• BBC News

    Queen wants Charles to lead Commonwealth

    The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles takes over "one day", as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen's death. The 53 leaders, gathered at Buckingham Palace, are expected to sign off the deal when they meet on Friday. There had been some suggestions that the position should be rotated around member states, the BBC's James Landale says. Addressing the gathering of dignitaries, royals and the prime minister, the Queen said it was a "pleasure,

  • CNN

    North Korea drops withdrawal of US forces as condition of denuclearization, Moon says

    MUST WATCH North, South Korean leaders to meet in DMZ02:10 "They only talk about ending the hostile policy against North Korea, and then guarantee of their security. With that clarification, the US and North Korea have agreed to sit down at the summit," he said. Officials from the two Koreas will conduct rehearsals for the inter-Korean summit ahead of the meeting, Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesman for South Korea's Blue House, said on Thursday. According to Kim, South Korea will have two rehearsals, one on April 24 in the afternoon and one on April 26. North Korean officials will conduct one rehearsal ahead of the summit on the 27th. The concession comes as President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday he'd

  • CNN

    John Cena and Nikki Bella end engagement

    In September 2017, Fergie and Josh Duhamel announced they were separating after eight years of marriage. "To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public," the couple said in a joint statement. "We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."

  • CNN

    Three US men face life in jail over murder-for-hire killing of Filipino woman

    (CNN)Three men, including a former US soldier, were found guilty in a New York court Wednesday of taking tens of thousands of dollars to murder a woman in the Philippines in 2012. Speaking after the verdict, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman described the case in a statement as "horrifying," with details "usually seen in action movies." "(These men) conspired to end the lives of people overseas whom they had never met. Today a unanimous jury convicted them for their craven indifference to human life," he said. US citizens Joseph Manuel Hunter, 52, Adam Samia, 43, and Carl David Stillwell, 50, were all found guilty of conspiring to kidnap and murder as part of a murder-for-hire scheme following the

  • CNN

    Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush's funeral

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    The Southwest Airlines victim was a Wells Fargo executive and mom of two

    Riordan had dedicated her life to philanthropy, helping others in Albuquerque and the Southwest region, colleagues said. In her role as vice president of community relations at Wells Fargo in Albuquerque, Riordan managed the volunteer service of more than 1,000 employees since 2008, according to her LinkedIn profile. In a statement, Wells Fargo called her "a well-known leader who was loved and respected." Government officials in New Mexico mourned Riordan's death. "This is a tremendous and tragic loss for Jennifer's family and many others throughout our city," Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said in a statement. "Her leadership and philanthropic efforts made this a better place every day and she

  • Kuwait Times

    Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theatre yesterday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. A red carpet invitation-only gala event attracted senior government officials, foreign dignitaries and select industry figures to watch Marvel’s superhero movie “Black Panther” on a 45-foot screen at a converted symphony concert hall in Riyadh. Tickets will go on sale today for the first public viewings tomorrow, according to Adam Aron, chief executive of operator AMC Entertainment Holdings. Confetti rained down through the multi-storey atrium as he and the Saudi information minister announced the official launch of the theatre and proceeded into the 450-seat movie hall.