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09.01.2021

"Iran will expel U.N. nuclear inspectors unless sanctions are lifted: lawmaker"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-nuclear/iran-will-expel-u-n-nuclear-inspectors-unless-sanctio
ns-are-lifted-lawmaker-idUSKBN29E0FQ

Iran hat mit der Ausweisung aller Inspektoren der Atomenergiebehörde IAEA gedroht, sollten die USA ihre Sanktionen gegen Teheran nicht aufheben. "Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless U.S. sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Parliament passed a law in November that obliges the government to halt inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency and step up uranium enrichment beyond the limit set under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions are not eased. Iran’s Guardian Council watchdog body approved the law on Dec. 2 and the government has said it will implement it. 'According to the law, if the Americans do not lift financial, banking and oil sanctions by Feb. 21, we will definitely expel the IAEA inspectors from the country and will definitely end the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol,' said parliamentarian Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani."

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05.01.2021

"Assange 'free to return home' once legal challenges over, Australia PM says"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wikileaks-assange-australia-idUSKBN29A07N

Der australische Premierminister Scott Morrison hat bestätigt, dass Julian Assange nach dem Ende seiner juristischen Probleme nach Australien zurückkehren könnte. "'Well, the justice system is making its way and we’re not a party to that. And like any Australian, they’re offered consular support and should, you know, the appeal fail, obviously he would be able to return to Australia like any other Australian,' Morrison told local radio station 2GB. 'So, yes, it’s just a straightforward process of the legal system in the UK working its way through.'"

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16.12.2020

"Biden will keep using U.S. sanctions weapon but with sharper aim – sources"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-sanctions-insight/biden-will-keep-using-u-s-sanctions-weapon-but-w
ith-sharper-aim-sources-idUSKBN28Q1CV

Joe Biden plant offenbar, als US-Präsident Sanktionen als regelmäßiges Werkzeug seiner Außenpolitik einzusetzen. "Joe Biden will not shy away from using President Donald Trump’s weapon of choice - sanctions - as he seeks to reshape America’s foreign policy, according to people familiar with his thinking. But when Biden takes office on Jan. 20, he is expected to quickly begin recalibrating Trump’s blunt-force approach while taking time to deliberate before making any major changes with top sanctions targets like Iran and China, the sources said. His challenge will be to sort out which sanctions to keep, which to undo and which to expand. This will come after four years in which Trump has imposed punitive economic measures at a record pace – often unilaterally - but has failed to bend U.S. rivals to his will."

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15.12.2020

"Senior Republicans accept Biden as president-elect, reject talk of overturning election"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-senate/senior-republicans-accept-biden-as-president-elect
-reject-talk-of-overturning-election-idUSKBN28O33F

Nach der Bestätigung Joe Bidens als US-Präsident durch das Wahlkollegium (Electoral College) haben sich einflussreiche Republikaner im Senat gegen weitere Bemühungen Donald Trumps zum Kippen des Wahlergebnisses ausgesprochen. "As a few of President Donald Trump’s most loyal backers contemplated a last-ditch effort to reverse his Nov. 3 election defeat, a growing number of Republicans appeared ready to defy Trump and recognize Biden as the winner more than a month after the vote. Senator John Thune, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, said lawmakers had the right to challenge electoral votes. But he also said it was 'time to move on' and that as soon as Biden 'crosses the 270-vote threshold' in the Electoral College, he would be president-elect. A candidate needs 270 Electoral College votes to win the White House. Biden passed that threshold on Monday afternoon when California delivered its 55 electoral votes to the Democrat. He will take office on Jan. 20."

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09.12.2020

"Majority in Swedish parliament backs 'NATO option' after Sweden Democrats shift"

https://www.reuters.com/article/sweden-nato-idUSKBN28J1UL

In Schweden gebe es zum ersten Mal eine parlamentarische Mehrheit für eine "NATO-Option", berichtet Reuters. "A Swedish parliamentary majority in favour of readiness to join NATO as a possible security policy option has emerged for the first time after the far-right Sweden Democrats party shifted position on the military alliance. However, the government, which decides foreign and security policies, remained opposed to adopting such a 'NATO option'. The introduction of a 'NATO option' would not mean Sweden would apply for membership of the U.S.-led Western alliance but rather that Sweden would consider it down the road if deemed necessary for security."

