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22.03.2023 - 11:50 [ ZDF ]

Umstrittenes Positionspapier Xis – Putin: Chinas „Friedensplan“ Basis für Lösung

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin hat das international skeptisch aufgenommene Ukraine-Papier Chinas gelobt.

„Wir finden, dass viele der Positionen des von China vorgebrachten Friedensplans mit den russischen Ansätzen übereinstimmen.“

Wladimir Putin

Das Papier könne „als Grundlage für eine friedliche Lösung genommen werden können, sobald der Westen und Kiew dazu bereit sind“, sagte Putin am Dienstag im Kreml nach Verhandlungen mit Chinas Staats- und Parteichef Xi Jinping.

22.03.2023 - 11:45 [ ]

Xi-Putin meeting sends important signal to promote peace talks: Global Times editorial

During the meeting with President Putin, President Xi emphasized that „the more difficulties there are, the greater the need to keep space for peace. The more acute the problem is, the more important it is not to give up efforts for dialogue. China will continue to play a constructive role in promoting the political settlement of the Ukraine issue.“ This was positively responded by President Putin, who stated that Russia has carefully studied China’s position paper on the political settlement of the Ukraine issue and is open to talks for peace. Previously, the Ukrainian side also made positive comments on China’s stance. Obviously, China’s persistent peace efforts have produced results, increasing the hope and motivation of the international community’s peace forces. This is very precious.

21.03.2023 - 13:03 [ ]

Russia to return evacuated children to Ukraine when conditions safe, envoy assures

The issue of children `brought to Russia forcefully’ is totally“ overblown, Nebenzya said.

„We want to show it at the [UN Security Council] Arria formula meeting (scheduled for early April – TASS),“ he added.

„When conditions are safe, of course, why not,“ the Russian diplomat said.

20.03.2023 - 14:45 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s National Security Is in Peril. And the Biggest Threat Is Its Government

Almost a year ago, I completed my tour of duty as Israel’s Ambassador to Germany after four decades of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In recent months, I participated in the establishment of the Foreign Policy Forum, consisting of several former senior ambassadors, who have devoted decades to promoting the foreign relations of the State of Israel in the political, strategic, economic, security and cultural fields.

Just as we all fought on Israel’s diplomatic front in many countries, we are now fighting on the streets of Israel, shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens.

01.03.2023 - 09:37 [ ]

Belarusian president kicks off China visit with trade ties, Ukraine crisis in focus

Analysts said that Belarus‘ support for China’s position on a political settlement to the Ukraine crisis paves the way for future cooperation in multilateral frameworks such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), of which Lukashenko said he expects Belarus will become a full member in 2023.

But as a neighbor of Russia and Ukraine, Belarus faces a tough geopolitical situation, and the risks to its security environment are increasing. If the conflict expands, Belarus could be dragged into it, experts said.

01.03.2023 - 08:53 [ ]

Jahresbericht von KeepItOn: Immer mehr Länder nutzen Internetabschaltungen zur Unterdrückung

KeepItOn beobachtet, dass einige Regierungen bei der Umsetzung von Abschaltungen immer raffinierter und bewusster vorgehen würden, „um bestimmte Gruppen direkter zu treffen und die wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen zu minimieren“. Hierzu zählt die Kampagne unter anderem gezielte Abschaltungen von Mobilfunknetzen. Dies sei im Jahr 2022 eine beliebte Taktik während Protesten (26 Vorfälle) gewesen. Bei dieser Taktik gehe es darum, „die Menschen zum Schweigen zu bringen und gleichzeitig den wohlhabenden Eliten, Regierungsbeamten und bestimmten Unternehmen zu ermöglichen, mit Breitband- und Festnetzinternet zu arbeiten“.

23.02.2023 - 20:22 [ New York Times ]

What Exxon and Chevron Are Doing With Those Big Profits

(Feb. 1, 2023)

The variables that will determine oil companies’ profitability this year are largely out of their control — in both supply and demand. The war in Ukraine could expand or not; a recession in the United States and Europe could be deep or averted entirely. Prices for fuels, and inflation generally, will largely depend on how events play out.

23.02.2023 - 11:50 [ Radio China - ]

Wang Yi: Partnerschaft zwischen China und Russland richtet sich nicht gegen Dritte

Die umfassende strategische Partnerschaft zwischen China und Russland zur Koordinierung einer neuen Ära hat sich nie gegen eine dritte Partei gerichtet und duldet auch keine Einmischung durch Dritte. Dies sagte Wang Yi, Direktor des Büros des Komitees für auswärtige Angelegenheiten des Zentralkomitees der Kommunistischen Partei Chinas bei einem Treffen mit dem russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin am Mittwoch.

22.02.2023 - 17:56 [ Bloomberg TV / Nitter ]

When will President Xi come to Russia? At a meeting in Moscow, Vladimir Putin tells Beijing top foreign policy official, Wang Yi, that he’s waiting for a visit from the Chinese leader

22.02.2023 - 10:10 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden Ahead of the One-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Brutal and Unprovoked Invasion of Ukraine


Autocrats only understand one word: “No.” “No.” “No.” (Applause.)

“No, you will not take my country.” “No, you will not take my freedom.” “No, you will not take my future.”

And I’ll repeat tonight what I said last year in this same place: A dictator bent on rebuilding an empire will never be able to ease [erase] the people’s love of liberty. Brutality will never grind down the will of the free. And Ukraine — Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia. Never. (Applause.)

For free people refuse to live in a world of hopelessness and darkness.


So, tonight, I speak once more to the people of Russia.

The United States and the nations of Europe do not seek to control or destroy Russia. The West was not plotting to attack Russia, as Putin said today. And millions of Russian citizens who only want to live in peace with their neighbors are not the enemy.

This war was never a necessity; it’s a tragedy.

President Putin chose this war. Every day the war continues is his choice. He could end the war with a word.

It’s simple. If Russia stopped invading Ukraine, it would end the war. If Ukraine stopped defending itself against Russia, it would be the end of Ukraine.

That’s why, together, we’re making sure Ukraine can defend itself.

20.02.2023 - 05:47 [ Haaretz ]

Equating Israeli and Iranian Protests, U.S. Lawmakers Slam Netanyahu’s Judicial Overhaul

“All over the world liberal democracy is under siege by right-wing autocrats and fanatical extremists who are in a coordinated global attack on freedom,” says Raskin, 60, who was a constitutional law professor prior to serving in Congress.

„Fortunately, the forces of strong democracy, judicial independence, human rights and women’s equality, religious pluralism and the rule of law are on the march too – from the streets of Jerusalem to the streets of Tehran to the heroic people of Ukraine battling fascist invasion to all their powerful democratic allies in the United States and Europe,“ he continues, putting the Israeli government in some previously unimaginable company.

11.02.2023 - 05:16 [ ]

Russia Discussed With Several OPEC+ Members Plans To Reduce Crude Oil Production – Kremlin

Earlier in the day, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said Russia would voluntarily reduce crude oil production by 500,000 barrels per day in March in order to contribute to the restoration of market relations.

30.01.2023 - 19:07 [ ]

Germany warns against arms race as Ukraine pushes for missiles, jets 

The U.S. hasn’t shared any plans to send warplanes.

25.01.2023 - 19:34 [ TRT World Now / Nitter ]

US President Joe Biden spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on countries‘ close cooperation on support for Ukraine, White House says

25.01.2023 - 18:23 [ ]

WATCH LIVE: Biden remarks on U.S. tanks in Ukraine

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Biden is set to deliver remarks in the wake of the White House’s decision to supply Ukraine with Abrams tanks. 

18.01.2023 - 13:53 [ phoenix / nitter ]

„Ich will die #Bundeswehr stark machen für die Zeit, die vor uns liegt“, so der designierte Verteidigungsminister Boris #Pistorius. Er will die Soldatinnen & Soldaten eng in diesem Prozess einbeziehen und sich ggf. vor die Truppe stellen. @BMVg_Bundeswehr

16.01.2023 - 11:18 [ Haaretz ]

With only days left in his four-year term as leader of the Israel Defense Forces, Aviv Kochavi speaks out against plans for defense and security by Israel’s most extreme government ever


With only days left in his four-year term as leader of the Israel Defense Forces, Aviv Kochavi speaks out against plans for defense and security by Israel’s most extreme government ever

12.01.2023 - 03:47 [ Google News Deutschland ]

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12.01.2023 - 03:26 [ ]

PEGA-Untersuchungsausschuss: „Bedrohung für die Grundrechte und Grundprinzipien des EU-Rechts“

„Allgegenwärtige Überwachung“ gefährde nicht nur die Privatsphäre und den Datenschutz, sondern auch die Meinungsäußerungs-, die Versammlungs- und die Vereinigungs- und Religionsfreiheit. Denn wer sich konstant überwacht fühle, werde diese politischen Rechte weniger wahrnehmen. Leide die politische Partizipation in einer Demokratie, leide darunter auch die Qualität einer demokratischen und öffentlichen Sphäre. Ferner gefährde die Möglichkeit einer allumfassenden Überwachung auch den Rechtsstaat.

11.01.2023 - 13:32 [ Haaretz ]

‚Police Promised They Won’t Be Violent Against Protesters‘ in Tel Aviv This Weekend

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai met on Wednesday with former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Ya’alon, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, and attorney Eliad Shraga, chairman of The Movement for Quality Government, in light of the protest against planned judicial reforms in Israel and ahead of the Saturday demonstration in Tel Aviv.

30.12.2022 - 18:34 [ Syrian Arab News Agency - ]

10 workers martyred in a terrorist attack in al-Taym oil field in deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor,SANA- 10 workers were killed and 2 others injured in a terrorist attack that targeted 3 buses carrying workers in the al-Taym oil field in Deir Ezzor, SANA reporter reported .

Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, Bassam Tohme, said in a telephone conversation with the Syrian channel that the Syrian people are suffering from an oil crisis, and the American occupation, through its mercenaries and terrorist groups, wants to cut off the available oil part that secures the minimum needs of the Syrian people, and therefore they carried out this blatant attack on cars Shifts of workers of al-Tayyem field at al-Furat Company.

30.12.2022 - 18:26 [ ]

Syrien: Zwölf Ölarbeiter bei mutmaßlichem IS-Angriff getötet

Heute wurden bei einem mutmaßlichen Angriff des IS auf mehrere Busse in Deir al-Sor im Osten mindestens zwölf Ölarbeiter getötet, wie die Syrische Beobachtungsstelle für Menschenrechte mitteilte. (…)
Zunächst reklamierte niemand die Attacke für sich. Örtliche Quellen sagten aber, der Anschlag und die Art, wie er ausgeführt wurde, trage die Handschrift des IS.

30.12.2022 - 18:15 [ ]

CENTCOM conducts three helicopter raids in Syria and detains six ISIS operatives

(December 20, 2022)

U.S. forces conducted three helicopter raids in eastern Syria that resulted in the detention of six Islamic State operatives, according to a Tuesday statement from U.S. Central Command.

The three raids occurred “over the last 48 hours,” and one of the ISIS fighters detained was identified as al Zubaydi, whom CENTCOM described as “an Islamic State Syria Province Senior Official involved in the planning and facilitation of ISIS attacks in Syria.”

30.12.2022 - 18:04 [ ]

US and Syrian allies capture five ISIS operatives in six raids this week

(December 16, 2022)

The two allied forces resumed operations on Dec. 8, and since then, they „have conducted six partnered operations, resulting in the detention of five ISIS operatives involved in planning attacks on detention facilities holding ISIS fighters and on the Al Hol camp,“ Col. Joe Buccino, a spokesman for CENTCOM, said in a statement referring to the Syrian refugee camp.


The Syrian Democratic Forces thwarted a suicide bombing attempt at the camp in late September, though four ISIS fighters were killed in the incident. Weeks earlier, the SDF arrested “dozens of ISIS operatives” while conducting security operations at the refugee camp, and a CENTCOM spokesperson said at the time that the arrests led to the “dissolution of a major ISIS facilitation network both within the camp and throughout Syria.”

