Aktuelles auf englisch (31) [der letzten 24 Stunden]
Welt - Mittlerer Osten (3)
15:22 [Press TV]
Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed in his first speech to the nation to fight corruption and cut government expenses, calling on the rich to pay taxes in support of the poor and help decrease the country’s reliance on loans and foreign aid.
11:19 [Press TV]
Shobhan Saxena, journalist and political commentator, told Press TV on Monday, that Ghani had made the announcement under “immense pressure from Pakistan and the US.”
11:18 [Press TV]
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says US policy is to stoke wars among Muslims, urging unity in his message to Hajj pilgrims who began marking the climax of the annual event Monday.
Welt - Naher Osten - arabische Halbinsel (2)
An army unit foiled a terrorist attack on a military post on the road of the Deserted Battalion to the south of Tal al-Touqan town in the southeastern countryside of Idleb province after fierce clashes leaving most of the terrorist group either killed or injured.
11:16 [Mondo Weiss]
Writer Reza Aslan reports on being interrogated and threatened with imprisonment at the Israeli border 2 weeks ago. “We can make it so you don’t see your kids for a long time." "Why do you hate Israel?" “Stop lying!” “Who did your father work for in Iran?” Aslan says Israel is becoming a classic police state, and Americans should know about it.
16:57 [Press TV]
Six days of public hearings on the proposed duties of up to 25 percent will start on Monday in Washington as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure Beijing for sweeping changes to its economic and trade policies.
11:21 [Mondo Weiss]
In the second coming of Ronald Lauder to the NYT op-ed page in five months, the Jewish leader concedes that Israel discriminates against the LGBT community -- the exact opposite of Israel`s claims. The article shows that the newspaper aims to take on Netanyahu as a threat to Israel`s future. But Netanyahu doesn`t care.
Welt - Russland und Zentralasien (1)
The Kremlin will respond to fresh US sanctions after they take effect
11:41 [Asia Times/Pepe Escobar]
Those were the days, during the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, when the earth was actually ruled by rock supergroups – from Cream and Led Zeppelin to Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends – and the post-truth geopolitical remix of the supergroup. Meet The Sanctioned; a multinational band starring multi-instrumentalists Vladimir Putin (Russia), Xi Jinping (China), Hassan Rouhani (Iran) and Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey).
Welt - Weltwirtschaft (1)
16:58 [Press TV]
China has reportedly started to use Iranian ships to transport crude oil to its refineries to avoid the impacts of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
The ‘Wake Up Walmington’ episode of the classic sitcom Dad’s Army, shown again last week on the BBC, contains one of my favorite lines in the entire series. Lance-Corporal Jones comes to the old barn where the platoon are to assemble, dressed as a nun. Captain Mainwaring looks up at him, and after a short pause, says: ‘You`ve gone too far`.
11:08 [Mondo Weiss]
The current hysteria engulfing the British Labour Party is based on the premises that anti-Semitism in British society at large and the Labour Party in particular has reached crisis proportions. There is no evidence for either claim, Norman Finkelstein shows.
French energy major Total is leaving Iran, the country’s oil minister announced on Monday. The firm pulled out of a major gas development deal despite promises by the EU to protect European companies from US sanctions.
Feuilleton - Meinung und Debatte (1)
Ten years ago, with the global financial system in collapse, EIR Founder Lyndon LaRouche said in a webcast, "The present international monetary system cannot be rescued. If you try to rescue it, you will lose the planet."
Themen - Agrarwirtschaft (1)
Trump`s administration recently released a memo cancelling a 2014 Obama-era memo about GMOs and neonicotinoid pesticide use. The media covered this story as a `lifting of a ban` on GMOs, yet that`s not what either memo says.
