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01.05.2022 - 18:31 [ businessinsider.com ]

Blinken says a sovereign Ukraine will last longer than Putin in vote of confidence for Zelenskyy

„The bottom line is this. We don’t how the rest of this war will unfold, but we do know that a sovereign, independent Ukraine will be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin is on the scene. And our support for Ukraine going forward will continue and it will continue until we see final success.“

01.05.2022 - 18:28 [ Theresa Fallon / Twitter ]

US Defense Secretary Austin replied to question on how US defined goals for success in #Ukraine. He replied that Washington wants to see “Ukraine remain a sovereign country, a democratic country, able to protect its sovereign territory.”

(25.04.2022)

27.04.2022 - 19:37 [ @bigrussianshop / Twitter ]

Minister for European Affairs and Property Management Tyutti Tuppurainen – on payment for Russian gas: „We have made a decision in the government committee on economic policy that Finland will not accept ruble payments.“ 94% of Finland’s gas comes from Russia.

12.04.2022 - 06:25 [ Chris Menahan / Twitter ]

The Pentagon said Monday night they „cannot confirm“ the Azov Battalion’s claim they were attacked by Russian „chemical weapons“ in Mariupol.

07.04.2022 - 12:55 [ Stefan Homburg / Twitter ]

EIL +++ #Impfpflicht ist gescheitert! Von 683 Anwesenden stimmten 296 mit Ja, 378 mit Nein, und 9 enthielten sich.

07.04.2022 - 12:47 [ Heute im Bundestag / Twitter ]

Mit 296 Ja-Stimmen gegen 378 Nein-Stimmen bei neun Enthaltungen (683 abgegebene Stimmen) hat der #Bundestag den Gesetzentwurf einer Gruppe von Abgeordneten der🚦-Koalition für eine #ImpfpflichtAb60 Jahren & eine Impfberatungspflicht zum 15.Oktober 2022 soeben abgelehnt.

28.03.2022 - 07:28 [ ORF.at ]

Selenski: Forderung nach Neutralität der Ukraine „prüfen“

„Dieser Punkt der Verhandlungen ist für mich verständlich, und er wird diskutiert, er wird gründlich geprüft“, sagte Selenski in dem Interview. Eine Neutralität der Ukraine ist eine der russischen Hauptforderungen in den Verhandlungen über einen Waffenstillstand. Der Kreml hatte unlängst das Modell Schwedens oder Österreichs als mögliches Vorbild genannt.

22.03.2022 - 01:36 [ Suspilne.media ]

Я готовий піти на все, якщо моя хода буде з нашим народом — інтерв’ю Зеленського

„Нас не беруть у НАТО, бо бояться Росії. Ось і все. Нам треба заспокоїтись і сказати „окей, інші гарантії безпеки“, — президент України Володимир Зеленський вважає, що у питанні членства України в Альянсі можна досягти компромісу. Які загалом можливі компроміси з Росією, як виглядає щоденне спілкування з європейськими лідерами та що надихає президента Зеленського зараз — в його ексклюзивному інтерв’ю європейським суспільним мовникам.

22.03.2022 - 01:34 [ Euromaidan Press / Twitter ]

Ukraine’s possible compromises on security guarantees and temporarily occupied territories in the negotiations between Ukraine & Russia can be decided at all-Ukrainian referendum – Zelenskyy in Interview to Suspilne. Also hints Ukraine renouncing NATO aspirations is acceptable

22.03.2022 - 01:15 [ ORF.at ]

Selenski will Referendum über „Kompromisse“

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenski will über jeden möglichen „Kompromiss“ bei den Verhandlungen mit Russland die Ukrainerinnen und Ukrainer entscheiden lassen. Die Inhalte eines möglichen Abkommens könnten „historische“ Veränderungen bedeuten, so Selenski gestern in einem Interview.

15.03.2022 - 20:24 [ Newsweek ]

Volodymyr Zelensky Says Ukraine Won’t Join NATO

Media outlet Nexta quoted Zelensky as saying: „We realized that Ukraine will not become a member of NATO. We understand this, we are adequate people.“

„Kyiv needs new formats of interaction with the West and separate security guarantees.“

15.03.2022 - 19:38 [ Mateusz Morawiecki, Prezes Rady Ministrów / Twitter ]

It is here, in war-torn Kyiv, that history is being made. It is here, that freedom fights against the world of tyranny. It is here that the future of us all hangs in the balance. EU supports UA, which can count on the help of its friends – we brought this message to Kyiv today.

15.03.2022 - 19:34 [ ORF.at ]

Morawiecki, Fiala und Jansa in Kiew angekommen

Die Regierungschefs von Polen, Tschechien und Slowenien sind nach Angaben des polnischen Ministerpräsidenten Mateusz Morawiecki in Kiew angekommen.

11.03.2022 - 19:43 [ ORF.at ]

UNO: Keine Biowaffenprogramme in der Ukraine bekannt

Die Vereinten Nationen haben bekräftigt, nichts über in der Ukraine produzierte Biowaffen zu wissen. „Mir sind Medienberichte über Vorwürfe von Biowaffenprogrammen bekannt. Der UNO sind keine Biowaffenprogramme bekannt“, sagte Izumi Nakamitsu, die Leiterin des UNO-Büros für Abrüstungsfragen, heute bei einer Dringlichkeitssitzung des UNO-Sicherheitsrates in New York.

10.03.2022 - 21:33 [ TRTworld.com ]

Live blog: ‚Over 400,000 people‘ evacuated from Ukraine hotspots

As Russian forces close in on Ukraine’s capital Kiev, thousands of people have been evacuated from surrounding areas over the past few days, the Ukrainian government says.

10.03.2022 - 13:27 [ ABC News ]

Firm Pentagon ’no‘ to Polish plan to send jets to Ukraine

The Pentagon on Wednesday slammed the door on a Polish proposal for providing Ukraine with MiG fighter jets, saying allied efforts against the Russian invasion should be focused on more useful weaponry and the MiG transfer with a U.S. and NATO connection would run a “high risk” of escalating the war.

09.03.2022 - 15:40 [ IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency / Twitter ]

#Ukraine has informed IAEA of power loss at #Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, @rafaelmgrossi says development violates key safety pillar on ensuring uninterrupted power supply; in this case IAEA sees no critical impact on safety.

08.03.2022 - 19:54 [ CNN ]

Biden announces ban on Russian energy imports

„Today I am announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy. We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy,“ Biden said in remarks from the White House. „That means Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at US ports and the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine.“

04.03.2022 - 14:07 [ cp24.com ]

Fire out at large Ukraine nuclear plant, no radiation released

This image made from a video released by Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant shows bright flaring object landing in grounds of the nuclear plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine Friday, March 4, 2022. Russian forces shelled Europe’s largest nuclear plant early Friday, sparking a fire as they pressed their attack on a crucial energy-producing Ukrainian city and gained ground in their bid to cut off the country from the sea.

03.03.2022 - 23:57 [ @Eleskola / Twitter ]

Update on the situation of #Kyiv It appears that the Ukrainian forces have cut off the Russian column also from west side and created a strong foothold in the area. Encirclement is inevitable. Also they have recaptured #Gostomel airport.

27.02.2022 - 10:55 [ Elon Musk / Twitter ]

Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.

19.02.2022 - 10:54 [ Achse des Guten ]

Strafanzeige gegen den Bundeskanzler

„Strafanzeige gegen Herrn Olaf Scholz, geb. am 14.06.1958 in Osnabrück, zur Zeit Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, 10557 Berlin, und gegen Herrn Dr. Peter Tschentscher, geb. am 20.01.1966 in Bremen, zur Zeit Erster Bürgermeister (Präsident des Senats) der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, 20095 Hamburg und weitere Verantwortliche wegen Beihilfe zur Steuerhinterziehung sowie – im Falle des Herrn Scholz – wegen falscher uneidlicher Aussage, strafbar gemäß §§ 370 Abs. 1 Nrn. 1 und 2 AO, 27 StGB sowie gemäß § 153, 162 Abs. 2 StGB.”

11.02.2022 - 09:07 [ NBC News ]

Biden warns Americans in Ukraine to leave, says sending troops to evacuate would be ‚world war‘

“It’s not like we’re dealing with a terrorist organization. We’re dealing with one of the largest armies in the world. It’s a very different situation, and things could go crazy quickly,” he said.

Holt asked Biden what scenario could prompt him to send troops to rescue Americans fleeing the country. Biden replied: “There’s not. That’s a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another.”

11.02.2022 - 09:05 [ New Yprk Times ]

Biden Warns U.S. Won’t Send Troops to Rescue Americans in Ukraine

“American citizens should leave, should leave now,” the president said in an NBC interview, adding that rescues in a conflict zone during a Russian invasion would risk “world war.”

11.02.2022 - 08:45 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Dame Cressida Dick forced to quit Met Police after string of Scotland Yard scandals

But it comes after Scotland Yard has been rocked by multiple scandals in recent months, including the force’s handling of partygate, Sarah Everard’s murder and repeated claims of a culture of misogyny and racism.

11.02.2022 - 08:32 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Dame Cressida Dick forced out of role as Met Police chief

Country’s most senior police officer says Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, ‚left her with no choice‘ but to quit

11.02.2022 - 04:28 [ Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta / Twitter ]

If the Canada-USA trucker vaccine mandate wasn’t bad enough, now Justin Trudeau wants to bring in a mandate for truckers going between provinces. Alberta will fight this every step of the way – including in court, if we have to.

(08.02.2022)

WATCH:

11.02.2022 - 02:49 [ MontrealGazette.com ]

COVID updates, Feb. 8: Quebec lifting most measures by March 14, will review mask mandate, vaccine passport

(Feb 08, 2022)

Legault unveils detailed reopening timeline for home gatherings, restaurants, bars, sports, working from home.

11.02.2022 - 02:43 [ MontrealGazette.com ]

Quebec Liberal MP publicly breaks with Trudeau over vaccine mandates

(Feb 08, 2022)

„I think it’s time we stopped dividing the population,“ said Joël Lightbound, seen by some as a rising star in the federal Liberal party.

11.02.2022 - 02:31 [ newsinfo.Inquirer.net ]

Canada’s Saskatchewan province lifts all Covid restrictions amid protests

(February 09, 2022)

Canada’s Saskatchewan province announced Tuesday the lifting of all Covid restrictions including wearing of masks and proof of vaccination for indoor dining — as truckers continued occupying Ottawa with similar demands.

Alberta was expected to soon follow suit — despite some pushback from doctors and nurses — while Quebec announced it would move up the loosening of restrictions.

