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11.12.2019 - 09:10 [ New York Times ]

Amid Bernie Sanders’s ‘Resurgence,’ a Progressive Coalition Endorses Him

The Center for Popular Democracy Action, a coalition of more than 40 progressive community groups totaling about 600,000 members, will on Tuesday endorse Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic presidential nomination, signaling that Mr. Sanders’s political standing among the party’s left wing has rebounded — or even risen — in the months since he suffered a heart attack.

06.12.2019 - 18:17 [ Tagesschau ]

Beschluss in Brüssel: Chlorpyrifos jetzt EU-weit verboten

Das Insektizid darf in Deutschland und einigen anderen EU-Ländern bereits seit Jahren nicht mehr benutzt werden. In Südeuropa und in Drittstaaten werden Obstplantagen aber weiter damit behandelt. Über den Import landen entsprechende Früchte dann auch in Deutschland.

05.12.2019 - 16:03 [ LA Times ]

Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California’s shifting 2020 Democratic race

Sanders is in the nominal lead, as the first-choice pick of 24%; Warren is the first pick of 22%. That is a big change from September, when she led the field with 29%.

Biden is the first choice of 14%, down six points from September. Buttigieg is preferred by 12%, up six points from September.

03.12.2019 - 16:43 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of @CCIAction. Together, we’re going to win the Iowa caucus and defeat Trump by mobilizing millions of working people to fight for justice.

30.11.2019 - 21:07 [ APA.at ]

ESA erhielt Zuspruch für Rekordbudget von 14,4 Milliarden Euro

Die Europäische Weltraumbehörde ESA hat für die kommenden Jahre ein Rekordbudget erhalten. Die 22 ESA-Mitgliedstaaten einigten sich bei ihrer Ministerratskonferenz im spanischen Sevilla darauf, die Behörde in den kommenden fünf Jahren mit insgesamt 14,4 Milliarden Euro auszustatten.

21.11.2019 - 17:56 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Charged With Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust, Capping a Dramatic Political Year

For the first time in Israel’s history, a sitting prime minister is accused of bribery: Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit announced Thursday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be charged with bribery, fraud and breach in three corruption cases, dubbed Cases 4000, 2000 and 1000.

20.11.2019 - 07:24 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats have 5-point lead in 2020 generic Congressional ballot: poll

Democrats hold a 5-point advantage over Republicans in the generic 2020 congressional ballot, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Tuesday.

Democrats have a 47-40 lead over Republicans among registered voters in Tuesday’s survey, with another 11 percent saying they are unsure which candidate they would back in their district if the 2020 race was held toda

18.11.2019 - 13:27 [ An-Nahar (Libanon) ]

Independent candidate Melhem Khalaf wins Beirut Bar Association elections

BEIRUT: Melhem Khalaf, a law professor at Saint Joseph university, has become the new head of the Beirut Bar Association after beating out the political ruling class‘ candidate.

Khalaf, an independent candidate, ran against Nader Gaspard, who was backed by the Free Patriotic Movement, Lebanese Forces, Future Movement and Progressive Socialist Party.

18.11.2019 - 13:24 [ Naharnet.com (Libanon) ]

Protest Movement-Backed Candidate Elected Head of Bar Association

A candidate backed by the protest movement that is sweeping the country was on Sunday elected as head of the Beirut Bar Association, scoring a precious win for the nascent movement over the country’s established political parties.

Lawyers who backed Melhem Khalaf erupted in joy and chanted “revolution, revolution” as the results were announced.

11.11.2019 - 16:36 [ theHill.com ]

Gabbard lawyers demand retraction of Clinton’s ‚defamation‘

„Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately,“ Gabbard’s lawyer wrote in a letter, demanding that Clinton „immediately“ verbally retract the comments, in addition to posting the retraction on Twitter.

The Hill has reached out to Clinton’s spokesman for comment.

30.10.2019 - 19:51 [ CommonDreams.org ]

Sanders Tops CNN Poll in New Hampshire: Bernie Edges Warren as Biden Dives

Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the field of hopefuls for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in a new CNN poll released Tuesday, the latest good news for the campaign over the past month.

