• Al Jazeera

    As Trump engages Putin, his deal with Kim collapses

    As US President Donald Trump sits down for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, he doesn't seem to have much to show for a month and a half of international high-level meetings and diplomatic effort. Basking in his self-proclaimed "art of the deal" acumen, the US president has upended the international system by alienating allies and reaching out directly to foes.  In the span of just a few weeks, Trump managed to anger US allies in Europe and North America, calling Canadian PM Justin Trudeau "weak", identifying the EU as a "foe" and putting a US-UK trade deal in doubt. Yet, there is little evidence to suggest his "fire and fury" diplomacy is working. Trump's self-proclaimed success

  • CNN

    Prince Louis' christening photos show grinning Prince George

    (CNN)Kensington Palace has released the first official photographs from the christening of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The four portraits released by the Palace show the young prince surrounded by his adoring family, including a grinning Prince George, who turns five next week. Newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also present when the family, including Louis' parents and grandparents gathered together in Clarence House for a private afternoon ceremony last Monday. Another, more candid photograph, captures a radiant Duchess of Cambridge cradling her newborn son.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Soaked but smiling, Croatian president wins admirers at World Cup final

    Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has won many admirers for own performance at the World Cup final in Moscow, where she stood in driving rain at the closing ceremony, smiled and hugged every player from both teams. Croatia lost to France 4-2 in a thrilling final on Sunday. Grabar Kitarovic, clad in a red-and white Croatia soccer shirt, stood on the podium with Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron when the medals were given to the players.

  • Arab News

    ‘Atlas of Beauty’: A Romanian photographer captures images of female beauty that defy every stereotype

    JEDDAH: We live in a world where female beauty standards vary but are all socially and culturally constructed. The Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc traveled that world with her camera and backpack, photographing women in their everyday surroundings and listening to their stories. The result is the “Atlas of Beauty.” Since 2013, Noroc has photographed over 2,000 women in more than 50 countries, listening to their stories and learning about their lives. “I noticed that there is a lot of pressure on women to look and behave a certain way,” she told Arab News. “In some environments, it’s the pressure to look attractive. In others, on the contrary, it’s the pressure to look modest. But every woman

  • CNN

    Mob in Indonesia slaughters 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

    (CNN)Nearly 300 crocodiles were slaughtered in revenge killings by a mob in Indonesia over the weekend. The incident happened shortly after the funeral of a man in his 40s who himself was killed by a crocodile in the Indonesian state of West Papua. The man was on a crocodile farm, probably looking for grass to feed his livestock, when he was attacked by one of the animals Friday, according to a statement from the head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua, Basar Manullang, Reuters reported.

  • BBC News

    Does Love Island have a diversity problem?

    We're six weeks in, there's been more than 30 contestants and at least 50,000 mentions of the word "loyal". But as Love Island continues to keep us hooked there's been an uncomfortable conversation around the show. It's all about diversity. Some fans have continually questioned why the majority of the cast appear to look the same. Leigh-Ann Pinnock from Little Mix waded in on the debate saying she was tempted to switch off because of its lack of diversity. Love Island says it's committed to diversity, but Newsbeat has been taking a look at the debate so far. 'Where are the south Asian women?' More than 85,000 people applied for Love Island this year. With such a huge number of singletons to choose

  • CNN Style

    Why do we still love leopard print?

    In a black and white photo from the 1950s, singer and actress Eartha Kitt is seen dressed in head-to-toe leopard print. She looks defiant and self-assured, while, next to her, a cheetah sits nonchalantly on a leash. It is an iconic photo. It is also one of the images that, three decades ago, inspired burlesque dancer Jo Weldon to start researching the story and legacy of leopard print. Her findings have been brought together in a new book, "Fierce: The History of Leopard Print," in which Weldon charts the origins, evolution and changing status of one of fashion's most ubiquitous patterns. "Kitt was a starting point, as I was deeply fascinated by her as a child," Weldon said in a phone interview.