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21.10.2021 - 14:52 [ Washington Post ]

White House unveils plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

The White House on Wednesday announced plans to distribute vaccines to a huge group that has been ineligible so far to receive the coronavirus shots — 28 million children aged 5 to 11. The operation is slated to begin as soon as federal health officials sign off on a reduced dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which the Biden administration anticipates could come as soon as the first week of November.

16.10.2021 - 02:15 [ BBC ]

Sir David Amess: Conservative MP stabbed to death

The investigation into the attack will be led by the Metropolitan Police’s specialist Counter Terrorism Command, who will determine whether it was a terrorist incident.

A government source told the BBC the man arrested was a British national who, according to initial inquiries, is of Somali heritage.

The prime minister said Sir David had an „outstanding record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable“.

11.10.2021 - 06:54 [ Radio Prague International ]

Staatspräsident Zeman in Krankenhaus eingeliefert

Zeman kommt eine entscheidende Rolle zu nach den Wahlen zum tschechischen Abgeordnetenhaus, die am Samstag zu Ende gegangen sind. In der Kompetenz des 77-jährigen liegt die Entscheidung, ob er den Spitzenkandidaten des oppositionellen Wahlbündnisses Spolu oder doch noch einmal Babiš mit der Regierungsbildung beauftragt.

21.09.2021 - 14:34 [ Alles Schall und Rauch ]

Freemans Geist lebt weiter !!

(Samstag, 11. September 2021)

Unser Freund Freeman ist nicht mehr unter uns. Unter uns bleibt aber sein Geist und seine Ideen, die wir in seinem Sinne weiterverfolgen werden. Der heutige Tag, der 11. September war vor 20 Jahren DAS Schlüsselerlebnis, das aus dem Banker Manfred den Blogger Freeman machte. Freeman begann das offizielle Narrativ zu 911 zu hinterfragen. Die erste Konferenz über den 11. September in Europa fand 2003 im Hotel Union in Luzern statt. Mit dabei waren u.a.Webster Tarpley, Alexander von Bülow, Gerhard Wisnewski und viele mehr. Freeman war offenbar als Zuhörer mit dabei. Kurz darauf eröffnete Freeman seinen Blog, wie er mir sagte, nur um seine Freunde zu informieren. Dass daraus ein Werk mit über 26 Mio. Aufrufen geworden ist, wusste er damals noch nicht.

15.09.2021 - 08:14 [ ORF ]

Kalifornien: Mehrheit gegen Abberufung Newsoms

Konservative Aktivisten und Aktivistinnen hatten den Recall initiiert. Für eine Abwahl hätten mehr als die Hälfte der Wähler mit Ja stimmen müssen.

08.09.2021 - 17:40 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The ACLU, Prior to COVID, Denounced Mandates and Coercive Measures to Fight Pandemics

If you were surprised to see the ACLU heralding the civil liberties imperatives of „vaccine mandates” and „vaccine requirements” — whereby the government coerces adults to inject medicine into their own bodies that they do not want — the New York Times op-ed which the group promoted, written by two of its senior lawyers, was even more extreme. The article begins with this rhetorical question: “Do vaccine mandates violate civil liberties?” Noting that „some who have refused vaccination claim as much,” the ACLU lawyers say: “we disagree.” The op-ed then examines various civil liberties objections to mandates and state coercion — little things like, you know, bodily autonomy and freedom to choose — and the ACLU officials then invoke one authoritarian cliche after the next (“these rights are not absolute“) to sweep aside such civil liberties concerns:

02.09.2021 - 12:43 [ Tagesschau ]

Komponist Mikis Theodorakis gestorben

Als das bekannteste Werk des Komponisten gilt die Musik zum Film „Alexis Sorbas“, der 1964 erschien. Insgesamt schuf Theodorakis Hunderte Werke, komponierte Symphonien, Kammermusik sowie Melodien für das Ballett und Opern. Heute wird er als der bekannteste griechische Komponist des 20. Jahrhunderts angesehen.

27.08.2021 - 03:03 [ John Kirby, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs / Twitter ]

We can confirm that the explosion at the Abbey Gate was the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of US & civilian casualties. We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate.

We will continue to update.

27.08.2021 - 02:55 [ Tagesschau.de ]

IS-Terror am Flughafen Kabul

Die US-Botschaft hatte US-Bürger, die sich am Abbey Gate, East Gate oder North Gate aufhielten, in der Nacht zu Donnerstag dazu aufgerufen, das Gebiet „sofort“ zu verlassen. Großbritanniens Staatssekretär im Verteidigungsministerium, James Heappey, sprach noch am Morgen von der Drohung eines „ernsthaften, unmittelbaren, tödlichen Angriffs“ binnen Stunden auf den Flughafen oder die von westlichen Truppen genutzten Zentren.

24.08.2021 - 19:39 [ France24 ]

Charlie Watts, legendary Rolling Stones drummer, dies at 80

Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest bands and used his “day job” to support his enduring love of jazz, has died at the age of 80, according to his publicist.

22.08.2021 - 13:37 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Lage in Afghanistan: Mehrere Tote bei Massenpanik

Der Sender CNN berichtet von der Gefahr eines Anschlags der Terrorgruppe „Islamischer Staat“ und beruft sich dabei auf Quellen aus dem US-Verteidigungsministerium. Der Sprecher des Pentagons wollte bei einer Pressekonferenz dazu keine Details nennen. Die USA wollen eigentlich zum 31. August den Abzug ihrer Truppen abschließen. Daher drängt die Zeit: Die Luftbrücke könnte dann nicht mehr aufrechterhalten werden.

16.08.2021 - 15:14 [ Fasil M / Twitter ]

All news outlets is telling us that the airport is secured by US 4000 troops. Where are they?

16.08.2021 - 14:46 [ Joyce Karam, Joyce Karam ]

Scenes of absolute desperation in #Kabul airport today: Afghan civilians chase & cling to US C-17 plane in last attempt to flee Afghanistan. At least one body fell from aircraft wing, after a stampede by runway. Very dark moment for country:

05.08.2021 - 17:07 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Bundestagswahl im September: Saar-Landesliste der Grünen bleibt ausgeschlossen

Im Juli folgte dann Versuch Nummer zwei. Doch zuvor hatte das Bundesschiedsgericht der Grünen 49 Delegierte aus Ulrichs Ortsverband Saarlouis von dieser Abstimmung ausgeschlossen. Der Grund: Das Parteigericht hatte bei der Wahl der Delegierten in dem Ortsverband Unregelmäßigkeiten festgestellt. Sie machen rund ein Drittel der stimmberechtigten Grünen-Mitglieder aus.

05.08.2021 - 17:04 [ SR aktuell / Twitter ]

Entscheidung gefallen: Bundeswahlausschuss lehnt Landesliste der Grünen endgültig ab. Damit können die Grünen im Saarland nicht mit der Zweitstimme gewählt werden. #Saarland #BTW21 @Gruene_Saar

02.08.2021 - 11:35 [ ABC News ]

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during demo

Police said early Monday that the man had complained of tingling in his arm and chest while officers checked his ID in the capital’s Mitte district, where thousands of protesters had rallied despite an official ban on demonstrations.

