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More countries to reach NATO's 2% defense spending goal
  • To be clear: "NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Monday that 23 of its 32 member states were expected to meet the alliance's defense spending commitments this year. That is 13 countries more compared to last year's data, and five more than an earlier estimate in February."

  • More countries to reach NATO's 2% defense spending goal

    www.dw.com More countries to reach NATO's 2% defense spending goal – DW – 06/19/2024

    On Monday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced that more NATO member states than originally expected were set to fulfill the 2% target of GDP defense spending this year.

    More countries to reach NATO's 2% defense spending goal – DW – 06/19/2024
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    EU rebukes France, Italy and others over excessive debt
  • "According to the commission's economic forecast, France is at -5.5%, Italy is at -4.4% and Belgium is at -4.4% and will breach this deficit limit in 2024.

    Spain is at exactly -3.0%. Austria, Finland, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia also have deficits that are too high according to the rules."

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  • EU rebukes France, Italy and others over excessive debt

    www.dw.com EU rebukes France, Italy and others over excessive debt – DW – 06/19/2024

    The EU has started disciplinary proceedings against seven member states, including France and Italy, over their accumulation of debt. Brussels had suspended debt regulations to help countries cope with COVID-19.

    EU rebukes France, Italy and others over excessive debt – DW – 06/19/2024
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    Stonehenge sprayed with paint by environmental protesters

    www.dw.com Stonehenge sprayed with paint by environmental protesters – DW – 06/19/2024

    The prehistoric megalithic structure in England has been targeted by activists spraying orange powder paint, social media footage showed.

    Stonehenge sprayed with paint by environmental protesters – DW – 06/19/2024
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    Germany: Trial against 'Reichsbürger' group begins in Munich

    www.dw.com Germany: Trial against 'Reichsbürger' group begins in Munich – DW – 06/18/2024

    The trial against the "Reichsbürger" group, which allegedly planned to violently overthrow the German government, has begun in Munich. Alleged members are already on trial separately in Frankfurt and Stuttgart.

    Germany: Trial against 'Reichsbürger' group begins in Munich – DW – 06/18/2024
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    www.theguardian.com Chinese firm sought to use UK university links to access AI for possible military use

    Exclusive: Revelation of emails to Imperial College scientists comes amid growing concerns about security risk posed by academic tie-ups with China

    Chinese firm sought to use UK university links to access AI for possible military use
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    US designates Scandinavian neo-Nazi group and three leaders as terrorists
  • The department said it made its finding based on the group’s history of violence rooted in “its openly racist, anti-immigrant, antisemitic, anti-LGBTQI+ platform”. The United States remains deeply concerned about the racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist threat worldwide and is committed to countering the transnational components of violent white supremacy,” a department statement said.

  • www.theguardian.com US designates Scandinavian neo-Nazi group and three leaders as terrorists

    State department says Nordic Resistance Movement, known as Swedish acronym NMR, poses threat to Americans

    US designates Scandinavian neo-Nazi group and three leaders as terrorists
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    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency warns against apathy and inaction, amid spike forced displacement.

    www.unhcr.org UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives and protecting the rights of refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

    The rise in overall forced displacement – to 120 million by May 2024 – was the 12th consecutive annual increase and reflects both new and mutating conflicts and a failure to resolve long-standing crises. The figure would make the global displaced population equivalent to the 12th largest country in the world, around the size of Japan’s.

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    nltimes.nl ASML to stay and grow in Eindhoven area, creating up to 20,000 jobs

    Chip giant ASML is set to create up to 20,000 jobs with a potential expansion in Eindhoven, marking a major win for the Dutch tech industry. ASML's expansion plans will likely involve the Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) west of the city, a significant victory for the outgoing Cabinet's backroom ne...

    ASML to stay and grow in Eindhoven area, creating up to 20,000 jobs
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    nltimes.nl ASML to stay and grow in Eindhoven area, creating up to 20,000 jobs

    Chip giant ASML is set to create up to 20,000 jobs with a potential expansion in Eindhoven, marking a major win for the Dutch tech industry. ASML's expansion plans will likely involve the Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) west of the city, a significant victory for the outgoing Cabinet's backroom ne...

    ASML to stay and grow in Eindhoven area, creating up to 20,000 jobs
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    EU to put tariffs of up to 38% on Chinese electric vehicles as trade war looms
  • Under the plan, the EU will apply five levels of tariffs. EV manufacturers that cooperated with Brussels investigators will face a tariff of 21%, while those who did not will be hit with the top tier of 38.1%.

    SAIC faces the top tariff, Geely faces a tariff of 20%, while a 17.4% duty will be applied to BYD brands, which include the Dolphin and Seal cars launched in the EU last year.

    It is understood that Tesla cooperated with the EU and may initially face the 21% tariff. The EU indicated this could be revised next month to its own individually calculated duty rate after assessing evidence submitted by the US company.

