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03.11.2018

"Trump re-imposes Iran sanctions: Now what?"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46075179

US-Präsident Trump hat die Sanktionen der USA gegen den Iran wieder eingesetzt. Die BBC erläutert Einzelheiten der neuen Strafmaßnahmen. "The sanctions that are being re-imposed are the most damaging to the Iranian economy - targeting its oil sales, its wider energy industry, shipping, banking, insurance and so on. In large part these are what is known in the trade as 'secondary sanctions', in that they are intended to apply pressure on other countries to prevent them trading with Tehran. (...) Few analysts believe that Iran's foreign policy in the region will change much. They say it is based on strategic and ideological concerns, rather than simply economic ones, and in any case its activities in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza are probably not expensive enough to trump these other priorities."

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24.10.2018

"Trump and Putin plan Paris meeting"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45960585

Präsident Trump und Präsident Putin wollen sich im kommenden Monat in Paris treffen, um sich über die Zukunft der Verträge zur Rüstungskontrolle zwischen beiden Ländern auszutauschen. "The pair will meet at World War One centenary commemorations, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said. He was in Moscow to convey US plans to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Russia denies US claims it has breached the treaty and warns that withdrawal is a 'dangerous step'."

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23.10.2018

"Khashoggi murder 'planned days in advance' - Turkey's Erdogan"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45949742

Der türkische Präsident Erdogan hat in seiner Erklärung zum Tod des saudi-arabischen Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul von einem "brutalen" und "geplanten Mord" gesprochen, berichtet die BBC. "President Erdogan said three teams of 15 Saudi nationals had arrived in Istanbul on separate flights in the days and hours leading up to the murder. A day before the killing, he said, some members from the group travelled to Belgrad forest, near the consulate - an area which was last week searched by Turkish police looking for the body. He also described how the team had removed the hard drives from the consulate's surveillance cameras prior to Khashoggi's arrival - who was visiting to obtain documents for his forthcoming marriage. A man who looked like Khashoggi, wearing his outfit, glasses and beard, was among the group seen leaving Istanbul on a flight to Riyadh the same day as the killing, the president added."

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21.10.2018

"Russia nuclear treaty: US warned over threat to scrap deal"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45931231

Russland hat den angekündigten Austritt der USA aus dem INF-Vertrag als "gefährlichen Schritt" bezeichnet. "'This would be a very dangerous step that, I'm sure, not only will not be comprehended by the international community but will provoke serious condemnation,' Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. The treaty is 'significant for international security and security in the sphere of nuclear arms, for the maintenance of strategic stability,' he told state news agency Tass. Mr Ryabkov said Russia condemned US attempts to gain concessions 'through a method of blackmail'. The minister also told the news agency RIA Novosti that if the US continues to behave 'clumsily and crudely' and backs out of international agreements, 'then we will have no choice but to undertake retaliatory measures, including involving military technology'. 'But we would not want to get to this stage,' he added."

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17.10.2018

"Orthodox Church split: Five reasons why it matters"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45877584

Laurence Peter erläutert, warum die Abspaltung der ukrainischen von der russisch-orthodoxen Kirche nicht nur von theologischem Interesse ist. "There are fears that, with a full-blown dispute between Church authorities, congregations could be shut out of certain churches. President Poroshenko accuses the Kremlin of trying to foment a religious war, and he has warned that Russian agents could try to seize church property. (...) The Constantinople-Moscow split is a difficult issue for many Orthodox churches in Eastern Europe, Mr Shterin says. And their leaders will have to take sides. The Serbian Church is close to Moscow; the Greek Church less so, but many Greek clergy feel close to both Russia and Serbia. Constantinople has annulled the transfer of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to Moscow's jurisdiction, which happened in 1686. That means the Kiev Patriarchate stands to win back parishes not only in Ukraine but also in parts of Belarus and Lithuania, which it controlled before the Russian empire expanded."

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15.10.2018

"How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45586903

Die BBC hat alle gemeldeten Chemiewaffeneinsätze der letzten Jahre in Syrien untersucht und die vorliegenden Informationen in diesem Beitrag zusammengetragen. "Panorama and BBC Arabic examined 164 reports of chemical attacks alleged to have happened since Syria signed up to the CWC just over five years ago. The BBC team determined that there was credible evidence to be confident a chemical weapon was used in 106 of those 164 incidents. While only a few of these attacks have made headlines, the data suggests a pattern of repeated and sustained use of chemical weapons. 'The use of chemical weapons has delivered some outcomes for [government forces] that they believe are worth the risk, and [chemical weapons] have subsequently been shown to be worth the risk because they keep using them, repeatedly,' said Julian Tangaere, former head of the OPCW mission to Syria."

