September 15, 2019

Thousands of climate change activists block entrance to Frankfurt auto show

iStock/VanderWolf-Images(FRANKFURT, Germany) -- Thousands of climate-change activists formed a human roadblock on Sunday to the Frankfurt auto show, one of the largest car industry showcases in the world. Protesters, many wearing surgical masks and white hazmat suits, blocked the entrance to Germany's 68th annual International Auto Show, demanding German lawmakers to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and some calling for a ban on gas-guzzling SUVs. “The automotive industry makes money b..
September 15, 2019

Tunisian presidential elections: a major test for the Arab Spring’s legacy

iStock/twinsterphoto(TUNIS, Tunisia) -- On Sunday, 7 million Tunisians will vote for a new president in the country's second presidential election since Tunisia’s Arab Spring in 2011. Arab Spring led to Tunisia’s first democratic elections. Initially scheduled for Nov. 17, the election was pushed forward after the death of the incumbent president Béji Caïd Essebsi on July 25. In 2011, Tunisians protested for four weeks against social inequalities and government corruption in a context of hi..
September 15, 2019

Prince Harry celebrates first birthday as a dad

ABC News(LONDON) -- The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is celebrating his 35th birthday Sunday, complete with a social media tribute from his wife Meghan on their joint Instagram account. The post includes a collage of photos of Harry, beginning with one of him as a baby, carried by his mother, the late Princess Diana. There's another photo of Harry with older brother Prince William, one of his wedding day with Duchess Meghan as well as a photo of Harry saluting in full military regalia with..
September 15, 2019

Solid gold toilet worth over $1 million stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A solid gold toilet named “America” worth over $1 million has been stolen from a palace in the United Kingdom. The piece of art by Maurizio Cattalan had been installed at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as part of a functioning exhibition where people were invited to use the fully-functioning toilet. The toilet had only been installed for two days before the theft occurred early on Saturday morning. The exhibition opened on..