11.02.2022 - 02:10 [ NationalPost.com ]

Alberta starts lifting COVID-19 restrictions, vaccine passport program

(Feb 08, 2022)

Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta’s vaccine passport will end almost immediately, with most other big COVID-19 health rules gone three weeks later.

11.02.2022 - 01:48 [ CNN ]

Appeals court refuses to reinstate federal employee vaccine mandate while it reviews case

(February 09, 2022)

A federal appeals court said Wednesday it would not reinstate President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees while it reviews a lower court’s order putting the requirement on hold — potentially setting the stage for the case to go to the Supreme Court.

08.02.2022 - 21:21 [ Bernie's Tweets / Twitter ]

EUROPE – Truckers and supporters from Helsinki, Belgium, France, Italy & Netherlands, this is an international protest of workers, all heading to Brussels. The European Convoy for freedom has begun. It’s time.

#FreedomConvoy2022 #TruckersForFreedom2022

08.02.2022 - 20:49 [ NationalPost.com ]

FIRST READING: Military tells Ottawa to find someone else to evict the truckers

Despite the Ottawa Police briefly raising the possibility of a military intervention to clear a stubborn holdout of Freedom Convoy truckers blockading their downtown, the Canadian Armed Forces have been quick to say they will be doing no such thing. A spokesperson for the Minister of Defence told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, “The Canadian Armed Forces are not involved in law enforcement in this situation, and there are no plans for such CAF involvement.”

08.02.2022 - 18:34 [ Boris Reitschuster ]

Montagsspaziergänge: Immer mehr Städte beteiligen sich

Der nochmals erhöhte Zulauf zeigt: Die Spaziergänger lassen sich weder von der Kriminalisierung der regierungskritischen Demonstrationen noch vom Framing durch die reichweitenstarken Medien abhalten.

06.02.2022 - 07:05 [ Toronto Sun ]

Trucker convoy finds alternative funding platform

After GoFundMe shut down the $10-million campaign for the ‘Freedom Convoy,’ organizers have found another platform.

The anti-mandate truck rally moved fast to GiveSendGo , which bills itself as the No. 1 free Christian fundraising site.

04.02.2022 - 08:54 [ El Pais ]

Pentagon says documents published by EL PAÍS show US is willing to negotiate with Russia

Kirby mentioned the documents in his opening remarks ahead of a news conference at the Department of Defense. “We did not make this document public, but now that it is, it confirms to the entire world what we’ve always been saying: there is no daylight between our public statements and our private discussions,” he said.

04.02.2022 - 08:45 [ El Pais ]

US offered disarmament measures to Russia in exchange for deescalation of military threat in Ukraine

(02 Feb 2022)

The United States and NATO reject signing a bilateral agreement on security in Europe with Russia and also closing the door on the future incorporation of Ukraine into the Atlantic Alliance. Those were two of the main demands presented by Moscow to put an end to the crisis in Ukraine at a moment of maximum tension between Russia and the West and that threatened Euro-Atlantic security. By contrast, both Washington and the Alliance offer Putin negotiations on disarmament agreements and trust-building measures in different forums – such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the US-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue, and the NATO-Russia Council – the success of which are conditioned on the start of a deescalation of the Russian military threat to Ukraine.

04.02.2022 - 07:54 [ New York Post ]

US officials step away from Iran nuclear talks after pushing for tougher stance

(January 25, 2022)

Richard Nephew, the State Department’s deputy special envoy for Iran who pushed for a tougher approach, has not been part of the talks in Vienna since early December, Wall Street Journal reported Monday. A State Department spokesman told Reuters late Monday that Nephew was no longer in the envoy role, though he was still at the department.

Two other unidentified team members have stepped back from the dialogue because they also sought a tougher stance toward Iran, according to the Journal.

28.01.2022 - 20:27 [ TKP.at ]

Bürger verteidigen die Freiheit der Abgeordneten!

15 Bürger mit Marianne Grimmenstein, Bürgeraktivistin und Sprecherin der Bürgerinitiative Gemeinwohllobby, haben gegen die Bundestagspräsidentin wegen Verletzung des Rechts auf verfassungsmäßige Volksvertretung im Bundestag und des Wahlrechts einen Antrag auf einstweilige Anordnung beim Berliner Verwaltungsgericht am 27.01.2022 eingereicht.

Sie beantragen, dass die Bundestagspräsidentin es sofort unterlässt, mit ihrer angefochtenen Allgemeinverfügung v. 12. Jan. 2022 Abgeordnete aus dem Plenarsaal und den Räumlichkeiten der Ausschusssitzungen auszusperren, ungleiche Arbeitsbedingungen für statusgleiche Abgeordnete zu schaffen und ihnen das Tragen von FFP2-Masken im Bundestag aufzuerlegen.

28.01.2022 - 19:57 [ Keine-Impflicht.at ]

Teilnehmen

Auch wenn es die Impfpflicht derzeit noch nicht gibt, müssen wir bereits jetzt an der Verhinderung und Bekämpfung des geplanten Gesetzes arbeiten. (Siehe Methodik)

Wir beschäftigen bereits jetzt qualifizierte Mitarbeiter, die für uns das Datenmaterial aufarbeiten, damit wir auch die aktuellen Forschungsergebnisse in die Argumentation einfließen lassen können.

28.01.2022 - 19:47 [ ORF.at ]

Volksbegehren gegen Impfpflicht eingereicht

Die Eintragungswoche ist noch nicht fix, es ist jedoch davon auszugehen, dass sie Anfang Mai stattfinden wird. Denn in diesem Zeitraum liegt bereits das Antikorruptionsvolksbegehren auf, und das Innenministerium hat angekündigt, dass Initiativen, für die bis 7. März Einleitungsanträge abgegeben werden, auch in der Woche zwischen 2. und 9. Mai zur Unterschrift bereit liegen werden.

25.01.2022 - 23:40 [ New York Times ]

A New York judge rules that the state’s mask mandate is unconstitutional and can’t be enforced.

Gov. Kathy Hochul had renewed a rule requiring masks or proof of vaccination at all indoor public places throughout the state in December, amid a winter virus surge, and said it would last a month. The state Health Department then extended the mandate an additional two weeks, to expire on Feb. 1.

In his six-page decision, State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Rademaker wrote that Ms. Hochul and state health officials lacked the authority to enact the mask mandate without the approval of state lawmakers, and that it violated the state constitution. Regardless of the “well aimed” intentions of state officials, such authority is “entrusted solely to the State Legislature,” Justice Rademaker wrote.

25.01.2022 - 23:40 [ Newsmax / Twitter ]

NEW: A New York state Supreme Court judge has ruled that Governor Kathy Hochul’s statewide indoor mask mandate is unconstitutional.

24.01.2022 - 13:48 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Julian Assange can appeal to Supreme Court over US extradition, High Court rules

If today’s ruling went against Assange, he would not be able to appeal to the Supreme Court, and the extradition request would be sent to home secretary Priti Patel for approval.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett, sitting with Lord Justice Holroyde, said Assange could go to the Supreme Court itself and ask to bring the appeal.

19.01.2022 - 05:27 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Rebel MPs plot to oust Boris Johnson, as Covid ‘Plan B’ restrictions to be scrapped

Details of ‘pork pie plot’ among Tories first elected in 2019 emerge as PM prepares to drop work from home guidance and Covid passports

19.01.2022 - 04:57 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

D-day for Boris as dozens of newly elected and Red Wall MPs threaten to trigger vote of no confidence TODAY with letters handed in after PMQs after group launched ‚Pork Pie Plot‘ to force him out following his car-crash interview

Fifty-four is the number required to trigger a vote, and while it is unclear how close the plotters are to reaching that figure, such discussions among so many MPs represents a worry for Mr Johnson.

Seven letters are known to have gone in already, but the process is designed to be secret and more may have been received by chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

14.01.2022 - 20:39 [ Achse des Guten ]

US-Gericht stoppt Bidens Impfpflicht für Firmen – Auch Maskenpflichten fallen durch das Urteil.

Damit müssten Firmen mit mehr als 100 Angestellten zunächst nun doch nicht dafür sorgen, dass ihre Mitarbeiter entweder vollständig geimpft seien oder regelmäßig getestet würden. Auch eine Pflicht zum Tragen von Masken sei damit fürs Erste gestoppt.

14.01.2022 - 20:29 [ Tichys Einblick ]

Der nächste Rückschlag für Biden: Oberster Gerichtshof stoppt Impfpflicht

Der Oberste Gerichtshof der Vereinigten Staaten hat die von der Regierung Präsident Bidens angeordnete Impfpflicht in größeren Unternehmen gestoppt.

14.01.2022 - 12:00 [ Frankfurter Rundschau ]

Herbe Schlappe für Joe Biden: Impfpflicht scheitert vorm Supreme Court

Die Regelung für Unternehmen wurde als wichtiges Druckmittel der Regierung gesehen, Angestellte angesichts der aufwendigen und regelmäßigen Tests zu einer Immunisierung zu bewegen, um die Impfquote in den USA zu steigern. Dort sind bislang lediglich 62,7 Prozent der Gesamtbevölkerung vollständig gegen das Coronavirus geimpft. Von den knapp 208 Millionen Geimpften haben nur rund 77 Millionen, oder 37 Prozent, zusätzlich eine Auffrischungsimpfung bekommen.

14.01.2022 - 11:47 [ Kevin McCarthy - RepublicanLeader.gov ]

House GOP Leaders: No More Authoritarian Mandates

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01), and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21) released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Biden administration’s unlawful vaccine mandate:

“President Biden’s vaccine mandates are unlawful and not based on science. They deny workers their livelihood, divide our society, and diminish liberty. They are bad policies that undermine public confidence in the vaccines and compound the President’s failure to fulfill his promise to ‘crush the virus.’

14.01.2022 - 11:34 [ Senator Mike Braun / Twitter ]

BIG VICTORY FOR AMERICA AT THE SUPREME COURT

Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate for private employees has been struck down, with help from our objection in the Senate which was referenced in the majority opinion.

14.01.2022 - 10:37 [ Wirtschaft / Twitter ]

Schwere Schlappe für US Präsident Biden: Oberster Gerichtshof stoppt #COVID19-#Impfpflicht für US-Unternehmen.

14.01.2022 - 10:12 [ The Associated Press / Twitter ]

BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test rule for U.S. businesses, but allows a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for most health care workers.

14.01.2022 - 10:10 [ Fox News ]

Supreme Court puts an end to pandemic of the autocrat

The American work force is now safe from the unnecessary threat of its government

13.01.2022 - 10:24 [ @VinysBack / Twitter ]

Im guessing whitty and most of SAGE will disappear too they where only safe whilst Boris was P.M. Van-Tam is sensing the end of the Boris Johnson regime it will be like rats jumping ship now !