30.12.2022 - 17:32 [ ]

Deutlich mehr Öl als befürchtet in den Nord-Ostsee-Kanal geflossen

Laut Golschmidt schließt die Polizei eine Sabotage an der Pipeline inzwischen aus.

15.12.2022 - 07:38 [ Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz / Twitter ]

Putin hat sich getäuscht: Im Mut der Ukrainerinnen und Ukrainer. In Europa. In uns und dem Charakter unserer Demokratien. In unserem Willen, uns zu widersetzen gegen Großmachtwahn und Imperialismus. Das ist die wirkliche Geschichte dieses Jahres! #Regierungserklärung

13.12.2022 - 19:19 [ CNN ]

Exclusive: US finalizing plans to send Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine

“And we’re working to make sure that the Ukrainians get those systems as quickly as possible but also as effectively as possible, making sure that they are trained on them, making sure they have the ability to maintain them and all of that has to come together and it is. We have a very deliberate process established by the Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Ramstein, Germany, that meets regularly to make sure that the Ukrainians are getting what they need, when they need it.”

10.12.2022 - 20:58 [ Berliner Zeitung / Nitter ]

Wer eine #Fritzbox als Router hat, kann sich über neue Funktionen freuen.

10.12.2022 - 06:19 [ ntv Nachrichten / Nitter ]

„Ist Deutschlands Entscheidung“: USA sehen kein Problem bei „Leopard“-Lieferung

08.12.2022 - 03:42 [ Reuters ]

Suspicious packages sent to Ukrainian missions came from Germany – Kyiv

A series of suspicious packages sent to Ukrainian embassies all bore the address of a Tesla car dealership in Germany and were usually sent from post offices without video surveillance, Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Facebook that 31 Ukrainian missions in 15 countries had received such packages in what he called a „campaign of terror against Ukrainian diplomats“.

08.12.2022 - 03:06 [ ]

Chinas Corona-Politik: „Die Proteste haben etwas bewegt“

Überraschend schnell lockert Peking seine strikte Null-Covid-Politik. China-Expertin Nadine Godehardt erklärt, welche Rolle die Proteste dabei spielten – und was diese über die chinesische Gesellschaft verraten.

08.12.2022 - 01:56 [ ]

Verfassungsschutzchef über Reichsbürger: „Sie wollen diesen Staat überwinden“

Die nun hochgenommene Gruppe sei schon seit Monaten im Visier gewesen, zuerst nur von den Verfassungsschutzämtern von Bund und Ländern. „Als sich immer stärker herausstellte, dass es konkrete Planungen gab für einen gewaltsamen Umsturz mit Waffengewalt, war es Zeit, Polizei, Staatsanwaltschaft und Generalbundesanwalt einzuschalten“, so Haldenwang.

03.12.2022 - 17:02 [ J Street / Nitter ]

This is an excellent conversation with our friends @ShibleyTelhami & @ChrisVanHollen. Thank you, Sen Van Hollen, for calling out Ben-Gvir and Smotrich’s extremism and bigotry and highlighting the important work being done by progressive groups in Israel and the US to oppose them.

24.11.2022 - 10:41 [ ]

Meta links phony accounts to people ‘associated with the US military’

It marks a rare instance of the Silicon Valley-based company tying an influence campaign to the U.S. rather than a foreign nation.

Meta said that the people behind the operation “attempted to conceal their identities,” but the company’s investigation “found links to individuals associated with the US military.”

20.11.2022 - 13:47 [ ]

US and Poland have been in contact with Ukraine over missile incident

On Wednesday, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said: “We have full confidence in the Polish government’s investigation of this explosion, and they’ve been conducting that investigation in a professional and deliberate manner, and so we won’t get ahead of their work. And we’re going to stay in close touch with our Polish counterparts, as well as with our NATO allies and other valued partners”. He added that regardless of the final results of the investigation, the ultimate blame for the incident lies with Russia.

19.11.2022 - 15:47 [ Reuters ]

Ukrainian experts at Poland blast site, talks under way on Kyiv’s role in probe

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter that Ukrainian experts were already working at the site, but did not mention Kyiv’s demand to take part in the investigation.

„I am grateful to the Polish side for granting (the experts) access. We will continue our cooperation in an open and constructive manner, as closest friends do,“ he said.

19.11.2022 - 13:57 [ Flippin Coin / Nitter ]

S300 warheads are different for AD & ground. AD uses fragmentation & proximity fuse: it means the tires you see in the photo would have been shredded & there would be no crater. It’s a huge hole, so if not a cruise, a ground-attack S300. Only Russia uses those.

(Nov 16)


19.11.2022 - 13:47 [ ]

Only missile converted from S-300 to ballistic one could cause destruction like in Poland – Oleksiy Hetman

(17 November, 2022)

„If we assume that the rocket completely deteriorated and lost electronic control, then if it fell to the ground, it would also not have been able to explode. The missile does not explode from detonation, it explodes from the command of electronic equipment located inside. The Russians turned such S-300 missiles into ballistic missiles with a regular charge instead of metal balls and cubes. Such a missile can fall to the ground and explode. This missile has been processed from an anti-aircraft missile to a ballistic one. In Ukraine, such processed missiles were not made,“ Hetman stressed.

17.11.2022 - 10:05 [ Michael Butter, Professor of American Literary and Cultural History, University of Tübingen / ]

There’s a conspiracy theory that the CIA invented the term ‚conspiracy theory‘ – here’s why

(March 16, 2020)

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

Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organisation, for example, by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for us.

17.11.2022 - 08:00 [ BBC ]

Ukraine war: Kyiv not to blame for Poland missile – Zelensky

President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he had „no doubts“ that Ukraine was not to blame for the missile strike that killed two people in Poland on Tuesday.

Mr Zelensky said he had received assurances from his top commanders that „it wasn’t our missile“.

15.11.2022 - 07:38 [ Xinhua ]

Staatsoberhäupter von China und USA müssen bilaterale Beziehungen in richtige Richtung lenken: Xi

Ein Staatsmann sollte darüber nachdenken und wissen, wohin er sein Land führen wolle. Er sollte auch darüber nachdenken und wissen, wie er mit anderen Ländern und der ganzen Welt auskommen könne, fügte Xi hinzu.

Xi betonte, in dieser Zeit und in diesem Zeitalter würden sich große Veränderungen in einer Weise vollziehen, wie es sie nie zuvor gegeben habe, und sagte, die Menschheit stehe vor noch nie dagewesenen Herausforderungen.

„Die Welt ist an einem Scheideweg angelangt. Wie soll es von hier aus weitergehen? Diese Frage beschäftigt nicht nur uns, sondern auch alle anderen Länder“, sagte Xi. Die Welt erwarte, dass China und die USA ihre Beziehungen in Zukunft richtig handhaben.

Xi wies darauf hin, dass sein Treffen mit Biden die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltöffentlichkeit auf sich gezogen habe, und sagte, dass beide Seiten mit allen Ländern zusammenarbeiten sollten, um dem Weltfrieden mehr Hoffnung zu geben, das Vertrauen in die globale Stabilität zu stärken und der gemeinsamen Entwicklung einen stärkeren Impuls zu verleihen.

06.11.2022 - 11:35 [ ]

‘Tax the rich’: thousands march in London anti-austerity rally – video

Thousands of people rallied in the rain in central London to demonstrate against what they called ‘Tory austerity’ and demand an immediate general election.

05.11.2022 - 12:37 [ Cristian Terhes, Member of the European Parliament representing Romania and the Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party (PNTCD) / Nitter ]

The lockdown abusers and their enablers now call for an AMNESTY, but without confessing the damage they’ve done and asking for forgiveness. I don’t want revenge, just justice at the fullest extent of the law! Do not vote into public offices any Freedom deniers and their parties!

05.11.2022 - 12:14 [ ]

Pandemic Amnesty? Not So Fast

It is simply wrong for people to publicly advocate for segregation and unemployment of a group of people because they don’t want a medicine that is fifteen minutes old.

It is simply wrong to whip your children up into a frenzy about something you have only heard about on the mainstream news to the point where they are yelling at strangers less than two meters away.

It is simply wrong to uninvite family members from Christmas because they didn’t take the same medicine you did.

It is simply wrong to close churches—you know, those places you go to when death is near—because you think death is near!

It is simply wrong to close the borders for years on end and completely ruin businesses that rely on tourism.

It is simply wrong to demonize every dissenting opinion in the pursuit of scientific and medical answers. Something about the scientific method requiring dissenting opinions and contrary evidence to buttress claims comes to mind…

I could go on and on.

05.11.2022 - 12:10 [ ]

Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty


We have to put these fights aside and declare a pandemic amnesty. We can leave out the willful purveyors of actual misinformation while forgiving the hard calls that people had no choice but to make with imperfect knowledge. Los Angeles County closed its beaches in summer 2020. Ex post facto, this makes no more sense than my family’s masked hiking trips. But we need to learn from our mistakes and then let them go. We need to forgive the attacks, too. Because I thought schools should reopen and argued that kids as a group were not at high risk, I was called a “teacher killer” and a “génocidaire.” It wasn’t pleasant, but feelings were high. And I certainly don’t need to dissect and rehash that time for the rest of my days.

Moving on is crucial now, because the pandemic created many problems that we still need to solve.

05.11.2022 - 11:55 [ / Nitter ]

Kurz vor den Kongresswahlen in den #USA hat Präsident #JoeBiden die Wähler davor gewarnt, dass die #Demokratie im Land auf dem Spiel stehe. #Midterms


04.11.2022 - 07:50 [ ]

Saudi Arabia quells dissent inside the United States: Report

According to a report released by the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR), during the first half of 2022, Saudi Arabia executed 120 people, a number higher than that of 2020 and 2021 combined. The kingdom is on its way to surpassing the record of 186 executions set in 2019.

Most of the executions carried out this year took place on 12 March, when Saudi officials killed 81 detainees on charges of “terrorism-related activities.”

04.11.2022 - 07:18 [ ]

Ungarn ist das einzige europäische Land, das keine Waffen an die Ukraine liefert

Ungarn ist fast das einzige Land in Europa, sogar in der gesamten westlichen Hemisphäre, das sich für den Frieden im Krieg in der Ukraine einsetzt, während die Mehrheit eine eskalierende Rhetorik an den Tag legt, sagte der ungarische Außenminister am Mittwoch in Jordanien.

29.10.2022 - 03:00 [ ]

Israel: Former army chief says Ben Gvir could spark ‘civil war’

Ben Gvir – leader of the Religious Zionism party and who the Israeli army refused to draft due to his extremist activities and views – is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Polls have credited his bloc with up to 14 seats in Israel’s parliament, which would make it the third-largest faction.

Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu recently said that if he were to regain his position as the Israeli premier, Ben Gvir would be a minister in his government.

24.10.2022 - 19:15 [ Haaretz ]

WATCH NOW: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy to Haaretz: ‘Isn’t It Time for [Israel] to Choose Sides? The Democratic World, or Russian Terror?’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Haaretz Democracy Conference on Monday, saying that Moscow’s military cooperation with Tehran will likely result in Russia assisting Iran with the development of its nuclear program.

In the prerecorded video message, the Ukrainian leader said that Iran’s sale of suicide drones and provision of military instructors to Russian forces operating in his country would not have been possible without Israel’s decision to stay neutral in the conflict.

17.10.2022 - 16:52 [ Zero Hedge ]

NATO Kicks Off Nuclear War Games On Monday

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has begun its annual military drills in preparation for nuclear war on Monday. American B-52 bombers will be joined by advanced aircraft from other alliance members as they simulate a war of annihilation with Russia.

The war games, dubbed „Steadfast Noon,“ are scheduled to run through the end of October. Belgium is hosting the exercises which will take place over the North Sea and the United Kingdom.

