moments before Netanyahu announced his decision to back Gantz for the position, he apparently was made aware that Bennett held his first meeting with Mansour Abbas – the leader of the Islamist Ra’am party – in an effort to form a unity government.

28.04.2021 - 15:44 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Netanyahu reverses course, votes to appoint Gantz as justice minister

Hours before the High Court of Justice was due to decide on the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempts to install a justice minister from his own party, the premier announced Wednesday afternoon he supports the appointment of Blue & White leader Benny Gantz for the position.

28.04.2021 - 15:42 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Caves After Rebuke From Supreme Court: Gantz Appointed Justice Minister

In a statement Netanyahu said, „The prime minister submitted a detailed response to the High Court that completely rejects the court’s claim that yesterday’s vote was illegal.“

„However,“ Netanyahu said, „after the prime minister’s attempts at compromise were rejected again this morning, and in order to extract us from this dead end situation and allow the Justice Ministry to function, the prime minister decided to appoint Benny Gantz to the post of Justice Minister for the tenure of the interim government.“

21.04.2021 - 05:37 [ Politico.eu ]

A bruised Laschet wins Germany’s conservative crown

Described by party colleagues as a diligent bridge builder who favors behind-the-scenes compromise to political gamesmanship, Laschet’s style and demeanor are reminiscent of Merkel’s and he is often compared to her. Like the chancellor, Laschet is a political moderate and he has been a loyal supporter of her policies on refugees, Europe and foreign affairs.

20.04.2021 - 22:36 [ Welt / Youtube ]

LASCHET KÄMPFT SÖDER-FANS NIEDER: So hat der CDU-Chef einen Putsch von Teilen der Basis verhindert

In eigener Sache: Wegen des hohen Aufkommens unsachlicher und beleidigender Beiträge können wir zurzeit keine Kommentare mehr zulassen.

20.04.2021 - 22:27 [ ]

Cautious centrist Laschet is German conservatives‘ candidate to succeed Merkel

„I want to start a new chapter after Merkel, not just more of the same, but we will preserve the part that has done Germans good,“ Laschet told ZDF television.

Although widely seen as the candidate likely to continue Merkel’s legacy, analysts said he would not be able to match her commanding position, built up over 16 years, on the international stage.

18.04.2021 - 06:25 [ ORF.at ]

Kanzlerfrage: Scharfe Kritik aus CDU an Söder

Die frühere CDU-Chefin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer warf Söder mangelnden Respekt vor der großen Schwesterpartei und deren Gremien vor. Sowohl CDU-Präsidiumsmitglied Daniel Caspary als auch die Vorsitzende der Frauen-Union (FU), Annette Widmann-Mauz, sprachen sich für CDU-Chef Armin Laschet aus.

08.04.2021 - 11:23 [ CNBC.com ]

U.S. State Department backs away from the idea of a Beijing Olympics boycott

“Our position on the 2022 Olympics has not changed. We have not discussed and are not discussing any joint boycott with allies and partners,” a senior State Department official wrote in an emailed statement to CNBC.

06.04.2021 - 23:00 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wer regiert eigentlich gerade?

Die Kanzlerin ist abgetaucht und den potenziellen Nachfolgern fehlt die Macht: Mitten in der dritten Welle leistet sich Deutschland ein gefährliches Machtvakuum. Das könnte die Union teuer zu stehen kommen.

29.03.2021 - 04:47 [ ZDF ]

Wie Corona die Psyche belastet: Ein Blick in unser Gehirn

Was dabei genau passiert, ist ein komplexes Zusammenspiel verschiedener Bereiche. Zum Teil lassen sich die Folgen der Pandemie direkt mit den Aktivitäten einiger Hirnareale in Verbindung setzen: Zumindest temporär passen sie sich strukturell den Veränderungen an.

27.03.2021 - 19:34 [ i24news.tv ]

‚Change bloc‘ floating 1-year rotation agreement between Bennett and Lapid – report

Such an arrangement, according to the Hebrew-language broadcaster, would possibly last for 12 months and followed by a new election.

But prospects for such a deal are being hampered by ideological and political differences, as well as a disagreement over who would serve as premier first, with Channel 12 reporting that Bennett is insisting he go first in the rotation.

27.03.2021 - 17:18 [ @derliebeMichi, Vater von fünf, unglaublich gut aussehend, über 50, dem Tod täglich ins Auge sehend ... / Twitter ]

Es entbehrt nicht einer gewissen Komik, dass in Kassel heute eine Woche nach der wunderbaren #ks2003 Demo die Inzidenz im Vergleich zum Bundesland Hessen um 32% niedriger ist. Kassel 91,4, Hessen 134,1 Demos tun gut! ?

22.03.2021 - 18:46 [ Achse des Guten ]

Das Corona-Komitee tagt

„Habock fühlen!“,

„Wir dürfen jetzt nicht!“

und

„Wir müssen jetzt!“

21.03.2021 - 13:43 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The EU elite’s seething resentment at Britain’s success hurts them more than us and does no one any good

The grotesque behaviour of EU governments and leaders over the Oxford vaccine has gone beyond all limits of reason and civilised action.

First, they attacked its usefulness. Then they cast doubts on its safety. Now they seek to grab hold of supplies, and so slow down its distribution in one of the few countries that has welcomed and used it widely and effectively.

20.03.2021 - 21:44 [ BILD / Youtube ]

„Querdenker“-Demo in Kassel: Polizei stoppt Randale-Mob

Sie wollen es einfach nicht begreifen! In der Kasseler Innenstadt haben sich am Samstag 10 000 Demonstranten gegen die Corona-Maßnahmen versammelt – wieder mal ohne Masken und ohne Mindestabstand. Die Polizei musste eingreifen.

