Harry, Meghan Post Own Tribute to Philip

The death of Prince Philip raises an awkward royal question: Will grandson Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle—not exactly in tight with the family these days —return to the UK for the funeral? Both People and the New York Post , citing sources, say Harry is expected to make the...

We 'Owe Him a Debt Greater Than ... We Shall Ever…

Mourners have appeared outside London's Buckingham Palace to pay tribute to Prince Philip, the longest-serving consort in British history. But his spouse, Queen Elizabeth II, won't be able to see them, at least not in the physical, as she's staying at Windsor Castle, where Philip died early Friday . The College...

A 'Mind-Blowing' Find: Egypt's 'Lost Golden City'

Big news out of Egypt, where a 3,000-year-old lost city has reportedly been found buried under the sand untouched. The "lost golden city of Luxor," as Egyptologist Zahi Hawass dubs it, was uncovered in September and dates to the reign of Tutankhamun's grandfather, Amenhotep III, who ruled from 1386...

The Ever Given Saga Isn't Over Quite Yet

Rumors started floating again this week that the beleaguered Ever Given, the container ship stuck in the Suez Canal last month for six days, had become restuck. That's not true , but the 1,300-foot ship isn't exactly free, either: The Wall Street Journal reports that Egypt won't release the Ever...

Norway's Prime Minister Runs Afoul of COVID Rules

Norway's prime minister is not above the law—and she is being penalized more harshly than the average citizen for breaking it. Police say Erna Solberg has been fined the equivalent of $2,352 for violating COVID-19 restrictions with a family gathering to celebrate her 60th birthday in February, reports...

Blaming Women's Dress for Rapes Doesn't Go Over…

The prime minister's office has said Imran Khan was misunderstood when he appeared to hold women partly responsible for the increase in sexual assaults, after Pakistan had a bad reaction to his remarks. Asked on a live TV show what the government was doing about the issue, Khan mentioned the...

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Biden Takes First Steps on Gun Violence

Dealing with frustration that he hasn't acted on gun violence issues since the recent mass shootings, President Biden announced a series of executive actions Thursday. "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic," Biden said in the Rose Garden, adding that "the idea that we have so many people dying...

Navalny May Be in a 'Situation of a Slow Death'

Amnesty International is weighing in on Alexei Navalny's prison conditions, and it isn't pulling punches. "We have to do more," said Amnesty International Secretary General Agnes Callamard on Wednesday. "[They] have already attempted to kill him, they are now detaining him, and imposing prison conditions, that amount to torture. ... Russia,...

Why the World's Eyes Were Focused on Greenland's…

"A row over rare-earth deposits could bring down Greenland's government," read an NPR headline on Tuesday. On Wednesday, "could" shifted to "did." The AP reports the country's main opposition party managed to get the most votes in a parliamentary election, ending the decades-long ruling tenure of the center-left Forward (Siumut)...

Olympic Torch Run Hits Bump in the Road

The Olympics are set to come to Japan in 107 days, but the Olympic torch won't traverse the streets of Osaka prefecture as planned next week due to a COVID surge that had the prefecture governor speaking of the area's medical systems being "on the verge of collapse." The snag...

Brazil Is Turning Into a 'Biological Fukushima'

An already bad COVID situation is worsening in Brazil, which on Tuesday reported it blew past the 4,000-death mark for the first time, reporting 4,195 deaths in the past 24 hours. "If Brazil keeps the current pace, the country will probably reach 5,000 daily deaths in April,...

Months Later, Arrest in Brazen Pandemic Art Heists

More than a year after a Van Gogh was stolen from a shuttered Dutch museum early in the COVID-19 pandemic, an arrest has been made in that case—as well as another art heist that also took place in the Netherlands, at a different museum, months later. A 58-year-old Dutch...

Gestapo Leader Didn't Have to Hide From US After…

Although Austria wanted to try him for war crimes, Franz Josef Huber wasn't put on trial at Nuremberg. He didn't have to go into hiding or flee, newly released documents show, as other Nazi leaders did. Instead, Huber, a high-ranking Gestapo official who helped send thousands of Jews to their...

