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18.01.2021 - 14:33 [ NPR.org ]

Despite Warnings, Many State Capitols See Only Small Protests And Quiet Streets

In Denver, the Colorado Capitol’s lower windows were covered in anticipation of possible unrest — but hardly anyone showed up on Sunday. „I’m really surprised. I figured there’d be more than this,“ a supporter of President Trump told Colorado Public Radio.

In Lansing, where protesters swarmed Michigan’s Capitol building last May and a plot against the governor was uncovered in recent months, Sunday’s protest was deemed „eclectic, but small and dull“ by Michigan Radio. Events remained quiet, despite some demonstrators bringing their guns to the protest.

12.01.2021 - 22:09 [ DailyBeast.com ]

Pompeo Cancels Europe Trip After EU Officials Too ‘Embarrassed’ to Meet With Him: Report

A source told Reuters that the U.S. allies were “embarrassed” by Pompeo’s support for President Trump after he incited a violent riot at the Capitol last week. Luxembourg politician and NATO ally Jean Asselborn, whom Pompeo had attempted to schedule a meeting with on the trip, called President Trump a “criminal” during a radio appearance the day after the Capitol riot.

12.01.2021 - 22:05 [ Cindy Saine / Twitter ]

The @StateDept has now announced @SecPompeo ’s trip to #Brussels and @NATO headquarters has been cancelled – saying: „we are cancelling all planned travel this week, including the Secretary’s trip to Europe“:

07.01.2021 - 10:43 [ theHill.com ]

Trump promises peaceful transfer of power after Congress certifies Biden win

President Trump acknowledged the end of his first term as president early Thursday morning saying there would be an „orderly transition of power“ on Jan. 20 minutes after Congress formally certified the Electoral College votes in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.

02.01.2021 - 08:21 [ IndiaToday.in ]

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield gets emergency use approval in India

An expert panel on Covid-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Friday granted emergency use authorisation for the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, being manufactured by Serum Institute of India, sources said on Friday.

30.12.2020 - 10:09 [ UK Department of Health and Social Care / UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency ]

Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine authorised by UK medicines regulator

The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for use.

30.12.2020 - 10:05 [ BBC ]

Covid-19: Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine approved for use in UK

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, with the first doses due to be given on Monday amid rising coronavirus cases.

29.12.2020 - 11:55 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

Susan Sarandon, Rose McGowan, Justin Jackson Join New People’s Party Advisory Council

Joining the Advisory Council are labor leaders, nonprofit leaders, students, scientists, artists, commentators, and elected officials including:

– Amaya Wangeshi — Founder of Beyond Bernie, former volunteer national high school director Bernie 2020
– Chase Iron Eyes — Co-founder of the Last Real Indians
– Cheng-Sim Lim — Board member of Healthcare for All LA, national Bernie Delegate
– Chris Smalls — Founder of The Congress of Essential Workers, led national-reported Amazon warehouse walkout
– Dr. Cornel West — Public intellectual, Harvard professor, author, co-host of The Tight Rope Podcast
– Eleanor Goldfield — Activist, singer, writer, host of Act Out!, creator of Art Killing Apathy
– Eynelys García — Host of the Eynelys Show and YRLA
– Jimmy Dore — Host of The Jimmy Dore Show, host of several Comedy Central Specials, political comedian
– Justin Jackson — NFL running back, LA Chargers
– Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap — National Director, Move to Amend
– Maebe A Girl — Silver Lake Councilwoman, first drag queen elected to public office in the U.S.
– Medea Benjamin — Co-founder of Code Pink
– Mike McCorkle — Former chair of the Progressive Democrats of Colorado, lawyer, national Bernie delegate
– Rep. Mike Sylvester — Maine State Representative, endorsed by DSA
– Omar Fernandez — President of the American Postal Workers Union of VT, executive council member of the VT AFL-CIO
– Dr. Peter Kalmus — Climate scientist, author, Bernie 2020 surrogate
– Ron Placone — Host of Get Your News on with Ron, political comedian
– Rose McGowan — Cultural Resetter, Time Magazine Person of the Year, founder of the Rose Army, NYT bestselling author
– Ryan Knight — Host of the Amped Up Podcast, Medicare for all advocate
– Susan Sarandon — Academy-award winning Actress, nominated for nine Golden Globes, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, activist

29.12.2020 - 10:50 [ Newsweek ]

Donald Trump Presses Senate On $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Says People ‚Have Suffered Enough‘

Trump responded to comments that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) could filibuster a move to override the president’s veto of the defense funding bill unless a vote is held on the $2,000 checks.

Replying to details of this potential move, Trump wrote on Twitter: „Give the people $2000, not $600. They have suffered enough!“

29.12.2020 - 10:49 [ Xahoo.com ]

Bernie Sanders hopes to force Senate vote on $2,000 stimulus checks

Sanders, an independent from Vermont, made the comments after Democrats in the House – joined by 44 Republicans – voted to more than triple the $600 checks included in the coronavirus relief package signed by President Donald Trump over the weekend.

29.12.2020 - 07:12 [ Boston.com ]

Sens. Markey and Sanders to stall defense bill veto override vote in effort for $2,000 relief checks

Soon after Sanders’ announcement, Markey said he would join in on the filibuster.

“That relief passed in the House today with 44 Republicans voting for it,” Markey wrote on Twitter. “Senate Republicans must do the same and get the American people the help they need.”

29.12.2020 - 04:23 [ CBS News / Youtube ]

House approves stimulus check increase to $2,000

The House on Monday approved a bill that would increase COVID stimulus checks to $2,000. The bill is likely dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate, despite President Trump’s insistence on larger checks. Mr. Trump signed a bill on Sunday night that would distribute $600 stimulus checks. Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes joins CBSN to discuss.

26.12.2020 - 06:53 [ Marcy Winograd / Twitter ]

After CODEPINK Campaign & pressure from others, Torture Defender Mike Morell Bows Out for CIA. Now, we must ask the tough questions of #AvrilHaines, challenge her nomination & put the #drone program on trial!

24.12.2020 - 17:29 [ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / Twitter ]

WATCH LIVE: My update on our future partnership with the European Union.

23.12.2020 - 11:13 [ Times of India ]

India likely to approve AstraZeneca vaccine by next week

India is likely to approve Oxford/AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use by next week after its local manufacturer submitted additional data sought by authorities, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

22.12.2020 - 06:25 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Election prevention bill fails, Israel headed to elections on March 23

47 MKs voted for the bill, while 49 voted against. The 23rd Knesset will be dissolved automatically at midnight on Tuesday night.
Shortly after the vote, Likud MK Michal Shir announced that she would be joining Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope party, after voting against the bill.

22.12.2020 - 06:24 [ Haaretz ]

Last-ditch Effort to Avoid Election Fails as Disagreements Between Gantz and Netanyahu Persist

nesset votes down bill that would postpone deadline for passing budget, bringing Israel closer to its fourth election in two years

21.12.2020 - 00:12 [ Movement for a People´s Party ]

Dr. Cornel West and Jimmy Dore join the People’s Party Advisory Council, launch MPP organizing campaign to Force The Vote on Medicare for all

Public intellectual and Harvard professor Dr. Cornel West and political comedian Jimmy Dore have joined the People’s Party Advisory Council. Together with the Movement for a People’s Party, they are launching the Force The Vote petition and organizing campaign. The campaign aims to pressure The Squad and House progressives to refuse to vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker until she publicly pledges to bring Medicare for all to the floor of the House for a vote. Nearly 10,000 people signed the petition overnight.

