Pourquoi les banques françaises sont-elles réticentes à augmenter le plafond du paiement sans contact ?

Le paiement sans contact – son nom l’indique clairement – consiste à approcher sa carte bancaire à quelques dizaines de millimètres d’une borne de paiement. Il s’agit ensuite d’attendre quelques secondes jusqu’à entendre le « bip » lié à la validation sonore de l’achat. Ainsi, face à une telle technologie, nul besoin de carte à insérer ni … Continue reading “Pourquoi les banques françaises sont-elles réticentes à augmenter le plafond du paiement sans contact ?”

Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 will start booking in late March

Mar 30, 2020 Picture:  SHANGHAI, March 30, 2020 — At the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 has caught people off guard and disrupted everyone’s life. Under this sudden difficulty, flower industry also suffers a serious loss among all industries. However, people don’t finch but start mutual self-help actions to find ways … Continue reading “Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 will start booking in late March”

Coronavirus : face à la crise et au repli national, l’urgence de l’internationalisme

La crise du coronavirus et la récession mondiale aggravent le nationalisme réactionnaire des États impérialistes. L’esprit d”America first” de Donald Trump semble s’être répandu comme un virus. Face à lui, la classe ouvrière mondiale est la seule force sociale qui peut fournir une issue progressiste à cette crise, en réorganisant la production sous le contrôle … Continue reading “Coronavirus : face à la crise et au repli national, l’urgence de l’internationalisme”

Roaming Charges: Always Look on the Bright Side of Death

German Plague Doctor, 14th Century. + Francesco Rondonelli, a contemporary chronicler of the Florentine plague of 1629: “And who had heard an entire city praying at the same time all together … through the tenderness it was not possible to contain the tears … and a most beautiful thing in some roads with poor people to … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Always Look on the Bright Side of Death”

FAQ: Taiwan’s 14-day quarantine requirements

Since last month, Taiwan requires all arrivals who have traveled to certain countries and territories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to undergo 14-day home quarantine. This article provides answers to some frequently asked questions according to the latest information released by the Centers for Disease Control under the Ministry of Health and Welfare.  Which countries … Continue reading “FAQ: Taiwan’s 14-day quarantine requirements”

Les choses deviennent intéressantes

Par James Howard Kunstler – Le 6 mars 2020 – Source kunstler.com Ils plaisantent, n’est-ce pas ? Joe Biden ! L’ancien vice-président et champion américain de  l’arnaque à l’influence est revenu d’entre les morts lors du « Super Tuesday » pour sauver le Parti Démocrate de Bernie Sanders en vénézuélifiant ce qu’il restera de l’Amérique après avoir soustrait nos dettes … Continue reading “Les choses deviennent intéressantes”

Le coronavirus aura-t-il raison de l’exercice militaire de l’OTAN Defender Europe 20 ?

Il devait s’agir du plus important déploiement de troupes américaines en Europe en 25 ans. Mais, tandis que le Vieux continent est devenu l’épicentre de la pandémie de coronavirus, Defender Europe 20, l’imposant exercice militaire de l’OTAN prévu en mai et juin en Europe, aura-t-il bien lieu ? Et si oui, dans quelle mesure ? Prévu de longue … Continue reading “Le coronavirus aura-t-il raison de l’exercice militaire de l’OTAN Defender Europe 20 ?”

Breakthroughs Against the Rightwing Menace in Germany

In Germany, much as in the USA, political poles are getting more sharply defined than ever. Will the results be good or bad? There and here, certain people are nervously wringing their well-manicured hands. While in the USA it’s the Bernie backers who have them worried, in Germany it’s the changing scene in the off-the-mainline … Continue reading “Breakthroughs Against the Rightwing Menace in Germany”

Finns Party Axes Youth Wing Boss Who Declared Himself a Fascist – Video

The right-wing Finns Party has declared it will oust the vice chairman of its youth wing, Toni Jalonen, due to incompatible statements made at a conservative event in Tallinn, Estonia, when he declared himself a fascist. At the Etno Futur conference, Jalonen called himself “an ethnonationalist, traditionalist, and fascist”, to the applause of the public.  … Continue reading “Finns Party Axes Youth Wing Boss Who Declared Himself a Fascist – Video”

Après le Brexit, la clarification de l’arène politique européenne

Comme chacun sait, le Brexit a largement été interprété comme une manifestation de la crise de la légitimité démocratique européenne. Mais il se trouve que, dans les mois qui ont suivi le référendum britannique de juin 2016, la quasi-totalité des partis européens comparables au UKIP – ce parti xénophobe et tribunitien, uniquement dédié à la … Continue reading “Après le Brexit, la clarification de l’arène politique européenne”

How the UN’s Middle East Peace Plan Was Trounced by Its Own Members

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has delivered a dramatic condemnation of the U.S.-drafted Middle East peace plan. No country, except Israel, has approved of the proposals at any public forum. Still, several nations around the world want the Palestinians to use the plan as a means of reopening negotiations with Israel by presenting its own vision. … Continue reading “How the UN’s Middle East Peace Plan Was Trounced by Its Own Members”

Czech lawmakers urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs thanked the Czech Republic parliament Feb. 15 for two letters urging Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, to grant Taiwan observer status in the World Health Assembly.   One letter was sent by Petr Fiala and Vojtech Pikal, vice presidents of the lower house, with another … Continue reading “Czech lawmakers urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

Baltic Republics’ “De-Russification” Sees Increased Poverty and Depopulation

Pensioners in the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are more exposed to the risk of poverty than pensioners in other European Union (EU) countries, according to Eurostat data for 2018 that was published only last week. The average … The post Baltic Republics’ “De-Russification” Sees Increased Poverty and Depopulation appeared first on Global Research.

European Parliament Fails to Provide Due Reaction to Pressure on Sputnik Estonia – Moscow

“The European Parliament has not yet provided a proper reaction to the situation. The European Parliament lawmakers, who are usually meticulous about the freedom of speech situation in third countries, do not want to see the outrage that takes place on the European Union territory, including Estonia”, Kobrinets said. Moscow hopes that OSCE Representative on … Continue reading “European Parliament Fails to Provide Due Reaction to Pressure on Sputnik Estonia – Moscow”

Russian Foreign Ministry Says Estonia’s Special Agencies Pressure Politicians, Journalists

The document accuses the Estonian authorities of conducting exclusionist policies aimed at creating a mono-ethnic state. “Furthermore, Estonian special agencies use a wide range of ways to put pressure on politicians, public figures, human rights champions and journalists that demonstrate the lack of loyalty or simply fail to share official point of view on domestic … Continue reading “Russian Foreign Ministry Says Estonia’s Special Agencies Pressure Politicians, Journalists”

Estonia Helping Latvian Investigation Into Company Rebroadcasting Russian TV – Prosecutors

Estonian law enforcement officers are contributing to a Latvia-led investigation into possible EU sanctions infringements committed by the Baltijas Mediju Alianse (BMA) media company, which rebroadcasts Russian television channels including Channel One Russia and REN TV, the Estonian Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday. “On 4 February, security service officers, on the basis … Continue reading “Estonia Helping Latvian Investigation Into Company Rebroadcasting Russian TV – Prosecutors”

Estonie, Ukraine, France, Russie : la liberté de la presse en question lors d’une conférence à Paris

La liberté de la presse était au cœur d’une conférence organisée à Paris le 29 janvier par l’association Dialogue franco-russe dans son siège aux Champs-Elysées, en coopération avec la Mission russe auprès de l’Unesco. Quatre journalistes – deux Français et deux Russes – étaient invités à s’exprimer sur cette thématique et à partager leur expérience en matière … Continue reading “Estonie, Ukraine, France, Russie : la liberté de la presse en question lors d’une conférence à Paris”

Vyshinsky Meets With RSF Chief to Discuss Situation Around Sputnik Estonia

The meeting took place in the Russian Embassy in Paris. Sputnik Estonia chief Elena Cherysheva also took part in the talks. Vyshinsky said that the situation around Sputnik Estonia employees resembled the story of his prosecution in Ukraine on treason charges. “There is only one difference: I was arrested, while my colleagues were warned that … Continue reading “Vyshinsky Meets With RSF Chief to Discuss Situation Around Sputnik Estonia”

Soviet Hippies: The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Still from “Soviet Hippies.” (Terje Toomistu) Astmatol : a spasmolytic agent used as a powder or in cigarettes. Astmatol is made of one part henbane leaves, two parts belladonna leaves, six parts Datura leaves, one part sodium nitrate, and three parts water. It is used in cases of bronchial asthma. Smoke is inhaled from the … Continue reading “Soviet Hippies: The Grass is Greener on the Other Side”

