Mittwoch, 13. Dezember 2017

Make Our Planet Great Again à la Station F

Make Our Planet Great Again à la Station F

كلمة جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني في القمة الاستثنائية لمنظمة التعاون الإس...

A Revolution is Underway One Planet Summit in Paris, France

A Revolution is Underway One Planet Summit in Paris, France

A Revolution is Underway - One Planet Summit

A Revolution is Underway - One Planet Summit

Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2017

Microsoft-Gründer Bill Gates im ZDF: "Wir sollten Hunderte Ideen unterst...

Barack Obama bei der Eröffnungssitzung der Weltklimakonferenz COP21 in P...

Video;: French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France : "Make Our P...

ARD Morgenmagazin: Deutsche Umweltministerin Hendricks will Glyphosat in...

ARD Morgenmagazin: Deutsche Umweltministerin Hendricks will Glyphosat in...

3 Questions à Rémy RIOUX, directeur général de l'AFD

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Macron awards US scientists grants to move to France in defiance of Trump | Environment | The Guardian

Macron awards US scientists grants to move to France in defiance of Trump | Environment | The Guardian

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017

Barack Obama " You can go to HealthCare.gov and sign up for health cov...

Obama urges ObamaCare signups ahead of deadline | TheHill

Obama urges ObamaCare signups ahead of deadline | TheHill

Macron's 'real world' climate summit to focus on finance - France - RFI

Macron's 'real world' climate summit to focus on finance - France - RFI

Peter Sagan has a message for Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo

Sozialer Zusammenhalt in Deutschland 2017

Sozialer Zusammenhalt in Deutschland 2017






1. Auflage 2017, 108 Seiten (PDF)
kostenlos
Die neue Ausgabe des Radars gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt liefert Erkenntnisse darüber, wie es um das gemeinschaftliche Miteinander in Deutschland im Jahr 2017 bestellt ist.
Die Studie zeigt, wie stark der Zusammenhalt in einzelnen Bundesländern und Regionen ist. Welche Faktoren den Zusammenhalt stärken und welche ihn schwächen. Hierfür wurden im Frühjahr 2017 über 5.000 Personen befragt.
Die Ergebnisse belegen, dass vor allem sozio-ökonomische Faktoren einen Einfluss auf den Zusammenhalt haben. Dort wo der Wohlstand größer ist, die Arbeitslosenraten niedriger und das Armutsrisiko geringer, ist auch der Zusammenhalt stärker. Daraus folgt, in Regionen, in denen die wirtschaftliche Situation angespannt ist, fällt der Zusammenhalt schwächer aus. Dies trifft insbesondere auf Teile Ostdeutschlands zu.

Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt in Deutschland besser als sein Ruf

Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt in Deutschland besser als sein Ruf

Orange Investor Day 2017 - EuroBusiness Media - EuroBusiness Media

Orange Investor Day 2017 - EuroBusiness Media - EuroBusiness Media

Radar Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt - Kai Unzicker zu den Ergebnissen

Anne Will zu "Jerusalem Streit und Nordkorea Konflikt: Wie gefährlich is...

Anne Will zu "Jerusalem Streit und Nordkorea Konflikt: Wie gefährlich is...

Obama still doesn’t get it – optimism, not whining, grows an economy | Fox News

Obama still doesn’t get it – optimism, not whining, grows an economy | Fox News

Angela Merkel CDU und Martin Schulz vor den GroKo Gesprächen in Deutsch...

Merkel und Schulz vor den GroKo-Gesprächen: Wer rettet Europa?

Von der Leyen Gespräche ernsthaft führen

Sigmar Gabriel, Außenminister, im Interview mit Tina Hassel über den Ste...

Gabriel im "Bericht aus Berlin": Europa darf seine Stimme nicht verlieren | tagesschau.de

Gabriel im "Bericht aus Berlin": Europa darf seine Stimme nicht verlieren | tagesschau.de

Sonntag, 10. Dezember 2017

Barack Obama at Les Napoleons Event in Paris, France, to the hope on De...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented today on the terror tunnel d...