13.10.2022 - 09:10 [ National Council of Resistance in Iran - ]

Iran: The Nationwide Uprising and the Role of MEK Resistance Units

(26th September 2022)

– One of the major characteristics of these protests is the direct and indirect role of the Resistance Units affiliated with the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) in organizing and, more importantly, working to prolong them.

– Beginning in 2014, MEK organized the Resistance Units, which, while affiliated to the organization, are ordinary citizens with regular ties and communication with others around them, in the workplace, in offices, hospitals, and in society in general. The objective conditions in society, i.e., the unresolved and profound social and political grievances, facilitated the formation of the Resistance Units.

12.10.2022 - 12:44 [ ]

Biden vows ‘consequences’ for Saudis after OPEC+ cuts output

“There’s going to be some consequences for what they’ve done, with Russia,” Biden said. “I’m not going to get into what I’d consider and what I have in mind. But there will be — there will be consequences.”

02.10.2022 - 14:32 [ ]

China thwarts proposal on legitimizing AUKUS’s nuclear submarine deal at IAEA meeting: envoy

In September 2021, the U.S., the UK and Australia established the AUKUS alliance, under which the U.S. and the UK will assist Australia in acquiring nuclear-powered submarines. China and many other countries have repeatedly expressed concerns over the transfer of nuclear weapon materials involved in the trilateral pact.

02.10.2022 - 14:08 [ China Radio International ]

China vereitelt Vorschlag über Legitimierung des Geschäfts mit den Atom-U-Booten von AUKUS bei der IAEO

Auf der Generalkonferenz der Internationalen Atomenergie-Organisation (IAEO) in dieser Woche schlugen die Vereinigten Staaten, das Vereinigte Königreich und Australien einen Änderungsantrag zu einer IAEO-Sicherheitsresolution vor, um ihr U-Boot-Geschäft im Rahmen des Vertrags über die Nichtverbreitung von Kernwaffen (NVV) zu legitimieren, zogen ihn aber später nach Chinas Widerstand zurück.

27.09.2022 - 10:47 [ ]

EVP-Chef Weber zu Italien: „Werbe für Gelassenheit“

Das wichtigste, was Italien bräuchte, wäre Stabilität, meinte Weber. Die Mehrheiten im Parlament könnten dafür sorgen, aber letztlich liege es an den handelnden Personen. Sie müssen auf jeden Fall die von der Draghi-Regierung angestoßenen Reformen umsetzen – auch im Interesse Deutschland. „Italien ist als G7-Staat sehr wichtig für Deutschland“. Deshalb müsse man das Gespräch suchen, statt zu urteilen.

25.09.2022 - 19:41 [ ]

Enemy targets in Odessa have been hit in the morning with the use of drones „Geran-2“


Strikes continued with the use of loitering ammunition at enemy military facilities in Odessa. According to the latest data, the new strikes were carried out using Geran-2 strike drones, which are called an exact copy of Iranian Shahed-136 drones.

25.09.2022 - 10:32 [ ]

Veni, vidi, veto: Giorgia Meloni’s march on Brussels

More than useless, Brussels had been hostile, she added: “We are facing the most powerful and violent attack against governments of sovereign nations opposing the dictatorship of politically correct ideology.” As examples, she cited the EU’s attempts to punish Poland and Hungary for democratic backsliding and efforts “to humiliate the British people who have freely chosen Brexit.”

21.09.2022 - 21:01 [ Democracy Now ]

At U.N., Germany’s Scholz Denounces Russian Invasion as “Imperialism”

Tuesday marked the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Many world leaders condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This is German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

21.09.2022 - 12:05 [ ]

The right to privacy in the digital age – Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

56. With this in mind, OHCHR recommends that States:

(a) Ensure that any interference with the right to privacy, including hacking, restrictions to access and use of encryption technology and surveillance of the public, complies with international human rights law, including the principles of legality, legitimate aim, necessity and proportionality and non-discrimination, and does not impair the essence of that right;

(b) Conduct human rights due diligencesystematically, including regular
comprehensive human rights impact assessments, when designing, developing, purchasing, deploying and operating surveillance systems;

(c) Take into account, when conducting human rights due diligence and
assessing the necessity and proportionality of new surveillance systems and powers, the entire legal and technological environment in which those systems or powers are or would be embedded; States should also consider risks of abuse, function creep and repurposing, including risks as a result of future political changes;

(d) Adopt and effectively enforce, through independent, impartial and well-resourced authorities, data privacy legislation for the public and private sectors that complies with international human rights law, including safeguards, oversight and remedies to effectively protect the right to privacy;

(e) Take immediate measures to effectively increase the transparency of the use of surveillance technologies, including by appropriately informing the public and affected individuals and communities and regularly providing data relevant for the public to assess their efficacy and impact on human rights;

(f) Promote public debate of the use of surveillance technologies and ensure meaningful participation of all stakeholders in decisions on the acquisition, transfer, sale, development, deployment and use of surveillance technologies, including the elaboration of public policies and their implementation;

(g) Implement moratoriums on the domestic and transnational sale and use of surveillance systems, such as hacking tools and biometric systems that can be used for the identification or classification of individuals in public places, until adequate safeguards to protect human rights are in place; such safeguards should include domestic and export control measures, in line with the recommendations made herein
and in previous reports to the Human Rights Council;

(h) Ensure that victims of human rights violations and abuses linked to the use of surveillance systems have access to effective remedies. In relation to the specific issues raised in the present report, OHCHR
recommends that States:


(a) Ensure that the hacking of personal devices is employed by authorities only as a last resort, used only to prevent or investigate a specific act amounting to a serious threat to national security or a specific serious crime, and narrowly targeted at the person suspected of committing those acts; such measures should be subject to strict independent oversight and should require prior approval by a judicial body;


(b) Promote and protect strong encryption and avoid all direct, or indirect, general and indiscriminate restrictions on the use of encryption, such as prohibitions, criminalization, the imposition of weak encryption standards or requirements for mandatory general client-side scanning; interference with the encryption of private communications of individuals should only be carried out when authorized by an independent judiciary body and on a case-by-case basis, targeting individuals if strictly necessary for the investigation of serious crimes or the prevention of serious crimes or
serious threats to public safety or national security;

Surveillance of public spaces and export control of surveillance technology

(c) Adopt adequate legal frameworks to govern the collection, analysis and sharing of social media intelligence that clearly define permissible grounds, prerequisites, authorization procedures and adequate oversight mechanisms;

(d) Avoid general privacy-intrusive monitoring of public spaces and ensure that all public surveillance measures are strictly necessary and proportionate for achieving important legitimate objectives, including by strictly limiting their location and time, as well as the duration of data storage, the purpose of data use and access to data; biometric recognition systems should only be used in public spaces to prevent or
investigate serious crimes or serious public safety threats and if all requirements under international human rights law are implemented with regard to public spaces;

(e) Establish robust well-tailored export control regimes applicable to surveillance technologies, the use of which carries high risks for the enjoyment of human rights; States should require transparent human rights impact assessments that take into account the capacities of the technologies at issue as well as the situation in the recipient State, including compliance with human rights, adherence to the rule of law,
the existence and effective enforcement of applicable laws regulating surveillance activities and the existence of independent oversight mechanisms;

(f) Ensure that, in the provision and use of surveillance technologies, public-private partnerships uphold and expressly incorporate human rights standards and do not result in an abdication of governmental accountability for human rights.

16.09.2022 - 15:18 [ Tehran Times ]

Putin meets Raisi, say ‘our positions are close’

The SCO heads of state are expected to finalize the admission of Iran and grant the status of a dialogue partner to Egypt, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Putin told Raisi that he was happy that Iran was joining the SCO.

13.09.2022 - 10:04 [ Haaretz ]

Not Just Gifts: Aide Testifies Milchan Gave Cash to Netanyahus

Hadas Klein, personal assistant to Arnon Milchan, testified on Monday that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested and received 3,000 shekels (about $900) in cash from tycoon Arnon Milchan, and that she bought his wife Sara a gift for 15,000 shekels with Milchan’s funds, also in cash. These details do not appear in the indictment, and it is the first time a claim has been presented that Netanyahu received cash from Milchan.

12.09.2022 - 13:31 [ ]

Election: ‚Gravy train is over‘ Meloni tells EU

The leader of the right-wing group said she was ready to „break the glass ceiling“ and become the nation’s first woman head of government.

06.09.2022 - 06:26 [ ]

Aus welchen Quellen kommt der Strom?

Im gesamten Jahr 2021 betrug die Einspeisung aus Erneuerbaren Energien 42,4 Prozent. 2020 waren es noch 47,1 Prozent. (…)

Durch Erdgas wurde im ersten Quartal des laufenden Jahres etwa 13 Prozent des Stroms hergestellt. (…)

Die drei Atomkraftwerke Isar 2, Emsland und Neckarwestheim 2 sind derzeit noch mit rund sechs Prozent am Strommix beteiligt.

28.08.2022 - 14:29 [ Washington Post ]

Fighting between U.S. troops and militias draws scrutiny to Syria role


President Biden’s order to strike targets belonging to Iranian-backed groups reflects a decision to act — “to protect and defend the safety of our personnel, to degrade and disrupt the ongoing series of attacks against the United States and our partners, and to deter the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran-backed militia groups from conducting or supporting further attacks on United States personnel and facilities,” the president said in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Since Army Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla took over U.S. Central Command in April, there has been a push to ensure that Iran cannot carry out attacks against U.S. forces and assets with impunity, according to a person familiar with planning, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

19.08.2022 - 05:55 [ ]

WHO: Markt von Wuhan nicht Ursprung von Covid

Christine Anderson, die auf AfD-Ticket im EU-Parlament sitzt, ist stellvertretendes Mitglied im „Covid-19 Untersuchungsausschuss“ des EU-Parlaments. Der Ausschuss, der medial äußerst unterbelichtet ist, bringt offenbar doch Details ans Licht.

So berichtet Anderson am Sonntag auf ihrem Telegram-Kanal, dass die WHO die These vom Tiermarkt in Wuhan beseitigt habe. Die Vorsitzende des Untersuchungsausschusses habe an der WHO-Hauptversammlung im Mai in Genf teilgenommen und Anderson liege nun das Protokoll vor: „Ich staunte nicht schlecht, als ich dort – halb versteckt in einem Nebensatz – das klammheimliche Verschwinden eines weiteren Corona-Narrativs feststellte.“ Das letzte Paper der WHO zum Ursprung von Covid stammt vom März 2021.

Laut dem Protokoll der Hauptversammlung würde „ein ranghoher Wissenschaftler der WHO den Tiermarkt in Wuhan nicht mehr als Ausgangspunkt der ‚Pandemie‘ betrachten.“ Es handelt sich dabei um Dr. Jaoud Mahjour, WHO-Regionaldirektor. Er soll bei der Hauptversammlung folgenden Satz gesagt haben: „Nach den Einschätzungen der WHO könnten die ersten COVID-Fälle […] auf November 2019 zurückgehen, weshalb sie den Markt in Wuhan nicht für den Ursprung des Virus hält.“

18.08.2022 - 04:58 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Italian Far-right Leader Shared Values with Likud


Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni called on Wednesday Fascism “history” and highlighting her party’s links to Israel’s Likud and conservative factions. In her video, Meloni emphasized her party’s “shared values and experience” with Israel’s Likud party, US Republicans and British Conservatives. The “Italian conservatives” she leads are “a bastion of freedom and defense of Western values,” she said, highlighting her “Christian and family values.”

