Riddick3001

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Land-grab has been ongoing for decades. (link guardian

This has been the most successful land-grab strategy since 1967,” said Yehuda Shaul, a prominent activist who is director of the Israeli Center for Public Affairs thinktank, and a founder of Breaking the Silence, an NGO that exposes military abuses in occupied areas.

Over the last year alone, 110,000 dunams, or 110 sq km (42 sq miles), was effectively annexed by settlers on herding outposts, he said. All the built-up settlement areas constructed since 1967 cover only 80 sq km.

It was also the biggest displacement of Palestinian Bedouins since 1972, when at least 5,000 – and perhaps as many as 20,000 – people were moved from the northern Sinai to make way for settlements, Shaul added.

Condemning Iran because of attacking back but when Israel does it - it suppose to be okay? Double standards.

No, you are wrong. The EU condemned the atack on the embassy in Damascus, see link

"BRUSSELS, April 3 (Reuters) - The European Union on Wednesday condemned an airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus on April 1 that killed seven people and called on countries in the region to show restraint."

Please respond in an informed way, instead of escalating things without any basis. Let's stay on topic.

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So, you claim lots of things, but I miss you backing up your arguments with substantiated evidence like a link. Instead of keeping attacking my argument it would be nice if you'd actually provide evidence based info.

For example, in addition to my earlier point via this article.

"As director of the International Fact-Checking Network, I’ve watched this movement label fact-checkers as part of a “censorship industrial complex,” claiming that fact-checkers are trying to suppress debatable information. Ironically, this deeply misleading argument itself is aimed at suppressing critique and debate."

Sounds familiar?

I am just critical about newssources with mixed credibility when we are already facing a very polarised situation.

You couldn't think of a better Propaganda Op for a state actor in the modern Internet age than setting up a centralized "media facts checker" that makes sure media sources

But I could, I could simply write articles which are simply based on half truth and publish them for a wider public. Which is happening already on a huge scale.

So, I was asking for a better source, and then you are suggesting that I'm the one advocating state sponsored propaganda?

So, I wonder, out of curiosity, how would you objectively review news sources?

Here's another media factchecker: groundnews: mixed factuality rating. Also the credibility score is handed out by an external party Pointer Institute for Fact Checking , and I wasn't talking about the political left or right bias.

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The Panama papers consisted of 11 millions documents, 214 000 offshore companies, 14.000 customers.. And now 27 are charged, and that's it.

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to relieve the pressure from the supply side.

EU is for example paying or subsidising billions to some sort of called " external migration route " countries, to help shelter migrants ( I think Turkiya, Tunesia maybe some others). Also they came up with a kind of billions Euro European Aid program to offer third countries alternatives to the Chinese Belt and Road initiative.

Most measures seem quite complicated and sometimes controversial. Imo there doesn't seem to be one best simple solution as the world is facing multiple geopolitical problems and disorders. I believe they are working with several policies simultaneously. Also, it's poltics and we do have a surge of right winged politics, so it seems a relative win for the centre.

The bot missed what Stoltenberg said:

"The Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, has said any attack on the western military alliance would be met with a “united and forceful response”, after Donald Trump invited Russia to attack member countries that he perceived as not meeting their financial obligations.

Stoltenberg said in a statement: “Any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security, including that of the US, and puts American and European soldiers at increased risk. I expect that regardless of who wins the presidential election, the US will remain a strong and committed Nato ally.”

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Here the original & complete NY times article, for those who want to read what they have written, and not what is speculated.

How sad when being patriotic means you have to fight your own homeland. Sometimes there are no other options.

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"Its stint in local government proved the Left’s worst fear true: Vox local governments censored books and movies, withdrew LGBT flags from town halls. Instead of seeking ‘normalisation’ as its peers - Le Pen and Meloni - did to become mainstream, VOX remained radically antagonistic.”

“Spaniards took notice and got scared as their dictatorship is still fresh in the country’s political imagination,” he added."

Glad many Spaniards took notice of Vox party-line and censorship, and instead chose freedom & civility and thus stopped the predictions.

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Now awaiting the last signature from Hungary...(...).

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This is probably just the tip of the iceberg:

"we still don’t know the extent of the foreign payments that Donald Trump received.(...)

James Comer and House Republicans buried further evidence of the Trump family’s staggering corruption."

All the best sorting the mods out!

World News is for all News OUTSIDE the United States, that's what the normal "News" is for

The division you make between domestic and worldnews is US centric. US newssites and journals follow this same logic. So, US citizens read their domestic news and everything that is not US, is considered worldnews . I get that.

