September 5, 2019

Meghan Markle to return to royal duties from maternity leave with launch of fashion collection

NataliaCatalina/iStock(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is returning from maternity leave to launch a fashion collection, one of her most high-profile projects to date. The duchess, 38, will launch the Smart Works capsule collection in London next Thursday, Sept. 12, according to Buckingham Palace. The capsule collection of "workwear essentials" will benefit Smart Works, a U.K. charity for women of which Meghan is patron. The collection was first announced at the end of July in a piece ..
September 5, 2019

Scientists say the Loch Ness monster might just be a huge eel

Ariana Walls/iStock(LONDON) -- For years, the mystery of the Loch Ness monster has stumped scientists and brought waves of monster sleuths to northern Scotland. But is the supposedly shy creature with a snake-like head and a long, green body just, in the end, an eel? Scientists in Scotland using a new water sampling technique to study biodiversity in the Loch Ness, a massive 22-mile lake with 7 million cubic meters of water, have been hoping they might also find evidence of the elusive creature...
September 5, 2019

Boris Johnson’s brother resigns from Parliament as Brexit crisis deepens

RistoArnaudov/iStock(LONDON) -- Pressure continues to build on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his younger brother, Jo Johnson, spectacularly resigned from Parliament. Jo Johnson, 47, was appointed to the prime minister's cabinet as Minister of State for Universities when he assumed office in July. He has now become the latest high-profile lawmaker to abandon his brother's administration over his handling of Brexit. Jo Johnson said he was forced to choose between family and nat..
September 5, 2019

MP demands Boris Johnson apologize for ‘racist’ comments about Muslim women

Adrian Wojcik/iStock(LONDON) -- In his first Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson came under fire for “racist” comments he has made in the past. Opposition Member of Parliament Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, who is Sikh and wears a turban, demanded that the prime minister apologize for comments about Muslim women in a newspaper column in August 2018. Johnson wrote that women who wear the burka look like “letter boxes” in a column for The Telegraph newspaper last year, a month after he resigned a..