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Die Auseinandersetzung des Präsidenten mit einem Fernsehreporter bestätigte seine Gegner. Die Welt ist wieder fast dort, wo sie vor dem Trump-Kim-Gipfel war.
Der gegenwärtige Stillstand ist aber nur scheinbar weniger gefährlich als noch vor einem Jahr. Vor allem die SPD tut sich mit Forderungen hervor, welche die ökonomische Tragfähigkeit und die gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz des umlagefinanzierten Rentensystems auf mittlere Sicht massiv gefährden.
Die Anhebung des Verteidigungshaushaltes will Andrea Nahles nicht unterstützen. Wirklich illusorisch ist es, mehr Selbständigkeit in Sicherheitsfragen zu wollen und sich gleichzeitig den Kosten dafür zu verweigern.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer präsentiert sich als die Kandidatin der Parteimitte. Doch aus militärischen Bündnissen muss man keine supranationalen Projekte machen.
Nicht allein der Mangel an Unrechtsbewusstsein ist das Problem der deutschen katholischen Kirche, sondern vor allem das Fehlen einer Rechtskultur.
Wie es besser geht, zeigen die Würdenträger in Österreich. Dieser Abgang macht seine nicht unerhebliche Wirkung auf Politik und Öffentlichkeit nicht ungeschehen.
Donald Trump hat kein Geheimnis daraus gemacht, dass er Justizminister Sessions rauswarf, um Sonderstaatsanwalt Mueller schnell loszuwerden.
Der Präsident nutzt aus, dass ihm die eigene Partei nach der Kongresswahl aus der Hand frisst.
Donald Trump hatte schon lange mit Jeff Sessions abgeschlossen. Schon bald könnte der nächste Feind gefeuert werden. Grantelnde Granden hat nur die CSU.
Doch wer genau ist damit gemeint? Wann es nachgeholt wird, bleibt offen. Jeff Sessions muss gehen — doch in der Sendung von Sandra Maischberger interessiert sich niemand für die eigentliche Nachricht.
Stattdessen folgt die immer gleiche Trump-Exegese. Eine Entertainerin zieht daraus ihre ganz eigenen Schlüsse.
Amerikas Demokraten wollen ihre neue Mehrheit im Repräsentantenhaus nutzen, um die Regierung zu kontrollieren. Vor allem bei einem Thema sollte sich Donald Trump auf Attacken gefasst machen.
Doch es gibt Hindernisse. Kurz nach der Kongresswahl sorgt Amerikas Präsident Trump dafür, dass Justizminister Sessions die Regierung verlässt — ein Mann, den Trump schon länger weg haben wollte.
Die Demokraten sind besorgt. Was wird nun aus den Russland-Ermittlungen? Nach den Kongresswahlen in Amerika hat sich der republikanische Präsident offen für eine Kooperation mit den Demokraten gezeigt.
Eine Warnung an die Gewinner der Wahl im Repräsentantenhaus sprach er dennoch aus. Warum viele Wähler dennoch für ihn stimmten.
Amerika ist ein gespaltenes Land. Die Demokraten dürstet es nach Blut. Ein blaues Auge, mehr nicht — es hätte weitaus schlimmer kommen können.
Der Wahlabend in Amerika unter gar nicht mal so unglücklichen republikanischen Verlierern.
Sometime after takeoff, the aircraft experienced trouble, and Musick turned it back toward Pago Pago. While the crew dumped fuel in preparation for an emergency landing, an explosion occurred that tore the aircraft apart.
Marines stationed in Samoa outnumbered the local population and had a huge cultural influence. Young Samoan men from age 14 and above were combat trained by U.
Samoans served in various capacities during World War II, including as combatants, medical personnel, code personnel, and ship repairmen.
In , Organic Act , a U. Department of Interior -sponsored attempt to incorporate American Samoa, was introduced in Congress. It was ultimately defeated, primarily through the efforts of Samoan chiefs, led by Tuiasosopo Mariota.