Macron spricht sich für Zwei-Staaten-Lösung aus

Macron spricht sich für Zwei-Staaten-Lösung aus

Macron spricht sich für Zwei-Staaten-Lösung aus

Macron spricht sich für Zwei-Staaten-Lösung aus

Macron spricht sich für Zwei-Staaten-Lösung aus

Macron spricht sich für Zwei-Staaten-Lösung aus

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Attacks Obama For Pointing Out He's Responsible For The Economic Recovery

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Attacks Obama For Pointing Out He's Responsible For The Economic Recovery

Resilient Cities Insurance Enabling Resilience for Cities Ep#5 AX...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks this evenin...

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netany...

Staatspräsident Macron erhält Aachener Karlspreis | Politik

Staatspräsident Macron erhält Aachener Karlspreis | Politik

US-Botschaft in Jerusalem: Tillerson sieht Umzug frühestens 2019 - n-tv.de

US-Botschaft in Jerusalem: Tillerson sieht Umzug frühestens 2019 - n-tv.de

Manuela Schwesig Vorstellungsrede als stellvertretende Parteivorsitzend...

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POLITICO survey: Insurers finally making money on Obamacare - POLITICO

POLITICO survey: Insurers finally making money on Obamacare - POLITICO

Aus diesem verdammt guten Grund verbreiteten sich #MeToo-Posts wie ein Lauffeuer

Aus diesem verdammt guten Grund verbreiteten sich #MeToo-Posts wie ein Lauffeuer

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Aus diesem verdammt guten Grund verbreiteten sich #MeToo-Posts wie ein Lauffeuer

tagesschau #kurzerklärt`Was ist eine Bürgerversicherung`?

Samstag, 9. Dezember 2017

Obama Warns Americans Against Following In The Path Of Nazi Germany | HuffPost

Obama Warns Americans Against Following In The Path Of Nazi Germany | HuffPost

Barack Obama accused of comparing Donald Trump with Hitler

Barack Obama accused of comparing Donald Trump with Hitler

Obama is right: US democracy is fragile (Opinion) - CNN

Obama is right: US democracy is fragile (Opinion) - CNN

Women in 2017

Women in 2017

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany

Wen meinte Obama, als er in Chicago vor einem neuen Hitler in USA warnte? - Sputnik Deutschland

Wen meinte Obama, als er in Chicago vor einem neuen Hitler in USA warnte? - Sputnik Deutschland

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany - POLITICO

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany - POLITICO

Obama warnt Amerikaner vor Selbstgefälligkeit

Obama warnt Amerikaner vor Selbstgefälligkeit

Obama warnt Amerikaner vor Selbstgefälligkeit

Obama warnt Amerikaner vor Selbstgefälligkeit

Deutscher Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel in den USA zum Iran Abkommen Iran...

Deutscher Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel in den USA zum Iran Abkommen Iran...

Rede von Andrea Nahles am 8. 12..2017 auf SPD Bundesparteitag in Berlin

Rede von Andrea Nahles, 8.12.2017

Obama warnt Landsleute mit Blick auf NS-Zeit | Panorama | Bote der Urschweiz

Obama warnt Landsleute mit Blick auf NS-Zeit | Panorama | Bote der Urschweiz

Pete Souza might make a book of iPhone pictures | British GQ

Pete Souza might make a book of iPhone pictures | British GQ

USA: Obama warnt Landsleute mit Blick auf NS-Zeit | Luzerner Zeitung

USA: Obama warnt Landsleute mit Blick auf NS-Zeit | Luzerner Zeitung

Obama warnt Landsleute mit Verweis auf NS-Zeit vor Selbstgefälligkeit

Obama warnt Landsleute mit Verweis auf NS-Zeit vor Selbstgefälligkeit

Obama warnt Landsleute mit Verweis auf NS-Zeit vor Selbstgefälligkeit | STERN.de

Obama warnt Landsleute mit Verweis auf NS-Zeit vor Selbstgefälligkeit | STERN.de

Obama references Nazi Germany in Chicago speech - One News Page VIDEO

Obama references Nazi Germany in Chicago speech - One News Page VIDEO

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

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Obama Invokes Nazi Germany to Warn Against Political Complacency - The Daily Beast

Obama Invokes Nazi Germany to Warn Against Political Complacency - The Daily Beast

Barack Obama warns against complacency, invokes specter of Nazi Germany

Barack Obama warns against complacency, invokes specter of Nazi Germany: The notoriously optimistic ex-president isn't known for making extreme analogies, making his comment more surprising

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany - The Washington Post

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany - The Washington Post

Obama at Economic Club of Chicago Event He was asked, Prince or Michael...

