Putin addresses Ukraine: Depend on Proposals From Military Experts
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...
Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Icon Dies at 90
2021-12-28 02:43:20 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the globe mourned the death of the man viewed as the country’s ...
Covid Antibody Drugs Unlikely to Work Against Omicron
2021-12-20 01:13:46 UTC
(AP) — As strained U.S. hospitals brace for a new surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors are warning of yet another challenge: the two standard drugs they’ve used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the new strain.
For more than a year antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly ha...
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 Netherlands will be closed until Jan. 14 s...
Iran Appears To Be Preparing For A Space Launch
2021-12-13 01:22:30 UTC
(AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images.
The likely blast off at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Spaceport comes as Iranian state media has offered a list of upcoming planned satellite launches in the...
US Expands COVID Boosters to Age 16
2021-12-09 22:19:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. health authorities again expanded the nation’s booster campaign Thursday, opening extra doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to several million 16- and 17-year-olds.
The U.S. and many other nations already were urging adults to get booster shots to pump up immunity that can wane months after vaccination, calls t...
Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It 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 with hostile neighbors such as Russia, whi...
California Will Be a Sanctuary for Women if Supreme Court Supports Abortion Ban
2021-12-09 02:05:04 UTC
San Francisco, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary” for those seeking reproductive care, including possibly paying for travel, l...
YEAR IN REVIEW - AP'S TOP PHOTOS OF 2021
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...
Omicron: A Big Jump in Evolution of Virus
2021-12-06 20:31:46 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dr. Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked startlingly different from others.
Within days, the world was ablaze with the news that the coronavirus had a new variant of concern — one that appears to be driving a dramatic surge in South Africa and...
Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions 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 coronavirus, which is spreading around the world,...
Another Step Backwards for Women: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Reversing Abortion Rights
2021-12-01 22:14:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle ground in Wednesday’s showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether.
Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right to abortion, is facing its most serious...
WHO: Global Risk of Omicron Variant Is “Very High”
2021-11-29 21:58:59 UTC
<p>GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.”</p><p>The assessment from the U.N. health agency, contained in a technical p...
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., France and Monaco — places where Bake...
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 on mask-wearing and on testing of intern...
India Plans to Pass New Bill to Ban "Private Cryptocurrencies"
2021-11-24 01:30:23 UTC
<p>Capital, people, and the ideas they create flow to where they are treated the best. If more restrictive regimes choose to crack down on these items, free-market economies should move to the embrace them with open arms.</p><hr><p>Mumbai – India plans to introduce, evaluate and enforce a bill to prohibit “all private crypt...
FBI Boss Hid Key Evidence in Malcolm X Assassination
2021-11-19 01:24:58 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated Thursday after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death.</p><p>Manhattan judge Ellen Biben dismissed the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam, a...
Denmark to Wear “Human Rights Messages” 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 a series of “critical initiatives.”
Which Teams Have Qualified for World Cup 2022?
2022-01-27 21:18:42 UTC
<p><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/19315"><strong>FIFA WORLD MEN'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
2021-11-14 22:43:44 UTC
<p>Cristiano Ronaldo'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's top spot on 20 points, three ...
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 abuses in Qatar by accepting sponsorship fro...
Mix-Up at Fertility Clinic: Couples Gave Birth to Each Others’ Babies
2021-11-09 02:34:02 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two California couples gave birth to each others’ babies after a mix-up at a fertility clinic and spent months raising children that weren’t theirs before swapping the infants, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles.
Daphna Cardinale said she and her husband, Alexander, had immediate suspicions that t...
Obama Touts Climate Commitments: "We Can't Afford Hopelessness"
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.
Democrats Wrestle Over Infrastructure, Social Bills
2021-11-06 00:33:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats abruptly postponed an expected House vote Friday on their 10-year, $1.85 trillion social and environment measure, as infighting between progressives and moderates once again sidetracked the pillar of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda.
In a bid to hand him a needed victory, leaders still prepared t...
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 to limit global warming to 1.5C by the ...