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ISIS tells its terrorists not to travel to Europe -- because of coronavirus


Even the #ISIS offers a travel warning for #Europe!
lol

#coronavirus
 

How Europe Turned Into a Perfect Landscape for Wildfires - The New York Times


#europe #wildfires #climateChange

The New York Times: How Europe Turned Into a Perfect Landscape for Wildfires (By Somini Sengupta)

 
Some interesting arguments in here
reshare from @Al Jazeera (unofficial)

The UK can still rejoin the EU



And it is not as far-fetched an idea as it may sound. In fact, there is already a template for how to do it.

The UK can still rejoin the EU

#Brexit #UnitedKingdom #Europe
 

Sea "boiling" with methane discovered in Siberia: "No one has ever recorded anything like this before"


We have reached the point of no return! Methane is significantly more dangerous foe speeding up the global warming than CO2.

#Environmejt #Europe #News #Science

#climatechange #climatecrisis
 

Sea "boiling" with methane discovered in Siberia: "No one has ever recorded anything like this before"


We have reached the point of no return! Methane is significantly more dangerous foe speeding up the global warming than CO2.

#Environmejt #Europe #News #Science

#climatechange #climatecrisis
 
Oh, the government is demonstrating a united front again. All good in the Tory camp then.
reshare from @Al Jazeera (unofficial)

Five Cabinet ministers and ‘very large number’ of Conservative MPs said to be prepared to quit over no-deal Brexit.

British PM facing no-deal Brexit cabinet rebellion - report

#Brexit #UnitedKingdom #EuropeanUnion #Europe
 
I will just leave this here: A video of the largest (for now) sea port in Europe, Rotterdam, the gateway to Europe.

#transport #port #sea-port #Europe #shipping
 
I will just leave this here: A video of the largest (for now) sea port in Europe, Rotterdam, the gateway to Europe.

#transport #port #sea-port #Europe #shipping
 
Just One Drop — The Science of Homeopathy: Homeopathy is in wide use in European and Asian countries and even practiced by Britain's royal family

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/06/08/just-one-drop-homeopathy.aspx

#Homeopathy #Science #Europe #Asia #British-RoyalFamily
 
#EU #Europe #mobile #traffic #route #China #Telecom

For two hours, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China | ZDNet



For more than two hours on Thursday, June 6, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through the infrastructure of China Telecom, China's third-largest telco and internet service provider (ISP).

The incident occurred because of a BGP route leak at Swiss data center colocation company Safe Host, which accidentally leaked over 70,000 routes from its internal routing table to the Chinese ISP.

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is used to reroute traffic at the ISP level, has been known to be problematic to work with, and BGP leaks happen all the time.

However, there are safeguards and safety procedures that providers usually set up to prevent BGP route leaks from influencing each other's networks.

But instead of ignoring the BGP leak, China Telecom re-announced Safe Host's routes as its own, and by doing so, interposed itself as one of the shortest ways to reach Safe Host's network and other nearby European telcos and ISPs.
 
#EU #Europe #mobile #traffic #route #China #Telecom

For two hours, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China | ZDNet



For more than two hours on Thursday, June 6, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through the infrastructure of China Telecom, China's third-largest telco and internet service provider (ISP).

The incident occurred because of a BGP route leak at Swiss data center colocation company Safe Host, which accidentally leaked over 70,000 routes from its internal routing table to the Chinese ISP.

The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is used to reroute traffic at the ISP level, has been known to be problematic to work with, and BGP leaks happen all the time.

However, there are safeguards and safety procedures that providers usually set up to prevent BGP route leaks from influencing each other's networks.

But instead of ignoring the BGP leak, China Telecom re-announced Safe Host's routes as its own, and by doing so, interposed itself as one of the shortest ways to reach Safe Host's network and other nearby European telcos and ISPs.
 
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Denmark turns left, racist DF lost 60% of votes


#election #politics #Europe #Tolerance #environment
The years of failed extremist policies of the most racist government in #Denmark came to an end yesterday with the voters giving a clear majority to a red-green coalition.

Congratulations to Denmark to say no to thiose extremists promoting intolerance and hate.

Now it's time to get a new government and focus on rebuilding the country for the future.
 
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Denmark turns left, racist DF lost 60% of votes


#election #politics #Europe #Tolerance #environment
The years of failed extremist policies of the most racist government in #Denmark came to an end yesterday with the voters giving a clear majority to a red-green coalition.

Congratulations to Denmark to say no to thiose extremists promoting intolerance and hate.

Now it's time to get a new government and focus on rebuilding the country for the future.
 
An interesting piece by Caroline de Gruyter in the Guardian about the changes in democratic influence in Europe.