15.08.2022 - 15:50 [ Friedrich Merz / Nitter ]

„So wie Herr #Lauterbach kommuniziert und handelt, erzeugt er überall Chaos und verunsichert die Bevölkerung zusätzlich. Ich kann der #Bundesregierung nur empfehlen, mit diesen unabgestimmten, unausgereiften Vorschlägen nicht ins Parlament zu kommen.“ ™

15.08.2022 - 15:47 [ dps / Nitter ]

„Nein. Mit welcher Begründung denn?“: CDU-Chef Merz gegen flächendeckende Maskenpflicht von Herbst an… @Tagesspiegel

13.08.2022 - 17:49 [ ]

Discreetly Deleted From CDC Website: “mRNA and the Spike Protein Do Not Last Long in the Body”

How many Americans took the Covid-19 jabs because they believed people like Anthony Fauci or organizations like the CDC when they said the spike proteins didn’t stay in the bodies of the injected? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Millions?

If reports that the spike proteins last indefinitely weren’t ignored by corporate media and suppressed by Big Tech, would more Americans have opted out of taking the “vaccines”? Absolutely.

Now, the CDC has discreetly removed from their website the important claim they’ve made from the beginning that spike proteins, whether injected directly into the body through J&J jabs or created by the body through the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA jabs, do not last long in the body.

13.08.2022 - 07:44 [ Bundesgesundheitsministerium / Nitter ]

Hallo @haake_daniel, der Minister ist vier Mal geimpft. Die vierte Impfung ist in seiner Corona-Warn-App aber nicht registriert.

13.08.2022 - 06:22 [ ]

Chinesische Konzerne ziehen sich von New Yorker Börse zurück

Der Lebensversicherer China Life, die Ölriesen Sinopec und PetroChina, der Alukonzern Chalco sowie der Chemiekonzern Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical kündigten gestern Anträge für ein Delisting ihrer US-Hinterlegungsscheine (ADS) noch im August an.

09.08.2022 - 15:07 [ ]

Inside the War Between Trump and His Generals

The biggest fear was that Iran would provoke Trump, and, using an array of diplomatic and military channels, American officials warned the Iranians not to exploit the volatile domestic situation in the U.S. “There was a distinct concern that Iran would take advantage of this to strike at us in some way,” Adam Smith, the House Armed Services chairman, recalled.

Among those pushing the President to hit Iran before Biden’s Inauguration, Milley believed, was the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. On December 18th, the same day that Trump met with Flynn to discuss instituting martial law, Milley met with Netanyahu at his home in Jerusalem to personally urge him to back off with Trump. “If you do this, you’re gonna have a fucking war,” Milley told him.

04.08.2022 - 14:58 [ ]

Was steckt hinter Gerüchten um den „Energie-Lockdown“?

Hartnäckig halten sich derzeit Gerüchte, dass einzelne Bildungsdirektionen bereits an Plänen tüfteln würden, die Schulen deshalb in ein energiesparbedingtes Distance Learning zu schicken. Im Bildungsministerium widerspricht man vehement: „Dass Schulen wieder flächendeckend geschlossen werden, ist ausgeschlossen“, sagt ein Sprecher von Bildungsminister Martin Polaschek (ÖVP) zur „Presse“.

31.07.2022 - 05:12 [ President Biden / Twitter ]

Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again. This happens with a small minority of folks. I’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.

28.07.2022 - 15:18 [ Fortune ]

Elon Musk has been talking about an ‘underpopulation crisis’ for years. So why did the U.S. birth rate rise 1% last year?

But a new report released Tuesday from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that compiles health data and science, reveals that birth rates in the U.S. are not collapsing, and in fact rose 1% in 2021.

“The 1% increase in the number of births in 2021 was the first increase in births since 2014,” researchers for the National Vital Statistics System, the division within the NCHS that produces reports using birth data, wrote. The data, which is based on registered birth certificates, is provisional and could be subject to change.

26.07.2022 - 21:22 [ Helsinki Times ]

Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder, says WHO

Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

The latest report is the largest review of world mental health since the turn of the century.

The figure revealed in the report is staggering but is even more worrying if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

18.07.2022 - 17:10 [ ]

Boris lashes out at Truss on tax as Tory leadership tensions explode in bloodbath contest

His comments came despite Ms Truss being seen as the „Boris Johnson continuity candidate“ with a number of his supporters backing her in a bid to stop Mr Suank entering No10.

Her attack on the former Chancellor’s record last night was one of a number of punches swung as the Tory leadership contest gets increasingly bitter.

16.07.2022 - 15:00 [ Meteorological Office - ]

The first Red Extreme heat warning issued.

Fri 15 Jul 2022

For the first time temperatures of 40°C have been forecast in the UK and the Met Office has issued the first ever Red warning for exceptional heat.

Exceptional heat is expected to affect a large part of England early next week, with temperatures likely in the high 30s C in some places and perhaps even reaching 40°C.

15.07.2022 - 08:54 [ ]

Regierungskrise in Italien: Staatschef lehnt Draghis Rücktritt ab

Mattarella habe „den Rücktritt nicht akzeptiert und den Ministerpräsidenten aufgefordert, eine Erklärung vor dem Parlament abzugeben“, teilte der Präsidentenpalast am Donnerstagabend mit. Der Staatschef ist gegen frühzeitige Neuwahlen. Laut Medienberichten plant Draghi, kommende Woche eine Parlamentsmehrheit ohne die Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung zu suchen.

22.06.2022 - 04:33 [ ]

Deutsche Minister warnen vor langer Phase der Entbehrung

„Meine Sorge ist, dass wir in einigen Wochen und Monaten eine sehr besorgniserregende Situation haben könnten“, sagte Lindner gestern im ZDF-„heute journal“. „Es geht ja um drei bis vier, vielleicht fünf Jahre der Knappheit.

15.06.2022 - 09:14 [ ]

Zelensky: We ready to negotiate war end when ‚opposing side‘ ready to end it

According to Zelensky, „we are on our own land, this is our people and our territory.“ „It is very painful to lose people. But we will lose everything if we give in to Russia in this war,“ the president stressed.

He also confirmed the information about the visit to Ukraine of German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, saying at the end of the interview: „It is very important that Chancellor Scholz is coming now, during the war.“

10.06.2022 - 19:40 [ Texas Tribune ]

Waiting for keys, unable to break down doors: Uvalde schools police chief defends delay in confronting gunman

Eventually, a janitor provided six keys. Arredondo tried each on a door adjacent to the room where the gunman was, but it didn’t open.

Later, another key ring with between 20 and 30 keys was brought to Arredondo.

“I was praying one of them was going to open up the door each time I tried a key,” Arredondo said in an interview.

None did.

Eventually, the officers on the north side of the hallway called Arredondo’s cellphone and told him they had gotten a key that could open the door.

The officers on the north side of the hallway formed a group of mixed law enforcement agencies, including U.S. Border Patrol, to enter the classroom and take down the shooter, Arredondo said.

10.06.2022 - 19:30 [ CNN ]

Uvalde school police chief says he didn’t keep officers from breaching massacre scene and didn’t consider himself the commander, report says

I didn’t issue any orders,“ he told the Tribune, though the outlet reports the chief did instruct officers to start breaking the outside windows of other classrooms and begin evacuating students. „I called for assistance and asked for an extraction tool to open the door“ of one of the classrooms where the shooting happened, he said.

Arredondo „assumed that some other officer or official had taken control of the larger response,“ the Tribune wrote.

03.06.2022 - 03:37 [ ]

Justiz: Von der Leyen hält Druck auf Polen aufrecht

Bisher hatte Brüssel die Gelder wegen des Streits um das Justizsystem blockiert. In der vergangenen Woche stimmte das polnische Parlament jedoch für eine Abschaffung der umstrittenen Disziplinarkammer für Richter und Richterinnen. Diese soll durch ein neues Gremium ersetzt werden.

02.06.2022 - 15:13 [ ]

Border patrol agent drove 40 miles to respond to mass shooting at Uvalde elementary school, sources say


Escalon said Ramos entered the school through an unlocked door. DPS officials said at 11:44 am officers entered the school and came under heavy gunfire from Ramos. (…)

Sources close to this investigation tell KPRC 2 Investigates the Border Patrol agent who is credited with stopping Ramos was eating lunch at the Mill Creek Café in the town of Leakey when he heard the call go out over his radio. Sources tell KPRC 2 even though the agent was not in uniform, he didn’t hesitate to jump into his vehicle and drive 40 miles to Robb elementary. We are told the agent is a member of Border Patrol’s tactical team known as BORTAC.

02.06.2022 - 14:58 [ CNN ]

A timeline of how the Texas school massacre — and the police response — unfolded

(June 1, 2022)

11:33 a.m.: The shooter enters the school and begins shooting into a classroom, which is connected to a second class. He shot „at least“ 100 rounds, McCraw said.


11:42 a.m.: A source close to a teacher receives a text saying there was an active shooter on campus. CNN saw the text chain and confirmed the timestamps.


12:15 p.m.: Members of the Border Patrol’s tactical unit, BORTAC, arrive on scene, McCraw said.


12:50 p.m.: Law enforcement breach the locked classroom door using keys from a janitor, McCraw said. They shoot and kill the suspect.

28.05.2022 - 19:22 [ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / ]

I told President @ZelenskyyUa this morning that we stand with Ukraine for the long-term. We’ll continue to provide equipment to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces defend their country, and we’re working intensively to find ways to resume grain exports & avert a global food crisis.

28.05.2022 - 06:29 [ ]

Border Patrol Agents Killed the Uvalde School Shooter. But Why Were They on the Scene?

A CBP official told Texas Monthly that as emergency calls first came in, four agents with CBP’s Bortac SWAT team were investigating stash houses on the border to the west of Uvalde. The agents immediately responded, arriving at the school just before noon. Bortac (Border Patrol Tactical Unit) is CBP’s’s paramilitary force, an elite group of agents trained to exchange gunfire with cartels.

20.05.2022 - 12:39 [ Tagesschau,de ]

Spionage-Allianz: Ermittlungen zu Kriegsverbrechen unterstützen

Die Justizminister des Geheimdienstnetzwerks Five Eyes haben der Ukraine ihre Unterstützung bei der Verfolgung russischer Kriegsverbrechen zugesagt. Sie würden auch die Ermittlungen des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs (IStGH) unterstützen, erklärten die Ressortverantwortlichen der USA, Großbritanniens, Australiens, Neuseelands und Kanadas.

14.05.2022 - 12:34 [ ]

Selenskyj warnt vor weltweiten Hungersnöten

„Wie viel müsste man dann investieren, um solche Folgen zu überwinden? Diese Fragen sollten diejenigen beantworten, die die Sanktionen gegen Russland hinauszögern oder versuchen, die Hilfe für die Ukraine zu verzögern“, sagte der Präsident in einer Videoansprache am späten Abend.

09.05.2022 - 09:24 [ White House ]

G7 Leaders’ Statement

1. Today, on 8 May, we, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), alongside Ukraine and the wider global community, commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe and the liberation from fascism and the National Socialist reign of terror, which caused immeasurable destruction, unspeakable horrors and human suffering. We mourn the millions of victims and offer our respect, especially to all those who paid the ultimate price to defeat the National Socialist regime, including the western Allies and the Soviet Union.

2. Seventy-seven years later, President Putin and his regime now chose to invade Ukraine in an unprovoked war of aggression against a sovereign country. His actions bring shame on Russia and the historic sacrifices of its people. Through its invasion of and actions in Ukraine since 2014, Russia has violated the international rules-based order, particularly the UN Charter, conceived after the Second World War to spare successive generations from the scourge of war.

03.05.2022 - 12:29 [ Daniel Schade / Twitter ]

Worauf beruht also diese deutliche Aussage? Die entsprechende Fußnote zeigt, dass diese lediglich auf der Aussage eines einzigen in der @NZZ im Februar zitierten/interviewten Völkerrechtlers beruht.

Das ist angesichts der Tragweite der Aussage meiner Meinung nach etwas dünn.

03.05.2022 - 11:36 [ ]

Putin can declare formal war on Ukraine by May 9 for full mobilisation of forces: US

The declaration of war, according to a CNN report, would allow the full mobilisation of Russia’s reserve forces as they attempt to conquer eastern and southern Ukraine.

