News in the morning – News of January 13, 2023 – Politics

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Special Counsel to investigate Biden’s secret documents affair. Democratic Attorney General Garland uses Republican corruption hunter Hur to investigate the US President’s handling of confidential government files found in private rooms at several locations. As with ex-President Trump in Mar-a-Lago, the FBI has apparently turned up at Biden in Delaware. Little is known about this so far, but there is much to suggest that the current case is a smaller operation than Trump’s large-scale house search. Go to Article (SZ Plus)

Activists entrench themselves in the tunnel system under Lützerath. When clearing the occupied lignite village, the police met the hard core of the climate demonstrators. At least one of the “underground structures” contains “people who need to be rescued,” says Aachen’s chief of police, Weinspach. It is not known how stable these corridors are and what the air supply is like. At the moment the police can’t get to the activists. Go to Article

Climate researchers criticize ExxonMobil. For years, the US oil company has been researching the effects of burning fossil fuels on global warming – and at a very high level. But although their own experts have long agreed that the planet is warming, company executives have not communicated the results. Instead, they tried to sow doubts about climate change. Go to Article (SZ Plus)

Lisa Marie Presley is dead. The singer and daughter of legendary rock ‘n’ roll star Elvis Presley has died at the age of 54, according to her mother Priscilla Presley. Both were at the Golden Globes this week, where a film about Elvis was honored. Go to Article

Corona pandemic over? Drosten feels misunderstood. The virologist says he actually meant something else with his much-quoted sentences about the end of the pandemic. Namely the expectation that in a few months you will see: “In retrospect, that was the first endemic wave of this virus’, and with that the pandemic is over.” Go to Article

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