Dore hosted Dr. West on The Jimmy Dore Show Friday evening where they broke the news. “We’re joining forces with the Movement for a People’s Party. We are ForceTheVote.org,” said Dore. “There’s never a wrong time to do the right thing. And now is the time, in the middle of a deadly pandemic. There’s never been a better time to have a Medicare for all vote.”

17.12.2020 - 20:08 [ Humanistische Union ]

Vier Jahrzehnte „Verfassungsschutz“-Skandal rechtskräftig beendet

Mit diesem höchstrichterlichen Urteil ist Rolf Gössner, den der Bundesinlandsgeheimdienst „Verfassungsschutz“ zum „Staats- und Verfassungsfeind“ erklärt hatte, endlich rechtskräftig rehabilitiert. Damit haben die Bundesregierung mit ihrem zuständigen Bundesinnenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) sowie alle weiteren 13 seit 1970 verantwortlichen Bundesinnenminister und 12 Präsidenten des Bundesamts für Verfassungsschutz eine schwere und blamable Niederlage erlitten in diesem skandalösen Überwachungsfall.

Tatsächlich ist ein so lang währender Grundrechtsbruch gegenüber einem Bürger dieses Landes bislang keinem anderen staatlichen Sicherheitsorgan höchstrichterlich bescheinigt worden. Aus diesem beispiellosen Fiasko einer geradezu kafkaesken Überwachungsgeschichte müssen dringend überfällige politische, behördliche und gesetzgeberische Konsequenzen gezogen werden.

14.12.2020 - 15:57 [ KBS.kr ]

Parlament billigt umstrittene Änderung des Geheimdienstgesetzes

Die Revision des Geheimdienstgesetzes bildet den Abschluss eines Reformpakets der Moon Jae-in-Regierung, mit dem die Machtfülle staatlicher Organisationen eingeschränkt werden soll.

12.12.2020 - 17:47 [ Haaretz ]

Anti-Netanyahu Protests Resume for 25th Week in a Row

Protests are slated to be held in front of the prime minister’s Jerusalem and Caesarea residences, as well as in front of Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz’s home in Rosh Ha’ayin

09.12.2020 - 18:03 [ t-online / Twitter ]

.@The_Rookinator analysiert, wie Ursula @vonderleyen ihren #Brexit-Chefunterhändler entmachtete:

08.12.2020 - 18:13 [ University of Oxford ]

First peer-reviewed results of phase 3 human trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine demonstrate efficacy

. These data indicate that the low dose / standard dose vaccine may provide a protection against asymptomatic infection, but stress that these data are at an early phase, with too high a level of uncertainty to be certain that this vaccine will protect against asymptomatic infection.

08.12.2020 - 18:12 [ theLancet.com ]

Safety and immunogenicity of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine administered in a prime-boost regimen in young and old adults (COV002): a single-blind, randomised, controlled, phase 2/3 trial

ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 appears to be better tolerated in older adults than in younger adults and has similar immunogenicity across all age groups after a boost dose.

08.12.2020 - 18:11 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Oxford confirms its Covid vaccine is 70% effective and safe – but scientists warn regulators face ‚dilemma‘ in approving jab to be given as 1.5 doses (which they accidentally found is 90% protective)

The MHRA has been considering whether to approve the vaccine since November 27 and is expected to reach a decision before the end of the year.

23.11.2020 - 21:17 [ Movement for a People’s Party ]

Our Coalition

MPP has been on the front lines with game-changing allies as co-sponsors or endorsers of important actions aligned with our platform. We’ve driven convoys to support the Women’s March on the Pentagon and the Poor People’s Campaign, stood on the picket lines with teachers in California, and supported the National Democratic Independent Farm Workers Union’s boycott of Driscolls’ Berries, among many other actions.

Here are a few examples of when MPP has joined forces with powerful allies to create change:

23.11.2020 - 21:10 [ Movement for a People’s Party / Twitter ]

We are so excited to announce that we have an official party name! Party popper White heavy check mark Thousands of you voted using our ranked-choice ballot and the results are in! After four years of movement building, next month we will register in our first state as the People’s Party!!!

23.11.2020 - 17:15 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚I’m so thrilled that you’ve cracked it!‘: Prince William congratulates Oxford scientists via Zoom as their Covid vaccine is proved to be 90 per cent effective

– The Duke of Cambridge hailed the team’s ‚amazing achievement‘ this morning
– Three Oxford professors told how the vaccine is based on decades of research
– It emerged this month that William caught coronavirus in April but didn’t reveal it

23.11.2020 - 16:40 [ theGuardian.com ]

Oxford AstraZeneca Covid vaccine: everything we know so far

No mRNA vaccine has ever been approved by regulators, but the Oxford approach has been used in vaccines given safely to thousands of people of all ages for diseases ranging from TB and malaria to Mers (another coronavirus) and Ebola, for which it is now being used in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Oxford opted for the chimp virus because it has the potential to generate a strong immune response and, since it cannot grow in humans, it should be safe.

Two other frontrunner vaccines, from BioNTech (developed with Pfizer) and Moderna (developed with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), perform well, according to interim results from phase 3 human trials, achieving more than 90% efficacy. These are based on technology that is new to the vaccine field. Both use genetic material called mRNA, or messenger RNA, which tells human cells how to make coronavirus spike proteins.

23.11.2020 - 16:15 [ University of Oxford ]

Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

he University of Oxford, in collaboration with AstraZeneca plc, today announces interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate coronavirus vaccine, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, is effective at preventing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and offers a high level of protection.

20.11.2020 - 03:31 [ PolskieRadio.pl ]

Premierminister: Der EU droht der Zerfall

Der nun geplante Mechanismus bedeute aus polnischer Sicht „vollkommen willkürliche Entscheidungen von EU-Beamten und Politikern, die bestimmte Länder treffen und andere bevorzugen.“

Der EU droht der Zerfall

Morawiecki warnte am Mittwoch, dass der Mechanismus die EU letztendlich „auseinanderbrechen“ könnte.

„Dies ist keine Trennung zwischen Rechten und Linken, sondern eine Trennung zwischen denen, die wollen, dass die polnische Nation selbst entscheidet, und denen, die wollen, dass einige Beamte in Brüssel über unsere Zukunft entscheiden.“

19.11.2020 - 14:50 [ New York Times ]

Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia

Under a draft order circulating at the Pentagon on Monday, the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan would be halved from the current deployment of 4,500 troops, officials said.

In Iraq, the Pentagon would trim force levels slightly below the 3,000 troops that commanders had previously announced. And in Somalia, virtually all of the more than 700 troops conducting training and counterterrorism missions would leave.

16.11.2020 - 13:40 [ ChronicleLive.co.uk ]

UK’s Covid-19 Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on course to be ready by end of 2020

The UK has ordered 100 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – enough for the entire population

11.11.2020 - 10:08 [ Saagar Enjeti, Host of Rising / Twitter ]

There it is. Confirmation that Esper and his team were fired for thwarting admin efforts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan Its been 20 years there is no „premature withdrawal“

11.11.2020 - 10:00 [ ORF.at ]

Erneut Sesselrücken im US-Pentagon

Die Umbildung eröffnet Trump die Möglichkeit, noch vor dem Machtwechsel am 20. Jänner nicht erfüllte Wahlversprechen einzulösen. Dazu gehört möglicherweise die Anordnung eines vollständigen Abzugs der US-Streitkräfte aus Afghanistan.

