Pressure on UEFA to Strip Russia of Champions League Final
2022-02-23 20:43:26 UTC
Pressure is building on Europe’s top soccer body, the UEFA, to renege on a deal with St. Petersburg to host the Champions League final in May in light of Russia’s slow-motion invasion of eastern Ukraine.
An estimated 400 million people tune in to watch the annual pinnacle of club competition in Europe, a good four times the number o...
Putin Orders Forces to Enter Eastern Ukraine
2022-02-21 22:59:15 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered forces Monday to “maintain peace” in separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, hours after the Kremlin recognized the area’s independence. The announcement raised fears that an invasion was imminent, if not already underway.
The Kremlin decree, spelled out in an order signed by Put...
US, EU Announce Sanctions on Russia, Targeting Separatists in Ukraine
2022-02-21 23:09:25 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering forces to maintain peace in eastern Ukraine. But it is not immediately clear whether or when troops would enter the country.
The announcement follows a day of fast-moving developments in which Putin announced the recognition of separatist regions in Ukraine....
List of Putin's Crimes Is Long
2022-02-20 21:12:27 UTC
Russia’s criminal behavior in Ukraine is just the latest in a long string of crimes perpetrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia says that it has concerns about its security, but that's clearly a lie. What Putin wants is to control Ukraine, to be able to decide its future path and to be able to dictate from Moscow what leade...
Russia Will Lose Its Future The Day it Invades Ukraine
2022-02-20 21:15:39 UTC
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia extended military drills near Ukraine’s northern borders Sunday amid increased fears that two days of sustained shelling along the contact line between soldiers and Russa-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine could spark an invasion. Ukraine’s president appealed for a cease-fire.
Putin Announces Partial Withdrawal of Troops From Ukraine Border
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.
Culture of Sexual Abuse in US Women’s Prison, 'The Rape Club'
2022-02-07 03:36:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside one of the only federal women’s prisons in the United States, inmates say they have been subjected to rampant sexual abuse by correctional officers and even the warden, and were often threatened or punished when they tried to speak up.
Prisoners and workers at the federal correctional institution in Dublin, ...
A Look at Australia's Chances of Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup
2022-02-04 16:14:24 UTC
<p>In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Graham Arnold's side drew 2-2 against Oman.</p><p>Australia led twice throughout the match — first through a 15th-minute penalty scored by Jamie Maclaren, then thanks to a strike from midfielder Aaron Mooy in the 79th minute — but the goals were cancelled out by Oman'...
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...
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...
Learn More About the History of Algebra
2022-01-19 17:56:24 UTC
“History of Mathematics” is a fascinating starting point for anyone interested in learning about the origins of the mathematical concepts that so many of us use every day but often take for granted.
Around 1900 B.C., a student in the Sumerian/ Persian city of Nippur, copied a multiplication table onto a clay tablet. Some 4,000 years...
Jim Crow Filibuster, History Will Not Remember Them Kindly
2022-01-18 17:14:47 UTC
Martin Luther King III, the son of the late civil rights leader, compared Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin to the white moderate his father wrote about during the civil rights battles of the 1950s and 1960s — a person who declared support for the goals of Black voting rights but not the direct actions or demonstrations that ultimately le...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Noma in Copenhagen has been named the best restaurant in the world for 2021
2021-10-23 23:51:28 UTC
For the fifth time, Noma in Copenhagen has been named the best restaurant in the world for 2021
Danish restaurants performed well this year in the World's 50 Best Restaurants, as Geranium (also in Copenhagen) finished in second.
René Redzepi's Noma previously topped the ranking in 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010. This year's win ties i...
California Woman Finds More Than 90 Rattlesnakes Under Her Home
2021-10-17 05:32:37 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate.
Wolf, director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, said he ...
The End of the Angela Merkel Era - German Election 2021
2021-09-26 17:11:16 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of the world's most powerful leader. She was called "the leader of the free world" as authoritarian populists were on the march in Europe and the United States. But, after deciding to give up office, she will soon leave her leading position in Germany and in the world.
German Federal Election 2021: In The Shadow of Angela Merkel
2021-09-27 05:12:45 UTC
<h2><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719">GERMAN FEDERAL ELECTION 2021 </a></h2><h2><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719">Results:</a></h2><h3><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719">Distribution of votes</a></h3><h3><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/opinions/20719"...