03.03.2021 - 11:02 [ CNN ]

Biden and his top officials slammed Trump’s lack of action against Saudi Arabia, MBS in years before taking office

In the years prior to taking office, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and many of their administration’s top officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s lack of action against Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Biden is now facing criticism for not following through on campaign promises to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the killing.

01.03.2021 - 07:10 [ BBC ]

CPAC: Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives

His appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando on Sunday represents his continued influence over the Republican Party.

The mood of the conference – which began on Thursday – has been extremely pro-Trump, with loyalists including Texas Senator Ted Cruz and his son Donald Trump Jr among the speakers.

01.03.2021 - 07:04 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump will keine eigene Partei gründen

„Wir haben die republikanische Partei.“ Sie werde vereint und stärker als je zuvor sein. „Ich werde weiterhin direkt an eurer Seite kämpfen.“ Frühere Berichte über eine mögliche Gründung einer eigenen Partei seien „Fake News“ gewesen.

28.02.2021 - 11:55 [ Haaretz ]

If There Were an Israeli Left

In the first 100 days of its imaginary government, the left would carry out a revolution. Mainly, not entirely, in its relation to the occupation, the topic that defines Israel’s identity more than any other. The first resolution passed by the left-wing government would end the siege of the Gaza Strip. In one day, as with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Strip would be liberated, its 2 million inhabitants would be free people. The sea would be open, and the border with Israel would be open and controlled. …

21.02.2021 - 03:32 [ NASA.gov ]

NASA Missions Make Unprecedented Map of Sun’s Magnetic Field

They’ll have a chance to take that step forward soon: A re-flight of the mission was just greenlit by NASA. Though the launch date isn’t yet set, the team plans to use the same instrument but with a new technique to measure a much broader swath of the Sun.

“Instead of just measuring the magnetic fields along the very narrow strip, we want to scan it across the target and make a two-dimensional map,” McKenzie said.

20.02.2021 - 13:40 [ Achse des Guten ]

Professor Drosten in der PCR-Test-Zwickmühle

Es macht nämlich einen Unterschied, ob man in einer vermeintlich oder tatsächlich juristischen Grauzone der Regierung, den Medien und der Bevölkerung seine Experten-Meinung erzählt, dass PCR-Tests zuverlässig seien (für welchen Zweck auch immer) und dabei womöglich glaubt, allein die Politiker betreffe eine straf- und zivilrechtliche Haftung für die Rechtskonformität der auf PCR-Tests basierenden Entscheidungen, oder ob man selber als öffentlich bestellter Sachverständiger explizit zum Verhältnis von PCR-Test und „Infektion im Sinne des Gesetzes“ wahrheitsgemäß sich zu äußern genötigt ist.

15.02.2021 - 21:37 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

EU vaccine drive is a ‚fiasco‘, says Guy Verhofstadt

„Europe is no more, no less than the world leader in vaccine production today. More than 75 per cent of vaccines worldwide are produced in Europe. Nevertheless, there is a crucial lack of supply,“ he said, adding the UK, Canada, Israel and the US are not facing the same shortages.

15.02.2021 - 00:29 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Biden’s Iran Policy Is Just Trump’s Iran Policy With A Rainbow Flag Emoji

In a new interview with CBS Evening News, President Biden confirmed that his administration will not be lifting sanctions imposed upon Iran in order to bring Tehran to the negotiating table for the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

15.02.2021 - 00:22 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Democrats WANT To Lose The Midterms: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

I’m seeing US progressive/DSA types getting more and more agitated about the sudden increase in hostility toward the Democrats from the left. What did they think was going to happen when the Dems took control of the entire government? You’re the power now, buttercup.

The problem with warning that the $2000 check scandal will lead to losses in the midterms is that Democrats are fine with losing in the midterms. You think they like having to own all their right wing bullshit for themselves? Democrats hate being exposed and vulnerable like this. They much prefer to blame their corporate cronyism, austerity policies and warmongering on an obstructionist Republican congress. They’re happy to lose the midterms. They prefer to lose the midterms.

05.02.2021 - 10:08 [ Gleen Greenwald / Twitter ]

Here’s what is starting to happen to them now that he’s done, and why they’re desperately in search of a replacement:

05.02.2021 - 09:57 [ theDailyBeast.com ]

White House Reporters: Biden Team Wanted Our Questions in Advance

According to three sources with knowledge of the matter, as well as written communications reviewed by The Daily Beast, the new president’s communications staff have already on occasion probed reporters to see what questions they plan on asking new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when called upon during briefings.

The requests prompted concerns among the White House press corps, whose members, like many reporters, are sensitive to the perception that they are coordinating with political communications staffers.

04.02.2021 - 22:22 [ Achse des Guten ]

Der Ruf des Alphatiers

Kürzlich musste ich in einer Berliner Behörde ein Gespräch zwischen zwei dort Beschäftigten mitanhören. Die Frau spielte die Rolle des naiven Hausmütterchens, der Mann gab den Erklärbär.