08.11.2020 - 19:43 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

The tube that could change the world: First vial of COVID-19 vaccine ’starting material‘ after Australian breakthrough – with millions to be made from tomorrow

Biotechnology giant CSL announced they would start producing the AstraZeneca AZD1222 coronavirus vaccine at its factory in Melbourne this week.

About 30million doses will be manufactured as part of a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Australian government, with the company hoping to release them in the first half of 2021 pending clinical trials and approval.

The jab, which was produced at the University of Oxford, is seen as the leading candidate across the globe and is in final-stage trials.

30.10.2020 - 07:38 [ NPR.org ]

‚No Pandemic Exception To The Constitution‘: Court Rejects Minn. Ballot Extension

„The rule of law, as established by the United States Constitution and the Minnesota Legislature, dictates these rules must be followed notwithstanding the Secretary’s instructions to the contrary,“ the assenting judges wrote in explaining their decision.

„There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution.“

26.10.2020 - 09:12 [ Axios.com ]

Scoop: Trump’s post-election execution list

If President Trump wins re-election, he’ll move to immediately fire FBI Director Christopher Wray and also expects to replace CIA Director Gina Haspel and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, two people who’ve discussed these officials‘ fates with the president tell Axios.

The big picture: The list of planned replacements is much longer, but these are Trump’s priorities, starting with Wray.

26.10.2020 - 09:03 [ theHill.com ]

Trump has list of top intelligence officials he’ll fire if he wins reelection: report

President Trump plans to fire several top officials in the national security sphere should he win reelection in November, Axios reported Sunday.

The president plans to fire Defense Secretary Mark Esper, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray, two people familiar with his decisionmaking told the news outlet. White House officials declined to comment on personnel matters.

23.10.2020 - 23:36 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Gespräche in Genf Waffenstillstand in Libyen beschlossen

Militärvertreter des Ministerpräsidenten Fayez al-Sarraj und des Generals Chalifa Haftar waren seit Montag in Genf, um politische Gespräche über die Zukunft Libyens vorzubereiten. Diese Gespräche sollen im November in Tunesien beginnen. An den Genfer Gesprächen waren je fünf Militärvertreter beider Seiten beteiligt. Deshalb hießen die Gespräche 5+5. Das Format war bei der Berliner Libyen-Konferenz im Januar vereinbart worden.

23.10.2020 - 11:34 [ University of Bristol ]

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine follows its programmed genetic instructions, independent analysis finds

The AstraZeneca Oxford COVID-19 vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 and also known as AZD1222) now undergoing Phase III clinical trials, has already undergone rigorous testing to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety. Now a team at Bristol University has used recently developed techniques to further validate that the vaccine accurately follows the genetic instructions programmed into it by the Oxford team. This novel analysis provides even greater clarity and detail about how the vaccine successfully provokes a strong immune response.

20.10.2020 - 12:23 [ ORF.at ]

Morales kündigt Rückkehr nach Bolivien an

„Mein größter Wunsch ist, nach Bolivien zurückzukehren. Es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit“, sagte Morales gestern (Ortszeit) bei einer Pressekonferenz in seinem Exil in der argentinischen Hauptstadt Buenos Aires.

17.10.2020 - 23:02 [ Jerry Dunleavy / Twitter ]

With help from the Becket Fund, New York’s Bais Yaakov Ateres Miriam school for Jewish girls just filed a lawsuit against the recent coronavirus lockdown orders imposed by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

11.10.2020 - 02:56 [ Haaretz ]

‚You Messed With the Wrong Generation‘: Tens of Thousands March Against Netanyahu Across Israel

The police came under criticism for issuing a statement implying that the Crime Minister organization, one of the protests‘ organizers, had called on protesters to arm themselves in order to confront police officers. They were forced to retract the allegation after it became clear it was fabricated.

07.10.2020 - 02:49 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Justiz in Brasilien stellt Schutz von Mangrovenwäldern wieder her

Im Mai wurde die Videoaufnahme einer Sitzung Bolsonaros mit seinen Ministern publik, bei der Salles erklärte, man könne die Corona-Krise nutzen, um unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit die Umweltgesetzgebung zu ändern.

01.10.2020 - 16:33 [ derStandard.at ]

Putin, Macron und Trump fordern sofortigen Stopp der Kämpfe in Bergkarabach

Die Präsidenten der USA, Russlands und Frankreichs haben in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung die militärische Gewalt in der Konfliktregion Berg-Karabach im Süden des Kaukasus verurteilt. Sie forderten am Donnerstag die sofortige Einstellung der Kampfhandlungen und die Rückkehr zur Waffenruhe, wie der Kreml in Moskau mitteilte.

01.10.2020 - 15:53 [ Elysee Palast ]

Déclaration des Présidents de la fédération de Russie, des États-Unis d’Amérique et de la République française sur le Haut-Karabagh

Nous, Président de la Fédération de Russie, Président des États-Unis d’Amérique et Président de la République française, représentant les pays co-présidents du Groupe de Minsk de l’OSCE, condamnons dans les termes les plus forts l’escalade de la violence récente sur la ligne de contact dans la zone de conflit du Haut-Karabakh.

Nous déplorons la perte de vies humaines et nous exprimons notre sympathie aux familles des victimes et des blessés.

01.10.2020 - 15:49 [ armenpress.am ]

Trump, Putin and Macron call for “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Nagorno Karabakh

Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump have issued a joint statement regarding the situation at the Nagorno Karbakh conflict zone.

“The President of the Russian Federation, the President of the United States of America and the President of the French Republic, representing the Co-Chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group, condemn in the strongest terms the recent escalation of violence along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

26.09.2020 - 17:28 [ theHill.com ]

Senate passes resolution reaffirming commitment to peaceful transition of power

The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday reaffirming its support for a peaceful transition of power, one day after President Trump refused to commit to such a transition next year if he loses in the November election.

The resolution, offered by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), passed by unanimous consent, meaning no senator objected to it.

25.09.2020 - 13:56 [ YNA.co.kr ]

(5th LD) N.K. leader apologizes to S. Koreans for ‚unsavory‘ shooting case: Cheong Wa Dae

In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim’s message that he feels „very sorry“ for greatly „disappointing“ President Moon Jae-in and other South Koreans with the occurrence of the „unsavory“ case in its waters, instead of helping them amid their suffering from the new coronavirus, according to Suh Hoon, director of national security at Cheong Wa Dae.

25.09.2020 - 13:16 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Nordkoreas Machthaber wünscht Südkoreanern Glück und Gesundheit

Das habe Kim dem südkoreanischen Präsidenten Moon Jae-in in einem Brief geschrieben, teilte das südkoreanische Präsidialamt mit.

Der Brief vom 12. September sei das Antwortschreiben auf einen Brief Moons vom 8. September gewesen, teilte der nationale Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon mit.

25.09.2020 - 13:07 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Nordkoreas Machthaber entschuldigt sich für Tötung eines südkoreanischen Beamten

Kim sagte in einer am Freitag an Südkorea geschickten Botschaft, er bedauere sehr, mit dem unerwarteten peinlichen Vorfall in nordkoreanischem Gewässer Präsident Moon Jae-in und das südkoreanische Volk sehr enttäuscht zu haben.

Südkoreas nationaler Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon gab am Freitag vor der Presse den Volltext der nordkoreanischen Botschaft im Namen der Abteilung für die Einheitsfront der Arbeiterpartei bekannt, die Kims Entschuldigung enthält.

08.09.2020 - 12:29 [ IrishExaminer.com ]

‚Absolutely no chance‘ of border coming back says Micheál Martin

The Taoiseach made clear he was assured by Downing Street that they are committed to implementing the protocol and not undermining the Good Friday Agreement.

