From Covfefe to Hollyweed: Weird news grabs headlines in 2017

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Dec 11 : President Donald Trump’s Oval Office style dominated US headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word “covfefe,” in what turned out to be one of the oddest news stories of the year. A tweet by Trump in May read simply: “Despite […]

Alpine skiing-Vonn’s stock is sky high in the risk business

By Steve Keating LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec 9 : The downhill is very much a high risk, high reward business and American speed queen Lindsey Vonn was reminded again of the price you pay for success on the alpine World Cup ski circuit. One minute last week a radiant Vonn is sitting in the posh […]

Britain’s Prince Harry to marry US actress Meghan Markle

By Michael Holden LONDON, Nov 27 : Britain’s Prince Harry and his U.S. actress girlfriend Meghan Markle announced on Monday they were engaged and would get married in the spring of next year. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Harry, 33, currently fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, best known for her role in the U.S. […]

Prince Harry’s engagement shows British monarchy has moved on from scandals of past

By Michael Holden LONDON, Nov 27 : King Edward VIII sacrificed his throne and Queen Elizabeth’s sister Margaret gave up her one true love, but for Prince Harry marrying a divorcee is no longer a bar to being a royal or following his heart. On Monday, Harry, fifth-in-line to the British throne, announced he was […]

Debate stifled in Cambodia as crackdown spreads fear

By Prak Chan Thul and Matthew Tostevin PHNOM PENH, Nov 24 : “We speak our mind”, says the website of a group of young Cambodians who have met at weekends for the past six years to discuss politics over mugs of coffee. But discussions by the Politikoffee group were postponed indefinitely by the organisers after […]