„Nun strengen wir uns schon so an mit dem Lockdown“, klagte sie, „und trotzdem gehen die Infiziertenzahlen nicht runter, wie kommt das nur?“

„Weil viele sich im Alltag nicht an die Regeln halten“, erwiderte er. „Deshalb werden wir um eine Ausgangssperre letztlich nicht herumkommen. Hätte man nur auf Frau Merkel gehört! Sie hat von Anfang an gesagt, dass die bisherigen Maßnahmen nicht ausreichen.“

02.02.2021 - 22:36 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wer mit Impfstoffen Geld verdient

Aufhorchen ließ in diesem Zusammenhang die Zusage des britisch-schwedischen Pharmakonzerns AstraZeneca, seinen Corona-Impfstoff zum „Selbstkostenpreis“ abzugeben, damit also keinen Gewinn machen zu wollen. Allerdings ist dieses Versprechen offenbar zeitlich begrenzt. Wie die „Financial Times“ unter Berufung auf ein internes Dokument berichtete, verfällt dieses Angebot im Juli. Ein kleiner, aber wichtiger Zusatz der Aussage von Konzernchef Pascal Soriot hatte darauf hingedeutet, dass der Selbstkostenpreis nur gelte, „solange die Pandemie andauert“.

02.02.2021 - 08:54 [ Irish Times ]

‘I regret that article 16 was mentioned’: Von der Leyen statement in full

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.

26.01.2021 - 11:52 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚F***ing bonkers!‘ UK attacks Germany over Oxford vaccine ‚lies‘ – EU row erupts

Another Westminster official said: “The efficacy claims circulating in the German media are unsubstantiated and incorrect.”

Speaking to Politico, a third added: “After this, support for Brexit will be at about 90 percent.”

The claims in the German media were made on the same day a row broke out between the European Union and AstraZeneca over supplies of the vaccine to the continent.

26.01.2021 - 11:01 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The great vaccine blockade? EU threat to cut off UK’s supply of Pfizer jabs will ‚poison relations for a generation‘ as Germans are accused of ‚Russian-style‘ disinformation over ‚rubbish‘ claim that AstraZeneca version is just 8% effective in elderly

Meanwhile, there is another row raging after two German newspapers claimed the EU’s regulator could refuse to give the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab full approval, with officials anonymously briefing its efficacy for pensioners was just eight per cent.

However, the claim was branded ‚absolutely incorrect‘ and ‚unsubstantiated‘ by the pharmaceutical company – and No10 sources told MailOnline it was ‚rubbish‘. One Whitehall source told Playbook it was the kind of tactics ‚you expect from the Russians‘.

26.01.2021 - 11:00 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Corona-Impfstoff von AstraZeneca: Zu wenig Impfdosen – zu geringe Wirksamkeit?

Möglicherweise wird es Einschränkungen bei der Anwendung des Impfstoffs geben, denn Zeitungsberichten zufolge ist die Wirksamkeit bei älteren Menschen eingeschränkt. AstraZeneca weist das zwar zurück, einen Gegenbeweis bleibt das Unternehmen in seinen Veröffentlichungen bisher aber schuldig.

17.01.2021 - 17:19 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Coronavirus: Fishermen test positive despite spending 35 days at sea and testing negative before they left

(16.07.2020)

Ms Alfaro added that the outbreak may have been exacerbated by the fishermen’s hardiness and acclimatisation to rough conditions, in that they may have spent significant time in discomfort without recognising or acknowledging symptoms.

16.01.2021 - 11:30 [ Süddeutsche Zeitung / Twitter ]

Eine feste Größe bei CDU-Veranstaltungen ist @Markus_Soeder geworden, auch beim Parteitag sprach er ein Grußwort. Über eine mögliche Kanzlerkandidatur schweigt er sich aber aus. Die Gründe hierfür sind vielschichtig.

16.01.2021 - 11:21 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Kramp-Karrenbauers Abschiedsrede: „Das schmerzt noch heute“

„Es ging um die Seele unserer Partei“, sagt sie auf dem digitalen Parteitag der CDU über die turbulenten Tage nach der Wahl in Thüringen vor knapp einem Jahr. Die Wahl des FDP-Politikers Thomas Kemmerich mit den Stimmen von CDU, FDP und AfD brachte die Partei in eine, wie Kramp-Karrenbauer nun selbst sagt, „existenzielle schwierige Situation“.

07.01.2021 - 20:02 [ USA Today ]

President Trump blocked from posting to Facebook, Instagram ‚indefinitely,‘ at least through end of term

After originally planning to block President Donald Trump from posting to his Facebook and Instagram account for 24 hours, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday the blocks have been extended „indefinitely.“

„We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,“ Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.

31.12.2020 - 05:26 [ theGuardian.com ]

How well does the Oxford vaccine work? What we know so far

And while there are some early signs the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine might not only prevent people becoming seriously ill with Covid but also prevent asymptomatic infections, more data is needed to confirm such protection.

28.12.2020 - 05:00 [ Inquisitr.com ]

Democratic Party Leader Warns Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Not To Primary Chuck Schumer

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.”

25.12.2020 - 06:49 [ Haaretz ]

Exodus Continues as Former Netanyahu Loyalist Resigns, Joins Rival Sa’ar

Ze’ev Elkin, who served in a range of posts including as Netanyahu’s coalition head, blasts ‘cult of personality’ ■ Naftali Bennett announces he will run for prime minister, criticizes PM’s handling of coronavirus crisis

25.12.2020 - 05:45 [ theGuardian.com ]

European leaders welcome Brexit deal as least-worst outcome

Merkel said the German cabinet would meet by telephone on 28 December to decide its stance, but added that the agreement “cannot finally enter into force until the European parliament has also given its approval”.

25.12.2020 - 05:26 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: Labour to back EU trade deal in Commons, Keir Starmer says

“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.”