Barack Obama evokes Nazi Germany in plea to voters | News | DW | 09.12.2017

Barack Obama evokes Nazi Germany in plea to voters | News | DW | 09.12.2017

USA: Obama warnt Landsleute mit Blick auf NS-Zeit vor Selbstgefälligkeit - Blick

USA: Obama warnt Landsleute mit Blick auf NS-Zeit vor Selbstgefälligkeit - Blick

Freitag, 8. Dezember 2017

Rede von Sigmar Gabriel beim SPD Bundesparteitag 2017 in Berlin

Secretary Tillerson's Remarks on Jerusalem in Vienna Austria on December...

Secretary Tillerson's Remarks on Jerusalem

Barack Obama compares Trump to Adolf Hitler in Chicago speech | Metro News

Barack Obama compares Trump to Adolf Hitler in Chicago speech | Metro News

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Ex-US-Präsident BaracK Obama prophezeit neuen Hitler - Sputnik Deutschland

Ex-US-Präsident Barack Obama prophezeit neuen Hitler - Sputnik Deutschland

Ex-US-Präsident Barack Obama prophezeit neuen Hitler - Sputnik Deutschland

Ex-US-Präsident Barack Obama prophezeit neuen Hitler - Sputnik Deutschland

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Malu Dreyer: Vorstellungsrede als stellvertretende Parteivorsitzende

Dans les coulisses du voyage de Valérie Plante à Chicago | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Dans les coulisses du voyage de Valérie Plante à Chicago | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Obama says US could ‘fall apart quickly,’ notes rise of Hitler as example — and avoids Trump mention – TheBlaze

Obama says US could ‘fall apart quickly,’ notes rise of Hitler as example — and avoids Trump mention – TheBlaze

King holds talks with Palestinian President | Royal Hashemite Court

King holds talks with Palestinian President | Royal Hashemite Court

Obama 'compares Trump presidency to the rise of Hitler' | Daily Mail Online

Obama 'compares Trump presidency to the rise of Hitler' | Daily Mail Online

Gutfeld: Obama knocks Trump in France

Gutfeld Barack Obama Compares Donald Trump to Hitler

Recap: India Town Hall

Lessons from the Obama Foundation Town Hall India - Obama Foundation

Lessons from the Obama Foundation Town Hall India - Obama Foundation

Martin Schulz in ARD - tagesthemen zu seiner Wiederwahl zum SPD Parteichef

Martin Schulz in ARD - tagesthemen zu seiner Wiederwahl zum SPD Parteichef

Martin Schulz in ARD - tagesthemen zu seiner Wiederwahl zum SPD Parteichef

Donnerstag, 7. Dezember 2017

Obamas Lieblings-Burgerlokal nun in Deutschland

Obamas Lieblings-Burgerlokal nun in Deutschland

US-Klimaschutz: Obama übernimmt wieder - klimaretter.info

US-Klimaschutz: Obama übernimmt wieder - klimaretter.info

US-Klimaschutz: Obama übernimmt wieder - klimaretter.info

US-Klimaschutz: Obama übernimmt wieder - klimaretter.info

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Obama, Manchester und fedidwgugl: Was das Internet 2017 bewegte - n-tv.de

Obama, Manchester und fedidwgugl: Was das Internet 2017 bewegte - n-tv.de

Obama, Manchester und fedidwgugl: Was das Internet 2017 bewegte - n-tv.de

Obama Compares Trump to Hitler, Implies America Like 1930s Nazi Germany » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Obama Compares Trump to Hitler, Implies America Like 1930s Nazi Germany » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

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Barack Obama invokes Hitler in warning against complacency and rising nativism - AOL News

Barack Obama invokes Hitler in warning against complacency and rising nativism - AOL News

Barack Obama Compares President Trump to Hitler in Chicago Speech

Barack Obama Compares President Trump to Hitler in Chicago Speech

Präsident Trump zu Jerusalem | US-Botschaft und Konsulate in Deutschland

Präsident Trump zu Jerusalem | US-Botschaft und Konsulate in Deutschland

Sec. Tillerson Speaks at Joint U S EU Statement to Media , in Brussels,...

