September 20, 2018

5 miljoen voor schikking met mensen die ernstig ziek werden na, niet noodzakelijkerwijs dóór, Mexicaanse griepprik

De Nederlandse overheid trekt 5 miljoen euro uit om tot een schikking te komen met mensen die ernstig ziek werden na, en niet noodzakelijkerwijs dóór, een vaccinatie tegen de Mexicaanse griep. Dit blijkt uit de nieuwe begroting van het ministerie van Volksgezondheid.

Het gaat om een groep van zeven tot elf mensen die als baby of peuter het vaccin Pandemrix kregen en daarna narcolepsie ontwikkelden. Lees meer.


Waar komt die angst voor vaccins toch vandaan? - Volkskrant

September 19, 2018

4 grootste farmareuzen ontwijken wereldwijd naar schatting 3,5 miljard euro aan belastingen

Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Abbott en Merck, ’s werelds grootste farmaceutische bedrijven, zouden miljarden aan belastingen ontwijken, onthult nieuw Oxfam-onderzoek.

Een nieuw Oxfam-rapport, Prescription for Poverty, analyseert de beschikbare financiële informatie van vier farmaceutische multinationals – Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Abbott en Merck – tussen 2013 en 2015. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co (MSD), and Pfizer depriving countries of billions in tax revenues - Oxfam

September 18, 2018

Russia Blasts Israel: You're to Blame for 15 Russians Killed During Syria Strike

Russia blames downed military aircraft on Israel's 'deliberate provocations' striking Syria ■ France denies involvement, U.S. says plane shot down by Syrian air defense systems

Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of a "hostile provocation" in striking the Syrian port city of Latakia and threatened retaliation after Moscow blamed Israel for indirectly causing a Russian military plane with 15 servicemen on board to be shot down near Syria's Mediterranean coast. Read more.


Russia to Israel: ‘You are to blame for downing of Il-20 and death of crew - RT
Russia to Israel: you are wholly to blame for the downing of the plane (video) - JPost

Putin on Israel’s role in Il-20 downing: ‘Looks like chain of tragic circumstances’ - RT
- Israel struck over 200 Iranian targets in Syria over past year - JPost

Russia Registered Rocket Launches From French Frigate in Mediterranean on Monday

Russian airspace control means registered missile launches from French frigate in Mediterranean late on Monday, Russian military reported.

Russian defence ministry said that Russian airspace controls means have detected several missile launches from French frigate in Mediterranean late on Monday. Read more.


Report: Several explosions heard in Latakia, Syria - JPost
Syrian air defenses intercept missiles fired at Latakia: state media - Reuters

- Russia’s Il-20 military aircraft disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea - Defense Ministry - TASS

Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane - CNN
Explosions rock Latakia hours after Russia-Turkey agree on Idlib buffer - JPost

Russia to Israel: ‘You are to blame for downing of Il-20 and death of crew - RT
'Raketten neergehaald bij Syrische kuststad Latakia' - NU

September 17, 2018

Chinese Deal to Take Over Key Israeli Port May Threaten U.S. Naval Operations, Critics Say

Chinese company is planning to take over management of Israel’s Haifa port as Beijing continues to advance its global influence in the form of economic projects and big commercial deals.

The Haifa port sits close to the hub of the Israeli navy base that is reportedly home to the country’s nuclear-capable submarine force, according to The Times of Israel. Read more.


Cause for concern? Chinese investment and Israel's national security  - JPost
Israel Is Giving China the Keys to Its Largest Port – and the U.S. Navy May Abandon Israel (paywall) - Haaretz

No deals ‘at gunpoint’: China mulls dropping trade talks, slapping US firms with sanctions – report

Beijing reportedly eyes rejecting Washington’s offer of new trade talks amid media buzz on President Donald Trump’s alleged go-ahead for sweeping tariffs. China could instead stop supplying some vital materials to US firms.

China is apparently reluctant to hold any trade negotiations with the US under the current circumstances as it said it would not talk under pressure, even though it did not completely forgo the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing Chinese officials. Read more.


U.S. and China Ramp Up Trade Threats (paywall/video) - WSJ
China may reject new trade talks if more tariffs imposed: WSJ - Reuters

Rising interest rates and US-China trade spat pose risks - CNBC

Farmaceuten werken aan gedragscode die dient als 'moreel kompas'

Farmaceutische bedrijven werken aan een gedragscode die de sector transparanter moet maken. Dat zegt Aarnoud Overkamp, topman van farmaceut Takeda Nederland in een interview in de Volkskrant.

Hij is tevens vice-voorzitter van de Vereniging voor Innovatieve Geneesmiddelen die de code opstelt. Lees meer.


‘We moeten meer oog hebben voor de betaalbaarheid van onze medicijnen’ - Volkskrant 

Bram Bakker over hardlopen, depressie en ademhaling

Psychiater Bram Bakker pleit er al jaren voor dat artsen terughoudend zijn in het voorschrijven van anti-depressiva en dat mogelijke alternatieven een kans krijgen

In een openhartig interview vertelt Bakker over zijn eigen ervaringen als psychiater.


Sportrusten TV: auteur Marion Meesters over neusademhaling (video) - Sportrusten

September 15, 2018

Military intervention in Venezuela ‘on the table,’ says OAS secretary general

The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of being a “CIA agent,” says military intervention against Caracas should not be ruled out as a response to the ongoing crisis. OAS

Secretary-General Luis Almagro has hinted that the bloc may consider taking military action in Venezuela if it runs out of diplomatic options in its bid to alleviate the plight of people in the crisis-stricken country. Read more.


