Europe

  • Germany’s Position Is Rooted in Its History
    Germany%e2%80%99s_position_roots_in_history 2022-01-26 01:13:14 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia. The issue rose to the fore over the weekend following a report that Berlin had gone so far as to block Estoni...

  • US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert For Europe
    Us_puts_8_500_troops_on_heightened_alert_for_europe_ 2022-01-24 23:53:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S. sol...

  • UK Intel: Russia Is Seeking Regime Change in Ukraine
    Uk_intel-_russia_is_seeking_regime_change_in_ukraine_-_putin 2022-01-23 02:35:27 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate. Murayev is head of the small pro-Russian party Nashi, w...

  • Europe Considers Managing Pandemic with Different Parameters
    Europe_considers_whether_to_manage_pandemic_with_different_parameters 2022-01-21 04:03:18 UTC
    MADRID (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the economy virtually stopped. But officials credited the draco...

  • Biden Says He Thinks Russia Will Invade Ukraine
    Biden_says_he_thinks_russia_will_invade_ukraine 2022-01-20 04:47:47 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a &ldquo;dear price&rdquo; in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.</p><p>Biden, speaking at...

  • Germany Is Raising Pressure on Russia Over Its Threat to Ukraine
    Germany_is_raising_pressure_on_russia_over_its_threat_to_ukraine 2022-01-19 00:48:49 UTC
    MOSCOW — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told reporters Tuesday after talks in Moscow with her Russian counterpart, Lavrov, “In recent weeks, more than 100,000 Russian troops with tanks and guns have gathered near Ukraine without an understandable reason, and it’s hard not to understand...

  • Ukraine Crisis: Germany Warns Russia of Serious Consequences
    German_foreign_minister_annalena_baerbock_warns_russia_of_serious_consequences 2022-01-18 05:41:37 UTC
    KYIV (AP) — On a visit to Kyiv, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warned that “any further escalation would carry a high price for the Russian regime — economic, political and strategic” — and emphasized the need to continue negotiations. “We are prepared to have a serious dialogue wit...

  • Omicron Less Likely to Put You In Hospital, Studies Say
    Omicron_less_likely_to_put_you_in_hospital__studies_say 2021-12-31 03:00:05 UTC
    Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version. Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much fas...

  • Putin addresses Ukraine: Depend on Proposals From Military Experts
    Reports-_vladimir_putin_has_parkinson's_disease__may_stand_down 2021-12-28 02:43:56 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he would ponder a slew of options if the West fails to meet his push for security guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine. Earlier this month, Moscow submitted draft security documents demanding that NATO deny membership to U...

  • European Nations to Reimpose Tougher Measures to Curb Omicron
    European_nations_to_reimpose_tougher_measures_to_curb_omicron 2021-12-19 01:32:43 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdown. All non-essential stores, bars and restaurants in the Ne...

  • Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
    Germany_warns_russia_will_pay_a_high_price_if_invades_ukraine 2021-12-19 01:38:10 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that it would pay a “high political and economic price” if it makes any militaristic moves against neighboring Ukraine. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock emphasized the need to coordinate a common European position when dealing wi...

  • Will Putin Invade Ukraine? The Realities and Rationalization of the Russian strategy
    Will_putin_invade_ukraine__the_realities_and_rationalization_of_the_russian_strategy 2021-12-08 01:21:12 UTC
    Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has no such intention and has accused Ukraine and its Western backers of making the claims to cover up their own allege...

  • YEAR IN REVIEW - AP'S TOP PHOTOS OF 2021
    A_couple_kiss 2021-12-08 01:20:20 UTC
    A couple kiss in front of a barricade set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with police following a protest condemning the imprisonment of rap singer Pablo Hasél in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 18, 2021. Hasél was convicted of insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence. (AP...

  • Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions in Germany
    Unvaccinated_people_to_face_tighter_requirements_in_germany 2021-12-02 19:33:18 UTC
    Germany to ban unvaccinated people from ‘culture and leisure nationwide’ as COVID fears worsen. Those who have yet to be vaccinated are to face additional restrictions after German leaders held talks on Thursday. The concern is mainly with the newly detected Omicron strain of the coronavir...

  • WHO: Global Risk of Omicron Variant Is “Very High”
    Who-_global_risk_of_omicron_variant_is_%e2%80%9cvery_high%e2%80%9d 2021-11-29 21:58:59 UTC
    <p>GENEVA (AP) &mdash; The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is &ldquo;very high&rdquo; based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with &ldquo;severe consequences.&rdquo;</p><p>The assessment from the U.N. h...

  • France Is Inducting Josephine Baker Into Its Pantheon
    France_is_inducting_josephine_baker_into_its_pantheon 2021-11-29 21:56:29 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — France is inducting Josephine Baker — Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French World War II spy and civil rights activist — into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France’s most revered luminaries. On Tuesday, a coffin carrying soils from the U.S...

  • New Version of Coronavirus Spread to More Countries
    New_version_of_coronavirus_spread_to_more_countries 2021-11-28 03:50:41 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The U.K. on Saturday tightened its rules ...

  • Denmark to Wear “Human Rights Messages” at Qatar's World Cup
    Denmark_to_wear_training_clothes_with_%e2%80%9chuman_rights_messages%e2%80%9d_at_qatar's_world_cup 2021-11-18 02:46:27 UTC
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s national soccer team will wear “human rights messages” on their training clothes at next year’s World Cup in Qatar. Denmark earned a spot in the tournament last month. In the wake of qualification, the Danish soccer federation said Wednesday it has launched...

  • Which Teams Have Qualified for World Cup 2022?
    Which_teams_have_qualified_for_world_cup_2022_ 2021-11-29 01:07:13 UTC
    <h2><p><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/19315">FIFA WORLD MEN&#39;S RANKING</a></p></h2><p><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/19315"><img alt="Ajax-loader" src="https://www.global-gathering.com/system/images/29326/original/ajax-loader.gif?1638147318" class="fr-fi...

  • Portugal's Hopes for 2022 World Cup Took a Big Blow
    Portugal's_hopes_for_2022_world_cup_took_a_big_blow 2021-11-14 22:43:44 UTC
    <p>Cristiano Ronaldo&#39;s hopes for the 2022 World Cup took a big blow as Serbia clinched an automatic berth to the tournament in a comeback 2-1 win over Portugal in their Group A qualifier on Sunday.</p><p>A 90th-minute header by half-time substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic lifted Serbia into the g...

  • Bayern Munich: For Money, We'll Wash Anything Clean
    Bayern_munich-_for_money__we'll_wash_anything_clean 2021-11-11 23:04:40 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich fans have been stepping up their public criticism of the club for its ties to World Cup host Qatar. Bayern supporters displayed a huge banner during the team’s home game on Saturday, criticizing the club for what they say is the “sports washing” of human rights abus...

  • Obama Touts Climate Commitments: "We Can't Afford Hopelessness"
    Obama_touts_climate_commitments-_%22we_can't_afford_hopelessness%22 2021-11-09 00:16:54 UTC
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Barack Obama expressed confidence at U.N. climate talks Monday that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress, and faulted U.S. rivals China and Russia for what he called a “dangerous lack of urgency” in cutting their o...

  • The Relentless Rise of CO2
    The_relentless_rise_of_co2 2021-11-04 01:27:16 UTC
    GLASGOW, Scotland — It's wheels up for 120 heads of states who convened at the global gathering in Glasgow to kick off this critical climate change summit to try to begin to put in place mechanisms to finally honor pledges made, to turn 'blah blah blah' into an actual blueprint to deliver pledges...

  • Standing Ovations: EU Without Merkel as Paris Without Eiffel Tower
    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 bu...

  • Noma in Copenhagen has been named the best restaurant in the world for 2021
    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, 201...