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12.10.2018

"South Korea's Moon optimistic about end to Korean War"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45832777

Die BBC-Korrespondentin Laura Bicker hat sich in Seoul mit dem südkoreanischen Präsidenten Moon Jae-in über die Erfolgsaussichten der laufenden Verhandlungen mit Nordkorea unterhalten. "South Korean President Moon Jae-in has told the BBC that it is only a matter of time before the US and North Korea declare an end to their state of war on the Korean peninsula. The war ended in 1953 with an armistice but a peace treaty was never signed. Mr Moon, the son of North Korean refugees, also said there could be more diplomatic 'bumps and bruises' as he tries to persuade Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear weapons. But he described Mr Kim as 'candid'. In an interview with the BBC's Laura Bicker in Seoul, he also said he hoped European leaders would help him to mediate between Mr Kim and US President Donald Trump if negotiations stalled."

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09.10.2018

"Sense of an ending for Syria's war on Idlib front line"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45796263

Jeremy Bowen berichtet nach seiner Reise durch Idlib in dieser Reportage über die Umstände in der syrischen Provinz, die bald zum Schauplatz des Endes des langen Krieges werden könnte. "A shifting array of Islamist militias stares across the front lines. The dominant one in Idlib is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which fields Syrian and foreign jihadists. It is a rebranded version of al-Nusra Front, the al-Qaeda linked group in Syria that was designated as a terrorist organisation by the UN and many Middle Eastern and Western countries. The front-line positions I visited had big earth berms, with firing positions reinforced with sandbags and heavy lorry tyres. Russian troops were also visible until they ducked back into their tents and dugouts to avoid being filmed. (...) A sense of an ending is everywhere in this country. The regime has almost put down the rebellion. But do not forget there are many more ways to spill blood in Syria. Major foreign powers are occupying or bombing parts of the country, and there is a strong risk of escalation when they bump up against each other. The Kurds have carved out territory that they will not give up easily. And the nightmare of one big battle in Idlib is still to come."

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18.09.2018

"Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45556290

Die syrische Luftwaffe hat Berichten zufolge bei der Abwehr eines israelischen Luftangriffs versehentlich ein russisches Militärflugzeug abgeschossen. Das russische Verteidigungsministerium macht Israel für den Vorfall verantwortlich. "In a statement, Russia said Israel's 'irresponsible actions' were to blame, saying it was given less than a minute's warning ahead of the strikes, which was not enough time to get the military surveillance plane out of the way. 'The Israeli planes deliberately created a dangerous situation for surface ships and aircraft in the area,' a defence ministry spokesman said. The spokesman accused Israeli pilots of 'using the Russian airplane as a cover', putting it 'in the line of fire coming from Syrian air defence systems'. (...) It is not possible to verify any of these claims. In a phone call on Tuesday, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman the blame 'fully rests with Israel', adding that Russia 'reserves the right to take further steps in response'."

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11.09.2018

"Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45470460

Die BBC berichtet über den Beginn des größten Militärmanövers Russlands seit dem Ende des Kalten Kriegs im Osten Sibiriens. "Russia has launched its biggest military exercise since the Cold War, involving about 300,000 service personnel, in eastern Siberia. China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in 'Vostok-2018', with many Chinese armoured vehicles and aircraft. Mongolia is also sending some units. The last Russian exercise of similar scale was in 1981, during the Cold War, but Vostok-2018 involves more troops. The week-long manoeuvres come at a time of heightened Nato-Russia tensions."

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08.09.2018

"North Korea holds parade without ballistic missiles, reports say"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45417037

Nordkorea hat bei einer Militärparade am Sonntag auf die Präsentation seiner Langstreckenraketen verzichtet. "The parade is being scrutinised for clues about North Korea's weapons arsenal and professed commitment to denuclearisation. Some analysts had predicted that Mr Kim would tone down the display after his summit with US President Donald Trump. A large display of ICBMs - which can reach the US mainland, potentially carrying a nuclear warhead - would have been seen as provocative."

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08.09.2018

"Egypt sentences hundreds over 2013 pro-Morsi protests"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-45457935

In Ägypten sind Urteile gegen über 700 mutmaßliche Anhänger der Muslimbruderschaft gefällt worden, die an den Protesten gegen den Militärputsch von 2013 teilgenommen haben. "Egypt has delivered verdicts for more than 700 people over a pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in 2013. The court confirmed 75 people's death sentences and life imprisonment for 47 others, including Islamic leaders. Rights group Amnesty International has called the trial 'grossly unfair' and a violation of Egypt's constitution. Violence erupted at the 2013 protest in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya square, with hundreds killed by security forces. Earlier this year, Egypt's parliament gave military officers immunity for the deadly crackdown and any crimes committed between July 2013 and January 2016. Those who were sentenced in the mass trial were accused of security-related offences including incitement to violence, murder and organising illegal protests."

