Germany, Ipsos poll: CDU/CSU-EPP: 32% ↓ SPD-S&D: 30% ↑ AfD-ENF: 12% LINKE-LEFT: 10% ↑ GRÜNE-G/EFA: 7% ↓ FDP-ALDE: 5% #btw17
Germany, Emnid poll: SPD-S&D: 32% ↓ CDU/CDU-EPP: 32% AfD-ENF: 9% LINKE-LEFT: 8% FDP-ALDE: 7% ↑ GRÜNE-GREEN: 7%
Good morning from Berlin. Chancellor Merkel's Union and Schulz's SPD are neck-and-neck in latest poll w/ 7mths to go before federal election
Neither Greece , IMF , EG talking about a debt haircut. So the German angst is just a political play. Imo.
One dead, two injured in Germany car attack http://dlvr.it/NTc1H7
German lawmakers urge Turkey to free Die Welt journalist http://dlvr.it/NTFWjm
Afghan deportation flight left from Germany half empty http://dlvr.it/NTDTwx
Le Pen's voters by far the most likely to vote for her (78%, @TNS_Sofres poll) http://www.lefigaro.fr/elections/presidentielles/2017/02/26/35003-20170226ARTFIG00137-sondage-le-pen-et-macron-en-tete-au-premier-tour-de-la-presidentielle-fillon-elimine.php … #Presidentielle2017 #Frenchelections
Le Pen 27, Macron 25, Fillon 20, Hamon 14, Mélenchon 10 (@TNS_Sofres poll) http://www.lefigaro.fr/elections/presidentielles/2017/02/26/35003-20170226ARTFIG00137-sondage-le-pen-et-macron-en-tete-au-premier-tour-de-la-presidentielle-fillon-elimine.php … #Presidentielle2017 #Frenchelections
Second round: Macron 58 Le Pen 42, Fillon 55 Le Pen 45 (@TNS_Sofres poll) http://www.lefigaro.fr/elections/presidentielles/2017/02/26/35003-20170226ARTFIG00137-sondage-le-pen-et-macron-en-tete-au-premier-tour-de-la-presidentielle-fillon-elimine.php … #Presidentielle2017 #Frenchelections
Macron pushed to add substance to style....
French presidential candidate Macron to meet Merkel http://dlvr.it/NTf3y0
The frontrunner for France's presidency weighs in on the incident in Houston airport. A border agent can cause global ripples.
If only bond traders would be more sceptical about #Macron. For one, he'd be a President without parl majority
Two suspects charged in France over possible terror plot http://dlvr.it/NTd8wW
No legal let up as French candidates face probes http://dlvr.it/NTcgp5
Netherlands, Italy, France -- all have more negative perception of EU than UK.
Mercer now connected to Brexit......guess the Russian didn't do sway popular opinion there after all....
UK said to consider triggering Article 50 notification to European Council on March 15
All the things Shami Chakrabarti blamed for Labour's Copeland loss, in order #Marr http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/things-shami-chakrabarti-blamed-labours-9919848?1 …
Third such incident in 24 hours - follows non terror incidents in Germany and New Orleans ( US .) Strange coincidence.
No suggestion incident in which car hit pedestrians in south-east London was terrorism related, @metpoliceuk say http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39095841 …
First EU head of state to publicly back to €60bn Brexit bill figure.
#Greece likely needs fourth bailout, nobel economist Pissarides says. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/26/c_136086550.htm …
Anastasiades says Akinci had planned to leave talks beforehand http://dlvr.it/NTdMd0
Banks have been battered since 2015 http://dlvr.it/NTdMSv
ESM's Regling says EU institutions are working hard to keep IMF in Greece bailout talks
#ESM' Regling says the latest economic data [on #Greece's primary surplus and GDP] will help fix differences between #Eurozone and the #IMF.
Disability benefits being confiscated from 'protected acounts' http://dlvr.it/NTbJXW
Over-45s caught in the eye of the unemployment crisis http://dlvr.it/NTbJGg
Trial over Siemens cash-for-contracts scandal postponed again http://dlvr.it/NTJN8f
Who is Robert Mercer ? A dive into the man behind the scenes of Trump's political team .....
Sanders: Ellison ran impressive DNC chair campaign "playing inside the establishment's house" http://hill.cm/L9VlCam
Obama personally made calls to DNC members on behalf of Perez. If the difference between the two candidates was inconsequential, why bother?
No matter whether Ellison or Perez won , there were going to be Dems upset. Lots of time between now and mid term elections to heal wounds.