Sec. Tillerson Speaks at Joint U S EU Statement to Media , in Brussels,...

Top German official: Relations with US ‘will never be the same’ after Trump | TheHill

Top German official: Relations with US ‘will never be the same’ after Trump | TheHill

NAPOLEONS INTRODUCTORY SESSION - MAISON DE LA RADIO on Vimeo

NAPOLEONS INTRODUCTORY SESSION - MAISON DE LA RADIO on Vimeo

NAPOLEONS INTRODUCTORY SESSION - MAISON DE LA RADIO on Vimeo

NAPOLEONS INTRODUCTORY SESSION - MAISON DE LA RADIO on Vimeo

PM Netanyahu's Remarks on US President Trump's Statement

Mittwoch, 6. Dezember 2017

President Trump Gives a Statement on Jerusalem

Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem | whitehouse.gov

Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem | whitehouse.gov



The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

The foreign policy of the United States is grounded in principled realism, which begins with an honest acknowledgment of plain facts.  With respect to the State of Israel, that requires officially recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem as soon as practicable.  
The Congress, since the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the "Act"), has urged the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to relocate our Embassy to Israel to that city.  The United States Senate reaffirmed the Act in a unanimous vote on June 5, 2017. 
Now, 22 years after the Act's passage, I have determined that it is time for the United States to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  This long overdue recognition of reality is in the best interests of both the United States and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
Seventy years ago, the United States, under President Truman, recognized the State of Israel.  Since then, the State of Israel has made its capital in Jerusalem -- the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.  Today, Jerusalem is the seat of Israel's government -- the home of Israel's parliament, the Knesset; its Supreme Court; the residences of its Prime Minister and President; and the headquarters of many of its government ministries.  Jerusalem is where officials of the United States, including the President, meet their Israeli counterparts.  It is therefore appropriate for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
I have also determined that the United States will relocate our Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  This action is consistent with the will of the Congress, as expressed in the Act.  
Today's actions -- recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announcing the relocation of our embassy -- do not reflect a departure from the strong commitment of the United States to facilitating a lasting peace agreement.  The United States continues to take no position on any final status issues.  The specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties.  The United States is not taking a position on boundaries or borders.
Above all, our greatest hope is for peace, including through a two-state solution, if agreed to by both sides.  Peace is never beyond the grasp of those who are willing to reach for it.  In the meantime, the United States continues to support the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites, including at the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al Sharif.  Jerusalem is today -- and must remain -- a place where Jews pray at the Western Wall, where Christians walk the Stations of the Cross, and where Muslims worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
With today's decision, my Administration reaffirms its longstanding commitment to building a future of peace and security in the Middle East.  It is time for all civilized nations and people to respond to disagreement with reasoned debate -- not senseless violence –- and for young and moderate voices across the Middle East to claim for themselves a bright and beautiful future.  Today, let us rededicate ourselves to a path of mutual understanding and respect, rethinking old assumptions and opening our hearts and minds to new possibilities.  I ask the leaders of the Middle East -- political and religious; Israeli and Palestinian; and Jewish, Christian, and Muslim -- to join us in this noble quest for lasting peace.  
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and that the United States Embassy to Israel will be relocated to Jerusalem as soon as practicable.  
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.


                                DONALD J. TRUMP

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State | whitehouse.gov

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State | whitehouse.gov



The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Presidential Determination
No. 2018-02
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT: Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of the Act, to the Congress and to publish this determination in the Federal Register.
The suspension set forth in this determination shall take effect after you transmit this determination and the accompanying report to the Congress.
DONALD J. TRUMP

Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem | whitehouse.gov

Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem | whitehouse.gov



The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

Diplomatic Reception Room
1:07 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. Old challenges demand new approaches.
My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
In 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the federal government to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem and to recognize that that city -- and so importantly -- is Israel’s capital. This act passed Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months ago.
Yet, for over 20 years, every previous American president has exercised the law’s waiver, refusing to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem or to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.
Presidents issued these waivers under the belief that delaying the recognition of Jerusalem would advance the cause of peace. Some say they lacked courage, but they made their best judgments based on facts as they understood them at the time. Nevertheless, the record is in. After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result.
Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.
I've judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This is a long-overdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement.
Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace.
It was 70 years ago that the United States, under President Truman, recognized the State of Israel. Ever since then, Israel has made its capital in the city of Jerusalem -- the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times. Today, Jerusalem is the seat of the modern Israeli government. It is the home of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, as well as the Israeli Supreme Court. It is the location of the official residence of the Prime Minister and the President. It is the headquarters of many government ministries.
For decades, visiting American presidents, secretaries of state, and military leaders have met their Israeli counterparts in Jerusalem, as I did on my trip to Israel earlier this year.
Jerusalem is not just the heart of three great religions, but it is now also the heart of one of the most successful democracies in the world. Over the past seven decades, the Israeli people have built a country where Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and people of all faiths are free to live and worship according to their conscience and according to their beliefs.
Jerusalem is today, and must remain, a place where Jews pray at the Western Wall, where Christians walk the Stations of the Cross, and where Muslims worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque.
However, through all of these years, presidents representing the United States have declined to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In fact, we have declined to acknowledge any Israeli capital at all.
But today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It's something that has to be done.
That is why, consistent with the Jerusalem Embassy Act, I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This will immediately begin the process of hiring architects, engineers, and planners, so that a new embassy, when completed, will be a magnificent tribute to peace.
In making these announcements, I also want to make one point very clear: This decision is not intended, in any way, to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement. We want an agreement that is a great deal for the Israelis and a great deal for the Palestinians. We are not taking a position of any final status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, or the resolution of contested borders. Those questions are up to the parties involved.
The United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides. I intend to do everything in my power to help forge such an agreement. Without question, Jerusalem is one of the most sensitive issues in those talks. The United States would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides.
In the meantime, I call on all parties to maintain the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites, including the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al-Sharif.
Above all, our greatest hope is for peace, the universal yearning in every human soul. With today’s action, I reaffirm my administration’s longstanding commitment to a future of peace and security for the region.
There will, of course, be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement. But we are confident that ultimately, as we work through these disagreements, we will arrive at a peace and a place far greater in understanding and cooperation.
This sacred city should call forth the best in humanity, lifting our sights to what it is possible; not pulling us back and down to the old fights that have become so totally predictable. Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach.
So today, we call for calm, for moderation, and for the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate. Our children should inherit our love, not our conflicts.
I repeat the message I delivered at the historic and extraordinary summit in Saudi Arabia earlier this year: The Middle East is a region rich with culture, spirit, and history. Its people are brilliant, proud, and diverse, vibrant and strong. But the incredible future awaiting this region is held at bay by bloodshed, ignorance, and terror.
Vice President Pence will travel to the region in the coming days to reaffirm our commitment to work with partners throughout the Middle East to defeat radicalism that threatens the hopes and dreams of future generations.
It is time for the many who desire peace to expel the extremists from their midst. It is time for all civilized nations, and people, to respond to disagreement with reasoned debate –- not violence.
And it is time for young and moderate voices all across the Middle East to claim for themselves a bright and beautiful future.
So today, let us rededicate ourselves to a path of mutual understanding and respect. Let us rethink old assumptions and open our hearts and minds to possible and possibilities. And finally, I ask the leaders of the region -- political and religious; Israeli and Palestinian; Jewish and Christian and Muslim -- to join us in the noble quest for lasting peace.
Thank you. God bless you. God bless Israel. God bless the Palestinians. And God bless the United States. Thank you very much. Thank you.
(The proclamation is signed.)
END

One Planet Summit: A Meeting for the Planet (12 December 2017) One planet summit - en

One Planet Summit: A Meeting for the Planet (12 December 2017) One planet summit - en



On 12 December 2017, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, will address the ecological emergency for our planet by calling together in Paris international leaders and committed citizens from around the world.
For two years to the day after the historic Paris Agreement, it is time for concrete action.
Do you know what the overview effect is? During spaceflight, astronauts have a unique vision of the Earth: a tiny sphere in the middle of the universe.
A unique and fragile ecosystem in which each and every one of us lives and breathes.
Our challenge today is to fulfil our common destiny.
Are we able to unite to take tangible action together?
This should only be a rhetorical question since we do not have a plan B as there is no planet B.