The problem is that what sometimes is domestic to US, is sometimes worldnews for the rest of the world. This means some domestic US news is considered worldnews in other non US newspapers.

I don't care especially about domestic US News, but when it's considered major news by Non Us newsagents, it's usually important for the world as a whole.

Please, consider this element as well.

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"If detonated, they would not damage the reactors but would create an image of shelling from the Ukrainian side,” the statement on Telegram said. It said the Ukrainian army stood “ready to act under any circumstances”.

In his nightly video message, Zelenskiy said Russia was planning to “simulate an attack” on the plant. “But in any case, the world sees – and cannot fail to see – that the only source of danger to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is Russia. And no one else.”

Zelenskiy and the Ukrainian military provided no evidence for their assertions"

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Dunno if this is OK. Just thought it might be helpful for this community? If not ok, just delete it.

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Is that good? The article gives no context for the results.

For context here another article by France24

And they state:

" Labelled a separatist by Beijing, the winner in Taiwan’s presidential race has promised to stick to Tsai’s policy of maintaining the status quo, which avoids open declarations of independence while rejecting China’s sovereignty claims. "

"If detonated, they would not damage the reactors but would create an image of shelling from the Ukrainian side,” the statement on Telegram said. It said the Ukrainian army stood “ready to act under any circumstances”.

In his nightly video message, Zelenskiy said Russia was planning to “simulate an attack” on the plant. “But in any case, the world sees – and cannot fail to see – that the only source of danger to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is Russia. And no one else.”

Zelenskiy and the Ukrainian military provided no evidence for their assertions"

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They are actually working towards a petition to ban AFD as being unconstitutional and anti democratic.

Wolfgang Thierse, a former president of the German parliament who is considered a moral authority in the country, threw his weight behind an initiative to explore the possibility of banning the party on the grounds of anti-constitutionality.

He also offered his support for a petition looking to revoke the basic rights of prominent party members considered to be enemies of the constitution. A petition specifically directed against the Thuringia AfD’s group leader, Björn Höcke, has gained traction since the Potsdam meeting was revealed and by Tuesday had garnered more than 830,000 signatures.

This is culturally and politically so extremely wrong. Good that some Italian Polticians called against it,and I really hope Italy is cancelling it.

How is Dugin even allowed to enter the EU/ Schengen area; isn't he on a sanctioned persons list?!

Nothing crazy.

Whatever marbles he had left, he lost them all...

Because Musk's businesses operate in the US and are subject to US sanctions.

Exactly, if this story checks out, it's time he as person and all other Putin loving friends are fully sanctioned, and put on the list.

where have i heard this super nifty phrase before???

Exactly, this. It's very worrying

Also as quoted by The Guardian livefeed:

" Now, Ukraine claims 34 officers were killed, including the fleet commander, admiral Viktor Sokolov with 105 injured, but it has provided no evidence to support its claim and the claims have not yet been independently be verified. The figures are also vastly different from what Russia has reported.

Evidence will probably follow suite..

Very good news! Godspeed for those in the front.

Germany and many other European countries which had abolished the compulsory military service years ago, are considering reintroducing it.

We had some decades of peace, but those times appear to be ending: EU should prepare for war by end of the decade

Add fyi: Is compulsory military service coming back in Europe

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Definitely conflict of interest. Whether that lawyer is "upstanding" or not, is not the issue here, imo. Unless he really is the only one in the whole of Brazil, which is unimaginable.

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"What they found was evidence of “systematically organized, [large] scale war crimes, led by Lukashenko personally and supported by some individuals and so-called NGOs,” he said in an interview."

If true, Lukashenko's name should also be added on the long list in The Hague, if his isn't there already..

Ah yes, though he submitted the bill, he is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days.

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"Papperger said that Rheinmetall would not abandon its plans to set up a plant in Ukraine, and that they planned to protect it from attacks with air defence systems of their own manufacture"

This real? I wonder how far they'll set up their perimeters. Maybe other factories will follow this trend. Self- defense is key.

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"Iranian-born Eliyahu Yossian, a virtual unknown until the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel, has in recent months become a mainstay on Channel 14 – a right-wing pro-Netanyahu Israeli television station often likened to Fox News.(...)

Speaking during a news debate on Channel 14 last October, he commented: "I don't believe in liberal values. I loathe liberal values. I utterly reject them. Now, you say that we're liberals. That 'we' – I'm not part of it. There is no cultural affinity between you and me."

He doesn't like liberal values, he prefers xtreme right.

It's been a legit military target since it was build.