Officers provided first aid to the man until an ambulance arrived and took him to the hospital, where he later died, police said.

A routine investigation has been opened into the man’s death.

18.07.2021 - 17:49 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Land unter auch in Sachsen und Bayern

890 Hilfskräfte sind im Berchtesgadener Land derzeit im Einsatz. Der Einsatzleiter sprach von dramatischen Szenen. Es habe bis zu 500 Einsätze gegeben. Die Lage bleibt angespannt, denn die nächste Regenfront ist bereits angekündigt.

17.07.2021 - 17:09 [ Newschant.com ]

Germany and Europe Floods: Live Updates, Photos and Videos

The flooding in Western Europe is a disaster of historic proportions. Satellite pictures are sometimes top-of-the-line methods to know the size of pure disasters, however after we tried it from above, all these pictures confirmed the place clouds, clouds and extra clouds. So we tapped to Finland primarily based company referred to as ICEYE. Their radar imaging know-how can see by clouds to seize in actual time the magnitude and nature of the flooding on the bottom. This is Erftstadt in Germany, one of many city’s most closely affected by the flooding.

17.07.2021 - 07:41 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Flutkatastrophe: Zahl der Todesopfer steigt weiter

Mit Gesamtangaben zu Vermissten hielten sich die Behörden weitgehend zurück. Im besonders betroffenen rheinland-pfälzischen Kreis Ahrweiler ist seit Donnerstagabend die Zahl der vermissten Menschen unklar. Da das Mobilfunknetz und die Telefonleitungen ausgefallen sind, gibt es keine Möglichkeit der telefonischen Kontaktnachverfolgung.

16.07.2021 - 20:30 [ WDR.de ]

Jetzt live: Flutkatastrophe in NRW – Zwischen Trauer und Hilfe – ARD Brennpunkt und WDR extra

Der heftige Dauerregen mit Überschwemmungen und Hochwasser hat dramatische Folgen in NRW. Mindestens 43 Menschen sind ums Leben gekommen. Insgesamt sind mehr als 100 Menschen durch das Unwetter in NRW und Rheinland-Pfalz gestorben. Viele Flüsse und Bäche in der Eifel, im Bergischen Land, im Rheinland und Sauerland führen weiterhin Hochwasser. Straßen sind überschwemmt und Keller vollgelaufen.

16.07.2021 - 05:49 [ Jani Allan / RT.com ]

The row raging over a corrupt former president’s jailing shows that South Africa is heading down a sad and familiar path

South Africa’s highest court last week ordered the imprisonment of the country’s former president Jacob Zuma for 15 months for contempt of court. The decision stems from Zuma’s refusal to appear at a commission to answer questions about his alleged involvement in corruption during his time as president between 2009 and 2018.

On Saturday, however, the constitutional court agreed to hear Zuma’s urgent appeal on July 12 to rescind its order to sentence him to jail. If the court is gelded, the human rights so dearly won defeating apartheid will be lost.

16.07.2021 - 05:17 [ ORF.at ]

117 Tote und über 2.200 Festnahmen in Südafrika

Mehr als 2.200 Menschen seien festgenommen worden, teilte die Ministerin im Präsidialamt, Khumbuzo Ntshaveni, gestern mit. Darunter sei auch ein Mann, der als Anstifter hinter der Welle von Plünderungen stehen soll.

16.07.2021 - 05:05 [ ORF.at ]

Hochwasser: Lage auch in NL und Belgien dramatisch

Bei Überflutungen nach schweren Unwettern sind im Westen Deutschlands Dutzende Menschen ums Leben gekommen, zahlreiche weitere werden vermisst. Auch in Teilen der Niederlande und Belgiens verschärfte sich die Situation am Donnerstag. Im niederländischen Maastricht und im belgischen Lüttich (Liege) wurden Tausende Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner aufgerufen, die Städte zu verlassen.

16.07.2021 - 04:51 [ ZDF ]

ZDF spezial – Hochwasser-Katastrophe im Westen

Die Hochwasser-Katastrophe im Westen Deutschlands hat mehrere Todesopfer gefordert, viele Menschen werden noch vermisst. Häuser stürzen ein, Anwohner retten sich auf Dächer.

15.07.2021 - 20:49 [ Tagesschau ]

Starkregen und Überschwemmungen: Zahl der Unwettertoten erhöht sich

In Nordrhein-Westfalen und Rheinland-Pfalz laufen nach den schweren Unwettern die Rettungs- und Bergungseinsätze. Etwa 50 Todesopfer wurden bislang geborgen. Zahlreiche Menschen gelten noch als vermisst.

15.07.2021 - 15:12 [ Tagesschau ]

Journalist de Vries nach Anschlag gestorben

De Vries wurde 64 Jahre alt. Als er vor rund anderthalb Wochen ein TV-Studio in Amsterdam verließ, wurde mehrfach auf ihn geschossen. Er wurde mit einem Kopfschuss in eine Klinik eingeliefert.

Die Polizei nahm nach der Tat drei Verdächtige fest. Darunter auch der mutmaßliche Schütze.

23.06.2021 - 11:52 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The government threat to YOUR free speech: Misguided Online Safety Bill will be ‚catastrophic‘ for ordinary people’s social media, says MP David Davis – with tech giants able to ban posts for being ‚harmful‘ that are perfectly legal

The Government’s new Online Safety Bill will be ‚catastrophic‘ for ordinary people’s freedom of speech, former minister David Davis warned today.

The Conservative MP said forcing social networks to take down content in Britain they deem unacceptable ’seems out of Orwell’s 1984′.

Mr Davis, 72, slammed the idea Silicon Valley firms could take down posts they think are ’not politically correct – even though it is legal‘.

04.06.2021 - 01:24 [ Tadio Prague ]

Tschechische Regierung von Andrej Babiš übersteht dritten Misstrauensantrag

Von den anwesenden 171 Abgeordneten stimmten 89 Abgeordnete für den Misstrauensantrag. 82 Abgeordnete waren dagegen. Die Kommunisten haben den Saal verlassen. Sie kündigten bereits am Donnerstagvormittag an, dass sie der Abstimmung fernbleiben werden, so dass das Ergebnis im Voraus bekannt war.

04.06.2021 - 01:16 [ ORF.at ]

Tschechiens Ministerpräsident übersteht Misstrauensvotum

Entscheidend war am Ende, dass die Kommunisten vor der Abstimmung demonstrativ den Saal verließen, statt gegen die Regierung zu stimmen.