#BorisResign #BorisOut #BorisJohnson #BorisMustGo

13.01.2022 - 10:20 [ talkRADIO / Twitter ]

BREAKING: England’s deputy chief medical officer Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam will be leaving his role, according to sources.

05.01.2022 - 10:59 [ Washington Post ]

Judge grants relief to Navy SEALs who refused coronavirus vaccine, sued Biden administration

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking the Defense Department from taking action against a group of 35 Navy sailors who had refused to get a coronavirus vaccine, raising questions on how it might shape the Pentagon’s requirement that all U.S. troops get vaccinated.

03.01.2022 - 20:11 [ Boris Reitschuster ]

Gewalt der Amsterdamer Polizei jetzt im Fokus des UN-Folter-Sonderberichterstatters

Er schreibt dazu: „Ich lade Opfer, Augenzeugen und Nichtregierungsorganisationen dazu ein, überprüfbare Beweise (Englisch/Französisch) zu diesem und anderen Vorfällen einzureichen.“ In dem Tweet steht auch ein Link, mit dem jedermann Beweise einsenden kann. Den Absendern sichert Melzer Vertraulichkeit zu.

Der Schweizer Rechtswissenschaftler wurde am 1. November 2016 vom Menschenrechtsrat der Vereinten Nationen gewählt zum Sonderberichterstatter für Folter und andere grausame, unmenschliche oder erniedrigende Behandlung oder Strafe.

03.01.2022 - 11:04 [ IndianExpress.com ]

If you suspect being targeted with Pegasus, get in touch by January 7: Supreme Court panel

The committee constituted by the Supreme Court to look into allegations of snooping using the Pegasus spyware invited all citizens who suspected their mobile phones had been targeted to contact the panel by noon on January 7.

“The committee requests any citizen of India who has reasonable cause to suspect that his/her mobile has been compromised due to specific usage of NSO Group Israel’s Pegasus software to contact the technical committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, with reasons as to why you believe your device may have been infected with Pegasus malware, and whether you would be in a position to allow the Technical Committee to examine your device,” the three-member panel said in an advertisement in several national dailies.

01.01.2022 - 15:01 [ NBC News ]

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts stresses need for judicial independence

The current court term is loaded with highly charged cases, including a direct assault on Roe v. Wade and challenges to the Biden administration’s efforts to impose vaccine or mask-wearing and testing requirements for large employers and health care workers to control the spread of Covid. The court will hear the pandemic-related cases in a special session January 7.

Roberts did not mention any of those factors. But he said the judiciary’s power to manage its own internal affairs „insulates courts from inappropriate political influence and is crucial to preserving public trust in its work as a separate and co-equal branch of government.“

30.12.2021 - 13:13 [ Reitschuster.de ]

Bundesweite Proteste gegen Impf-Duldungspflicht geplant

Die Soldaten, die sich gegen die erlassene Duldungspflicht wehren, haben für Donnerstag deutschlandweit dazu aufgerufen, sich an Spaziergängen gegen den unrechtmäßigen Befehl zu beteiligen. Die Soldaten fordern die Zivilgesellschaft auf, zusammen mit ihnen auf die Straße zu gehen und sie zu unterstützen.

Die Spaziergänge finden am 30.12. um 19:00 Uhr an den folgenden Orten statt:

BAYERN:
– ALTENSTADT
– BAD REICHENHALL
– COBURG
– HAMMELBURG
– HOF
– INGOLSTADT
– NÜRNBERG
– MITTENWALD
– MÜNCHEN
– MURNAU
– OBERVIECHTACH
– PFREIMD
– REHAU
– REGEN
– VOLKACH
– WEIDEN I.D.OPF.
– ROSENHEIM
– DILLINGEN
– CHAM

BW:
– CALW
– HARDHEIM
– STUTTGART
– ULM

BRANDENBURG:
– BEELITZ
– POTSDAM

HAMBURG:
– Hamburg

HESSEN:
– SCHWARZBORN
– STADTALLENDORF
– WIESBADEN

RHEINLAND-PFALZ:
– MAINZ
– ZWEIBRÜCKEN

MECK-POM:
– KIEL
– ROSTOCK

SACHSEN:
– DELITZSCH
– DRESDEN
– MARIENBURG

NIEDERSACHSEN:
– CELLE
– MUNSTER

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN:
– ECKERNFÖRDE
– KIEL

NRW:
– AUGUSTDORF
– DÜSSELDORF
– MINDEN
– BIELEFELD

THÜRINGEN:
– BAD SALZUNGEN
– ERFURT
– GERA

SACHSEN-ANHALT:
– GARDELEGEN
– HAVELBURG
– MAGDEBURG

SAARLAND:
– SAARBRÜCKEN

27.12.2021 - 07:49 [ myBroadband.co.za ]

South Africa ends contact tracing and quarantines

(24.12.2021)

Authorities in Africa’s most-industrialized nation will conduct contact tracing only in case of a cluster outbreak, the nation’s Director General of Health said in a circular dated Thursday, which was confirmed by department spokesman, Foster Mohale.

As many as 80% of the nation’s population has past infections providing some immunity, the department said.

25.12.2021 - 12:45 [ AchGut / Rumble.com ]

Durchsicht: Wir lassen uns nicht löschen!

YouTube hat den kompletten Kanal von achgut.com gelöscht. Offensichtlich wegen Kritik an der Corona-Politik. Wir lassen uns aber nicht einfach löschen, sagt achgut.com-Herausgeber Henryk M. Broder.

14.12.2021 - 23:00 [ Forbes.com ]

Appeals Court Refuses To Put Biden’s Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers Back Into Effect

A federal appeals court upheld Monday a district court order that blocked the White House’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers—which paused the order in only 10 states and not nationwide—the latest in a string of recent setbacks President Joe Biden’s vaccine orders have faced in court.

08.12.2021 - 19:22 [ Vol.at ]

Händler ziehen wegen Lockdown vor Verfassungsgericht

Der Individualantrag wurde Freitagabend erstellt und ist laut Auskunft der Gerichts bereits dort eingelangt.

Unternehmen quer durch alle Branchen, vom Mode- über den Sport- bis hin zum Elektrofachhandel, schlossen sich ihm an. Die Händler sehen in der Schließung ihrer Geschäfte einen Verstoß gegen das Grundrecht auf Eigentum und auf Erwerbsfreiheit. Der Gleichheitssatz werde ebenso verletzt wie das Legalitätsgebot.

08.12.2021 - 19:20 [ Vienna.at ]

Zusperren wegen Lockdown: 62 Betriebe ziehen vor VfGH

„Die Schließung des Handels ist unseres Erachtens verfassungswidrig, da die Maßnahme nicht geeignet ist, den Eingriff in verfassungsgesetzlich gewährleistete Rechte zu rechtfertigen“, so Verbandsgeschäftsführer Rainer Will im Namen der 62 Handelsbetriebe, die den VfGH-Antrag eingebracht haben. Der Verband begrüßt die Anrufung des Verfassungsgerichtshofs, um eine Klärung der Verfassungskonformität der derzeitigen Maßnahmen herbeizuführen.

08.12.2021 - 19:03 [ Newsweek ]

NYC Vaccine Mandate Blocked by Judge in Blow to Bill de Blasio

Patricia Finn, an attorney who describes herself on Twitter as „The Good Health Lawyer New Yotk (sic),“ launched the legal challenge against the mayor’s mandate. She regularly espouses anti-vaccination views on her social media accounts.

In one Facebook post, Finn wrote: „Please DO NOT support lockdowns for the unvaccinated. It garners support for lockdowns and punishment for whoever these bureaucrats deem ‚dangerous‘.“

28.11.2021 - 21:44 [ SRF.ch ]

«Aufrecht Schweiz» – Massnahmen-Gegner gründen neue politische Bewegung

Hinter «Aufrecht Schweiz» stehen neun Bürgerbewegungen, die alle an den Demonstrationen gegen Massnahmen auftraten. Die grösste von ihnen: die Freunde der Verfassung. Diese sei laut Boxler mit der Bewegung verbunden, aber «nicht die Lokomotive».

19.11.2021 - 14:56 [ Ron DeSantis, 46th Governor of the great state of Florida / Twitter ]

The Florida Legislature and my administration are committed to protecting Florida jobs. Today, I signed legislation protecting the right of Floridians to earn a living and to make health decisions for themselves.

19.11.2021 - 14:51 [ CNN ]

Florida set to become first state to fine businesses over vaccine mandates, in defiance of Biden administration

(18.11.2021)

Acting mostly along party lines, the Florida House and Senate passed a package of four bills protecting workers who remain defiant against Covid-19 vaccinations. Once signed by DeSantis — which is expected in the coming days — Florida will become the first state with a law imposing fines on companies that require a Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

19.11.2021 - 06:56 [ CNBC ]

Biden administration suspends enforcement of business vaccine mandate to comply with court order

The White House previously told businesses to proceed with the implementation of the requirements.

13.11.2021 - 20:45 [ Mass-Voll.ch ]

Violette Zone – Die Zonen der Freiheit:

VitaMap und andere hier gelistete Plattformen sind Online-Marktplätze bei denen Firmen, Vereine, Organisationen sowie Privatpersonen Inserate schalten und Dritten Waren /Dienstleistungen /Informationen zum Kauf oder Tausch anbieten oder suchen können.
All diese Firmen garantieren mit ihrem Eintrag das sie auf jegliche Form von Diskriminierung verzichten und alle Menschen gleich behandeln, unabhängig von ihrer persönlichen Meinung, Hautfarbe, Religion, sexueller Orientierung oder Weltanschauung.

11.11.2021 - 10:43 [ Mass-Voll.ch ]

Das Mass ist voll. Holen wir unsere Freiheit zurück!

Referendum gegen die Zweiklassen-gesellschaft

Die Broschüre für die Abstimmung vom 13. Juni 2021 enthielt nicht alle Artikel des Covid-19-Gesetzes. Die nachträglich, in der Frühjahrssession, hinzugefügten Artikel fehlten. Im Abstimmungsbüchlein befindet sich die Fassung vom 26. September 2020. Die aktuelle Fassung, über welche wir am 13. Juni 2021 abgestimmt haben, ist die Fassung vom 01. April 2021. Wir gehen davon aus, dass viele Stimmbürger, welche dem Covid-Gesetz zugestimmt haben, die Ergänzungen nicht kannten.

Eine erneute Abstimmung zu diesen Gesetzen ist möglich, weil die Ergänzungen des Covid-Gesetzes aus der Frühjahrssession einem separaten Referendum unterstehen.