Au Bélarus, la centrale nucléaire de la discorde

Un peu plus de trente ans après la catastrophe de Tchernobyl, le Bélarus, dont le territoire a pourtant été le plus touché par les retombées de l’accident, s’apprête pour la première fois de son histoire à mettre en service une centrale nucléaire. Dotée de deux réacteurs, la centrale d’Astravets (Ostrovets en bélarussien) a été construite … Continue reading “Au Bélarus, la centrale nucléaire de la discorde”

55 million children in Europe suffer violence each year- WHO

London, Jan. 16, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, according World health Organisation (WHO) And despite the magnitude of this figure, “it is well established that incidents of interpersonal violence are widely underreported”, according to the World Health Organization’s European Region office. “The cost of violence … Continue reading “55 million children in Europe suffer violence each year- WHO”

[Janvier 2020] International Dubwise

L’espace autogéré des Tanneries, c’est une salle de concert, une bibliothèque, un cinéma, un espace d’impression, des archives, etc. C’est aussi un sound system conduit par le collectif Skanky Yard qui a fêté ses 10 bougies l’été dernier. Cette association s’évertue à faire connaître la culture dub et soundsystem à travers plusieurs labels, un shop … Continue reading “[Janvier 2020] International Dubwise”

Sputnik Estonia Website Operating in Emergency Mode Due to Threats – Agency’s Head

Sputnik Estonia website has launched an emergency regime of operation in the wake of threats from the Estonian authorities to open criminal prosecution against the agency’s staff, Sputnik Estonia head Elena Cherysheva said addressing the readership. “Starting from 1 January, we have been deprived of the opportunity to work for you. The Estonian Police and … Continue reading “Sputnik Estonia Website Operating in Emergency Mode Due to Threats – Agency’s Head”

Sputnik Estonia Journalists to Terminate Employment Over Threats – Rossiya Segodnya

“Due to the threat of criminal prosecution by the Estonian authorities under an article envisioning up to five years of imprisonment, Sputnik Estonia employees have been forced to make a decision to terminate their employment with the agency starting January 1, 2020. Sputnik Estonia and Rossiya Segodnya support this decision of their employees”, Rossiya Segodnya … Continue reading “Sputnik Estonia Journalists to Terminate Employment Over Threats – Rossiya Segodnya”

Extension of Sanctions Imposed on Kiselev to Sputnik Poses Problem for Media Freedom – OSCE’s Desir

“Please be informed that I closely follow the course of this issue. On 20 December I conveyed my concern to the Estonian authorities, including in a statement from my official Twitter account … and requested additional information on the legal foundation of possible criminal proceedings against the staff members working for Sputnik Estonia, which is … Continue reading “Extension of Sanctions Imposed on Kiselev to Sputnik Poses Problem for Media Freedom – OSCE’s Desir”

Russian Ombudswoman Asks Estonian Counterpart to Protect Sputnik Estonia Employees’ Rights

Moskalkova said that, according to the international standards of freedom of speech, the Estonian authorities should not only ensure safety of Sputnik Estonia journalists, but also free them from any pressure. “In this regard, I ask you, dear Mrs. Madise, to assist in ensuring press freedom and rights of Sputnik Estonia news agency’s journalists, their … Continue reading “Russian Ombudswoman Asks Estonian Counterpart to Protect Sputnik Estonia Employees’ Rights”

Estonian Foreign Minister Says Tallinn Will Not Change Position on Sputnik Estonia Issue

“Estonia does not give in to the pressure of any foreign state in matters related to the impartial application of the law on the Estonian territory. As for Sputnik, the Estonian authorities apply, in accordance with the Estonian legal order, the EU sanctions policy, which was adopted, in particular, against a number of Russian citizens … Continue reading “Estonian Foreign Minister Says Tallinn Will Not Change Position on Sputnik Estonia Issue”

Estonian Foreign Minister Says Sputnik Targeted Only by Financial Sanctions

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said that Sputnik Estonia was only being targeted by financial sanctions, which do not restrict the news agency’s economic activity or block access to its portal and the content it publishes there. “I want to emphasise that no action has been taken with regard to the content of this web … Continue reading “Estonian Foreign Minister Says Sputnik Targeted Only by Financial Sanctions”

Rossiya Segodnya Submits Appeal to Estonian Police Calling for Reviewing Sputnik Estonia Sanctions