19.12.2020 - 09:24 [ Fox News ]

After government hack, media mum on ex-cybersecurity chief highlighted for contradicting Trump’s fraud claims

„As I said in a news briefing, Election Day was ‘just another Tuesday on the Internet,’“ he wrote. „Normal sorts of scanning and probing were happening, but we did not see any successful attacks or damaging disruptions.“

Yet hackers were arms deep in a slew of federal agencies. The infiltration, believed to have been conducted by the Russians, appears to have compromised the Departments of Energy, State, Defense, Homeland Security, Treasury and Commerce. His name did not appear in CNN’s story about CISA and the hack published Thursday.

15.12.2020 - 23:28 [ Sozialdemokraten-gegen-Kampfdrohnen.de ]

Keine Anschaffung von Kampfdrohnen! Offener Brief an die Mitglieder der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion

(03.11.2020)

„Ich denke, es sollte hier nicht unterschätzt werden, dass auch vom Handeln einzelner Staaten und insbesondere auch vom Handeln der Bundesrepublik Deutschland erheblich Signalwirkungen im internationalen Bereich ausgehen könnten, die in Richtung einer glaubhaften Perspektive auf eine internationale Rüstungskontrolle wirken.“

Das Nein zur Anschaffung von Kampfdrohnen ist ein Ja zu internationaler Kooperation für die Lösung der Zukunftsfragen, dem Erhalt der menschlichen Lebensgrundlagen und der vollen Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte und ermutigt andere ebenso dazu.

Wir fordern euch deshalb auf, gegen die Anschaffung von bewaffneten Drohnen zu stimmen.

15.12.2020 - 22:52 [ Jürgen Tißen, „Si vis pacem para bellum ]

Die #SPD hat sich endgültig in das linke und kommunistische Lager verabschiedet #FünfteKolonne

23.11.2020 - 16:23 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Studienergebnisse von AstraZeneca: Britischer Impfstoff wirkt zu 70 Prozent

Das Ergebnis bleibt zwar hinter den Werten der Präparate von Pfizer/Biontech und Moderna zurück. Wenn man aber zunächst nur eine halbe Dosis verabreiche und erst einen Monat später eine volle, dann erreiche der Impfstoff eine Effektivität von 90 Prozent, lässt AstraZeneca wissen. Er soll zudem deutlich preiswerter sein, sich sehr viel leichter lagern und weltweit transportieren lassen als andere Vakzine.

11.11.2020 - 10:40 [ Washington Post ]

The Republican Party Is Attacking Democracy

Its weapons are baseless insinuation and evidence-free charges, deployed solely to sow chaos and undermine the results of a free and fair election — one that produced a clear winner and an even clearer loser.

But the most dangerous attackers of American democracy aren’t the Russians or the Chinese. They are the leaders of the Republican Party.

10.11.2020 - 18:15 [ University of Oxford ]

Science reveals secrets behind the success of Game of Thrones

In other words, Martin keeps his characters’ networks within the limits that his readers’ human minds were designed by evolution to cope with.

31.10.2020 - 12:26 [ theHill.com ]

Positive Trump polls spark polling circle debate

Most pollsters show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a sturdy and stable lead over President Trump at a time when tens of millions of people have already voted and there is almost no time to change the course of the race.

But a handful of contrarian pollsters believe Trump’s support is underrepresented and that election analysts could be headed for another embarrassing miss on Election Day.

17.10.2020 - 18:28 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Britain is at boiling point: JOHN HUMPHRYS rails at fear replacing reason, ministers who have lost control… and why the public is rising up against the hysterical response to Covid’s second wave

Look, I know it’s easy to find fault with officialdom.

There have always been bossy bureaucrats who justify their existence by making our lives difficult. Always will be.

And if that’s all we have to complain about in this, the nation’s greatest crisis . . . well, we can live with that. Except that it’s not all we have to complain about. And, crucially, this is not the nation’s greatest crisis. Not by a mile.

16.10.2020 - 10:21 [ ZDF ]

US-Wahl: Biden und Trump im Fernduell

Guten Morgen,

ich muss gestehen, ich fiebere der US-Wahl entgegen. Deshalb bin ich heute Nacht aufgestanden, um mir ab 2 Uhr die parallelen Town-Hall-Meetings von US-Präsident Trump und seinem Herausforderer Biden anzusehen. Biden im US-Sender ABC, Trump auf NBC. Zeitgleich.

08.10.2020 - 18:36 [ Stefan Leifert, ZDF-Korrespondent, Brüssel / Twitter ]

NATO-Generalsekretär Stoltenberg dazu heute: „Wir haben entschieden, gemeinsam nach Afghanistan zu gehen. Und wenn die Zeit reif ist, werden wir gemeinsam gehen.“ Heißt: Nicht Weihnachten.

26.09.2020 - 11:52 [ theHill.com ]

A game theorist’s advice to President Trump on filling the Supreme Court seat

I have worked for over 30 years in competitive strategy. I teach it to future business and policy leaders, diplomats, global development leaders and social entrepreneurs. I have been a leader of the competitive strategy practices in two influential global consulting firms, where I advised CEOs, boards and policy heads. My academic training is as a game theorist, the science of figuring out your next move while anticipating the competitor’s moves to follow. Despite these credentials, I have never been invited to advise Donald Trump on competitive strategy.

22.09.2020 - 07:21 [ Haaretz ]

God, What Terrible Sin Did We Commit to Deserve Netanyahu?

If it were possible to get an answer from God, I would ask him at this time, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, what sin did we commit to deserve such a heavy punishment?

19.09.2020 - 16:05 [ Gallup ]

Trump, Biden Favorable Ratings Both Below 50%

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Heading into presidential debate season, former Vice President Joe Biden edges out President Donald Trump in favorability ratings from the American people, 46% to 41%, while the candidates‘ running mates are roughly tied in favorability. Sen. Kamala Harris, running for vice president on the Democratic ticket, is viewed favorably by 42% of Americans, similar to the 41% rating for Republican Vice President Mike Pence.

