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FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ROYAL WEDDING HERE Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Kensington Palace has announced. By tradition, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and the vacant title Duke of Sussex has always been regarded as the most likely choice for the Prince. The only previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither of his marriages was approved by his father, George III, meaning they were considered unlawful. It means that Ms Markle is the first woman entitled to use the title HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Ms Markle's full name is Rachel Meghan Markle, but she was named as Meghan...
Excited crowds have gathered in Windsor but 1,200 lucky members of the public were invited to the grounds of the Castle itself
Serena Williams looked simply stunning as she arrived at the royal wedding of
America must cut off support to most rebel combatants in Syria and work with-perhaps even directly in support of-Assad and his foreign allies. Two unpleasant propositions about the lengthy civil war in Syria have been substantially absent from current policy discussions. The first acknowledges that the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad have pretty much won the war.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protest (all times local):
JERUSALEM (AP) - The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem attracted more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, two billionaire GOP fundraisers and the president's eldest daughter, putting on a display of political muscle and Republican unity rare for the Trump era.
You'd think logic trumps all ― except when it comes to Donald Trump.
Ernest Medina, a US Army captain accused but acquitted of responsibility in the infamous My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, has died in Wisconsin at the age of 81. The 1968 mass killings of hundreds of unarmed civilians -- many of them women, children and elderly -- in the Vietnamese village of My Lai is known as one of the darkest chapters of US military history. Medina, who was in charge of the army infantry company that carried out the massacre, was tried by military court-martial but acquitted of responsibility.
Kidder died at her Montana home on Sunday, TMZ reported. Her cause of death is not known.
When Dean Stott, a friend of Prince Harry, embarked on a challenge to cycle the length of South and North America, he set himself 110 days to do it. That was, until he received a wedding invitation in the post. Instead, Stott this weekend crossed the finish line of his gruelling 13,670 mile trek in Alaska, breaking the world record by 18 days and allowing him to get home to watch Prince Harry get married. The amateur cyclist travelled the Pan American Highway from Argentina to Alaska under his own steam in 99 Days, 12 hours and 56 minutes, far surpassing his own planned record thanks to a combination of fortunate weather conditions, increased fitness and some Royal inspiration. Speaking...
Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon. Amazon and organized labor don't often find common cause, but an unorthodox attempt at taxing big business has given them just that in Seattle. Staring down the housing crisis facing America's prosperous cities, some Seattle leaders hope to charge large employers for every employee working in the city.
Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday that an anti-fake news law brought by the previous administration will be given "proper" definition, making it clear to the media and the public what is fake. "Even though we support freedom of press and freedom of speech, there are limits," Mahathir said in a live telecast on state TV. Abolishing the anti-fake news law was one of the Mahathir's campaign promises, but his latest comments point to a re-defining of the controversial law, rather than removing it altogether.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Protesters opposed to President Daniel Ortega's government clashed with riot police and Sandinista Youth groups in cities across Nicaragua Saturday, with demonstrators burning tires and setting up barricades in violence that left two people dead and dozens injured.
Cate Blanchett led female stars in an unprecedented red-carpet protest at the Cannes Film Festival last night to demand equal pay and an end to sexual harassment. Salma Hayek and Kristen Stewart were also among 82 actresses, female producers and directors who marched arm in arm to demand equality and "a safe workplace" seven months after the fall of Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of rape and sexual harassment. The protest highlighted that only 82 films directed by women have been selected for the festival's prestigious Palme d'Or competition in its 71-year history, compared with 1,645 directed by men. Blanchett, who is presiding the jury this year awarding the coveted Palme...
North Korea can look forward to "a future brimming with peace and prosperity" if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Friday ahead of a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. "If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearise, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends," Mr Pompeo told a news conference after talks with his South Korean counterpart in Washington. "If Chairman Kim chooses the right path, there is a future brimming with peace and prosperity for the North Korean people," he said,...
The villa and its stable were buried after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
Plus, you have to fork over $700k as a down payment.
The United States moves its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem next week in defiance of the Palestinians and most of the world, likely further heightening tensions at a time of tumult in the region. US President Donald Trump is set to make good on his pledge in December when he broke with decades of precedent and recognised the disputed city as Israel's capital to global outcry. The embassy inauguration due to take place Monday caps his decision but comes at a particularly fevered time, after weeks of deadly protests and clashes along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel.
WASHINGTON ― The White House is preparing to send Congress a roughly $15
Spoilers ahead for "Avengers: Infinity War."
In my clinical experience, many folks follow a gluten-free diet because they believe eating wheat (and the gluten it contains) is unhealthy, but feel fine if they "slip up." Many others avoid gluten because they genuinely feel better when following a gluten-free diet -- even though they do not have celiac disease, an autoimmune condition for which a strict gluten-free diet is the only treatment. If you can relate to the latter group, you may be surprised to learn that the reasons why you feel better when avoiding foods with gluten may have nothing to do with the gluten itself. You actually have irritable bowel syndrome.
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Right after Republicans in the U.S. Senate passed their income tax overhaul in December, delivering tax cuts to businesses and most American taxpayers, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was buoyant. Surrounded by jubilant fellow Republicans, he told reporters, "If we can't sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work." Four months later, McConnell's attempt at levity could prove prophetic. The most vulnerable Republican incumbents in the tightest congressional races in the November elections are talking less and less about the tax cuts on Twitter and Facebook, on their campaign and congressional websites and...