Jordan's Royal Family Feud Is Over

The royal feud in Jordan is apparently over. After days of uncertainty, former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein pledged loyalty to his half-brother, 59-year-old King Abdullah II, on Monday, the palace said. "The interests of the homeland must remain above every consideration. We must all stand behind the king in...

North Korea Decides Olympics Are a No-Go

North Korea will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics this summer, citing coronavirus concerns. It's the first country to pull out of the games, the AP reports. The country's Sports Ministry said on Monday that its national Olympic Committee made the decision on March 25, wanting to "protect athletes from...

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Russia Tests New Super-Weapon in Arctic

Taking advantage of warmer conditions brought by climate change, Russia is strengthening its military presence in the Arctic and testing new, more powerful weapons. Satellite images show bases being built up along Russia's Arctic coastline, CNN reports, including Cold War-era installations that are being refitted. The area close to Alaska...

Putin Clears Way to Outlast Stalin's Tenure

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Monday legislation that would allow him to stay in power until 2036, the Moscow Times reports. If Putin stays in office that long, he will have held the reins longer than Josef Stalin, who ruled for 29 years, a run second only to...

Report: COVID Curfew Violator Died After Exercise…

Relatives of a Filipino man say he died two days after police enforcing coronavirus restrictions forced him to exercise as punishment. The BBC reports that relatives of Darren Manaog Penaredondo say guards in the city of General Trias stopped him for violating restrictions after he was seen buying drinking water...

A Different Royal Feud Has Serious Consequences

Headlines about a royal feud erupted over the weekend and continued into Monday, but it's not the royal family most people would think of first. This one involves Jordan, and it's more than just a trivial family spat, especially given the nation's vital role in Mideast security. “The way it...

Argentine Leader Has COVID, Despite Russian…

Argentina's president has become the latest world leader to test positive for COVID, but Alberto Fernández's case comes with a twist. Fernández was vaccinated in January, reports CNN . The 62-year-old received Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and he was fine until a mild headache and a slight fever prompted him to...

Controversial French Tycoon, Wife Attacked in…

Bernard Tapie, the "flamboyant and controversial" former owner of Adidas, as the BBC puts it, was attacked at his estate near Paris along with his wife. Tapie, 78, and wife Dominique, 70, were asleep when four men broke in during the wee hours of Sunday. They assaulted the couple and...

Truck Operator in Devastating Train Crash Speaks…

As authorities investigate whether it was indeed a failure to set the parking brake that caused an unmanned crane truck to slide down a hill in Taiwan, where a train hit it , the operator of the truck is speaking out. "I am deeply remorseful and want to express my most...

Jordan Blames Plot on Former Crown Prince

Jordan implicated Hamzah bin Hussein on Sunday in a plot against the government, saying the former crown prince was working with foreign interests. "These were efforts that threatened Jordan's security and stability," the deputy prime minister said, "and these efforts were foiled." The prince, who's a half-brother of King Abdullah...

Female Captain Was Nowhere Near Suez. She Still…

Last month, Arab News ran a profile of 29-year-old Marwa Elselehdar , who just happens to be Egypt's first female sea captain. The attention might have backfired. Days later, when a ship became stuck in the Suez Canal , fake stories began circulating online accusing Elselehdar of being the captain involved, reports...

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Egypt Just Moved the Remains of 22 Royal Mummies

They've been dead for centuries, but on Saturday they were on the move. NPR reports that 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies were paraded from the nearly 120-year-old Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. The Pharaohs' Golden Parade, as the spectacle was called, involved...

Jordan Begins Arrests in Possible Plot Against…

Jordan ordered scores of arrests Saturday to counter what it called "a threat to the country’s stability" and palace officials described as a broad conspiracy. The former crown prince, Hamzah bin Hussein, was ordered to not leave his home while reports of an attempt to overthrow King Abdullah II—the...

Bill to Let Police Halt Protests Draws Thousands…

Thousands of people demonstrated in dozens of English and Welsh cities Saturday against proposed legislation that would broaden the ability of police to shut down protests. In London, crowds marched from Hyde Park to Parliament, hearing speeches against the bill in both places, the Guardian reports. Protesters and officers clashed...