To start off the new week, these are the stories making headlines.
After a ceremony that shook up royal tradition, a biography of the new Duchess of Sussex has appeared on the website of the British royal family, and it firmly emphasizes her activist credentials.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the new reigning king and queen of romance on Saturday. Is that an official title? It should be, because the royal wedding, so hotly anticipated and debated, was full of sweet, inspiring, groundbreaking moments that spoke to the couple’s unique character.
American actor George Clooney, his wife Amal and David and Victoria Beckham were among the guests in attendance at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding.
“Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. Melania is feeling and doing really well. Thank you for all of your prayers and best wishes!” he wrote after initially tweeting and deleting the same message with a typo of the first lady’s name.
Activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef and Aisha Almane were arrested last week, along with four male supporters, the government and Saudi media said Friday. They are accused of “suspicious contact with foreign entities to support their activities, recruiting some persons in charge of sensitive government positions, and providing financial support to hostile elements outside the country,” state news agency SPA reported, quoting a state security spokesman.
Cubana de Aviación flight DMJ 0972 was traveling from Havana to Holguín when the plane crashed as it was taking off at 12:08 p.m. on Friday. Amateur video taken shortly after the crash showed a large fireball and thick plume of smoke rising from a field and wooded area bordering the airport.
The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex have left Windsor Castle as the royal celebrations come to a close. The couple stayed at the castle on Saturday after a party with 200 of their friends and family, hosted by Prince Charles. Details of Prince Harry and Meghan’s honeymoon have yet to be confirmed.
China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war “on hold”. The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy $200bn (£148bn) of US goods and services and thereby reduce the trade imbalance.
Royal Wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, actors Idris Elba and George Clooney and singer Elton John were among the 600 guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. All pictures subject to copyright. The best way to get news on the go Download the BBC News App.
Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich has experienced delays in renewing his visa for the UK, the BBC understands. The Russian billionaire did not attend Saturday’s FA Cup Final at Wembley when the blues beat Manchester United 1-0. His office said it does not discuss personal matters with the media.
The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba on Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say. One of the pilots described how a plane rented from Damojh airlines had dropped off radar completely some eight years ago. Another alleged poor maintenance.
HAVANA (Reuters) ― Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 of the 113 on board, making it the Caribbean island’s deadliest air disaster in nearly 30 years.
The mother of a 16-year-old girl who was killed in Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school believes the shooter targeted her daughter for refusing his advances. Sadie Rodriguez, whose daughter Shana Fisher was one of 10 people killed at Santa Fe High School, said 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis had pursued her daughter for months before the deadly attack.
Prince Harry’s Saturday wedding to Meghan Markle was full of subtle tributes to his late mother, Princess Diana. The couple wed more than 20 years after Diana’s sudden death in Paris. Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, walked down the aisle of St.
President Donald Trump loves to compare the size and greatness of all the things he’s involved with, and people love to mock him for it. Even our British friends across the pond. Early Saturday morning, BBC Three pointed out the size of the crowd that amassed to see Prince Harry marry former actress Meghan Markle.
Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attracted quite the celebrity crowd. Idris Elba, George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, James Blunt and David and Victoria Beckham were among the dozens of famous faces spotted walking into St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, for the ceremony: This is a developing story.
To be evil or not to be evil – that is the question, Google. It seems after years of the tech company’s commitment to its low-key creepy-sounding mantra, “Don’t Be Evil,” Google has removed the phrase from its Code of Conduct. So I guess that means evil is totally chill now??
The United States Geological Survey released stunning new footage on Saturday showing the lava pouring from a fissure created by activity around Kilauea, an active volcano in Hawaii that exploded Thursday morning. The footage, which was filmed just before 8:00 a.m.
Starbucks issued a new policy on Saturday: Patrons no longer need to make a purchase to sit in the cafe or use the restrooms. According to the Associated Press, Starbucks executives have claimed the old policies were “loose and ambiguous,” which left the decision on whether or not people could use the bathroom or sit in the stores up to managers and employees.
Sure, people attended and tuned into the Royal Wedding to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but while they were there they really fell in love with Bishop Michael Curry. The Chicago bishop, whom Markle reportedly invited to speak at the ceremony, dropped serious knowledge about the power of love, ignited sparks of passion with a very long talk about fire, and even quoted Dr. Martin Luther King.
The Royal Wedding day was all about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Donald Trump, of course. As massive crowds showed up to celebrate the couple’s big day, many couldn’t help but notice that more people seemed to crowding the streets of the post-wedding carriage procession through Windsor than were present at Donald Trump’s 2017 Inauguration.