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Saied responds to Borrell remarks: We reject any foreign dictates

#Tunisian President Kais Saied said it is necessary for Tunisians to rely on their own capabilities to overcome the difficulties in the country.
Tunisian President confirmed that his country rejects all forms of interference in the country's affairs because it is not under mandate or protection.
"It is necessary for Tunisians to rely on their own capabilities to overcome the difficulties."
Saied confirmed that "Tunisia rejects any dictations of solutions from abroad," commenting, "It is us who [are entitled to] devise solutions."
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Hello and welcome to Friday's thread on what is Day 387 of #Russia's insane and injust war on #Ukraine.

I've done a news thread every single day since Russian troops and warplanes crossed the border.

To catch up on Thursday, click and scroll here:

While #Russia is stalling over agreeing to a 120 day extension of the grain deal, the Terrorist State is secretly stealing Ukrainian grain and exporting it from #Crimea according to the RIAMelitopol channel.

They publish these photos they claim show Occupiers loading the grain.
The figures for #Russia's daily losses again show a very big number of artillery systems destroyed by #Ukraine, plus another helicopter downed.

RU soldiers killed is down almost 300 on yesterday but still a very, very high number.
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Just out: Scientific report with overview of highly pathogenic avian #influenza from December 2022 to March 2023, by @efsa, @ECDC_EU, and EURL AI. A thread on the situation in poultry, wild birds, wild mammals, and humans in Europe and worldwide. (1/11)…
In #Europe, highly pathogenic avian #influenza virus #H5N1, clade, was reported in 403 #poultry farms and 119 other captive bird holdings birds in 24 countries between 3 December 2022 and 1 March 2023. (2/11)
In Europe, an unexpected number of highly pathogenic avian #influenza virus #H5N1 detections in #seabirds were observed between 3 December 2022 and 1 March 2023, mainly in gull species and particularly in black-headed #gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus). (3/11)
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Hello again. It's Day 369 of the war. #Russia's 10-day war on #Ukraine that is.

Hope your week starts well. It wasn't a great start for Ukrainians with a drone attack as the new week began, but as I write no feared cruise missile attack although there is a warning as I type...
Sunday proved to be quite a newsworthy day concerning #Ukraine, meaning more work for me, including a 4 page essay for Elon Musk - still no reply yet!

To see what you missed, take a scroll back through daily thread number 368 right here:

Much lower losses again for #Russia in the figures published daily by #Ukraine.

Is it the weekend lag or a case of fewer suicidal waves of Russkiy lemmings trying to take #Bakhmut, #Vuhledar et al?

Looks pretty certain now to hit 150k dead soldiers on the first day of spring. Image
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Today during the new phase of #UkraineRussiaWar, I'll talk about why Nordic, Eastern Europeans and Central Asians want #Russia to be disintegrated, and how pro-Russian supporters seek to undermine these narratives. Thread. 🧵 Image
The map of Russia is very big. Including the Kaliningrad exclave, Russia borders 13 countries on land and one country at the sea. However, Tsarist and Soviet conquests also led to Russia having some sort of influence beyond the border. Image
Being an inland empire, Russia expanded via land, a different compared to typical Western maritime empires. And Russia has, for a long time, treated its colonies in a brutal, repressive manner. ImageImageImageImage
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🇧🇪🇩🇪⚡️ Belgium and Germany held their first-ever joint energy summit on February 14th, focusing on strengthening cooperation and practical commitments for energy.
#belgium #germany #energy #hydrogen
The two countries discussed securing energy supplies and industrial stability, particularly for the chemical sector.

Several agreements were made to reinforce energy security and industrial strength between the two nations.
They agreed to connect their energy transport networks for hydrogen by 2028 at the latest and create an infrastructure for the transport of hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
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#Ukraine: Today's reports from #UkraineWar: 1. Reports of a serious build-up of Russian forces around #Kreminna, far more than defensive. A pending RU offensive? #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer)
#Ukraine: 2. RU forces have firmed their control of #Soledar and making small gains towards the #Bakhmutse River and towards the T-05-13 highway N of #Bakhmut. Heavy fighting continues. #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer)
#Ukraine: 3. Reports that RU lost as many troops killed attacking #Bakhmut & #Soledar as it did in the 2 Chechen Wars put together. Video from drone Master, Magyar: #tweet100
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🇧🇪🇪🇺⚡️On the joys of being a Member State of the European Union