On 12 December 2017, two years to the day after the historic Paris Agreement was concluded, we will provide new tangible responses to this question.
A main focus of this event will be to determine how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change.

Übereinkommen von Paris: Bestandsaufnahme zum Ratifikationsprozess - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères

Übereinkommen von Paris: Bestandsaufnahme zum Ratifikationsprozess - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères

Barack Obama Speech At Climate Summit in Chicago 5 12 2017

Barack Obama Speech At Climate Summit in Chicago 5/12/2017

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Mit diesem Tweet wurde Barack Obama der King of Twitter – B.Z. Berlin

Mit diesem Tweet wurde Barack Obama der King of Twitter – B.Z. Berlin

Dienstag, 5. Dezember 2017

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Barack Obama appears to make a jab at Donald Trump with Twitter followers boast - AOL News

Barack Obama appears to make a jab at Donald Trump with Twitter followers boast - AOL News

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Obama calls for more women in power as 'men seem to be having problems' - Channel NewsAsia

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Barack Obama Calls for More Women in Power, Says Men ‘Seem To Be Having Some Problems’

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Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official Previewing the Secretary Tillerson 's Travel to Europe

Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official Previewing the Secretary Tillerson 's Travel to Europe





Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official Previewing the Secretary's Travel to Europe

Special Briefing
Office of the Spokesperson
Via Teleconference
December 1, 2017

MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us for today’s call. We’re pleased to have a senior State Department official here today to discuss on background the Secretary’s upcoming travel to Europe. For your reference and not – for your reference and not for reporting, we’d like to welcome [Senior State Department Official]. From here forward [Senior State Department Official] will be known as a senior State Department official. He’s going to offer brief remarks at the top, and then we’ll turn it over to you for questions.
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Well, thank you for that introduction. And thank you, everyone, for joining us this afternoon. We are really excited for the Secretary making what is his seventh trip to Europe since becoming Secretary of State. The Secretary will travel to Belgium, Austria, and France this next week, leaving on Monday and returning on Friday. The purpose of this trip is really to reiterate America’s commitment to the transatlantic alliance and underscore a message to our allies and partners in Europe that the United States is committed to the defense not only of Western institutions but also the West as a community of shared interests and values more broadly.
A lot of the themes we’re going to hit on this trip I think you see also in the Secretary’s speech a few days ago at the Wilson Center. He outlined an approach to Europe and some specific areas of focus and interest that these meetings will provide us an opportunity to follow up on in greater detail.
Starting with Brussels, the Secretary will participate in a NATO foreign ministerial. He’ll meet with EU High Representative Mogherini, have lunch with the EU 28 foreign ministers in a special meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council, and meet with Belgian officials to discuss a wide-ranging bilateral agenda that includes defense cooperation, Afghan strategy, and defeat of ISIS. Also in Brussels, the Secretary will meet with Secretary General Stoltenberg, who’s done so much for the NATO alliance, presiding over a really expansive agenda these past few years, also meet with other counterparts from NATO and the Georgian foreign minister to underscore the U.S. commitment to Georgian partnership with NATO.
In these and other meetings, I think the essence of the messaging will be to reinforce President Trump’s central message of shared responsibility in Europe and the global agenda that we’re jointly managing with the EU, NATO, and European partners that includes DPRK, Syria, and issues related to Russia.
The Secretary will then travel to Vienna on the 6th and through the 8th. This is for the annual meeting of the OSCE, and the emphasis there will be on the importance of members meeting the OSCE commitments in arms control and human rights. The Secretary will also reiterate in Vienna, and I think all of our other stops, the message of support for Ukraine, Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. In Vienna there will also be a meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Kurz to thank Austria for its contributions to peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and continue to work with Austria on Western Balkans and issues in terrorism.
Finally, the Secretary will travel to Paris on December 8th and meet with French counterparts. As you all know, we have a very special and deep cooperation with the French on a global agenda that encompasses issues in – on Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, DPRK, and Sahel.
