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EXPLAINER: How real are Putin's nuclear threats in Ukraine?

Sep. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. While the West dismisses that as a scare tactic, a top Putin lieutenant upped the ante by...

Today in History: September 24, "60 Minutes" premieres

Sep. 24, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2022. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News,...

UN chief: Libya's rivals must keep peace and hold elections

Sep. 14, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief urged Libya’s political rivals on Wednesday to preserve peace “at all costs” and quickly agree on legal changes so elections can take place because there is a question of government “legitimacy that now becomes extremely difficult to...

Ex-chancellor Merkel's memoirs to be published in 2024

Sep. 08, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, who served as chancellor of Germany for 16 years, will release her political memoirs in 2024. Her publisher announced Thursday that the former chancellor, who is co-authoring the book with her longtime adviser Beate Baumann, will provide an exclusive,...

Gorbachev remembered fondly in Germany for enabling unity

Sep. 01, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachev was enduringly popular in Germany for enabling the country's reunification after four decades of post-World War II division — and setting the scene for the peaceful collapse of communism that made it possible. Even 25 years after the fall of the...

Gorbachev mourned as rare world leader but some still bitter

Aug. 31, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union and for many the man who restored democracy to then-communist-ruled European nations, was saluted Wednesday as a rare leader who changed the world and for a time brought hope for peace among the superpowers. But...

Top German court rejects appeals in far-right killing

Aug. 25, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top court on Thursday dismissed appeals in the killing of a regional politician who had advocated helping refugees, confirming the life sentence handed to a far-right extremist convicted of carrying out the execution-style slaying that shocked the country. ...

Germany's Scholz in Canada to diversify energy supply

Aug. 22, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — German leader Olaf Scholz said Monday he's working as fast as he can to reduce Germany's dependence on Russia for energy, but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a business case would be needed to send gas from Canada to Europe. Scholz, who took over from...

Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

Jul. 31, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., stood with Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential...

Germany argues over nuclear shutdown amid gas supply worries

Jul. 31, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Rising concern over the impact of a potential Russian gas cutoff is fueling the debate in Germany over whether the country should switch off its last three nuclear power plants as planned at the end of this year. The door to some kind of extension appeared to open a...