The European Commission has issued three new formal notices to Belgium in a new wave of infringement proceedings.
#belgium #eu #europeanunion #belgique #belgië #belgien Image
The notices concern the reception of asylum seekers, the fight against terrorist publications online, and the lack of recourse for data protection authority officials.
The Commission has also issued formal notices to #Greece, #Spain, #France, and #Portugal for incorrect transposition of certain provisions of the directive on the reception of asylum seekers, …
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Whats the mood around Europe and the US with the upcoming #Ramstein meeting, the #Leopard question, regarding #tanks for #Ukraine?
Starting with #France . Le Monde has a good and moderate article about tanks in general for Ukraine, giving a good overview about what was done and what has to be done.…
"For the moment, we are giving Ukraine samples," explains Marc Chassillan. Since the beginning of the war, the equipment delivered has improved in quality and performance, but not in quantity. The deliveries announced are not insignificant, but they will not be sufficient
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(1/23) This thread is mainly addressed to my #German followers, but it could also be interesting for those who always wanted to know how Germany could become the most culturally leftist country on the European continent. Accordingly, this thread is a #political #commentary by me.
(2/23) It is about the historical personality of the first post-war chancellor, Konrad Adeneauer. I also would like to finally dispel a myth that still plagues German conservatives, by which I do not mean recationaries, but all those who do not want to destroy their own country.
(3/23) This myth is the myth of the "good old", #50s and #60s, #CDU (Christian Democratic Party) and the question of what role a post-war #Germany could have played if #Adenauer and his party had not made completely wrong decisions about essential political directions.
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There was uproar in #France when the city of #Strasbourg agreed to pay €2.5m towards the construction of a new #mosque by a radical #Turkish #Islamist organization in 2021. But who is #MilliGorus and what are their aims? A thread by #theHELC 1/10
Millî Görüş ("National Vision") is a religious-political movement that found expression in a series of #Islamist parties culminating in #Erdogan’s AKP. It argues that Turkey can develop as a rival to the West, by protecting its core values and trusting in God 2/10
The beginning of the movement dates to a manifesto published in 1969 by Necmettin #Erbakan, the Islamist politician who later became prime minister. Erbakan called for #PanIslamism and warned against the ‘#Zionist and Catholic project’ of the European Common market 3/10
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#EU Parliament starts process to lift 2 #lawmakers' #immunity | Jan 2
- Roberta #Metsola asked all services and committees to give the procedure priority, with the goal to have it finished by Feb. 13.
#EU reels as #scandal tarnishes parliament’s credibility | Dec 13
- Prof Hendrik #Vos, an EU expert; “The parliament #pretends to stand for #transparency, unable to be #bribed, to defend fundamental values. And then you get something like this.”…
cc: @ AndersonAfDMdEP
"#Kaili remains in #prison. Justice in #Belgium has been investigating the @Europarl_EN
environment for months for #corruption, #money #laundering and #influence from abroad.  
Greedy #EU elites expose themselves! #ID"
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Belgium's Hidden Holocaust in the Congo

This is the story of how Belgium’s Leopold II colonised, exploited, murdered, enslaved and maimed the people of the Congo - and how Brussels’ dark past is catching up with it today.

#DRCongo #Holocaust #Belgium
Between 1885-1908, Belgium’s King Leopold II was responsible - directly or indirectly - for the deaths of 10-15mn people, in what’s today known as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

#imperialism #colonialism #history #kingleopoldII
Belgium joined the Scramble for Africa in the late 1800’s. Leopold colonised the Congo while maintaining that it was a civilising mission to spread Christianity.

#Africa #colonialism #Belgium #Congo
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Recently, I started to drive on the roads around my location in #Belgium. I knew this country never really cared about doing things well, especially when it comes to urbanism. Let me show you... the infamous N98, Jemeppe-Sur-Sambre !
The N98 is a national road that has been upgraded to a 4 lanes mini-highway. Although, it lacks all the safety features of a real highway and is limited to 90kph. Here is the section I'm talking about.
The first issue is that this 4 lanes mess cuts through neighborhoods. And whoever built this didn't bother much about how it does it. No sidewalks and no cycle lanes (although in #Wallonia, that is never to be expected) for you ! And how about living on an exit ramp ?
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The #WorldCup saw a mix of brands platformed on the world stage, from the classics to a range of newer manufacturers 🧤

We look through all the special edition brand packs at #Qatar2022 and summarise what we saw on GKs’ hands at the tournament 👇

The @adidasfootball ‘Al-Rihla’ pack

🇦🇷 @emimartinezz1 (SMU) 🏆

🇩🇪 Manuel Neuer (SMU)

And more…

🧤 Predator & X Model

Adidas: 2️⃣6️⃣ ambassadors at the #WorldCup

#Argentina #Germany #Adidas #Qatar2022
The @pumafootball FEARLESS Pack

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 @JPickford1 SMU ULTRA GRIP

🇨🇭@YannSommer1 SMU FUTURE

🇧🇷 @edersonmoraes93 SMU FUTURE

And others…

Puma: 1️⃣3️⃣ ambassadors at the #WorldCup

#England #Brazil #Switzerland #Qatar2022
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*US Must Shake Itself from Policy Dilemma on Zimbabwe Sanctions Adventurism*

1. Only 30% of imposed sanctions end with complete or partial goal attainment. A POLICY DILEMMA for US is that regime change & land reversal in 🇿🇼has not yielded 21 yrs later. US policy makers simply
2. need to capitulate, & not hold onto measures whose costs exceed the benefits derived from them - SANCTIONS FATIGUE