29.04.2022 - 08:49 [ ]

Scholz zu Angriff auf Ukraine: „Krieg gegen alles, was Demokratie ausmacht“

Bundeskanzler Scholz hat dem russischen Präsidenten Putin vorgeworfen, das Prinzip der Demokratie bekämpfen zu wollen. Der Krieg richte sich nicht nur gegen die Ukraine, sondern auch gegen Werte wie Freiheit und Menschenwürde.

27.04.2022 - 20:04 [ ]

Baerbock zur Hilfe für Ukraine: Panzerlieferung war „kein Schnellschuss“

Die Ministerin wies zudem den Vorwurf zurück, dass sich Deutschland durch die Waffenlieferungen zur Kriegspartei machen könnte: Völkerrechtlich sei die Lieferung schwerer Waffen kein Kriegseintritt, weil damit das in der UN-Charta verbriefte Recht der Ukraine auf Selbstverteidigung unterstützt werde, sagte sie. Sie schränkte jedoch ein: „Da Herr Putin deutlich gemacht hat, ihn interessiert diese Charta der Vereinten Nationen nicht mehr so herzlich, wird er sich wahrscheinlich auch nicht an jede Völkerrechtsnorm entsprechend halten.“

27.04.2022 - 10:57 [ ]

Blatt könnte sich für Ukraine wenden

Bisher war man davon ausgegangen, dass die russische Armee vor allem bei schwerem Gerät und Feuerkampf haushoch überlegen ist. Mittlerweile zirkulieren aber vom US-Verteidigungsministerium geäußerte Spekulationen, dass die Verluste Russlands so hoch seien, dass die Ukraine vor allem durch Lieferungen von T-72-Panzern aus europäischen Ländern mehr Panzer im Land habe als Russland.

26.04.2022 - 10:50 [ Verteidigungsministerium / Twitter ]

Deutschland wird Gepard-Flugabwehrpanzer liefern, das verkündete Ministerin Lambrecht soeben in Ramstein. Mehr als 30 Nationen stimmen sich hier auf der Konferenz über die Unterstützung für die 🇺🇦 ab. Unsere Stärke in #NATO und EU ist unsere Geschlossenheit.

25.04.2022 - 13:31 [ RND / Twitter ]

Laut dem Unionsfraktionsvize Johann #Wadephul will die CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion mit einem Antrag im Bundestag über die Lieferung schwerer Waffen abstimmen. Es gebe eine klare Mehrheit im Parlament, sagte Wadephul am Freitag. #Waffenlieferungen


25.04.2022 - 12:54 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

US-Verteidigungsminister lädt nach Ramstein ein – und keiner fragt, wo da unsere Souveränität bleibt

Der Umgang mit solchen Vorgängen, der Umgang mit der Begrenzung und Beschädigung unserer Souveränität ist in den letzten 30 Jahren nicht besser, sondern schlechter geworden.

24.04.2022 - 09:32 [ ]

Selenskyj: Partner liefern endlich erbetene Waffen


Die Partner der Ukraine liefern Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj zufolge nun endlich die Waffen, um die sein Land gebeten habe. Diese würden helfen, die Leben Tausender Menschen zu retten, erklärte er in einer Videoansprache in der Nacht auf heute.

21.04.2022 - 07:32 [ ]

Wirecard, Marsalek und die Schlapphüte: «Dann gnade ihm Gott»


Einer der beiden Ex-Koordinatoren, der 2018 pensionierte ehemalige Staatssekretär Klaus-Dieter Fritsche, bestätigte, dass er im Ruhestand als bezahlter Berater für Wirecard tätig gewesen ist. Wirecard habe die Kontakte zur Bundesregierung verbessern wollen. Er, Fritsche, habe Konzernvertretern im September 2019 einen Termin mit dem Wirtschaftsberater von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel vermittelt.


Wer wirklich mit Geheimdiensten zu tun habe, rede nach seiner Erfahrung nicht darüber. Und auf die Frage, ob sich Marsalek unter dem Schutz russischer Geheimdienste in Russland befinden könnte, sagte Fritsche, das wisse er nicht. Sollte es so sein, «dann gnade ihm Gott».

19.04.2022 - 16:12 [ Andrei B. Sterescu, Economist @ECB / Twitter ]

2/6 Despite growing momentum behind a EU initiative to embargo Russian energy, Germany 🇩🇪 has been one of the most reticent Member States to consider a total embargo, citing heavy economic and social costs.

19.04.2022 - 13:40 [ ]

An EU embargo on Russian oil in the works – French minister

„I hope that in the weeks to come we will convince our European partners to stop importing Russian oil,“ Le Maire told Europe 1 radio.

13.04.2022 - 14:38 [ EPP Group, The largest political group in the @Europarl_EN / Twitter ]

EU sanctions work and have made an impact on the Russian economy. However, we need to close the loopholes in order to cut off the financial drip for the war machine. We call on the EC to urgently extend #SWIFT sanctions to more banks from #Russia and #Belarus.

30.03.2022 - 16:32 [ Radio China International ]

Wang Yi trifft Außenminister Russlands und Pakistans

Zur Ukraine-Frage sagte Wang, diese Frage habe eine komplexe Geschichte und sei sowohl das Ergebnis eines langjährigen europäischen Sicherheitskonflikts als auch das Ergebnis einer Mentalität des Kalten Krieges und der Konfrontation zwischen den Blöcken. In der gegenwärtigen Situation unterstütze China Russland und die Ukraine dabei, die Friedensgespräche fortzusetzen, unterstütze die bisher erzielten positiven Verhandlungsergebnissen, die schnelle Abkühlung der Lage vor Ort sowie die Bemühungen Russlands und aller Parteien, eine humanitäre Krise größeren Ausmaßes zu verhindern.

28.03.2022 - 18:34 [ ]

Summit to Become Regular Forum, Unity Will ‚Deter Iran,‘ Israel’s Lapid Says

Decrying terror and envisioning peace, the foreign ministers of Israel, Morocco, Egypt, Bahrain, the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates seek to counter Iran through ’new regional architecture‘

26.03.2022 - 21:41 [ Reuters ]

White House says Biden is not calling for regime change in Russia

„The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change,“ the official said following Biden’s speech in Warsaw.

26.03.2022 - 18:57 [ ]

Russischer Verteidigungsminister Schoigu wieder aufgetaucht

Die Aufnahme ist nicht datiert, der Verteidigungsminister macht russischen Nachrichtenagenturen zufolge darin aber eine Anspielung auf ein Treffen mit dem Finanzminister, das gestern stattgefunden habe.

26.03.2022 - 10:06 [ ]

Konflikt zwischen Präsident Moon und gewähltem Nachfolger Yoon verschärft sich

Präsident Moon Jae-in ernannte am Dienstag den Direktor der Asien- und Pazifikabteilung beim Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF), Rhee Chang-yong, zum neuen Gouverneur der Bank of Korea. Das Präsidialamt teilte mit, die Nominierung nach einer Unterredung mit Yoons Seite vorgenommen zu haben. Damit sollte ein Vakuum auf dem Posten verhindert werden, da die Amtszeit des amtierenden Zentralbank-Chefs Lee Ju-yeol Ende März ablaufe. Aus Yoons Lager hieß es jedoch, dass es zu der Frage keine eingehende Besprechung gegeben habe.

25.03.2022 - 14:33 [ ]

Nehammer am Donnerstag bei Scholz in Berlin

Nehammer werde in Berlin außer Scholz den deutschen Bundespräsidenten Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Wirtschaftsminister Robert Habeck (Grüne) und Finanzminister Christian Lindner (FDP) treffen. Die Gespräche werden voraussichtlich den Krieg in der Ukraine, allgemeine europäische Fragen, den Westbalkan und die bilateralen Beziehungen behandeln.

24.03.2022 - 12:43 [ Washington Post ]

Biden holds emergency NATO talks in Europe as Ukraine war hits one month

In a flurry of meetings, Biden and major allies are expected to announce plans to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian energy, new sanctions and more military deployments to Eastern Europe — even as divisions emerge about how to deter Moscow. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Biden will also discuss “potential contingencies” in the event of a Russian cyberattack or chemical weapons.

23.03.2022 - 14:39 [ ]

Biden warns of chemical warfare threat as he leaves for Europe

When asked what he will say to European leaders, Biden said he will say it face-to-face when he arrives.

“All I have to say, I’m going to say it when I get there,” Biden said, adding that he will be “happy to talk to you guys when I get back,” referring to reporters.

20.03.2022 - 18:32 [ Jen Psaki / Twitter ]

We will have additional details of @potus trip to Europe to announce later today. The trip will be focused on continuing to rally the world in support of the Ukrainian people and against President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, but there are no plans to travel into Ukraine.

18.03.2022 - 19:30 [ ]

Asow-Bewegung: Rechtsextreme Unterstützung aus Deutschland?

Das Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz geht davon aus, dass nur sehr wenige deutsche Rechtsextremisten in der Ukraine seien. Eine niedrige einstellige Zahl. Das Bundeskriminalamt schränkt jedoch ein, dass eine genaue Zahl der Ausgereisten nicht vorliege.

Ritzmann ergänzt, der militärische Teil, das Asow-Regiment sei inzwischen dem ukrainischen Innenministerium unterstellt und kämpfe auf der Seite der Ukraine. „Damit ist es offizieller Bestandteil der ukrainischen Streitkräfte“, so Ritzmann, in „die militärische Hierarchie integriert“.

15.03.2022 - 15:06 [ יאיר לפיד - Yair Lapid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel / Twitter ]

Israel, like Slovakia, condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and calls for an end to the fighting. There is no justification for violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and there is no justification for attacks on a civilian population.


12.03.2022 - 16:18 [ Interfax Ukraine ]

Russian propagandists to respond in same way as those who drop bombs on innocent people – Zelensky

„War crimes are impossible without propagandists covering them up. I want to tell them one thing: you will respond in the same way as those who order bombs to be dropped on civilians,“ he said in a video statement distributed on Thursday afternoon.

„We will find all the property of propagandists and persons associated with them. We will do everything to have it seized, wherever it is. You love the rich life. Love prosperous countries. You won’t have it anymore. And this is just the beginning,“ he said, adding that „you will be prosecuted for complicity in war crimes.“

12.03.2022 - 15:59 [ ]

A pregnant Ukrainian influencer who survived the Mariupol maternity-hospital bombing gave birth to a daughter

A photo of a bloodied Vishegirskaya fleeing the hospital made global headlines, prompting the Russian Embassy to falsely claim she was a crisis actor, saying she was not at the hospital at the time of the attack and was wearing „some very realistic make-up.“

12.03.2022 - 15:10 [ ]

«Больше недели им не продержаться» Жители Мариуполя — о гуманитарной катастрофе, которая разворачивается у них на глазах

(March 8, 2022)

Игорь рассказал, что в последние дни февраля в роддом, где работает его мать, пришли люди в форме. Он не знает, были это бойцы ВСУ или националистического батальона «Азов» (запрещен в РФ). Военные сбили все замки, разогнали персонал роддома, а в здании устроили огневые точки, чтобы, как они объяснили медикам, подготовить к обороне «крепость Мариуполь». На возражения у военных реакция стандартная: удары прикладами, стрельба в воздух.

12.03.2022 - 15:05 [ Axios,com ]

Zelensky: Russia’s deadly hospital bombing proof of genocide

What he’s saying: „A children’s hospital. Maternity hospital. What did they threaten the Russian Federation with?“ Zelensky said in a televised address on Wednesday.

„What kind of country is this — the Russian Federation, which is afraid of hospitals and maternity hospitals and destroys them?“ he continued.

11.03.2022 - 20:15 [ Reuters ]

Ukraine says Belarus leader was with Putin at time of ‚false-flag attack‘

Moscow did not immediately comment on a statement by Ukraine’s border service that several Belarusian border villages had been bombed by Russian warplanes to create a reason for Belarus to join Russia’s war against Ukraine.