17.05.2021 - 05:47 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Abed Shokry zur Situation in Gaza

(15.05.2021)

Das ist wahnsinnig. Das ist unglaublich, das ist unerträglich und unvorstellbar. Das ist unbeschreibbar. Ich habe das Gefühl, dass die israelischen Piloten jeden Einzelnen von uns, auch die Kinder hassen. Ich kann es mir sonst nicht erklären, wie sie gezielt eine Wohnung bombardieren, obwohl sie sehen, dass da Kinder schlafen (geschlafen haben, denn sie sind jetzt tot). Anzahl der Getöteten, von denen die meisten Zivilisten sind, ist weiter gestiegen. Heute am Freitagabend gibt es 122 Tote, von denen 31 Kinder waren. Waren die Kinder Hamas-kämpfer? Es gibt ca. 800 Verletzte, die zusätzlich zu den vielen an Covid19 Erkrankten behandelt werden müssten – wenn es denn genug Medikamente, Ärzte und Betten gäbe

Gestern Nacht waren die Angriffe heftiger, stärker, und irgendwie anders. Denn das Haus bebte und bebte und bebte. Es wackelt und wackelt und wackelt, wenn die Bomben in der Nachbarschaft fallen. Und die Geräusche sind sehr, sehr beängstigend. Das ist total gruselig. Ich dachte, es handle sich um einen USA Action- Film. Es ist aber LEIDER sehr real. Die vierte Nacht infolge ohne Schlaf, weder ich noch die Kinder und ebenso wenig meine Frau. Dann wurden Gift-Gas-Granaten auf unterschiedliche Stadtviertel in Gaza Stadt und im Norden vom Gazastreifen abgeworfen. Uns brannten gestern Nacht die Augen und wir hatten schlimme Atemproblem.

Das ist ein Horrorfilm und wir sind mittendrin.

15.05.2021 - 06:32 [ Mohamed Hashem @mhashem_ Journalist @MiddleEastEye / Twitter ]

Latest #Gaza death toll: – At least 137 dead, including 36 children – At least 920 injured

Early Saturday, Israeli air strikes killed 7 Palestinians, including at least 5 children, in an attack on the overcrowded al-Shati camp, west of Gaza city. #Gaza_Under_Attack

14.05.2021 - 03:44 [ Haaretz ]

Attempted Lynching and Smashed Stores as Jewish-Arab Clashes Spread Across Israel

Bat Yam Mayor Tzvika Brot said that the rioters were not residents of the city and that events had been organized by „provocateurs who arrived from outside the city and came here to commit vandalism.“ He added that police had information about this in advance and deployed in large numbers.

14.05.2021 - 03:41 [ Haaretz ]

After Arab Neighbor Is Killed, Jews in Israeli City Cower as Rioters Attack Their Homes

He said the interlopers were armed with knives, so he took out his gun, for which he has a license.

“We were under siege in our apartment. In the morning it was quiet for a few hours, but then from about 3 P.M. we were under siege again,” he said. “Hundreds of people were on the streets, shouting and throwing rocks at our windows. They saw Israeli flags – they know where we live. They’re our neighbors. Everybody I know had their cars set on fire.”

(…)

“You say the country is strong, with police, patrols and firefighters, but we found ourselves on our own as people tried to set fire to our home. Nobody came to put it out,” he said, adding that public institutions were receiving priority. “They said we were low priority.”

The police did not show up, “so finally we went down at about 3 A.M. to put out the fire.” Yigal said, adding that it took the police a long time to respond.

12.05.2021 - 08:28 [ Haaretz ]

Gaza Flare-up: Teen, Father Killed in City of Lod as Central Israel Comes Under Gaza Rocket Attack

Nadine and Khalil Awaad, the father and daughter who were killed during rocket attacks on their village of Dhamas near Lod, had no way of defending themselves from the rocket fire. Like the other homes in their village, they had no bomb shelter. Their relative, Ismail Arafat, lives there as well and has been part of leading the struggle for recognition of the village.

“We have nowhere to go. We don’t have a bomb shelter here for everyone. For the Thai [migrant] workers they built shelters, but we were not allowed because we are not humans. Nadine and Khalil were in the middle of breakfast before fasting. It seems that he opened the door and that’s how he was hit.”

12.05.2021 - 06:09 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Tel Aviv area hit by massive wave of rockets from Gaza; at least 1 killed

50-year-old woman dies in strike on Rishon Lezion; three hurt when empty bus is hit in Holon as sirens wail across central Israel; Ben-Gurion Airport briefly shut down and residents of central region told to remain in bomb shelters overnight

12.05.2021 - 05:53 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinian Teen Shot Dead by Israeli Army During Clashes Outside Nablus

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the teen as Saeed Yusuf Muhammad Oudeh and said he was shot in the back during „confrontations“ in the village of Odla, near the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

The Israeli army said that a number of suspects hurled firebombs at troops conducting what it described as routine activity) in the area.

12.05.2021 - 05:37 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Arab Shot Dead as Jerusalem Riots Spillover; Two Jewish Suspects Arrested

„An angry mob started to assemble, and they threw bricks and firebombs at us because we exited the house to make sure they wouldn’t come closer,“ he said. „At a certain point, when we felt like there was a real threat and the mob started getting closer to us, a few residents with handgun licenses fired in the air,“ he said.

Police suspect that one of the Jewish residents aimed his gun at the rioters rather than shooting in the air. Another resident said that there were at least four people who fired.

02.05.2021 - 19:22 [ Haaretz ]

These Are the 45 Victims of Israel’s Lag Ba’omer Stampede

5 people were killed and 150 injured in the stampede at Mount Meron, with many funerals taking place Friday afternoon and Saturday evening

30.04.2021 - 05:52 [ ZDF ]

Israel: Dutzende Tote nach Massenpanik

Die Behörden hatten die Teilnehmerzahl der Wallfahrt auf 10.000 Pilger beschränkt, nach Angaben der Organisatoren reisten aber mindestens 30.000 Gläubige aus ganz Israel an.

30.04.2021 - 05:42 [ Haaretz ]

At Least 44 Killed at Overcrowded Lag Ba’Omer Event in Northern Israel

„It happened in a split second; people just fell, trampling each other. It was a disaster,“ another witnesses said. Two different witnesses told Haaretz that a police barricade prevented people from exiting and caused overcrowding.

Police evacuated the tens of thousands of people from Mount Meron via the parking lots and several stations after closing the main entrance to the site to restrict movement.

11.04.2021 - 15:08 [ ORF.at ]

Illegale Party: Mann in Belgien stirbt bei Flucht vor Polizei

Versuche der Polizeibeamten, den abgestürzten jungen Mann wiederzubeleben, blieben erfolglos. Auch die übrigen Partygäste hätten versucht, sich vor den Beamten zu verstecken, die nach Beschwerden über Lärmbelästigung in das Hotel gerufen worden waren, hieß es.

08.04.2021 - 18:53 [ theHill.com ]

Poll: 53 percent of voters support having ‚vaccine passports‘

Democrats were more likely than Republicans to support a vaccine passport, while independent voters were evenly split on the issue.

Roughly 70 percent of Democratic voters said the government should create such a system, while 60 percents of Republican voters said the opposite.

