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French secret service also monitors en masse

French secret service also monitors en masse

Even information on twitter and facebook messages was kept illegally for years and evaluated when needed. In addition to the domestic intelligence service, the customs service, among others, has access to the data, according to the report. Contents of messages or speech were not recorded. To the "le monde"-report the government did not comment at first.

In the U.S. Espionage affair, france had recently been excelling. "We demand that this stop immediately," said, president francois hollande said and even spoke out in favor of postponing negotiations on the planned transatlantic free trade agreement between the eu and the u.S.

Meanwhile, ex-intelligence agent edward snowden, prosecuted for his revelations about U.S. Spying, is not benefiting from the displeasure of the government in paris. The 30-year-old’s application for asylum was rejected after a substantive and legal review, the interior ministry announced on thursday evening. Snowden cannot hope for asylum in italy either, as egyptian minister emma bonino said. A number of other countries had already rejected the asylum application of snowden, who has been stuck in the transit area of moscow’s sheremetyevo airport for almost two weeks.

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Heidi muller-gartner wants to be mayor of maroldsweisach

Heidi muller-gartner wants to be mayor of maroldsweisach

For heidi muller-gartner, wednesday was a special day. On the one hand, she celebrated her 41st birthday. Birthday. On the other hand, she was nominated with 100 percent of the votes of the members of the CSU local association of maroldsweisach as mayoral candidate for the market town of maroldsweisach. She is running in the 2020 municipal elections, presumably also against the incumbent wolfram thein (SPD).

Before the nomination meeting, rupert fichtner, chairman of the CSU local association of maroldsweisach, welcomed the candidates to a short meeting of the local association. "Already in the autumn of last year we thought about the mayoral election in the coming year 2020", said fichtner. It was then that the decision was made to send a candidate for the mayor’s seat into the race. "We want to fill the mayor’s chair; that is our goal", emphasized the chairman.

According to him, the CSU agreed that they had found the right candidate in heidi muller-gartner. "I, for one, will support her with all my strength", promised rupert fichtner. There were no objections from the assembly, so that the short party meeting could be closed.

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Kurdish president withdraws from independence dispute

Kurdish president withdraws from independence dispute

After setback in fight for independent kurdish state, iraqi minority president massud barsani plans to retreat.

"I have not accepted under any conditions to lose my mandate," he said this sunday in a televised speech. Barsani to be elected after his mandate expires on 1. November to step down from the highest post in the autonomous region of northern iraq after more than twelve years in office. He himself will remain in kurdistan as a peshmerga fighter.

Barsani had miscalculated the iraqi kurds’ independence referendum in late september. Although an overwhelming majority of more than 92 percent voted for the secession of the kurdish regions from iraq. But the central government in baghdad, which rejected the vote and called for its result to be annulled, subsequently cracked down hard on erbil.