May 7, 2019

Investigators reportedly suspect pilots’ mistakes led to fiery Russian plane crash

Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Investigators examining the fiery crash landing of a Russian passenger at a Moscow airport reportedly are increasingly focused on pilot error as the primary cause of the accident that killed 41, as well as whether the emergency response was too slow. The Aeroflot flight with 78 people aboard ran into trouble shortly after taking off on Sunday from Moscow bound for the northern city of Murmansk, after apparently being struck by lightning. An att..
May 7, 2019

Prince William welcomes new dad Prince Harry into ‘sleep deprivation society that is parenting’

Ben Stansall - WPA Pool / Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William, a father of three children ages 5 and under, gave a realistic welcome to parenting to his younger brother, Prince Harry, who became a dad on Monday. "I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting," William said Tuesday as he and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, attended the The King’s Cup regatta in London. "[I'm] absolutely thrilled and obviously lookin..
May 7, 2019

Pompeo cancels trip to Germany last-minute, citing ‘pressing issues’ amid aircraft carrier deployment to Middle East

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Hours before he was expected to arrive, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled a visit to Germany to travel elsewhere because of "pressing issues," his spokesperson said. It's unclear where the top U.S. diplomat is headed instead, but the abrupt change comes two days after the Trump administration ordered an aircraft carrier strike group to move to the Middle East region ahead of schedule. Pompeo and other senior U.S. officials said that was because..
May 7, 2019

Dutch tourism board announces plans to adjust flow of foreign visitors

tunart/iStock(LONDON) — A new policy document issued by the Netherlands tourism board outlines plans to curb foreign visitors to the country, as new research suggests tourist numbers may increase by 50% over the next decade. The Netherlands Tourist Board (NBTC) is planning to move away from promoting tourism overall and, instead, to encourage visitors to go to less well-known parts of the country. The policy shift is based on estimates that the number of annual visitors may increase from 17 mill..