07.03.2022 - 11:18 [ ]

Ukrainische Hafenstadt Mariupol: Evakuierung erneut gescheitert

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin machte dafür bei einem Gespräch mit dem französischen Staatschef Emmanuel Macron die Ukraine verantwortlich, die sich nicht an die vereinbarte Feuerpause halte, wie der Kreml mitteilte. Ukrainische Nationalisten hätten nicht zugelassen, dass die Menschen aus Mariupol und aus Wolnowacha in Sicherheit gebracht werden können, hieß es vom Kreml.

06.03.2022 - 12:05 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

The #Ukrainian authorities are negotiating to arrange the evacuation of #Hostomel and #Bucha, which are in the #Kyiv region, because these cities are constantly shelled by #Russian troops,“ #Arestovich said.

06.03.2022 - 12:00 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

The #Mariupol City Council announces the evacuation of civilians at 12:00.

06.03.2022 - 11:53 [ ]

Neuer Evakuierungsversuch in Mariupol

Örtliche Behörden teilten über den Messenger-Dienst Telegram mit, dass ab 11 Uhr Mitteleuropäischer Zeit ein zweiter Anlauf für die Evakuierung der seit Tagen umkämpften Stadt unternommen werden soll.

Dafür sei mit den russischen Truppen erneut eine Feuerpause vereinbart worden. Diese sollte nach Angaben des Koordinierungszentrums von Mariupol um 9 Uhr Mitteleuropäischer Zeit beginnen und bis 20 Uhr eingehalten werden.

03.03.2022 - 08:13 [ Paul Huemer / Twitter ]


01.03.2022 - 09:19 [ ]

EU to help Ukraine with intelligence from own satellite centre-EU’s Borrell

BRUSSELS – The European Union has asked its satellite centre in Madrid to provide intelligence to Ukraine about Russian troop movements and EU countries are determined to further increase their bilateral military support to Kiyv, the EU’s head diplomat said.

01.03.2022 - 09:18 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

The #EU will transfer space intelligence data on #Russian troops to #Ukraine.

27.02.2022 - 09:16 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - ]

Joint Statement on Further Restrictive Economic Measures: 26 February 2022

Specifically, we commit to undertake the following measures:

First, we commit to ensuring that selected Russian banks are removed from the SWIFT messaging system. This will ensure that these banks are disconnected from the international financial system and harm their ability to operate globally.

Second, we commit to imposing restrictive measures that will prevent the Russian Central Bank from deploying its international reserves in ways that undermine the impact of our sanctions.

Third, we commit to acting against the people and entities who facilitate the war in Ukraine and the harmful activities of the Russian government. Specifically, we commit to taking measures to limit the sale of citizenship—so called golden passports—that let wealthy Russians connected to the Russian government become citizens of our countries and gain access to our financial systems.

Fourth, we commit to launching this coming week a transatlantic task force that will ensure the effective implementation of our financial sanctions by identifying and freezing the assets of sanctioned individuals and companies that exist within our jurisdictions. As a part of this effort we are committed to employing sanctions and other financial and enforcement measures on additional Russian officials and elites close to the Russian government, as well as their families, and their enablers to identify and freeze the assets they hold in our jurisdictions. We will also engage other governments and work to detect and disrupt the movement of ill-gotten gains, and to deny these individuals the ability to hide their assets in jurisdictions across the world.

Finally, we will step up or coordination against disinformation and other forms of hybrid warfare.

26.02.2022 - 15:35 [ Russia in India / Twitter ]

Highly appreciate India’s independent and balanced position at the voting in the UNSC on February 25, 2022. In the spirit of the special and privileged strategic partnership Russia is committed to maintain close dialogue with India on the situation around Ukraine

24.02.2022 - 20:55 [ Times of India ]

PM Modi speaks to Putin, urges immediate end to violence between Russia & Ukraine

„Prime Minister [Modi] reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue,“ the statement said.

It said that during the phone call, PM Modi appealed for an immediate cessation of violence, and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue.

24.02.2022 - 20:46 [ ]

China opposes any act of inciting war: FM spokesperson

In response to the U.S. State Department spokesperson’s remarks on Ukraine, Hua said the United States is not qualified to tell China what to do on the issue of respecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

„Even today, we are still facing the real threat from the United States and its so-called allies wantonly interfering in China’s internal affairs and undermining China’s sovereignty and security on Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan issues,“ she said.

24.02.2022 - 20:37 [ ]

Chinese, Russian FMs hold phone conversation

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday held a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

24.02.2022 - 09:28 [ ]

Fighting raging in Donbass – militia chief

In a statement, Eduard Basurin said that „the armed forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic are attacking the positions of the Ukrainian Army along the entire line of contact, using every means of destruction available to them,“ he said.

Earlier the same morning, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced it had begun strikes against military targets across Ukraine, with explosions heard in major cities.

19.02.2022 - 18:30 [ Candice Bergen, Member of Parliament for Portage—Lisgar & @CPC_HQ Leader / Twitter ]

There are no more blockades at any borders. Invoking the Emergencies Act is a power grab by the Trudeau government.

19.02.2022 - 18:16 [ Ezra Levant / Twitter ]

5. Trudeau has had a vendetta against Alexa ever since she asked this question of him during the election debates (after trying and failing to keep her kept out):

17.02.2022 - 17:51 [ ]

‚These are serious ethical issues‘: James O’Keefe demands answers after FDA executive officer is caught on Project Veritas hidden camera admitting Biden will force an ANNUAL Covid shot that would be a ‚recurring fountain of revenue‘ for drug firms

– FDA executive Christopher Cole was secretly recorded by a Project Veritas undercover employee posing as his date during a series of dinner meetings
– He was caught on camera dishing out his thoughts about vaccine mandates, saying he believed they would be become annual requirements
– He also suggested that the Biden administration had financial incentives for pushing the vaccine, saying they’re a ‚recurring‘ source of income
– During a follow-up Project Veritas interview, Cole said he’d been tricked during a ‚hack job‘ investigation and that his comments were taken out of context
– He said his office was not involved in the approval of vaccines
– Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe is now demanding the FDA answer to the allegations that its officials are motivated by the ‚fountain of revenue‘ it receives from pharmaceutical companies
– O’Keefe told Sean Hannity Wednesday night: ‚There are serious ethical issues‘

17.02.2022 - 17:44 [ ]

FDA-Beamter vor versteckter Kamera: Politik plant jährliche Covid-Impfung

Die Aussagen sind verstörend, überraschen aber möglicherweise gar nicht so sehr: „Die Arzneimittelhersteller, die Lebensmittelhersteller, die Impfstoffhersteller. Sie zahlen uns also Hunderte von Millionen Dollar pro Jahr, um die Gutachter einzustellen und zu behalten, die ihre Produkte genehmigen“, so Cole im zweiten Teil des Videos.

Coles Aufgabe in der FDA sei es, den Behörden ein Rahmenwerk für Sicherheit und Effektivität zu bieten.

17.02.2022 - 07:05 [ WELT Netzreporter / Youtube ]

WOLFGANG KUBICKI: Corona-Klartext! „Die Impfpflicht wird sich im März erledigt haben“

WOLFGANG KUBICKI: Corona-Klartext! „Die Impfpflicht wird sich im März erledigt haben“

Der stellvertretende FDP-Vorsitzende Wolfgang Kubicki hat sich dafür ausgesprochen, auch die Maskenpflicht aufzuheben.

17.02.2022 - 06:59 [ Julius Böhm, Schreibe für @BILD / Twitter ]

#FDP-Urgestein Wolfgang #Kubicki sieht die Diskussionen um #Lockerungen „entspannt“ & verspricht: „Spätestens zum 20. März laufen die Corona-Maßnahmen aus, weil es dann keine Mehrheit im Deutschen Bundestag mehr für eine Verlängerung geben wird.“


– mehr dazu morgen @BILD

10.02.2022 - 16:21 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

In diesen schwierigen Zeiten müssen die kritischen Geister zusammenhalten

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31.01.2022 - 05:34 [ ]

U-turn on mandatory Covid vaccinations for NHS and social care workers

Mandatory Covid jabs for NHS and social care workers are set to be scrapped, The Telegraph can reveal, after warnings of crippling staff shortages if the plan went ahead.

Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, will on Monday meet fellow ministers on the Covid-Operations Cabinet committee to rubber stamp the decision on the about-turn.

31.01.2022 - 04:35 [ ]

Berset gibt den Ausstiegsfahrplan vor – auch Zertifikat soll fallen: Massnahmen bis 16. Februar weg!

Wie lange das Masketragen noch bleibt und ob wir uns künftig wie asiatische Touristen eine Hygienemaske aufsetzen, wenn wir Schnupfen haben oder uns unwohl fühlen, wird sich weisen.

Doch das, was SP-Bundesrat Berset am Freitag bekannt gab, ist weit mehr als bloss die Rücknahme von ein paar lästigen Corona-Massnahmen. Es ist die Abkehr vom Corona-Modus.

17.01.2022 - 05:50 [ ]

FBI identifies hostage-taker at Colleyville, Texas synagogue

Two law enforcement officials told CNN earlier Saturday that investigators believe the hostage taker may have been motivated by a desire to release Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence at a facility in Texas. She was convicted in 2010 on seven charges, including attempted murder and armed assault on US officers in Afghanistan.

„We do believe from our engaging with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community, but we’ll continue to work to find motive,“ DeSarno said.

17.01.2022 - 04:25 [ Haaretz ]

‚Slim‘ Chances to Reach Netanyahu Plea Deal Before Attorney General Retires

Since negotiations for a plea bargain were first made public, Mendelblit has been harshly criticized by Justice Ministry officials and the legal team that manages Netanyahu’s corruption cases, which will be required to negotiate with the former prime minister’s defense attorneys on the wording of the amended indictment. Sources close to the attorney general also believe that he will have a difficult time converting those who oppose the deal in the time he has left.

12.01.2022 - 13:41 [ ]

„Probleme mit der Immunreaktion“ – EMA warnt vor zu häufigen Booster-Impfungen

Häufiges Boostern mit Coronavirus-Impfstoffen in kurzen Abständen kann zu einer Überlastung des Immunsystems führen. Davon hat Marco Cavalieri, der Direktor für Impfstrategien der Europäischen Arzneimittelagentur (EMA), auf einer Pressekonferenz in Amsterdam berichtet. Wörtlich hieß es:

„Strategien, die die Verabreichung von Auffrischungsdosen in kurzen Abständen innerhalb von vier Monaten vorsehen, können zu Problemen mit der Immunreaktion führen. Die Antwort kann möglicherweise nicht so gut ausfallen, wie wir erwarten.“

12.01.2022 - 13:32 [ ]

Repeat booster shots have immune-system risks: European Medicines Agency

European Union regulators warned that frequent Covid-19 booster shots could adversely affect the immune system and may not be feasible.

Repeat booster doses every four months could eventually weaken the immune system and tire out people, according to the European Medicines Agency.

11.01.2022 - 20:39 [ ]

UKHSA Update: Pandemie der Geimpften bei Neuinfektionen

Seit Monaten zeigen die offiziellen Daten des Britischen UK Health Security Agency UKHSA (vormals Public Health England PHE): Keine „Vorteile“ der Geimpften bei Neuinfektionen.

In 7 von 8 Altersgruppen infizieren sich Doppel Geimpfte häufiger als Ungeimpfte. In 6 Altersgruppen davon sehr deutlich. In den 4 Altersgruppen zwischen 18-59 Jahren liegt der Unterschiedsfaktor bei über 2, in den mittleren teils bei 2,5.

11.01.2022 - 19:56 [ ]

CNN anchor calls out CDC for ‚misleading‘ COVID hospitalization data, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta agrees

CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the network’s top medical correspondent, agreed Monday the method being used by the government to report COVID-19 hospitalizations is explicitly „misleading.“
What is the background?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which manages COVID data reporting, does not distinguish between people hospitalized for COVID (meaning complications from the virus caused them to be hospitalized) or people hospitalized with COVID (meaning people who test positive for COVID after being admitted for reasons unrelated to the virus).

