Oct 10, 2016

Thai king, 88, on ventilator, health 'not stable'

Doctors treating Thailand’s hospital-bound King Bhumibol Adulyadej placed the ailing monarch on a ventilator this week, the palace said Sunday, adding that the 88-year-old’s health was “not stable. Bhumibol is the world’s longest-reigning monarch and beloved by many in Thailand. But he has not ...

Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates

Jun 2, 2014

Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates

Spanish King Juan Carlos announced his abdication on Monday in favor of his son Prince Felipe, ending a 39-year reign that guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy but was later battered by royal scandals. The 76-year-old monarch, crowned in November 1975 after the death ...