28.03.2021 - 19:54 [ theGuardian.com ]

Troops open fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

At least 114 people reported killed by security forces on Saturday during protests

27.03.2021 - 17:10 [ Zeit.de ]

Corona-Demonstrationen in Chemnitz bleibt verboten

Nach Angaben des OVG hatte das Verwaltungsgericht Chemnitz hatte bei seiner Entscheidung auch geltend gemacht, dass im Bündnis Gruppierungen eingebunden sind, die Infektionsschutzmaßnahmen nicht beachten. Das OVG habe die vom Verwaltungsgericht vorgenommene Gefährdungsprognose nicht mehr überprüfen können, da die Beschwerde erst am Vormittag einging und die Vorbereitungsmaßnahmen für die Versammlung um 11.00 Uhr beginnen sollten, hieß es. Der Beschluss sei unanfechtbar.

25.03.2021 - 11:07 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Seoul äußert Bedauern über Nordkoreas Abschuss von Projektilen

Der nationale Sicherheitsrat gebrauchte zwar bereits die Bezeichnung Raketen, noch ist aber unklar, ob es sich tatsächlich um ballistische Raketen handelte. Deren Abschuss ist Nordkorea gemäß Resolutionen des Weltsicherheitsrats verboten.

24.03.2021 - 12:05 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election Results: Kahanist Racism, Homophobia Enter Knesset After Far-right Party’s Strong Showing

In the final days before the election, the Religious Zionist Party, headed by Bezalel Smotrich was viewed as being in danger of falling below the electoral threshold of four Knesset seats.

24.03.2021 - 11:28 [ Haaretz ]

‚Not in Anyone’s Pocket‘: Islamist Party Leader Not Ruling Out Joining Netanyahu After Surprising Election Result

United Arab List leader Mansour Abbas said Wednesday that he is not „obligated to any bloc or any candidate,“ after the Islamist party surpassed the electoral threshold, with almost 90 percent of the vote counted in Israel’s unprecedented fourth election in under two years.

21.03.2021 - 13:14 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco ‚told of delay in Covid jabs from India‘

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has told Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Morocco that further supplies of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be delayed because of surging demand at home and work on capacity expansion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

16.03.2021 - 02:17 [ Heise.de ]

Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien: AstraZeneca-Impfung ausgesetzt

Die Entscheidung zur Aussetzung ist keine wirkliche Überraschung – angesichts dessen, dass sich andere Länder, zuerst Dänemark, dann Norwegen, Island, Bulgarien, Irland, die Niederlande und – auf bestimmte Chargen begrenzt – auch Österreich, Estland, Lettland, Litauen, Luxemburg, Italien und Rumänien zu einem solchen Schritt entschlossen hatten und dazu auch Fälle von schweren Blutgerinnseln zur Begründung angegeben wurden.

15.03.2021 - 10:13 [ Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) ]

Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

Updated 14 March 2021

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) honors the heroes who sacrificed their lives and liberty to fight for democracy, human rights and the end of dictatorship. AAPP also honours those heroes who sacrificed their lives today. Up until now, (126) people have been killed due to violent and arbitrary crackdowns, at least 38 today. Further casualties will be added when confirmed, casualties are drastically increasing.

15.03.2021 - 08:45 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Netherlands joins growing list of EU nations to suspend use of AstraZeneca jab over blood clot fears as Bloc’s battle against virus falters with new lockdown in Italy and cases spiking in France with hospitals over-run

It comes as Dutch voters deliver their verdict on the country’s coronavirus response in the first of three days of voting in a snap election, weeks after a curfew prompted three nights of rioting across major cities.

The Netherlands is the fifth country to pause its roll-out, following Ireland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway. Italy and Austria stopped using one particular batch of the jab.

08.03.2021 - 17:44 [ Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) ]

8 March 2021 Daily Briefing, Detention and Fatality Lists in Relation to Military Coup

Today, unarmed peaceful protests were suppressed in South Okkalapa, Tamwe, Mingalar Taung Nyunt, Sanchaung, Ahlone, Insein, Tharkayta, and Thanlyin Township, Yangon Region, Taungoo, Bago Townships, Bago Region, Mandalay Township, Pyinmana Township, Naypyidaw, Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, Muse Township in Shan State, Pyapon and Labutta Townships in Ayeyarwady Region, and Dawei Township in Tanintharyi Region using sound grenades, tear-gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, and live ammunition.

Especially the case in Myitkyina Township. Two men were shot dead in the head and one woman was seriously injured in her arm. In Pyapon Township in Ayeyarwady Region, one civilian was shot dead in the abdomen and six others were injured, including two with serious injuries.

08.03.2021 - 17:24 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Myanmar’s military carries out overnight raids, arresting those organizing protest movement

Amid the continued violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar,… the country’s military has been carrying out overnight raids, arresting people and even torturing them.
Security forces have reportedly arrested at least three people on charges of organizing and supporting the protest movement in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon.
According to local media,… a ward chairman from Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party was also found dead in a military hospital on Sunday,… after being arrested in the overnight raid.

08.03.2021 - 17:11 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Eskalation im Bürgerkrieg

Die NachDenkSeiten hatten am letzten Montag über das blutige Vorgehen der Junta gegen die Demonstranten berichtet. (Blutsonntag in Myanmar) Mindestens 18 Menschen waren an diesem Tag erschossen worden. Am vergangenen Mittwoch, 3. März, bewiesen die Sicherheitskräfte, dass sie es noch besser können: Am Mittwoch wurden 38 Menschen von der blutrünstigen Soldateska im Dienste der burmesischen Junta ermordet. Es war ein Tag der erneuten Eskalation im Krieg der Junta gegen ihr eigenes Volk, gegen unbewaffnete Demonstranten, die sich der Machtübernahme vom 1. Februar widersetzten. Mit scharfer Munition töteten sie Menschen im ganzen Land und verwundeten viele weitere. Es wird von Opfern in Mandalay, Monywa, Myingyan, Salay und Mawlamyine berichtet. Von Jinthana Sunthorn, Hongkong, Übersetzung von der Redaktion.

23.02.2021 - 11:19 [ Reuters ]

Israeli studies find Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission

(19.02.2021)

Findings of the pre-published study, not yet peer-reviewed, but based on a national database that is one of the world’s most advanced, were first reported by the Israeli news site Ynet late on Thursday and were obtained by Reuters on Friday.

Pfizer declined to comment and the Israeli Health Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.

23.02.2021 - 11:15 [ theGuardian.com ]

Covid: vaccinated Israelis to enjoy bars and hotels with ‘green pass’

(19.02.2021)

Israel is preparing itself to be split in half from next week, with the government creating a new privileged tier in society: the vaccinated.

23.02.2021 - 10:43 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Reopens, With More COVID Rules Relaxed: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Green Pass venues include houses of worship, cultural events, gyms, hotels and swimming pools. To enter, those eligible to do so will be required to present valid ID and a so-called Green Pass, vaccination certificate, or official document stating they had the virus and recovered, as relevant.

18.02.2021 - 11:36 [ ORF ]

Kurswechsel: Italien setzt Heer für Impfungen ein

Im Land sollen die Armee und der Zivilschutz bei der Impfung der Bevölkerung eingesetzt werden.

02.02.2021 - 21:18 [ The Royal Family / Twitter ]

The Queen is sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Her Majesty very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom and his family at Windsor last year. Her thoughts and those of the Royal Family are with them.

02.02.2021 - 21:12 [ BBC ]

Captain Sir Tom Moore: ‚National inspiration‘ dies with Covid-19

The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, was admitted to Bedford Hospital on Sunday.