  • www.theguardian.com EU to put tariffs of up to 38% on Chinese electric vehicles as trade war looms

    Move, to be applied provisionally from July, would trigger duties of more than €2bn a year

    EU to put tariffs of up to 38% on Chinese electric vehicles as trade war looms
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    english.ncsc.nl Ongoing state-sponsored cyber espionage campaign via vulnerable edge devices

    Earlier this year, the NCSC, in collaboration with the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), published a report on advanced COATHANGER-malware targeting FortiGate-systems. The MIVD has continued its investigation into ...

    Ongoing state-sponsored cyber espionage campaign via vulnerable edge devices
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    Hungarians rally for former ally leading the charge against Viktor Orbán’s rule
  • " Thousands of people rallied in Budapest on Saturday as a political newcomer led a push to mobilise voters against Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, ahead of European elections on Sunday.

    “We defeated apathy,” declared Péter Magyar, a former government insider who switched sides and launched an opposition movement, as he stood in front of a vast crowd which filled the capital’s Heroes’ Square."

  • www.theguardian.com Hungarians rally for former ally leading the charge against Viktor Orbán’s rule

    Péter Magyar’s Tisza party trails the populist leader in the polls, but is offering liberal voters renewed hope

    Hungarians rally for former ally leading the charge against Viktor Orbán’s rule
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    Hungarians rally for former ally leading the charge against Viktor Orbán’s rule
  • "Thousands of people rallied in Budapest on Saturday as a political newcomer led a push to mobilise voters against Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, ahead of European elections on Sunday.

    “We defeated apathy,” declared Péter Magyar, a former government insider who switched sides and launched an opposition movement, as he stood in front of a vast crowd which filled the capital’s Heroes’ Square.

  • www.theguardian.com Hungarians rally for former ally leading the charge against Viktor Orbán’s rule

    Péter Magyar’s Tisza party trails the populist leader in the polls, but is offering liberal voters renewed hope

    Hungarians rally for former ally leading the charge against Viktor Orbán’s rule
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    Latin American anger grows over China's economic clout
  • "Recently, the challenges and risks related to the rise of China as a dominant actor in many economy and technology areas have become more and more apparent in Latin America as well," Christian Hauser, an expert on Latin America at the University of Applied Sciences in Graubünden, Switzerland, told DW.

    Various Latin American societies are increasingly feeling that it's predominantly Beijing which has profited from the region's economic relations with China, said Hauser. Therefore, he said, current criticism of China's trade practices could become even more pronounced."

  • Latin American anger grows over China's economic clout

    www.dw.com Latin American anger grows over China's economic clout – DW – 06/05/2024

    China's growing influence appears to have some drawbacks in Latin America. Beijing has targeted countries such as Guatemala and outraged retailers in Brazil.

    Latin American anger grows over China's economic clout – DW – 06/05/2024
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    Dutch exit poll: Labor-Green alliance narrowly beats far-right Wilders in EU election
  • According to national polls, the PVV would have now ca. 48 out a total of 150 seats in the Dutch House of Representatives; so a 32%.

    In this exit poll, PVV won 7 out of a total of 31 European Parliament seats, or 22,5%.

    On the other hand PVV went from 1 to 7 seats in the EP. A huge far-right surge was/ is expected for the EP election. But in the Netherlands, it didn't turn out as high as was predicted.

  • www.theguardian.com European Central Bank cuts main interest rate by 0.25 points

    ECB reduces rate to 3.75% across eurozone, putting it ahead of US Federal Reserve and Bank of England

    European Central Bank cuts main interest rate by 0.25 points

    Citing a sustained fall in inflation, the ECB said its deposit rate would be cut to 3.75% from a record high of 4%, putting it ahead of the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, which have yet to cut interest rates.

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    www.theguardian.com European Central Bank cuts main interest rate by 0.25 points

    ECB reduces rate to 3.75% across eurozone, putting it ahead of US Federal Reserve and Bank of England

    European Central Bank cuts main interest rate by 0.25 points

    Citing a sustained fall in inflation, the ECB said its deposit rate would be cut to 3.75% from a record high of 4%, putting it ahead of the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, which have yet to cut interest rates.

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    www.euractiv.com NATO chief Stoltenberg proposes revised €100 billion weapons fund for Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Friday (31 May) for NATO members to spend together 'equitably', €40 billion a year for Ukraine, giving up on his original multi-year plan, nevertheless assuring this will provide a long-term perspective for Ukraine.

    NATO chief Stoltenberg proposes revised €100 billion weapons fund for Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Friday (31 May) for NATO members to spend together ‘equitably’, €40 billion a year for Ukraine, giving up on his original multi-year plan, nevertheless assuring this will provide a long-term perspective for Ukraine. Arch LInk

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    www.euractiv.com NATO chief Stoltenberg proposes revised €100 billion weapons fund for Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Friday (31 May) for NATO members to spend together 'equitably', €40 billion a year for Ukraine, giving up on his original multi-year plan, nevertheless assuring this will provide a long-term perspective for Ukraine.

    NATO chief Stoltenberg proposes revised €100 billion weapons fund for Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Friday (31 May) for NATO members to spend together ‘equitably’, €40 billion a year for Ukraine, giving up on his original multi-year plan, nevertheless assuring this will provide a long-term perspective for Ukraine.

