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  • US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert For Europe
    Us_puts_8_500_troops_on_heightened_alert_for_europe_ 2022-01-24 23:53:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S. sol...

  • Europe Considers Managing Pandemic with Different Parameters
    Europe_considers_whether_to_manage_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 draco...

  • Trump Used “Fraudulent" Claims to Get Loans, Tax Benefits
    Trump_used_%e2%80%9cfraudulent%22_claims_to_get_loans__tax_benefits 2022-01-19 22:22:55 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general says her investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” valuations of its golf clubs, skyscrapers and other property to get loans and tax benefits. In a court filing late Tuesday, ...

  • Germany Is Raising Pressure on Russia Over Its Threat to Ukraine
    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...

  • At Least 164 People Dead in Kazakhstan Protests
    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 res...

  • Kazakhstan’s President Orders Forces to Kill Protesters
    Kazakhstan%e2%80%99s_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 str...

  • Dilemma: A Pandemic of Unvaccinated
    Dilemma-_a_pandemic_of_the_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&#39;s weekend.</p><p>While the number of infections tends t...

  • Covid Antibody Drugs Unlikely to Work Against Omicron
    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 antibo...

  • European Nations to Reimpose Tougher Measures to Curb Omicron
    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 Ne...

  • Iran Appears To Be Preparing For A Space Launch
    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 up...

  • US Expands COVID Boosters to Age 16
    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 ca...

  • Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
    Germany_warns_russia_will_pay_a_high_price_if_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 wi...

  • California Will Be a Sanctuary for Women if Supreme Court Supports Abortion Ban
    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,...

  • YEAR IN REVIEW - AP'S TOP PHOTOS OF 2021
    A_couple_kiss 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...

  • Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions in Germany
    Unvaccinated_people_to_face_tighter_requirements_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 coronavir...

  • Another Step Backwards for Women: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Reversing Abortion Rights
    Another_step_backwards_for_women-_u.s._supreme_court_considers_to_reverse_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...

  • WHO: Global Risk of Omicron Variant Is “Very High”
    Who-_global_risk_of_omicron_variant_is_%e2%80%9cvery_high%e2%80%9d 2021-11-29 21:58:59 UTC
    <p>GENEVA (AP) &mdash; The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is &ldquo;very high&rdquo; based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with &ldquo;severe consequences.&rdquo;</p><p>The assessment from the U.N. h...

  • New Version of Coronavirus Spread to More Countries
    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 ...

  • India Plans to Pass New Bill to Ban "Private Cryptocurrencies"
    India_plans_new_bill_to_ban_%22private_cryptocurrencies%22 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 &ndash; India plans to introduce, evaluate and enforce a b...

  • FBI Boss Hid Key Evidence in Malcolm X Assassination
    Fbi_boss_hid_key_evidence_in_malcolm_x_assassination_trial 2021-11-19 01:24:58 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; 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&rsquo;s death.</p><p>Manhattan judge Ellen Biben dismissed the convictions of Mu...

  • Denmark to Wear “Human Rights Messages” at Qatar's World Cup
    Denmark_to_wear_training_clothes_with_%e2%80%9chuman_rights_messages%e2%80%9d_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...

  • Portugal's Hopes for 2022 World Cup Took a Big Blow
    Portugal's_hopes_for_2022_world_cup_took_a_big_blow 2021-11-14 22:43:44 UTC
    <p>Cristiano Ronaldo&#39;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 g...

  • Bayern Munich: For Money, We'll Wash Anything Clean
    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 abus...

  • Obama Touts Climate Commitments: "We Can't Afford Hopelessness"
    Obama_touts_climate_commitments-_%22we_can't_afford_hopelessness%22 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 o...

  • Democrats Wrestle Over Infrastructure, Social Bills
    Democrats_wrestle_over_infrastructure__social_bills_-_pelosi 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 ...