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02.11.2020

"Gunmen storm Kabul University, killing 22, in second deadly attack on students in just over a week"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack/gunmen-storm-kabul-university-killing-22-in-second-
deadly-attack-on-students-in-just-over-a-week-idUSKBN27I0O4

Bei einem Angriff des "Islamischen Staates" auf die Universität in Kabul sind mindestens 22 Menschen getötet worden. "Gunmen barged into Kabul University in the morning, killing students in their classrooms and firing on others as they fled, officials and witnesses said, in what was the second attack on an educational institution in the capital in just over a week. The three attackers killed at least 22 people, including students, and wounded 22 others before Afghan security forces shot the gunmen dead, the health ministry said. The attack was claimed by Islamic State, the jihadist group’s Amaq News Agency said. Amaq said the gunmen targeted a gathering being held to mark the completion of a training course at the university."

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31.10.2020

"France's Macron to Muslims: I hear your anger, but won't accept violence"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-security-nice/frances-macron-to-muslims-i-hear-your-anger-but-w
ont-accept-violence-idUSKBN27G0BO

Nach der islamistischen Messerattacke in Nizza hat Frankreichs Präsident Macron Verständnis für den Ärger vieler Muslime über die Veröffentlichung der Mohammed-Karikaturen geäußert. "In an effort to rectify what he said were misapprehensions about France’s intentions in the Muslim world, Macron gave an interview to Arabic television network Al Jazeera that was broadcast on Saturday. In it, he said France would not back down in the face of violence and would defend the right to free expression, including the publication of cartoons. But he stressed that did not mean he or his officials supported the cartoons, which Muslims consider blasphemous, or that France was in any way anti-Muslim. 'So I understand and respect that people could be shocked by these cartoons, but I will never accept that one can justify physical violence over these cartoons, and I will always defend the freedom in my country to write, to think, to draw,' Macron said, according to an interview transcript released by his office. 'My role is to calm things down, which is what I’m doing, but at the same time, it’s to protect these rights.'"

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29.10.2020

"With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-northkorea-analysis/analysis-with-improved-leverage-north
-korea-leader-kim-awaits-winner-of-u-s-vote-idUSKBN27E0WY

In Nordkorea sehe man dem Ausgang der US-Präsidentschaftswahlen relativ gelassen entgegen, berichtet Hyonhee Shin aus Seoul. "North Korea’s Kim Jong Un awaits the winner of next week’s U.S. presidential election armed with greater leverage in high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, thanks to a more powerful and versatile arsenal of weapons than at the start of the Trump presidency. (…) While Donald Trump boasts of having prevented war and exchanged 'beautiful letters' with Kim, the U.S. president has not wrested a single significant commitment from the North to roll back its weapons of mass destruction programme, according to Seoul officials and analysts. For Kim, Joe Biden poses a more challenging negotiating partner, more likely to pen a 'Dear Jong' letter than engage with him in person - even though the bar for summit diplomacy is lower due to the precedent set by Trump, the officials say."

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22.10.2020

"Honeymoon over? Saudi Arabia-U.S. ties face reset with Biden win"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gulf/honeymoon-over-saudi-arabia-u-s-ties-face-reset-with
-biden-win-idUSKBN2770LM

Auch Saudi-Arabien würde im Fall einer Wahlniederlage Donald Trumps im November Reuters zufolge ein "Reset" der Beziehungen zu den USA drohen. "Saudi Arabia’s crown prince enjoyed a near free pass under his personal relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump, but the kingdom’s brazen young leader will have to tread more carefully should Democrats take the White House and reset strategic ties. Riyadh’s human rights record, with the brutal 2018 murder of Washington Post Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and detention of women activists, will be a prime point of friction with a Joe Biden administration, as will the Yemen war. At issue for the Gulf powerhouse, which lobbied hard for Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against foe Iran, is how Biden will address Tehran’s ballistic missiles and support for regional proxies in any talks to revive an international nuclear pact with Iran that Washington quit in 2018."

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20.10.2020

"U.S. welcomes Russian offer to freeze warheads totals to extend nuclear pact by a year"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-usa-nuclear/us-welcomes-russian-offer-to-freeze-warheads-totals
-to-extend-nuclear-pact-by-a-year-idUSKBN27516H

Bei den New-Start-Verhandlungen zeichnet sich Reuters zufolge eine Verlängerung des Rüstungsabkommens um ein Jahr ab. "The last U.S.-Russia strategic nuclear arms control pact gained momentum toward a one-year extension on Tuesday as Washington welcomed a proposal by Moscow to prolong it if both sides agreed to freeze their stocks of all nuclear warheads for that period. Some experts, however, said major questions would have to be resolved to strike a deal and voiced concern that U.S. President Donald Trump’s interest was motivated by a desire for a foreign policy achievement before the Nov. 3 U.S. election. The step toward an agreement, after months of difficult talks, appeared to narrow the gap over the fate of the 2010 New START treaty, which is due to expire on Feb. 5, 2021."

