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International aid to Idlib, Syria is controlled by terrorists

Published: February 26, 2023, 9:02 am

Politics are first and foremost in the international humanitarian response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which devastated Turkey and Syria on February 6. The western humanitarian aid groups, and their partners in the western media, have lavished all the attention and aid on one small province alone in Syria: Idlib.

Illegal immigration to Italy has reached its highest level ever

Published: February 26, 2023, 8:42 am

RomeIn Italy, despite the overwhelming right-wing electoral success in September, there is still nothing to be seen of the promised asylum turnaround – on the contrary. Giorgia Meloni has been in office for five months, but the arrivals of migrants in Italy have doubled compared to the previous year.

Berlin peace demo draws 50 000 people

Published: February 26, 2023, 8:27 am

BerlinThe politician Sahra Wagenknecht and journalist Alice Schwarzer have received a lot of criticism for their peace initiative, but they are unapologetic. "The dying must finally end," said Wagenknecht. A total of 50 000 people demonstrated for their cause in Berlin.

Burning the US flag is fine, but the rainbow one not

Published: February 25, 2023, 8:14 am

WashingtonThe US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has held that the government cannot prohibit citizens from desecrating the American flag. Congress has repeatedly attempted to outlaw flag burning through legislation and constitutional amendments, without success. The rainbow flag is another matter altogether.

Dismantling diplomacy with ‘feminist foreign policy’

Published: February 25, 2023, 7:08 am

BudapestGerman Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) wants to counter German security issues abroad with feminist politics. Gender training, LGBTQ events and quotas are now part of their new guidelines, which are intended to bring about "cultural change". The German ambassador to Hungary, Julia Gross, provided an embarrassing example.

The transatlantic vassals should get themselves dogs

Published: February 25, 2023, 6:43 am

On the first anniversary of the Ukraine war, the chief ideologue of transatlantic vassals, FAZ editor Berthold Kohler, explained in a lengthy editorial why "Putin must fail".

Inconsequential ritual: UNSC condemns Israel’s settlement policy

Published: February 24, 2023, 9:07 am

New YorkA regular but inconsequential ritual: On Monday the UN Security Council again condemned the Israeli settlement policy in the occupied West Bank. Specifically, this time it was about the subsequent approval of new Jewish settlements by the new Israeli government.

Germans demand investigation of Nord Stream sabotage

Published: February 23, 2023, 8:54 pm

BerlinAfter the sensational revelations by US investigative reporter Seymour Hersh about the perpetrators of the Nord Stream attacks on September 26, 2022, the German government has remained silent. It does not want to comment on Hersh's research results, according to which the pipelines were blown up by Americans and Norwegians.

Macron mulling withdrawal of Putin’s Legion of Honour award

Published: February 23, 2023, 5:13 am

ParisAt the end of Jacques Chirac's term in 2007, France and Russia still maintained cordial relations. During his speech at a tripartite summit, the French president had even mentioned bilateral relations that were "excellent in all respects, particularly in the fields of energy, infrastructure and aeronautics".

Moscow announces suspension of New START treaty

Published: February 23, 2023, 5:05 am

MoscowDuring his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the New Start treaty, which limits Russia's and the United States' nuclear arsenals, would be suspended.