Aktuelles auf englisch (35) [der letzten 24 Stunden]
Topthema - Aktuelle Hotspots (1)
Italy’s PM-designate Giuseppe Conte said he’s given up on attempts to form a government after President Sergio Mattarella rejected his candidacy for economy minister (Paolo Savona). The country may now face a new election by the end of 2018.
19:44 [Press TV]
Egyptian authorities have detained prominent opposition leader Hazim Abdelazim as Cairo speeds up its repression campaign to silence dissidents and critics of the government.
17:45 [Asia Times]
Think you’re having a dire day? Spare a thought for Moon Jae-in, who just watched his 2018 go to hell, live on TV. President Moon Jae-in’s hastily-arranged midnight emergency cabinet meeting Thursday said it all. Photos showed a glum Team Moon scrutinizing US President Donald Trump’s break-up letter to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
17:44 [Asia Times]
After his surprise summit on Saturday with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told a news conference that Kim had reaffirmed his commitment to the denuclearization of the peninsula, and that both Koreas hoped that a North Korea-US summit will take place.
19:46 [Press TV]
Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred fears the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels or derail the nation`s business-friendly economic model.
Welt - Mittlerer Osten (1)
17:04 [Press TV]
An Iranian nuclear official says the Islamic Republic is able to resume the enrichment of uranium to the 20-percent purity level within a maximum of two or three days.
Welt - Naher Osten - arabische Halbinsel (7)
2:16 [Mondo Weiss]
Sabah al-Salibi collected dozens of small stones with her daughters, Susan, 22, and Rawand, 24. She said she wanted to pass them to the demonstrators whose eyes were blurry from teargas "to save them time by finding suitable stones" to throw at Israeli snipers hidden behind earthen berms at the Gaza – Israel fence. "Although these stones are small and few, but are stronger than their bullets and gas canisters," al-Salibi said.
2:09 [Al Masdar News]
The leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu stated on Sunday that his political party wants to strengthen Turkey’s ties with the Syrian government, despite several years of turmoil with Damascus.
19:48 [Press TV]
The Israeli army has threatened to demolish nearly two dozen Palestinian homes in the northeastern part of the West Bank as the Tel Aviv regime continues with its land expropriation policies in the occupied territories and violation of international law.
16:53 [Eurasia Future]
During a major campaign speech in the eastern Anatolian city of Erzurum, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at European and American currency speculators whose machinations have caused the Turkish Lira to sink to historic lows against the US Dollar. Erdogan correctly pointed out that he has prioritised internal investment and development over high interest rates in spite of recent adjustments to stave off further inflation.
16:52 [Eurasia Future]
US State Department officials have met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss Turkey’s concerns about US funded YPG/PKK activity in the northern Syrian city of Manbij. By now, Turkey has become accustomed to the fact that the US has been patently dishonest about claims that the Pentagon is not arming and funding radical Kurdish terrorists in northern Syria, but nevertheless in-line with Russia’s favoured method of a negotiated peace process, Ankara continues to attempt and thrash out agreements with the US over Manbij.
15:03 [Press TV]
The military on Saturday announced the death of a soldier who was injured during a raid in the occupied West Bank on Thursday when Palestinians reportedly dropped a stone slab on his head from a building.
15:00 [Press TV]
Saudi Arabia says two of its troops have been killed in battle against Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters on the kingdom’s southern border.
2:17 [Black Agenda Report]
Clinton supporters rejected out of hand Donald Trump’s charge that she and Barack Obama “created” the Islamic State -- and even Trump seemed to retreat from his statement. But, a solid case can be made that Obama and Clinton were, indeed, the "most valuable players" in spawining ISIS. Moreover, it is an historical fact that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia created the international jihadist network from which al Qaida and ISIS sprang, almost four decades ago....“In 2011, Obama launched the Mother of All Proxy Wars.”
17:49 [The Jimmy Dore Show/Youtube]
Jimmy Dore and his guests break it down.
17:46 [Justice Watch]
Judicial Watch Battles FBI for Anti-Trumper Text essages. Here is a sliver of good news in our efforts to find out the truth about the extent of corruption infecting the senior ranks of the FBI, specifically in our lawsuit to get documents about “anti-Trump” senior FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.
17:46 [The Conservative Treehouse]
With much of the media, and indeed the President himself, fueling the ongoing headline discussion over the ramifications of the Obama administration setting up “surveillance”, “informants”, counterintelligence operations and “agent provocateurs” against their political opposition, ie. “SpyGate”, it is perhaps time for some mental sorbet.