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16.10.2020

"Greece, Cyprus told to wait for EU action on 'provocative' Turkey"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-summit-turkey-idUSKBN271173

Die EU will offenbar erst im Dezember entscheiden, wie sie auf die erneuten "Provokationen" der Türkei im östlichen Mittelmeer reagieren will, berichtet Reuters. "Greece and Cyprus pushed for a tougher European Union response to Turkey’s natural gas exploration in contested Mediterranean waters at an EU summit on Friday but were essentially told to hold off until another leaders’ meeting in December. Two weeks after their last summit where leaders discussed economic sanctions, the EU has so far failed to persuade Ankara to stop exploring in waters disputed by Greece and Cyprus. Turkey said on Wednesday it was restarting operations of a survey ship that it withdrew last month."

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10.10.2020

"Iran short of 'significant quantity' of potential bomb material: IAEA boss"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-iaea/iran-short-of-significant-quantity-of-potential-bomb
-material-iaea-boss-idUSKBN26V0U1

Dem Chef der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde (IAEA) zufolge verfügt der Iran derzeit nicht über genügend Uran, um eigene Atomwaffen herstellen zu können. "'The Iranians continue to enrich uranium, and to a much higher degree than they have committed themselves to. And this amount is growing by the month,' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Rafael Grossi told Die Presse in an interview published on its website on Saturday. Asked about how long Iran would need to build a nuclear weapon -- the so-called 'breakout time', he said: 'In the IAEA we do not talk about breakout time. We look at the significant quantity, the minimum amount of enriched uranium or plutonium needed to make an atomic bomb. Iran does not have this significant quantity at the moment.' Iran denies ever having had a nuclear weapons programme, saying its nuclear programme is purely for energy purposes."

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06.10.2020

"West African leaders lift sanctions on Mali"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mali-security-ecowas/west-african-leaders-lift-sanctions-on-mali-idUSK
BN26R24H

Die westafrikanischen ECOWAS-Länder haben ihre Sanktionen gegen die durch einen Putsch an die Macht gekommene Militärregierung in Mali aufgehoben. "'Taking into account the notable progress made towards a constitutional normalisation, and the support the process, the heads of states have decided to lift the sanctions on Mali, and called on partners to support Mali,' said the statement, signed by the chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)."

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29.09.2020

"Taiwan defence chief says no signs China is preparing for war"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-china/taiwan-defence-chief-says-no-signs-china-is-preparing-for
-war-idUSKBN26K1LK

Trotz chinesischer Militärmanöver vor der Küste gibt es dem Verteidigungsminister Taiwans zufolge bisher keine Anzeichen dafür, dass Peking tatsächlich eine Invasion der Insel vorbereite. "Democratic Taiwan has denounced China’s manoeuvres, including flying fighter jets over the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait, as an attempt at intimidation. 'The Chinese communists have continued their acts of provocation against Taiwan, but there are currently no signs showing it is ready to launch a full-scale war,' Defence Minister Yen De-fa told parliament. One sign of an imminent attack would be if troops from inland parts of China began massing along its east, but there are no indications that is happening, he added. Taiwan’s own forces are maintaining peacetime combat preparedness and have not stepped up their alert status, Yen said. Nevertheless he vowed a fight to the last man to defend the island’s sovereignty and democracy."

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23.09.2020

"Trump imposes new bans on Cuban rum, cigars, hotels"

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-cuba/trump-unveils-new-sanctions-against-cuban-rum-and-cigars-idUSKCN
26E2Z3

US-Präsident Trump hat vor dem Hintergrund des laufenden Wahlkampfes in Florida neue Sanktionen gegen Kuba verhängt. "Since Trump took office in January 2017, he has been rolling back a detente with America’s old Cold War foe pursued by his Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama. Trump’s aides believe his toughened stance has gone down well in the large Cuban-American community in south Florida, an important voting bloc in a state where he and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are locked in a tight race."

