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 allegedly aggressive designs.
It’s unclear ...
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...
3 White Men Found Guilty Of Ahmaud Arbery's Murder
2021-11-25 02:18:46 UTC
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the killing of <a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/news/19217"><strong>Ahmaud Arbery</strong></a>, the Black man who was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when the white strangers chased him, trapped him on a quiet street and blasted him ...
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 ...
Biden Urges Democrats To Finish The Job
2021-11-04 00:54:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Joe Biden said Wednesday the Democrats’ setbacks in Tuesday’s elections underscore that the party needs to “produce for the American people,” but he pushed back against the notion that the off-year election results were a repudiation of his presidency.
Biden suggested that his inability to get Congress...
Questions and Answers | When Baldwin Pulled Trigger
2021-10-23 23:44:13 UTC
SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours after some workers walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues.
An assistant director, Dave Halls, grabbed a prop gun off a car...
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 business, they watched a two-minute video ...
Trump Supporter Tells Joe Manchin 'Stay Tough Buddy'
2021-10-22 06:09:54 UTC
Washington, D.C. – Republicans and their donors are rallying around Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona, who effectively blocking the U.S. President Joe Biden's agenda and are in a fierce battle with democratic party.
Crimes Against Humanity: Brazil Senate Calls for Charging Bolsonaro
2021-10-22 05:06:43 UTC
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian senators met into Tuesday night discussing a report that will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges for allegedly bungling the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushing the country’s death toll to second-highest in the world.
The latest draft of the report arising f...
Facebook Targets Europe For Hiring Drive
2021-10-18 16:30:01 UTC
Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise concerns about privacy and the social platform gaining more control over people’s online lives.
The company said in a blog post Sunday that those h...