The Queen led tributes to Capt Sir Tom, „recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world“.

02.02.2021 - 08:02 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

Elon Musk says Neuralink implanted a chip in a monkey’s brain, and now he ‚can play video games using his mind‘

Neuralink has been testing neural interfaces on animals for years. In a video released last year, Neuralink demonstrated its work on a pig named Gertrude.

02.02.2021 - 08:00 [ BusinessInsider.com ]

Elon Musk says there’s a chance his AI-brain-chip company will be putting implants in humans within a year

(May 7, 2020)

Elon Musk says the brain implant his company Neuralink is working on could potentially be ready to be put inside a patient within a year.
Musk made similar claims in 2019, saying that he hoped to have an implant in a patient by the end of 2020.

01.02.2021 - 21:30 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Elon Musk says he has ‘totally happy’ monkey with brain chip so it can play video games using its mind

Elon Musk has revealed that his Neuralink startup has implanted a wireless chip into a monkey’s brain in order to allow it to play video games.

The technology billionaire, who also heads SpaceX and Tesla, said the monkey “looks totally happy” and that Neuralink’s facilities meet US regulatory requirements.

01.02.2021 - 19:57 [ Bernie's Tweets / Twitter ]

BREAKING: looks like lockdown will be extended again. The country is at breaking point. This is a dreadful decision if true.

01.02.2021 - 07:43 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Putsch in Myanmar: Militär nimmt Aung San Suu Kyi fest

Myanmars De-Facto-Regierungschefin Aung San Suu Kyi, Präsident Win Myint und weitere hochrangige Mitglieder der Regierungspartei seien am frühen Morgenvon der Armee festgenommen worden, teilte ein Sprecher der regierenden Nationalen Liga für Demokratie (NLD) mit. Das Militär bestätigte die Festnahmen und rief den Notstand aus. Man habe für ein Jahr die Kontrolle übernommen, hieß es im Militärfernsehen. Die Macht sei an den Oberbefehlshaber der Streitkräfte Min Aung Hlaing übergeben worden. Die Armee begründete das Vorgehen mit angeblichem Wahlbetrug.

01.02.2021 - 07:35 [ South China Morning Post ]

Myanmar Army declares state of emergency for one year in a coup against Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government

– Military-owned television said power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
#- Parliament was due to sit on Monday after the National League for Democracy won the election last November.

16.01.2021 - 19:29 [ thePrint.in ]

Why Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is the object of national pride & scientific scepticism

The hasty nod for Bharat Biotech International Ltd.’s Covaxin, developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology, has raised eyebrows in the scientific and healthcare communities about a “public rollout of an untested product,” according to a national network of nongovernment organizations.

09.01.2021 - 21:00 [ Washington Post ]

Video shows fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol

Two previously unreported video clips obtained by The Washington Post shed new light on the fatal shooting by police of Trump supporter and Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt as she and other rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

07.01.2021 - 10:03 [ Susan Hennessey, CNN National Security and Legal Analyst, Former IC attorney / Twitter ]

But does that just mean 3 people had totally random medical emergencies? Reactions to tear gas? It’s just oddly vague.

07.01.2021 - 09:13 [ Sebastian Gorka DrG / Twitter ]

Who killed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbit in Congress today? I want to know. America must be told.

07.01.2021 - 08:54 [ Patriots.exe / Twitter ]

Breaking: Patriots.exe is first to release the footage of Video of Ashli Babbitt being murdered including shooter #CapitolHill

07.01.2021 - 08:16 [ ktiv.com ]

DC Police: 4 died as protestors occupied Capitol; 1 woman shot by police, 3 in medical emergencies

Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in „medical emergencies.

25.11.2020 - 18:10 [ ORF ]

Diego Maradona ist tot

Die argentinische Fußballlegende verstarb heute rund einen Monat nach seinem 60. Geburtstag laut Medienberichten in seiner Heimat an einem Herzversagen. Maradona war erst vor Kurzem aus dem Spital entlassen worden, nachdem ihm ein Blutgerinnsel aus dem Gehirn hatte entfernt werden müssen.

14.11.2020 - 14:24 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Dominic Cummings exits Number 10 with parting shot at Boris Johnson

Taxi for Cummings: The No 10 lieutenant waited with a box of his belongings on the street after exiting No 10

14.11.2020 - 13:47 [ Latika M Bourke / Twitter ]

„Mr Johnson showed the aides text messages that had been forwarded to Ms Symonds, who opposed Mr Cain’s appointment as chief of staff, to show they had briefed against her. He told them to get out and never return.“

14.11.2020 - 13:37 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

How ‚Princess Nut Nuts‘ gave coup de grace to Cummings: PM’s adviser is booted out of No 10 for good ‚following showdown with Boris where PM confronted him with less than flattering texts that fell into hands of fiancée Carrie Symonds‘

Dominic Cummings arrived home with bottles of alcohol last night after he was kicked out of Number 10 for good – following a dramatic was confrontation with Boris Johnson who showed him texts allegedly proving he briefed against his fiancee, Carrie Symonds.

In a tense 45-minute meeting, the Prime Minister is said to have ordered his most senior adviser to leave having shown incriminating text messages which had been forwarded to his partner. The explosive claims were denied by No10.

14.11.2020 - 13:25 [ FAZ Politik/ Twitter ]

Mit seiner grimmigen Radikalität zog Dominic #Cummings viele in seinen Bann. Selbst seine Gegner attestieren Johnsons Chefberater politisches Talent. Über das Ende einer Ära schreibt @buchsteiner

14.11.2020 - 11:38 [ The Sun / Youtube ]

Dominic Cummings leaves Downing Street as he quits immediately

Dominic Cummings dramatically quit No10 on Friday night after losing the huge power struggle that has engulfed Downing Street.

03.11.2020 - 07:22 [ derStandard.at ]

Internationale Reaktionen: „Es ist unser Europa, wir geben nicht nach“ – Internationale Anteilnahme mit Wien

Nach dem Anschlag in Wien am Montagabend haben europaweit Politiker ihr Entsetzen kundgetan und Solidarität mit Österreich und mit Wien bekundet.

03.11.2020 - 06:45 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

At least THREE dead and 15 wounded in Austrian rampage: Police hunt for terrorist still on the run after ‚multiple‘ gunmen opened fire on revellers during Vienna’s final night before lockdown

Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told Austrian broadcaster ORF: ‚It appears to have been a terror attack.‘

He added that the perpetrators were ‚heavily armed and dangerous‘ and the army had been asked to guard key locations in the city to allow police officers to pursue the attackers.

‚We have brought several special forces units together that are now searching for the presumed terrorists. I am therefore not limiting it to an area of Vienna because these are mobile perpetrators,‘ Nehammer said, urging the public to stay indoors until the all-clear is given.

17.10.2020 - 23:28 [ Fox News ]

Federal judge says Cuomo coronavirus restrictions may turn NYC ‘desolate,’ but allows them

Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan said safety restrictions and guidelines may even “turn New York City into a very different, even desolate, place compared to how it was before the pandemic,” but he declined to grant a preliminary injunction against rules that prohibit restaurants from serving food after midnight. Indoor dining is also restricted to 25% capacity as of Sept. 30.