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05.09.2018

"Salisbury Novichok poisoning: Two Russian nationals named as suspects"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45421445

Die britischen Behörden haben zwei russische Staatsbürger beschuldigt, für den Giftanschlag auf den Ex-Spion Sergei Skripal und dessen Tochter verantwortlich zu sein. Es gebe genügend Beweise für eine Anklage. BBC-Experte Jonathan Marcus kommentiert: "The decision to name two Russian individuals as suspects in the Skripal case is a significant development - raising the level of evidence on which the British government's charges are based and potentially giving added weight to calls for additional international sanctions against Moscow. (...) Britain will be hoping that other countries may now show more enthusiasm for stepped-up sanctions."

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24.08.2018

"UN condemnation after 22 children killed in Yemen strike"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45299930

Bei einem Luftangriff der von Saudi-Arabien angeführten Militärkoalition in Jemen sind offenbar erneut zahlreiche Kinder getötet worden. "A senior UN official has condemned another deadly Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, which has killed at least 22 children and four women. The victims were fleeing fighting in the al-Durayhimi district, south of the port city of Hudaydah, when their vehicle was hit on Thursday. A separate air strike the same day killed four children, according to the UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock. It comes just weeks after a strike on a bus killed over 40 children."

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23.08.2018

"Ending Yemen’s never-ending war"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-45270225

Die BBC-Korrespondentin Lyse Doucet berichtet über die Bemühungen von UN-Vermittler Martin Griffiths, den Krieg in Jemen diplomatisch zu beenden. Einen neuen Anlauf soll es demnach bei Friedensgesprächen am 6. September in Genf geben. Ob Griffiths dabei auf westliche Unterstützung zählen könne, sei derzeit offen. "Mr Griffiths has now sent formal invitations to the warring parties to attend a new round of consultations in Geneva on 6 September. They will be the first talks in two years, after two failed rounds. 'The good news is, the government of Yemen wants to do this. And the Ansar Allah leadership does too,' he says, using the official name of the rebel Houthi movement that took control of the capital Sanaa in 2014 and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad the following year. (...) while the US and UK governments are known to raise concerns about coalition military tactics in private with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, in public they defend their long-standing allies. 'There's a strong impression that they support the man, but not the plan,' is how a Western Yemen expert puts their approach to Mr Griffith's mission. 'That's them having their cake and eating it too,' he explained. 'They say: 'We totally want Martin to create peace, but if his plan upsets our partners, we're not going to push.''"

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30.07.2018

"US airport security's 'Quiet Skies' programme tracks passengers"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45011347

Die BBC berichtet über das Überwachungsprogramm "Quiet Skies", mit dem die amerikanische Transportsicherheitsbehörde TSA Passagieraktivitäten auf einheimischen Flughäfen beobachtet und analysiert. "The 'Quiet Skies' programme reportedly uses an unknown algorithm to flag flyers without any criminal record for surveillance on domestic flights. Air marshals tasked with carrying out surveillance have pushed back against the programme, according to US media. TSA denies any racial profiling and says it is a 'practical' method. (...) Under 'Quiet Skies', federal air marshals have been shadowing travellers on their flights and reporting any suspicious behaviour to TSA, the Boston Globe first reported on Sunday. These travellers - who are in some cases American citizens - are not part of terrorist screening databases nor are they suspected of any wrongdoings, according to the newspaper."

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23.07.2018

"Trump and Iran's Rouhani trade angry threats"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44919772

US-Präsident Trump hat seinen Twitter-Zugang genutzt, um Iran vor künftigen Drohungen gegen die USA zu warnen. "Mr Trump tweeted Iran would 'suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before' if it threatened the US. Mr Rouhani earlier said that war with Iran would be 'the mother of all wars'. (...) President Rouhani's comments, made to Iranian diplomats, did leave open the possibility of future good relations with the US. 'America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,' he said, according to Iran's state news agency Irna. Mr Trump's angry rhetoric has echoes of his Twitter barrages against North Korea's Kim Jong-un, whom he branded a 'madman'. Their verbal hostilities nonetheless evolved into diplomacy."