19.09.2020 - 15:30 [ Haaretz ]

Tell Us the Truth. Why Does Israel Have a Second Lockdown?

Israel is a banana republic, from top to bottom. The cabinet ministers don’t obey the coronavirus czar, the public doesn’t (fully) comply with the directives, the prime minister lies like he breathes and so on. This has an upside. Contrary to many people’s deep fears, real fascism will never take hold here: Someone will fail to send the fax with the correct spelling of the head of the opposition, or the bus driver for the reeducation camps will fail to wake up in time in the morning.

15.09.2020 - 13:26 [ EOS.org ]

The Thermosphere Responds to a Weaker Than Normal Solar Cycle

(05.04.2019)

The cooling near solar minimum is natural and specific to the thermosphere. The cooling thermosphere does not affect the troposphere, the layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth’s surface where people live. The temperatures we experience on the ground do not get colder because of this solar cycle. NASA and other climate researchers continue to see a warming trend in the troposphere. These two effects are ongoing but unrelated.

Nitric oxide and carbon dioxide play important roles in cooling the thermosphere.

14.09.2020 - 20:54 [ QMC Politics / Twitter ]

The government has a Commons majority of 80-87 (depending on definitions). The first key vote on the Internal Market Bill is tonight at 10pm. What do you predict the result will be?

(…)

14.09.2020 - 11:09 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Lands in D.C for UAE, Bahrain Deal as Israel Braces for 3-week Lockdown

Netanyahu’s main coalition partners, Defense Minister Benny and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, were shunned from the trip

10.09.2020 - 08:18 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Nicht zu fassen

Aber warum hat auch die Bankenaufsicht Bafin nichts gemerkt? Die ist immerhin seinem Haus, dem Bundesfinanzministerium, unterstellt? Hier verweist Scholz auf „Reformen“, die schon laufen – und regt sich nicht weiter auf. Wie überhaupt die demonstrative Gelassenheit des Vizekanzlers seinen Angreifern den Wind aus den Segeln nimmt – es geht eher ruhig als lebhaft im Bundestag zu.

10.09.2020 - 08:08 [ ZDF ]

Cum-Ex-Geschäfte und Wirecard – Scholz sieht keine Verantwortung für Skandale

Kurz nach einem Telefonat zwischen Olearius und Scholz hatte die Finanzbehörde eine Rückforderung von 47 Millionen Euro fallen lassen. „Wie überall in Deutschland entscheiden die Finanzämter in Hamburg eigenständig nach Recht und Gesetz“, sagte dazu Scholz auf Fragen von Abgeordneten.

06.09.2020 - 10:50 [ New York Times ]

Race for Coronavirus Vaccine Pits Spy Against Spy

In short, every major spy service around the globe is trying to find out what everyone else is up to.

05.09.2020 - 21:22 [ @Tomer_Michelzon / Twitter ]

היס“מ מאבד את זה – מרסק את רועי פלג ונושאי הצוללת

בצעדה לתוך אדנית ברחוב.
צילום: איתי רון

@ha_makom

05.09.2020 - 11:31 [ Haaretz ]

Soundtrack for a Revolution: ‘Bibi, Let My People Go,’ Begs Israeli Singer

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.

30.08.2020 - 08:22 [ theGuardian.com ]

Outcry as US intelligence stops in-person reports to Congress on election security

An official in Ratcliffe’s office, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Saturday the office was “concerned about unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information following recent briefings”.

The move drew a heated rejoinder from House Democrats, who have focused on foreign efforts to sway the presidential election in 2016 and again this year.

27.08.2020 - 21:48 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

As usual @SpeakerPelosi with an idiotic point that @JoeBiden shouldn’t debate Trump. That feeds into everything Trump has said about Biden. It would make him look scared and hiding. She is worst strategist of my lifetime. Biden should go into debates and make the Democratic case!

27.08.2020 - 21:46 [ CNN ]

Pelosi says Biden shouldn’t debate Trump

Pelosi’s comments come as the Biden campaign has been fighting accusations from the Trump campaign and Republicans that the former vice president does not want to debate Trump. Following Pelosi’s comments, Biden and his campaign made clear that he still intends to debate Trump.

25.08.2020 - 06:30 [ i24news.tv ]

UAE canceled trilateral meeting with US, Israel over F-35 sales: report

However, the UAE decided to cancel the public vent in a bid to protest the statements on the prospect of the US selling advanced F-35 stealth fighter jets to the Gulf Kingdom coming from the Israeli security establishment.

Earlier reports in the Israeli media suggested that the sales of F-35s and other advanced military hardware to the UAE came as a secret clasue in the accord to normalize the ties.

25.08.2020 - 05:55 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

Every cable news pundit told you that you definitely shouldn’t pick @BernieSanders in primaries because Republicans will call him a socialist, Marxist & communist. These are literally the words used to describe Biden tonight at #RNC2020. That’s what they call us no matter what!

22.08.2020 - 03:11 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Deutschland warnt vor Reisen nach Brüssel

Die Bundesregierung stuft Brüssel als Corona-Risikogebiet ein und warnt vor Reisen in die belgische Hauptstadt. Für Reisende gelten damit Test- und Quarantänepflichten. Betroffen sind aber nicht alle: Für Diplomaten gibt es Ausnahmen.