So it’s a very full agenda. We’ve got a lot of meetings both in the NATO format and the OSCE format, but really both of those sets of organizational meetings provide a target-rich environment for meeting with NATO and EU and other partner states more broadly, so making the most of those opportunities to reinforce the messaging that was in the Secretary’s speech earlier this week. If you haven’t had a chance to read that speech, I would encourage you to do so. I think it will preview for you some of the themes that you’ll see coming out of these meetings.
So again, I’m happy to be here and happy to take any questions.
MODERATOR: Okay, we’re ready to start taking questions.
OPERATOR: Thank you. And ladies and gentlemen, if you’d like to ask a question, please press * then 1 on your telephone keypad. You’ll hear a tone indicating you’ve been placed in queue. And you may remove yourself from the queue at any time by pressing the # key.
Our first question will come from Josh Lederman with the Associated Press. Please, go ahead.
QUESTION: Hey, thank you for doing the call. Considering that every major news organization in the U.S. is reporting that the President wants the Secretary gone, what reason would any of these leaders that he’s going to meet with have to believe that he has the – speaks on behalf of the President or is – has the authority to conduct foreign policy that’s likely to still be the foreign policy of the U.S. just a few weeks from now? Thanks.
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Thanks for that question, Josh. As the Secretary has been clear, really this is baseless speculation and a distraction. I think the Secretary is focused on doing his job. We have a lot of work underway with allies in Europe. This is not the first time there’s been speculation of this kind in the media, and that has not impeded the Secretary from working very effectively with close allies and partners. And really, the Secretary over the last several months has built up close and continuing relationships with a number of world leaders but particularly in Europe, and he continues to be committed to that, really putting a lot of effort into developing these relationships that are – we’ve got a wide agenda on important security issues in particular. So I think right now the Secretary is just focused on doing the job at hand, and we’ll let speculation take care of itself.
MODERATOR: Okay, we’re ready for our next question.
OPERATOR: Thank you. That will be David Clark with AFP. Go ahead, please.
QUESTION: Hi, thanks for doing this. As you mentioned in your opening remarks and also the Secretary mentioned in his speech this week, part of the relationships with Europe is about shared values. But this week the Dutch and the British have both protested the President’s decision to endorse racist far-right movements in the UK and his tweets in support of Britain First, a fringe racist element which the British Government says does not reflect their values. Does this kind of prelude to the trip undermine the Secretary’s attempts to form a bond?
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Thanks for that question, David. The Secretary’s speech earlier this week, I think he was crystal clear in articulating what America stands for as a force in the world and in our work with European allies and partners. The transatlantic alliance is a very old alliance and set of relationships that we’ve cultivated for many, many years. It’s based on a lot of things in the category of strategic interests but also in the category of values. I think President Trump also articulated that very clearly in his Warsaw speech, and frankly I would also say just the scope of the agenda that we’re managing with European allies and partners I think speaks for itself.
So we’re going into this trip focused on those critical areas including in the realm of values. That’s why we’re up front and center at OSCE. We see this as really an important set of messages to reinforce in the OSCE format again not only about the security commitment of OSCE states but about the human rights commitment. So we’re still focused on an agenda that encompasses strategic interest and values. Secretary Tillerson feels very strongly about those values, and I think you’ll see that continue to be the focus of U.S. foreign policy.
OPERATOR: Thank you. And next we’ll go to Nick Wadhams with the Bloomberg News. Go ahead, please.
QUESTION: Hi, thank you. Can you tell us to what degree Syria will be a topic of discussion during this trip, whether the Secretary will be looking ahead to sort of post-conflict reconstruction in Syria, and then whether there would be a potential meeting with the Russian foreign minister at any time during this trip? Thank you.
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Nick, thank you for that question. That’s a critical issue that the Secretary feels very strongly about. The Secretary has been very active on Syria and in recent days, as you’ve seen, the main focus really has been in pointing our Russian counterparts back towards the Geneva process and expanding the very successful de-escalation zone that has really helped to save a lot of lives, particularly a lot of civilian lives. That continues to be the approach, and Syria is really forefront in our dialogue with so many of our allies. Certainly, our NATO allies, even though the effort in Syria is not a NATO mission, we work and coordinate very closely with NATO allies who are a part of the coalition as well as Arab states who are a part of the coalition. I think particularly in our meetings with the French and British, this will be a high focal point.