Themen - Bevölkerungskontrolle (4)
20:24 [Eurasia Future]
In the last several weeks, American owned and operated social media giants have been censoring and/or removing the posts and pages of independent media outlets who do not confirm to the so-called “mainstream” liberal agenda. Within the context of the United States, this has opened up many questions about the legal right to free speech as defined clearly in the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
20:23 [Youtube/Journeyman Pictures]
Saudi Arabia - a key ally of the UK and America - has been ruled as an absolute monarchy since its foundation. Any opposition in the country is often brutally oppressed.
New Australian bill introduces some of the toughest legislation anywhere in the world for refusing to hand over personal data, while other Western countries are scrambling for their own solutions.
11:16 [Mondo Weiss]
The detention of Peter Beinart, an American Zionist writer, for an hour of political questioning at Israel`s main airport yesterday is causing alarm in Zionist circles about the country they love. "This is crazy," writes a prominent neoconservative. J Street says the Beinart treatment is part of an Israeli government pattern of targeting American Jews, which is politically dangerous for Zionism. Of course Palestinians have experienced way worse for a long time.
Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo campaign that brought down producer Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault, herself reportedly assaulted an underage actor, and paid him to stay silent.
Court documents reportedly seen by the New York Times outline allegations by Jimmy Bennet, actor and rock musician, who says Argento sexually assaulted him when he was 17 and she was 37. The age of consent in California, where the alleged assault took place, is 18.
Themen - Energie und Ressourcen (1)
20:21 [Press TV]
Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh says French energy giant Total has officially left the country, ending speculations over whether it would stay to finish a gas project following the return of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Themen - Geheimdienste und Terror (3)
20:27 [Al Masdar News]
The special forces of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a surprise attack last night that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in southeast Idlib.
15:23 [Press TV]
After the US, the UK is to stop funding militants in Syria amid a growing government push to retake the last militant-held areas in the Arab country.
11:09 [Zero Hedge]
First, what we find most striking and woefully under-reported in international media is that the fact that armed groups immediately set fire to Quneitra crossing on the Syrian side of the border the morning just after the White Helmets passed through it to the Israeli side.
The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) around the world continues to grow, with many people viewing them as a safer alternative form of smoking. However, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota, toxic chemicals in e-cigarettes modify genetic material in users’ mouths, which could increase their risk of cancer.
11:09 [21st Century Wire]
“I am a director not only of a Syrian Civil Defence Unit, but of brave human beings, volunteers who risk their lives, despite the terrorism that is invading Syria, to maintain security for Syria. I give thanks from my heart for the courage of my men who have lost their comrades in terrorist attacks but they keep working despite the risks. They are true soldiers, their equipment and their spirit are their only weapons”
~ Director of Tartous’ REAL Syria Civil Defence
11:09 [Clarity of Signal]
....Direct Terrorist Collusion: Over One Dozen Videos Capture White Helmets Working Side-By-Side With Terrorist Groups in Syria – Link to a large number of videos proving clearly that the White Helmets work directly alongside terrorist groups in Syria....
Themen - Medien und Propaganda (1)
11:10 [Zero Hedge]
William Blum shares with us his correspondence with Washington Post presstitute Michael Birnbaum. As you can tell from Birnbaum’s replies, he comes across as either very stupid or as a CIA asset.When I received my briefing as staff associate, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which required top secret clearance, I was told by senior members of the staff that the Washington Post was a CIA asset. Watching the Washington Post’s takedown of President Richard Nixon with the orchestrated Watergate story, that became obvious.
Themen - Menschenrechte (1)
State prosecutors in Saudi Arabia are calling for the death penalty for Israa al-Ghomgham, a human rights activist from Qatif who was arrested in 2015. If executed, it will be the first time the country has carried out capital punishment on a woman.
Hundreds of civilians who had been displaced from their houses in towns and villages in the southern countryside of Aleppo Province are turning back after the Syrian Arab Army had cleansed them of terrorism.
Themen - Militär und Frieden (1)
Russia hopes to finalize two major defense deals with India by year’s end, with first deliveries of the S-400 air defense system potentially taking place in 2020, a Russian defense official has said.