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  • The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day

    The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at Meet the Breed day
    There are three things for sure in this world: death, taxes and that the sometimes-radical animal rights organization PETA will protest the Westminster Kennel Club (or just about any) Dog Show. For the last several years, People for the Ethical Treatment...
  • Royal flush: Prince Charles visits London sewage tunnel

    Prince Charles got down and dirty Wednesday, donning a hard hat and protective glasses to visit a sewer tunnel 75 meters (250 feet) under east London. The heir to the British throne was marking the 150th anniversary of the city's sewers, created by...
  • Kendall Jenner steals spotlight at London shows

    Fashionistas struggled to stay dry and composed Sunday as driving wind and rain hit London Fashion Week, but the miserable weather wasn't the only thing that caused some to lose their cool. Reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner whipped up a mini storm...
  • REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Marie Antoinette' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Although its setting is 18th century Versailles and its central character is the wife of Louis XVI and the erstwhile queen of France, you could chop the noggin off the Steppenwolf Theatre's blithely anachronistic but fundamentally insecure new...
  • Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman
    President Obama dashed from India to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in a hastily planned trip aimed at setting out on the right foot with the new leader of a key ally. Obama cut short a visit in India to be one of the first world leaders to meet with King...
  • Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices

    Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices
    A consensus has emerged since the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will not change course on oil policy. This consensus is probably right, at least for the short term. It is, however, correct for reasons other than the ones that...
  • My brush with Saudi royalty

    My brush with Saudi royalty
    I was once told that if we are nothing else in this world, we are a reflection of our parents. At a young age, I understood that my actions must be carefully chosen because my parents would be judged according to how I behaved. While living in Los...
  • Saudi Arabia's Royal Family Plots Survival

    Saudi Arabia's Royal Family Plots Survival
    Saudi watchers have been talking about the transition from King Abdullah for a decade, but now that the moment has arrived, its consequences are as hard to predict as ever. The death of King Abdullah begins a period of generational change in the oil...
  • King Abdullah, 90, of Saudi Arabia dies; Obama praises 'candid' leader

    As the leader of a conservative family dynasty of tremendous wealth and extraordinary power, King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud was charged with steering the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia through an unprecedented period of cultural upheaval, regional...
  • Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire

    Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
    Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his...
  • New Saudi king moves quickly to avoid future power struggle

    Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of Saud....