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Belgian flood tragedy makes for subdued national day

Jul. 21, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The floods tragedy which left at least 31 dead in Belgium combined with the year-long COVID-19 pandemic is making for a subdued celebration of the country's national day Wednesday. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, wearing face masks, attended a...

Biden calls Jordan king a loyal ally in 'tough neighborhood'

Jul. 19, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised King Abdullah II of Jordan as a stalwart ally in a “tough neighborhood” as the two leaders huddled at the White House on Monday, a meeting that came at a pivotal moment for both leaders in the Middle East. Last week a...

Prince Harry working on 'intimate and heartfelt memoir'

Jul. 19, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry is writing what his publisher is calling an “intimate and heartfelt memoir.” Random House expects to release the book, currently untitled, late in 2022. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the...

In Jordan sedition trial, U.S. defendant alleges torture

Jul. 11, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A U.S. citizen and former top aide to Jordan’s King Abdullah II alleged he was tortured in Jordanian detention and fears for his life, his U.S.-based lawyer said Sunday, on the eve of a verdict in the high-profile sedition trial linked to a rare public rift in the...

Lawyer: Jordan court to rule Monday in royal sedition case

Jul. 07, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s state security court is to issue its verdict in a high-profile sedition case against a former senior official and a member of the royal family on Monday, just three weeks after the trial began. The quick pace of the trial, its closed...

Dutch crime reporter shot, badly wounded in Amsterdam street

Jul. 06, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — One of the Netherlands’ best known crime reporters was shot Tuesday evening in a brazen attack in downtown Amsterdam and was fighting for his life in a hospital, the Dutch capital's mayor said. Peter R. de Vries, who is widely lauded for fearless...

The Latest: COVID-19 cases grow in hard-hit area of Missouri

Jul. 05, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 27% over the Fourth of July weekend in a hard-hit area of Missouri where immunization rates are low, leading to a temporary ventilator shortfall and a public call for help from respiratory therapists. ...

Dutch royals arrive in Germany for 3-day state visit

Jul. 05, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on Monday started a three-day visit to Germany that was delayed from last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The royal couple were greeted with a 21-gun salute after landing at Berlin's...

Princes William, Harry unveil Princess Diana's statue

Jul. 01, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry put aside their differences Thursday to unveil a statue of Princess Diana, cementing their late mother’s place in royal history on what would have been her 60th birthday. Diana’s three siblings joined the brothers for the...

Prince Harry pays surprise visit to London charity event

Jun. 30, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has made a surprise appearance at a London charity event to meet with seriously ill children. The Duke of Sussex is back in Britain and is due to join his brother, Prince William, to unveil a statue Thursday in honor of their late mother,...