Myanmar a Year after Military Takeover of Power
2022-01-31 04:53:22 UTC
AKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An elderly woman forced to flee bombings. A former peace negotiator leaving his job to fight Myanmar security forces. A woman’s husband shot during a peaceful protest, leaving her alone to care for their two children.
Since Myanmar’s military dismissed the results of the country’s democratic election and sei...
A Look To West Intelligence Strategy Against Russia
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.
Lack of Food in Ethiopia’s Tigray Is Getting Worse
2022-01-28 16:46:47 UTC
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than a third of the people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region “are suffering an extreme lack of food,” the United Nations World Food Program said in a new assessment of a region under a months-long government blockade.
“Families are exhausting all means to feed themselves, with three-quarters of the pop...
Germany’s Position Is Rooted in Its 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 Estonia from supplying old German howitzers to...
UK Intel: Russia Is Seeking Regime Change in Ukraine
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
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
2022-01-20 04:47:47 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” 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
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
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 ...
Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy Denied Parole
2022-01-15 04:57:30 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was denied parole Thursday by California’s governor, who said the killer remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that altered American history.
Kennedy, a U.S. senator from New York, was shot...
Jan. 6 Pro-Trump Riot: 11 People Charged With Seditious Conspiracy
2022-01-14 04:17:06 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday.</p><p>Despite hundreds of charges already brought in the year since pro-Trump...
At Least 164 People Dead in Kazakhstan Protests
2022-01-12 21:05:59 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan authorities said Sunday that 164 people, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in a week of protests that marked the worst unrest since the former Soviet republic gained independence 30 years ago.
The office of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said order has been restored in the Central Asian country and t...
Sidney Poitier's Impact Went Far Beyond Hollywood
2022-01-08 05:01:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — We go to movies not just to escape, but to discover. We might identify with the cowboy or the runaway bride or the kid who befriends a creature from another planet.
To see yourself on screen has long been another way of knowing you exist.
Sidney Poitier, who died Thursday at 94, was the rare performer who really d...
Kazakhstan’s President Orders Forces to Kill Protesters
2022-01-08 05:06:05 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s president authorized security forces on Friday to shoot to kill those participating in unrest, opening the door for a dramatic escalation in a crackdown on anti-government protests that have turned violent.
The Central Asian nation this week experienced its worst street protests since gaining independence ...
Dilemma: A Pandemic of Unvaccinated
2022-01-05 02:03:39 UTC
<p>The United States reported more than 1 million new COVID-19 cases on Monday setting a global record, according to data from John Hopkins University.</p><p>The country saw a daily rise of 1,080,211 in infections after the long New Year's weekend.</p><p>While the number of infections tends to be higher on Mondays due to delays in ...
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 faster than delta and is more able to evade...
Harry Reid, Former US Senate Majority Leader, Dies at 82
2021-12-29 03:13:40 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died. He was 82.
Reid died Tuesday, “peacefully” and surrounded by friends “following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer,” Landra Reid said of her husband in a statement.
“Harry was a devout ...
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...