21.08.2020 - 04:15 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Streit um UN-Sanktionen gegen Iran: Pompeo kritisiert Europäer scharf

Irans UN-Botschafter Majid Takht-Ravanchi warf den USA Desinformation und Schikane vor. Sie hätten nicht das Recht, den Sanktions-Mechanismus zu nutzen, denn sie seien 2018 aus dem Atomvertrag ausgestiegen.

„Kein Land kann das Recht eines Vertrags in Anspruch nehmen, den es verlassen hat.“

21.08.2020 - 04:12 [ BBC ]

Iran nuclear deal: European nations ’siding with ayatollahs‘ – Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused European allies of „siding with the ayatollahs“ after they said the US could not reimpose sanctions on Iran.

The UK, France and Germany said the US did not have the legal right to trigger „snapback“ sanctions because it pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

18.08.2020 - 07:20 [ Randy Rainbow / Twitter ]

Kamala! Kamala! She’s fin’ly come to save the day. Kamala! Kamala! Gurl, don’t get in her way. #Kamala

17.08.2020 - 18:27 [ Fox News ]

Trump indicates election won’t be ‚fair‘ if universal mail-in voting allowed

In another exchange, the president said Democrats will struggle to unite at their convention this week, as many of the more progressive members of the party balk at a ticket including former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

„These are the same people I beat last time and they’re not gonna unite because they can’t unite, they don’t know how to unite,“ Trump said. „Also, Bernie [Sanders] is very unhappy, but actually, Biden went further left than Bernie wanted him to and Bernie’s still unhappy.“

10.08.2020 - 04:09 [ Politico.com ]

Trump antagonizes GOP megadonor Adelson in heated phone call

Now, Republican leaders are pleading to billionaires for help. Trump advisers are pining for new outside groups to form, and the White House is growing anxious to see what Adelson, who has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into Republican super PACs over the past decade, will do.

10.08.2020 - 03:54 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Lashes Out at Mega-donor Adelson for Not Giving Enough to His Campaign, Report Says

Republican Party officials had to intervene in order to assess the damage to the key relationship. Sources close to Adelson said it’s not clear whether this will dissuade Adelson from donating more to Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Adelson was the largest single political donor during the 2018 mid-term elections in the U.S. – giving some $113 million dollars to conservative candidates.

05.08.2020 - 17:58 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu: Protesters Against Me Are Anarchists, Not Victims of Pandemic

Coalition whip Miki Zohar, who spoke before Netanyahu, warned that „the right to protest cannot be allowed to become the right to contract the coronavirus.“ He called the left-wing „dangerous“ and attacked the Likud’s senior coalition partner – Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan party – for „urgently“ defending the right to protest.

03.08.2020 - 19:14 [ Irritant / Youtube ]

Das ist der R-Wert – by reizstoff

Unser Beitrag zur momentanen C-Kontroverse. Wir hoffen es gefällt euch.
Laßt es rocken – nicht nur am 01.08.

02.08.2020 - 10:27 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Very social – but no distancing! Revellers flock to Manchester’s pubs and bars for a night on the tiles despite new stricter lockdown rules

– Partygoers took advantage of hot weather this weekend to head out drinking in Manchester and Blackpool
– Groups of friends could be seen hugging and crowded outside nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants

21.07.2020 - 12:37 [ Washington Post ]

Mike Pompeo talks as if Obama is still president

(14.07.2020)

Most of the sentiments Pompeo expresses would be anodyne coming from any other administration but are risible from this one. Does he know who he works for? He acts as though someone else is president — Barack Obama perhaps? That makes U.S. diplomacy nearly worthless, because the whole world can see the Grand Canyon-size gap between Pompeo’s rhetoric and Trump’s actions and beliefs. U.S. credibility has become a joke, and Pompeo keeps producing more punchlines.

21.07.2020 - 12:24 [ Daniel DePetris/ Business Insider ]

Mike Pompeo’s Iranian boogeyman is just an excuse for a policy that isn’t working

(11.07.2020)

Despite the anti-American railings and innuendo from the political leadership, Iran is at best a mid-level power sharing a region home to states that are skeptical, if not downright opposed, to Iranian objectives. At $454 billion, its economy is nearly half the size of Florida’s.

19.07.2020 - 12:06 [ Haaretz ]

Attorney General Orders Prosecutor to Speed Up Evidentiary Phase of Netanyahu Trial

The person who will determine whether the trial which has riven society in two will be fast-tracked or drag its feet is the head of the panel of judges, Rivka Friedman-Feldman. If she decides to speed things up, there is no reason the trial should drag on for years.

14.07.2020 - 14:10 [ BBC ]

Gough Whitlam: Queen not told in advance of Australia PM’s sacking, letters show

However, they also reveal Sir John – an Australian who was a judge before becoming governor-general – had discussed with Buckingham Palace whether he had the constitutional authority to dismiss Mr Whitlam.

Australia is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen as head of state. Before the dismissal, many Australians had little idea her representative had such power.

11.07.2020 - 17:31 [ theMedialine.org ]

Anti-Netanyahu Activist: Only a ‘Bullet to the Head’ Will Silence Me

(05.07.2020)

“I just got up, made a sign and went out to the street and protested,” he explained. “Every Saturday, just a friend [and I were] on the street corner.”

Ben Shitrit happens to be a cousin of Public Security Minister Amir Ohana, one of Netanyahu’s staunchest allies and defenders. He says he hasn’t spoken to his cousin, whom he calls a “sycophant” and a “poodle,” in years.

10.07.2020 - 15:06 [ theHill.com ]

Five takeaways from Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump tax returns

Roberts laid out a list of factors for courts to consider when weighing such subpoenas but stressed that the list was not comprehensive, noting how rarely interbranch disputes have come before the court over the nation’s history.