For sure, I just read it as if Zelensky has said this to warn off civilians, as he usually does. They probably have some specific plans this week. We'll see.

Can anyone find any sources on this story other than the linked one? Because I found..

Probably not, OP source is questionable and not a very trustworthy source.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/middle-east-monitor/

How about we punish the people who actually still own slaves instead?

This.

I wish ppl would focus on what's actually happening now, then on what happened centuries ago.

Mind you, I'm not downplaying what happened, just putting the discussion in a broader and more direct context.

According to this site( ILO) there are approximately 50 million slaves. This might be a low estimate.

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In Mexico, violence against journalists has risen to the point that the country is now a sad record-holder. Multiple organizations, including Reporters Without Borders (RSF), have deemed Mexico the deadliest country for journalists in North and South America. In 2022, Mexico was the country with the most murdered journalists worldwide (11), according to RSF.

In addition to murders, human rights organizations such as Article 19 also track daily attacks against journalists, and found that in June 2022, a journalist or media institution was attacked every 14 hours in Mexico.

Article 19 estimates that many attacks on journalists in Mexico originate from state or local authorities. Since 2007, the Mexican administration — be it at the federal, state, communal or local level — is the most common aggressor against media. In the first half of 2022, authorities committed 128 attacks, or about 38,67% of all attacks the organization documented.

Pointers:

The Hebrew Israelites, as the spiritual community’s members are commonly known, first made their way to Israel from the United States in the 1960s. While members do not consider themselves Jewish, they claim an ancestral connection to Israel.

The Hebrew Israelites believe they are descendants of the biblical tribes of Israel who, after the Roman conquest in 70 A.D., fled down the Nile and west into the African interior and were ultimately taken as slaves to North America centuries later.

They observe an interpretation of biblical laws formulated by their late founder that includes strict veganism, abstention from tobacco and hard alcohol, fasting on the Sabbath, polygamy, and a ban on wearing synthetic fabrics.

In 2015, about 130 of them without documentation submitted requests for residency rights, claiming that authorities had reneged on earlier promises to legalize their status.

The Interior Ministry rejected the requests in 2021 and issued deportation orders to 49 people. Four left the country, while the remaining 45 appealed. The rest remain in legal limbo.

Ed. Corrected. 2nd Par. was duplicate, is now replaced.

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Thx! And, to clarify the situation I copied this comment from @Sarah link.

It's not a "plug type door". It's a plugged door. They're different things. This isn't a door at all. It doesn't open.

Indeed it's NOT part of the fuselage (plane frame), it was built as an empty socket for the placement of an eventual (extra) emergency door, depanding the seat configuration. In this plane they did a faulty install of a " plug-in "instead.

Am not sure about the best way to cover this extreme chaos that's going on, so I'll just summarise some points here ( most articles cover only one bit of the complete picture):

-Macron and the EU have a diplomatic interest ( see main article),

-Russia has a completely different take and stake in Niger, eg. Wagner mercenaries, mineral deposits in Niger etc.

-Some (Niger& Mali,Nigerian) Islamistic extremist are gaining ground;

-The African Union are worried about the stability surrounding the Sahel region, foodprices and distribution networks.

-Finally the USA has some vested interest as per Link Reuters

-WHY IS NIGER IMPORTANT TO THE UNITED STATES? The country[ i.e.. Niger], located in the semi-arid Sahel region, plays an outsized role in the United States' Africa strategy. Most importantly, it is a key partner for Washington's fight against Islamist insurgents who have killed thousands of people and displaced millions more. U.S. military personnel have been training local forces to fight militant groups.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. ( Ed.)

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Tnx for pointing me in the right direction. I also looked it up (NYT link

"Ms. O’Neill’s elevation to first minister of Northern Ireland on Saturday will mark the first time that a politician who wishes to take the territory out of the United Kingdom has held that role."

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context: As of September 2022, 1.3 million people had been internally displaced, and over 13,000 children have been killed. By March 2023, the UN estimated that since the coup, 17.6 million people in Myanmar required humanitarian assistance.

BRUSSELS — Nearly 50,000 Russian men have died in the war in Ukraine, according to the first independent statistical analysis of Russia’s war dead.

Two independent Russian media outlets, Mediazona and Meduza, working with a data scientist from Germany’s Tübingen University, used Russian government data to shed light on one of Moscow’s closest-held secrets — the true human cost of its invasion of Ukraine.

To do so, they relied on a statistical concept popularized during the COVID-19 pandemic called excess mortality. Drawing on inheritance records and official mortality data, they estimated how many more men under age 50 died between February 2022 and May 2023 than normal.