30.08.2020 - 08:15 [ theHill.com ]

READ: Director of National Intelligence’s letter to Congress on election security briefings

„I believe this approach helps ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that the information ODNI provides the Congress in support of your oversight responsibilities on elections security, foreign malign influence, and election interference is not misunderstood nor politicized,“ Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe wrote in a letter to congressional committee heads.

30.08.2020 - 07:59 [ NPR.org ]

Director Of National Intelligence Cancels Verbal Election Security Briefings

In a joint statement released Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Congress had been set for briefings on election security in mid-September. But briefings for members of Congress, including the House and Senate intelligence committees, by Ratcliffe’s office have now been called off, they said.

„This is a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed, and a betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy,“ Pelosi and Schiff said in the statement.

30.08.2020 - 07:49 [ NBC News ]

Chairman of Joint Chiefs says no role for military in presidential election

Trump’s repeated complaints questioning the election’s validity have triggered unprecedented worries about the potential for chaos surrounding the election results. Some have speculated that the military might be called upon to get involved, either by Trump trying to use it to help his reelection prospects or as, Democratic challenger Joe Biden has suggested, to remove Trump from the White House if he refuses to accept defeat. The military has adamantly sought to tamp down that speculation and is zealously protective of its historically nonpartisan nature.

30.08.2020 - 07:30 [ ORF.at ]

US-Generalstabschef: Militär wird sich nicht in Wahl einmischen

Die für eine westliche Demokratie bemerkenswerte Stellungnahme kam nach einer Anfrage aus dem US-Kongress zustande.

29.08.2020 - 06:19 [ Robert F. Kennedy Jr / Twitter ]

In #Berlin launching @ChildrensHD Europe. Tomorrow, I will speak to largest crowd in #German history. We are expecting 1 million+ people protesting Bill Gates’ bio security agenda, rise of authoritarian surveillance state + Pharma sponsored coup d’etat against liberal democracy.

(28.08.2020)

28.08.2020 - 11:31 [ Movement for a People’s Party ]

Danny Glover, Chris Hedges and Former Democratic Congressional Candidates to Speak at The People’s Convention

Award-winning actor and activist Danny Glover and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges will speak at The People’s Convention on August 30 from 4-7 p.m. Eastern Time. They will be joined by two former Democratic Congressional candidates from New York, Lauren Ashcraft and Isiah James. Also joining are the Host of Act Out Eleanor Goldfield and leading basic income expert Scott Santens.

21.08.2020 - 18:00 [ Mo / Twitter ]

Speakers at the @4aPeoplesParty convention:

@CornelWest

@ninaturner

@GravelInstitute

@marwilliamson

@ProudSocialist

@jimmy_dore

This line up has me fired up!
This is the party that represents me

Mark your calendars: August 30th!

21.08.2020 - 04:39 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

E3 Außenminister zum Ersuchen der USA, den Snapback-Mechanismus auszulösen

Am 20. August 2020 haben die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika dem VN‑Sicherheitsrat ein Schreiben übermittelt und ersucht, den „Snapback“-Mechanismus auszulösen. Dieser ermöglicht es einem JCPoA-Teilnehmer, die Wiedereinsetzung der multilateralen Sanktionen gegen Iran anzustreben, die 2015 in Übereinstimmung mit der vom VN‑Sicherheitsrat verabschiedeten Resolution 2231 aufgehoben worden waren.

Frankreich, Deutschland und das Vereinigte Königreich, die sogenannten E3 stellen fest, dass die USA seit ihrem Rückzug aus der Vereinbarung am 8. Mai 2018 kein Mitglied des JCPoAs mehr sind.

Wir haben unsere Position in Bezug auf die Wirksamkeit der US-Notifizierung gemäß Resolution 2231 gegenüber dem Vorsitz und allen Mitgliedern des Sicherheitsrats sehr deutlich gemacht.

Wir können diesen Schritt, der unvereinbar mit unseren aktuellen Bemühungen um das JCPoA ist, daher nicht unterstützen.

21.08.2020 - 04:28 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

E3 Foreign Ministers‘ Statement on the JCPoA – Statement by the United Kingdom, France and Germany on the JCPoA

On 20 August, the US sent a letter to the UN Security Council requesting to initiate the ‘snapback’ mechanism, which allows a participant to the JCPoA to seek the reimposition against Iran of the multilateral sanctions lifted in 2015 in accordance with resolution 2231, adopted by the UN Security Council.

France, Germany and the United Kingdom (“the E3”) note that the US ceased to be a participant to the JCPoA following their withdrawal from the deal on 8 May, 2018. Our position regarding the effectiveness of the US notification pursuant to resolution 2231 has consequently been very clearly expressed to the Presidency and all UNSC members. We cannot therefore support this action which is incompatible with our current efforts to support the JCPoA.

20.08.2020 - 01:49 [ Politico ]

Marianne Williamson is back — to talk about forming a third party

Self-help author Marianne Williamson and former Sen. Mike Gravel — left-wing contenders who ran for the White House this cycle — will appear at the “People’s Convention.” Other previously announced headliners include Nina Turner, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign co-chair, and Cornel West, a Harvard philosopher and past Sanders surrogate.

17.08.2020 - 17:58 [ RFERL.org ]

Russian, U.S. Officials Meet In Vienna For New Arms-Control Talks As Treaty Nears End

Russian and U.S. officials have begun a third round of nuclear arms-control talks in the Austrian capital as the end of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Treaty (New START) looms.

The two-day meeting in Vienna is led by U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

17.08.2020 - 17:31 [ ORF ]

US-russische Abrüstungsgespräche in Wien fortgesetzt

Sowohl Russlands Vizeaußenminister Sergej Rjabkow als auch der US-Sonderbeauftragte Marshall Billingslea betonten vor dieser dritten Gesprächsrunde ihre Dialogbereitschaft. Die Verhandlungen im Palais Niederösterreich sollen bis morgen Abend dauern.

12.08.2020 - 08:43 [ Ava DuVernay / Twitter ]

THIS JUST IN: @IlhanMN joins @AOC and @RashidaTlaib in winning her primary election despite horrible attacks and tremendous amounts of money spent to defeat her. All that energy and all those dollars wasted, ‘cause these ladies aren’t going anywhere.

09.08.2020 - 17:30 [ Rose Movement / Twitter ]

Y’all — @Bradshaw2020 , a progressive who supports Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, just won her Senate primary race in Tennessee. Her DSCC-backed opponent had raised $2.1M. Bradshaw raised $8,400. Don’t ever tell us that progressives can’t win in the South.

(07.08.2020)

09.08.2020 - 17:25 [ CommonDreams.org ]

Outraised 250-1, Progressive Marquita Bradshaw Upsets Establishment Opponent in Tennessee Primary for US Senate

(07.08.2020)

Despite being outraised 250-1 by her establishment-backed opponent, progressive environmentalist Marquita Bradshaw scored a stunning upset victory in the Tennessee Democratic primary for an open U.S. Senate seat on Thursday after running on a platform that included Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

08.08.2020 - 21:41 [ Ben Reiff / Twitter ]

Here we go again: back at Balfour with thousands of protestors demonstrating against the Netanyahu-led government. Parallel protests taking place simultaneously in Rosh Pina, Caesarea, Mitzpe Ramon, Nazareth and Jadeidi-Makr as well as on bridges throughout the country.

08.08.2020 - 21:30 [ @democratimOrg / Twitter ]

A large banner projected onto a nearby building said “Revolution” a reference to the street where Netanyahu lives.

