Politics

  • US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
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    2021-04-24 18:33:40 UTC

    The systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear of alienating ally Turkey. Turkey rea...
  • EU: 150,000 Russian Troops Amass Near Ukraine’s Borders
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    2021-04-19 19:20:40 UTC

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief has estimated that more than 150,000 Russian troops have already amassed for the biggest military buildup ever near Ukraine’s borders and that it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation. Josep Borrell also said Monday that the condition of imprisoned Russian oppo...
  • Harry and William Won’t Walk Side-By-Side As They Follow Their Grandfather’s Coffin Into Church
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    2021-04-15 17:12:06 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince William and Prince Harry won&rsquo;t walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather&rsquo;s coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip&rsquo;s funeral, minimizing the chances of any awkward moments between the brothers who are grappling with strained relations since Harry&rsquo;s decision t...
  • Key Witness: Netanyahu Forces Media to Flatter His Family, Smear His Opponents
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    2021-04-05 22:28:42 UTC

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as Netanyahu’s chances of securing another term in office following last month...
  • Myanmar Military Opens Fire on Funeral
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    2021-03-29 00:06:06 UTC

    <p>YANGON, Myanmar (AP) &mdash; Myanmar security forces opened fire Sunday on a crowd attending the funeral of student who was killed on the bloodiest day yet of a crackdown on protests against last month&rsquo;s coup, local media reported.</p><p>The escalating violence &mdash; which took the lives of at least 114 people Saturday, incl...
  • Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
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    2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused. At his first official White House news conference, Biden said he w...
  • Brazil Continues To Set Records For COVID-19: 100,158 New Cases Within 24 Hours
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    2021-03-26 01:44:26 UTC

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro. The record caseload, along with 2,777 more COVID-19 deaths, comes a day aft...
  • Gun Violence Plagues America
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    2021-03-26 02:02:23 UTC

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene, authorities said. Police arrested a suspect, but didn’t reveal his name or any details about the shooting at an evening news conference where Boulder police Chief Maris Herold foug...
  • Chicago Plans to Pay Black Residents Reparations
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    2021-03-22 00:08:19 UTC

    EVANSTON, Ill. (Reuters) - Decades ago, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Cordelia Clark ran a restaurant out of her kitchen and parked cabs for her taxi company in her backyard because Black residents were effectively barred from owning or renting storefronts in town. Now Evanston is poised to become the first U.S. city to offer r...
  • Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
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    2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chance. With questions swirling about how ...
  • Both Chambers of US Congress Approve $1.9T Relief Bill
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    2021-03-11 01:59:50 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a major triumph on legislation marshaling the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation. The House gave final con...
  • Trump's Money Man at Center of Criminal Probe
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    2021-03-07 22:17:03 UTC

    (Reuters) - When lawyers asked Donald Trump more than a decade ago to identify who estimated values on some of his signature properties, he shrugged and pointed to his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg. “I think ultimately probably Mr. Weisselberg,” he said, testifying in 2007 in a defamation lawsuit he brought against a journa...
  • UK's Johnson Wants to Host Euro 2020, WM 2030
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    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 keen to bring football home in 2030. I do...
  • After Losing US Election, Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote
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    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 Georgia’s presidential election and two U.S...
  • Here Is Why Rush Limbaugh Was Most Important Individual Media Figure in U.S.
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    2021-02-18 16:51:22 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — You didn’t have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did. Conservative talk radio wasn’t a genre before him. Without Limbaugh, it’s hard to imagine a Fox News Channel, or a President Donald Trump, or a media landscape defined by shouters of all stripes that both reflect and influence a st...
  • Decades Of Hate: Limbaugh Dead
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    2021-02-18 16:39:51 UTC

    Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was 70. Limbaugh said a year ago that h...
  • COVID-19: How Political Leaders Functioned as Superspreaders
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    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 took leading role</h2><p><br></p><p>BRUSS...
  • Biden: This Sad Chapter In Our History Has Reminded Us That Democracy Is Fragile
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    2021-02-14 06:57:56 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challenges ahead as the president and his party...
  • US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
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    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 president incited the deadly Capitol insurrectio...
  • UK Court: Nigerians Sue Shell After Years of Oil Spills in Niger Delta
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    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-domiciled Shell, one of the world’s biggest ...
  • Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
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    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 wrap up their opening arguments for why...
  • Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
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    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 elections in Iran in June. If a hardline ...
  • Biden Suspends Trump's Asylum Agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
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    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 Antony Blinken said the United States had “s...
  • Biden: Erratic Trump Should Not Receive Classified Intel
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    2021-02-06 06:51:58 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump’s “erratic behavior” should prevent him from receiving classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents. Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump continued to receive the briefings, Biden said...
  • US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
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    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 rights. “The war has created a humanit...