U.K. police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo hack

Sep 24, 2016

U.K. police investigate Pippa Middleton royal photo hack

Scotland Yard were investigating Saturday after reports that 3,000 photographs had been hacked from Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Britain’s Prince William, and someone was trying to sell them. The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from ...

Aug 20, 2016

Japanese Princess Mako to enter graduate school in September

Japanese Princess Mako has passed an entrance exam for a doctoral course at International Christian University in Tokyo, the Imperial Household Agency said Saturday. The 24-year-old eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko is expected to enroll at ICU next month to study ...

Aug 15, 2016

Belgian king, queen to visit Japan in October

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are scheduled to make a state visit to Japan in October as the countries commemorate 150 years of bilateral ties, Japanese officials said Monday. During their Oct. 11-14 visit, the king and queen are scheduled to speak with ...

Japanese voice surprise, support for Emperor's plan to abdicate

Jul 14, 2016

Japanese voice surprise, support for Emperor's plan to abdicate

Many Japanese expressed surprise at the news Wednesday that Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate, but they said his wish should be respected. The Imperial Couple left their Imperial villa in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Thursday after arriving on Monday. “The Emperor opened a car ...

Ailing Thai king marks 70 years since accession to throne

Jun 9, 2016

Ailing Thai king marks 70 years since accession to throne

Hundreds of orange-robed monks led ceremonies Thursday marking 70 years since Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne following the mysterious death of his brother, as anxiety grows over the health of the ailing octogenarian. The 88-year-old king is the world’s longest serving ...

May 21, 2016

Thai king is treated for 'water on the brain'

Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej has received treatment for “water on the brain,” the Royal Household Bureau said on Friday. The world’s longest-reigning monarch has been treated for various ailments during a yearlong hospitalization in the capital. He was last seen in public on ...