Apr 21, 2016

Sweden's newborn royal is named Prince Alexander

Sweden’s royal palace has announced that the latest addition to the royal family will be named Prince Alexander. The baby boy was born Tuesday. He is the first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who got married last year. The palace on ...

Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines

Jan 26, 2016

Imperial Couple arrive in Philippines

Emperor Akihito says Japan must remember the tremendous loss of life in the Philippines during World War II as he and Empress Michiko start a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Jan 11, 2016

Spanish Princess Cristina in court as fraud case begins

Spanish princess Cristina de Borbon has arrived in court as proceedings in a landmark fraud trial that became a lightning rod for anger at institutional corruption get under way. Cristina, the sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, arrived at a court in Palma de ...

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Jan 9, 2016

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the shah’s twin sister whose glamorous life epitomized the excesses of her brother’s rule before he was deposed, has died after decades in exile. She was 96. Many in Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution believed that Princess Ashraf served ...

Nov 28, 2015

Prince Hitachi turns 80 in good health

Prince Hitachi, the younger brother of Emperor Akihito, turned 80 on Saturday. Due to his advanced age, the prince now carries out his official duties in a wheelchair. To maintain his physical strength, the prince walks along the corridors of his residence in Tokyo’s ...

Nov 4, 2015

Late Saudi king's 'secret wife' gets huge U.K. payout

A British judge on Tuesday ordered a huge financial payout for a woman who claims she was the “secret wife” of the Saudi Arabia’s late King Fahd. Judge Peter Smith ruled that Palestinian-born Janan Harb, 68, should receive more than £15 million ($23 million) ...

Nov 1, 2015

U.K.'s scandal-hit lords enjoy a rare day in the sun

Sniffing white powder with prostitutes, expenses scandals — members of Britain’s House of Lords usually only hit the headlines for their colorful extracurricular activities, but one recent debate proved an exception. The unelected upper chamber of parliament on Oct. 26 held a series of ...