Trump Wants Coup in Venezuela (video) - teleSUR
OAS chief says 'military action not ruled out' in Venezuela (video) - Al Jazeera

Former Spanish PM Zapatero: US-led Sanctions Behind Venezuelan Migration - teleSUR
Secretaris-generaal van OAS: mogelijk militair ingrijpen Venezuela nodig - NRC

A New Cold War in Latin America

Since the Trump administration, the U.S. has not made it a secret to interfere directly within the personal interests of its neighboring countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.


China, Venezuela Launch Bilateral Business Committee - teleSUR
China: Our Cooperation With Venezuela Opens Up New Prospects - teleSUR

September 14, 2018

‘We’re not agents’: UK’s suspects in Skripal case talk exclusively with RT’s editor-in-chief

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning and are now scared to go outside, after the UK pointed to them as Russian intelligence agents on a kill mission.

UK prosecutors claimed their names were not real, but Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have confirmed their identities in an interview with RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. Read more.


Skripal suspects: 'We were just tourists in Salisbury' - BBC
Sergei Skripal and the Russian disinformation game - BBC

Twee Russische spionnen op weg naar Zwitsers gifgaslab gepakt in Den Haag

Zaak-Skripal Westerse inlichtingendiensten verhinderden dit voorjaar een hack in een Zwitsers laboratorium voor nucleaire, biologische en chemische wapens.

In Den Haag zijn dit voorjaar twee Russische spionnen aangehouden die op weg waren naar Zwitserland. Het reisdoel was het Spiez-laboratorium. Dit onderzocht zowel de gifgasaanvallen van het Assad-regime in Syrië als de aanslag op de Russische dubbelspion Sergej Skripal in het Britse Salisbury. Lees meer.


'Twee Russische spionnen opgepakt in Nederland' - NU

September 13, 2018

White Helmets making films of ‘chemical attacks’ with orphans in Idlib – Russian military

The White Helmets have shot at least nine videos intended to serve as proof in accusations that the Syrian government conducted a chemical weapon attack using chlorine against civilians in Idlib, the Russian military claims.

A number of Middle Eastern TV channels and a regional affiliate of a US broadcaster “have shot nine videos, in Jisr al-Shughur city in Idlib province, of a staged chemical attack” that will be blamed on the Syrian government, the Russian Reconciliation Center In Syria said in a statement on Wednesday. Read more.


'Blame already assigned': Staged chem attack in Idlib begins filming, according to Russian MoD (video) - RT

September 12, 2018

Meer fouten kabinet bij steun aan strijdgroepen Syrië

De door Nederland gesteunde strijdgroepen in Syrië hebben zich schuldig gemaakt aan mensenrechtenschendingen. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van Nieuwsuur en Trouw.

Bovendien werkten de groeperingen nauw samen met extremisten. Daarmee zijn belangrijke criteria die het kabinet hanteerde geschonden. Lees meer.


 Uitzending van 11 september (video) - Nieuwsuur
'We onderzoeken de Nederlandse steun aan Syrische jihadisten' (video) - NU

Jamaloodin Finally Extradited To Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - At the request of the Public Prosecutor's Office Curaçao, former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin (50) was handed over by the Venezuelan authorities to the judicial authorities of the country Curaçao. Jamaloodin was transferred from Caracas to Hato airport by members of the Curaçao Arrest Team.

In the Maximus investigation, Jamaloodin is suspected of involvement in the murder of Helmin Wiels in May 2013. Read more.

Curaçao Chronicle

Oud-minister Curaçao die vermoedelijk moord plande uitgeleverd - NOS

September 11, 2018

Erdoğan urges global community to avert Idlib assault

Turkey’s president has urged the international community to be aware of its responsibilities in Syria as an assault on Idlib looms.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan evaluated the latest developments in northwestern Idlib province and Turkey’s position on the matter in an article he wrote for the U.S. daily The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 10. Read more.


The World Must Stop Assad (paywall) - WSJ

'Attack on Idlib to sabotage ongoing political process’ - AA
Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu urges ‘peaceful solution’ for Syria’s Idlib - Hürriyet

Turkey, Russia, Iran, UN discuss Syria - AA
Turkey, Russia, Iran reach 'agreement in principle' on Syria constitutional committee lists - AA

US rips Russia, Iran, Assad regime amid Idlib offensive - AA

Backtracking 101: US in no hurry to leave Syria… despite previous plans

If US foreign policy over the years has zig-zagged on terrorism and its definition - their policy on Syria has equally fluctuated.


US rips Russia, Iran, Assad regime amid Idlib offensive - AA
'Zero Evidence': Syrian Opposition Has No Chemical Weapons - Pentagon - Sputnik

September 10, 2018

BOMBSHELL Documents Expose The Secret Lie That Started the Afghan War

How did the war in Afghanistan start? And how did NATO become involved in this conflict?

These details are never discussed because they have for nearly two decades, been hidden behind a shroud of secrecy. But now, after nearly two decades of lies, the remarkable truth about the secret documents that helped launch the Afghan war can finally be revealed.

This is the story of The Secret Lie That Started the Afghan War. Read more.

Corbett Report

Russia, Turkey & Iran speeding up efforts to drop US dollar from trade - official

In response to US sanctions, Russia, Turkey and Iran are negotiating the reduction of the US dollar's share in mutual trade, Tehran Times daily quotes the country's central bank governor as saying.

Eliminating the greenback in mutual trade was most recently discussed by the three countries last weekend in Tehran during the trilateral summit of the Syrian ceasefire, said Iranian Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati as quoted by the media. Read more.


Iran joins hand with Russia, Turkey to dump dollar in trade - Tehran Times