05.08.2020 - 18:29 [ LA Times ]

Once homeless, now poised for the House: Protest leader ousts veteran Missouri congressman

Bush’s primary win essentially guarantees her a seat in Congress representing the heavily Democratic St. Louis area. Missouri’s 1st Congressional District has been represented by Clay or his father for a half-century. Bill Clay served 32 years before retiring in 2000. William Lacy Clay, 64, was elected that year.

Clay didn’t face a serious challenger until Bush.

05.08.2020 - 18:26 [ Mother Jones ]

Black Lives Matter Activist Cori Bush Defeats Corporate-Backed Democratic Congress Member

In a stunning upset, Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush has defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, according to the Associated Press. Bush, a minister and registered nurse, has been heavily involved in protests against police violence since the 2014 Ferguson protests

31.07.2020 - 17:17 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

The Likud Continues to Drop in Polls; Joint List Gaining Strength

Labor, Otzma Yehudit, Derech Eretz, Gesher and Bayit Yehudi all part of the right-wing coalition led by Netanyahu would not pass the electoral threshold (3.25%), according to the poll. Consequently, based on this poll, the right-wing bloc, would win a total of 60 seats, one short of a majority in the 120 seat Knesset.

19.07.2020 - 17:17 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Boris Johnson exclusive interview: We will not need another national lockdown

As the PM marks one year in office, he likens shutdown to the nuclear deterrent, saying: ‘I certainly don’t want to use it’

13.07.2020 - 15:03 [ Onet News / Youtube ]

Kinga Duda apeluje do Polaków. „Wszyscy jesteśmy równi“ | Wybory Prezydenckie 2020

inga Duda zaapelowała do Polaków po wczorajszym wiecu wyborczym Andrzeja Dudy: – Chciałabym zaapelować, by nikt w naszym kraju nie bał się wyjść z domu. Niezależnie od tego, jaki mamy kolor skóry, kogo popieramy i kogo kochamy. Wszyscy jesteśmy równi. Wszyscy jesteśmy równi, nikt nie zasługuje na to, by być obiektem nienawiści – powiedziała.

13.07.2020 - 14:54 [ thefirstnews.com ]

Poland’s ‘deeply private First Daughter’ stuns crowd with election speech

“However, regardless of who wins the election, I would like to appeal to you that nobody in our country should be afraid to leave the home.

“Because regardless of what we believe, what colour we have, what views we have, what candidate we support and who we love – we are all equal and we all deserve respect.

“Nobody deserves to be hated. Absolutely no one. Let’s respect each other.”

10.07.2020 - 15:06 [ theHill.com ]

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

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

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

09.07.2020 - 17:53 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Urteil zu Steuerunterlagen: Keine „absolute Immunität“ für Trump

Der Fall wurde aber an ein Gericht unterer Instanz zurückverwiesen.

Auch verschiedene Ausschüsse des US-Repräsentantenhauses hatten die Herausgabe von Finanzunterlagen verlangt. Dem müsse zunächst aber nicht Folge geleistet werden, geht aus der zweiten Entscheidung des Gerichts hervor. Auch dieser Fall wurde an ein anderes Gericht verwiesen.

09.07.2020 - 17:51 [ theHill.com ]

Supreme Court grants NY prosecutors access to Trump’s tax returns, rebuffs Congress

The Supreme Court in a split decision on Thursday granted New York state prosecutors access to President Trump’s tax returns, even as it shielded a trove of his financial records from Congress.

The justices upheld a Manhattan district attorney subpoena for eight years of Trump’s financial documents, including his personal and corporate tax returns. But they declined to grant Congress access to records subpoenaed by a trio of Democratic-led House committees.

06.07.2020 - 20:12 [ NBC Boston ]

Justices Rule States Can Bind Presidential Electors‘ Votes

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College.

04.07.2020 - 18:37 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Crowds start to gather at newly reopened pubs across England on Super Saturday in first signs social distancing rules may start to slip tonight

– Thousands of drinkers have seized upon today’s wave of easing to enjoy their first pint post-lockdown
– But as the revelry grows livelier into the night, there are fears pub-goers will fail to stick to distancing rules
– London’s Borough Market was heaving this evening and drinkers were pictured bunched together on street
– Pub-goers are set to sink a staggering 15million pints at 23,000 establishments across the country

04.07.2020 - 18:33 [ Los Angeles Times ]

Californians are losing their fear of the coronavirus

The public increasingly ignored the rules and demanded their summer on the sand, swimming, sunbathing and just hanging out. Unable to stop the crowds, county officials simply gave up.

04.07.2020 - 12:44 [ CNN ]

Supreme Court temporarily blocks court order that cleared the way for expanded vote by mail in Alabama due to Covid-19

The court’s decision also comes as President Donald Trump has repeatedly disparaged voting by mail as prone to fraud. The President has claimed, without evidence, that there is systemic cheating with mail-in ballots and has made false accusations against states that are expanding absentee and mail-in options, despite voting by mail himself.

Numerous studies suggest that voter fraud is all but nonexistent in the US, and the President’s own voter fraud commission disbanded without finding any evidence to back up his claims.

02.07.2020 - 19:31 [ Yahoo.com ]

June jobs report: US economy adds better than expected 4.8 million payrolls, unemployment rate falls to 11.1%

The June jobs report came following a massive upside surprise in May, during which the economy unexpectedly added payrolls, when a loss of more than 7 million jobs had been expected. Estimates for the June payrolls gain spanned a wide range, though none of the more than 70 economists polled by Bloomberg ahead of time expected to see net job losses for June.

02.07.2020 - 18:29 [ theHill.com ]

Supreme Court declines to fast-track Texas Democrats‘ bid to expand mail-in voting before July primary

Texas currently only allows absentee ballots from elderly, disabled, incarcerated or traveling voters. The state’s Democrats have been seeking to expand the definition of „disabled“ to include those who fear coronavirus exposure during in-person voting.

29.06.2020 - 15:39 [ Haaretz ]

Coalition Against Annexation Meets Israeli Diplomats in 18 Cities Worldwide

Meetings like this have also taken place at the Israeli consulates in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco, as well as at the Israeli embassies in Berlin, Paris, Madrid and Copenhagen.

“In each meeting we have between three to ten representatives of local Jewish groups attend, because it’s important for us to show that this isn’t a concern just among the ‘usual suspects’ of the left.

27.06.2020 - 14:25 [ Boris Johnson #StayAlert, Boris Johnson #StayAlert @BorisJohnson Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / Twitter ]

Businesses all over the country are getting ready to open their doors again on the 4 July.

Yesterday I heard from @PizzaPilgrims
staff about how they’re making their restaurant COVID-19 Secure so customers can enjoy their pizza safely.

27.06.2020 - 14:07 [ Standard.co.uk ]

UK coronavirus LIVE: Foreign holidays given green light as more illegal block parties are held in London

From July 6, the controversial quarantine arrangements will be replaced by a traffic light system, with officials placing countries into green, amber and red categories based on the prevalence of coronavirus within each nation’s borders.

While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is expected to involve France, Greece and Spain. The list of approved countries is due to be announced next week.

27.06.2020 - 09:19 [ New York Times ]

Supreme Court Turns Down Request to Allow All Texans to Vote by Mail

The state’s primary runoff election, which was postponed in light of the pandemic, is scheduled to be held on July 14. Judge Biery’s ruling also applied to the general election in November.

