Problems have to be tackled, says Duke of Cambridge His comments will be seen as a subtle reference to the Royal family's own ongoing difficulties. The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of the importance of tackling challenges head-on to avoid "paralysis" and "move forward". He said it was essential to acknowledge problems in order to deal with them, rather than "pretend they don't happen, which is no good". It came amid days of high-level negotiations in the Royal family about the future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are seeking a "financially independent" future. It has emerged that the Vancouver women's shelter that hosted Meghan in her first public appearance since stepping back as a senior royal had just one day's notice before her visit - and starstruck staff were not even told who their special guest would be. And Bethan Holt explains how Jessica Mulroney became Meghan's trusted confidante, protector and fashion secret-weapon. … [Read more...] about Thursday morning news briefing: Are there cracks in royal dream?
Prince Harry shrugs off attention in first appearance The Duke of Sussex has been seen in public for the first time since he and the Duchess announced their intention to split from the Royal family. Prince Harry hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace this afternoon - in what could prove to be his last public appearance as a fully-fledged member of the "Firm". Read the answer he gave when a reporter asked him about the progress of talks on his future. As Camilla Tominey reports, Meghan is in Canada with their son, Archie, and the Duke is expected to join her there soon. It comes amid a development about the other senior member of the Royal family to recently "step back" - the Duke of York. Prince Andrew could be stripped of his round-the-clock armed bodyguards in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. The Duke, 59, faces losing his Metropolitan Police protection following a proposed downgrade of his security. A … [Read more...] about Thursday evening news briefing: Prince Harry breaks cover
"He [Trump] should not have access to these briefings," McMullin stated in an interview with CNN on Wednesday. "Hopefully we are not sharing everything we could be with him, because he wouldn’t even be able to secure a security clearance if he was applying for a low-level job at the CIA." … [Read more...] about Trump Should Not Receive Intelligence Briefings – Former CIA Officer
BALTIMORE — A private school in Baltimore has acknowledged that a former teacher and coach sexually abused students in the 1990s and the academy “could have done more” to determine if others had been harmed. The headmaster at the all-boys Gilman School, Henry Smyth, said in a Thursday email to parents and alumni that Martin Meloy “engaged in sexually abusive behavior” with students on separate occasions at his home in Baltimore County. Smyth said the school reported the allegations against Meloy to authorities after victims informed Gilman leadership of the abuse in 2008. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 410 words, AP Photos. … [Read more...] about Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 6 p.m.
President Trump suggests Kurdish fighters are releasing ISIS... Gaping holes in the side of Iranian oil tanker that was hit... Syrian Kurds abandoned by Trump ask President Bashar Assad... For some it was a disaster zone - for others, Chernobyl was... … [Read more...] about Russia to hold three-day strategic nuclear drills involving 12,000 troops and the launch of two intercontinental ballistic missiles