Wir haben also noch eine Chance, die schlimmsten Ergänzungen an der Urne zu versenken!

07.11.2021 - 09:32 [ Attorney General Ken Paxton / Twitter ]

Yesterday, I sued the Biden Admin over its unlawful OSHA vax mandate. WE WON. Just this morning, citing “grave statutory and constitutional issues,” the 5th Circuit stayed the mandate. The fight is not over and I will never stop resisting this Admin’s unconstitutional overreach!

07.11.2021 - 09:24 [ FoxBusiness.com ]

Federal court of appeals issues temporary halt to Biden vaccine mandate

A federal court issued Texas a temporary victory in its lawsuit against the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate issuing a stay on the controversial federal government regulation in Texas.

05.11.2021 - 09:36 [ Fox19.com ]

Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee sue Biden over COVID vaccine mandate

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the lawsuit shortly after the Biden administration said Thursday morning that its vaccine rules applying to private businesses with 100 or more employees, certain health care workers and federal contractors will take effect Jan. 4.

03.11.2021 - 10:38 [ The Independent / Youtube ]

Live: Republican Glenn Youngkin holds election night party in Virginia governor race

With roughly 60 per cent of the votes tallied, elections analysts are predicting the republican winning the race, a serious blow for the Democratic administration of Joe Biden.

03.11.2021 - 09:55 [ ORF.at ]

Republikaner gewinnt Gouverneurswahl in Virginia

Die Wahl galt ein Jahr vor den Kongresswahlen als wichtiger Stimmungstest – das ganze Land schaute auf den Bundesstaat an der Ostküste. Auch bei der Gouverneurswahl im US-Bundesstaat New Jersey zeichnete sich eine knappe Niederlage für Bidens Demokraten ab – ein endgültiges Ergebnis stand aber noch nicht fest.

03.11.2021 - 09:36 [ Fox News ]

Youngkin defeats McAuliffe in race for Virginia governor

McAuliffe also nationalized the race, campaigning with President Biden, Vice President Harris, former President Obama, and other top Democrats in an unsuccessful attempt to boost his fortunes.

„Alrighty Virginia, we won this thing,“ Youngkin told supporters in his victory speech a little after 1 AM Wednesday.

30.10.2021 - 09:06 [ One Voice With Common Sense / Youtube ]

Union Members Booed Mayor Lori Lightfoot at an annual fundraiser.

(27.10.2021)

he entire crowd booed Mayor Lori Lightfoot at an annual fundraiser.

30.10.2021 - 09:01 [ Fox News ]

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot drowned out by boos at union fundraise

(27.10.2021)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was drowned out by boos during a union fundraiser over the weekend.

The Democratic mayor got an unwelcome reception at an annual fundraiser Sunday for Plumbers Union Local 130, the first union that endorsed her 2019 runoff election, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

23.10.2021 - 18:36 [ theHill.com ]

GOP leaders escalate battle against COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Republicans this week escalated their battle against the Biden administration over federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates this week, calling for the president to backtrack from the requirements that they consider unconstitutional violations of American rights.

GOP officials in states including Florida, Alabama and Arizona took steps to push back on the looming requirement for businesses with more than 100 employees to require workers to be vaccinated or tested regularly.

23.10.2021 - 06:04 [ PolskieRadio.pl ]

EU-Gipfel bringt keine Lösung im Streit mit Polen

Hintergrund des Streits mit Polen ist ein Urteil des polnischen Verfassungsgerichts, nach dem Teile des EU-Rechts nicht mit Polens Verfassung vereinbar sind.

14.10.2021 - 01:12 [ Youngkin for Governor ]

Glenn Releases Statement on Northam-McAuliffe Mask Mandate for Kids

August 12, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, VA- Today, political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin issued the following statement on the Virginia Department of Health’s statewide mask mandate for K-12 schools:

„With today’s student mask mandate announcement, Ralph Northam, Terry McAuliffe and Richmond liberals have made clear that they will stop at nothing to impose their will and take away parents‘ ability to decide what’s best for our kids. Make no mistake about it, this mask mandate is the first step towards returning to a full shutdown of our economy.

„We must respect parents’ right to decide what is best for their own children. If parents, teachers, and children want to wear a mask, they absolutely should do that, but there should not be a statewide school mask mandate.“

In addition to his opposition to statewide school mask mandates, Youngkin has repeatedly expressed his objection to vaccine passports and vaccine mandates

14.10.2021 - 01:05 [ Jackie DeFusco, Virginia Capitol Bureau Reporter ]

@GlennYoungkin says, if elected, he would ask the AG to challenge President Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandates and “defend Virginians.” Asked if there is any scenario where he would support a requirement, he says it’s a matter of personal choice. #VAGov

(08.10.2021)

13.10.2021 - 08:16 [ Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas ]

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates By Any Entity, Adds Issue To Special Session Agenda

October 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order stating that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Governor Abbott also sent a message to the the Chief Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate adding this issue as an item to the Third Special Session agenda. The executive order will be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation.

13.10.2021 - 08:13 [ ValleyCentral.com ]

‘Must always be voluntary’: Texas governor orders ban on private company vaccine mandates

The move comes as the Biden administration is set to issue rules requiring employers with more than 100 workers to be vaccinated or test weekly for the coronavirus. Several major companies, including Texas-based American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, have said they would abide by the federal mandate.

13.10.2021 - 07:53 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Vaccine Mandate Madness

Biden’s needless order is hurting workers and feeding polarization.

13.10.2021 - 06:29 [ ZDF ]

Erneuerung der CDU – Schäuble macht Platz im Bundesvorstand

Er ist einer der prägendenden CDU-Politiker der letzten Jahrzehnte: Nun will Schäuble nicht mehr für den Bundesvorstand kandidieren. Seinen Sitz im Bundestag behält er aber.

13.10.2021 - 06:15 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Neuaufstellung der CDU: Schäuble gibt seine Führungsrolle ab

Vom Bundestagspräsidenten zum einfachen Abgeordneten: Wolfgang Schäuble hat angekündigt, in der CDU künftig keine führende Rolle mehr spielen zu wollen. Im Gegensatz zu Altmaier und Kramp-Karrenbauer will er sein Mandat aber behalten.

12.10.2021 - 11:32 [ Fox News ]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans ‚any entity‘ from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate

„The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,“ Abbott said in a press release Monday.

Abbott’s executive order prohibits „any entity“ in the state from compelling an individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine „who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience.“

12.10.2021 - 11:30 [ ORF.at ]

Gouverneur von Texas erklärt Impfpflicht für ungültig

Abbotts Regierung erklärte nun, dass „keine Einrichtung in Texas“ eine CoV-Impfung von Angestellten oder Kunden verlangen dürfe, wenn diese eine Impfung aus „persönlichen Gewissensgründen, aufgrund einer religiösen Überzeugung oder aus medizinischen Gründen“ ablehnen.

09.10.2021 - 04:51 [ PolskieRadio.pl ]

“Polexit hat begonnen” vs. “Polen ist unabhängig und demokratisch”

Die regierungsnahe Gazeta Polska Codziennie bildet auf ihrem Titelblatt indes die Chefin des Verfassungsgerichts Julia Przyłębska in würdevoller Pose ab. Der Kommentar zum Foto. Laut dem Verfassungsgericht sei Polen ein unabhängiger und demokratischer Staat. Der Vorrang des nationalen Rechts vor EU-Recht sei direkt in der Verfassung verankert, weswegen EU-Recht nie über der Verfassung stehen könne. Die Brüsseler Beamten, so Publizist Adrian Stankowski, würden damit kein Mandat mehr haben, Regierungen souveräner Staaten anzuprangern.

08.10.2021 - 16:12 [ PolskieRadio.pl ]

Verfassungsgericht erklärt einzelne EU-Gesetze für verfassungswidrig

Die gestrige Entscheidung bleibe der bisherigen Argumentationslinie des Verfassungsgerichts treu, betonte im Anschluss an das Urteil Regierungssprecher Piotr Müller. In Europa, so Müller, hätten schon viele Verfassungsgerichte ähnliche Entscheidungen gefällt, darunter das deutsche und spanische Verfassungsgericht. Das Urteil zeige klar, wo die Grenzen der Kompetenzen von EU-Institutionen seien.

08.10.2021 - 09:29 [ ORF.at ]

Polen sieht in EU-Recht Verstoß gegen Verfassung

In dem Urteil hatten die obersten EU-Richter festgestellt, dass EU-Recht Mitgliedsstaaten zwingen kann, einzelne Vorschriften im nationalen Recht außer Acht zu lassen, selbst wenn es sich um Verfassungsrecht handelt.

05.10.2021 - 01:55 [ TRTDeutsch.com ]

Verfassungsgericht: Ein halbes Dutzend Klagen gegen Bundestagswahl

Verfassungsgericht: Ein halbes Dutzend Klagen gegen Bundestagswahl
Bezogen auf die Bundestagswahl und deren Ergebnis sind bislang sechs Verfassungsbeschwerden und zwei Eilanträge beim Bundesverfassungsgericht eingegangen. Dazu sind weitere Klagen erhoben worden, die sich gegen das neue Wahlrecht richten.

29.09.2021 - 09:42 [ ABC News ]

Progressive Democrats vow to defy Pelosi, vote no on infrastructure bill

Progressive Democrats on Tuesday starkly warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders that their position on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure agenda remains unchanged: Without a deal on a broader, social policy bill, they do not intend to support a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Pelosi wants to bring to a vote this Thursday.

24.09.2021 - 17:22 [ Yahoo.com ]

Norway to end coronavirus-related restrictions on Saturday

Norway will reopen society on Saturday, the government said, ending its coronavirus-curbing restrictions, which have limited social interaction and hobbled many businesses.

24.09.2021 - 17:18 [ ORF.at ]

Norwegen hebt Beschränkungen auf: „Normal leben“

„Es ist 561 Tage her, dass wir die härtesten Maßnahmen in Norwegen in Friedenszeiten eingeführt haben. (…) Jetzt ist die Zeit gekommen, zu einem normalen Alltag zurückzukehren.“

10.09.2021 - 20:30 [ Governor Mark Gordon / Twitter ]

I have asked the Attorney General to stand prepared to take all actions to oppose this administration’s unconstitutional overreach of executive power. It has no place in America. Not now, and not ever.

10.09.2021 - 20:28 [ cybernistas.com ]

‘We Will Fight Biden to the Gates of Hell to Protect Liberty’ – GOP Governors Prepare to Sue Biden Admin Over Unconstitutional Vax Mandate

GOP Governors are already telling their attorneys general to prepare for battle against Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vax mandate.