There is a meeting that’s been scheduled with Foreign Minister Lavrov. We have a fairly robust set of discussions underway with the Russians on a lot of global issues – DPRK, Ukraine, and certainly Syria. So the answer to your question would be yes, Syria will very much be discussed and the U.S. approach continues to be to focus on moving the endgame in Syria towards an outcome that is in the interests of the Syrian people, a unified Syria that has Assad in the rearview mirror. So we’re working closely with a lot of partners on this and having very candid dialogues with the Russians as well.
OPERATOR: Thank you. And just a reminder, press *1 if you have a question. And our next question will come from Carol Morello with The Washington Post. Please, go ahead.
QUESTION: Hi, thank you for doing this. Say when he is in Vienna at the OSCE, do you expect him to make any progress on discussing a potential peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, and can you give us any details about it? And also you mentioned that at NATO he will be talking to the Europeans about stepping up their contributions for their own defense. Considering that he and the President have said – have sent this message so many times before, what more could he possible add? Is there anything new, or is it just reiterating what has already been said probably dozens of times?
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Carol, thank you so much for that question. Starting with OSCE, Ukraine will very much be on the agenda. As you know, OSCE plays a role in Ukraine, particularly with the special monitoring mission. The Secretary really has a heart for the brave men and women who participate in the special monitoring mission and has raised this repeatedly, their safety and security; also, the safety and security of the Ukrainian people in the east in the occupied territories who continue to be the target of military operations with the encouragement and participation of forces from the Russian Federation.
So the Secretary feels very strongly about this portion of the agenda. It – there will be a focus on various dimensions of the Ukraine issue. We continue to pursue negotiations with Russian counterparts, led by – our side, obviously, being led by Kurt Volker meeting a lot with Surkov in recent days, as you know. The Russians have put forward a proposal on peacekeeping which we’ve explored. We’re now in the latest – the latest phase of that I think has indicated that the Russians have taken a step back to a certain extent, but we’re still exploring the possible scope for this. But I think the U.S. approach continues to emphasize that whatever comes out of this process needs to point towards a confirmation of the Minsk agreement. It needs to be an outcome that would have a UN force encompassing the contested area and not just ratifying the gains that the Russians have made on the ground.
So that will be a focus. We continue to work at that diplomacy and look for a way to exit the violence. I think that’s in the interest of the Ukrainians and of the Russians as well.
In terms of the burden-sharing agenda in NATO, as you know, this has been a longstanding message now for not just this administration but for previous American presidents and secretaries of defense and state. The Secretary will continue to make the point that NATO is safer and stronger when all allies are sharing – are shouldering their fair share of the defense burden. But I think you’ll also see that the United States approach is to highlight the great strides that have been made by allies. We’ve seen a real uptick in the last several months in increased spending and promises of increased spending.
So I think the burden-sharing agenda is partly about whether allies are spending more on defense, but it’s also about what allies are doing. And we’ve been very encouraged to see European allies doing more in the Baltic under the umbrella of EFP. The CT missions and activities in Syria have been a real encouragement, and we really want to build on that. I don’t think that’s a conversation that’s ever fully complete, but I think part of American leadership is continuing to put this on the agenda, but also in the leadup to the NATO summit steering allies towards the kind of actions they can take to give substance to their increased verbal commitments at Warsaw. And as I’ve said, that’s not only financial but political will.
OPERATOR: Thank you. And one more reminder: Please press *1 now if you have a question. And we’ll go to Dmitry Zlodorev with RIA. Go ahead, please.
QUESTION: Thank you. I think you answered my question already. Thank you.
OPERATOR: All right. Thank you. Then we’ll go next to David Clark with AFP. Please go ahead.
QUESTION: No, again, Carol asked my question for me, so I’m fine, thanks.
OPERATOR: All right. Thank you. Then we will move on to Nick Wadhams with the Bloomberg News. Go ahead, please.
QUESTION: Sorry, could you just say where the Lavrov meeting will take place and what day that is?
SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: Let’s see here. We have – the Lavrov meeting is taking place in Vienna on the sidelines of the OSCE ministerial. And let me check on the date. My understanding is it’s tentatively scheduled for the 7th, but it’s – as you know, these meetings, the scheduling of these meetings unfolds as the trip planning is underway. What I have right now is on the sidelines of the OSCE ministerial on the 7th.
MODERATOR: Okay. Well, I think that [Senior State Department Official] has – we’ve run out of time for today’s call, but we definitely appreciate you calling in and hope you have a great day. Thanks very much.