“Other considerations may be pertinent as well; one case every two centuries does not afford enough experience for an exhaustive list,” the chief justice wrote

10.07.2020 - 10:28 [ Balkan Insight / Twitter ]

Protesters hold a sign that reads „the earth is flat“ in reference to Serbian President Vucic’s claims that Tuesday’s violent demonstrations were incited by far-right orgs, anti-migrant extremists, fantasists who ‘believe the Earth is a flat plate’.

30.06.2020 - 08:48 [ Jerusalem Post ]

IDF generals urge Trump to stand behind Netanyahu’s sovereignty plan

(23.06.2020)

The idea of Israeli sovereignty over 30% of the West Bank, including all of the settlements, is already incorporated into Trump’s peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

However, Israel can do so only with approval from the US.

23.06.2020 - 09:54 [ Seattle.Eater.com ]

What It’s Like to Eat Inside Seattle’s Much-Discussed Protest Space

With so much national attention on the politics, it may seem a small thing to focus on food, which is only one part of the ecosystem at the CHOP/CHAZ. But the way people eat there offers a glimpse into the energy of the protest space, whether it’s through pop-up community kitchens, street vendors selling items right in the middle of everything, or local restaurants trying to figure out their place as a support pipeline.

20.06.2020 - 23:43 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Adbusting: Mit Geheimdienst, Polizei und Terrorabwehrzentrum gegen ein paar veränderte Plakate

Staatliche Behörden kriminalisieren zunehmend die Kunstform des Adbustings. Geheimdienste und Polizei stellen der Aktionskunst nach, sogar das Terrorabwehrzentrum befasste sich mit den Kommunikationsguerilleros. Verfassungsrechtlern geht der Eifer der Behörden zu weit.

20.06.2020 - 10:19 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

President Donald Trump tears into Joe Biden’s ‚rally‘ by posting a picture of an empty hall and says it has ‚zero enthusiasm‘ as fans line up in Tulsa ahead of his own campaign event

– President Donald Trump claimed there was ‚zero enthusiasm‘ for Joe Biden’s campaign events Friday
– He shared a picture of Biden speaking in an apparently empty hall
– The Biden event in Pennsylvania had been enforcing social distancing and attendees were stationed apart from each other
– It came as the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Trump’s rally in Tulsa can go ahead as planned Saturday
– Trump supporters and protesters continued to gather as a curfew was lifted allowing them to remain there overnight

20.06.2020 - 09:42 [ TulsaWorld.com ]

With curfew lifted, festival atmosphere reigns in downtown Tulsa near site of Saturday’s Trump campaign rally

Thousands of adoring fans and some number of not-so-adoring opponents are expected to greet President Donald Trump on Saturday night when he becomes the first U.S. chief executive in more than 25 years to visit Tulsa.

Trump followers began gathering in the city almost as soon as the 7 p.m. rally at the BOK Center was announced last week. In a larger sense, many have been waiting for months, ever since the COVID-19 epidemic put a stop to most live campaign activities.

19.06.2020 - 11:12 [ 9news.com.au ]

Coronavirus: Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson push for independent virus investigation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has discussed the need for an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, Downing Street said on Thursday.

„The leaders discussed the coronavirus pandemic and agreed on the need for an independent investigation through the World Health Organisation into the origins of the outbreak,“ a spokeswoman for Johnson’s office said in a statement.

18.06.2020 - 13:51 [ Organization of American States (OAS) ]

Press Release on Disinformation Campaign Regarding the Role of the OAS in the Bolivian Elections

In other words, the statistical study conducted by the OAS did not seek to validate or challenge the results, but rather to identify abnormal or suspicious behavior in the trends, in order to guide the work of the other audit teams, which found incontrovertible evidence of manipulation of the election: secret computer servers with the capacity to modify the results, and adulterated tally sheets. Therefore, the General Secretariat of the OAS continues to stand behind the statistical analysis carried out, understanding that its usefulness was only of an instrumental nature within the overall review of the elections.

16.06.2020 - 11:24 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Tucker: Black Lives Matter is now a political party

(09.06.2020)

And it may be the strongest political party in the United States.

15.06.2020 - 08:16 [ NBCWashington.com ]

Dr. Fauci Expects Spike in Coronavirus Cases Due to Protests

(08.06.2020)

The percentage of positive coronavirus cases is declining across the D.C. area, but those numbers come amid a new warning from the nation’s top infectious disease expert on protests during the pandemic. News4’s Doreen Gentzler reports.

15.06.2020 - 08:08 [ Politico.com ]

Roughly 2 weeks after protests began, no spike in Covid-19

(12.06.2020)

About two weeks after protests began in New York City, several indicators tracking the spread of the coronavirus have yet to register a meaningful spike.

However, Mayor Bill de Blasio and health experts said Friday morning that they are waiting until the end of the month to draw any hard conclusions from the data.

14.06.2020 - 06:51 [ theStranger.com ]

Residents of CHAZ Respond to the President

(11.06.2020)

Our President thinks „ugly Anarchists“ and „Domestic Terrorists“ have taken over Capitol Hill. In case you somehow missed it, here are the tweets:

12.06.2020 - 06:22 [ diyatvusa / Youtube ]

Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot hold a joint press conference

(today)

12.06.2020 - 06:15 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

‘Cowards’: Rush Slams Chicago Police Caught Lounging In His Office Amid Looting | All In | MSNBC

Congressman Bobby Rush got word that his office in Chicago had been burglarized. But when he looked at the surveillance tape, he saw a group of up to 13 police officers, helping themselves to coffee, making popcorn, even napping in his office while nearby stores were being damaged and robbed amid protests. Aired on 6/11/2020.