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    www.euractiv.com NATO chief Stoltenberg proposes revised €100 billion weapons fund for Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Friday (31 May) for NATO members to spend together 'equitably', €40 billion a year for Ukraine, giving up on his original multi-year plan, nevertheless assuring this will provide a long-term perspective for Ukraine.

    NATO chief Stoltenberg proposes revised €100 billion weapons fund for Ukraine

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on Friday (31 May) for NATO members to spend together ‘equitably’, €40 billion a year for Ukraine, giving up on his original multi-year plan, nevertheless assuring this will provide a long-term perspective for Ukraine.

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    Critics of Putin and his allies targeted inside the EU with Israeli-made Pegasus spyware
  • This whole "thing" is one giant rabbit hole. Getting from bad, worse and then ,"the worst". I hope we near the end of it, but I wouldn't be surprised if we are we only halfway establishing the ammount of foreign infiltrations and influences. Good they've gotten busy with it, finally.

  • www.euronews.com Hundreds treated for heatstroke as Pakistan heatwave rages on

    Meanwhile, international relief organisations have expressed concern that millions of children could be at risk of dehydration and exposure to record-high temperatures.

    Hundreds treated for heatstroke as Pakistan heatwave rages on

    Meanwhile, international relief organisations have expressed concern that millions of children could be at risk of dehydration and exposure to record-high temperatures.

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    Macron, Scholz: Ukraine can strike some targets in Russia
  • Yes, I forgot Germany has a "diehard" constitution. Tnx for explaining this aspect. That would make it a third argument, or need of an " extra A-okay" mandate.

    I also remembered, that big eavesdrop hack scandal while the Taurus issue was internally being discussed with the military brass and ministers. Having that scandal and the discussion " in the open" hasn't helped either.

  • Macron, Scholz: Ukraine can strike some targets in Russia
  • Their basis for holding back was Ukraine might use them to strike targets in Russia, and that cannot be allowed..

    That was one argument, the other one was that a (German) ground force maintainance crew & training & encoding experts and stuff would be needed. Regarding sending maintainance crews, the opinions seem more and more positive of late. I'll reckon we'll might see Taurus , and hopefully more of it's friends, being send. Then again, it will also depend on the outcome of the ( EU) elections this year.

  • Macron, Scholz: Ukraine can strike some targets in Russia
  • Ofc Ukraine may defend itself! Anyway, here their quote:

    "We think that we should allow them to neutralize military sites where missiles are fired, from where ... Ukraine is attacked," Macron said at a joint press conference alongside the German chancellor following talks at Schloss Meseberg near Berlin, the official state guest house of the German Federal Republic.

    At the same time, he stressed that "we should not allow them to touch other targets in Russia, and obviously civilian capacities."

  • Spying, hacking and intimidation: Israel’s nine-year ‘war’ on the ICC exposed
  • TLDR(Long article);

    Now, an investigation by the Guardian and the Israeli-based magazines +972 and Local Call can reveal how Israel has run an almost decade-long secret “war” against the court. The country deployed its intelligence agencies to surveil, hack, pressure, smear and allegedly threaten senior ICC staff in an effort to derail the court’s inquiries.

    Israeli intelligence captured the communications of numerous ICC officials, including Khan and his predecessor as prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, intercepting phone calls, messages, emails and documents.

    The joint investigation draws on interviews with more than two dozen current and former Israeli intelligence officers and government officials, senior ICC figures, diplomats and lawyers familiar with the ICC case and Israel’s efforts to undermine it.

    Unlike the international court of justice (ICJ), a UN body that deals with the legal responsibility of nation states, the ICC is a criminal court that prosecutes individuals, targeting those deemed most responsible for atrocities.

  • Spain to give Ukraine €1bn in military aid in decade-long defence deal
  • Probably, but that's the problem right? Even if you could, it's about sustainability. But also that's there isnt very much . And, it's a complete inventory chaos, because of different specs. And ofc, there's always political reasons and what nots. Generally, that's what's being said anyway.

  • Spain to give Ukraine €1bn in military aid in decade-long defence deal
  • This deal will allow Ukraine to boost its capabilities, including its essential air defence systems to protect its civilians, cities and infrastructure, which are still suffering indiscriminate attacks as seen this weekend in Kharkiv,” Sánchez told a press conference after the signing.

    He said Spain had already pledged to supply Patriot missiles and said it would also send “another batch of Leopard tanks and above all ammunition”.

    The Spanish government said the agreement would also include other areas, such as intelligence, training, de-mining, reconstruction and humanitarian assistance.

  • Spain to give Ukraine €1bn in military aid in decade-long defence deal
  • This deal will allow Ukraine to boost its capabilities, including its essential air defence systems to protect its civilians, cities and infrastructure, which are still suffering indiscriminate attacks as seen this weekend in Kharkiv,” Sánchez told a press conference after the signing.

    He said Spain had already pledged to supply Patriot missiles and said it would also send “another batch of Leopard tanks and above all ammunition”.

    The Spanish government said the agreement would also include other areas, such as intelligence, training, de-mining, reconstruction and humanitarian assistance.