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  • King Abdullah, 90, of Saudi Arabia dies; Obama praises 'candid' leader

    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...
  • After simple rites, Saudi King Abdullah laid to rest in unmarked grave

    After simple rites, Saudi King Abdullah laid to rest in unmarked grave
    Leaders of the Muslim world and thousands of Saudi subjects paid their final respects to King Abdullah at a simple ceremony at a Riyadh mosque Friday before the late ruler was buried in an unmarked grave in a public cemetery. In accordance with royal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wills and Kate have joined Instagram

    Wills and Kate have joined Instagram
    Prince Harry stands on tiptoes but still fails to measure up to retired NBA player Dikembe Mutombo who stands 7ft 2 inches tall at the #Coachcore graduation ceremony today. The NBA are supporting the #Royal A photo posted by @kensingtonroyal onJan 14,...
  • Bill Clinton and the company he keeps

    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 keeping...
  • '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...
  • 'Imitation Game' is a winner in Newport

    'Imitation Game' is a winner in Newport
    Alan Turing, the British mathematician, logician and "father of the modern computer" who played a critical wartime role in breaking the ciphers of Nazi Germany at Bletchley Park, was a bit of an eccentric genius. He chained his tea mug to a radiator to...
  • Reader feedback Jan. 6: Senior drivers, Prince Andrew, Dominion Power

    New law for senior drivers •Last Saturday, Jan. 3, I saw a letter to the editor that had a headline of "Seniors targeted," on Virginia House Bill 771 which had to do with requiring special things for seniors applying for renewal of their driver's...
  • Buckingham Palace denies Prince Andrew engaged in sexual impropriety with a minor

     
    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....