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.
Accountant: Trump Financial Statements Are Not Reliable
2022-02-15 04:19:24 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The accounting firm that prepared former President Donald Trump’s annual financial statements says the documents, used to secure lucrative loans and burnish Trump’s image as a wealthy businessman, “should no longer be relied upon” after New York’s attorney general said they regularly misstated the value of assets.
Giant Slalom: Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Disqualified
2022-02-07 03:53:11 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin’s first trip down the race hill at the Beijing Games lasted just five turns and mere seconds Monday, ending in a disqualification from the opening leg of the giant slalom that she called “a huge disappointment.”
The seventh racer on a course known as The Ice River at the...
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, ...
Winter Olympics to Open Under Unprecedented Conditions
2022-02-04 16:25:38 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — China, which used its first Olympics to amplify its international aspirations, invited the world back Friday — sort of — for the pandemic era’s second Games, this time as an emboldened and more powerful nation whose government’s authoritarian turn provoked some countries’ leaders into staying home.
Chinese President X...
Canada Shines in 2-0 Win at US in World Cup Qualifying
2022-01-31 01:26:55 UTC
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Canada established itself as the dominant nation in soccer’s North and Central American and Caribbean region, taking a big step toward reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1986 with a 2-0 victory on Sunday over the United States.
Cyle Larin scored in the seventh minute and Sam Adekugbe added a goa...
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...
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. solidarity with allies there.
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...
Trump Used “Fraudulent" 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, lawyers for Attorney General Letitia Jam...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...