September 26, 2018

Bolton says U.S. will be aggressive, unwavering on Iran sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran. 

Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be “aggressive and unwavering” in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Read more.


Bolton to Threaten Iran: Days of Impunity for Tehran and Its Enablers Are Over - Haaretz
Bolton warns of ‘hell to pay’ if Iran crosses US & allies as Rouhani dares Trump to return to talks - RT

In his UN address, Trump urges world to isolate Iran - PressTV
Rouhani slams US for ‘authoritarian’ foreign policy, calls on Trump to return to talks - RT

US 'unilateral, illegitimate' sanctions amount to economic terrorism: Rouhani (video) - PressTV

September 25, 2018

E3+2 vows to establish ‘special purpose vehicle’ to facilitate trade with Iran

Remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal have promised to establish a ‘special purpose vehicle’ to facilitate payments related to Iran’s exports as part of efforts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after the US’ withdrawal.

European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a joint press conference on Monday night (New York local time) to elaborate on the results of a meeting between the remaining parties of JCPOA, namely France, the UK, Germany, Russia, China, and Iran. Read more.


EU to create special payment channels with Iran despite US sanctions – Mogherini - RT
EU foreign policy chief talks to reporters after ministerial meeting on Iran nuclear deal (video) - PressTV

Iran, Major Powers Labour to Keep Nuclear Deal Afloat - NY Times
EU, Iran Set Financial 'Vehicle' to Ease Trade Between Them - NY Times

Rouhani: Iran oil exports won't come down to zero (video) - PressTV
- US ready to drive Iranian oil exports to zero, says US national security adviser - Guardian

Iranians feeling ‘imprisoned’ in their country as Trump sanctions bite - Washington Post

September 24, 2018

Will You Worship the AI God?

WARNING Exposed & Dangerous: Joyetech Riftcore Duo Review and Horrible Business Practices and Lies

READ This before commenting: This is a exposure of Joyetech and their lovely ceramic or whatever they think it is Riftcore Duo RTA/Wickable Tank.

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- This Is My Life; Nicotine, Cancer & Why We Vape | There Is Hope, I Promise You (video) - Jai Haze
RANT: I've Had It, Vapers & Plastic are destroying the WORLD! | Underage Vaping Fix (video) - Jai Haze

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Lyric | album: Flat Earth

Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth

‘Ik denk dat 50 tot 70 procent kan stoppen met pillen slikken’

Tamara de Weijer Huisarts Met een dieet kunnen veel diabetespatiënten stoppen met pillen en insuline. Hoe? Daarover verschijnt deze maandag een handleiding voor huisartsen.

Nederland telt 1,2 miljoen mensen met diabetes type 2. De meesten slikken daar medicijnen tegen, terwijl dat vaak niet hoeft. Lees meer.


'Bijna 12.000 doden door luchtaanvallen Syrië'

Bij luchtaanvallen van het door de VS geleide militaire bondgenootschap tegen terreurorganisatie Islamitische Staat (IS) in Syrië zijn bijna 12.000 mensen om het leven gekomen, zeggen activisten.

De aanvallen begonnen in augustus 2014. Onder de slachtoffers waren meer dan 3300 burgers, zegt het Britse Observatorium voor de Mensenrechten. Lees meer.

Leeuwarder Courant

3,301 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Syria since 2014, monitor says - Chicago Tribune

US-led coalition admits airstrikes killed 77 civilians in Raqqa, Syria (video) - CNN
Nearly 12,000 children killed in Syria - NewArab

September 22, 2018

At least 20 casualties in terror attack on military parade in Ahvaz, Iran

At least 20 people, including a child and a woman, were injured in a terrorist attack on a military parade in Iran’s southern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Unknown gunmen opened fire on people from behind the stand during the parade held to mark the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's invasion of Iran which led to an eight-year war in the 1980s.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated to a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia.

"It has been reported that four or five of the elements of the terrorist incident were killed by security and law enforcement forces," IRNA said.

The Fars news agency said citizens watching the parade first thought that the shooting was inadvertent. "After several people were injured, they realized it is a terrorist attack," it said. Read more.


In Pictures: Terrorist attack on military parade in Ahvaz (photos) - PressTV
Up to 24 killed, 50+ injured during attack on military parade in Iran – state media (video) - RT

Iran Armed Forces biggest anti-terror force: President Rouhani - PressTV
Iran president makes speech in Sacred Defence week ceremony in Tehran (video) - PressTV

Iran summons European envoys over terrorist attacks in Ahvaz (video) - PressTV
Iran summons UK, Netherlands & Denmark envoys after military parade attack leaves 28 dead (video) - RT

Rouhani: Iran ready to confront US, 'small mercenary states' (video) - PressTV
Rouhani arrives in New York for UN General Assembly - PressTV

'Iran roept Nederlandse ambassadeur ter verantwoording na aanval parade' - NU
Beschuldigde Iraanse oppositiegroep uit Den Haag: “Wij pleegden aanslag niet” - HLN

Pocket Spy: Israeli surveillance software 'Pegasus' tracked in 45 countries

An Israeli surveillance software tool capable of accessing microphones, cameras and other data has been tracked to 45 countries around the globe.

Researchers think the tool, designed to track criminals, is being misused by governments to snoop on innocent civilians.


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

Russian MoD: S-400 data shows Israeli F-16 hid behind Russian Il-20 to avoid Syrian missile (video) - RT

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