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  • 'Sex with Kings' -- when gossip wore a crown

    "NELLY, you are grown rich, I believe by your dress. Why, woman you are fine enough to be a queen." "You are entirely right, Madame, and I am w -- re enough to be a duchess." So it went between Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth, and actress Nell Gwynn....
  • Jordan hangs two prisoners after Islamic State burns pilot alive

     Jordan hangs two prisoners after Islamic State burns pilot alive
     Islamic State militants put to death a captured Jordanian fighter pilot by burning him alive in a cage, according to a video the group released Tuesday. The kingdom, which had vowed a swift and lethal response, executed two al-Qaida prisoners by...
  • Jordan's vow of revenge against Islamic State sparks fear of new conflict

    WASHINGTON Faced with an outraged public and political commentary that it had been humiliated by the Islamic State, the Jordanian government primed for payback Tuesday as it announced plans to hang jailed militants to avenge the extremist group's...
  • Sex claims about Prince Andrew and prominent US lawyer reignite American financier's case

    First came the allegations late last year that Britain's Prince Andrew and a prominent American lawyer took part in a wealthy sex offender's abuse of teenage girls aboard private jets, in luxury homes and on the financier's Caribbean island. The story,...
  • Jordan committed to anti-Islamic State coalition, despite hostage drama

    Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants. Foreign Minister...
  • 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...
  • Sex-with-minor claim against Prince Andrew 'emphatically' denied

    Sex-with-minor claim against Prince Andrew 'emphatically' denied
    Buckingham Palace on Sunday stepped up efforts to defend Prince Andrew after the British royal was embroiled in claims of sexual impropriety with an underage woman. In a second statement since the claims surfaced, officials "emphatically denied"...
  • 'Sophia' a fascinating story of a princess turned revolutionary

    'Sophia' a fascinating story of a princess turned revolutionary
    Born in England and a favored goddaughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was thoroughly British. Yet she was also Indian — her father had signed his kingdom over to the British Empire — and that left Sophia caught between...
  • Bill Clinton and the company he keeps

    It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, "A man is known by the company he keeps." The British and American media are carrying salacious stories about Prince Andrew keeping company with registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, now accused of...
  • Cunard's 'three queens' to party together in cruise line's 175th year

    Cunard's 'three queens' to party together in cruise line's 175th year
    Happy birthday, Cunard! The British luxury cruise line turns 175 this year and plans to unite its three-ship fleet for special events in Liverpool and Southampton this summer. The company kicked off celebrations Saturday with fireworks and marching...
  • Buckingham Palace denies Prince Andrew engaged in sexual impropriety

    Royal officials on Friday denied that Britain's Prince Andrew engaged in any "impropriety with underage minors" after he was named in U.S. court documents related to a lengthy lawsuit against American financier Jeffrey Epstein. In papers filed to a...