Joe Biden on Thursday declared war on the unvaccinated and threatened GOP governors when he announced a new federal vaccine mandate.

04.09.2021 - 16:50 [ Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer ]

DB scheitert auch in der zweiten Instanz: Arbeitskampf der GDL rechtmäßig, zulässig und verhältnismäßig

Die GDL ist stolz auf ihre Mitglieder, die ihre Ziele im Arbeitskampf über alle Berufsgruppen hinweg solidarisch verfolgen. „Dass diese Ziele rechtmäßig sind, und dass die Forderung nach Tarifverträgen für unsere Kolleginnen und Kollegen auf den Stellwerken, in den Werkstätten und in der Verwaltung berechtigt ist, das hat dieses Gericht glasklar bestätigt“, so Weselsky.

Die Geschichte wiederholt sich

Mit Halbwahrheiten, Häme und Hetze wollte die Bahn die Arbeitnehmer in die Knie zu zwingen – vergeblich. Doch der Vorgang ist nicht neu: „Schon 2014/2015 hat die DB den Versuch unternehmen, den gerechten Arbeitskampf der GDL gerichtlich zu stoppen“, so Weselsky. „Auch damals gewann die GDL. Dass wir die Geschichte wiederholen müssen, ist die Schuld eines Managements, das sich selbst die Taschen mit Steuergeldern füllt und zugleich den Arbeitnehmern die kleine Betriebsrente wegnehmen will.“

03.09.2021 - 11:39 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Bahn scheitert vor Gericht: Lokführer dürfen weiter streiken

Der Streik der Lokführer bei der Deutschen Bahn kann nach einem Gerichtsbeschluss weitergehen. Das Arbeitsgericht Frankfurt am Main teilte mit, es habe den Antrag der Deutschen Bahn auf Erlass einer einstweiligen Verfügung gegen die Streiks der Lokführer-Gewerkschaft GDL zurückgewiesen. Es könne im Eilverfahren „nicht mit hinreichender Sicherheit“ festgestellt werden, dass mit dem Streik „unzulässige tarifpolitische Ziele verfolgt werden“, sagte eine Gerichtssprecherin.

01.09.2021 - 09:43 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden on the End of the War in Afghanistan

My fellow Americans, the war in Afghanistan is now over. I’m the fourth President who has faced the issue of whether and when to end this war. When I was running for President, I made a commitment to the American people that I would end this war. And today, I’ve honored that commitment. It was time to be honest with the American people again. We no longer had a clear purpose in an open-ended mission in Afghanistan.

After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, I refused to send another generation of America’s sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago.

After more than $2 trillion spent in Afghanistan — a cost that researchers at Brown University estimated would be over $300 million a day for 20 years in Afghanistan — for two decades — yes, the American people should hear this: $300 million a day for two decades.

01.09.2021 - 09:34 [ USA Today ]

My fellow Americans, the war is over

After the last flight carrying United States forces departed Afghanistan on Monday, the country entered a new era as the 20-year war with the U.S. came to a close. In an address to the nation on Tuesday, a defiant President Biden defended both his decision to end military operations and his handling of the evacuation that left some Americans behind. „I was not going to extend this forever war and I was not extending a forever exit,“ Biden said. „My fellow Americans, the war in Afghanistan is now over.“

31.08.2021 - 10:59 [ White House ]

Statement by President Joe Biden

I want to thank our commanders and the men and women serving under them for their execution of the dangerous retrograde from Afghanistan as scheduled – in the early morning hours of August 31, Kabul time – with no further loss of American lives. The past 17 days have seen our troops execute the largest airlift in US history, evacuating over 120,000 US citizens, citizens of our allies, and Afghan allies of the United States. They have done it with unmatched courage, professionalism, and resolve. Now, our 20-year military presence in Afghanistan has ended.

31.08.2021 - 07:28 [ Washington Post ]

America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan ends as last U.S. military cargo plane lumbers into the sky over Kabul

The United States ended its longest war in history, and its 20-year presence in Afghanistan, as the last U.S. aircraft took off at one minute before midnight from Kabul airport Monday carrying all remaining American troops and diplomats.

28.08.2021 - 12:49 [ theGuardian.com ]

Denmark to lift all remaining Covid restrictions on 10 September

Danish restaurants, bars, cinemas, gyms, sports stadiums and hairdressing salons have been open since that date for anyone who can prove that they are fully vaccinated, have a negative test result less than 72 hours old or contracted Covid within the past two to 12 weeks.

That requirement, already lifted from 1 August for some venues such as museums, will disappear for most others from 1 September, although a coronapas will still be needed for nightclubs and large events including football matches until 10 September.

24.08.2021 - 18:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Biden hält an Abzug bis 31. August fest

„Es sind heute keine neuen Daten über das bekannte Datum des 31.8. genannt worden vom Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika“, sagte Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel nach einem virtuellen G7-Gipfel zu Afghanistan. Sie betonte, dass auch Deutschland die Evakuierungen ohne die USA nicht fortsetzen könne.

24.08.2021 - 18:32 [ CNN ]

Biden decides to keep August 31 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan as evacuations accelerate

President Joe Biden has decided, in consultation with his national security team, to stick with the August 31 deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, according to a senior administration official.

05.08.2021 - 18:02 [ Haaretz ]

In Swearing-in Ceremony, Hardliner Raisi Says Iran Opposes Nuclear Weapons, Demands End to Sanctions

Hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi used his inaugural speech as Iran’s president on Thursday to insist that the Iranian nuclear program was peaceful, to call for international sanctions against Iran to be lifted and to vow that his country would stand against oppression everywhere, from Europe to Palestine.

05.08.2021 - 17:20 [ ButenunBinnen.de ]

Bundeswahlausschuss lässt Bremer AfD doch zur Bundestagswahl zu

Hintergrund der Ablehnung durch den Landeswahlausschuss war gewesen, dass sich eine damit beauftragte AfD-Vertreterin geweigert hatte, die geforderte eidesstattliche Versicherung abzugeben. Thiel sagte dazu, es dürfe nicht dazu kommen, dass eine Einzelperson quasi aus eigenem Ermessen eine Wahlversammlung sprengen könnte.

05.08.2021 - 06:24 [ wric.com ]

Virginia Sen. Kaine’s proposal to repeal decades-old war authorization advances to the Senate floor

In a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) advanced a proposal to repeal two Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) issued in 1991 and 2002.

The legislation, which has already been passed by the House, will now go to a full vote on the Senate floor.

05.08.2021 - 06:06 [ ABC News ]

Senate panel votes to scrap both Iraq war authorizations

Three Republicans — Todd Young of Indiana, Ohio’s Rob Portman, and Rand Paul of Kentucky — voted with all the panel’s Democrats for repeal, with some Republicans who opposed the move Wednesday arguing that though they support scrapping both AUMFs, the time is not right amid rising tensions with neighboring Iran.

02.08.2021 - 08:29 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Battle to save summer: Rishi Sunak leads cabinet rebellion demanding u-turn on plans for ruinous amber-plus list – as data shows 17 MORE countries could go green this week in double boost for British tourists

– Creation of extra travel alert has been opposed by Tory rebels and Rishi Sunak – who has written letter to PM
– Ministers signed off proposals last week to create ‚amber watch list‘ which could plunge holidays into chaos
– Travellers heading to the likes of Spain and Italy could see the countries suddenly move on to dreaded red list
– Whitehall source claims idea has now been shelved, amid opposition from Tory MPs and letter from Mr Sunak

02.08.2021 - 08:08 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

From self-isolation to score annihilation – Johnson drops 36 points in our Cabinet League Table.

Overall, the air has gone out of the rest of the scores a bit – unsurprising in a month which has seen a fair amount of political wear-and-tear and a row over vaccine passports.

02.08.2021 - 07:59 [ Lesley Gale / Twitter ]

„The poll by the Conservative Home website found Boris Johnson’s rating had dropped from 39.2 per cent last month to just 3.4 per cent, taking him into the bottom five members of the Cabinet.“

Boris Johnson’s approval rating plummets https://mol.im/a/9850525 via @MailOnline

02.08.2021 - 07:54 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson’s approval rating plummets: Prime Minister’s likeability among Tory activists has slumped since he tried to dodge Covid isolation, survey shows

The slump also follows controversy over vaccine passports. Two months ago, the PM had a net approval rating of 55.6.

In contrast, Mr Sunak’s reputation appears to be almost unaffected. He remains the second most popular member of the Cabinet with Tory activists, with a net approval rating of 74.1.

The most recent survey also found that a narrow majority of Tory activists now believe the PM is dealing with the pandemic ‘badly’.

31.07.2021 - 06:11 [ Deutsche Kommunistische Partei ]

Eilmeldung: Verfassungsgericht weist Angriff auf die DKP zurück

(27.07.2021)

Das Bundesverfassungsgericht hat heute den Versuch, die Existenz der Deutschen Kommunistischen Partei (DKP) mit bürokratischen Mitteln zu gefährden und ihr die Kandidatur bei den Bundestagswahlen zu verbieten, zurückgewiesen.

Die Begründung ist eine schallende Ohrfeige für den Bundeswahlleiter und bestätigt außerdem, dass die DKP eine aktive politische Partei ist, so wird zum Beispiel auf die Kundgebung der DKP zum 80. Jahrestag des Überfalls auf die Sowjetunion verwiesen.

29.07.2021 - 08:44 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Hopes rise for herd immunity after Covid case numbers fall by half

Nearly 90 per cent of Scottish adults are estimated to have antibodies which protect against Covid-19, either through vaccination or previous infection, according to the Office for National Statistics.

29.07.2021 - 08:21 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Britain may be finally nearing the Holy Grail of herd immunity

(today)

Scientists say they are “puzzled” by the recent drop, blaming it on the heatwave, school closures, the Euros tournament ending, or a decrease in testing. It may even be the result of the “pingdemic” causing mass isolation and lowering transmission, they say, or else people are no longer being tested for fear of missing holidays.

Few straws have been left unclutched in the bid to explain the anomaly. Yet amid the bewilderment, few seem willing to consider the prospect that it is the vaccination programme which is doing most of the heavy lifting. Britain may be finally nearing the Holy Grail of herd immunity.

29.07.2021 - 07:03 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Turning the tide: Britain ‚on the cusp‘ of hitting herd immunity with 87 per cent now having antibodies against Covid plus third wave cases are falling in EVERY age group in England and infections drop for seventh day in a row to 27,734

Scientists at University College London estimate the total population’s immunity is at 87 per cent, with the current threshold for herd immunity at 93 per cent due to the contagious delta variant.

Being so close to the threshold should make it harder for the virus to transmit.

