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..
September 4, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says election is needed after lawmakers rule out no-deal Brexit

melis82/iStock(LONDON) -- The U.K. Parliament has voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit in defiance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who now says a general election is the only way out of the country's deepening political crisis. Lawmakers voted 327 to 299 in favor of a law that will force the prime minister to ask for an extension to the Brexit deadline of Oct. 31 if he has not agreed a deal with EU leaders -- a deal that remains unlikely to pass through Parliament. In response, Johnson, who ..
September 4, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses vote on early election

melis82/iStock(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to gain enough parliamentary support to hold an early national election on October 15. SEE FOOTAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS The vote came after Parliament voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit in defiance of Johnson, who had said that a general election was the only way out of the country's deepening political crisis. 298 MPs voted in favor of an early election, with 56 voting against. But to hold a so-called snap election,..