President Donald Trump on Monday urged voters in West Virginia to reject
Carnival Cruise Line is apologizing after a mechanical issue on one of its ships resulted in flooded cabins. Dramatic cell phone video shows water pouring into a hallway and passenger rooms after a water line broke last Thursday. Don Dahler reports.
Don Blankenship has targeted Mitch McConnell while his opponents target each other. After the Upper Big Branch mining disaster of April 2010, in which 29 people died, the former Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship was found guilty of willfully violating mine safety and health standards. On Tuesday, he could win the Republican nomination for US Senate in West Virginia.
Vladimir Putin will be inaugurated for a historic fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years after predictably winning Russia's March presidential election. Without constitutional reform, Putin will not be able to run for a fifth time -- Russian law forbids serving more than two consecutive terms. Putin, who will turn 72 in 2024, could decide to leave the Kremlin after 24 years in power, making way for a successor.
By Marianna Parraga and Deisy Buitrago HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela's state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions. The U.S. firm targeted facilities on the islands of Curacao, Bonaire and St. Eustatius that accounted for about a quarter of Venezuela's oil exports last year. The company received court attachments freezing assets at least two of the facilities, and could move to sell them, one of the sources said.
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti saw Rudy Giuliani's latest interview
A water line break on a cruise ship caused a vacation nightmare for dozens of passengers, but some people on the ship didn't know an entire hallway was flooded with ankle-deep water.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's first national elections in nine years were marked by a tepid turnout Sunday, reflecting voter frustration over endemic corruption and a stagnant economy.
N'Djamena (AFP) - Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP Sunday. The overnight killings, which cost the life of a civilian along with two customs officials, two forestry agents and the soldier, occurred when "Boko Haram elements attacked an advanced post of the Chad army" in Gabalami in the country's far west, the source said. Boko Haram, a militant movement opposed to Western influence and seeking an Islamic state based on Sharia law, has caused the deaths of at least 20,000 people since it took up arms in 2009 in Nigeria.
Warren Buffett said he would be happy if his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc owned more than 5 percent of Apple Inc's stock, including if the iPhone maker bought back more of its shares. Buffett made his assessment before tens of thousands of Berkshire shareholders attending the conglomerate's annual meeting on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. It came two days after Buffett revealed having bought 75 million additional Apple shares, and four days after Apple said it may buy back $100 billion of stock.
President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Defense to present plans
HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck Hawaii's Big Island.
Venezuela's opposition on Thursday called for a boycott of the May 20 presidential election, urging those running against President Nicolas Maduro to withdraw their candidacy. There are only two challengers running against Maduro, both former supporters of the late Hugo Chavez supporters who have distanced themselves from the current government. Maduro's only serious opponent is Henri Falcon, a 56-year old former mayor and state governor who has already rejected MUD's calls for a boycott.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. government is looking into reports that three Americans detained in North Korea have been relocated from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no immediate confirmation of any change in the detainees' status. Trump administration officials have pressed for their release as a show of goodwill by North Korea before the unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit expected in late May or early June.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Three Republican Senate candidates took turns going after one another in a nationally televised debate, with Rep. Evan Jenkins accusing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey of bringing "New Jersey values" to West Virginia, and Morrisey deriding Jenkins' past as a Democrat.
"Avengers: Infinity War" is disassembling box offices around the world right
Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians along the border with the Gaza Strip in two separate incidents on Sunday, the Israeli military said. The shootings follow a month of violence along the Israel-Gaza border, where Palestinians have been holding protests every Friday pressing for the right of return for refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel. In the first incident on Sunday, two men "attempted to infiltrate" into Israel from the southern Gaza Strip, the military said in a statement.
Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinians on Sunday after two separate infiltration bids on the Gaza border, the army said. "2 suspects attempted to infiltrate Israel from the southern Gaza Strip and damage the (border) security fence," the army tweeted. Forty-five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of what organisers have dubbed the Great March of Return on March 30, with more than 1,500 wounded.
James Shaw Jr. was hailed as a hero, but he's making sure that the focus stays on the victims and their families.
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) - The leader of the wave of protests that created a surprise power vacuum in Armenia said Sunday that he met with the country's new president and hopes to secure his support to become prime minister.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the U.S. is 'deeply concerned' about what it says are 'Iran's ambitions to dominate the Middle East'. Rough Cut (No reporter narration.)
Donald Trump addresses his supporters during a campaign rally in Michigan Saturday night. Donald Trump took aim at familiar targets at a rally in Michigan on Saturday night, following a call on Twitter for the resignation of Democratic senator Jon Tester with a threat to say "things" that would ensure "he'd never be elected again".
> LOL here's @MichaelAvenatti photobombing @KellyannePolls and @PressSec
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he would close the country's nuclear test site in May in full view of outside world, Moon's office said on Sunday. North Korea's state media has said ahead of the summit that Pyongyang would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace. Confirming the report, Kim told Moon that he would invite experts and journalists from the United States and South Korea to ensure "transparency" of the dismantling of the facilities, the Blue House said.
The media is abuzz with the strikes, finally waking up to the giant forces that seem to be reshaping the labor landscape in America. Media attention was also unusually high when I covered the 110-mile March for Education by striking teachers across Oklahoma earlier this month. Local news helicopters buzzed overhead and CNN - fresh off covering the West Virginia teachers' strike - covered the story in depth.
Florida student escalates situation leading to arrest.
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House doctor Ronny Jackson exhibited a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing, according to accusations compiled by Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination as Veterans Affairs secretary.