„As we have said from the beginning, this is a campaign built to win and planning to win,“ campaign manager Faiz Shakir told Common Dreams. „We’ve been steadily and consistently executing our strategy, even while the media analysis of our campaign has been in disarray.“

30.10.2019 - 19:42 [ CNN ]

CNN’s latest New Hampshire poll on 2020 Democrats

Our CNN poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire of the New Hampshire primary finds Bernie Sanders at 21%, Elizabeth Warren at 18%, Joe Biden at 15% and Pete Buttigieg at 10%. Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang are all at 5%.

30.10.2019 - 19:40 [ Washington Examiner ]

Tulsi Gabbard’s rise in the polls disproves Kamala Harris’s ‚electability‘ theory

Even if we were to give Harris the benefit of the doubt, though — assuming that voters aren’t ready for a woman of color to sit in the Oval Office — how would we explain Tulsi Gabbard’s recent leap in the polls? Gabbard is now up to 5% in New Hampshire, according to a recent CNN/UNH poll, while Harris has sunk to 3%.

25.10.2019 - 23:28 [ Reuters ]

Australia’s Uluru closes to climbers for good after decades-long fight

“Happiness is the majority feeling, knowing that people are no longer going to be disrespecting the rock and the culture – and being safe.”

The Oct. 26 closure marks 34 years since the land was given back to the Anangu people, an important moment in the struggle by indigenous groups to retrieve their homelands.

24.10.2019 - 06:45 [ ZDF ]

Trump: USA heben Türkei-Sanktionen auf

Die Türkei habe eine dauerhafte Waffenruhe in Syrien zugesichert, sagt US-Präsident Trump. Die Sanktionen gegen Ankara würden daher aufgehoben – vorausgesetzt die Waffenruhe hält.

24.10.2019 - 06:43 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Nordsyrien: Russland sichert Kurden Sicherheit zu

Russland hat kurdischen Zivilisten in nordsyrischen Grenzregionen Sicherheit garantiert. Das habe der russische Verteidigungsminister Sergei Schoigu dem kurdischen Militärkommandeur Maslum Abdi in einem Telefongespräch versprochen, teilte das Ministerium mit. Abdi zeigte sich demnach dankbar über die russische Hilfe.

18.10.2019 - 06:36 [ Vice President Mike Pence / Twitter ]

Honored to lead this delegation on behalf of President @realDonaldTrump. Thank you @SecPompeo, NSA Robert O’Brien and Ambassador James Jeffrey for your dedication and hard work in Turkey.

18.10.2019 - 06:34 [ Rudaw ]

Turkey and US agree ceasefire with Syria Kurds

In an official statement posted on Facebook, the General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces said: “Based on the request and approval of the Syrian Democratic Forces, with United States mediation represented by Vice President Mr. Mike Pence, today, an agreement for an immediate ceasefire between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Turkish state along the front lines extending from Ras al-Ain/Sari Kani from the east to Tel Abyad city in the west was reached.”

18.10.2019 - 06:20 [ Rudaw English ‏/ Twitter ]

Rudaw’s Roj Eli Zala in #Qamishli said people came onto the street to celebrate the #Turkey #ceasefire deal. “As the press conference was still going on the people started shooting into the air. Lots of celebratory fire,” Zala said.

17.10.2019 - 18:45 [ Serge / Twitter ]

For the first time in 5 years, the Syrian flag has been raised at the Syrian-Turkish border crossing in Kobani. Turkey can be spotted behind the SAA soldiers.

17.10.2019 - 16:18 [ Salon.com ]

Ilhan Omar backs Sanders for president — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib set to follow

Three of the four members of „The Squad,“ the quartet of progressive freshmen, are lining up behind Sanders

16.10.2019 - 05:51 [ theHill.com ]

Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for president

An aide to Sanders confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday night that the freshman lawmaker will throw her support behind the Vermont independent.

The Washington Post first reported the planned endorsement.

