News: Nashville bombers killed in explosion

Strong increase in child abuse on the Internet this year +++ Bundeswehrverband: only a maximum of 50 percent of the weapon systems ready for use +++ Maas does not want to give way in the dispute with the USA over Nord Stream 2 +++ The news of the day in the news ticker.

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Nashville bombers killed in explosion +++

According to investigators, the huge explosion in the US country stronghold of Nashville was caused by a bomb – and the alleged perpetrator was killed by the detonation. The suspect named Anthony Warner was there when the bomb went off, “said US Attorney Don Cochran on Sunday. The 63-year-old man” died as a result of the bomb detonation. “Warner was identified on the basis of a DNA analysis of tissue traces, found at the site of the explosion, Tennessee state investigator David Roush said, and the DNA matched that of traces found in a car used by Warner.

+++ 9.05 a.m.: British fishermen – Johnson cheated on us +++

British fishermen feel betrayed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. “Boris Johnson promised us the rights to all the fish swimming in our exclusive economic zone, but we only received a fraction of it,” said the head of the National Federation of Fisheries Organizations (NFFO), Andrew Locker, on BBC Radio 4 am Monday. “I am angry, disappointed and feel betrayed.” Johnson had promised that no fisherman would be worse off. But now there are “a considerable number” who are far worse off than before the deal.

+++ earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shakes Croatia +++

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook Croatia on Monday morning. The epicenter was 50 kilometers south of the city of Sisak near the capital Zagreb, as the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) announced on Monday. There were initially no reports of injuries. “We have not received any reports of damage,” said Kresimir Kuk from the Croatian Earthquake Institute on the broadcaster HRT. Local media reported damage to some house facades in Sisak. The quake occurred around 6:30 a.m. The Balkans lies on a large tectonic fault line. The region is regularly shaken by earthquakes.

+++ 7.47 a.m.: Liberal-Conservative MPs: Stop loads immediately +++

In view of the economic consequences of the corona pandemic, members of the Bundestag from the CDU, CSU and FDP have called for an immediate stop to all measures that additionally burden companies and employees. What is needed are “courageous tax and structural reforms that relieve work income and companies, reduce bureaucratic effort and lower the tax and contribution rate to an internationally competitive level,” writes the cross-faction Liberal-Conservative Circle (LKK) in a German press agency in Berlin present five-point program. The group of parliamentarians includes the former CSU Federal Minister Peter Ramsauer, Union parliamentary group member Axel Fischer (CDU) and the FDP federal board member Torsten Herbst. What is required is an intellectual turnaround in economic, financial and social policy.

+++ 7.41 a.m .: fishing boat sinks in the Barents Sea – many missing in northern Russia +++

After the sinking of a fishing boat in the Barents Sea in northern Russia, many people are missing. According to the state agency Tass, the civil protection ministry said two crew members were rescued on Monday morning. The fate of 17 other people was initially unclear. One of the rescued said at least one fisherman had died. His body was washed into the sea.

+++ 6.45 a.m.: Walter-Borjans wants to postpone the question of combat drones +++

SPD leader Norbert Walter-Borjans wants to postpone the question of the possible equipment of the Bundeswehr with armed drones. “I assume that this question will no longer be decided in this legislative period,” said Walter-Borjans of the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post” (Monday edition). There is a heated argument in the grand coalition about the possible acquisition of combat drones.

+++ 6.33 PM: the federal government puts structures at the Wagner Festival to the test +++

As one of the major shareholders, the federal government wants to review the structures of the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. “If you recognize difficulties, you shouldn’t put the solution on the back burner,” said Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters of the German Press Agency in Berlin. “My concern is that there are sensible and effective structures in Bayreuth.” From the point of view of the CDU politician, it is “not just about who has how much say, but above all about how we reach the audience”. The Bayreuth Festival is also largely financed with taxpayers’ money. “You just have to ask: Will the debt of a nationally and internationally important opera festival be honored?

+++ 6.20 a.m.: Volcano on an island in Japan spits rocks and smoke +++

A volcano has erupted on a remote island in southern Japan. The Otake on the island of Suwanose threw large rocks more than a kilometer on Monday night, as the Japanese weather agency announced. After the eruption, a column of smoke rose 200 meters into the sky. Initially there were no reports of deaths or property damage – around 80 people live on the island, but not in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.

+++ 5.43 PM: Nashville bombers died in explosion +++

According to investigators, the huge explosion in the US country stronghold of Nashville was caused by a bomb – and the alleged perpetrator was killed by the detonation. The suspect named Anthony Warner was there when the bomb went off, “said US Attorney Don Cochran on Sunday. The 63-year-old man” died as a result of the bomb detonation. “Warner was identified on the basis of a DNA analysis of tissue traces, found at the site of the explosion, Tennessee state investigator David Roush said, and the DNA matched that of traces found in a car used by Warner.

+++ 5.04 PM: Numerous missions against clans – “We haven’t won yet” +++

According to Senator for the Interior Andreas Geisel (SPD), the state has regained its authority through the offensive against clan crime in Berlin. “The local police say: Respect is returning,” said Geisel of the German press agency. “Before they were laughed at. And if two employees of the labor inspectorate wanted to control a bar, they were not let in. Now we come with a corresponding size, go in; confiscate and put organized crime under pressure.”

+++ 4.51 a.m.: Europol: Sharp increase in child abuse on the Internet this year +++

The cases of sexual child abuse on the Internet have increased significantly this year, according to the EU police authority Europol. Europol Director Catherine De Bolle told the newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe (Monday editions) that this development was “particularly serious”. Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, perpetrators have been looking more intensively for material on child sexual abuse. The spread of such material is “much greater now than before the pandemic”.

+++ 4.33 PM: Maas does not want to give way in the dispute with the USA over Nord Stream 2 +++

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas does not want to give in in the dispute with the USA over the Nordstream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline, even after the upcoming change in power in the White House. “We don’t need to talk about European sovereignty if it means that in the future we will only do everything as Washington wants,” said the SPD politician of the German press agency with a view to January 20 Planned replacement of US President Donald Trump by Joe Biden. “The federal government will not change its stance on Nordstream 2.”

+++ 0.19 a.m.: According to the Federal Armed Forces Association, only a maximum of 50 percent of the weapon systems are ready for use +++

According to the German Armed Forces Association, a maximum of half of all weapon systems in the Bundeswehr are ready for use. “Politicians have rightly recognized that the global risks and threats to our security require the Bundeswehr to be fully equipped,” said association chief André Wüstner of “Welt” (Monday). “But that’s a maximum of 50 percent. With some systems such as helicopters or the old tornadoes, it’s even worse, the situation is precarious.”

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