27.06.2020 - 09:12 [ NPR.org ]

Minneapolis Council Moves To Defund Police, Establish ‚Holistic‘ Public Safety Force

Despite unanimous support Friday, the amendment faces a number of bureaucratic obstacles before voters can vote on it in November.

22.06.2020 - 15:04 [ iamexpat.nl ]

Black Lives Matter: Thousands of protesters gather on Dam Square in Amsterdam

(02.06.2020)

The mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, was criticised for not doing anything to stop such large crowds gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event is thought to be a potential super-spreader, which the Outbreak Management Team’s virologists and epidemiologists find concerning.

20.06.2020 - 08:04 [ theHill.com ]

Oklahoma Supreme Court denies appeal to enforce social distancing at Trump rally

The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal request to require that social distancing be enforced at President Trump’s campaign rally on Saturday, according to media reports Friday.

The decision comes in response to a lawsuit brought by two attorneys on behalf of city residents, businesses and immunocompromised individuals who claimed that the rally would put the community at increased risk of coronavirus infection.

19.06.2020 - 10:30 [ Radio Dreyeckland ]

Verfassungsgericht erklärt weite Teile eines Gesetzes gegen Hassrede für nichtig

Das Gesetz sah in seiner bisherigen Form als Hauptmassnahme vor, dass Internetplattformen binnen 24 Stunden illegale Inhalte zurücknehmen sollen, die von den Nutzern veröffentlicht wurden. Für diese Massnahme galt das deutsche Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz als Vorbild. Diese Hauptmassnahme sei mit der freien Meinungsäusserung nicht vereinbar, so das französische Verfassungsgericht.

19.06.2020 - 10:25 [ ReclaimTheNet.org ]

Victory for free speech as France’s supreme court crushes authoritarian “hate speech” laws

France’s Supreme Court equivalent rejected most parts of a bill that would obligate social media companies to remove so-called hate speech within 24 hours.

The ruling by the Constitutional Council on Thursday, June 18, 2020, is a win for free speech and even for big social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook.

18.06.2020 - 15:52 [ Prospect.org ]

Eliot Engel Down by Double Digits in New Poll

House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel’s three-decade tenure in Congress may be coming to an end.

According to new polling from Data for Progress, middle school principal and progressive congressional candidate Jamaal Bowman has cracked open a 10-point lead in his primary bid to unseat Eliot Engel, the 16-term incumbent in New York’s 16th district.

18.06.2020 - 15:44 [ New York Magazine ]

Things Are Not Going Well for Amy McGrath

McGrath faces a robust challenge from Charles Booker, the youngest Black legislator in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Booker has run to her left, and while McGrath holds a major fundraising advantage, Booker is gaining significant momentum ahead of the primary on June 23.

12.06.2020 - 04:18 [ NBC News / Youtube ]

Nationwide Protests Prompt Changes In Movies, TV And Sports | NBC Nightly News

As nationwide protests condemn racial injustice, shows like Live PD and Cops have been canceled. Disney is under pressure to rename a theme park ride and NASCAR is banning the Confederate flag.

07.06.2020 - 11:35 [ See new Tweets Conversation Geoff Diehl & KathyJoBoss: MassGOP State Committee / Twitter ]

Charlie Chase, 82 year old Air Force Vet thrown to the ground in Fall River for holding a Trump sign, was back at it today! Supported by people from all over, he had nothing but love for everyone, including his attacker, & he Fall River Police made sure they had his back!

(06.06.2020)

06.06.2020 - 06:25 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Trump to Pull Thousands of U.S. Troops From Germany

Move would cut 9,500 American service members from Germany, where 34,500 are permanently assigned, amid strains between two key NATO allies

06.06.2020 - 06:20 [ Tagesschau ]

Offenbar US-Truppenabzug aus Deutschland

Demnach ist der Abzug von 9500 US-Soldaten geplant. Derzeit sind insgesamt 34.500 in der Bundesrepublik stationiert. Ein Teil von ihnen werde nach Polen und in andere Staaten von Verbündeten verlegt, ein anderer Teil kehre in die USA zurück, so der Regierungsvertreter.

05.06.2020 - 22:05 [ BR24 ]

Trump will offenbar 9.500 US-Soldaten aus Deutschland abziehen

Ein Teil der abgezogenen Soldaten werde nach Polen und in andere Staaten von Verbündeten verlegt, ein anderer Teil kehre in die USA zurück.

01.06.2020 - 09:36 [ the Hill ]

O’Brien: Trump won’t assume control of National Guard amid protests over George Floyd death

White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday that the Trump administration will not assume control of the National Guard amid protests erupting over the death of George Floyd.

“We’re not going to federalize the Guard at this time,” O’Brien told reporters at the White House, according to Reuters.

15.05.2020 - 13:26 [ USA TODAY Politics / Twitter ]

The decrease in social distancing isn’t just in states that have ended stay-at-home orders. It’s also in states where restrictions remain.

15.05.2020 - 12:47 [ Adriana Diaz / Twitter ]

Our story tonight. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court brings an end to statewide stay at home order…and there are celebrations in places that have been off limits for weeks: bars.

15.05.2020 - 12:44 [ Chris Wick / Twitter ]

Wisconsin’s supreme court has ruled that the governor’s ordered lockdown of the state is unconstitutional. Bars and restaurants threw their doors open to willing customers and the celebration was like the end of prohibition.

15.05.2020 - 03:51 [ ORF ]

Verwaltungsgericht NÖ kippte Strafe für Privatbesuch

Anlass für dieses Urteil war eine Strafe von 600 Euro, die ein Mann – nach Meinung der Bezirkshauptmannschaft Tulln – zahlen sollte, weil er am 20. März mit seiner Frau zu einer befreundeten Familie gefahren war.

14.05.2020 - 06:07 [ CNN ]

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state’s stay-at-home order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned the state’s stay-at-home order, ruling it „unlawful“ and „unenforceable“ in a high-profile win for the state’s Republican-led Legislature.

In a 4-3 decision Wednesday, the court ruled that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers‘ administration overstepped its authority when the state Department of Health Services extended the order to May 26.

06.05.2020 - 15:10 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Rallies against the Far-Right Gov’t Follow May Day Events Nationwide

Thousands of workers, unemployed, self-employed and small business owners took part in demonstrations throughout the country Saturday night, May 2, against the economic and social policy of the far-right government, while demanding support in the wake of the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday night, rallies were held in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba, Eilat, Kiryat Shmone and Kufr Qassim, with demonstrators condemning as woefully inadequate the government’s limited economic support by means of unemployment stipends and grants.

06.05.2020 - 14:47 [ LA Times ]

Photos of raucous protests around the state | Demonstrators demand stay-at-home order be lifted

Raucous protests erupted around California this week as demonstrators demanded that Gov. Gavin Newson’s stay-at-home order be lifted.

04.05.2020 - 16:30 [ Center For Biological Diversity / Global Research ]

Colorado Bans Cruel Wildlife-killing Contests

Wildlife-killing contests are also destructive to healthy ecosystems, within which all native wildlife species play a crucial role. Coyotes and other targeted species help to control rabbit and rodent populations and restrict rodent- and tick-borne disease transmission. And prairie dogs are an important keystone species in Colorado’s ecosystem, providing essential food and digging underground tunnels used by other native wildlife.

02.05.2020 - 18:35 [ SWR.de ]

5.000 Teilnehmer auf dem Wasen: Demo gegen Corona-Einschränkungen in Stuttgart

Auf dem Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart fand am Samstag eine große Demo gegen die Einschränkungen in der Corona-Krise statt. Mehrere tausend Menschen nahmen an der Veranstaltung teil.