15.10.2019 - 06:52 [ Ian56 ‏/ Twitter ]

Syrian Army to enter several SDF-held areas in north Syria to protect against Turkey’s invasion Latest: SDF units are to be disbanded & merged with Russian controlled forces. Talks on future limited autonomy for Kurds will be held with the Syrian gov

14.10.2019 - 06:22 [ Rudaw.net ]

Kurds strike deal with Damascus for gov’t force entry of north Syria towns: officials

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES) announced the deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government in a Sunday evening statement.

“This deployment occurred through coordination and agreement with the Self-Administration Authority for Northern and Eastern Syria and the Syrian Democratic Forces,” the statement said.

14.10.2019 - 06:19 [ Yahoo.com ]

Kurds announce deal with Damascus as Turkey pushes deep into Syria

Syria’s Kurds have announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara presses a deadly cross-border offensive that has sparked an international outcry.

The announcement on Sunday came as the United States ordered the withdrawal of almost its entire ground force in Syria.

08.10.2019 - 22:37 [ George Galloway / RT.com ]

Between Washington’s rock & Ankara’s hard place, Kurds had better choose Damascus

The US should never have been there in the first place (though reading Hillary Clinton’s late-night response to Trump it is clearer than ever that the world dodged more than a bullet when she failed to win the presidency).

The Kurdish people should have never placed their fate in the hands of a far off and thoroughly unreliable US “ally” which has picked them up only to put them back on the shelf so many times before. Syrian Kurds belong to Syria and it is with their Syrian neighbours and government that the SDF should have been in alliance.

08.10.2019 - 22:28 [ PressTV.com ]

Syrian Kurds hint at possible talks with Damascus amid US troops withdrawal

“At that time we may hold talks with Damascus or the Russian side to fill the void or block the Turkish attack, so this may develop and there could be meetings and contacts in case of a vacuum,” he added.

A senior Syrian government official, in return, said Damascus is ready to welcome Syria’s Kurds back into the fold after Washington left them to face Turkish military threats alone.

07.10.2019 - 21:34 [ Politico.com ]

2020 elections: Tulsi Gabbard’s return sets stage for debate fireworks

“She’s laid down some of the toughest attacks of all of the debates, first against [Rep. Tim] Ryan, later against Harris,” said Democratic strategist Mark Longabaugh, an adviser for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, which Gabbard supported. “If I’m on the stage with her in this upcoming debate, I’d certainly want to be prepared to rebut or to deal with Tulsi Gabbard coming at me.”

03.10.2019 - 22:02 [ theHill.com ]

Jane Sanders: ‚Bernie is up and about‘ after hospitalization

“Yesterday, he spent much of the day talking with staff about policies, cracking jokes with the nurses and doctors, and speaking with his family on the phone,” she said. “His doctors are pleased with his progress, and there has been no need for any additional procedures.

“We expect Bernie will be discharged and on a plane back to Burlington before the end of the weekend. He’ll take a few days to rest, but he’s ready to get back out there and is looking forward to the October debate.”

01.10.2019 - 15:54 [ KBS.co.kr ]

USA und Nordkorea wollen diese Woche Arbeitsgespräche aufnehmen

Nordkoreas staatliche Nachrichtenagentur KCNA veröffentlichte heute eine Erklärung von Vizeaußenministerin Choe Son-hui, wonach beide Seiten am Samstag zu Arbeitsgesprächen zusammenkommen würden. Diese würden im Anschluss an einen ersten Kontakt am Freitag stattfinden.

30.09.2019 - 21:09 [ theHill.com ]

Pelosi tells Democrats to focus on Constitution, not Trump

The aide said the Speaker told members the inquiry “isn’t about politics” or partisanship — “It’s about patriotism,” she said.

“The idea that this has anything to do with whether you like him or not — forget that. That’s about the election. This is about the Constitution,” Pelosi said, according to an aide.