Dr David Matthews, a virologist and coronaviruses expert from the University of Bristol, told The Telegraph: ‚In terms of herd immunity – by which we mean the virus has managed to reach everybody and therefore most people will have a level of immune memory – I suspect we’re very close to it.

27.07.2021 - 06:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

UK’s daily Covid cases drop for the SIXTH day in a row: Infections plummet 38% to 24,950 and deaths fall 24% to 14 – but No10 warns we’re ’not out of the woods yet‘ despite virus declining in every region of England

The Government and its scientific advisers had been expecting cases to rocket to at least 100,000 every day this autumn, with top SAGE member ‚Professor Lockdown‘ Neil Ferguson claiming they could even top 200,000.

But daily infections now appear to be falling or levelling off in every region of England. The North East, a hotspot for the Indian ‚Delta‘ variant, was the first to see its outbreak peak on July 14, according to the data.

17.07.2021 - 11:40 [ Nature.com ]

Adenovirus vector vaccination reprograms pulmonary fibroblastic niches to support protective inflating memory CD8+ T cells

(15.07.2021)

The ultimate goal of T cell-based vaccination strategies is the induction of long-term immunological protection via effector memory T cells1. Adenovirus (Ad) vector-based vaccines using the backbone of human Ads have been shown in clinical studies
to be highly immunogenic with induction of specific antibody and/or T cell responses to viral or cancer antigens. However, pre-existing anti-Ad antibodies in vaccinated individuals reduces immunogenicity and efficacy of vaccines based on human Ads, which led to the development of non-human vectors based on chimpanzee viruses. Chimeric Ad vectors have been shown to induce long-lived T cell responses against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to generate polyfunctional central and effector memory T cells against hepatitis C
virus.

(…)

Results

Targeting of human fibroblasts by Ad vectors. Human Ads were first described as cytopathogenic agents isolated from human adenoid tonsils28. Here, we used sliced tissue cultures from human
palatine tonsils to assess the cellular tropism of green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing Ad vectors (Extended Data Fig. 1a). Both HuAd5-GFP and chimpanzee (Ch)AdOx1-GFP vectors readily transduced cells in the tissue slides, with PDPN+CD45− cells most
frequently expressing the GFP transgene (Fig. 1a,b). Next, we compared side-by-side the susceptibility to infection with recombinant Ad vectors of short-term cultured tonsillar stromal cells (TSCs) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Both ChAdOx1-GFP (Fig. 1c,d) and HuAd5-GFP (Fig. 1e,f ) efficiently transduced TSCs following an incubation of 3 h, while the transduction rate of PBMCs remained low. Even at the high multiplicity of infection (MOI) of 1,000 particles per cells, less than 2% of the hematopoietic cells were GFP-positive.

17.07.2021 - 11:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

JAB ‚FOR LIFE‘: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine gives powerful protection that may last a lifetime, study finds

(15.07.2021)

Scientists from Oxford and Switzerland, writing in journal Nature, say T-cell protection is a “key feature” of adenovirus vaccines like the Oxford and J&J jabs.

Researcher Prof Burkhard Ludewig, of Cantonal Hospital in Switzerland, said: „The T-cells that come from these cellular training camps appear to have a very high level of ‘fitness’.

“Adenoviruses have co-evolved with humans over a very long time, and learned a lot about the human immune system in the process.

14.07.2021 - 19:04 [ ORF.at ]

VfGH in Polen beurteilt EuGH-Anordnung als nicht bindend

Das Verfassungsgericht in Warschau urteilte heute, die Anwendung einstweiliger Verfügungen des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH), die sich auf das Gerichtssystem des Landes beziehen, sei nicht mit Polens Verfassung vereinbar.

11.07.2021 - 22:36 [ ORF ]

Slowenen lehnen Wassergesetz bei Referendum ab

Damit kann die im März von der Regierungskoalition im Parlament verabschiedete Gesetzesnovelle, die laut Kritikern und Kritikerinnen die Verbauung und Privatisierung der Küste sowie der See- und Flussufer liberalisiert, nicht in Kraft treten.

10.07.2021 - 19:12 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

I ran as a Justice Democrat. Now I’m joining the People’s Party.

My name is Lisa Ring and I’m a two-time former candidate for Congress endorsed by Justice Democrats and Our Revolution. Today I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining the People’s Party as our new development manager.

Like so many of you, I’m fed up with the two-party system and I’m here to do something about it. I believe in the power of the people to transform this country. That’s what led me to activism in my 20s, inspired me to organize the Coast of Georgia for the past seven years, and drove me to run for Congress in GA-01 against a multi-millionaire Republican incumbent. We knocked on more than 50,000 doors and won my primary in 2018. I want to bring what I’ve learned to the People’s Party.

10.07.2021 - 18:18 [ ORF.at ]

EZB-Revolution Zinsen dürften länger niedrig bleiben

Für alle, die einen Kredit haben oder aufnehmen, ist das eine gute Nachricht. Für jene, die Geld angespart haben, freilich nicht. Zumindest klassisches Sparen und Veranlagen – Sparbuch oder Staatsanleihen – bleiben damit unattraktiv. Für die Staaten der Euro-Zone bleibt die Refinanzierung über Staatsanleihen dafür günstig – ein wichtiger Punkt angesichts der hohen Staatshilfen, die während der Pandemie bisher bereits flossen.

06.07.2021 - 17:53 [ i24news.tv ]

Palestinian family reunification bill fails to pass Israeli parliament vote

The bill was to extend the lifespan of an amendment to Israel’s citizenship law, which effectively barred Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza from receiving residency and citizenship if they married an Israeli.

Enacted in 2003 during the Second Intifada and renewed annually ever since the exception was aimed at the partners of Israel’s Arab population – around 20 percent of its citizens.

04.07.2021 - 11:53 [ ORF.at ]

England: Minister kündigt Aufhebung der Maskenpflicht an

Das Ende der Maskenpflicht ist Teil einer weitgehenden Aufhebung von CoV-Maßnahmen am 19. Juli, die die Regierung in den kommenden Tagen bestätigen will. Dazu gehört die Aufhebung aller Kontaktbeschränkungen, aber auch die Wiedereröffnung von Clubs.

04.07.2021 - 11:44 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚The state won’t be telling you what to do‘: Robert Jenrick confirms face masks will no longer be compulsory after ‚freedom day‘ as Sajid Javid goes full speed ahead towards lifting ALL lockdown restrictions on July 19

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that under ‚freedom day‘ plans expected to be signed off by the Cabinet tomorrow:

30.06.2021 - 18:01 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Another reason to speed up, Boris: More proof vaccines are working as Britain’s cases spike 62% in a week to 26,068 but deaths drop to 14 as Tory MPs, businesses and teachers call on PM to ‚go quicker‘ and axe crippling self-isolation rules

Britain’s daily Covid deaths fell again today despite cases jumping by nearly 62 per cent in a week, as Tory MPs, businesses and teachers called on the Prime Minister to ‚go quicker‘ and axe crippling self-isolation rules.

Department of Health bosses posted just 14 deaths, falling 26.3 per cent on last Wednesday’s figure of 19, in a clear sign of the vaccine effect in the face of climbing cases.

30.06.2021 - 08:15 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Vaccine passports: It’s all over! Cabinet agrees it’s time to ‚live with Covid’… and you WON’T have to show proof of vaccination to attend mass gatherings

– Ministers are set to shelve plans for the mandatory use of ‚Covid certification‘
– Plans for pubs and restaurants had already been put on the backburner
– The Mail can now reveal that ministers have also dropped the idea of imposing them on mass events

29.06.2021 - 17:08 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

It is ‚time to learn to live with Covid‘: Downing Street warns UK will have to accept flu-like death figures of up to 20,000 a year in marked shift on messaging as country approaches July 19 with ’no going back‘ after Freedom Day

An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report published today found that 74 people died directly from Covid in the week ending June 18, which was up 12 per cent on the week before. Wales recorded no deaths from the virus in the most recent week, for the first time since the pandemic began.

A separate study from scientists at Cambridge University found that fewer than one in a thousand people who catch Covid in England now die from the disease. They estimate the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) of coronavirus has been driven down to 0.085 per cent thanks to the country’s hugely successful vaccine rollout.

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.

27.06.2021 - 15:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Hancock’s fall catapults Sajid Javid back into the heart of Conservative politics

Thirteen months ago, Dominic Cummings faced an avalanche of demands to resign after being caught in an egregious breach of the Covid lockdown regulations. Although Cummings had clearly broken rules that he had helped to draw up, and public opinion was against him, he survived – albeit for only a few months – because Boris Johnson stood behind him.

This weekend, Matt Hancock also had Johnson’s backing…

24.06.2021 - 02:56 [ theHill.com ]

Supreme Court declines to expand police power to enter home without warrant

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to grant police more authority to enter the home of a fleeing suspect following a minor offense.

The unanimous ruling adopts a legal test that involves weighing the circumstances of a warrantless search to determine its lawfulness under the Fourth Amendment.

13.06.2021 - 20:08 [ Anshel Pfeffer אנשיל פפר / Twitter ]

And that’s it, Naftali Bennett is swearing loyalty as the 13th prime minister of Israel. Get used to saying “former prime minister Netanyahu”

13.06.2021 - 20:00 [ ‏‏Tal Schneider טל שניידר تال شنايدر / Twitter ]

Israeli Knesset voted 60:59 for the Bennett-Lapid government

Moments of announcement #Israel36gov

13.06.2021 - 19:44 [ Israeli Elections Live / Twitter ]

The 67 votes in favor of Mickey Levy consist not only of the 61 members of the new coalition but also the 6 members of the Joint List, which is a little surprising.

Levy gives his inaugural speech.

13.06.2021 - 19:38 [ Eylon Levy / Twitter ]

Yesh Atid’s Mickey Levy is elected Speaker of the Knesset, replacing Yair Levin, with immediate effect.

07.06.2021 - 15:00 [ Haaretz ]

Organizers Cancel Jerusalem March After Police Refuse to Let It Pass Through Muslim Quarter

The organizers of a planned right-wing march in Jerusalem said on Monday they had decided to cancel the event, set for Thursday, after Israeli police announced they wouldn’t allow the Flag March to pass through the OId City’s Muslim Quarter, citing security concerns.

02.06.2021 - 17:37 [ ORF.at ]

Slowenien: Restriktionen für verfassungswidrig erklärt

In einem bahnbrechenden Urteil stellte das Höchstgericht fest, dass Teile des Infektionsschutzgesetzes in Widerspruch mit der Verfassung seien. Es hob die darauf basierenden Verordnungen auf. Die Regierung muss das Gesetz binnen zwei Monaten nachbessern, bis dahin bleibt es in Kraft, berichteten slowenische Medien heute.

