Canada: Trudeau’s Liberal Party Wins Snap Election
2021-09-21 09:18:12 UTC
<p>TORONTO (AP) — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two years ago.</p><p>The Liberals won the most seats of any party. The...
Biden’s “America First” Policy Makes U.S. An Undependable Ally in Europe
2021-09-17 00:28:49 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s decision to form a strategic Indo-Pacific alliance with Australia and Britain to counter China is angering France and the European Union. They’re feeling left out and seeing it as a return to the Trump era.</p><p>The security initiative...
California Voters Want Gov. Newsom to Stay in Office
2021-09-15 03:49:54 UTC
<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the c...
Barbaric Slaughter: 1,500 Dolphins Tortured to Death by Faroe Islands People
2021-09-14 23:31:39 UTC
Tradition or torture? Over the weekend, 1428 dolphins were slaughtered in the Faroe Islands.
The deaths came as part of the latest ‘grindadráp’ hunt — a Faroese tradition of dolphin drive hunting in which dolphins are herded towards land by motorboats, before then being killed by whalers on th...
The Incredible Discovery of 400-Year-Old Greenland Shark
2021-09-14 03:43:27 UTC
The Greenland shark, an iconic species of the Arctic Seas, grows slowly and reaches 5m in length, suggesting a life span well beyond those of other vertebrates. Researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine the ages of 28 of the animals, and estimated that one female was about 400 years old.<h...
Denmark Lifts All Covid Restrictions After 80% of Population Gets Vaccinated
2021-09-11 05:50:22 UTC
COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s high vaccination rate has enabled the Scandinavian country to become one of the first European Union nations to lift all domestic restrictions.
The return to normality has been gradual, but as of Friday, the digital pass — a proof of having been vaccinated — is no longer...
AG Merrick Garland Attempts to ‘Protect’ Abortion Seekers in Texas
2021-09-06 23:18:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Depa...
German Federal Election 2021: In The Shadow of Angela Merkel
2021-09-03 21:59:30 UTC
This article has been translated from German. This is the updated version of a text that was first published on *DW (Deutsche Welle)
BERLIN — Three weeks before the general election, Germany's ruling conservatives have been slipping in opinion polls. Their gaffe-prone candidate for chancellor,...
Law Professor Says "Roe v. Wade Was Not Overruled"
2021-09-02 20:40:35 UTC
Rick Hasen, law professor at UC-Irvine, is highly skeptical of the conservative majority’s motivation behind denying the injunction request, calling it a "sleight of hand."
"No, Roe v. Wade was not overruled tonight," Hasen said. "But the ease with which Texas purported to bulldoze the Court's a...
Black US Farmers Are Still Seeking Justice
2021-09-01 16:37:58 UTC
BOYDTON, Va. (AP) — There was a time when Black farms prospered.
Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America.
Now, they have fewer than 4.7 mi...
EU Tightens Travel Restrictions on US, Dropped From Safe List
2021-08-30 17:12:26 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there.
The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advi...
U.S. Strike Blew Up Multiple ISIS-K Suicide Bombers in Kabul
2021-08-29 17:24:50 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said.
The strike came just two...
Marchers Across US Call on Congress to Bolster Voting Rights
2021-08-28 23:35:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of voting rights advocates rallied across the country Saturday to call for sweeping federal laws that would wipe out voting restrictions advancing in some Republican-controlled states that could make it harder to cast a ballot.
Many activists view the fight over vot...
Hurricane Ida Bears Down on New Orleans
2021-08-30 01:58:23 UTC
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida blasted ashore Sunday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., knocking out power to all of New Orleans, blowing roofs off buildings and reversing the flow of the Mississippi River as it rushed from the Louisiana coast into one of the nation’s most...
US Launches Air Strike Targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan
2021-08-28 03:05:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden’s promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate Saturday.
The strike came amid what the White House ...
New Zealand Maximum Response After a Single Community Covid-19 Case Was Detected
2021-08-27 06:25:51 UTC
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — By early next week, New Zealanders should know if their government’s strict new lockdown is working to stamp out its first coronavirus outbreak in six months.
A successful effort could again make the nation’s virus response the envy of the world. A failure could ...
Biden Promises Retaliation for Attacks in Kabul
2021-08-27 06:23:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pressing ahead with the evacuation of Americans and others from Afghanistan after attacks that killed at least 12 U.S. servicemembers and dashed hopes of ending the 20-year U.S. war without further bloodshed. As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghan...
Kabul's Airport Hits by Explosions, Dozens of Civilians and 13 U.S. Troops Killed
2021-08-27 06:24:25 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
At least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members ...
Delta's Unvaccinated Employees Must Pay More For Health Care
2021-08-25 21:38:55 UTC
CHICAGO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines on Wednesday said employees will have to pay $200 more every month for their company-sponsored healthcare plan if they choose to not vaccinate against COVID-19.
The move to add a surcharge to health insurance contributions is the latest tactic by cor...
Gaza's Uncertain Future
2021-08-25 06:53:12 UTC
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — The electricity is out again tonight in what’s left of Zaki and Jawaher Nassir’s neighborhood. But from the shell of their sitting room, its wall blown open by Israeli missiles, twilight and a neighbor’s fire are enough to see by.
Here, down a narrow lane called ...
Afghanistan War Ends with A Humiliating Fiasco
2021-08-19 04:22:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The warnings were clear: The Afghan government would likely fall once U.S. troops pulled out. But intelligence agencies and ultimately President Joe Biden missed how quickly it would happen, losing weeks that could have been used for evacuations and spurring a foreign policy cri...
Taliban Vows to Respect Women’s Rights
2021-08-17 19:31:33 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population.
Following <a href="https://www.glob...
US Political Collapse in Afghanistan: Taliban Seize Power
2021-08-15 19:59:51 UTC
KABUL — It is simply dizzying the speed at which events are unfolding – earlier this week US officials were cautioning that it would be months before Kabul might fall. It’s turned out to be days.
Extraordinary scenes of Afghanistan's military fleeing to Iran with advanced equipment, likely su...
Taliban in Kabul: Afghan President Flees
2021-08-15 19:59:18 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who for hours had been o...
Lionel Messi in Tears as He Bids Farewell to FC Barcelona
2021-08-10 00:01:21 UTC
BARCELONA - Lionel Messi wept on Sunday as he bade farewell to his boyhood team FC Barcelona and confirmed he was talking with French club Paris St Germain over a possible move.
The 34-year-old Argentine's emotional news conference followed Barca's announcement last week that it could no longe...