July 30, 2019

Prince Harry pledges to have two kids ‘maximum’ in conversation with Jane Goodall

NataliaCatalina/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry, a new dad to son Archie, pledged to conservationist Jane Goodall that he and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will have two kids “maximum.” The topic came up during a wide-ranging interview between Harry and Goodall that touched on everything from racism to the environment. The pair’s interview is published in the September issue of British Vogue, which Duchess Meghan guest-edited. Harry agreed with Goodall that having a child makes you see what is h..
July 30, 2019

Putin critic Alexey Navalny, following illness, suspects he may have been poisoned

Mordolff/iStock(MOSCOW) -- The Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, has spoken out for the first time about his hospitalization this week, writing that he suspects he may have been poisoned. Navalny was taken to the hospital on Sunday after suffering what authorities told his colleagues was a “severe allergic reaction” in a Moscow jail, where he is serving a 30-day sentence for organizing a protest against the government. He was given the all-clear by hospital doctors after his symptoms re..
July 30, 2019

Nearly 4,000 civilians in Afghanistan killed or wounded through June: United Nations

AHDesignConcepts/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Amid ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, 1,366 civilians have been killed and another 2,446 wounded in the first half of this year, according to the United Nations. The 3,812 casualties are a 27 percent decline from a record high over the same six-month period in 2018, according to a report released Tuesday. At the 2019 Intra-African Dialogue in Doha earlier in July, Afghan leaders vowed to reduce civilian casualties to zero. "Everyone heard the message loud and..
July 30, 2019

Italian authorities say slain cop didn’t have gun when attacked by American teens

piola666/iStock(ROME) -- The questioning of two American teenagers who confessed to their involvement in the slaying of a newlywed police officer in Rome last week was conducted lawfully, an Italian prosecutor said Tuesday. "The suspects were identified and interrogated by the magistrates with respect of the law," Rome's acting prosecutor, Michele Prestipino, said at a press conference. "The interrogations were conducted with all the guarantees of the defense, in the presence of the defense..