30.05.2021 - 13:20 [ Ynetnews.com ]

As coalition for change coalesces, Saar rejects Netanyahu offer

With Lapid apparently making strides in building government, New Hope leader nixes Likud offer for first slot in three-way rotation of premiership that would also include Yamina’s Bennett; ‚Our commitment is to replace Netanyahu,‘ Saar says

24.05.2021 - 13:53 [ ORF.at ]

Iran stimmt Verlängerung von Atominspektionen zu

Seit Februar darf die IAEA nicht mehr auf Daten ihrer Überwachungsgeräte in dem Land zugreifen, sondern muss sich auf andere Inspektionsmethoden beschränken. Allerdings sollen die Daten freigegeben werden, wenn der Iran sich mit den USA auf die Wiederherstellung des Atomabkommens einigt. Ohne die nunmehrige Verlängerung dieser Regelung wären die Daten der vergangenen drei Monate gelöscht worden, sagte Grossi.

21.05.2021 - 15:31 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Travel news latest: Spain to allow British holidaymakers with no PCR test from Monday

Spain will allow British travellers to enter the country without a negative PCR test from May 24, it has been announced today.

This will mean restriction-free entry from Monday even for unvaccinated Britons; though with Spain on the UK’s amber list, travellers will have to self-isolate upon their return.

12.05.2021 - 14:16 [ ORF.at ]

VfGH: Kanzleramt muss Akten an U-Ausschuss liefern

Das Bundeskanzleramt muss die von der Opposition eingeforderten Unterlagen an den Ibiza-Untersuchungsausschuss liefern. Das hat der Verfassungsgerichtshof (VfGH) entschieden. SPÖ, FPÖ und NEOS hatten drei entsprechende Anträge an das Höchstgericht gestellt.

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.

08.05.2021 - 07:47 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

England’s Covid outbreak shrinks… AGAIN: Cases HALVE in a month to 46,000, R rate falls slightly and is still below one, and fewer than 1,000 patients are now in hospital for the first time since September

Meanwhile, NHS figures show the number of infected patients in hospitals across England has dropped into three figures for the first time since the second wave spiralled out of control nine months ago. Daily admissions are now below 100.

The data follows on from promising statistics from Public Health England and a symptom-tracking app yesterday, which showed the easing of restrictions on April 12 has not triggered any spike in the disease.

07.05.2021 - 00:19 [ Yahoo.com ]

Pfizer, Moderna shares plummet after Biden administration backs a COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver

The Biden administration „believes strongly in intellectual property protections,“ Tai said in a statement, but the White House will back the waiver given the „extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.“ The administration has faced pressure to support the measure, which is aimed at increasing vaccinations around the world — especially in countries experiencing a surge in infections, like India — without having to rely solely on exports.

03.05.2021 - 01:50 [ CNN ]

US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has begun

„A drawdown is underway,“ White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday. „While these actions will initially result in increased forces levels, we remain committed to having all of US military personnel out of Afghanistan by September 11, 2020.“

Fewer than 100 troops, along with military equipment, have been moved largely by aircraft to execute President Joe Biden’s order to begin the withdrawal process no later than May 1, according to several US defense officials.

27.04.2021 - 10:53 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Regierung in Bolivien hebt Dekrete zur Legalisierung transgener Lebensmittel auf

„Mit einem einzigen Erlass konnte die gesamte Produktpalette genmanipulierter Lebensmittel in unserem Land Fuß fassen ‒ Weizen, Mais, einfach alles. Dem zugrunde lag eine eigenmächtige Entscheidung der De-facto-Regierung“, erklärte Arce bei der Eröffnung der Agrarmesse „Expo Feria de Nuestra Madre Tierra“.

25.04.2021 - 04:51 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

More than one third of England’s NHS trusts now have no Covid patients in intensive care

Only 6.6 per cent of critical care beds were occupied by Covid patients on April 20, the latest NHS England data shows

21.04.2021 - 07:15 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Just 32 Britons have been hospitalised with coronavirus after being vaccinated, ‚extraordinary‘ findings show

— Comes as figures showed there are now just 1,973 patients with Covid-19 in UK
– Boris Johnson said he would not deviate from ‚cautious but irreversible‘ roadmap

21.04.2021 - 07:06 [ Yahoo.com ]

Full coverage: Chauvin found guilty of murder in George Floyd’s death

After less than 12 hours of deliberations, the jury returned its verdict against Chauvin, finding him guilty on all three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

18.04.2021 - 18:02 [ wigantoday.net ]

Fans return to live action at Wembley today in lockdown easing test case

Thousands of fans are returning to Wembley Stadium today (Sunday) as part of a Government programme to ensure the safe return of live entertainment.

18.04.2021 - 17:38 [ ZDF ]

Britische Corona-Lockerungen – Feuchtfröhliche Party-Nächte vor den Pubs

Bier, Gin Tonic, Wein – ganz egal – die Briten dürfen wieder in ihren geliebten Pubs trinken. Zumindest in den Außenbereichen. Bilder vom ersten Wochenende der Lockerungen.

18.04.2021 - 17:08 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The REALLY Great Outdoors! Britain is set for week of spring sunshine with balmy 62F highs as millions head out to enjoy new freedoms after lockdown

It comes after people in England enjoyed their first weekend nights out since restrictions were eased on beer gardens and outdoor dining.

Restaurants and pubs across the country were booked with some seeing their busiest day of trading in years on Friday.

08.04.2021 - 18:22 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Why ARE we still in lockdown? UK’s Covid outbreak is now in a similar position as it was in JULY as figures show cases are falling in every age group, only ONE area saw a tiny rise and 94% of over-70s now have antibodies following vaccination drive

– Study shows Britain’s cases, deaths and hospitalisations has fallen to levels as low as those seen last July
– Epidemiologist professor Tim Spector of King’s College says UK’s figures are among the lowest in Europe
– University College London modelling suggested UK could pass threshold for herd immunity next week
– Tory MPs said increasingly positive data should result in Boris Johnson speeding up exit from lockdown

05.04.2021 - 23:10 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel: High Court rules movement ban during virus lockdown ‚unconstitutional‘

Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled on Sunday that the government repeatedly overstepped its authority it barred citizens from departing their homes more than one kilometer during multiple coronavirus lockdowns.

In the eight-to-one decision handed down on Sunday, the court specifically cited Israel’s second national lockdown last October, noting the government’s actions constituted a „disproportionate violation of the right to protest and were unconstitutional.“

02.04.2021 - 11:55 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

FORTY rebel Tories including six ex-Cabinet ministers join forces with opposition MPs in bid to block ‚divisive and discriminatory‘ vaccine passports

– Unlikely alliance condemned vaccine passports as ‚divisive and discriminatory‘
– Members of coalition were organised by the pressure group Big Brother Watch
– Signed a pledge to oppose the idea if it is brought forward by ministers
– Signatories include Jeremy Corbyn, Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Esther McVey

02.04.2021 - 11:13 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Campaigners start legal action over Covid ban stopping care home residents aged over-65 from taking trips to see family and friends during pandemic

Legal action has begun against the government challenging guidance stopping care home residents taking journeys from their homes.

Pressure group John’s Campaign has started the proceedings in a pre-action letter sent to the Department of Health and Social Care.

The group – which is made up of both care home residents and their families – say that the ban on over-65s going on trips from the homes is unlawful.

31.03.2021 - 23:00 [ Radio Prague ]

Gericht hebt Pflicht eines negativen Corona-Tests für Rückkehr in die Heimat auf

Der tschechische Staat darf ab nächster Woche von seinen Bürgern nicht verlangen, noch vor ihrer Rückkehr in die Heimat einen negativen Corona-Test vorzulegen. Darüber hat das Stadtgericht in Prag am Mittwoch entschieden und den entsprechenden Teil der vom Gesundheitsministerium erlassenen Regelung aufgehoben, wie ein Gerichtssprecher mitteilte.

31.03.2021 - 19:14 [ Tagesschau ]

Maßnahmen ohne Rechtsgrundlage: Gericht kassiert Corona-Regeln in Belgien

Ein belgisches Gericht hat die weitgehenden Corona-Einschränkungen im Land für unrechtmäßig erklärt. Die Regierung habe bürgerliche Freiheitsrechte und Menschenrechte ohne die nötige Rechtsgrundlage eingeschränkt, so zitiert das öffentlich-rechtliche belgische Fernsehen RTBF den zuständigen Richter. Die Regierung hat jetzt 30 Tage Zeit, ein neues Gesetz einzubringen oder aber die Maßnahmen zurückzunehmen.

30.03.2021 - 16:29 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

More than HALF of people in England now have Covid antibodies thanks to huge vaccination drive and natural immunity – with PM facing more calls to lift restrictions NOW as lockdown-weary Brits head to beaches and parks to sizzle on hottest day of the year

One Tory MP told MailOnline the PM must bring forward the arbitrary dates in order to ‚maintain public confidence that we are getting our freedom as soon as possible‘. Steve Baker, of the Covid Recovery Group, called on No10 to ask SAGE to see whether the relaxation of restrictions could be safely brought forward.

27.03.2021 - 17:03 [ #Mietenwahnsinn-Bündnis / Twitter ]

Mit unzähligen Initiativen und Aktiven sind wir in Berlin gegen unsere #Verdrängung auf der Straße.#HousingActionDay2021 #HAD21 #Mietenwahnsinn

25.03.2021 - 16:54 [ i24news.tv ]

Report: Incoming lawmakers planning to legislate against Netanyahu

In turn, Likud party members have begun talks with Mansour Abbas, leader of the Islamist party Ra’am and likely kingmaker in Israel’s March 23 election, who has not ruled out supporting a Netanyahu-led government.

According to online outlet Walla, citing Likud party officials, Abbas is not in favor of passing laws aimed at targeting individuals, but their position is not yet finalized.

25.03.2021 - 12:53 [ i24news.tv ]

Liberman conceives plan for anti-Netanyahu bloc: report

This entails replacing the Knesset Speaker, taking over the chairmanship of the House Committee and the chairmanship of the Finance Committee and the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees as well, Maariv reported.

Liberman further stressed in discussions the need to advance immediately legislation that will prevent an indicted individual to contend for the premiership.

22.03.2021 - 08:48 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson is urged to lift Covid lockdown a month early as MPs warn we risk ’squandering the advantages‘ of vaccines rollout by delaying moves to reopen economy

Britain risks ‘squandering the advantages of our vaccination programme’ by moving too slowly to lift the lockdown, Conservative MPs warned yesterday.