For all people coming into the NL from abroad and @Sheila Nagig:
"I recently read a book about the Netherlands that newcomers study when they want to become Dutch. This 237-page text, Welcome to the Netherlands, contains just two short paragraphs on “international cooperation”: one about the EU, the other about transatlantic relations.
That sort of ignorance is now being challenged by young people. Ask any teenager what their main concern is and they will tell you it’s the climate. Not buying a house within 10 years, but life on Earth, no less. They want to tackle these issues and they want to tackle them together. They understand there can only be cooperative solutions. It’s one of the reasons the elections were so lively this time around."

I have faith in the youth. They show more wisdom and vision than many of the grumbling elders who behave like spoiled toddlers who don't get their way... It makes me sad to realize that I am one of the latter.

#EU #EP #politics #Europe
 
An interesting piece by Caroline de Gruyter in the Guardian about the changes in democratic influence in Europe.

For all people coming into the NL from abroad and @Sheila Nagig:
"I recently read a book about the Netherlands that newcomers study when they want to become Dutch. This 237-page text, Welcome to the Netherlands, contains just two short paragraphs on “international cooperation”: one about the EU, the other about transatlantic relations.
That sort of ignorance is now being challenged by young people. Ask any teenager what their main concern is and they will tell you it’s the climate. Not buying a house within 10 years, but life on Earth, no less. They want to tackle these issues and they want to tackle them together. They understand there can only be cooperative solutions. It’s one of the reasons the elections were so lively this time around."

I have faith in the youth. They show more wisdom and vision than many of the grumbling elders who behave like spoiled toddlers who don't get their way... It makes me sad to realize that I am one of the latter.

#EU #EP #politics #Europe
 

Artist Hilariously Illustrates The Differences Between Different Countries And Languages | artFido


I really love the comics fro itchy feet, especially the "Map of every European city" is relatively accurate

#Europe #USA #Asia #Cultures #Humor #Languages
 
Neuigkeiten von der #Openbook Alpha-Tester Front

Das Wichtigste zuerst: Openbook hat jetzt eine #DancingBanana Reaction ;-)

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Spaß Beiseite - Es tut sich einiges und das Team scheint sich tatsächlich ordentlich rein zu knien. Heute kam ein heiß ersehntes Update das uns nicht nur drei neue Themes (ich weiß eher unwichtig - aber nice to have) sondern auch einige "lang" (läuft ja erst 7 Tage) erwartete Funktionen beschert hat. Beispielsweise wird man nun benachrichtigt, wenn man in einem Beitrag eines Users kommentiert hat und daraufhin neue Kommentar zu diesem Beitrag verfasst wurden.
Weiterhin sieht man bei Kommentaren nun endlich!!! zu welchem Beitrag der Kommentar gehört. Das war ein sehr übler Bug!

Hier geht's jetzt weiter mit ein bisschen Bildersalat, also Screenshots vom derzeitigen Alpha-Stand der #App und ein bisschen Text dazu.

Der derzeitige "Home" Stream, gezeigt in drei Theme-Varianten
Hier landen momentan die Beiträge sämtlicher Communities, denen man beigetreten ist sowie aller Leute denen man folgt oder mit denen man sich verbunden hat.

Helles Theme
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Dunkles Theme
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OLED-Freundliches Theme mit hohem Schwarzanteil
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Wie ihr seht, gibt es neben der Möglichkeit zu kommentieren auch noch sog. "Reactons", die sicherlich einige bereits von Facebook kennen. Quasi Emojis um eine Gefühlsreaktion auszudrücken. Es wird vermutlich Standard-Reactions geben, für alle Nutzer zugänglich sind und "Premium-Reactions" die nur über ein Bezahlmodell verfügbar sein werden. Gleiches gilt vermutlich auch für gewisse Themes.

Das erste Bild ganz oben in diesem Beitrag zeigt übrigens den "Suche" Bereich der App, in dem sich auch die "Trending Posts" finden.

Hier ist der "#Communities" Tab zu sehen
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Oben gibt es vorgefertigte Kategorien zum Entdecken. Beispielsweise Fun, Education, Technology etc...
Darunter werden die eigenen Communites aufgelistet und darunter alle weiteren Communities denen man beigetreten ist. Alles wie gewohnt.

Die Profilseite sieht folgendermaßen aus
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Auch hier gibt es keine Überraschungen. Derzeit werden hier nur Beiträge angezeigt, die man mit seinen Kreisen geteilt hat. Beiträge aus Communities tauchen bisher nicht dort auf. Soll sich allerdings ändern.

Zu guter Letzt noch ein kurzer Blick in's Menü mit allen bisher verfügbaren #Themes. Es sind momentan 8 an der Zahl
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So, genug gescrollt für heute. Das war's erst mal von der Alpha-Tester Front. Ich wünsche eine gute Nacht!