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23.09.2020

"World becoming less tolerant of migrants - Gallup poll"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-migration-poll/world-becoming-less-tolerant-of-migrants-gallup-
poll-idUSKCN26E0WW

Einer neuen Umfrage zufolge ist die Akzeptanz von Migranten weltweit gesunken. "Seven European countries, led by North Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia and Croatia, topped the Gallup index of the world’s least-accepting countries. But the sharpest changes in attitudes were in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, which have seen an influx of Venezuelans fleeing turmoil at home. Canada was the most welcoming country toward migrants, followed by Iceland and New Zealand, according to the index based on more than 140,000 interviews in 145 countries and regions. The poll asked people their views about having migrants living in their country, becoming their neighbours and marrying into their families."

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15.09.2020

"U.N. war crimes experts urge Turkey to rein in rebels in Syria"

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-syria-security-un-idUKKBN2662PB

UN-Experten haben die Türkei in einem Bericht über Kriegsverbrechen in Syrien aufgefordert, ihre Verbündeten vor Ort zu "zügeln". "Turkey must rein in Syrian rebels it supports in northern Syria who may have carried out kidnappings, torture and looting of civilian property, United Nations war crimes investigators said on Tuesday. In a report covering the first half of 2020, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria said assassinations and rapes of civilians by all sides, marked by 'sectarian undertones', were on the rise in the conflict that began in 2011."

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13.09.2020

"Once an American foe, now a friend: OPEC turns 60"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-insight/once-an-american-foe-now-a-friend-opec-turns-60-idUSK
BN26406P

Das Öl-Kartell OPEC habe sich sechzig Jahre nach seiner Gründung von einem Widersacher zu einem Partner der USA gewandelt, schreibt Alex Lawler. "Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U.S. support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War, shifts in global politics and a surge in America’s oil production have tamed the group. OPEC’s most hawkish members, Iran and Venezuela, have been sidelined by U.S. sanctions while its kingpin, Saudi Arabia, has shown it would rather appease Washington than risk losing U.S. support, current and former OPEC officials say."

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03.09.2020

"U.S. court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-nsa-spying/u-s-court-mass-surveillance-program-exposed-by-snowden-
was-illegal-idUSKBN25T3CK

Sieben Jahre nach den Enthüllungen des NSA-Whistleblowers Edward Snowden hat ein US-Gericht festgestellt, dass das betroffene NSA-Programm zur Massenüberwachung von US-Bürgern illegal gewesen sei. "In a ruling handed down on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the warrantless telephone dragnet that secretly collected millions of Americans’ telephone records violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and may well have been unconstitutional. Snowden, who fled to Russia in the aftermath of the 2013 disclosures and still faces U.S. espionage charges, said on Twitter that the ruling was a vindication of his decision to go public with evidence of the National Security Agency’s domestic eavesdropping operation. 'I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA’s activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them,' Snowden said in a message posted to Twitter."

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11.08.2020

"Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-security-blast-ship-insight/who-owned-the-chemicals-that-blew-
up-beirut-no-one-will-say-idUSKCN2571CP

Reuters zufolge ist nach wie vor unklar, wem das explosive Ammoniumnitrat im Beiruter Hafen eigentlich gehört hat. "There are many unanswered questions surrounding last week’s huge, deadly blast in the Lebanese capital, but ownership should be among the easiest to resolve. Clear identification of ownership, especially of a cargo as dangerous as that carried by the Moldovan-flagged Rhosus when it sailed into Beirut seven years ago, is fundamental to shipping, the key to insuring it and settling disputes that often arise. But Reuters interviews and trawls for documents across 10 countries in search of the original ownership of this 2,750-tonne consignment instead revealed an intricate tale of missing documentation, secrecy and a web of small, obscure companies that span the globe. (…) Those linked to the shipment and interviewed by Reuters all denied knowledge of the cargo’s original owner or declined to answer the question. Those who said they didn’t know included the ship’s captain, the Georgian fertilizer maker who produced the cargo and the African firm that ordered it but said it never paid for it."

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09.08.2020

"Afghanistan to release 400 'hard-core' Taliban to start peace talks"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-taliban/afghanistan-to-release-400-hard-core-taliban-to-st
art-peace-talks-idUSKCN25507I

Die Ratsversammlung Loya Jirga hat die Entlassung von 400 erfahrenen Taliban-Kämpfern empfohlen, um den Weg der Friedensverhandlungen in Afghanistan zu ebnen. "With the release, the Afghan government will fulfil its pledge to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners. Talks between the warring Taliban and government will start in Doha this week, Western diplomats said. Ghani appealed to the hardline Islamist group to pledge to a complete ceasefire ahead of talks. Deliberation over the release of last batch of Taliban prisoners, accused of conducting some of the bloodiest attacks across Afghanistan, had triggered outrage among civilians and rights groups who questioned the morality of the peace process."