Neither Moscow nor Kyiv gives timely data on military losses, and each is at pains to amplify the other side’s casualties. Russia has publicly acknowledged the deaths of just over 6,000 soldiers. Reports about military losses have been repressed in Russian media, activists and independent journalists say. Documenting the dead has become an act of defiance; those who do so face harassment and potential criminal charges.

Despite such challenges, Mediazona and the BBC’s Russian Service, working with a network of volunteers, have used social media postings and photographs of cemeteries across Russia to build a database of confirmed war deaths. As of July 7, they had identified 27,423 dead Russian soldiers.

“These are only soldiers who we know by name, and their deaths in each case are verified by multiple sources,” said Dmitry Treshchanin, an editor at Mediazona who helped oversee the investigation. “The estimate we did with Meduza allows us to see the ‘hidden’ deaths, deaths the Russian government is so obsessively and unsuccessfully trying to hide.”

To come up with a more comprehensive tally, journalists from Mediazona and Meduza obtained records of inheritance cases filed with the Russian authorities. Their data from the National Probate Registry contained information about more than 11 million people who died between 2014 and May 2023.

According to their analysis, 25,000 more inheritance cases were opened in 2022 for males aged 15 to 49 than expected. By May 27, 2023, the number of excess cases had shot up to 47,000.

That surge is roughly in line with a May assessment by the White House that more than 20,000 Russians had been killed in Ukraine since December, though lower than U.S. and U.K. intelligence assessments of overall Russian deaths.

In February, the U.K. Ministry of Defense said approximately 40,000 to 60,000 Russians had likely been killed in the war. A leaked assessment from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency put the number of Russians killed in action in the first year of the war at 35,000 to 43,000.

“Their figures might be accurate, or they might not be,” Treshchanin, the Mediazona editor, said in an email. “Even if they have sources in the Russian Ministry of Defense, its own data could be incomplete. It’s extremely difficult to pull together all of the casualties from the army, Rosgvardia, Akhmat battalion, various private military companies, of which Wagner is the largest, but not the only one. Casualties among inmates, first recruited by Wagner and now by the MoD, are also a very hazy subject, with a lot of potential for manipulation. Statistics could actually give better results.”

Many Russian fatalities - as well as amputations - could have been prevented with better front-line first aid, the U.K. Ministry of Defense said in an intelligence assessment published Monday. Russia has suffered an average of around 400 casualties a day for 17 months, creating a “crisis” in combat medical care that is likely undermining medical services for civilians in border regions near Ukraine, the ministry said.

Independently, Dmitry Kobak, a data scientist from Germany’s Tübingen University who has published work on excess COVID-19 deaths in Russia, obtained mortality data broken down by age and sex for 2022 from Rosstat, Russia’s official statistics agency.

He found that 24,000 more men under age 50 died in 2022 than expected, a figure that aligns with the analysis of inheritance data.

The COVID-19 pandemic made it harder to figure out how many men would have died in Russia since February 2022 if there hadn’t been a war. Both analyses corrected for the lingering effects of COVID on mortality by indexing male death rates against female deaths.

Sergei Scherbov, a scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, cautioned that “differences in the number of deaths between males and females can vary significantly due to randomness alone.”

“I am not saying that there couldn’t be an excess number of male deaths, but rather that statistically speaking, this difference in deaths could be a mere outcome of chance,” he said.

Russians who are missing but not officially recognized as dead, as well as citizens of Ukraine fighting in units of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics, are not included in these counts.

Kobak acknowledged that some uncertainties remain, especially for deaths of older men. Moreover, it’s hard to know how many missing Russian soldiers are actually dead. But he said neither factor is likely to have a huge impact.

“That uncertainty is in the thousands,” he said. “The results are plausible overall.”

Asked by the Associated Press on Monday about the Meduza and Mediazona study, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said during a conference call with reporters he wasn’t aware of it as the Kremlin had “stopped monitoring” Meduza. Peskov also refused to comment on the number of deaths mentioned in the study, saying only that “the Defense Ministry gives the numbers, and they’re the only ones who have that prerogative.”

Meduza is an independent Russian media outlet that has been operating in exile for eight years, with headquarters in Riga, Latvia. In April 2021, Russian authorities designated Meduza a “foreign agent,” making it harder to generate advertising income, and in January 2023, the Kremlin banned Meduza as an illegal “undesirable organization.”

Moscow has also labeled independent outlet Mediazona as a “foreign agent” and blocked its website after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Dasha Litvinova contributed to this report from Tallinn, Estonia.