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Prince Harry sad to end royal role

Prince Harry sad to end royal role

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry spoke on Sunday of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors that will see him and his wife Meghan exit official roles to seek an independent future. Buckingham Palace and the queen announced on Saturday that […]

FB apologizes for Xi name gaffe

YANGON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc. on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr. Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused. The error came to light on the second day of a visit by Xi to the Southeast Asian […]

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China reports 17 new mystery virus cases

BEIJING, China (AFP) – China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-like virus yesterday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to […]

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World blasts Iran for downing airliner

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities, including one in which Britain’s ambassador was detained. In what President Hassan Rouhani called a “disastrous mistake,” Iran said on Saturday that a […]

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Queen, Harry meet to solve crisis

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will host a showdown meeting with Prince Harry today in an attempt to solve the crisis triggered by his bombshell announcement that he and wife Meghan were stepping back from the royal frontline. Other senior royals, including Harry’s father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William, with whom […]

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176 killed as Ukrainian jet crashes in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport yesterday, killing all onboard, state TV reported. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital when a fire struck one of its engines, said Qassem Biniaz, a spokesman for Iran’s Road […]

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