Five takeaways from the new EPA chief's emails http://hill.cm/5dXGlp9
Father of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid demands investigation into son's death http://hill.cm/9KCXV3m
White House does not rule out sessions recusal for Russian probes....
GOP Senators embrace awkward Russia probe that could hurt Trump
Trump's job approval stands at just 44% as partisan splits reign, record low approval into Congressional address. http://nbcnews.to/2lJ2MMc
Trump budget plan will not cut Social Security, Medicare: Mnuchin http://reut.rs/2l0703s
GOP Plan impacts - millions of people lose their health coverage, while states lose billions in federal funding.
Presentation to govs in DC Saturday: Millions may lose their health coverage in Obamacare repeal https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-26/millions-may-lose-coverage-in-obamacare-repeal-governors-told … @ZTracer @annaed
Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!
For first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation. Try reporting accurately & fairly!
The race for DNC Chairman was, of course, totally "rigged." Bernie's guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!
Odds & Ends....
Kim Jong -nam died quickly after VX attack....
This agent prevents deactivation of neuro-transmitter,the muscle goes into permanent contraction. Doses were so high,affected heart, lungs..
Health minister tried to illustrate how VX nerve agent works when absorbed thru the skin ,it suppresses transmitters, causing contraction...
It's an eye opener ,says Msia Health minister .The deceased died of multiple organ failure, chemical absorbed rapidly,affected every organ
Selangor CPO revealed the apartment was rented by four North Korean suspects who fled the country immediately after incident on feb13
Additional information on Kim Jong - nam murder mystery....
Updates on Kim Jong - nam murder.....
Tobruk airport closed because the Brega fuel depot had been blocked by young people demanding work. #Libya
News Roundup - Sun, Feb 26, 2017 - The Libya Observer
Car bomber slays two and injures a Saiqa commander in Benghazi - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/02/26/car-bomber-slays-two-and-injures-a-saiqa-commander-in-benghazi/ …
قرار المجلس الرئاسي لحكومة الوفاق الوطني رقم (191) لسنة 2017 بشأن تكليف رئيس جهاز حرس المنشآت النفطية
How much longer can Haftar resist the pressure for a deal? - Much regional/international pressure on him to deal. #Libya
Haftar and his camp believe he is the strongest-link on the ground and wants that reflected in any deal involving him. #Libya
Investigation: arms for #Libya's Ghwell with help from Italian opposition MP Tofalo (5 Star movement)
Spariodic gunfire heard in various parts of #Benghazi causing panic among residents. No details available yet https://twitter.com/boshgma/status/835799430095855616 … #Libya
The threat remains - two soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in al-Hawari area of #Benghazi https://twitter.com/bnhamel1/status/835779138753544192 … #Libya
Mahmoud al Warfali has been injured during the attack. Second car bomb this week in Benghazi against LNA. Still no claims for both attacks.
#Burki guys were not allowed to go back to thier camp . Due to the sensitivities that they might cause .
Abu Al-Khayr Al-Masri was killed today in a targeted drone attack. May Allah accept him.
HUGE news via source: Al-Qaeda deputy leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri has been killed in a U.S drone strike near Al-Mastoumeh in #Idlib.
REPORT: ‘Bloody and dire days’ in three Syrian provinces as rebel areas come under fire. http://bit.ly/2mz0ugb
ISIS know that they had lost control of E.Aleppo Governorate.Under ISIS only 2 key mil.points-Deir Hafer &Jirah AB http://imgur.com/3bVGDgh
Hashd leader said they have documents and film to prove US supplying IS in Tal Afar Beijing Speichet and Syria
Iraqi security analyst said Turkish not US planes were dropping supplies to IS in Tal Afar
Authorities bus out thousands of fleeing people from a district in #Mosul
Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces in west aim for key bridge http://ow.ly/S1rj309mRdf
The following is a tweet thread about developments of the battles in Mosul (1) of 15 Tweets ( key tweets below) ....
(2) Many indications point 2 escalation in battles' fierceness started 2 show 2day @ Al-Tayaran & Al-Jusaq, outskirts of the old of the city
(3) and the link to the administrative complex (The governarate, and the board of the government of Nainawq) at Al-Dawasa.
(5) ISIL wants to drag the Iraqi forces into fighting inside Al-Dawasa, Bab Al-Tub, and around the old city.
Times of India@timesofindia
jacobinmag: For India’s poor, the cost of Prime Minister Modi’s demonetization policy is steep.
A Well-Kept Open Secret: Washington Is Behind India's Brutal Demonetization Project