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27.06.2018

"France's Macron brings back national service"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44625625

Frankreich plane die Wiedereinführung einer abgeschwächten Form der nationalen Wehrpflicht, berichtet die BBC. Ein Militärdienst soll für Jugendliche demnach nur eine Option bleiben. "The new national service will cover all 16-year-olds, girls as well as boys, and will be divided into two distinct phases. The first phase is a mandatory one-month placement with a focus on civic culture, which the government says will 'enable young people to create new relationships and develop their role in society'. Voluntary teaching and working with charities are among the options being looked at, alongside traditional military preparation with the police, fire service or army. The second phase is a voluntary placement of at least three months and up to a year, in which young people will be encouraged to serve 'in an area linked to defence and security' - but again, they could opt to carry out volunteer work linked to heritage, the environment or social care. (...) about 60% of the population are in favour, according to a YouGov poll carried out in March, although the number dips to just below half when younger people are asked for their views."

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25.06.2018

"Turkey election: Country's heart split over Erdogan victory"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44599224

Nach dem deutlichen Wahlsieg von Präsident Erdogan sei die Türkei tief gespalten, berichtet Mark Lowen, Türkei-Korrespondent der BBC. "The fact is that the Erdogan side of this country will simply not countenance defeat. For conservative, pious Turks, he is their voice - their very survival - in a country where many felt marginalised under past secular governments. For them, a shutdown of Twitter here, a jailing of journalists there is of no concern. It is the gleaming bridges, airports, schools and hospitals built under Mr Erdogan which have transformed their lives and which earn their unwavering loyalty. To his critics, his shouting matches with Western leaders are repugnant and take Turkey further than ever from its long-held dream of EU membership. (...) 'We are living through a fascist regime,' the opposition MP Selin Sayek Boke told the BBC. 'But fascist regimes don't usually win elections with 53%, they win with 90%. So this shows that progressive values are still here and can rise up.' For now, though, this is Mr Erdogan's time."

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23.06.2018

"Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44584957

US-Präsident Trump hat die US-Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea wie erwartet erneuert und das Land dabei als "außergewöhnliche Bedrohung" bezeichnet. Zugleich sind der BBC zufolge zwei weitere Übungen des US-Militärs mit den südkoreanischen Verbündeten abgesagt worden. "(...) the US has had a 'national emergency' in place with regard to North Korea since 2008. Since then, presidents have routinely renewed that status - and the anti-Pyongyang sanctions that go with it. President Trump extended the national emergency on Friday due to 'the existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea'. These 'continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States', he said in a notice to Congress."

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21.06.2018

"Have Zimbabwe's generals turned into democrats?"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44551834

Über ein halbes Jahr nach dem erfolgreichen Militärputsch gegen den langjährigen Präsidenten Robert Mugabe gebe sich die neue Regierung Simbabwes alle Mühe, demokratisch zu erscheinen, berichtet BBC-Korrespondent Fergal Keane nach einem Treffen mit Ex-General und Außenminister Sibusiso Moyo. Die anstehenden Wahlen am 30. Juli würden zeigen, wie ernst es damit gemeint sei. "There is no comparison - so far - with the terror of the Mugabe years - when elections often meant open season on opposition politicians. There were killings, kidnappings and widespread torture. I ventured tentatively onto this year's campaign trail. After all, I was one of a number of BBC reporters banned from Zimbabwe until the fall of Mr Mugabe. Journalists, human rights activists, opposition politicians were all targets of the old regime. It was an extraordinary experience to watch the opposition MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) leader, Nelson Chamisa, campaign outside a police station in rural Masvingo province. Those who might once have attacked him could now only watch from behind the wire fence of their barracks. Zimbabwe's hopes of definitively ending international isolation depends on the police and soldiers abandoning the old brutal habits."

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20.06.2018

"Gaza rocket barrage triggers Israeli air strikes"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44544169

Die BBC berichtet über die jüngste Eskalation der Gewalt in Gaza. BBC spricht sogar von 45 Projektilen, die auf israelischem Territorium eingeschlagen sein sollen. "Israeli jets have struck Palestinian militant positions in the Gaza Strip after rockets and mortars were fired into Israel, the Israeli military says. Twenty-five targets linked to the Hamas movement were hit overnight in response to a barrage of about 45 projectiles. Two Hamas security personnel are reported to have been lightly injured. The escalation came hours after Israel bombed three sites in retaliation for the launching of incendiary kites and balloons over the Gaza border."

