UK's Johnson Wants to Host Euro 2020, WM 2030
2021-03-02 02:52:27 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the “right time” for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required.
“We are very, very k...
After Losing US Election, Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote
2021-03-02 01:27:18 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest.
The bill comes after record turnout led to Democratic wins in Geo...
Facebook Shuts Down Its News Feeds in Australia
2021-02-18 04:52:21 UTC
<p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.</p><p>The move was swiftly criticised by news p...
COVID-19: How Political Leaders Functioned as Superspreaders
2021-02-15 21:57:57 UTC
<p>Publisher: <a href="https://www.glogat.com/fb_4142805249079952">Poone Bakhtiary</a></p><p><img src="https://glogatmedia.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/storage/uploads/blogs/preview/_700_8d8f6bfabac3a62373d55c32f68689fc.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dii"></p><h2>Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China t...
US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
2021-02-13 20:20:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former presiden...
EU Urges on China to reverse Its Ban on BBC
2021-02-13 17:03:43 UTC
(Reuters) - The European Union called on China to reverse its ban on the BBC World News television, the Associated Press reported here on Saturday.
China barred Britain’s BBC World News from its television networks on Friday and Hong Kong’s public broadcaster said it would stop relaying BBC Wo...
UK Court: Nigerians Sue Shell After Years of Oil Spills in Niger Delta
2021-02-14 06:07:34 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater.
Senior judges said there was an arguable case that UK-domi...
Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
2021-02-13 02:17:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case...
British Exports to EU Fall by 68% After Brexit Deal
2021-02-07 17:55:29 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Exports from Britain to the European Union fell by 68% in January as trade was disrupted after the end of a transition period following Britain’s departure from the European Union, according to a trade body representing hauliers.
The government did not confirm the data and s...
Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
2021-02-07 06:31:20 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister urged Washington to act fast to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by parliament forces the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21.
Mohammad Javad Zarif also referred to e...
Biden Suspends Trump's Asylum Agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
2021-02-07 06:31:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration said on Saturday it was immediately suspending Trump-era asylum agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, part of a bid to undo his Republican predecessor’s hardline immigration policies.
In a statement, State Department Secretary Anto...
US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
2021-02-05 19:06:48 UTC
President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human r...
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 450,000
2021-02-05 18:52:51 UTC
Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines.
Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a p...
Insurers Must Pay off Insurance Claims Quickly
2021-01-28 03:04:12 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers face enforcement action if they don’t pay up as soon as possible on business insurance claims following a landmark court ruling, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday.
The Supreme Court earlier this month ruled that many business insurance policies sh...
Stock Trading on Social Media: Reddit’s “Wallstreetbets” Drives Giant Hedge Funds to Heavy Losses
2021-01-27 23:06:52 UTC
(Reuters) - Retail traders scored against professionals on Wednesday as hedge funds Citron and Melvin retreated with heavy losses on short positions in GameStop in the week-long battle between Wall Street and Main Street, with more calling for scrutiny of anonymous stock trading posts on social m...
Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law.
It's called the filibuster and it's not in...
Judge Approves Weinstein Plan that Provides $35M for Creditors
2021-01-26 17:46:39 UTC
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
The judge approved the plan after a ...
UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC
LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom.
Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...
Merkel Says “There Is Simply a Much Broader Political Overlap With President Biden”
2021-01-26 07:11:04 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she isn’t abandoning a German-Russian gas pipeline project that faces U.S. sanctions, but wants to talk to the new administration about the issue.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would bring Russian gas to Germany under the Bal...
Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed.
Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Tru...
House Send Impeachment Case Against Trump to Senate
2021-01-26 01:52:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. ...
Biden Pushes for 1.5m Vaccinations a Day
2021-01-26 01:51:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day.
Biden signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations ...
India to Ban TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps
2021-01-25 22:13:03 UTC
(Reuters) - India’s ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June, Indian media reported late on Monday.
When it first imposed the ban, the Indian government gave the 59 apps a c...
Boeing 737 MAX to Fly in Europe: “Inappropriate, Dangerous”
2021-01-25 22:07:56 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature.
A green light from the European Union Aviation Saf...
Merkel, Biden Agree to Strengthen US-Europe Cooperation
2021-01-26 01:04:47 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges can only be tackled through closer cooperation, a government spokesman in Berlin said on Monday.
Transatlantic relations coole...