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04.08.2020

"North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles, U.N. report says"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-sanctions-un/north-korea-has-probably-developed-nuclear-dev
ices-to-fit-ballistic-missiles-un-report-says-idUSKCN24Z2PO

Einem neuen UN-Bericht zufolge könnte Nordkorea bereits heute Atomsprengköpfe für ballistische Raketen besitzen. "North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has 'probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles,' according to a confidential U.N. report. The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring U.N. sanctions said the countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea’s past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturized nuclear devices. Pyongyang has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017."

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30.07.2020

"U.S. keen to ensure Russian pipeline does not threaten Europe, Pompeo says"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-senate-pompeo-pipeline/pompeo-u-s-will-do-what-it-can-to-ensure-no
rd-stream-2-pipeline-does-not-threaten-europe-idUSKCN24V2MV?il=0

Die US-Regierung wird US-Außenminister Pompeo zufolge alles tun, um sicherzustellen, dass die russische Ostseepipeline Nord Stream 2 nicht zu einer "Sicherheitsbedrohung für Europa" werde. Die USA agierten dabei im Interesse der Menschen in Europa, auch wenn dies z.B. in Deutschland anders gesehen werde. "'We need further tools. We’re prepared to use those tools should you provide them to us,' Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Last month, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation that would expand existing sanctions related to the natural gas pipeline to include penalties on parties providing underwriting services, insurance or reinsurance and pipe-laying activities. (…) Noting that, in his estimation, Germany does not agree with the U.S. assessment of the threat, Pompeo told lawmakers: 'We’re taking action ourselves to try and accomplish that, to preserve security for the European people.'"

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14.07.2020

"China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for Hong Kong"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-security-trump/trump-ends-hong-kong-preferential-status-in-re
sponse-to-oppressive-chinese-actions-against-city-idUSKCN24F2KQ

Die US-Regierung hat ihre Drohung wahrgemacht und Hongkong nach dem Erlass des neuen Sicherheitsgesetzes durch Peking den wirtschaftlichen Sonderstatus entzogen. "Citing China’s decision to enact a new national security law for Hong Kong, Trump signed an executive order that he said would end the preferential economic treatment for the city. 'No special privileges, no special economic treatment and no export of sensitive technologies,' he told a news conference. (…) Analysts say that completely ending Hong Kong’s special treatment could prove self-defeating for the United States. Hong Kong was the source of the largest bilateral U.S. goods trade surplus last year, at $26.1 billion, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. According to the State Department, 85,000 U.S. citizens lived in Hong Kong in 2018 and more than 1,300 U.S. companies operate there, including nearly every major U.S. financial firm. The territory is a major destination for U.S. legal and accounting services."

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23.06.2020

"Trump aides begin discussions on Israel's West Bank annexation plan: sources"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-annexation-usa/trump-aides-begin-discussions-on-is
raels-west-bank-annexation-plan-sources-idUSKBN23V035

Im Weißen Haus hat Insider-Informationen zufolge die Debatte über die Frage begonnen, ob die USA Israel "grünes Licht" für die Annexion des Westjordanlandes geben sollten. "Senior aides to U.S. President Donald Trump began discussions on Tuesday on whether to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a green light for his plan to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank, according to a U.S. official and a person familiar with the deliberations. With Netanyahu’s July 1 target date approaching, the White House meeting included Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, national security adviser Robert O’Brien, Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz and the U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman, the U.S. official said. Trump, whose support Netanyahu is counting on for a move that has drawn condemnation from the Palestinians and U.S. Arab allies, did not participate, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. But U.S. sources have said he could join in later as this week’s deliberations continue."

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26.05.2020

"Hungarian PM's power to rule by decree to end on June 20: government"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hungary-emergency/hungarian-pms-power-to-rule-by-de
cree-to-end-on-june-20-government-idUSKBN2321VF

Das umstrittene Gesetz, das der ungarischen Regierung erlauben sollte, in der Coronakrise unter Umgehung des Parlaments per Dekret zu regieren, soll am 20 Juni auslaufen. "Right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban obtained the powers without a time limit in a vote by parliament where his party holds a two-thirds majority, drawing European Union criticism about democratic backsliding in Budapest. Orban said earlier that parliament could at any time cancel the special powers to manage the country without parliament’s consent, which he said were necessary to curb the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fall-out. Asked to clarify whether that meant the special powers would also end on June 20 in addition to the standard state of emergency invoked to tackle a crisis, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said the two 'by definition go hand in hand.'"