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17.06.2018

"Taliban rules out extension of Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44513657

Die Taliban haben die von vielen gehegte Hoffnung auf eine Verlängerung des dreitägigen Waffenstillstands vorerst enttäuscht. "A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over. The Taliban said its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night - now the Eid festival had ended. The government says it will continue a unilateral ceasefire for another 10 days, although security forces can defend themselves if attacked. There were unprecedented scenes of soldiers and Taliban insurgents hugging each other during the ceasefire. But the ceasefire failed to end violence entirely."

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16.06.2018

"Yemen war: Government troops 'capture Hudaydah airport'"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44505440

Die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Militärallianz und verbündete Regierungstruppen haben im Kampf um Hudaydah nach eigenen Angaben den Flughafen der größten Hafenstadt Jemens eingenommen. "The military said engineers were now checking the surrounding area for mines. However, the Houthi-controlled Saba news agency denied the airport had been lost and some reports suggest clashes there are continuing. The port is seen as a lifeline for millions of Yemenis at risk of famine. Hudaydah is the only major port controlled by the Houthis. UN special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived in the capital Sanaa on Saturday for emergency talks on the situation at the port, AFP reported. He is expected to propose to the Houthis, who control Sanaa, that they cede control of Hudaydah to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further fighting."

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13.06.2018

"Yemen war: Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Hudaydah port"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44463749

In Jemen hat die Schlacht um die von Huthi-Rebellen gehaltene Küstenstadt Hudaydah begonnen. Beobachter und Hilfsorganisationen fürchten, dass die Kämpfe den Hafen der Stadt und damit den wichtigsten Anlaufpunkt für Hilfslieferungen lahmlegen könnten. "The coastal city of Hudaydah is where most of the aid arrives for people in Yemen's rebel-held areas. Agencies have warned of a humanitarian catastrophe. About eight million people are at risk of starvation in the war-torn country. Pro-government strikes began after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels ignored a deadline to withdraw by midnight (21:00 GMT on Tuesday). It is the first time the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Gulf states has tried to capture such a well-defended major city in Yemen."

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10.06.2018

"G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44427660

US-Präsident Trump hat sich auf dem Flug nach Singapur entschieden, seine Unterschrift unter der Abschlusserklärung des G7-Gipfels zurückzuziehen und hat dabei den kanadischen Premierminister und Gastgeber Justin Trudeau offen kritisiert. "He accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of acting 'meek and mild' during meetings, only to attack the US at a news conference. The summit was dominated by disagreements, notably over trade. Mr Trudeau described as 'insulting' Mr Trump's decision to invoke national security to justify tariffs. (...) Tweeting en route to his next summit in Singapore, Mr Trump said he had instructed US officials 'not to endorse the communique as we look at tariffs on automobiles'. He said the move was based on Mr Trudeau's 'false statements... and the fact that Canada is charging massive tariffs to our US farmers, workers and companies'. He suggested Mr Trudeau was 'very dishonest and weak'."

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05.06.2018

"Putin says Russia not aiming to divide EU"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44364429

Präsident Putin hat vor seinem Besuch in Österreich betont, dass Russland weiterhin an einer geeinten und prosperierenden EU interessiert sei. Katya Adler schreibt, dass der Besuch von Putin als wichtige geo- und wirtschaftspolitische Gelegenheit betrachtet werde. "Mr Putin is keen to bust out of the isolationism - and the sanctions - imposed on Russia by the West since its annexation of Crimea four years ago. He is well aware the Western alliance is now strained by tensions between Europe and the Trump administration, and he hopes to exploit them. The EU of course still fumes over Russia's role in Syria and Ukraine, its alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK, and its recent testing of a new ballistic missile, but President Putin knows what binds Europe to Russia is energy. Austria was the first Western country to import Soviet gas 50 years ago, now a third of Europe's gas comes from Russia and that amount is growing. Russia's president will arrive in Vienna in a confident mood."

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31.05.2018

"Lithuania and Romania complicit in CIA torture - European court"

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44313905

Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte hat in einem Urteil festgestellt, dass Litauen und Rumänien bei der Folter von Terrorverdächtigen durch die CIA mitgewirkt haben. "Lithuania and Romania were ordered to pay €100,000 (£88,000; $117,000) in damages each to Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Nashiri, respectively. The ECHR was unable to visit the suspects at Guantanamo. The existence of the so-called CIA 'black sites' for interrogation - under the so-called 'secret rendition' policy - was kept secret for many years after 9/11. (...) The ECHR ruling said Romania hosted a CIA prison in 2003-2005, where Abd al-Nashiri was subjected to 'an extremely harsh detention regime'. The ruling said he suffered 'inhuman treatment... which Romania had enabled by co-operating with the CIA'."

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