Swiss Finance Minister Maurer will resign at the end of the year

BERN Maurer is considered a formative personality of the SVP. During his time as party leader between 1996 and 2008, the SVP’s results in parliamentary elections almost doubled to 29 percent. Maurer served as Secretary of Defense from 2009 to 2015, after which he moved to the Treasury Department. He was also Federal President in […]

US pledges more military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON Most of the aid has been granted since the beginning of the war on February 24th. In recent months, the Americans have launched various aid packages for Ukraine on a large scale and in rapid succession. Their initial focus was on delivering weapons and ammunition to the front in Ukraine as quickly as possible […]

Ukraine celebrates independence – concerns about Russian attacks

A Ukrainian woman stands on a destroyed Russian tank Today Ukraine celebrates its 31st Independence Day. (Photo: IMAGO/ZUMA Wire) Kyiv In the shadow of the Russian war of aggression that has been going on for six months, Ukraine is celebrating its national holiday on Wednesday. Independence Day is an important date for Ukrainians “and therefore […]

China threatens to take Taiwan by force

Chinese pilot The Chinese military is currently demonstrating its strength in front of Taiwan. (Photo: dpa) Tokio China has presented a new white paper on Taiwan – thereby exacerbating the conflict with the island state. The publication makes it clear that there is no compromise for the leadership in Beijing: they are unequivocally raising their […]

Ukrainian Defense Minister announces major offensive in the south of the country

Moscow, Kyiv According to Ukrainian sources, 15 people were found dead in a collapsed block of flats in Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region. President Volodymyr Zelensky then threatened Russian soldiers with consequences. At the same time he ordered his army to recapture occupied areas in the south of the country. Civilians were called there […]

Russian propaganda heroes become critics in the Ukraine war

Wien In 2014 Natalia Poklonskaya and Igor Girkin aka “Strelkov” were heroes of Russian propaganda. Strelkov, “a man in the prime of his life,” personally put together the volunteer army that would save the Donbass from the “Junta in Kyiv,” wrote the influential tabloid Moskovsky Komsomolets at the time. “He taught the common people to […]

Australia compensates France with 555 million euros

Anthony Albanese Australia, the USA and Great Britain announced a new security alliance in the Indo-Pacific in 2021 without consulting France. (Photo: IMAGO/AAP) Sydney The government in Canberra has agreed to pay millions in compensation after the rupture over a billion-dollar submarine deal between Australia and France. Australia will pay 555 million euros to French […]

US foreign policy: Duped summit host: Biden’s Latin America problem

At the IX. Organization of American States Summit At the IX. At the summit of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Los Angeles, which runs until next Friday, the big issues in the region are supposed to be negotiated: migration, climate change, economic recovery after the corona pandemic, cooperation in the health sector. But […]

Switzerland blocks the transfer of Danish tanks to Ukraine

BERN Denmark wanted to deliver Piranha III wheeled armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. Seco justified its no with Switzerland’s neutrality and with the War Material Act, which prohibits the export of military goods to war zones. Germany made two requests for permission to pass on ammunition for the Gepard anti-aircraft tank, among other things, and […]