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January 13, 2019 6:36 PM Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after six months working for pregnant Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle has lost yet another royal staffer since becoming the Duchess of Sussex. The former "Suits" star's bodyguard, an officer employed by the Scotland Yard police, called it quits after just six months on the job, reports say. "Unlike someone who has grown up in the royal family and has been used to having close protection from an early age, it can be constraining 92

January 7, 2019 10:24 AM Malaysian king abruptly abdicated throne after reported marriage to Russian beauty queen

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abdicated in an unexpected and rare move, just after two years on the throne. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File) The Malaysian king unexpectedly abdicated Sunday after just two years on the throne -- with some reports pegging his early exit as being related to his marriage to a Russian beauty queen last year. The palace said in a statement 96

January 6, 2019 12:53 PM Malaysia's king abdicates in unexpected and rare move

FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V salutes during the national anthem at the opening of the 14th parliament session at the Parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Muhammad V has abdicated in an unexpected and rare move, just after two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, that Sultan 89

January 1, 2019 6:09 AM Thai king to be crowned in coronation ceremonies May 4-6: palace

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s king is to be officially crowned in coronation ceremonies held May 4-6, the royal palace said in a statement on Tuesday. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, has been serving as monarch since shortly after his father died in 2016 after a 70-year reign. “His Majesty deems it fit to hold the coronation ceremony per royal traditions 75

December 30, 2018 2:39 PM Queen Elizabeth requested a new yacht from British government

A newly discovered note in the U.K.'s National Archives shows Queen Elizabeth II let government officials know she would welcome a replacement for the Royal Yacht Britannia once it was decommissioned. The 1995 note is unusual because the queen is required to remain politically neutral and avoids lobbying the government on specific requests. The message 102

December 30, 2018 5:51 AM N'Golo Kante goal gives Chelsea victory at Crystal Palace

N'Golo Kante's second-half goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win in a drab match at Crystal Palace and took them to within a point of third-placed Manchester City ahead of City's game at Southampton. Maurizio Sarri's side dominated possession in the early stages but were unable to get through Palace's well-organised defence, Marcos Alonso booked for throwing the ball away in frustration 53

December 22, 2018 9:17 AM Somalia blast kills at least 6 near presidential palace

NAIROBI, Kenya – An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack. Those killed include three staffers from the London-based 101

December 19, 2018 1:14 PM Uber and other taxi firms to pay London congestion charge

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber, Addison Lee and other private hire taxi operators in London will no longer be exempt from paying a weekday charge for entering the city center, as Mayor Sadiq Khan continues his bid to improve air quality. Most drivers entering London’s central zone, spanning King’s Cross in the north, the City in the east, the Imperial War Museum 123

December 14, 2018 1:19 PM Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton debut Christmas card photos

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William debuted their Christmas card photos. (Chris Allerton/Matt Porteous/Kensington Palace) ‘Tis the season for Christmas card photos and the British royals did not disappoint. The Kensington Palace released a black and white photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. The shot, taken 87

December 12, 2018 6:10 PM Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, left, speaks during a meeting with her country's President Barham Salih, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured 51