• CNN

    Woman fined $500 for saving free airline snack

    A woman traveling on a Delta flight received a $500 fine after trying to get through US Customs with a free apple.

  • CNN

    What do Trump and Macron want from each other?

    On the trade front, Macron is ready to do battle and Trump has shown no immediate willingness to give in without some substantial concessions. Already, the French leader has prepared for this issue in which Trump badly needs a strong win -- in large part to take the minds of Midwest voters off a big hit to their prime markets for soybeans, grain and pork as a result of the potential trade war with China. Last Thursday, to prepare for this visit, Macron met in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will be following Macron to Washington on Friday, though not in a formal state visit. Both are ready to present a united front to Trump's demands that European markets be more open to American

  • Arab News

    30 expats held in Saudi Arabia on terror charges in April

    JEDDAH: The Saudi security forces rounded up 30 people of 12 different nationalities with links to terrorist organizations in April, said security sources. The cases of all these suspects are under investigation. The detainees include 11 from Sudan, 9 from Yemen, 2 from Egypt, 1 from Turkey, 1 from Kenya, 1 from Iran, 1 from Somalia, 1 from Syria, 1 from Bahrain, and 1 from Kyrgyzstan. This brings the number detainees so far to 34 Sudanese, 328 Yemenis, 72 Egyptians, 18 Turks, 3 Canadians, 1Kenyan, 10 Iranians, 4 Somalis, 207 Syrians, 2 Kyrgyzstanis, and 12 Bahrainis. It should be noted that the number of detainees in the prisons of the General Investigation Directorate, according to the latest

  • Egypt Independent

    Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted

    Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the “son” they never had. With five sisters and no brothers, Sitara lives by the gender-twisting custom known as “bacha poshi”, which in Dari refers to a girl “dressed as a boy”, enabling her to safely perform the duties of a son in the patriarchal country. The 18-year-old, who resides with her impoverished family in a mud-brick house in a village in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, has pretended to be a boy for most of her life. Every morning she puts on the baggy shirt and trousers and flip flops typically worn by Afghan

  • BBC News

    Reality Check: Are you getting enough bank holidays?

    Claim: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the UK has the fewest public holidays of any European Union nation. Verdict: It's true of England and Wales, but not Scotland or Northern Ireland. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's promising four more public holidays for UK workers if his party wins the next general election, arguing they're missing out compared with those in other countries. England and Wales currently have eight a year, while Scotland has nine and Northern Ireland has 10. UK bank holidays England and Wales (8): New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Early May bank holiday, Spring bank holiday, Summer bank holiday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day Scotland (9): Similar, but without Easter Monday

  • CNN

    How Princess Charlotte, 2, just made royal history

    (CNN)Move over, #RoyalBaby. Princess Charlotte, not even 3, has just made history. Although her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son Monday morning, Charlotte's order in the line of succession to the British throne won't change based on her gender. This makes Charlotte the first princess who won't be overtaken in the line by a younger brother. It's all thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, which changed tradition to state that the gender of a royal born after October 28, 2011 does not give that person, or their descendants, precedence over anyone else in determining the next monarch. Before this legislation was passed, older sisters were passed by their baby brothers

  • Arab News

    Abu Dhabi’s aviation ambitions up in the air

    LONDON: The inaugural non-stop Qantas flight between Perth and London last month may have been hailed as the future of aviation by the airline industry, but it’s unlikely to have prompted much celebrating in Abu Dhabi. The prospect of ultra-long haul flights, which reduce journey times by cutting out the need for stopovers, strikes at the heart of the business model of the likes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which have risen to prominence in recent years as major transit centers for global air travel. “The Gulf airports burst onto the scene as the airframe technology changed and the long-haul hubbing model was created,” Andrew Charlton, the managing director of consulting firm Aviation Advocacy.