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Denmark’s Prince Henrik, who wanted to be king, dead at 83


          Prince Henrik of Denmark, the husband of Queen Margrethe II and who publicly expressed his frustration at being denied the title of king, has died, the royal house said on Wednesday. He was 83 years old.   

  1 wk ago


   Denmark     

 

BREAKING

Police recommend charging Israeli PM Netanyahu with bribery


          Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two corruption investigations against him. A final decision will be made by the attorney general.   

  1 wk ago


   Israel     

 

Denmark’s ailing Prince Henrik to spend ‘final moments’ at palace


          Denmark's ailing Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe II, has been transferred to a royal palace north of Copenhagen where he wishes to spend the final moments of his life, the royal house said on Tuesday.   

  1 wk ago


   Denmark     

 

Dutch foreign minister who lied about meeting Putin resigns


          Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra announced his resignation on Tuesday, just a day after he admitted to having repeatedly lied about attending a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.   

  1 wk ago


   The Hague, the Netherlands     

 


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to have UK warrant dropped


          WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for nearly six years to escape extradition to Sweden, has lost his latest bid to have his British arrest warrant dropped.   

  1 wk ago


   London, England     

 



















South Africa’s ruling party calls on President Zuma to resign


          South Africa's ruling ANC party has formally asked President Jacob Zuma, who has been accused of corruption amid falling popularity, to promptly resign as head of state. It would allow the party's new leader to take over.   

  1 wk ago


   South Africa     

 

Dutch foreign minister admits lying about meeting with Putin


          Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra, who is due to travel to Moscow this week to meet with his Russian counterpart, has admitted to lying about a supposed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.   

  1 wk ago


   Netherlands     

 

BREAKING

Passenger plane crashes in field near Moscow, killing 71


          A Saratov Airlines plane carrying more than 70 people has crashed on the outskirts of the Russian capital of Moscow, killing everyone on board, local officials say. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.   

  2 wks ago


   Russia     

 

‘The Theory of Everything’ composer Jóhann Jóhannsson dead at 48


          Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who was well-known for music for movies such as "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has unexpectedly died in Germany, his manager said on Saturday. He was 48 years old.   

  2 wks ago


   Berlin, Germany     

 


EVENT

WATCH LIVE: North Korea to stage major military parade


          North Korea is expected to stage a major military parade to mark army founding day. Live coverage from state-run TV.   

  2 wks ago


   Pyongyang, North Korea     

 



















North Korea’s capital sealed off ahead of major military parade


          The North Korean capital of Pyongyang was sealed off late Wednesday in preparation of a major military parade to commemorate the founding of its army, witnesses said. It will take place on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.   

  2 wks ago


   Pyongyang, North Korea     

 

Death toll from earthquake in Taiwan rises to 6, dozens missing


          The death toll from the strong earthquake that struck eastern Taiwan rose to at least 6 on Wednesday, officials said as rescue work continued. More than 250 people were injured and 76 others remain unaccounted-for.   

  2 wks ago


   Hualien, Taiwan     

 

BREAKING

Strong earthquake hits northeast Taiwan, killing at least 2


          A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck just off the eastern coast of Taiwan, causing several buildings to collapse and killing at least two people, local officials and witnesses say. More than 100 people have been injured.   

  2 wks ago


   Taiwan     

 


British court upholds arrest warrant against Julian Assange


          The British arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains valid, a court in London ruled on Tuesday, saying that he must surrender to the authorities before judges are able to consider his defense for jumping bail.   

  2 wks ago


   London, England     

 


Asian markets plummet after Wall Street sell-off


          Stock markets in Asia plummeted Tuesday after the worst sell-off on Wall Street in more than 6 years over signs of higher inflation and interest rates. It came as futures for U.S. markets suggested that more losses are still to come.   

  2 wks ago


   Asia     

 

























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