Rossiya Segodnya filed a motion with the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board to verify the grounds for the application of sanctions against the agency and to review a decision that could result in the criminal prosecution of Sputnik Estonia employees, Elena Cherysheva, an agency representative in Estonia said. “With regard to Rossiya Segodnya, this … Continue reading “Rossiya Segodnya Submits Appeal to Estonian Police Calling for Reviewing Sputnik Estonia Sanctions”

Boris Johnson, the Moral Runaway

In CounterPunch in July 2016 I noted that the then British foreign minister, Boris Johnson, “is a twofaced, devious, posturing piece of slime who can’t be trusted to tell the time of day” who began his career as a journalist and was sacked by The Times newspaper for fabricating a quotation to back up a story. Then in 2004 he told an outrageous lie concerning his … Continue reading “Boris Johnson, the Moral Runaway”

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Holds Weekly Briefing – Video

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday held a regular briefing while wearing a vest jacket designed in the corporate colours of the Sputnik news agency, thereby joining a photo trend that was started to support Sputnik Estonia journalists, who are being threatened with criminal prosecution. The Russian diplomat commented on events relevant to … Continue reading “Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Holds Weekly Briefing – Video”

Zakharova Holds Briefing in Sputnik’s Corporate Vest Jacket to Support Sputnik Estonia

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has held a regular briefing while wearing a vest jacket designed in the corporate colours of the Sputnik news agency, thereby joined a photo trend that was started to support Sputnik Estonia journalists who are being threatened with criminal prosecution. The briefing comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin said … Continue reading “Zakharova Holds Briefing in Sputnik’s Corporate Vest Jacket to Support Sputnik Estonia”

UK Behind Estonian Authorities’ Persecution of Sputnik Employees – Source

A high-profile source said on Thursday that the persecutory actions of Estonian authorities against employees of the Sputnik Estonia media outlet were initiated by UK “curators.” He added that UK authorities had in recent times undertaken a series of aggressive actions toward Russian media, including not issuing a visa to a Russian journalist and barring … Continue reading “UK Behind Estonian Authorities’ Persecution of Sputnik Employees – Source”

What’s Really Behind Estonia’s ‘Border Dispute’ with Russia?

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is attempting to revive a so-called “border dispute” with Russia in order to position itself as one of NATO’s “frontline states” against the Eurasian Great Power, which Tallinn expects will result in more military … The post What’s Really Behind Estonia’s ‘Border Dispute’ with Russia? appeared first on Global … Continue reading “What’s Really Behind Estonia’s ‘Border Dispute’ with Russia?”

Boris Johnson Has Changed His Mind on ‘Reset’ with Russia

Recently Boris Johnson was quoted as saying he had ‘changed his mind’ on whether there could be a ‘reset’ in relations between Britain and Russia. Interviewed when on a visit to Estonia, he said that despite remaining an optimist and … The post Boris Johnson Has Changed His Mind on ‘Reset’ with Russia appeared first … Continue reading “Boris Johnson Has Changed His Mind on ‘Reset’ with Russia”

Russian Foreign Ministry Calls Tallinn’s Actions Toward Sputnik Estonia ‘Bullying’

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Estonia was actively “bullying” employees of Sputnik Estonia, who had not violated any professional standards. “This is unacceptable”, Zakharova said at a briefing. “What does it feel like to be one of those employees, who instead of preparing for the holidays … must think about … Continue reading “Russian Foreign Ministry Calls Tallinn’s Actions Toward Sputnik Estonia ‘Bullying’”

Vyshinsky Starts Photo Trend to Support Sputnik Estonia Employees Amid Tallinn’s Threats

According to Rossiya Segodnya, Vyshinsky, who spent 15 months in a Ukrainian prison for performing his professional duties, understands like nobody else the need to support journalists who risk facing criminal prosecution in Estonia. “When a reporter comes under pressure from authorities, it does not matter in what form it happens, whether it is the … Continue reading “Vyshinsky Starts Photo Trend to Support Sputnik Estonia Employees Amid Tallinn’s Threats”

EU Redirects Inquiry About Scandal Involving Sputnik Estonia Journalists to Tallinn

On 18 December, the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency said that employees of Sputnik Estonia had received letters from the Baltic country’s Police and Border Guard Board that warned they would face criminal prosecution unless they stopped working for the news agency by 1 January. The Estonian authorities cited the 2014 EU sanctions as a … Continue reading “EU Redirects Inquiry About Scandal Involving Sputnik Estonia Journalists to Tallinn”