17.10.2020 - 23:07 [ NBC New York ]

Judge Refuses to Block Cuomo’s COVID Restrictions After Brooklyn Catholic Diocese Files Lawsuit

Ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis said in an order Friday that even though the rules harm religious groups, it is not in the public interest to block them if they are helping prevent a wave of new infections.

17.10.2020 - 11:22 [ ORF.at ]

Atomvertrag: USA lehnen Putins Vorschlag ab

Vier Monate vor dem Auslaufen des letzten großen atomaren Abrüstungsvertrags hat die US-Regierung einen Vorschlag von Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin zur Verlängerung abgelehnt.

02.10.2020 - 20:15 [ ORF.at ]

Russische Journalistin verbrannte sich selbst

Mitglieder der russischen Opposition erklärten, Slawina sei seit Langem unter dem Druck der Behörden gestanden. „In den vergangenen Jahren war sie wegen ihrer Aktivitäten für die Opposition endlosen Verfolgungen durch die Behörden ausgesetzt“, schrieb etwa der Politiker Dmitri Gudkow auf Instagram. „Was für ein Alptraum“, twitterte der Kreml-Kritiker Ilja Jaschin. „Die Regierung bricht die Menschen psychisch.“

19.09.2020 - 11:58 [ theHill.com ]

Ginsburg, trailblazing leader on Supreme Court, dies at 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal leader of the Supreme Court and a trailblazing champion of women’s rights, died Friday. She was 87 years old.

The Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg died „surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.“

19.09.2020 - 11:48 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Richterin Bader Ginsburg gestorben: Trauer um Ikone des liberalen Amerikas

Sie habe sich ein bisschen als Kindergartenlehrer verstanden, sagte sie, „weil die Richter nicht glaubten, dass es Geschlechterdiskriminierung gibt.“

Sie sei eine Magnolie aus Stahl, sagt die Richterin Sonja Sotomayor einmal über ihre Kollegin in einer Talkshow: Sie sei außen zart, aber sie habe eine eiserne Rute hinter sich.

13.09.2020 - 15:11 [ Amnesty International ]

Iran: Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’

Before his secret execution Navid Afkari, 27, was subjected to a shocking catalogue of human rights violations and crimes, including enforced disappearance; torture and other ill-treatment, leading to forced “confessions”; and denial of access to a lawyer and other fair trial guarantees.

“This young man desperately sought help in court to receive a fair trial and prove his innocence. Leaked voice recordings of him in court expose how his pleas for judges to investigate his torture complaints and bring another detainee who had witnessed his torture to testify were unlawfully and cruelly ignored,” said Diana Eltahawy.

13.09.2020 - 14:47 [ ORF.at ]

Hingerichteter iranischer Ringer Afkari beerdigt

Afkari hatte nach Angaben der iranischen Justiz bei einer Demonstration 2018 in Schiras einen Sicherheitsbeamten getötet. Er habe die Tat gestanden, hieß es. Der Sportler, seine Familie und Menschenrechtsorganisationen führten dagegen an, das Geständnis sei durch Folter erzwungen worden.

12.09.2020 - 20:25 [ CNN ]

26 people have been killed and dozens more are missing as fires ravage the West Coast

Nintety-seven large fires were burning Saturday in the West overall, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, the National Interagency Fire Center said.

12.09.2020 - 20:20 [ The Oregonian / Youtube ]

Oregon town of Blue River reduced to ash, rubble by Holiday Farm firef

Sandi Elwood grew up in Detroit, Oregon and went back on Wednesday, September 9, the day after a destructive wildfire nearly leveled the town where her mom stills lives. Her mother escaped before the flames burned her entire home. „It didn’t sink in to anyone that it was really happening,“ Elwood said of the wildfire which took out most of her hometown.

05.09.2020 - 11:52 [ theHill.com ]

Poll: 2 in 3 voters say it’s ‚likely‘ that people lie when taking political surveys

Sixty-six percent of registered voters in the Aug. 29-31 survey said it is either very or somewhat likely that a significant number of people lie when talking political surveys, compared to 34 percent who said it is unlikely.

04.09.2020 - 15:32 [ Kyung Lah, Rob Kuznia / CNN ]

Laid off and now evicted amid Covid-19, a Houston father contemplates homelessness in a pandemic

Late Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a temporary halt in residential evictions until the end of the year, starting Friday. When it goes into effect, it will delay mass evictions but not solve the rental crisis, said Emily Benfer, a housing expert and co-creator of a Covid-19 housing policy scorecard with Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.
„The CDC order provides crucial temporary relief for renters, but it doesn’t end the eviction crisis,“ says Benfer. „Congress must bolster it with significant rental assistance for its purpose to be realized,“ she said.

04.09.2020 - 15:20 [ New York Times ]

America at Hunger’s Edge

Beginning in May, Brenda Ann Kenneally set out across the country, from New York to California, to capture the routines of Americans who struggle to feed their families, piecing together various forms of food assistance, community support and ingenuity to make it from one month to the next.

04.09.2020 - 15:08 [ Glenn Greenwald / the Intercept ]

The Social Fabric of the U.S. Is Fraying Severely, if Not Unravelling

The alarming CDC data extends far beyond serious suicidal desires. It also found that “40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder (30.9%), symptoms of a trauma- and stressor-related disorder (TSRD) related to the pandemic (26.3%), and having started or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19 (13.3%).” For the youngest part of the adult population, ages 18-24, significantly more than half (62.9 percent) reported suffering from depressive or anxiety disorders.

04.09.2020 - 14:59 [ NPR.org ]

Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Portland Right-Wing Protester Killed By Law Enforcement

According to The Olympian newspaper, Reinoehl was spotted as he left an apartment. The newspaper reports four officers from three different jurisdictions fired weapons at Reinoehl; witnesses said they heard 40 to 50 shots.

04.09.2020 - 14:56 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Toter Trump-Anhänger in Portland: Polizei erschießt Tatverdächtigen

(heute)

Am Rande von Protesten in Portland war am Samstag ein mutmaßlich rechtsextremer Trump-Anhänger getötet worden. Nun hat die Polizei den Tatverdächtigen erschossen – nachdem Trump zu seiner Ergreifung aufgerufen hatte.

04.09.2020 - 14:52 [ New York Times ]

How the Fatal Shooting at a Portland Protest Unfolded

(Published Aug. 31, 2020
Updated Sept. 3, 2020)

The New York Times’s Visual Investigations unit reviewed multiple videos of the episode and surrounding events to piece together the fatal encounter between an unidentified gunman and Aaron J. Danielson, 39, who died at the scene.

04.09.2020 - 14:48 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Proteste in Portland: Ein Toter am Rande von Demonstrationen

(30.08.2020)

Die Polizei machte keine genaueren Angaben zur Identität des Toten und äußerte sich auch nicht dazu, wer geschossen haben soll. „Polizisten von Portland hörten Schüsse aus dem Gebiet Southeast 3rd Avenue und Southwest Alder Street. Sie reagierten und machten einen Mann mit einer Schusswunde in der Brust ausfindig. Sanitäter reagierten und stellten fest, dass das Opfer tot war“, hieß es. Es werde wegen eines Tötungsdelikts ermittelt.

