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Today's Headlines: The forecast is not good for 2021-12-03 08:00:53The already dwindling snowpack across California and the Western U.S. could shrink dramatically — or in some cases disappear — before the

Michigan school shooting suspect was sent to office 2021-12-03 06:46:31A Michigan schools chief says no discipline was necessary for a teen who was summoned to the office before he allegedly shot four students to death.

One out of every 100 people in Germany 2021-12-03 06:12:58Germany’s health minister calls on the unvaccinated to get their COVID-19 shots, saying that more than 1% of the population has the coronavirus.

As warnings fly between U.S. and Russia, how 2021-12-03 05:00:28So far, tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine have been restricted to a war of words, but could it flare into something more dangerous?

Mostly white jury nearly set in trial of 2021-12-03 04:30:11Kim Potter, who is white, is charged with manslaughter in the shooting of Wright, a Black motorist, following a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb.

60 Michigan schools close amid 'tidal wave' of 2021-12-02 21:47:18Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the authorities "anticipated a flood of false threats," which are straining resources. The FBI and the

U.S. warns Russia as Kremlin talks about war 2021-12-02 11:16:41Secretary of State Blinken warns Russia's foreign minister against invasion in Ukraine. Kremlin says West is 'playing with fire' in comments on NAT

U.S. will resume policy for asylum seekers to 2021-12-02 11:07:48The "Remain in Mexico" policy is revived under a court order even as the Biden administration maneuvers to end it.

Latinx Files: The NFL needs to make the 2021-12-02 11:00:57If the NFL wants to increase Latinx viewers, give us the Cowboys and Raiders every Thanksgiving.

Norway reports at least 50 Omicron cases linked 2021-12-02 09:32:34Authorities in Norway say at least 50 people in Oslo have been infected with the Omicron variant. The cases are linked to a company Christmas party.

Omicron and Delta variants together spell the return 2021-12-02 08:56:44Governments worldwide are weighing new measures for constituents tired of coronavirus restrictions even as a possibly more contagious variant appears.

Today's Headlines: With Supreme Court abortion ruling, Roe 2021-12-02 08:00:36The Supreme Court’s conservatives sounded ready to severely restrict a woman’s right to choose abortion and possibly overturn Roe vs. Wade

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Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was 2021-12-02 09:05:08The U.S., U.K., and other nations have revived travel restrictions just as demand was recovering.

WTO chief 'very concerned' about the unequal distribution 2021-12-02 08:45:51Richer nations have hoarded the highest number of Covid shots, while many low-income nations have struggled to get their hands on the much-needed vacc

OPEC+ set to decide oil output policy amid 2021-12-02 07:51:40OPEC+ will convene to determine whether to stick with its plan to release more oil into the market or to restrain supply amid fears over the omicron v

This map shows where the Covid omicron variant 2021-12-02 07:47:09From the U.S. to Germany and Saudi Arabia to Australia, the omicron Covid-19 variant has spread to dozens of countries globally.

Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Credit Suisse and UBS fined 2021-12-02 06:40:32The European Commission probe found that traders occasionally coordinated trading plans via a chatroom called Sterling Lads.

OPEC to decide on oil output policy as 2021-12-02 05:45:27There is little sign OPEC+ intends to change course from its current output plan of a monthly hike of 400,000 barrels per day.

ECB faces calls to be clearer on inflation 2021-12-02 01:35:38Fed's Powell tweaked his tone about inflation. Now, economists in Europe say the European Central Bank needs to do the same.

WHO says omicron has been found in 23 2021-12-01 15:17:44The World Health Organization said 23 countries across the world have reported cases of the highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant. 

Supply chain chaos to persist through to next 2021-12-01 09:20:14Supply chain chaos will likely persist through to the middle of next year, according to Jim Snabe, chairman of German conglomerate Siemens.

IEA says renewable power installations are set for 2021-12-01 05:10:27IEA executive director Fatih Birol says "a new global energy economy is emerging."

Greece imposes monthly fines of 100 euros on 2021-12-01 05:10:20Failure to get a first dose of a coronavirus shot by Jan. 16 for anyone aged 60 or over will result in a monthly fine of 100 euros ($114).