27.04.2020 - 22:49 [ NPR.org ]

Court Rules Detroit Students Have Constitutional Right To An Education

For decades, civil rights lawyers have tried to help students and families in underfunded schools by arguing that the U.S. Constitution guarantees children at least a basic education. Federal courts have consistently disagreed. Until now.

The ability to read and write is „essential“ for a citizen to participate in American democracy, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.

27.04.2020 - 19:09 [ Fox News ]

Tennessee, Mississippi, Montana reopen some businesses following other states easing coronavirus restrictions

The moves to reopen follow in the steps of Georgia, Oklahoma, and Alaska, which on Friday began loosening lockdown restrictions on businesses despite health officials warning the gradual return to daily life might be happening too soon.

26.04.2020 - 21:02 [ Daily Mail ]

EXCLUSIVE – Boris is BACK in Downing Street: PM is seen returning to work after coronavirus battle…as pressure grows on him to announce his plan to end the lockdow

– The Prime Minister was pictured at the back entrance of Downing Street where he smiled to a security guard
– He returns to Westminster facing restlessness for the government to publish a lockdown exit strategy
– He has been recuperating from his own coronavirus battle at Chequers home with fiancée Carrie Symonds

26.04.2020 - 13:13 [ the Hill ]

Several states starting to reopen this weekend

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee (R ) said on Monday that “the vast majority of businesses” will be allowed to reopen when the state’s stay-at-home order expires on April 30, and as of Friday state parks and dine-in restaurants were allowed to open with reduced capacity. Tennessee was one of the last states to issue a stay-at-home order.

16.04.2020 - 10:08 [ LA Times ]

Democracy beats the coronavirus in South Korea as voters turn out in record numbers

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic puts civic life on hold in many countries around the world, South Koreans turned out in record numbers to vote in their country’s parliamentary elections Wednesday, setting aside fears of the coronavirus in a democratic show of force.

16.04.2020 - 09:43 [ Tagesschau ]

Parlamentswahl in Südkorea Moons Regierungspartei siegt haushoch

Die Wahl fand trotz der Pandemie statt.

In Südkorea hat die linksgerichtete Regierungspartei von Präsident Moon Jae In bei der Parlamentswahl einen haushohen Sieg eingefahren und die absolute Mehrheit erobert.

12.04.2020 - 23:10 [ DSA, Democratic Socialists of America / Twitter ]

We are not endorsing @JoeBiden .

12.04.2020 - 20:40 [ Boris Johnson, Premierminister von Großbritannien / Twitter ]

It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life. The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives

12.04.2020 - 20:37 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Politics latest news: Boris Johnson thanks NHS staff for saving his life as he leaves hospital

„I have today left hospital after a week in which the NHS has saved my life, no question,“ he said in a message on Twitter.

The Prime Minister thanked several of the staff who looked after him by name, including two nurses who stood by his bedside for 48 hours „when things could have gone either way.“

09.04.2020 - 21:35 [ NDR ]

Corona: Gericht kippt Oster-Reisebeschränkungen in MV

Die Landesregierung wollte den Bürgern untersagen, auf die Ostseeinseln, an die Küste oder in die Region Mecklenburgische Seenplatte zu reisen. Erst am Mittwoch hatte sie ihre Verordnung noch einmal genauer gefasst, um eine drohende juristische Niederlage abzuwenden.

05.04.2020 - 10:58 [ Wisconsin Public Radio ]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Sides With GOP Over Absentee Voting Guidance

(31.03.2020)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Republican Party of Wisconsin on Tuesday in a case related to Wisconsin’s upcoming election.

The party brought the case against Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell last week.

McDonell issued guidance last week that any Dane County voter confined by the COVID-19 pandemic could mark themselves as „indefinitely confined“ on their absentee ballot application. Doing so would allow them to bypass the state’s voter ID requirement in their application.

02.04.2020 - 20:11 [ Korea Broadcasting System ]

Umfrage: Sieben von zehn Wählern wollen bei Parlamentswahl unbedingt wählen gehen

72,7 Prozent antworteten, dass sie unter allen Umständen ihre Stimme abgeben würden. Das sind 8,8 Prozentpunkte mehr als bei einer Umfrage bei der letzten Parlamentswahl

30.03.2020 - 08:44 [ ZDF ]

Gesundheitsminister Spahn – „Fast die Hälfte der Intensivbetten ist frei“

„Wir haben etwa vor zwei Wochen die Kliniken aufgefordert, planbare Operationen zu verschieben und das führt, Stand heute Abend, dazu, dass fast die Hälfte der Intensivbetten in Deutschland frei ist. Das heißt also, wir bereiten uns bestmöglich vor auf das, was da kommen kann.

Und wenn ich anfügen darf: Damit sind fast doppelt so viele Betten in Deutschland in der Intensivmedizin frei wie Italien insgesamt überhaupt hat.

25.03.2020 - 14:06 [ Haaretz ]

Knesset Speaker Resigns, Subverts High Court Ruling to Hold Vote on His Replacement

According to Knesset protocols, Edelstein’s resignation will come into effect within 48 hours. The Knesset won’t be able to vote on a new Knesset speaker until then, and Edelstein said that the Knesset will not be able to convene for a vote until Monday. Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan is looking into ways to circumvent the protocols and appoint an acting Knesset speaker.

25.03.2020 - 14:02 [ ORF.at ]

Netanjahu-Verbündeter tritt als Parlamentspräsident zurück

Nach starkem Druck der Opposition zu seiner Ablösung hat Israels Parlamentspräsident Juli Edelstein heute seinen Rücktritt erklärt. Der Schritt erfolgte vor einer erwarteten Abstimmung über einen neuen Parlamentspräsidenten. Das höchste Gericht in Jerusalem hatte festgelegt, die Wahl müsse spätestens heute abgehalten werden.

25.03.2020 - 04:20 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Backs Off of Unity With Netanyahu, Eyes Control of Parliament Instead

While last week Gantz agreed in principle to join a unity government with Likud that would be headed by Netanyahu for a limited period until Gantz replaced him, he has pulled back following criticism from supporters.

“First, we will get Israeli democracy back to working – and later we will form a government that will deal with the coronavirus and the other challenges that are on the line,” Gantz wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. “We must not let the coronavirus crisis, which requires thorough attention – medical, social and economic – trample over Israeli democracy. Not on my watch.”

25.03.2020 - 04:09 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu’s Likud accuses Blue and White of ’stealing the Parliament‘

Other special committees to be established will focus on education, violence in Israeli Arab communities and labor and welfare; the four special panels will need to be approved by the plenum Tuesday.

These included Finance and Foreign Affairs and Defense panels, with the latter set to establish a special committee that will supervise the contentious Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency)-led coronavirus patients surveillance program.

06.03.2020 - 20:28 [ CBS News ]

Surveillance court judge bars some DOJ and FBI officials from warrant process

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, the presiding judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), issued an order Wednesday setting out an additional framework for the Justice Department and FBI to follow in future FISA proceedings. The order specifies that „no DOJ or FBI personnel under disciplinary or criminal review relating to their work on FISA applications shall participate in drafting, verifying, verifying, reviewing or submitting such applications to the court.“

03.03.2020 - 15:28 [ Democracy Now ]

WATCH: Super Tuesday 2020 Coverage with Democracy Now! & The Intercept

Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Juan González and Nermeen Shaikh will be joined by The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill and others to host a rolling roundtable discussion with guests across the country, reporting real-time results and analysis as polls close in 14 states.

