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...
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...
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.”
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...
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.
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...
Man Armed With Bow, Arrows Kills 5 Shoppers in Norway
2021-10-14 06:46:00 UTC
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man armed with a bow fired arrows at shoppers in a small Norwegian town Wednesday, killing five people before he was arrested, authorities said.
The police chief in the community of Kongsberg, near the capital of Oslo, said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not el...
Captain Kirk, at 90, Will Finally Travel to Space
2021-10-12 07:08:56 UTC
<p>“Risk is our business,” James T. Kirk once said. “That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her.”</p><p>More than a half-century later, the performer who breathed life into the fabled Enterprise captain is, at age 90, making that kind of risk his own business and headin...
Social Democrats, Greens Win German Federal Election
2021-09-27 16:37:08 UTC
BERLIN — The German Social Democrats SPD are ahead of the Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc by almost 2%, according preliminary election results.
In such a tight race, the possibilities for a coalition are still unclear. The election will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power, exit polls showed....
Dressing For Your Unique Body Shape - Complete Guide
2021-09-29 21:45:36 UTC
Parties are often preceded by fun questions, like what to give? Who to bring? When to arrive? And, crucially, what to wear? Most of us don't just happen to have a floor-length silk gown or a tailcoat hanging around in our closet, waiting for the day our Met Gala invite finally arrives. But would that even be the right kind of thing to ...
California Voters Want Gov. Newsom to Stay in Office
2021-09-15 03:49:54 UTC
<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threat...
Barbaric Slaughter: 1,500 Dolphins Tortured to Death by Faroe Islands People
2021-09-14 23:31:39 UTC
Tradition or torture? Over the weekend, 1428 dolphins were slaughtered in the Faroe Islands.
The deaths came as part of the latest ‘grindadráp’ hunt — a Faroese tradition of dolphin drive hunting in which dolphins are herded towards land by motorboats, before then being killed by whalers on the shore.
Marine conservationists Sea ...
AG Merrick Garland Attempts to ‘Protect’ Abortion Seekers in Texas
2021-09-06 23:18:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department would “protect those seeking to o...
Reuters: Google Shuts Down Afghan Government Accounts
2021-09-04 05:30:49 UTC
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners.
In the weeks since the Taliban's swift takeover of Afghanis...
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"...
EU Tightens Travel Restrictions on US, Dropped From Safe List
2021-08-30 17:12:26 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there.
The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advice that it gave in June, when the bloc r...