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Denmark's Prince Joachim adjusts his face mask as he walks to work, at the Danish Embassy in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 18 2020. Prince Joachim, the younger son of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, who underwent an emergency surgery in France in July for a blood clot in his brain, says he is “eager to get started” as he arrived for his first work day at the Danish Embassy in Paris. The 51-year-old prince spoke to reporters outside the Danish mission where he will be defense attache. Joachim was rushed to the Toulouse University Hospital on July 24.  (Mads Claus Rasmussen/ Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Danish prince "fine" for Paris post after blood clot surgery

Sep. 18, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prince Joachim, the younger son of Queen Margrethe of Denmark who underwent an emergency surgery in France in July for a blood clot in his brain, said Friday he was “eager to get started” as he arrived for his first work day at the Danish Embassy in Paris. “I...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, John Fahey, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), speaks during a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player in getting the 2000 Summer Olympics for Sydney, has died. He was 75. New South Wales state government officials on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, confirmed Fahey's death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Former World Anti-Doping Agency chief John Fahey dies at 75

Sep. 12, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

John Fahey had an impressive career in Australian politics and international sport. There were few people, if any, who had a bad word to say about him, a testimony to the New Zealand-born Fahey's genteel and always understanding demeanor. Fahey, a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a key player...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Washington. Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East. From left, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, Jared Kushner and U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

Sep. 11, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab nation to do so as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state's relative isolation in the Middle East and find common ground with...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, Son Chhay, a lawmaker of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, speaks to the media in front of Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, after the court sentenced opposition senator Hong Sok Hour. The prominent former opposition politician in Cambodia had his ban on political activities lifted Thursdayj, Sept. 3, 2020, after the government approved his request for political rehabilitation. The action was made known with publication of a royal decree.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

Senior Cambodian opposition figure allowed back in politics

Sep. 3, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent former opposition politician in Cambodia had his ban on political activities lifted Thursday after the government approved his request for political rehabilitation. The action was made known with publication of a royal decree. Son Chhay had been a lawmaker with the...

2 Saudi royals, others officials investigated for fraud

Aug. 31, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top military commander in its yearslong war in Yemen and his prince son have been removed from their posts along with other officials as part of an anti-corruption investigation, the kingdom said early Tuesday. The announcement attributed the actions to a...

From left, U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Bahraini national security adviser Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa meet at Sakhir Palace in Manama, Bahrain, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Pompeo held closed-door meetings Wednesday with Bahrain's royal family and top officials in the United Arab Emirates amid the Trump administration's push for Arab nations to recognize Israel. (Bahrain News Agency via AP)

Pompeo has closed-door meetings with Bahrain, UAE leaders

Aug. 26, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held closed-door meetings Wednesday with Bahrain's royal family and top officials in the United Arab Emirates amid the Trump administration's push for Arab nations to recognize Israel. Pompeo already traveled to Israel and Sudan on...

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud arrive for a  press conference in Berlin, on Aug. 19, 2020.(John MacDougall/AP, pool)

Saudi Arabia cautiously welcomes UAE, Israel normalization

Aug. 19, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Wednesday cautiously welcomed an agreement between its close ally the United Arab Emirates and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties and exchange embassies. Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the deal, which also halted unilateral annexation by Israel...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 2, 2019 file photo, Spain's former King Juan Carlos waves during a bullfight at the bullring in Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain. Spain's royal household said on Monday Aug. 17, 2020, that former monarch Juan Carlos is in the United Arab Emirates, resolving a mystery over his whereabouts that has swirled in Spain since he announced he was leaving the country amid a growing financial scandal. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas, File)

Ex-Spanish king confirmed to be in UAE amid financial probes

Aug. 17, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Former monarch Juan Carlos I of Spain has been in the United Arab Emirates since he left his country amid a growing financial scandal, the Spanish royal household said Monday, resolving a two-week mystery and reining in speculation over the ex-king's whereabouts. The Spanish government and...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets veteran Bill Redston following the national service of remembrance marking the 75th anniversary of V-J Day at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, England, Saturday Aug. 15, 2020. Following the surrender of the Nazis on May 8, 1945, V-E Day, Allied troops carried on fighting the Japanese until an armistice was declared on Aug. 15, 1945. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

UK remembers Far East war on 75th anniversary of V-J Day

Aug. 15, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. marked the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II on Saturday, with Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip leading tributes to those who fought during the six-year campaign. In a special message on Victory over Japan Day, the queen and Philip offered their...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2001 file photo, Britain's Princess Anne with her husband Commander Tim Lawrence ride in a ceremonial carriage through Windsor town centre, where they were guests of Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle to welcome King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan on their state visit to England. Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter, Princess Anne, will be celebrating her 70th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 in a no-nonsense manner that befits her reputation in Britain. Whatever is planned for Saturday, it’s certainly going to be a scaled-back affair because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin/File)

UK's Princess Anne to mark 70th birthday in low-key fashion

Aug. 14, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter, Princess Anne, will be celebrating her 70th birthday on Saturday in a no-nonsense manner befitting her reputation in Britain. Whatever is planned for the princess, it will have to be a scaled-back affair because of the coronavirus pandemic. Not that the...