By , the U. Navy-appointed governor was replaced by Peter Tali Coleman , who was locally elected.
Although technically considered "unorganized" since the U. Congress has not passed an Organic Act for the territory, American Samoa is self-governing under a constitution that became effective on July 1, Territory of American Samoa is on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories , a listing which is disputed by the territorial government officials, who do consider themselves to be self-governing.
Samoans have tended to emigrate instead to New Zealand , whose influence has made the sports of rugby and cricket more popular in the western Samoan islands.
Travel writer Paul Theroux noted that there were marked differences between the societies in Samoa and American Samoa.
Because of economic hardship, military service has been seen as an opportunity in American Samoa and other US Overseas territories. One of the cooks, David, died of "scorbutic dropsy".
He later wrote in his journal "I could have destroyed or sunk a hundred canoes, with more than people in them: His visit inspired his short story "Rain" which later became plays and three major Motion Pictures.
The building still stands where Maugham stayed and has been renamed the Sadie Thompson Building. Today it is a prominent restaurant and inn.
On November 3, , American Samoa's 12th naval governor , Commander Warren Jay Terhune , committed suicide with a pistol in the bathroom of the government mansion, overlooking the entrance to Pago Pago Harbor.
His ghost is rumored to walk about the grounds at night. Her work Coming of Age in Samoa was published in , at the time becoming the most widely read book in the field of anthropology.
The book has sparked years of ongoing and intense debate and controversy. Mead returned to American Samoa in for the dedication of the Jean P.
On November 24, , American Samoa's last execution was carried out. Imoa was convicted of stabbing Sema to death and was hanged in the Customs House.
The popular Samoan song "Fa'afofoga Samoa" is based on this, said to be the final words of Imoa. On January 11, , at 2: Naval Station Tutuila over the next 10 minutes.
The first shell struck the rear of Frank Shimasaki's store, ironically owned by one of Tutuila's few Japanese residents.
The store was closed, as Mr. Shimasaki had been interned as an enemy alien. The next shell caused slight damage to the naval dispensary, the third landed on the lawn behind the naval quarters known as "Centipede Row," and the fourth struck the stone seawall outside the customs house.
The other rounds fell harmlessly into the harbor. As one writer described it, "The fire was not returned, notwithstanding the eagerness of the Samoan Marines to test their skill against the enemy No American or Samoan Marines were wounded.
Robinson was bicycling behind Centipede Row and was wounded in the knee by a piece of shrapnel , and "a member of the colorful native Fita Fita Guard" received minor injuries; they were the only casualties.
This was the only time the Japanese attacked Tutuila during World War II , although "Japanese submarines had patrolled the waters around Samoa before the war, and continued to be active there throughout the war.
Marine Corps Reserve at the U. Naval Station American Samoa. Johnson was the second First Lady, preceded by Eleanor Roosevelt in The territory's only hospital was renamed in honor of President Johnson.
In the late s and early s, American Samoa played a pivotal role in five of the Apollo Program missions. The astronauts landed several hundred miles from Pago and were transported to the islands en route back to the mainland.
President Richard Nixon gave three moon rocks to the American Samoan government, and these are on display in the Jean P.
Haydon Museum, along with a flag carried to the moon on one of the missions. Petersen and the entire flight crew.
Four of the five surviving passengers were seriously injured, with the other only slightly injured. The airliner was completely destroyed by the impact and succeeding fire.
The crash was attributed to poor visibility, pilot error, or wind shear, since a violent storm was raging at the time.
The plane crashed, demolishing a wing of the Rainmaker Hotel and killing all six crew members and one civilian. The six skydivers had already left the aircraft during a demonstration jump.
A memorial monument is erected on Mt. Mauga O Ali'i to honor their memory. On July 22, , Det. Lusila Brown was fatally shot outside the temporary High Court building in Fagatogo.