Amid signs of a gathering rebellion, a string of MPs said they were ready to vote against the Government this week when it seeks to extend Covid laws to the end of September.

21.03.2021 - 19:04 [ Jerry Hicks / Twitter ]

Bristol this afternoon #PoliceCrackdownBill #PoliceCrimeSentencingCourtsBill #KillTheBill #Bristol

21.03.2021 - 18:57 [ Express.co.uk ]

Bristol protests: Huge crowds gather despite lockdown rules – fury at Policing Bill

Demonstrators began gathering at Bristol’s College Green around 2pm before marching through the city.

According to Bristol Live police initially encouraged them to disperse but moved to the crowd’s edges as numbers increased.

Protestors waved ‘Kill The Bill’ placards whilst a small number had black and red anarchist flags.

19.03.2021 - 06:07 [ ZDF ]

Spahn nach EMA-Entscheidung – Astrazeneca-Impfungen gehen am Freitag weiter

Ab morgen soll es weitergehen mit der Astrazeneca-Impfkampagne. Das kündigte Gesundheitsminister Spahn an.

19.03.2021 - 06:03 [ Heise.de ]

EMA zu AstraZeneca: „Guter und sicherer Impfstoff“

(18.03.2021)

Die Bundesregierung hatte zuvor angekündigt, dass sie sich nach der EMA-Entscheidung richten werde. „Es ist klar, dass wir dieser Entscheidung folgen“, sagte der Sprecher des Gesundheitsministeriums, Hanno Kautz, am gestrigen Mittwoch.

17.03.2021 - 20:54 [ Haaretz ]

Top Court Strikes Down COVID Restrictions on Citizens‘ Entry and Departure From Israel

In a damning verdict, the judges noted that „Israel is the only democratic country in the world where the right of citizens to enter their country has been so sweepingly restricted.“

On the figure of 3,000, the judges stated that this was set by the government before they had gathered data on the number of nationals who were stuck abroad, and ordered any future restrictions to be based on updated and comprehensive facts.

10.03.2021 - 18:17 [ ORF.at ]

SPÖ für Bundesstaatsanwalt-Bestellung durch das Parlament

Die SPÖ wünscht sich die Bestellung des Bundesstaatsanwalts durch das Parlament, und zwar mit Zweidrittelmehrheit.

Den Wunsch aus Justizkreisen, die Bestellung der neuen Weisungsspitze der Justiz einem „Rat der Gerichtsbarkeit zu überlassen“, stößt bei der SPÖ eher auf Ablehnung. Es gehe um die Frage der politischen Verantwortung, „und die trägt das Parlament“, sagte Leichtfried.

06.03.2021 - 20:10 [ theGuardian.com ]

Pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Sistani call for unity at Iraq meeting

Pope Francis, 84, the head of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, 90, the spiritual leader of most of the world’s Shia Muslims, talked for almost an hour during the first ever papal visit to Iraq, the pontiff’s first trip abroad since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

04.03.2021 - 08:19 [ ORF.at ]

US-Repräsentantenhaus stimmt Polizeireformen zu

(Online seit heute, 4.03 Uhr)

Mehr als neun Monate nach dem Tod des Afroamerikaners George Floyd bei einem brutalen Polizeieinsatz in den USA hat das US-Repräsentantenhaus umfassenden Polizeireformen zugestimmt.

04.03.2021 - 08:13 [ Ben Siegel / Twitter ]

The House has passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the expansive policing reform bill, on a 220-212 vote.

@RepGolden and @RepRonKind voted against the bill, and GOP Rep. Lance Gooden, R-TX, voted w/ Dems for it.

03.03.2021 - 10:48 [ Krystal Kyle & Friends ]

Krystal Kyle & Friends – Episode 8 Audio: Glenn Greenwald

(21.02.2021)

For our eighth episode, we spoke with Glenn Greenwald to discuss his political work and his philosophical roots. Co-founder of The Intercept and current author of the Glenn Greenwald Substack, Glenn is someone whose opinions we want to know when it comes to important topics, as Kyle points out in the episode. That’s why we were thrilled to sit down with him for the following discussion.

03.03.2021 - 10:37 [ the Hill / Youtube ]

Krystal Ball: How Biden LOST The Left In A Single Day

Krystal Ball outlines how President Joe Biden is slowly losing the support of the left.

28.02.2021 - 16:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

It’s too nice to stay indoors! Sun-worshippers hit the quays, beaches and parks despite Covid lockdown as Spring arrives tomorrow with forecasters predicting a sizzling 73F by April

In Newcastle hordes of shoppers were spotted descending on to the Quayside this morning despite government appeals to stay indoors

22.02.2021 - 06:10 [ ORF.at ]

IAEA: Übergangslösung in Atomstreit mit Iran

Die iranische Führung hatte vor Grossis Ankunft klargestellt, dass die Einschränkungen der IAEA-Inspektionen nicht ganz aufgehoben werden könnten. „Das ist ein Beschluss des Parlaments, den wir auch umsetzen müssen“, sagte Außenminister Dschawad Sarif dem Nachrichtensender Press TV am Sonntag. Demnach sollte die IAEA unter anderem keinen Zugang mehr zu dem Videomaterial der Überwachungskameras in den Atomanlagen haben.

20.02.2021 - 13:21 [ ORF.at ]

Anschlag in Wien: Grüne sehen Klärungsbedarf

Die Grünen wollen von Innenminister Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) nach dem Vorliegen des Abschlussberichts der Untersuchungskommission zu allfälligen Pannen und Versäumnissen vor dem Anschlag in Wien Antworten. Sicherheitssprecher David Stögmüller will Nehammer im Unterausschuss des Parlaments unter anderem fragen, wie viel der Minister über Terrorwarnungen wusste.

20.02.2021 - 13:04 [ Heise.de ]

SPD im freien Fall

Ihr, die ihr hier eintretet, lasst alle Hoffnung fahren

19.02.2021 - 08:35 [ ORF.at ]

Mutter von Terroropfer klagt die Republik

(14.02.2021)

Die Mutter einer jungen Frau, die beim Terroranschlag in der Innenstadt im November getötet worden war, klagt die Republik auf mehr Schmerzensgeld. Die Kunststudentin aus Deutschland hatte an dem Abend in einem Lokal kellneriert, als sie vom Attentäter ershossen wurde.

18.02.2021 - 14:52 [ NPR.org ]

Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers

The moves are a response to proposed legislation that would force social media platforms to pay Australian news organizations for links shared on its sites.

16.02.2021 - 11:02 [ The People’s Party / Twitter ]

Never has the opening for a major new party been more apparent; a record 62% want a third party and a new high of 50% identify as independents.

16.02.2021 - 11:00 [ theHill.com ]

62 percent say third political party is needed in US

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. needs a third major political party because the GOP and Democratic Party „do such a poor job representing the American people,“ according to a new Gallup poll.

In the survey released Monday, 62 percent of Americans said the third party was needed, while 33 percent said the two existing major parties do an „adequate“ job representing the majority of Americans‘ political views.

15.02.2021 - 05:53 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Single jabs of Covid vaccine are providing 67% protection against infections, data reveals as experts say delaying second dose is ‚paying off‘

Prof Spector said that he no longer watched the Government’s daily briefings as he felt the statistics were not presented in context, particularly the death rates.

He said: ‚It’s very sad people die of anything. Yesterday around 600 people died of Covid but on a normal day in February 1,500 people die of heart disease, strokes, cancer etc or the flu.

‚This has got a lot of people extremely anxious and are petrified to leave their homes and may have problems coming out if we do not put those statistics into context.

‚People are dying of Covid but people die of other things. I would like to see less fear-mongering.‘

14.02.2021 - 13:13 [ ORF.at ]

Mutter von Terroropfer klagt die Republik

Die Mutter einer jungen Frau, die beim Terroranschlag in der Innenstadt im November getötet worden war, klagt die Republik auf mehr Schmerzensgeld. Die Kunststudentin aus Deutschland hatte an dem Abend in einem Lokal kellneriert, als sie vom Attentäter ershossen wurde.

12.02.2021 - 02:44 [ derStandard.at ]

Tschechien wird Notstand nicht verlängern

Das von Kommunisten (KSCM) geduldete Minderheitskabinett von der Babis-Protestbewegung ANO und der Sozialdemokraten (CSSD) hat für den entsprechenden Verlängerungsantrag nur 48 Stimmen von 106 anwesenden Parlamentariern erhalten. Damit wurde der Antrag abgelehnt.

11.02.2021 - 12:00 [ Amerika21.de ]

Ecuadors Linke ist zurück

In der letzten Phase des Wahlkampfes wurde die Verzweiflung von Lenín Morenos neoliberaler Regierung und den rechten Parteien in Ecuador immer spürbarer: Sie taten alles, um den Sieg der Linken unter der Führung von Andrés Arauz zu blockieren.

05.02.2021 - 20:48 [ derStandard.at ]

Neue Übergangsregierung für Libyen gewählt

Genf – Die Konfliktparteien in Libyen haben eine neue Übergangsregierung gewählt, die den Weg zu landesweiten Wahlen im Dezember ebnen soll. Die Teilnehmer eines libyschen Dialogforums wählten unter UN-Aufsicht am Freitag in der Schweiz einen neuen Ministerpräsidenten und ein dreiköpfiges Präsidium.

05.02.2021 - 11:40 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election: Three of Four Joint List Factions Run Together, United Arab List to Go Solo

Three of the four factions of Joint List – Hadash, Ta’al and Balad – have signed an agreement for a united bid for Israel’s March election, parting ways with the conservative United Arab List after a prolonged period of disagreements.

01.02.2021 - 08:17 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Covid vaccine rollout to care homes is complete

On Sunday night, Mr Johnson said the successful rollout of jabs to care home residents „marks a crucial milestone in our ongoing race to vaccinate the most vulnerable against this deadly disease“.

He said: „There will be difficult moments to come, and the number of cases and people in hospital remains dangerously high. But vaccines are our route out of the pandemic and, having protected 8.9 million people with a first dose so far, our rollout programme will only accelerate from here on.“

01.02.2021 - 08:09 [ Express.co.uk ]

UK breaks vaccination record with 1.1million doses in 24hours – 9,468,382 jabs so far

THE UK has broken yet another vaccination record as 1.1 million doses of the jab have been administered in the past 24 hours, as the UK’s total number of jabs given nears 10 million.

01.02.2021 - 08:01 [ ORF.at ]

GB impft knapp 600.000 Menschen an einem Tag

(31.01.2021)

Allein gestern wurden nach Angaben der Regierung im Vereinigten Königreich knapp 600.000 Impfdosen verabreicht. Die Zahl der Erstimpfungen stieg damit auf knapp neun Millionen.