02.09.2020 - 05:10 [ Haaretz ]

Pro-Israel Incumbent Defeats Challenger in Massachusetts Democratic Primary

The 71-year-old Neal — the longest-serving member of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation — defeated 31-year-old Morse, seen as a political rising star after becoming one of Massachusetts’ youngest and only openly gay mayors since becoming chief executive of Holyoke in 2011 at age 22.

30.08.2020 - 08:52 [ ZDF ]

Reichsflaggen vor dem Reichstag – „Diese Bilder sind beschämend“

Am Abend hatten im Anschluss an eine Corona-Demonstration mehrere hundert Menschen Absperrungen am Reichstagsgebäude durchbrochen. Ein Video, das der Verein „democ“ bei Twitter veröffentlichte, zeigt, wie sie Treppen zum Reichstag hochlaufen und dabei zum Teil Reichsfahnen schwenken. Das Video zeigt auch Rangeleien zwischen Demonstrierenden und Polizeibeamten.

Offenbar standen den Demonstrierenden nur drei Polizeibeamte im Weg. „Die Polizei war kurzzeitig völlig überfordert“, so „democ“.

19.08.2020 - 09:02 [ CBS Miami ]

Winners of Several High-Profile South Florida Races For Congress

DISTRICT 23

Debbie Wasserman Schultz ran away with competition, beating out Jennifer Perelman with ease. The eight-term incumbent will face either Michael Kroske or Carla Spalding as it’s still too close to call the Republican winner.

15.08.2020 - 18:05 [ BBC ]

Coronavirus: ‚The care home lockdown sent my senile grandad into spiral of decline‘

In late June, my grandparents quietly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Just three days later, Martin moved into a care home. The decision was agonising, but by that point, unavoidable.

Our family’s situation is not uncommon: more than 300,000 people with dementia are living in care homes across the UK, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

05.08.2020 - 17:37 [ Cato Institute ]

Poll: 62% of Americans Say They Have Political Views They’re Afraid to Share

(22.06.2020)

A new Cato national survey finds that self‐​censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self‐​censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58% of Americans agreed with this statement.

26.07.2020 - 18:08 [ USA Today ]

Live updates from weekend protests: Man shot to death in Austin, Seattle police declare riot, armed militia in Louisville

Protests against racial injustice continued around the nation Saturday with tense situations unfolding in cities including Austin, Texas, Louisville, Kentucky, Seattle, Washington, Aurora, Colorado, Oakland, California, and Chicago, Illinois.

In Louisville two opposing, heavily armed militia groups came within a few dozen yards of each of other, but avoided violence.

27.06.2020 - 14:04 [ The Telegraph ]

Police find people hiding in cupboard above pub during lockdown

(25.06.2020)

This is the moment police found people hiding in a wardrobe above a pub during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Pitsmoor Hotel in Sheffield was raided by police after reports it was still serving customers.

22.06.2020 - 15:05 [ nltimes.nl ]

The Hague forbids weekend protest festival against Covid restrictions

(19.06.2020)

‚Virus Waanzin‘, the movement behind this protest, want social distancing and other measures in place against the spread of Covid-19 to be lifted. They planned to issue their demands in a demonstration in the form of a festival, including performances by DJs, on the Malieveld on Sunday. The organization expected at least 10 thousand attendees.

17.05.2020 - 03:07 [ the Hill ]

Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

“I continue to believe that a candidate from outside the old parties, offering a vision of government grounded in liberty and equality, can break through in the right environment. But this environment presents extraordinary challenges,” Amash said. “Polarization is near an all-time high. Electoral success requires an audience willing to consider alternatives, but both social media and traditional media are dominated by voices strongly averse to the political risks posed by a viable third candidate.”

15.05.2020 - 12:53 [ James Perloff / Twitter ]

INSANE. At a New York subway station, a mom thrown on the floor by police and handcuffed in front of her child, not because she wasn’t wearing a mask, but because she wasn’t wearing it PROPERLY.

02.05.2020 - 11:04 [ the Hill ]

Big banks are growing due to coronavirus — that’s an ominous sign

(01.05.2020)

Collectively, the ten largest U.S. banks expanded by more than $1.2 trillion in the first quarter of 2020. JPMorgan alone grew by nearly 20 percent, becoming the United States’ first bank with $3 trillion in assets. The bank took in $273 billion in new deposits in just three months. That’s equivalent to JPMorgan acquiring PNC Bank — the country’s seventh largest depository institution.

24.04.2020 - 12:48 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Alzheimer’s Society responds to joint statement from DHSC and CQC on the number of Covid-19 deaths in care homes

(22.04.2020)

Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society, said:

“The true impact of the coronavirus in care homes is becoming increasingly clear, and that’s why we’re demanding swift Government action. With the further report today of a possible 2000 deaths just over Easter weekend, this is a frightening time for everyone with relatives with dementia in care homes. People with dementia’s lives matter, and every death is a terrible loss to a grieving family.

“We hear daily from desperately concerned families who want to know that the Government is doing all it can to keep people in care homes safe, and it is good to hear that the CQC is actively booking testing appointments for care staff.

04.04.2020 - 13:44 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Widow describes emotional moment she lost her husband to Covid-19

(yesterday)

Maura Lewinger, who lost her 42-year-old husband to coronavirus, speaks to CNN’s Erin Burnett about what she wants others to know.

08.03.2020 - 13:43 [ Sky News Australia / Youtube ]

Joe Biden’s ‚confused crazy rants‘ should have discounted him years ago

Ms Panahi said it’s surprising the candidate, who is “so confused that he has trouble remembering where he is and why he’s there,” has not been discounted.

“Biden’s cognitive issues have been evident for some time but just watch the same media who for four years have been declaring Donald Trump mentally and physically unfit for office have a collective meltdown when Biden’s mental faculties are questioned,” she said.

08.03.2020 - 13:00 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Stop Calling It A “Stutter” :  Here Are Dozens Of Examples Of Biden’s Dementia Symptoms

It’s easy to overlook linguistic peculiarities when they’re spoken, so I made a verbatim transcript of Biden’s complete answer, exactly as he spoke it. There are no typos. Read it carefully, resisting the urge to mentally re-word it in order to make it make sense:

06.03.2020 - 13:31 [ Scott Hechinger / Twitter ]

„Every life is precious and every life is a sacred gift from God.“ Governor Kay Ivey just allowed the murder of an innocent man tonight. Hateful hypocrite.

06.03.2020 - 13:29 [ Shaun King / Twitter ]

The State of Alabama began their process of murdering Nate Woods at 9:38 PM EST. He was not officially pronounced dead until 10:01 PM. 23 cruel minutes. It’s one of the most grizzly acts of injustice in modern American history. He didn’t break a single law.