26.09.2019 - 15:44 [ ITV.com ]

Johnson: Brexit will happen on October 31 and I won’t resign over Supreme Court ruling

When asked how he could both obey the law and ensure Brexit by October 31, Mr Johnson said: „If you’ll forgive me, I don’t want to tip the hand of the UK government more than Parliament has already required us to do so.“

22.09.2019 - 22:38 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election Results: Arab Alliance Endorses Gantz for PM, Lieberman Won’t Back Anyone

Rare move by Joint List in bid to ‚end the Netanyahu era‘ could give Kahol Lavan leader first chance at forming coalition ■ Lieberman: ‚Joint List members are enemies‘

15.09.2019 - 19:08 [ Boston Herald ]

Bernie Sanders jumps to the lead in NH: Franklin Pierce-Herald poll shows

(11.09.2019)

Sanders tops the poll at 29% of likely Democratic primary voters.

Biden comes in second with 21% of the vote and Massachusetts U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren is third in the poll with 17%.

The telephone poll was conducted Sept. 4-10 of likely N.H. primary voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%.

10.09.2019 - 18:32 [ Tagesschau ]

Nationaler Sicherheitsberater: Trump entlässt John Bolton

Trump schrieb auf Twitter, er habe Bolton zum Rücktritt aufgefordert. Der habe daraufhin seinen Rücktritt eingereicht. Trump begründete seine Entscheidung damit, dass er mit vielen Positionen Boltons nicht übereingestimmt habe. Der US-Präsident kündigte an, nächste Woche einen Nachfolger zu ernennen.

24.08.2019 - 21:42 [ Haaretz ]

Joint List Says It Doesn’t Outright Reject Joining Government After Arab Israeli Leader’s Overture

The Joint List slammed the other political parties, made up of Jewish lawmakers, for not taking an interest in the opinions of Arab lawmakers. „It’s pretty clear that the Zionist parties that make up governments do not acknowledge our natural right to influence decision-making. This was apparent after Ayman Odeh made his declarations and put the political arena to the test.“

Odeh said in an interview with Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonot that he would be willing to recommend Gantz to President Reuven Rivlin as the candidate for making up the coalition, and that he would also be open to joining a center-left governing coalition.

21.08.2019 - 05:58 [ The'Nimr'Tiger ‏/ Twitter ]

Al Habit was supposed to be a fortress. Fortifications, tunnels, trenches all built & developed year after year. It contained the HQs of several groups including foreign units, its liberation by the SAA really did spell the end for jihadists in North Hama & exposed rest of Idlib

20.08.2019 - 16:11 [ Scott Ritter, Former United Nations Weapons Inspector, former Marine Corps Intelligence Officer / Twitter ]

This is ground truth in Syria—the defeat of al-Qaeda. No Americans died to make this happen. No American treasure was wasted to achieve this result. If you’re concerned about defeating terrorism, this is how it’s done, and no amount of expat handwringing will alter this reality.

20.08.2019 - 16:05 [ @HadiNasrallah / Twitter ]

Al Qaeda’s Khan Sheykoun has fallen. The town has been liberated from global Jihadists by the Syrian Army and their allies. Stability will once again be restored. International threats, regional occupations, NATO aggressions and chemical hoaxes didn’t stop Syria from resisting.

18.08.2019 - 12:22 [ TheSun.co.uk ]

BLAIR-FACED LIARS: Defiant Boris Johnson to tell Germany and France ‘MPs will not stop Brexit’ after EU talks with Tony Blair

DEFIANT Boris Johnson will meet the leaders of Germany and France this week with a stark message: MPs won’t stop Brexit.

The PM will use a two-day trip to the continent to insist the referendum result will not be delayed again beyond October 31.

17.08.2019 - 15:19 [ New York Times ]

Trump and Netanyahu Put Bipartisan Support for Israel at Risk

By pushing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel into barring an official visit by the first two Muslim women in Congress, President Trump is doubling down on a strategy aimed at dividing the Democratic Party and pushing some Jewish voters into the arms of Republicans.

But people in both parties warn that over the long term, the president could further erode bipartisan support for Israel, which has long relied on the United States as its most important ally.