The World This Week: Holy Social Distancing Week

It’s a Holy Week unlike any other: the faithful have been kept at bay in Rome… and Jerusalem, where citizens are under orders to comply with strict observance of social distancing during Passover celebrations. François Picard’s panel also ponders whether Covid-19 might force Saudi Arabia to rethink its campaign in Yemen, whether despite Brexit, the … Read more The World This Week: Holy Social Distancing Week

Zara Phillips to Marry Rugby Star Mike Tindall

Another member of the British Royal Family will be wedded in 2011 following the announcement of the engagement of Zara Phillips to rugby star Mike Tindall. The Queen’s press secretary issued this statement: The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall, … Read more Zara Phillips to Marry Rugby Star Mike Tindall

Film: “The King’s Speech” Picks Up 9 Nominations at BIF Awards

The King’s Speech will hit UK cinemas on 7th January 2011, but has already picked up nine nominations in the Moët British Independent Film Awards. The film tells the true story of King George VI, known as Bertie, who had a stammer and subsequently underwent treatment with an Australian speech therapist. The screenplay had to … Read more Film: “The King’s Speech” Picks Up 9 Nominations at BIF Awards

Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Receive the Queen of United Kingdom

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirate and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman will both receive The Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh on state visits this November. The British rulers will visit Abu Dhabi between 24th and 25th November, and Muscat between 25th … Read more Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Receive the Queen of United Kingdom