Saudi Arabia said that it will grant girls in public schools access to physical education, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports.
A Slovenian comic who has attracted millions of online hits with extravagant musical parodies of such figures as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and the Pope gives Angela Merkel the same satirical treatment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, wearing his red hockey jersey, sporting number 11, took to the rink at Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome to play a Night Hockey League match last month alongside his teammates, Defence chief Sergey Shoigu, Olympic champions Vyacheslav Fetisov, Aleksey Kasatonov, Valery Kamensky, Pavel Bure and others. The Tula Region’s governor, Aleksey Dyumin, played goalie.
Alia Joy is just weeks old, but she’s already made Australian political history. The daughter of Greens codeputy leader Larissa Waters graced the floor of the Senate to become the first baby to be breastfed in the chamber.
Germans have a complicated relationship with their military. And while many Germans have got used to the idea of an army deployed abroad for peace and training missions, several scandals in recent months have rocked the faith the country has in its troops, raising questions over the widespread intolerance in its units.
The Thai capital’s world famous street food scene may soon be a thing of the past. All street food stalls will be cleared from Bangkok’s roads by the end of the year in a bid to bring order and hygiene to the Thai capital’s streets, a city official said.
North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of the state founder Kim Il Sung on 15th April and in 2012 launched a long-range rocket carrying a satellite to mark the date. It tested a newly developed intermediate-range missile last year.
The Belgian race pigeon “Golden Prince” from Wevelgem has fetched €360,000 at an online auction. Auction house Pipa claims that this makes Golden Prince the most expensive pigeon ever. The winning bid came from South Africa.
The government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a bill that would empower adults to possess 30 grams of marijuana in public. Canada’s proposed bill permits houses to grow four marijuana plants.
Crown Princess Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, hosted at Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest a ceremony followed by dinner to celebrate two decades of the Royal Family’s public engagements, in the country and abroad, with the support of the Government, on behalf of Romania.
Brazil, the world’s biggest beef and poultry exporter, has been hit allegations of corrupt practices in its meat industry. Police have halted exports by 21 meat processers suspected of bribing inspectors to issue them bogus health certificates for rotten meat.
Proclaiming “Europe is our common future,” 27 leaders of the European Union signed a statement on March 25 in Rome declaring their commitment to integrating the Continent even as a series of crises has weakened the efforts and Britain prepares to leave the bloc.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it had received 318 nominations for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. That’s down from 376 last year, which set a record, but it remains the next-highest number of candidates in the history of the prize.
This year Christie is celebrating 11th anniversary in Dubai, which reflects how young the market is in the Middle East. Since then the market has grown exponentially. This upturn has been fuelled by a growing appreciation and understanding of Middle Eastern artists and their markets.
With exception of official photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge holding hands as they climbed to Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan, there are few images of them being physically affectionate. Since then, Kate and Will have kept public displays of affection (PDA) to a minimum.
Despite the popularity of horoscopes, most people don’t really want to know their futures, a new study from Europe suggests. That’s particularly true if future events are negative, such as the person’s death, the study found.