#open source #social network #Europe #Europa
 

House of Commons speaker John Bercow refuses third vote on Brexit Deal


(I guess that he is sick of all the dis-orda in the House, which is the reason why he had to cut it all out. Frankly, I am thankful for this decision - they were in no way ready to ever find a meaningful and final decision if they weren't told to stop. The constructive face in this mess had long ended, it was a dying carcass that didn't want to accept its demise.)
Downing Street was blindsided by the announcement and unable to give a response at its regular afternoon briefing for journalists. “The speaker did not forewarn us of the content of his statement or the fact that he was making one,” May’s spokeswoman said.

“The Leader of the House is playing with her electronic device, and so is the deputy chief whip. I didn’t include him in the category of very senior people in the House but that’s a debatable proposition I readily grant.”
#Uk #UnitedKingdom #Brexit #Britain #GreatBritain #England #HardBrexit #NoDealBrexit #Bercow #JohnBercow #News #Politics #EU #Europe #Europa #EuropeanUnion #TheresaMay #Tory #Tories
 
before it went all pod-like,
When was diaspora not a system of pods?
wish the #UK would remain in #Europe
You will need to vote for Scottish independence and then hope EU allows your re-entry.
 
I'm #newhere, though I was on diaspora a few years back, before it went all pod-like, but lost interest as it seemed too narrow in focus - or else I just didn’t understand how to break out into wider waters. Thought I might dip my toe back in again now that G+ is dead. #GPlusrefugee.

I’m an #artist born in #Scotland, work in #Ireland, and wish the #UK would remain in #Europe. I’m interested in #art, #environmentalism, #technology, #writing, & #science.
 
I'm #newhere, though I was on diaspora a few years back, before it went all pod-like, but lost interest as it seemed too narrow in focus - or else I just didn’t understand how to break out into wider waters. Thought I might dip my toe back in again now that G+ is dead. #GPlusrefugee.

I’m an #artist born in #Scotland, work in #Ireland, and wish the #UK would remain in #Europe. I’m interested in #art, #environmentalism, #technology, #writing, & #science.
 



A top #Kurdish official has called on #Europe not to abandon #Syrian #Kurds once the battle against the #IslamicState group is over and to help set up an international force to protect them from #Turkey.

European powers “have a political and moral responsibility” to the Kurds, Aldar Khalil told AFP in a interview in Paris, warning that the Kurds would seek the protection of Syrian President Bashar al-#Assad if failed by Europe and the #US.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces ( #SDF) have been leading the fight against the Islamic State group in #Syria for the past four years, backed up by air strikes from a US-led coalition.

With IS’s self-declared #caliphate now in ruins, the Kurds fear being left at the mercy of Turkey after the US declares mission accomplished in the final battle currently underway for the #jihadists’ last Syrian holdout.

Turkey, which has been battling a Kurdish insurgency on its own soil since 1984, views the Kurdish fighters that dominate the SDF as terrorists and has threatened to invade areas under Kurdish control in northeast Syria.

Khalil, who played a key role in establishing Syria’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region in 2013, appealed to Europe for protection.

“If they (Europe) don’t meet their commitments they are effectively abandoning us,” Khalil said late on Sunday, calling on France particularly to work at the United Nations for the creation of a buffer zone along the Turkish border.

“France can table a proposal to the Security Council on our protection, suggesting an international force between us and the Turks – of which it would be part – or to protect our airspace,” he said.

‘Hasty decision’

The senior political representative said that it could be modelled on the UN peacekeeping force deployed along #Lebanon’s border with #Israel.

But European powers have already rebuffed US proposals for an observer force that would stay on in northeast Syria, fearing they will have to bear the burden once the US pulls out.

“They’re trying to manage the consequences of a hasty decision and making us carry the responsibility,” a #French government source said last week.

US President Donald #Trump caused shock among America’s Western and Kurdish allies in December by announcing plans to withdraw US troops from Syria even before the end of the fight against IS.

The withdrawal would leave the Kurds, who control nearly 30 percent of Syria, including the cities of Qamishli, Hasaka and Raqqa, exposed to a long-threatened attack by Turkey.

The Kurds fear a repeat of the #Turkish offensive that drove Kurdish fighters and civilians out of the northwestern Syrian city of #Afrin last year.

They have also warned the West that the foreign jihadists currently languishing in Kurdish jails could escape and urged their countries of origin to take them back.

Fly regime flag

On Monday, EU foreign ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss the issue, which has taken on greater urgency as the battle for IS’s last redoubt ramps up.

The #jihadists are trapped in less than half a square kilometre in eastern Syria near the #Iraqi border.

Khalil said that the Kurds would seek protection from Assad unless their Western allies stepped up – and he spelt out the terms of a possible deal.