17:43 [Greg Hunter`s USAWatchdog]
Trump canceled the June 12th summit with Kim Jong Un, and the North Korean leader is back within hours wanting to continue the talks. What gives? Why so crazy? North Korea is China’s crown jewel of crazy, and it is not going to give that up without getting major concessions from Trump on trade and the South China Sea. Anyone thinking the U.S. is negotiating with North Korea is nuts. The U.S., in reality, is in negotiations with China, and that is why this is going to be drawn out.
As of this writing, the U.S. media has its knickers in a complete knot because of “Spygate,” the scandal evolving from the President of the United States exercising his constitutional powers to declassify secret intelligence documents bearing on the completely illegal investigation of his 2016 presidential campaign by the Obama White House, Obama’s intelligence chiefs, and their masters in the City of London.
Welt - Russland und Zentralasien (1)
When will they grasp not just the criminality, but the futility of economic sanctions?
19:47 [Press TV]
A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Iran will not continue talks with European sides of its nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if it feels that European countries are wasting time.
Italian prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte on Sunday remitted his mandate after President Sergio Mattarella nixed his choice of euroskeptic economist Paolo Savona as finance minister.
Deutschland - Aktionen und Proteste (1)
19:45 [Press TV]
Rival rallies attended by thousands of far-right and far-left demonstrators have swept the German capital Berlin, a sign that social divisions caused by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s controversial asylum policies continue to widen in Germany.
Feuilleton - Meinung und Debatte (1)
2:17 [Black Agenda Report]
“Anti-colonial nationalism is the antithesis of US imperial rule, which is predicated to the unmitigated corporate and military plunder of the planet.” Many in the United States have a hard time seeing beyond single issues or individuals.
Themen - Energie und Ressourcen (2)
Russian state energy giant Gazprom and the Turkish government have reached a deal on the construction of the land-based part of the Turkish Stream branch that will bring Russian gas to European consumers.
15:01 [Press TV]
Jordan has decided to abandon a $10 billion deal with Russia to build a nuclear power plant, saying the two sides worked to construct a small modular reactor (SMR) instead.
Themen - Geheimdienste und Terror (3)
22:48 [Al Masdar News]
Heavy firefights ripped through the city of Al-Bab in northeast Aleppo in a demonstration of power among different rebel groups.
22:42 [Al Masdar News]
According to locals in Raqqa city, heavy clashes broke out between the predominately Arab Raqqa Revolutionaries Brigade and a Kurdish-led militia inside the provincial capital.
17:51 [Blauer Bote Magazin]
According to The Times of Israel and the Times of Seattle (and many others), the US trained ISIS commanders.
15:47 [Ancient Origins]
310 years ago, a 62-gun Spanish galleon, the San José, was sunk by the British Navy in the Caribbean Sea during the War of Spanish Succession. With a heavy cargo of gold, silver and emeralds historians have estimated her treasure to be worth 17 billion dollars. Now, claimants to the treasure are getting really angry with each other. Like, military angry!
Themen - Medien und Propaganda (1)
17:51 [The Jimmy Dore Show/Youtube]
Jimmy Dore and his guests break it down.
Themen - Menschen und Gesellschaft (1)
2:19 [Cassandra`s Legacy]
Collapse is not a bug, it is a feature of the universe. Collapses occur all the time, in all fields, everywhere. Over your lifetime, you are likely to experience at least a few relatively large collapses: natural phenomena such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or floods - major financial collapses - such as the one that took place in 2008 - and you may also see wars and social violence.
Themen - Militär und Frieden (3)
18:57 [Press TV]
Turkey would likely opt to purchase Russian Sukhoi Su-57 twin-engine warplanes in place of US F-35 single-engine stealth fighter jets if Washington suspends the delivery of the latter in response to Ankara’s sale of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia.
17:49 [Strategic Culture Foundation]
The Pentagon’s policy on the South China Sea rests more on practising its “global strike capability” than on seeking to promote international trust and understanding. The US media network CNBC reported on May 1 that China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missiles on three of its islands in the South China Sea. It was fed the information by US intelligence agencies, or, as, CNBC coyly put it “sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports.”
14:55 [Sic Semper Tyrannis]
Are Pompeo Maximus and Mattis, the Marine Monk, really going to commit US forces to battle against a sovereign state that is attempting to regain control of its own land? Really?