Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana

Prince Harry and Meghan may have stepped away from their royal duties — but family appeared to be top of mind in naming their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born Friday in California. The name pays tribute to both Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother, Princess Diana. “Thank you […]

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Olympian Yamaguchi says Japan ‘cornered’ into holding games

Tokyo has been “cornered” into holding the games during the coronavirus pandemic, one of Japan’s best-known Olympians and an executive member of the Japanese Olympic Committee said in an outspoken editorial published Friday. Kaori Yamaguchi said the International Olympic Committee, the government and local organizers are ignoring widespread opposition to the games from the Japanese public. Depending on how the […]

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COVID-19 spurs shutdown of ‘Mission Impossible’ set

Paramount Pictures on Thursday temporarily shut down production on the British set of Tom Cruise’s seventh “Mission: Impossible” film after someone tested positive for coronavirus. “We have temporarily halted production on ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,” a Paramount spokesperson said in a statement. “We are following all safety protocols and […]

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Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain the royal rift

In a wide-ranging interview aired Sunday, Harry and Meghan described painful palace discussions about the colour of their son’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led the Duchess of Sussex to contemplate suicide.Oprah Winfrey’s interview was the couple’s first since they stepped down from royal duties, and the two-hour special included numerous revelations likely to reverberate on […]

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Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff

Buckingham Palace said Wednesday it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against Sussex’s Duchess.The Times of London reported allegations that the duchess drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling “humiliated.” It said Jason Knauf made an official complaint, then the communications secretary to Meghan and her husband, […]

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Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. It’s betting that consumers are willing to add yet another paid streaming service in an increasingly crowded field.Its backers hope an array of offerings — live sports and news, reboots of properties like “Frasier” and “Rugrats,” original shows like […]

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33 injured, 14 arrested in protests over rapper’s jailing

Police in Spain says 14 people were arrested in violent street protests in several cities following the arrest of Spanish rap artist Pablo Hasél, who had barricaded himself at a university with dozens of supporters to avoid prison and defend his fight for free speech.Emergency services said Wednesday that 33 people were treated for injuries in the disturbances.In Barcelona’s northeastern […]

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