06.03.2020 - 05:00 [ ABC News ]

Nathaniel Woods executed in Alabama after Supreme Court denies stay

The controversial execution of Nathaniel Woods was carried out late Thursday in Alabama just minutes after the Supreme Court denied a temporary stay, issued only hours earlier.

Woods was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. local time, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

26.02.2020 - 15:39 [ COSMO / Twitter ]

„Mein Sohn sollte nicht umsonst gestorben sein“ sagt die Mutter des in Hanau getöteten Ferhat Ünvar, Serpil Ünvar. Sie will, dass man Rassismus bekämpft.

(24.02.2020)

24.02.2020 - 18:51 [ Hessenschau.de ]

+++ Autofahrer fährt in Volkmarsen in Rosenmontagszug: 30 Verletzte +++ Ermittlung wegen versuchter Tötung +++ Tatverdächtiger verletzt +++

Ein Autofahrer ist am Montag offenbar vorsätzlich in den Rosenmontagszug gefahren. Dutzende Menschen wurden nach Polizeiangaben verletzt.

27.01.2020 - 06:25 [ Sportschau.de ]

Tragödie in Kalifornien NBA-Legende: Kobe Bryant stirbt bei Hubschrauber-Absturz

Einer der größten Basketballer der NBA-Geschichte ist tot: Kobe Bryant starb am Sonntag bei einem Hubschrauber-Absturz nahe Los Angeles/USA. Bei der Tragödie kam auch Bryants 13 Jahre alte Tochter ums Leben.

20.12.2019 - 01:11 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Bahnprojekt „Tren Maya“ in Mexiko bei umstrittener Befragung angenommen

Auch indigene Gruppierungen kritisieren das Großprojekt und insbesondere die improvisierte “Konsultation”, welche die von Mexiko ratifizierte ILO-Konvention 169 über indigene Rechte verletze. Die Befragung wird von diesen Organisationen deshalb als Simulation verurteilt, die sich über die Versprechen von Regierungsprogrammen im Schnellverfahren die Zustimmung der Gemeindevertreter erkaufte.

13.12.2019 - 14:10 [ Michael Tracey ‏/ Twitter ]

The legendary Dennis Skinner voted out. MP for Bolsover since 1970, campaigned for Leave, always stridently anti-war, personification of old-school Labour. My personal favorite MP. Tragic

13.12.2019 - 14:08 [ minty ‏/ Twitter ]

Worst results of the night: -Dennis Skinner losing his seat after 49 years -Conservatives gaining Kensington after Grenfell Tower

08.12.2019 - 10:58 [ CNN ]

North Korea’s UN ambassador says denuclearization is off the table in talks with US

In the statement, the ambassador, Kim Song, said the United States‘ pursuit of „sustained and substantial dialogue“ was a „time-saving trick“ to benefit a „domestic political agenda.“
„We do not need to have lengthy talks with the US now and the denuclearization is already gone out of the negotiation table,“ he said.

08.12.2019 - 10:49 [ LA Times ]

North Korea says it has carried out testing at long-range rocket launch site

The U.N. bans North Korea from launching satellites because it is considered a forbidden test of long-range missile technology.

After repeated failures, North Korea successfully put a satellite into orbit for the first time in 2012 in a launch from the same site. North Korea had another successful satellite launch in 2016.

03.12.2019 - 16:32 [ New York Times ]

114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.

Sherine’s heartbreak reflects that of parents who cared for the 34,000 students sleeping in New York’s homeless shelters last year — enough children to fill a small city.

Sandy stands on her tiptoes and squints across the East River as the N train pulls onto the Manhattan Bridge. She watches the skyline until the train dips underground.

03.10.2019 - 12:39 [ Slate.com ]

Did Bernie Sanders Have a Heart Attack?

Based on the information his campaign has released, this scenario seems to be what happened to Bernie Sanders on Tuesday evening. Without a close look at Sanders’ medical chart, it’s impossible to make a definitive diagnosis, and I have not reviewed the details of his case other than what has been reported to the media by his campaign. But even the scant information we have—that he had stents inserted overnight following an acute cardiac episode—is enough to be able to say: This was very likely a heart attack.

15.09.2019 - 19:16 [ Annie Grayer, on the trail for @CNN covering the 2020 presidential election / Twitter ]

During a town hall in Carson City, Nevada today, a deeply personal moment happened between @BernieSanders and a veteran who has stage four Huntington’s disease and is $139,000 in debt. I was at the event and shared what I saw with @donlemon on @CNNTonight, making my TV debut

(13.09.2019)

15.09.2019 - 19:12 [ Cara Korte, @CBSNews 2020 campaign reporter / Twitter ]

Dramatic moment here at @BernieSanders rally. A Navy vet says that he has stage-4 Huntington’s, has +$130k in insurance debt and is contemplating taking his own life.

(13.09.2019)

27.07.2019 - 13:01 [ Nancy Pelosi, Sprecherin des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

This evening’s Supreme Court ruling allowing @realDonaldTrump to steal military funds to spend on a wasteful, ineffective border wall rejected by Congress is deeply flawed. Our Founders designed a democracy governed by the people — not a monarchy.

27.07.2019 - 02:54 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Oberstes Gericht: Trump darf Pentagon-Geld für Mauer nutzen

Es ist ein zentrales Wahlversprechen Trumps, doch die Mittel für den Bau der Grenzmauer genehmigte der Kongress nicht. Nun gab der Oberste Gerichtshof dem US-Präsidenten recht – er darf Geld aus dem Verteidigungsetat verwenden.

27.07.2019 - 02:33 [ theHill.com ]

Supreme Court rules Trump can use military funds for border wall construction

The ruling allows the administration to use $2.5 billion in military funds to begin construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while litigation plays out. A lower court had issued an injunction blocking officials from using those funds.

27.07.2019 - 02:30 [ New York Times ]

Supreme Court Lets Trump Proceed on Border Wall

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the court overturned an appellate decision and said that the administration could tap the money while litigation over the matter proceeds. But that will most likely take many months or longer, allowing Mr. Trump to move ahead before the case returns to the Supreme Court after further proceedings in the appeals court.

25.07.2019 - 14:08 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Außenministerin Kang äußert Unterstützung für Führung der USA in Straße von Hormus

Kang kam am Mittwoch in Seoul mit dem Nationalen Sicherheitsberater der USA, John Bolton, zusammen.

Bolton sagte, dass es hier und da in der Welt viele Herausforderungen gebe. Er glaube jedoch, dass Südkorea und die USA eng kooperieren würden.

Kang äußerte Unterstützung dafür, dass die USA die Führung haben und erwähnte die Straße von Hormus.

30.03.2019 - 15:06 [ Mick Jagger / Twitter ]

I’m so sorry to all our fans in America & Canada with tickets. I really hate letting you down like this. I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can. Once again, huge apologies to everyone.

30.03.2019 - 15:05 [ Rolling Stone ]

Rolling Stones Postpone North American Tour as Mick Jagger Gets Medical Treatment

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming North American tour due to Mick Jagger’s need for medical treatment.

“Mick Jagger has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time as he needs medical treatment,” the band’s publicist said in a press release. “The doctors have advised Mick that he is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.