It was the first time in more than 15 years that a police officer was killed in the line of duty. The last was Sa Fuimaono, who drowned after saving a teenager from rough seas.
She was greeted by government dignitaries and presented with gifts and a traditional ava ceremony. On September 29, , at The quake occurred on the outer rise of the Kermadec-Tonga Subduction Zone.
This is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire , where tectonic plates in the Earth's lithosphere meet and earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.
The quake struck The government of American Samoa is defined under the Constitution of American Samoa as an unincorporated territory ; the Ratification Act of vested all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America.
The Governor of American Samoa is the head of government and along with the Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa is elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year terms.
He does not play an active role in government, but he can dissolve the Fono and no act of parliament will become law without his approval. The legislative power is vested in the American Samoa Fono , which has two chambers.
The House of Representatives has 21 members, elected for a two-year term, 20 in single-seat constituencies and one by a public meeting on Swains Island.
The Senate also has 18 members, elected for a four-year term by and from the chiefs of the islands. The High Court is located in the capital of Pago Pago.
Politics of American Samoa takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic dependency , whereby the Governor is the head of government , and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Department of the Interior. Executive power is exercised by the governor. Legislative power is vested in the two chambers of the legislature.
The American political parties Republican and Democratic exist in American Samoa, but few politicians are aligned with the parties.
The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. There is also the traditional village politics of the Samoa Islands, the " fa'amatai " and the " fa'asamoa ", which continues in American Samoa and in independent Samoa, and which interacts across these current boundaries.
The Fa'asamoa is the language and customs, and the Fa'amatai the protocols of the "fono" council and the chief system. The Fa'amatai and the Fono take place at all levels of the Samoan body politic, from the family, to the village, to the region, to national matters.
The "matai" chiefs are elected by consensus within the fono of the extended family and village s concerned. The matai and the fono which is itself made of matai decide on distribution of family exchanges and tenancy of communal lands.
The majority of lands in American Samoa and independent Samoa are communal. A matai can represent a small family group or a great extended family that reaches across islands, and to both American Samoa and independent Samoa.
In , voters rejected a package of amendments to the territorial constitution, which would have, among other things, allowed only U.
In , both the Governor and American Samoa's delegate to the U. Congress Eni Faleomavaega called for the populace to consider a move towards autonomy if not independence, to a mixed response.
Constitution , only states and the District of Columbia may participate in the election of the president and vice president of the United States.
Samoans are entitled to elect one non-voting delegate to the United States House of Representatives. Unique among US outlying possessions, American Samoa has its own immigration law, separate from the laws that apply in the United States proper and their other possessions.
While American citizens and nationals can freely move to American Samoa, the American Samoa government, via the Immigration Board of American Samoa, controls the migration of aliens to the islands.
Virgin Islands , American Samoa is not considered a U. State for the purposes of the U. Immigration and Nationality Act.
This means that lawful permanent residents of the United States may be considered to have abandoned permanent residence if they have moved to live in American Samoa.
The districts and unorganized atolls are subdivided into 74 villages. Pago Pago—the capital of American Samoa  —is one of the largest villages and is located on the eastern side of Tutuila island in Ma'oputasi County district 9.
Fagatogo is listed in the Constitution of American Samoa as the official seat of government , but it is not the capital. American Samoa, located within the geographical region of Oceania , is one of only two possessions of the United States in the Southern Hemisphere , the other being Jarvis Island.
Its total land area is The coral atolls are Swains and Rose Atoll. Due to its positioning in the South Pacific Ocean , it is frequently hit by tropical cyclones between November and April.
Rose Atoll is the easternmost point of the territory. It was discovered in and has since been studied by an international team of scientists, contributing towards understanding of the Earth's fundamental processes.
American Samoa has a tropical climate all year round with two distinct seasons , the wet and dry season. Employment on the island falls into three relatively equal-sized categories of approximately 5, workers each: There are only a few federal employees in American Samoa and a few active duty military personnel, except members of the U.