Facebook owner Meta told to sell Giphy as 2021-11-30 10:15:21Meta, Facebook's parent, has been told by the U.K.'s competition watchdog that it must sell GIF-sharing platform Giphy.

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Can Europe Compete With China's Belt and Road 2021-12-02 16:38:11The European Union this week launched a $340 billion "Global Gateway" fund to boost global infrastructure, which analysts say is aimed at rivaling C

Two South Sudanese Migrants Rescued at Sea Tell 2021-12-02 15:26:00The tale of two South Sudanese brothers recently rescued in the Mediterranean Sea is a common one among the many African migrants seeking better lives

US, EU, UK and Canada Announce New Belarus 2021-12-02 13:53:48The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada have announced a new round of sanctions against Belarus officials and entities, c

Germany to Tighten COVID-19 Restrictions on Unvaccinated 2021-12-02 11:28:05Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her likely successor, current Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Thursday announced new restrictions on the na

UK Court Backs Meghan in Dispute over Privacy 2021-12-02 10:51:11The Duchess of Sussex on Thursday won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper publisher over its publication

Belarus Targets Journalists, Activists with Mass Raids 2021-12-02 10:20:16Authorities in Belarus raided the homes of dozens of journalists and activists Wednesday, according to a human rights group, in what appeared to be th

Blinken Warns Russia of ‘Serious Consequences’ if Russia 2021-12-02 10:02:13U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned his Russian counterpart Thursday of “serious consequences” if Russia invaded neighboring Ukr

Blinken Warns Russia Invasion of Ukraine Will Have 2021-12-02 09:56:00U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russia Wednesday that any military action against Ukraine will have severe consequences. He plans to mee

Bear Shooting Highlights European Dispute Over Rewilding 2021-12-02 09:29:06A hunter is under investigation in France for shooting dead a brown bear in a case that has highlighted tensions over the reintroduction of these anim

Migrants Rescued on the Mediterranean Express Relief, Hope 2021-12-02 09:25:00Migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to Europe make a dangerous journey in overloaded and flimsy boats. Nearly 1,600 have died this yea

Paris Archbishop Who Had 'Ambiguous' Relationship Resigns 2021-12-02 08:44:27Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Paris after he admitted to an "ambiguous" relationship with a woman in 2012. Paris

US Calls on Russia to Cool Tensions with 2021-12-02 05:24:47A top U.S. defense official says Washington will not be alone if it needs to take action in response to Russia’s massive troop buildup along its

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UAE signs ‘historic’ deal to buy 80 French-made 2021-12-02 23:51:14The United Arab Emirates has signed a deal for 80 French-made Rafale fighter jets, the biggest international order ever made for the warplanes, offici

Between pomp and punk: German military bids Angela 2021-12-02 18:45:53With a hit by the “godmother of punk” Nina Hagen, Germany’s military saluted a visibly moved Angela Merkel during a ceremonial farew

France rejects British idea of joint border controls 2021-12-02 15:32:02French Prime Minister Jean Castex told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the UK held "a large part of the solution" to the Channel migrant

Russia military build-up near Ukraine: Kremlin says probability 2021-12-02 10:01:34The Kremlin said on Thursday that the probability of a new conflict in eastern Ukraine remained high and that Moscow was concerned by "aggressive" r

French conservatives choose final two in presidential nomination 2021-12-02 09:18:54France’s conservative Les Républicains (LR) whittled down its five presidential candidates to two on Thursday in the first round of

Pope Francis accepts Paris archbishop’s resignation over ‘ambiguous’ 2021-12-02 08:53:09Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Paris after he admitted to an “ambiguous” relationship with a woman in 2012

Blinken urges Russia to ‘de-escalate’ on border as 2021-12-02 05:54:05US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday urged Russia to "de-escalate" a military buildup on its border with Ukraine, reiterating his threat

France’s right-wing Les Républicains hold first round of 2021-12-01 23:55:06Members of France’s main right-wing Republicans party began voting on Wednesday to choose their candidate for next year’s election, with t

EU Commission chief urges countries to consider mandatory 2021-12-01 21:35:02European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday it was time to “think about mandatory vaccination” as the fast-spreadin