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19.05.2020

"Long-lasting global recession likely due to COVID-19, says World Economic Forum report"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-wef-report/long-lasting-global-recession-likely-due
-to-covid-19-says-world-economic-forum-report-idUSKBN22V0GR

Viele Wirtschaftsexperten erwarten einer Umfrage des World Economic Forum zufolge, dass die Coronakrise zu einer anhaltenden globalen Rezession führen wird. "Risk managers expect a prolonged global recession as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a report by the World Economic Forum showed on Tuesday. Two-thirds of the 347 respondents to the survey - carried out in response to the outbreak - put a lengthy contraction in the global economy top of their list of concerns for the next 18 months. Half of risk managers expected bankruptcies and industry consolidation, the failure of industries to recover and high levels of unemployment, particularly among the young."

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14.05.2020

"Attacks deal Trump's long-shot Afghan peace push a fresh blow"

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-peaceplan/attacks-deal-trumps-long-shot-afghan-peace-p
ush-a-fresh-blow-idUSKBN22P3BH

Das Friedensabkommen der US-Regierung mit den Taliban sei durch einen Angriff auf ein Krankenhaus in Kabul und einen Selbstmordanschlag in der Nangarhar-Provinz erneut in Frage gestellt worden, berichtet Reuters. "An affiliate of the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the bombing, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. There has been no claim for the hospital attack in Kabul. The Taliban denied involvement in both attacks. Four sources - a U.S. official, a U.S. congressional aide, a European diplomat and a former Afghan official, all speaking on condition of anonymity - said the attacks were more likely to undermine the U.S. sponsored peace process than to achieve any government-Taliban reconciliation. (…) Ghani’s decision to revive offensive operations is supported by many opposition figures, who believe Washington’s sole focus is to keep the U.S. troop withdrawal plan intact to help Trump win a second term in the Nov. 3 election, the former Afghan official said. A European diplomat based in Kabul said Ghani’s stance made sense given the Afghan public’s horror at Tuesday’s violence. However, the diplomat said U.S. support for Afghan forces in going after the Taliban could scotch the peace process. 'Now it is for the U.S. to decide whether they help Afghan forces intensify their attacks,' the diplomat said. 'That could  lead to the (deal’s) collapse and we are back in war mode.'"

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06.05.2020

"The lockdown lift"

https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/REOPENING/jbyprjmdepe/index.html

Reuters hat in einer interaktiven Infografik aktuelle Maßnahmen vieler Länder zur schrittweisen Aufhebung des Corona-Lockdowns zusammengestellt. "National and local authorities around the world are beginning to wind down restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, gradually lifting the lockdowns that have stunted economies, decimated jobs and thrown millions into poverty. The following chart shows the status of social distancing measures in five important areas: schools, shops, bars and restaurants, public transport and international travel. Exceptions to the general rule are noted where significant. The chart focuses on the countries and U.S. states with the highest number of infections, as well other territories whose economies are regionally important. The chart will be updated as more governments announce measures to reopen their economies, or if they go too far and have to pull back."

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Innerstaatliche Konflikte

Vom Kosovo nach Kolumbien, von Somalia nach Süd-Thailand: Weltweit schwelen über 280 politische Konflikte. Und immer wieder droht die Lage gewaltsam zu eskalieren.

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Zahlen und Fakten

Globalisierung

Kaum ein Thema wird so intensiv und kontrovers diskutiert wie die Globalisierung. "Zahlen und Fakten" liefert Grafiken, Texte und Tabellen zu einem der wichtigsten und vielschichtigsten Prozesse der Gegenwart.

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Das Herz verlässt keinen Ort, an dem es hängt

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Sicherheitspolitik verstehen

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Am Hindukusch – und weiter?

Am Hindukusch – und weiter?

Ende 2014 zogen die letzten deutschen ISAF-Truppen aus Afghanistan ab. Dieser Band zieht Bilanz, fra...

Fluter Terror

Terror

Terrorismus bedroht die offene Gesellschaft und die kulturelle Vielfalt. Er ist uns fremd, aber er k...

Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert

Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert

Kriege sehen heute anders aus als noch vor 100 oder 50 Jahren: oft stehen sich Staaten und bewaffnet...

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