December 23, 2019

Members of royal family make pudding for photo series

_ultraforma_/iStock(LONDON) -- With Christmas just a few days away, many are taking part in early holiday festivities -- including the royal family. In newly released photographs, Prince George is front and center making Christmas puddings, a holiday staple in England, with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William at Buckingham Palace. The series of photos are part of the launch of The Royal British Legion’s "Together at Christmas" initiative, which is to provide extra support to the..
December 20, 2019

Russia names shooter in attack on spy headquarters

iStock(MOSCOW) -- Russian authorities have named the suspected gunman who opened fire on the headquarters of the country's Federal Security Services in central Moscow on Thursday, a rare attack that killed two FSB agents and wounded several others. The Investigative Committee, which handles serious crimes, on Friday identified the alleged attacker as 39-year-old Yevgeny Manyurov, a resident of Podolsk, a town close to Moscow. Police said they fatally shot Manyurov during the Thursday evenin..
December 20, 2019

Stalemate in Venezuela has US vowing to increase pressure on Maduro in 2020

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly one year after the U.S. recognized Venezuela's opposition leader as its legitimate president and vowed that strongman Nicolas Maduro would be pushed from power, Maduro holds on, with the humanitarian crisis deepening and refugees still pouring out into the region. That deadlock has some concerned that the Trump administration's strategy has failed and President Donald Trump has lost interest in the crisis. But U.S. and Colombian officials sa..
December 20, 2019

Carnival cruise assessing damage to two ships after collision

Marina113/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Carnival Cruise Line is evaluating the damage to two of its ships after a collision on Friday, officials said. One person sustained minor injuries after guests were evacuated, according to the cruise line. We are assessing the damage to both ships. There is one reported minor injury of a Carnival Glory guest that occurred when a group of guests were evacuated from the dining room on Decks 3 and 4. — Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) December 20, 2019 "Carniv..