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American Library Association: Competition in digital markets. Report before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

American Library Association (ALA): Competition in digital markets. Report before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. 7 S.
ALA denounces Amazon, Macmillan in response to Congressional inquiry on competition in digital markets

Many Americans say made-up news is a critical problem that needs to be fixed

Many Americans say made-up news is a critical problem that needs to be fixed. Politicians viewed as major creators of it, but journalists seen as the ones who should fix it. By Ami Mitchell, … Pew Research Center
Survey of 6,127 U.S. adults conducted between Feb. 19 and March 4, 2019,

U.S.: In re: Volkswagen „Clean Diesel“ MDL

In re: Volkswagen „Clean Diesel“ MDL . Senior District Judge, Charles R. Breyer. U. S. District Court, Northern District of California.
Multidistrict litigation arising from alleged unauthorized use of a software-based defeat device resulting in the misstatement of vehicle emissions data by car maker.
Selected case documents of special interest. Settlement information.

Withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Donald J. Trump

President Donald J. Trump to Withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Fact sheet.

Einhaltung des Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Arbeitstreffen Putin, Lawrow, Schoigu

Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu. February 2, 2019.
Lawrow berichtet über den Stand des INF-Vertrags und der Abrüstung allgemein. Stellt eingangs fest:
„According to the information at our disposal, the United States has been violating the Treaty since 1999, when it started testing combat unmanned aerial vehicles that have the same characteristics as land-based cruise missiles banned by the Treaty. „
Schoigu legt seine Sicht zur aktuellen Entwicklung dar. Putin dazu u.a.:
„I agree with the Defence Ministry’s proposals to create a land-based version of the Kalibr launchers and work on a new project to develop a land-based hypersonic intermediate-range missile.
At the same time, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we must not and will not let ourselves be drawn into an expensive arms race.“
Putin abschließend:
„For many years, we have been calling on numerous occasions for holding meaningful disarmament talks on almost all aspects of this matter. In recent years, we have seen that our partners have not been supportive of our initiatives. On the contrary, they always find pretexts to further dismantle the existing international security architecture.
… All our proposals in this area remain on the table just as before. We are open to negotiations. At the same time, I ask both ministries not to initiate talks on these matters in the future. I suggest that we wait until our partners are ready to engage in equal and meaningful dialogue on this subject that is essential for us, as well as for our partners and the entire world.
… We proceed from the premise that Russia will not deploy intermediate-range or shorter-range weapons, if we develop weapons of this kind – neither in Europe nor anywhere else until US weapons of this kind are deployed to the corresponding regions of the world.“

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Russia follows the US and suspends involvement in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. In: Wikitribune

Einhaltung des Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Thema im Deutschen Bundestag

Für eine neue Russlandpolitik. Kooperation statt Konfrontation. Beratung eines Antrags der Fraktion der AfD und: INF-Vertrag bewahren, atomare Aufrüstung in Europa verhindern und US-Atomwaffen aus Deutschland abziehen. Aktuelle Stunde auf Verlangen der Fraktion DIE LINKE. Deutscher Bundestag, Sitzung 31.01.2019, Plenarprotokoll.

Erkenntnisse über einen Bruch des INF-Vertrages durch Russland. Mündliche Frage. Sevim Dagdelen, DIE LINKE Deutscher Bundestag. Antwort: Michael Roth, Staatsmin., Auswärtiges Amt.

Statement on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Issued by the NATO Foreign Ministers, Brussels, 4 December 2018

Vorwürfe der Nicht-Einhaltung des INF-Vertrags für Nukleare Mittelstreckensysteme. Kleine Anfrage. Deutscher Bundestag, Fraktion DIE LINKE. Antwort der Bundesregierung. 06.03.2018. 7 S.

Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles ( INF Treaty). Signed December 8, 1987. Entered into force June 1, 1988.
Enth. u. a.:
Protocol On Procedures Governing The Elimination Of The Missile Systems Subject To The Treaty Between The United States Of America And The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics On The Elimination Of Their Intermediate-Range And Shorter-Range Missiles