Coast Guard , military recruiters, and some Full Time Support staff at the Pele Army Reserve unit that maintains the facility and provides cadre, training, and logistics support.
There are six Army Reserve units at Pele: The overwhelming majority of public sector employees work for the American Samoa territorial government.
The one tuna cannery is StarKist , which exports several hundred million dollars worth of canned tuna to the United States each year.
The other tuna cannery was Samoa Packing, a Chicken of the Sea subsidiary , but it closed in due to American Samoans being granted minimum wage.
The volatility in the growth rates of real GDP was primarily accounted for by changes in the exports of canned tuna. The tuna canning industry was the largest private employer in American Samoa during this period.
From to , the population of American Samoa increased at an average annual rate of 2. The Fair Labor Standards Act of has contained special provisions for American Samoa since its inception, citing its limited economy.
The unemployment rate was Some aspects of telecommunications in American Samoa are, like other U. American Samoa is an independent customs territory.
As such, local residents are not subject to U. The Manu'a group has two airports: According to a estimate, the territory has no merchant marine.
Of the population, Most people are bilingual. Tokelauan is also spoken in Swains Island. Collectively, these churches account for the vast majority of the population.
Gordon Elton in his book claims that the Methodists , Congregationalists with the London Missionary Society , and Roman Catholics led the first Christian missions to the islands.
According to Pew Research Center , A major Protestant church on the island, gathering a substantial part of the local Protestant population, is the Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa , a Reformed denomination in the Congregationalist tradition.
The island contains 23 primary schools and 10 secondary schools , 5 are operated by the American Samoa Department of Education ,  and the other 5 are administered by either religious denominations or are privately owned.
American Samoa Community College , founded in , provides post-secondary education on the islands. Aside from the territory's relationship with America and consequent cultural influence, there is little that differentiates it from the sovereign nation of Samoa.
The main sports played in American Samoa are Samoan cricket , baseball , basketball , soccer , and American football.
Rugby is also played and, in Samoan villages, volleyball is popular. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu , though born and raised in the mainland United States, is another famous American of Samoan heritage to have played in the NFL, not having his hair cut since and only because a USC coach told him he had to and wearing it down during games in honor of his heritage.
The football culture was featured on 60 Minutes on January 17, The American Samoa national association football team is one of the newest teams in the world, and is also noted for being the world's weakest.
Maselino Masoe , who represented American Samoa in three consecutive Olympics from to , was WBA middleweight champion from to A number of American Samoan athletes have been very visible in professional wrestling.
The Anoa'i family in particular has had many of its members employed by WWE. The American Samoa national rugby league team represents the country in international rugby league.
The team competed in the , , and Pacific Cup competitions. The team has also competed in the and World Sevens qualifiers in the World Sevens. America Samoa's first match in international Rugby League was in pacific cup against Tonga , Tonga won the match 38—14 which is still the biggest loss by an American Samoan side.
American Samoa's biggest win was in against New Caledonia with the score ending at 62—6. There is also a new movement which aims to set up a four-team domestic competition in American Samoa.
Rugby union is a growing sport in American Samoa. The first rugby game recorded in American Samoa was in , since then the development of the game had been heavily overshadowed by the influence of American Football during the s.
Internationally, two American Samoans have played for the New Zealand national rugby union team, known as the All Blacks. Considered a pacific pioneer in New Zealand rugby, Solomon scored a try against Australia in the inaugural Bledisloe Cup match in , which New Zealand won 21— A native of Leone , Kaino moved to New Zealand when he was 4 years old.
In at age 21, he played his first match for New Zealand against the Barbarians where he scored his first try, contributing to New Zealand's 47—19 victory that resulted in him becoming man of the match.
He also played a crucial role in the Rugby World Cup playing every match in the tournament. He scored four tries in the event which led to New Zealand winning the final against France 8—7.
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