11.01.2022 - 19:51 [ ]

US-Kliniken verzeichnen Höchststand an Covid-Patienten

Nach Zahlen des US-Gesundheitsministeriums werden in Kliniken des Landes derzeit rund 146.000 Patienten wegen der durch das Coronavirus verursachten Lungenkrankheit Covid-19 behandelt, davon fast 24.000 auf der Intensivstation. Der bisherige Höchstwert der Corona-Krankenhauspatienten war am 14. Januar vergangenen Jahres mit mehr als 142.000 registriert worden. Offiziellen Zahlen zufolge ist die große Mehrheit der Krankenhauspatienten nicht geimpft.

10.01.2022 - 16:13 [ Boris Reitschuster ]

Mega-peinlich: #LügenLindner überführt beim Wählerbetrug

Besonders pikant: Mit Benedikt Brechten verbreitet ausgerechnet ein langjähriges Aushängeschild der „Jungen Liberalen“ das Video unter dem Hashtag: #LügenLindner

10.01.2022 - 07:34 [ ]

500.000 Dollar-“Spende” der Gates Foundation an das RKI im November

Gemeinsame Planspiele offenbaren jahrelange Zusammenarbeit

09.01.2022 - 11:19 [ ORF Wien ]

CoV: 40.000 Demonstranten am Ring

Wieder haben an einem Samstag laut Polizei rund 40.000 Menschen in der Wiener Innenstadt gegen CoV-Maßnahmen protestiert.

26.12.2021 - 09:15 [ New England Journal of Medicine ]

Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

(April 21, 2021)

Among 3958 participants enrolled in the v-safe pregnancy registry, 827 had a completed pregnancy, of which 115 (13.9%) were pregnancy losses and 712 (86.1%) were live births (mostly among participants vaccinated in the third trimester).

26.12.2021 - 09:02 [ Reuters ]

Fact Check-Data from a study does not conclude that over 80% of pregnancies end in miscarriage after COVID-19 vaccinations; figures taken out of context


Of the 3,958 participants, 827 had what the study defines as a ‘completed pregnancy’. This term includes those who either had a baby (what the authors call a ‘live birth’), or those who suffered from a miscarriage or still birth (termed ‘pregnancy loss’ in the study). The rest were either still pregnant or a follow-up had not yet been made by the time the preliminary analysis had been released.

Of the 827 women who had a completed pregnancy, 104 had a miscarriage.

26.12.2021 - 05:32 [ BBC ]

WHO rejects ‘incorrect’ deadly booster social media claims


However, he stumbles on his words at the end, which makes it appear as though he is suggesting booster jabs “kill children”.

A WHO spokesperson told the BBC that Dr Ghebreyesus “got stuck on the first syllable ‘chil’ and it came out sounding like ‘cil/kil‘.

“He repeated the same syllable, with it coming out ‘cil-children’. Any other interpretation of this is 100% incorrect.”

24.12.2021 - 04:13 [ New York Times ]

Omicron Infections Seem to Be Milder, Three Research Teams Report

Three separate teams of scientists on two continents have found that Omicron infections more often result in mild illness than earlier variants of the coronavirus, offering hope that the current surge may not be quite as catastrophic as feared despite skyrocketing caseloads.

The researchers examined Omicron’s course through populations in South Africa, Scotland and England. The results in each setting, while still preliminary, all suggested that the variant was less likely to send people in hospitals.

22.12.2021 - 06:05 [ ]

Verstößt eine allgemeine Impfpflicht gegen das Grundgesetz?

Zurzeit gibt es viele Diskussionen um eine allgemeine Impfpflicht gegen das Coronavirus. Jurist Gerd Landsberg sieht allerdings einen rechtlichen Haken. Er glaubt, dass eine Impfpflicht nicht umzusetzen sei, wenn die Impfung regelmäßig aufgefrischt werden muss.

19.12.2021 - 15:22 [ ]

Zahlreiche Proteste gegen Corona-Politik

Wie an den vergangenen Wochenenden sind erneut Tausende Menschen in zahlreichen deutschen Städten auf die Straßen gegangen. Sie protestierten gegen die Corona-Impfpflicht und Schutzmaßnahmen in der Pandemie.

13.12.2021 - 20:23 [ Times of Israel ]

Netanyahu was fraying democracy, we were saved ‘by grace of God,’ AG reported to say

(7 December 2021)

Avichai Mandelblit said to tell associates privately that the ex-PM he put on trial hoped to appoint prosecutors and judges who would protect him; ‚democracy not guaranteed‘

11.12.2021 - 08:00 [ ]

Einige Corona-Irrtümer des «Corona-Experten» Karl Lauterbach

Wohl kaum ein Experte hat sich in deutschen Medien so häufig zu Corona gemeldet wie der Mediziner und Gesundheitsökonom Karl Lauterbach. Jetzt hat die «Bild»-Zeitung seine grössten Irrtümer dokumentiert. Lauterbach verbreitete zuweilen Zahlen, ohne sich dabei auf Daten zu stützen. In anderen Fällen waren seine Quellen «Leitungspersonen von Intensivstationen». In weiteren Fällen verallgemeinerte er das Resultat einer isolierten Studie.

07.12.2021 - 19:54 [ ]

Südafrika: Neuinfektions-, Hospiz- und Todesraten bisher weit unter Werten voran gegangener Wellen

Nach Johns Hopkins Daten liegt am 4. Dezember die Tagesinzidenz von Deutschland bei 676, von Südafrika bei 109 und der Mittelwert der afrikanischen Länder bei 8 täglichen Neuinfektionen je 1.000.000 Einwohner.

07.12.2021 - 19:19 [ Achse des Guten ]

Bericht zur Coronalage: 7.800 Euro Kopfprämie für wundersame Corona-Vermehrung

Gestern Abend teilte mir der leitende Arzt einer großen Klinik Folgendes mit: Es gibt, gültig seit 1. November, für jeden positiv Corona-getesteten und an das Gesundheitsamt gemeldeten Patienten im Krankenhaus zusätzlich zur normalen Abrechnung 7.800 Euro, wenn er mindestens 2 Nächte im Krankenhaus verbleibt, steigerungsfähig bei längerem Aufenthalt bis knapp 10.000 Euro. Covidsymptome muss der Patienten gar nicht haben, es reicht ein Test.

04.12.2021 - 17:11 [ RAND Corporation ]

What Is the Internet of Bodies?


Mary Lee, Mathematician; Fellow, RAND Center for Global Risk and Security

The Internet of Bodies, or IoB, is actually an ecosystem. It’s a bunch of devices that are connected to the Internet that contain software and that either collect personal health data about you or can alter the body’s function. We think of the Internet of Bodies as this collection of all these devices, as well as all the data that the devices are gathering about you. And in health care, Internet of Bodies has been around for quite a while. With the advent of the Internet, it makes a lot of sense to connect your pacemaker to the Internet so that your doctor can be automatically notified if something weird happens, if there’s an anomaly. It’s natural in a lot of ways to want to understand more about your body, how it functions, how well it’s doing.

01.12.2021 - 19:41 [ Center for Countering Digital Hate / ]

Pandemic Profiteers – The business of anti-Vaxx

The Centerfor Countering Digital Hate is a not-for-profit NGO that seeks to disrupt the architecture of online hate and misinformation.

Digital technology has changed forever the way we communicate, build relationships, share knowledge, set social standards, and negotiate and assert our society’s values.

Digital spaces have been colonised and their unique dynamics exploited by fringe movements that instrumentalise hate and misinformation. These movements are opportunistic, agile and confident in exerting influenceand persuading people.Over time these actors, advocating diverse causes – from anti-feminism to ethnic nationalism to denial of scientific consensus – have formed a Digital Counter Enlightenment.

Their trolling, disinformation and skilled advocacy of their causes has resocialised the offline world for the worse.The Center’s work combines both analysis and active disruption of these networks. CCDH’s solutions seek to increase the economic, political and social costs of all parts of the infrastructure -the actors, systems and culture -that support, and often profit from hate and misinformation.

01.12.2021 - 19:21 [ ZDF ]

Die Wahrheit über Desinformation

Das Center zur Bekämpfung von Digitalem Hass (CCDH) hat im Frühjahr 2021 in einer Studie herausgefunden, dass hinter 65 Prozent aller Falschinformationen zu Corona nur zwölf Impfgegner und ihre Organisationen stecken. Und die verdienen offensichtlich viel Geld mit dem Verbreiten von Falschinformationen und dem Verkauf ihrer eigenen Produkte.

19.11.2021 - 15:43 [ ]

Bundesländer mit hoher Impfquote haben höchste Übersterblichkeit

Die Physikerin Dr. Ute Bergner, die ehemals der FDP-Fraktion im Thüringer Landtag angehörte, inzwischen zur Partei „Bürger für Thüringen“ gewechselt ist, hielt am 17.11. vor dem Thüringer Landtag eine Rede, in der sie eine von ihr in Auftrag gegebene Analyse vorstellte.

Sie hatte zwei Statistiker beauftragt, zu untersuchen, ob es einen Zusammenhang zwischen der Impfquote und der Übersterblichkeit in den 16 Bundesländern gibt.

Hier die Rede in zwei Teilen:

16.11.2021 - 09:25 [ ]

Versöhnliche Töne zwischen Biden und Xi auf Videogipfel

Biden sagte, „dass sich alle Länder an dieselben Spielregeln halten müssen“. Die USA würden immer für ihre Interessen und Werte sowie die ihrer Verbündeten und Partner eintreten. Der US-Präsident sprach sich für „Leitschienen des gesunden Menschenverstandes“ aus.

Beide Seiten müssten ehrlich sagen, „wo wir uns nicht einig sind, und zusammenarbeiten, wo sich unsere Interessen überschneiden, insbesondere bei wichtigen globalen Fragen wie dem Klimawandel“.

13.11.2021 - 19:28 [ ]

Junge Liberalen: „Druck machen und Kontra geben“

„Wir haben dafür geworben, dass es einen Unterschied macht, wenn man die FDP wählt. Jetzt muss es auch tatsächlich einen Unterschied machen“, so Teutrine.

Die jungen Liberalen wollen genau darauf achten, dass sich ihre Wahlversprechen in einem möglichen Ampel-Koalitionsvertrag wiederfinden

11.11.2021 - 08:52 [ ]

Nebenaspekte der BVT-Affäre vor Gericht

Neben dem Ex-Spionagechef stehen auch noch ein früherer BVT-Gruppenleiter sowie eine Privatperson vor Gericht. Die Anklage lautet auf Amtsmissbrauch, die Strafdrohung liegt zwischen sechs Monaten und fünf Jahren.

10.11.2021 - 17:01 [ USA Today ]

Professionals purposely spreading misinformation are ‚criminals,‘ Pfizer CEO says: COVID-19 updates

But Bourla has less empathy or understanding for what he said are the “small” number of people who have knowingly circulated misinformation. Those people can’t be qualified just bad people, he said, adding: “They are criminals. They have literally cost millions of lives.”

The interview was live-streamed online and the replay is available to watch here.

01.11.2021 - 08:24 [ ]

Cop26 summit at serious risk of failure, says Boris Johnson

In a blunt admission after two days of preliminary talks at the G20 meeting of world leaders, the prime minister conceded little progress had been made – and the conference is not on track to achieve a deal that keeps the goal alive. He put the chances of success as “six out of 10”.

“Currently, let’s be in no doubt, we are not going to hit it and we have to be honest with ourselves,” he said. The commitments being made so far were a “drop in the rapidly warming ocean”.

