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World Leaders Head to London for Queen Elizabeth II Funeral
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World Leaders Head to London for Queen Elizabeth II Funeral

By MIKE CORDER, JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Thousands of police, hundreds of troops and an army of officials made final preparations Sunday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the biggest gathering of world leaders for years.U.S. President Joe Biden and other dignitaries are arriving in London for the funeral, to which around 500 royals, heads of state and heads of government from around the globe have been invited.Thousands of people continued to line up around the clock to file past the queen’s coffin as it lies in state at Parliament’s Westminster Hall, braving chilly overnight temperatures and waits of up to 17 hours. The queen’s eight grandchildren, led by heir to the throne Prin...
‘Dearest Grannie’, We Miss You
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‘Dearest Grannie’, We Miss You

LONDON (Reuters) - Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie issued a tribute to their "dearest grannie" on Saturday, saying how much they missed the late Queen Elizabeth and had thought she would be around forever."We've not been able to put much into words since you left us all," said the two princesses, the daughters of Prince Andrew, the queen's second son and Duke of York."There have been tears and laughter, silences and chatter, hugs and loneliness, and a collective loss for you, our beloved queen and our beloved grannie."Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, will join their cousins later on Saturday for a vigil by the coffin of Elizabeth at Westminster Hall where the body of the late monarch is now lying in state.Eugenie was seen wiping away tears when she appeared in the days immediately after h...
Cheetahs Make a Comeback in India After 70 Years
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Cheetahs Make a Comeback in India After 70 Years

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and SIBI ARASU, Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, they're back.Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek Saturday in a chartered cargo flight to the northern Indian city of Gwalior, part of an ambitious and hotly contested plan to reintroduce cheetahs to the South Asian country.Then they were moved to their new home: a sprawling national park in the heart of India where scientists hope the world’s fastest land animal will roam again.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the cats into their enclosure Saturday morning. The cats emerged from their cage, tentatively at first while continuously scanning their new surroundings.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Political Cartoons“When the cheetah will run again … ...
Pelosi to Visit Armenia as Cease-Fire With Azerbaijan Holds
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Pelosi to Visit Armenia as Cease-Fire With Azerbaijan Holds

By AVET DEMOURIAN, Associated PressYEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Friday she plans to make a weekend visit to Armenia, where a cease-fire held for a second day after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides.Pelosi told reporters in Berlin she would to travel to Armenia on Saturday with a delegation that includes Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., who is of Armenian descent. Pelosi declined to give further details about the trip, saying that traveling members of the Congress “don’t like to be a target.”“In any case, it is all about human rights and the respecting the dignity and worth of every person,” she said.The Armenian Defense Ministry said the situation on the border...
Ukraine War Must Be Won, Russia Held Accountable
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Ukraine War Must Be Won, Russia Held Accountable

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday said Ukraine must win the war against Russia and that Russia must be held accountable for the conflict.Pelosi was speaking at a Group of Seven (G7) countries meeting in Berlin. She is due to travel to Armenia on the weekend amid another flare-up in hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.(Reporting by Matthias Williams, Editing by Miranda Murray)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
A New Space Race? China Adds Urgency to US Return to Moon
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A New Space Race? China Adds Urgency to US Return to Moon

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just rocket fuel propelling America's first moonshot after a half-century lull. Rivalry with China's flourishing space program is helping drive NASA’s effort to get back into space in a bigger way, as both nations push to put people back on the moon and establish the first lunar bases.American intelligence, military and political leaders make clear they see a host of strategic challenges to the U.S. in China’s space program, in an echo of the U.S.-Soviet rivalry that prompted the 1960s’ race to the moon. That's as China is quickly matching U.S. civil and military space accomplishments and notching new ones of its own.On the military side, the U.S. and China trade accusations of weaponizing space. Senior U.S. defense officia...
Prince Harry, Meghan Join William and Kate on Windsor Walkabout
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Prince Harry, Meghan Join William and Kate on Windsor Walkabout

LONDON (Reuters) -Prince Harry and his wife Meghan joined Prince William and wife Kate to look at the tributes and flowers left outside Windsor Castle on Saturday following the death of Queen Elizabeth.Relations have been strained between the two sons of Britain's new king after Harry and Meghan moved to the United States and the four had not been seen so closely together since.William's spokesman said he had invited Harry and Meghan, officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, to join him and Kate as they examined the flowers and spoke to crowds lining the entrance to Windsor Castle.The sight of the two couples together will raise hopes that there has been a rapprochement following the death of Britain's longest-reigning monarch.William was heard telling one well-wisher that th...
U.S. Mediator Says ‘Very Good Progress’ in Lebanon-Israel Maritime Talks
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U.S. Mediator Says ‘Very Good Progress’ in Lebanon-Israel Maritime Talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S. mediator in talks to resolve a maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon said on Friday that the negotiations have made "very good progress."Amos Hochstein landed in Lebanon on Friday morning for a lightning round of talks with top officials. He spoke immediately after a meeting with President Michel Aoun, deputy speaker of parliament Elias Bou Saab and head of General Security Abbas Ibrahim.(Reporting by Maya Gebeily; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
4 Independent Journalists Questioned Over Reports
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4 Independent Journalists Questioned Over Reports

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prosecutors have charged four journalists from one of the country's few remaining independent news outlets of spreading false news and disturbing public peace, the news website said in a statement.Mada Masr said late Wednesday that the journalists were released on bail following their interrogation. At issue is an article saying that senior members of a pro-government political party were implicated in a corruption case.Mada Masr Editor-in-Chief Lina Attalah and the three female authors of the article — Rana Mamdouh, Sara Seif Eddin and Beesan Kassab — also were charged with slander and defamation of Nation’s Future Party members, according to the outlet's statement.After Wednesday’s interrogation, Attalah was charged with running an unlicensed news website. The out...
Pentagon Stops Accepting F-35 Jets to Check for Chinese Content-Source
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Pentagon Stops Accepting F-35 Jets to Check for Chinese Content-Source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has stopped accepting new F-35 jets to check that a magnet being used in the stealthy fighter's engine is in compliance with U.S. procurement laws that bar unauthorized Chinese content, according to a source familiar with the situation.The pause occurred in recent days, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity, to ensure that an alloy located in the engine's lubricant pump had proper authorization from U.S. regulators ensuring compliance with foreign-origin content. The alloy in the magnet that serves an engine pump comes from China, the person said. The Joint Program Office, the Pentagon and Honeywell International Inc, who makes the pump, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The lubricant pump is not part of any s...