27.02.2020 - 17:17 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

Our statement on the news that both @PeteButtigieg and @amyklobuchar are joining @BernieSanders and @ewarren in not attending @AIPAC ’s conference. This is a watershed moment and a major victory against the bigotry that AIPAC has legitimized for decades. #SkipAIPAC

24.02.2020 - 21:16 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people. I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference. 1/2

20.02.2020 - 01:49 [ Haaretz ]

Disillusioned and Angry, These Israeli Jews Plan to Vote for Arab Party

Ravid and Yavin are among a growing number of Israeli Jews, longtime supporters of Zionist parties such as Labor and Meretz, who plan to break rank and, for the first time in their lives, vote for an Arab or mainly Arab list in the next election. In the past, Arab parties could count on Jewish voters to hand them the equivalent of a single Knesset seat. According to various internal polls that were shared with Haaretz, on March 2 the Joint List could win as many as two seats thanks to disillusioned and angry left-wing Jewish voters.

13.02.2020 - 20:30 [ CNN ]

Senate passes Iran War Powers resolution despite Trump’s opposition

The vote was 55-45. Eight Republicans voted in favor of it: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Todd Young of Indiana, Mike Lee of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Jerry Moran of Kansas.

13.02.2020 - 18:56 [ LA Times ]

Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns after caucuses chaos

After a breakdown in tallying the results on Feb. 3, it took until Feb. 6 for the state party, which operates the series of roughly 1,700 local meetings statewide, to issue what it said are complete results. In those figures, released by the party, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted. That is a margin of 0.09 percentage points.

13.02.2020 - 18:55 [ CBS News ]

Troy Price resigns as head of Iowa Democratic Party after bungled caucuses

Troy Price has resigned as the chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, CBS News has confirmed, after a bungled Iowa caucuses saga that has yet to yield any certified final results. Price made the announcement in a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee.

13.02.2020 - 18:46 [ American Federation of Musicians Local 47 ]

American Federation of Musicians Local 47 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is proud to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2020 Primary Election.

Members of the Los Angeles musicians union’s political action committee voted unanimously to recommend that the AFM Local 47 executive board – the elected leadership body of the 7,000-member union – endorse Sen. Sanders as the candidate who best represents the interests of musicians. On Tuesday, the board in turn voted unanimously to endorse Sanders in an unprecedented move for a union historically removed from taking official stances in presidential elections.

13.02.2020 - 16:08 [ Investmentweek.co.uk ]

Market Movers Blog: Chancellor resignation boosts sterling as investors expect ‚aggressive‘ fiscal spending

Commenting on the market reaction, Adam Seagrave, head of global sales trading at Saxo Markets, said: “The initial reaction has been weaker GBP but we are now seeing a rally to a new high. This is presumably the market interpreting the announcement as Boris wanting advisors who are more willing to back aggressive fiscal stimulus.”

03.02.2020 - 06:28 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Something big is happening across the country. We’re going to finish the political revolution we started.

03.02.2020 - 06:21 [ MSNBC ]

Heading into Iowa caucus, Bernie Sanders leads Iowa polls

Ahead of the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Steve Kornacki breaks down the Iowa polls and the importance of the Iowa caucuses.

01.02.2020 - 01:55 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

SHOCK POLL: Bernie takes the lead nationally

Team Rising examines the latest polling in the Democratic Presidential Primary.

01.02.2020 - 00:14 [ euronews (in English) / Youtube ]

Leave Means Leave Brexit Party at Parliament Square

A Brexit Party in Parliament Square as the UK officially leaves the EU.

01.02.2020 - 00:01 [ The Sun / Youtube ]

Brexit Day – The UK leaves the European Union

Forty-seven years and 30 days after we joined. Three decades since the rot set in with the drive towards a United States of Europe. Seven years after David Cameron promised a referendum and 3½ traumatic years since Leave won it. It is hard to exaggerate the magnitude of this moment.

25.01.2020 - 16:03 [ New York Times ]

Sanders Seizes Lead in Volatile Iowa Race, Times Poll Finds

Mr. Sanders has gained six points since the last Times-Siena survey, in late October, and is now capturing 25 percent of the vote in Iowa. Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. have remained stagnant since the fall, with Mr. Buttigieg capturing 18 percent and Mr. Biden 17 percent.

The rise of Mr. Sanders has come at the expense of his fellow progressive, Senator Elizabeth Warren: she dropped from 22 percent in the October poll, enough to lead the field, to 15 percent in this survey.

23.01.2020 - 03:28 [ Tagesschau ]

Großbritannien: Parlament beschließt Brexit-Gesetz

Das britische Parlament hat das Ratifizierungsgesetz für das Brexit-Abkommen verabschiedet. Nach dem Unterhaus passierte der Gesetzesentwurf nun auch das Oberhaus, das House of Lords.

23.01.2020 - 03:24 [ Politicshome.com ]

Brexit Bill set to become law after passing final parliamentary hurdle in House of Lords

Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill is set to become law on Thursday after clearing its finally parliamentary hurdle.

22.01.2020 - 20:31 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

STUN POLL: Bernie overtakes Biden nationally

Team Rising looks at the latest National CNN polling.

10.01.2020 - 16:12 [ Tagesschau ]

Nach US-Drohnenangriff: Irak fordert Plan für US-Truppenabzug

Mahdi habe Pompeo gegenüber zudem erklärt, dass es einige US-Truppen gebe, die ohne Erlaubnis der Regierung ins Land gekommen seien. Auch US-Drohnen seien ohne Zustimmung der Regierung im Irak aktiv. Das stelle einen Verstoß gegen die Abkommen dar, hieß es weiter.

Die US-Truppen sind auf der Grundlage einer Vereinbarung mit der irakischen Regierung aus dem Jahr 2014 im Land, bei der es um den internationalen Kampf gegen die Dschihadistenmiliz „Islamischer Staat“ geht.

10.01.2020 - 16:00 [ Washington Post ]

Iraq asks United States to set up mechanism for troop withdrawal

In a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi asked the United States to send a delegation to Iraq to set up a mechanism for U.S. troop withdrawal from the country, a statement from the prime minister’s office said Friday.

The request followed a vote by the Iraqi parliament to expel thousands of U.S. troops, a direct consequence of a U.S. drone attack that killed senior Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and nine companions in Baghdad a week ago.

01.01.2020 - 19:42 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

New general strike call in #France… ▪️The French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) called on workers to occupy all oil facilites and fuel depots in the country between January 7 and January 10 – Le Monde –

01.01.2020 - 19:34 [ ibtimes.com ]

French Unions Vow No Surrender In Month-long Strike

Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the France Unbowed (LFI) party, added on Twitter: „These are not (New Year) wishes but a declaration of war to the millions of French who refuse his reform.“

Already another day of mass protests is set for January 9, when teachers, dockers, hospital workers and other public sector employees are expected to join transport workers by striking for the day.

Energy workers have also called for a three-day blockade of the country’s oil refineries and fuel depots starting January 7, raising the spectre of petrol shortages.

19.12.2019 - 16:28 [ People's Action ]

BREAKING: PEOPLE’S ACTION ENDORSES BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – People’s Action today announced that it endorses Bernie Sanders for president in 2020. People’s Action is one of the largest multiracial people’s organizations in the country made up of 40 member organizations in 30 states and representing more than a million grassroots leaders. The organization’s strong presence in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada makes its support a crucial factor for success in the early primary and caucus states.

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 - 19:52 [ AFP news agency ‏/ Twitter ]

#BREAKING Pentagon says no US ground force will help enforce Syria safe zone

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.”