June 2, 2018

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II 65 years on

Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool /Getty Images(LONDON) -- On June 2, 1953, the 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II and her husband The Duke of Edinburgh were driven in the Gold State Coach from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, the setting for every Coronation in England since 1066. The queen ascended to the throne immediately following the death of her father King George VI in February the previous year. A traditional period of mourning accounted for the year between the king’s death and the crowni..
June 1, 2018

A Berlin club owner’s mission to give back to Detroit, the city that gave Europe techno

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- When Berlin club owner Dimitri Hegemann first visited Detroit in the 1990s, he was struck by city’s decaying, decadent buildings. “In any empty building I see an opportunity—and there are so many opportunities in Detroit,” he told ABC News. Hegemann, who has visited Detroit roughly 50 times by his own count, feels the struggling city can benefit economically by investing in the arts, specifically nightlife as Berlin has done. Nearly 30 percent of Berlin’s..
June 1, 2018

Suspect in case of Russian journalist who faked his own death denies plot

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The man accused of organizing the assassination of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko -- who faked his own death in order to avoid the alleged plot -- denied the allegations in court in Kiev Friday and in a strange twist said he was cooperating with the Ukrainian government. Prosecutors at the Shevchensky District court on Tuesday accused Borys Herman of arranging the alleged murder plot on behalf of Russian intelligence, alleging that he had hired a Ukrainia..
June 1, 2018

Kim Jong Un reaffirms commitment to denuclearization

South Korean Presidential Blue House/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed the communist regime’s commitment to denuclearization Thursday. Pyongyang’s state media, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), reported the reaffirmation occurred -- as a meeting with the U.S. hangs in the balance -- at an encounter between its leader and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kim was quoted as saying, “DPRK's will for denuclearization of the Korean peninsul..