25.10.2021 - 04:33 [ ]

Studie: 2020 sind weniger Menschen in Deutschland gestorben

Gegenüber dem Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk (mdr) sagte er: Im Jahr 2020 gab es mit 5,8 Millionen über 80-Jährigen eine Million mehr als im Jahre 2016. „Und dann erwarten sie natürlich allein aufgrund dessen eine höhere Sterblichkeit, selbst wenn es keine Pandemie gegeben hätte. Und das müssen sie natürlich mit rausrechnen.“

24.10.2021 - 04:11 [ Washington Post ]

Early voting in Virginia — another potential warning sign for Democrats?

As of Wednesday, 497,000 Virginians have cast their ballot, with 323,000 doing so in-person and 174,000 by mail according to L2, a national voter roll vendor. Another 183,000 early ballots have been sent out but not yet returned.

By contrast, on Oct. 22, 2020, 12 days before the presidential election, more than 1.5 million Virginians had already voted, and another 1.1 million ballots were outstanding. While this nearly 70 percent drop in early voting may seem large, it is expected.

23.10.2021 - 08:15 [ Radio Prague International ]

Video des schwerkranken Staatspräsidenten Zeman: nächster Fehltritt der Präsidialkanzlei

Falls sich Zemans Zustand nicht bessert, werden beide Kammern des tschechischen Parlaments die Kompetenzen des Präsidenten gemäß Verfassungsartikel 66 vorübergehend auf andere Amtsträger übertragen. Das schließt die Ernennung des neuen Premiers und der Regierung ein.

22.10.2021 - 07:36 [ ]

Putin thanks Europe for sanctions, noting good effect of countermeasures for Russia

„Thanks to the Europeans for sanctions in agriculture. <...> For sanctions in general, but we introduced countermeasures related to agriculture, invested the appropriate resources, by the way, not only in agriculture, but also in the import substitution in this industry. And I should say, the effect is good. I had a feeling of anxiety first, I do not hide it, but the overall effect is very good, „Putin said on Thursday, speaking at a meeting of the Valdai International Club.

Putin noted that Russia is increasing food supplies to the world market.

21.10.2021 - 02:40 [ Haaretz ]

The Deadly Bombing in Syria Threatens to Drag Turkey and Russia Into a Military Confrontation

It appears that Turkey, despite the commitments it made to Russia, not only finds it very hard to impose its will on the militias but is in no hurry to do so. It sees control of Idlib as a bargaining chip it can use to win concessions from Moscow over other parts of Syria. Turkey argues that Russia hasn’t kept its end of the bargain to evacuate Kurdish forces from the border area between it and Syria, in particular from the cities of Manbij and Tell Rifaat. Thus, in response to Moscow’s demands to expel militants from Idlib, Ankara is demanding that the Russians move ahead with their pa

21.10.2021 - 02:32 [ ]

Bus bombs kill 14 in Syria capital; shells elsewhere kill 10

Shortly after the Damascus bombings, government shells landed in a rebel-held town in northern Syria, killing at least 10 people, four of them children. The attack, part of the government campaign to regain control of areas still in opposition hands, was the worst violence in the region since a truce in March last year was negotiated by Turkey and Russia, allies of the opposition and Syrian government, respectively.

21.10.2021 - 01:50 [ Politico ]

Attack hits Syria base that houses U.S. troops

The official said the attack appeared to include at least one drone strike and possibly groundfire. It was not yet clear who carried out the attack.

19.10.2021 - 08:18 [ Internet Society ]

Make the Switch on Global Encryption Day – 21 October 2021

Increasing the use of end-to-end encrypted platforms not only keeps you and the people you love safe from hackers and thieves, but also improves the security of the Internet as a whole. That is why this Global Encryption Day every person, business and organization should make the switch to using strong encryption.

Global Encryption Day is an opportunity to tell governments around the world that protecting and strengthening encryption is crucial to making the Internet safer for their citizens. It will send a message to governments to abandon plans that will weaken encryption, and the Internet as a whole, by granting law enforcement agencies special powers to access your private data on encrypted platforms.

19.10.2021 - 08:10 [ ]

Global Encryption Coalition

Encryption safeguards the personal security of billions of people and the national security of countries around the world.

However, some governments and organisations are pushing to weaken encryption, which would create a dangerous precedent that compromises the security of billions of people around the world.

The Global Encryption Coalition (GEC) was founded in 2020 by the Center for Democracy & Technology, Global Partners Digital and the Internet Society and now has over 200 members.

16.10.2021 - 07:29 [ Scientific American / Twitter ]

Belief in conspiracy theories and overconfidence are two tendencies linked to hasty thinking.

16.10.2021 - 07:06 [ Marc Garlasco, @PAXPoC Military Advisor was DIA, HRW, CNA, UN analyst in defense, human rights, and targeting specialized in collateral damage ]

Heading to Germany soon to participate in an #urbanwarfare #wargame with #NATO focused on protecting civilians in an Article 5 scenario.

It’s open to web based participation! Joining info below @LarryLewis_

15.10.2021 - 12:53 [ ]

„Wir sind bei weitem noch nicht da, wo wir hinwollen“: Regierung lässt Hoffnung auf schnelles Maßnahmen-Ende platzen

„Zu der Frage nach den vergleichbaren Impfquoten in Dänemark und Deutschland: Wir haben uns an dieser Stelle ja wiederholt dazu geäußert, dass wir mit der Impfquote bei weitem noch nicht da sind, wo wir hinwollen, und dass wir jetzt auch noch nicht so weit sind, dass wir diese Pandemie schon für beendet erklären könnten. Wir haben zurzeit eine Impfquote von 68,6 Prozent einmalig bzw. 65,4 Prozent vollständig Geimpften. Das ist weit von dem entfernt, was Dänemark hat.“

09.10.2021 - 03:22 [ ]

Rückhalt für Kurz aus den Ländern

Die ÖVP-Landeshauptleute bzw. Parteiobleute haben auch am Freitag ihre Solidarität mit Kanzler Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) bekundet. Es gelte die Unschuldsvermutung heißt es. Einen Zuruf von außerhalb der ÖVP bezüglich der unmittelbaren Zukunft des Bundeskanzlers erteilen die Länderschefs eine Absage.

02.10.2021 - 18:47 [ World Economic Forum ]

The Great Reset

There is an urgent need for global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. To improve the state of the world, the World Economic Forum is starting The Great Reset initiative

29.09.2021 - 19:10 [ Oskar Lafontaine ]

Voraussetzungen für eine erneute Kandidatur für den saarländischen Landtag nicht gegeben

Oskar Lafontaine: “Der Wiedereinzug des Abgeordneten Lutze in den Bundestag hat für die Saar-Linke zur Folge, dass sich die Manipulation der Mitgliederlisten und der damit verbundene Betrug zur Erringung von Mandaten fortsetzen werden. Der Bundesvorstand hat es bisher versäumt, eine Klärung herbeizuführen. Da ich ungeeigneten Kandidaten nicht zu Mandaten verhelfen will, sind die Voraussetzungen für meine erneute Kandidatur für den saarländischen Landtag nicht mehr gegeben. In diesem Zusammenhang wird die Linksfraktion am kommenden Montag über die weitere Fortführung der Fraktionsarbeit entscheiden.”

29.09.2021 - 10:54 [ Black conservative View / Youtube ]

Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac explains his COVID HESITANCY based on natural immunity and CDC data

During NBA Press conference today, Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac says he isn’t getting the covid vaccine because he has natural immunity and data shows he isn’t at risk at all from covid. Well said, very educated!!

28.09.2021 - 13:59 [ Dan Wentzel / Twitter ]

After a bleak decade, the center-left is back. The pandemic has shifted the center ground in politics leftward. I have a feeling Scholz and Biden will get along really well.

27.09.2021 - 06:14 [ ]

Nun beginnt der Kampf um Koalitionen

Nebenher haben die Wählerinnen und Wähler auch all diejenigen Lügen gestraft, die diese Bundestagswahl zu einer Richtungsentscheidung hochstilisieren wollten, manche sogar zur letzten Ausfahrt vor dem Weg in die Katastrophe.

24.09.2021 - 15:18 [ ]

Wahlserver nicht betroffen: Entwarnung nach Hackerangriff

Am Donnerstag hatte zuerst hatte „Business Insider“ über den Vorfall berichtet. Demnach hätten Unbekannte eine Software installiert, die den Zugriff von außen auf Server und Dateisysteme ermögliche. Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) stufe den Vorfall als Cyberangriff im Zusammenhang mit der Bundestagswahl ein.

23.09.2021 - 16:48 [ National Geographic ]

Why you may not need a COVID-19 booster yet after all


Given what we know about breakthrough infections, most experts remain unconvinced there’s enough data to justify an extra dose for most Americans.

23.09.2021 - 07:19 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Pfizer Study of Covid-19 Vaccine in Pregnant Women Delayed by Slow Enrollment


A study led by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE evaluating their Covid-19 vaccine in expectant mothers has been complicated by slow enrollment, researchers say, delaying results that could help inform physicians about how the shots affect pregnant women and their babies.

Pfizer closed enrollment at many U.S. sites this summer, after fewer than expected numbers of subjects entered the study, researchers say

23.09.2021 - 06:40 [ ]

COVID-19: More than 13,000 women report changes to periods after having vaccine but experts say fertility not affected

(7 July 2021)

The number of women reporting changes to their menstrual cycle linked to having a COVID vaccine has risen to 13,000.

The figure has increased from around 4,000 women last month.

22.09.2021 - 15:47 [ ]

Nur 3,4 Prozent der Intensivpatienten hatten 2020 Corona: Offizielle Zahlen vom Gesundheitsministerium

In den Medien fand die unglaubliche Zahl kaum Widerhall. Ich sprach sie gestern auf der Bundespressekonferenz an und fragte Spahns Sprecher Sebastian Gülde nach diesen Zahlen. Seine Antwort: „Ich muss jetzt ganz ehrlich gestehen: Ich weiß nicht, in welchem Zusammenhang diese Zahlen jetzt genannt werden bzw. ob sie auch in einem solchen Zusammenhang stehen. Von daher müsste ich das tatsächlich nachreichen.“

Während die Bundesregierung auf den Bundespressekonferenzen oft sogenannte „Nachreichungen“ ankündigt und solche dann nicht erfolgen, kam diesmal tatsächlich eine. Und die hat es sogar in sich. Deshalb dokumentiere ich sie hier in voller Länge:

22.09.2021 - 02:55 [ Weißes Haus - ]

Remarks by President Biden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Over the last eight months, I have prioritized rebuilding our alliances, revitalizing our partnerships, and recognizing they’re essential and central to America’s enduring security and prosperity.

We have reaffirmed our sacred NATO Alliance to Article 5 commitment. We’re working with our Allies toward a new strategic concept that will help our Alliance better take on evolving threats of today and tomorrow.


The future will belong to those who embrace human dignity, not trample it.

The future will belong to those who unleash the potential of their people, not those who stifle it.

The future will belong to those who give their people the ability to breathe free, not those who seek to suffocate their people with an iron hand.

Authoritarianism — the authoritarianism of the world may seek to proclaim the end of the age of democracy, but they’re wrong.


These are the challenges that we — will determine what the world looks like for our children and our grandchildren, and what they’ll inherit. We can only meet them by looking to the future.

I stand here today, for the first time in 20 years, with the United States not at war. We’ve turned the page.

22.09.2021 - 02:45 [ Joe Biden / Twitter ]

For the first time in 20 years, the United States is not at war. We’ve turned the page. All the unmatched strength, energy, commitment, will, and resources of our nation are now fully and squarely focused on what’s ahead of us, not what was behind.

21.09.2021 - 22:18 [ ]

Biden: U.N. address marks ‚the first time in 20 years‘ U.S. is not at war

Biden said his administration will focus on promoting peace through diplomacy and development assistance, announcing that “the U.S. is making a $10 billion commitment to end hunger and invest in food systems at home and abroad.”

“One way we can enhance security and reduce violence is by seeking to improve the lives of people around the world,” he said.