March 11, 2020

Prince Harry reportedly speaks about family, royal exit in prank phone call

Karwai Tang/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and sixth in line to the British throne, allegedly spoke out about his decision to leave the royal family in phone calls with Russian pranksters. The phone calls were published by The Sun newspaper on Wednesday, just two days after Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan attended their final engagement as senior, working members of the royal family. The pair will step down from their roles officially on March 31. "I can assure you, ma..
March 11, 2020

American living in northern Italy describes life under quarantine

KeithBinns/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Pat Leiter, an American living in Bolzano, northern Italy, was returning home from London, where she was on vacation, when the coronavirus outbreak occurred. "We thought, 'OK, our region is not under lockdown. We'll go back,'" she told ABC News on Tuesday. "So, we returned and within three hours ... the quarantine was put into place." On Tuesday, Italy reported 168 more deaths due to coronavirus, with fatalities now more than 600. With more than 10,0..
March 10, 2020

Terrorist groups ‘on the march’ in West Africa and the Sahel, US general warns

Ivan Cholakov/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Terrorist organizations are "on the march" in West Africa and the Sahel with international efforts failing to curb the increase in violence, a four-star American general in charge of U.S. troops in Africa warned on Tuesday. The stark message came as the State Department is ramping up its diplomatic efforts in the region by appointing the first-ever U.S. special envoy. But that high-level engagement may be undermined by a potential cut to the U.S. troop levels ..
March 10, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak in Europe has many asking, ‘Why Italy?’: Reporter’s Notebook

Viacheslav Chernobrovin/iStock(ROME) -- It's among the most clichéd journalistic tropes: to speak to the taxi driver en route to the airport and use those comments as some kind of gauge for the national sentiment. But at just after 5 a.m. on Tuesday, my cab driver cried as we drove to Rome's Fiumicino airport. His name is Paulo, a jolly, middle-aged man, and for much of the journey he rambled in Italian -- most of which I didn't understand, especially through his mask. But when Go..