Democrats to Control House, Senate for First Time in 10 Years
2021-01-07 18:33:27 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s pro...
Pro-Trump Mob Breaches U.S. Capitol, One Dead
2021-01-07 02:11:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where are they?” a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors.
They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers, and seeing the fruits of ...
Georgia Runoff: Black Voters Carry Democrats to Victory
2021-01-06 08:34:16 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach.
A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King ...
Georgia US Senate Runoffs: Democrats Are Clear Favorites
2021-01-06 08:34:04 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda.
Boris Johnson's Father Applies for French Citizenship: I Will Always Be European
2021-01-02 21:42:41 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with the European Union after Brexit.
Stanley Johnson, a former member of the European Parliament who voted Remain in Britain’s 201...
UK Parliament Approves Boris Johnson’s Post-Brexit Trade Deal
2020-12-30 19:25:29 UTC
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -British lawmakers approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Wednesday, as both sides looked to begin a new chapter of relations just days before their divorce becomes a reality.
Britain and the European Union signed the...
European Union Governments Approve Brexit Trade Deal
2020-12-30 19:21:45 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments approved on Tuesday a trade deal regulating relations between the 27-nation bloc and Britain, paving the way for its provisional application from Jan 1, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
The deal, which preserves Britain’s zero-tariff and ...
New COVID-19 Variant Has Been Discovered in US
2020-12-30 03:11:50 UTC
DENVER (AP) — The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that’s been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday, adding urgency to efforts to vaccinate Americans.
The variant was found in a man in his 20s who is in isolation southe...
Russia Issues Navalny an Ultimatum: Fly Back From Germany or Be Jailed
2020-12-29 02:46:47 UTC
<p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s prison service on Monday gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a last minute ultimatum: Fly back from Germany at once and report at a Moscow office early on Tuesday morning, or be jailed if you return after that deadline.</p><p>Navalny, one of President Vladimir ...
EU: Doctors, Nurses, Elderly Rolled Up Their Sleeves to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
2020-12-27 21:41:01 UTC
ROME (AP) — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care crisis in a century.
Weeks after the U.S....
Studies: Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin Could Prevent and Treat COVID-19
2020-12-28 19:25:25 UTC
Should you have your vitamin D levels checked? Is taking a supplement enough to protect yourself, or at least to lower your chance of getting COVID-19? Studies reveals nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels. Based on studies, it’s reasonab...
Deal Reached on EU-UK Trade Relationship
2020-12-26 20:54:26 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a tentative free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos on New Year’s and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.
The deal, reached after nine tough months o...
A New Social Media Platform With Incredible Features
2021-01-10 19:02:05 UTC
<p><a href="https://glogat.com/signup" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Glogat is a free social media platform</strong></a> that not only offers a way to stay connected globally, but also provides a number of useful features, such as blogging, video calls, livestreaming and secti...
Extended EU, UK Talks Leave a Post-Brexit Deal in Limbo
2020-12-18 02:33:14 UTC
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a pessimistic tone in trade talks on Thursday, with a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it was “very likely” there would be no agreement unless the bloc changed its position “substantially”.
Just over two weeks ...
Brexit: Facebook to Move UK's User Data to California
2020-12-16 06:47:29 UTC
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook’s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe’s privacy laws.</p><p>The ch...
Donald Trump Ousts US Attorney General William Barr
2020-12-15 00:11:44 UTC
U.S. President Trump says William Barr is out as attorney general.
Attorney General William Barr resigned on Monday, ending a tenure in which the President Donald Trump loyalist carried the administration's "law and order" message but ultimately dealt the most credible blow to Trump's unfound...
Joe Biden Clinches Electoral College Victory with 306 Votes
2020-12-15 00:13:30 UTC
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - State by state, the U.S. Electoral College convened on Monday to formally confirm Democrat Joe Biden’s victory as the next U.S. president and effectively end President Donald Trump’s long-shot attempt to overturn the election results.
Members of the Electoral College...
US Imposes Sanctions on Turkey over Russian S-400 Air Defence Missile Systems
2020-12-14 20:48:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday imposed sanctions on its NATO ally Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system, in a striking move against a longtime partner that sets the stage for further confrontation between the two nations as President-elect Joe Biden prepar...
The Best Movies Coming Out In December 2020
2020-12-14 20:26:43 UTC
Nicholas Barber picks 12 of the best films coming out next month, including a new Pixar animation, the Wonder Woman sequel and Chadwick Boseman's last film.
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The Worst Depictions of Paris in Film and TV
2020-12-14 02:21:15 UTC
— By Addison Nugent
Netflix’s Emily in Paris is the latest work to portray the French capital as a postcard-pretty playground for an American. Where do these fantasies come from, asks Addison Nugent.
“The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American,” F Scott ...
Hollywood's Long History of Misrepresentation of Irish
2020-12-18 02:50:45 UTC
Wild Mountain Thyme and cinema's ridiculous Emerald Isle fantasies. Why Hollywood gets the Irish so wrong? Most stories told about Ireland are not for the Irish who live in Ireland, so 'Irishness' in Hollywood only serves the needs of those who will pay to see it. You're not obliged to. Unless yo...
Supreme Court Rejects Trump/ GOP's Bid to Overturn Biden’s Victory
2020-12-12 00:23:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court.
The court’s order was its second th...
EU Wants to Be a leader in Fight Against Global Warming
2020-12-12 20:22:17 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend.
Following night-long dis...
First Shot: UK Starts COVID-19 Vaccination
2020-12-08 07:22:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — U.K. health authorities began rolling out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval.
The first shot came early in the morning at o...
Millions of Hungry Americans Turn to Food Banks For 1st Time
2020-12-08 00:37:47 UTC
<p>The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation’s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck.</p><p>The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills ...