February 21, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan will not use Sussex Royal name, spokesperson confirms

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will not use their Sussex Royal brand in their new roles as non-working members of Britain's royal family. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use 'SussexRoyal' in any territory post Spring 2020," a spokesperson for the Sussexes told ABC News on Friday, ending weeks of speculation about whether Queen Elizabeth would permit the couple to continue using the word "royal." Harry..
February 21, 2020

To stop the novel coronavirus from spreading, ‘We need to act quickly,’ WHO says

iStock(NEW YORK) -- In a rapid development, Iranian authorities reported 18 cases of novel coronavirus and four deaths over the course of two days, the World Health Organization detailed at a Friday news conference. Lebanon also reported its first coronavirus case Friday, in a traveler from Iran, WHO officials said. While the number of cases of novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19 is small, we're "concerned about the number of cases with no clear link or travel to China," said Dr..
February 21, 2020

Agreement to reduce violence in Afghanistan set to begin, leading way for US-Taliban deal

KeithBinns/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- An agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban to reduce violence in Afghanistan will begin Friday at midnight local time, according to U.S., Afghan and Taliban officials. If the seven-day truce is deemed successful, the two sides plan to sign a historic agreement on Feb. 29, where U.S. troops would begin a phased withdrawal and the Taliban would sit down with other Afghans for national peace talks and would commit to keeping Afghanistan from becoming a safe have..
February 21, 2020

Hysteria over coronavirus sparks violent protests in Ukraine

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Hysteria over the novel coronavirus epidemic has sparked violent protests in Ukraine, fueled by panic and disinformation around the outbreak -- even though the country has no confirmed cases of the virus. Protests and violent clashes with police broke out in several places Thursday, as Ukraine's authorities blamed the disorder on the spread of misinformation on social media and suggested it may have been part of a deliberate campaign targeting the country. The ..