Estonian Foreign Minister Says Will Cooperate With OSCE Media Watchdog on Sputnik Issue

“Representatives of Estonia will give comprehensive explanations to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media,” the minister said, as quoted by Delfi online news portal. The minister also added that Estonia applied EU sanctions against the agency’s property, and they did not concern the content of its activity. On Saturday, Harlem Desir, the media … Continue reading “Estonian Foreign Minister Says Will Cooperate With OSCE Media Watchdog on Sputnik Issue”

Crypto Exchange CoinEx Secures Operating License in Estonia

Dec 20, 2019 HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoinEx, a global and professional cryptocurrency exchange service provider, is pleased to announce that it has successfully received the operating license from the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). CoinEx is now a fully regulated cryptocurrency exchange under the Estonian laws. The license, which has already taken effect since November 2019, … Continue reading “Crypto Exchange CoinEx Secures Operating License in Estonia”

Russia Human Rights Chief Calls on CoE, OSCE to Take Sputnik Estonia Problem Under Control

“The HRC has received extremely alarming information about the Estonian authorities’ unprecedented pressure on the Estonian bureau of the Sputnik news agency,” Fadeyev said. The HRC expressed its deep concerns over Estonia’s moves targeted against the journalists, pointing to the fact that the demands of the Police and Border Guard Board violated key international and … Continue reading “Russia Human Rights Chief Calls on CoE, OSCE to Take Sputnik Estonia Problem Under Control”

International Federation of Journalists Says Concerned Over Threats to Sputnik Estonia

On Wednesday, the Rossiya Segodnya International News Agency said that employees of Sputnik Estonia had received letters from the Baltic country’s Police and Border Guard Board that warned they would face criminal prosecution unless they stopped working for the news agency by 1 January. The Estonian authorities cited the 2014 EU sanctions as a pretext … Continue reading “International Federation of Journalists Says Concerned Over Threats to Sputnik Estonia”

Putin Says Russia Will Do Everything to Support Sputnik’s Work Abroad

Russia will do everything to support Sputnik’s work abroad, President Vladimir Putin said during his annual press conference on Thursday. Commenting on the threats Sputnik reporters have received in Estonia, Putin said that the country must be afraid of the influence that these journalists have on people. Earlier on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a … Continue reading “Putin Says Russia Will Do Everything to Support Sputnik’s Work Abroad”

OSCE, ECHR ‘Should Dissolve Themselves’ If Estonia Prosecutes Sputnik Staffers – Margarita Simonyan

Sputnik and RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) should be dismantled if the employees of Sputnik Estonia were jailed. “Estonia officially threatens to jail our journalists unless they resign. If the authorities of this country were not stopped, … Continue reading “OSCE, ECHR ‘Should Dissolve Themselves’ If Estonia Prosecutes Sputnik Staffers – Margarita Simonyan”

Finland-Estonia Relations: Estonian Interior Minister Was Kinda Right but Also Kinda Wrong About Finland

The Estonian Interior Minister was correct in calling out the new Finnish government’s extreme Europhilia which he fears is destined to turn the country into a so-called “euro-province” at the expense of its national sovereignty, but his invocation of Lenin … The post Finland-Estonia Relations: Estonian Interior Minister Was Kinda Right but Also Kinda Wrong … Continue reading “Finland-Estonia Relations: Estonian Interior Minister Was Kinda Right but Also Kinda Wrong About Finland”

The Science of Lethality

The geographical scope of the US military is larger than the world, as even without the “Space Force” the militarization of space has proceeded apace. On this earth, there is its division into “commands.” We must not forget the US continental sprawl of bases, training grounds, bombing ranges, and oceanic military preserves, and similar uses … Continue reading “The Science of Lethality”

Classement Pisa des systèmes éducatifs : la France championne… des inégalités

Si la planète était une salle de classe, la France ne serait pas le cancre assis près du radiateur, mais elle serait bien loin du premier rang, occupé par la Chine. C’est ce que révèle le classement du Programme international pour le suivi des acquis des élèves, dit Pisa, publié ce 3 décembre. Depuis 20 ans, cette étude menée … Continue reading “Classement Pisa des systèmes éducatifs : la France championne… des inégalités”