Washington imposed #ZIDERA without a clear road-map for its eventual removal - precise knowledge about how, when, & why sanctions end was not thought of.
3. US sanctions are marked by ambiguity in imposition, enforcement & termination. They failed to articulate clear & ideally attainable benchmarks, & thats why 🇿🇼compliance has been spotty at best. Sanctions are not a major factor in 🇿🇼state decisions towards good governance
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#Breaking: Just in - At least 2500 police officers are now heading to the #ChampsElysees in #Paris, as #Morocco loses the game in the semi-finals of the world cup in #Qatar, as police fear rioting and clashes between French and Moroccan fans.
#Update: just in - Other video footage from the #ChampsElysees in #Paris, #France showing you dozens of riot police vehicles on standby, as reinforcements are still heading toward the center of the city, as police fears mass rioting and clashes between French and Moroccan fans.
#Breaking: Just in - Reports of rioting and clashes going on in #Brussels, #Belgium, with Belgian police and Moroccan fans. as #Morocco loses the game in the semi-finals of the world cup in #Qatar, as police fear rioting and clashes between French and Moroccan fans.
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Oct 23, 2022: Johns Hopkins, WHO, #Gates Found., conduct "Catastrophic Contagion" scenario.

"...set in the near future [] epidemic [] spread[s] rapidly, [] w/ a higher fatality rate than #COVID19 & disproportionately affecting children & young people."
To my knowledge, there is only a video of "highlights" that has been released to the public. Regardless, the high-level /real discussions take place behind closed doors.

A bit more here:…

A bit more here:…

Apologies for not finishing thread last night-listened until I fell asleep. When those that oppress us, that allow our air, water, soil, food, bodies, to be poisoned & commodified, claim that global #health is now their top priority - be wary. Be ready.
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#Breaking: Just in - Reports that 4 politicians from the European union have been arrested for money laundering,Belgian police busted into 16 places in #Brussels today, and that vice president of the European parliament Eva Kaili has been arrested for fraud with ties in #Qatar.… Image
#Update: Just in - Reports that former Italian European parliament member Pier Antonio Panzeri, has been caught with up to 500.000 Euros stashed in cash in his house in #Brussels, #Belgium, after a massive political #EU raid by Belgian police early in the morning for corruption. Image
#Update: Just in - On top of that they found in other houses from 2 other active European Parliament politicians up to 40.000 Euros stashed in cash, and another up to 60.000 Euros in cash, after Belgian police raided simultaneously in 16 houses early in the morning in #Brussels.
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🌾 20 states have announced the allocation of significant amounts for the Grain From Ukraine initiative, which is designed to ensure the delivery of Ukrainian grain to the poorest countries in Asia and Africa.
Among them:

🇧🇪#Belgium will allocate 10 million euros;

🇫🇷 #France will allocate 6 million euros (in addition to 14 million previously allocated to the UN World Food Programme);

🇦🇹#Austria will provide an additional 3.8 million euros - to Sudan and Ethiopia;
🇭🇺 #Hungary allocates $3.5 million for the transportation of food from Ukraine, and will also provide logistical support;

🇵🇱 #Poland allocates 20 million euros;

🇳🇱 The #Netherlands will allocate 4 million euros;
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As a follow-up to my article on the #WorldCup2022 for @PillarCatholic, a couple of notes on religious aspects of this tournament.…
1. This is the first time the World Cup is being played in a Muslim country, and only the second outside of the traditionally Christian world. The first was South Korea & Japan in 2002.
2. 2002 also marked the furthest a traditionally Muslim country ever progressed in the World Cup, with #Turkey placing 3rd, after beating South Korea in a very exciting game.
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1/18.📜NEW BLOG: We have seen quite a few pledges that have been framed as “finance for #LossAndDamage”. But are they really? This blog provides an overview of all the pledges thus far at #COP27 in chronological order.

🔗Read it here:… Image
2/18. On the 20th of September, #Denmark🇩🇰 pledged €13m for #LossAndDamage, a package which includes finance for the #GlobalShield Against Climate Risk, support for CSOs to do projects on the ground, and some other money that is yet to be allocated for a specific use.
3/18. Crucially, all of this money is new and on top of #Denmark’s 🇩🇰 0.7% commitment to ODA, therefore not a diversion of cash from other vital #ClimateFinance projects.
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SitRep - 07/11 - #Kherson no longer 'evacuated' & NASAMS/Aspide is here!

An overview of the daily events of the war between Russia and Ukraine. It seems that Ukraine is trying to -successfully- freeze the fronts (#Bakhmut and #Donetsk axis) and is preparing for an offensive

We start with daily #Russian losses, captured and/or destroyed equipment.

+530 personnel
+6 tanks
+19 APCs
The loss of personnel is mainly attributable to the front in #Bakhmut where up to 100 soldiers are killed every day. This is confirmed by Colonel Serhiy Cherevaty of the Ukrainian army's eastern command
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Russian Foreign Ministry: United States and #Europe are punishing the countries of #Africa, #Asia and Latin America, preventing the access of agricultural products and fertilizers of the #Russian Federation to world markets; Image
Cluster of ships is being artificially created in the port of #Istanbul in order to put pressure on Russian experts to weaken cargo inspection controls;
Abuses of the humanitarian corridor within the framework of the food deal cannot be ignored, especially given the sabotage attack on the #Crimean Bridge;
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