Europe

  • Putin Announces Partial Withdrawal of Troops From Ukraine Border
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    2022-02-15 18:57:08 UTC

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he welcomed a security dialogue with the West as his military reported pulling back some of its troops near Ukraine — signals that may indicate the Kremlin has opted for a diplomatic path for now despite Western fears of an imminent Russian invasion of its neighbor. Putin s...
  • A Look To West Intelligence Strategy Against Russia
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    2022-01-31 04:53:52 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from the past, the U.S. and its allies are increasingly revealing their intelligence findings as they confront Russian preparations for a possible invasion of Ukraine, looking to undercut Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans by exposing them and deflecting his efforts to shape world opinion. The Whit...
  • Germany’s Position Is Rooted in Its History
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    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 Estonia from supplying old German howitzers to...
  • US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert For Europe
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    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. solidarity with allies there. Putting th...
  • UK Intel: Russia Is Seeking Regime Change in Ukraine
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    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, which currently has no seats in Ukraine’s...
  • Europe Considers Managing Pandemic with Different Parameters
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    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 draconian measures with preventing a full col...
  • Biden Says He Thinks Russia Will Invade Ukraine
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    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 a news conference to mark his one-year ...
  • Germany Is Raising Pressure on Russia Over Its Threat to Ukraine
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    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 that as a threat.” “We can’t accept...
  • Ukraine Crisis: Germany Warns Russia of Serious Consequences
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    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 with Russia, because diplomacy is the only ...
  • Omicron Less Likely to Put You In Hospital, Studies Say
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    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 faster than delta and is more able to evade...
  • Putin addresses Ukraine: Depend on Proposals From Military Experts
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    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 Ukraine and other former Soviet countries...
  • European Nations to Reimpose Tougher Measures to Curb Omicron
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    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 Netherlands will be closed until Jan. 14 s...
  • Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
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    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 with hostile neighbors such as Russia, whi...
  • Will Putin Invade Ukraine? The Realities and Rationalization of the Russian strategy
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    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 allegedly aggressive designs. It’s unclear ...
  • YEAR IN REVIEW - AP'S TOP PHOTOS OF 2021
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    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 Photo/Emilio Morenatti) “Some say th...
  • Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions in Germany
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    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 coronavirus, which is spreading around the world,...
  • WHO: Global Risk of Omicron Variant Is “Very High”
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    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. health agency, contained in a technical p...
  • France Is Inducting Josephine Baker Into Its Pantheon
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    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., France and Monaco — places where Bake...
  • New Version of Coronavirus Spread to More Countries
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    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 on mask-wearing and on testing of intern...
  • Denmark to Wear “Human Rights Messages” at Qatar's World Cup
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    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 a series of “critical initiatives.” ...
  • Which Teams Have Qualified for World Cup 2022?
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    2022-01-27 21:18:42 UTC

    <p><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/19315"><strong>FIFA WORLD MEN&#39;S RANKING</strong></a></p><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-fic fr-dii"></a></p><p>When and wh...
  • Portugal's Hopes for 2022 World Cup Took a Big Blow
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    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 group&#39;s top spot on 20 points, three ...
  • Bayern Munich: For Money, We'll Wash Anything Clean
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    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 abuses in Qatar by accepting sponsorship fro...
  • Obama Touts Climate Commitments: "We Can't Afford Hopelessness"
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    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 own climate-wrecking emissions. As nat...
  • The Relentless Rise of CO2
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    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 to limit global warming to 1.5C by the ...