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..
September 5, 2019

Prince George and Princess Charlotte go back to school

mychadre77/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince George and Princess Charlotte are back in school and, for the first time, are attending the same one. This school year is the third at Thomas's Battersea for Prince George, 6, the eldest child of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Princess Charlotte, 4, is starting her first year at the private school, located just a few miles from the family's home at Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace shared a photo and video of George and Charlot..
September 4, 2019

Pope Francis calls it an ‘honor’ to be criticized by Conservative Catholics

DorSteffen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Pope Francis acknowledged growing criticism of him from the conservative right-wing of the United State Catholic Church on Wednesday, while speaking with reporters aboard the papal plane. While headed to Mozambique, the Pope was given a copy of a newly-released book about his critics, called How America Wants to Change the Pope by author Nicholas Seneze, who covers the Vatican for French Catholic newspaper La Croix. He called it "an honor if the Americans attack me..