Standing Ovations: EU Without Merkel as Paris Without Eiffel Tower
2021-10-23 00:47:46 UTC
BRUSSELS — Angela Merkel is still Germany’s chancellor, and might be still when European Union leaders meet again, yet they gave her a big farewell party at Friday’s EU summit. Even Barack Obama made a cameo video appearance.
Before the leaders of the 27 European Union countries got down to business, they watched a two-minute video ...
Trump Supporter Tells Joe Manchin 'Stay Tough Buddy'
2021-10-22 06:09:54 UTC
Washington, D.C. – Republicans and their donors are rallying around Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona, who effectively blocking the U.S. President Joe Biden's agenda and are in a fierce battle with democratic party.
Crimes Against Humanity: Brazil Senate Calls for Charging Bolsonaro
2021-10-22 05:06:43 UTC
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian senators met into Tuesday night discussing a report that will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges for allegedly bungling the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushing the country’s death toll to second-highest in the world.
The latest draft of the report arising f...
Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 Complications, He Was 84
2021-10-18 16:31:30 UTC
WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell rose to the ra...
Noma in Copenhagen has been named the best restaurant in the world for 2021
2021-10-23 23:51:28 UTC
For the fifth time, Noma in Copenhagen has been named the best restaurant in the world for 2021
Danish restaurants performed well this year in the World's 50 Best Restaurants, as Geranium (also in Copenhagen) finished in second.
René Redzepi's Noma previously topped the ranking in 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010. This year's win ties i...
Court: Texas Can Continue Banning Abortions
2021-10-15 03:54:30 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can continue banning most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s latest attempt to stop a novel law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years.
The decision could push the law closer to returning to the U.S. Supreme Court, which...
Man Armed With Bow, Arrows Kills 5 Shoppers in Norway
2021-10-14 06:46:00 UTC
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man armed with a bow fired arrows at shoppers in a small Norwegian town Wednesday, killing five people before he was arrested, authorities said.
The police chief in the community of Kongsberg, near the capital of Oslo, said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not el...
Captain Kirk, at 90, Will Finally Travel to Space
2021-10-12 07:08:56 UTC
<p>“Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.”</p><p>More than a half-century later, the performer who breathed life into the fabled Enterprise captain is, at age 90, making that kind of risk his own business and headin...
Federal Judge Suspends Texas Abortion Law
2021-10-07 04:13:50 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., calling it an “offensive deprivation” of a constitutional right by banning most abortions in the nation’s second-most populous state since September.</p><p>The order by U.S. District Judge Ro...
Biden's Dilemma: $3.5T Plan Can’t Pass Democrat-Led Senate
2021-09-29 08:06:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounting but with signs of progress, President Joe Biden will hunker down at the White House to try to strike a deal and win over two holdout Democratic senators whose support is needed for his potentially historic $3.5 trillion government overhaul.
With Republicans solidly opposed and no Democratic votes ...
Social Democrats, Greens Win German Federal Election
2021-09-27 16:37:08 UTC
BERLIN — The German Social Democrats SPD are ahead of the Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc by almost 2%, according preliminary election results.
In such a tight race, the possibilities for a coalition are still unclear. The election will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power, exit polls showed....
The End of the Angela Merkel Era - German Election 2021
2021-09-26 17:11:16 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of the world's most powerful leader. She was called "the leader of the free world" as authoritarian populists were on the march in Europe and the United States. But, after deciding to give up office, she will soon leave her leading position in Germany and in the world.
Dressing For Your Unique Body Shape - Complete Guide
2021-09-29 21:45:36 UTC
Parties are often preceded by fun questions, like what to give? Who to bring? When to arrive? And, crucially, what to wear? Most of us don't just happen to have a floor-length silk gown or a tailcoat hanging around in our closet, waiting for the day our Met Gala invite finally arrives. But would that even be the right kind of thing to ...
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 49-year-old Trudeau channeled the star ...
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, unveiled this week, appears to have br...
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 coronavirus pandemic and lingering threat...
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 the shore.
Marine conservationists Sea ...
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.<hr><p style="margin-left: 20px;">- <a hre...
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 required when entering nightclubs, the ...
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 Department would “protect those seeking to o...
German Federal Election 2021: In The Shadow of Angela Merkel
2021-09-27 05:12:45 UTC
<h2><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719">GERMAN FEDERAL ELECTION 2021 </a></h2><h2><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719">Results:</a></h2><h3><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719">Distribution of votes</a></h3><h3><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719"...
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 abortion jurisprudence tells you all you ...
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 million acres. Black farms in the U.S. plu...
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 advice that it gave in June, when the bloc r...
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 days before the U.S. is set to conclude...