“We will be obliged to agree a deal with the (Syrian) regime so that it deploys its troops along the border and protects us,” Khalil explained.

He said that the Kurds would insist on maintaining #autonomy and demand that the border troops be from Kurdish areas.

“They would come under the orders of the Syrian army, but be our units,” he said, adding that foreign fighters would be kept under Kurdish guard and not handed over to Assad’s forces.

In return, the Kurds would offer to give Assad, who is anxious to win restore sovereignty over the biggest area beyond government control, a cut of the Kurdish region’s oil revenues.

“We can also agree to raise the regime’s flag,” Khalil added.

But Western observers expect Assad, whose forces control about 60 percent of Syria, to take advantage of the Kurds’ vulnerability and drive a hard bargain.

On Sunday, Assad warned them that the US would not protect them against Turkey.

“No one will protect you except your state,” he said.
http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/18022019

#kurdistan #rojava #islamisticclericalfascism #clericalfascists #daesh #erdogan #akp #islamism #jihadism #afrin #pyd #ypg #ypj #syriandemocraticforces
 



A top #Kurdish official has called on #Europe not to abandon #Syrian #Kurds once the battle against the #IslamicState group is over and to help set up an international force to protect them from #Turkey.

European powers “have a political and moral responsibility” to the Kurds, Aldar Khalil told AFP in a interview in Paris, warning that the Kurds would seek the protection of Syrian President Bashar al-#Assad if failed by Europe and the #US.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces ( #SDF) have been leading the fight against the Islamic State group in #Syria for the past four years, backed up by air strikes from a US-led coalition.

With IS’s self-declared #caliphate now in ruins, the Kurds fear being left at the mercy of Turkey after the US declares mission accomplished in the final battle currently underway for the #jihadists’ last Syrian holdout.

Turkey, which has been battling a Kurdish insurgency on its own soil since 1984, views the Kurdish fighters that dominate the SDF as terrorists and has threatened to invade areas under Kurdish control in northeast Syria.

Khalil, who played a key role in establishing Syria’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region in 2013, appealed to Europe for protection.

“If they (Europe) don’t meet their commitments they are effectively abandoning us,” Khalil said late on Sunday, calling on France particularly to work at the United Nations for the creation of a buffer zone along the Turkish border.

“France can table a proposal to the Security Council on our protection, suggesting an international force between us and the Turks – of which it would be part – or to protect our airspace,” he said.

‘Hasty decision’

The senior political representative said that it could be modelled on the UN peacekeeping force deployed along #Lebanon’s border with #Israel.

But European powers have already rebuffed US proposals for an observer force that would stay on in northeast Syria, fearing they will have to bear the burden once the US pulls out.

“They’re trying to manage the consequences of a hasty decision and making us carry the responsibility,” a #French government source said last week.

US President Donald #Trump caused shock among America’s Western and Kurdish allies in December by announcing plans to withdraw US troops from Syria even before the end of the fight against IS.

The withdrawal would leave the Kurds, who control nearly 30 percent of Syria, including the cities of Qamishli, Hasaka and Raqqa, exposed to a long-threatened attack by Turkey.

The Kurds fear a repeat of the #Turkish offensive that drove Kurdish fighters and civilians out of the northwestern Syrian city of #Afrin last year.

They have also warned the West that the foreign jihadists currently languishing in Kurdish jails could escape and urged their countries of origin to take them back.

Fly regime flag

On Monday, EU foreign ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss the issue, which has taken on greater urgency as the battle for IS’s last redoubt ramps up.

The #jihadists are trapped in less than half a square kilometre in eastern Syria near the #Iraqi border.

Khalil said that the Kurds would seek protection from Assad unless their Western allies stepped up – and he spelt out the terms of a possible deal.

“We will be obliged to agree a deal with the (Syrian) regime so that it deploys its troops along the border and protects us,” Khalil explained.

He said that the Kurds would insist on maintaining #autonomy and demand that the border troops be from Kurdish areas.

“They would come under the orders of the Syrian army, but be our units,” he said, adding that foreign fighters would be kept under Kurdish guard and not handed over to Assad’s forces.

In return, the Kurds would offer to give Assad, who is anxious to win restore sovereignty over the biggest area beyond government control, a cut of the Kurdish region’s oil revenues.

“We can also agree to raise the regime’s flag,” Khalil added.

But Western observers expect Assad, whose forces control about 60 percent of Syria, to take advantage of the Kurds’ vulnerability and drive a hard bargain.

On Sunday, Assad warned them that the US would not protect them against Turkey.

“No one will protect you except your state,” he said.
http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/18022019

#kurdistan #rojava #islamisticclericalfascism #clericalfascists #daesh #erdogan #akp #islamism #jihadism #afrin #pyd #ypg #ypj #syriandemocraticforces
 
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