12.06.2020 - 06:01 [ WGNTV.com ]

Video shows Chicago police ‘lounging’ in congressman’s burglarized office during looting, mayor says

Several Chicago police officers were captured on video relaxing inside the recently-burglarized office of Congressman Bobby Rush while nearby businesses were looted, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday.

Surveillance video taken inside the longtime congressman’s South Side campaign office in the early hours of June 1 shows a group of officers sitting, making popcorn and in one case napping, “while small businesses on the South Side were looted and burned,” Lightfoot said.

09.06.2020 - 06:59 [ DeAnna Lorraine, Fmr Congressional Candidate vs Nancy Pelosi / Twitter ]

Someone show Dr. Fauci this now!

06.06.2020 - 23:12 [ rob / Twitter ]

teared up watching this. i lived in kentucky for 28 years and need you to know that the fact this happened in corbin is absolutely fucking bananas

(05.06.2020)

03.06.2020 - 08:11 [ abc7.com ]

Thousands turn up in Hollywood for protest promoted by rapper YG

However, the rapper took to Twitter an hour before its scheduled start to say that he would not be present.

„I was told today that my protest was not safe and that people could get hurt or shot, and I’m not trying to get none of people hurt or shot,“ he said in a video, adding that a protest would be held later „the right way.“

Still, plenty showed up and the group quickly grew in size.

30.05.2020 - 14:22 [ Farhang F. Namdar / Twitter ]

New York, The NYPD is using a bus to transfer arrested protesters at the Barclays Center. So many have been arrested. However the bus driver refused to drive it.“

27.05.2020 - 04:59 [ Tagesschau ]

Föderalismus in der Corona-Krise

Für Absprachen mit dem Bund sieht Baden-Württembergs Ministerpräsident Kretschmann derzeit keine Notwendigkeit. Sein Amtskollege Söder fordert hingegen mehr Macht für den Bund. Ein einheitliches Vorgehen rückt in weite Ferne.

24.05.2020 - 19:41 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson steps in at 5pm press conference to REFUSE to sack Dominic Cummings and says aide acted ‚responsibly and legally‘ while ‚following instincts of any father‘ amid calls for resignation over claims he broke lockdown three times

But despite ten Tory backbenchers demanding the scalp of his closest adviser and the mastermind of the Brexit Vote Leave campaign, he backed the divisive Machiavellian figure over revelations he twice travelled 270 miles from London to Durham while the public were told to stay at home.

08.05.2020 - 18:02 [ Snopes.com ]

Did the CIA Invent the Term ‘Conspiracy Theory’?

(16.03.2020)

One may find the CIA’s attempt to influence public opinion problematic. But there is not a single sentence in the document that indicates the CIA intended to weaponise, let alone introduce the term “conspiracy theory” to disqualify criticism. In fact, “conspiracy theory” in the singular is never used in the document. “Conspiracy theories” in the plural is only used once, matter-of-factly in the third paragraph:

05.05.2020 - 21:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Exclusive: Government scientist Neil Ferguson resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet his married lover

Professor Neil Ferguson allowed the woman to visit him at home during the lockdown while lecturing the public on the need for strict social distancing in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The woman lives with her husband and their children in another house.

01.05.2020 - 14:11 [ Der_Volkslehrer / Youtube ]

Bolschewisten am Werk? #nichtohneuns | ANALYSE

Ich schaue mir die „Hygiene-Demos“ und vor allem die Organisationen dahinter eitwas genauer an und stelle dar, was ich von dem ganzen Zirkus halte.
Haben wir hier den Bolschewisten im Demokratenpelz?
Doch sehet und höret selbst!

28.04.2020 - 17:36 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Police warn lockdown rules becoming unenforceable as people start returning to work

The Police Federation, which represents frontline officers, said it was „absolute nonsense“ for them to be telling sunbathers to move on when shoppers were queuing with „not a fag packet between them“ to buy „non-essential“ products at newly-reopened DIY stores.

27.04.2020 - 18:52 [ Washington Post ]

Live updates: U.S. sees signs of ‘quarantine fatigue’; Italy to ease West’s longest coronavirus lockdown

As world leaders grapple with perilous questions on lifting coronavirus restrictions, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte looks to ease the West’s longest lockdown and gradually reopen Italy’s economy starting next week.

In the United States, Americans are showing signs of “quarantine fatigue.” The White House is reviewing expanded guidance on reopening society as more states prepare to relax restrictions, but social distancing could continue through the summer.

27.04.2020 - 12:53 [ SRF.ch ]

Aktuelle ETH-Zahlen – Was brachte der Lockdown wirklich?

(21.04.2020)

«Bevor der Bundesrat diese sehr einschneidenden Massnahmen getroffen hat, hatten wir ein exponentielles Wachstum der Epidemie. Erst ab dem 21. März fiel die Zahl deutlich unter 1», sagt Stadler.

Bereits vor zwei Wochen zeigte die ETH Zürich sowie die Universität Bern, wie die Kurve der Reproduktionszahl im Verlauf des Monats März klar sank. Auffällig: Bereits vor dem Lockdown ab dem 17. März sank die Kurve.

24.04.2020 - 14:32 [ CNN ]

Fact check: Trump wrongly suggests sunlight could help cure coronavirus

Immediately after the briefing, two doctors told CNN’s Erin Burnett that Trump’s comments did not make medical sense and warned against taking his suggestions seriously.

„Very little of what the President said as it pertains to disinfection or phototherapy makes any sense,“ said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist at The George Washington University Hospital who advised the White House during President George W. Bush’s tenure.