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Napoleon and Josephine’s Engagement Ring to Be Auctioned Off

Napoleon and Josephine’s Engagement Ring to Be Auctioned Off

ABC News/Osenat(PARIS) — As jewelry goes, it is modest, a simple diamond and sapphire ring. But it is rich in history.The ring, which will be auctioned off in Paris on Sunday, was Napoleon’s engagement ring in 1796 to the woman who would become Empres…

“Reality” Weighs Heavy on Obama’s Mideast Peace Efforts

“Reality” Weighs Heavy on Obama’s Mideast Peace Efforts

Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Middle East peace has been slow going for President Obama, as his administration’s relationship with Israel has unfolded under his presidency in fits and starts.In his first year in office, Obama brought…

Senior Cleric Killed in Damascus Suicide Bombing

Senior Cleric Killed in Damascus Suicide Bombing

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — A deadly suicide bombing inside a Damascus mosque on Thursday killed senior cleric Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, one of the most notable Sunni supporters of the current regime.According to the New York Times…

UN to Investigate Possible Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

UN to Investigate Possible Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

ABC News(ALEPPO, Syria) — U.S. officials do not believe that chemical weapons were used in Tuesday’s attack in Aleppo, Syria. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced on Thursday that the U.N. will investigate possible use of chemical weapons in t…

Bolshoi Ballet Denies Claims It Pimped Out Dancers

Bolshoi Ballet Denies Claims It Pimped Out Dancers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — The world-famous Bolshoi ballet has reportedly dismissed claims by a former top ballerina that the dance company pimped out its female dancers to wealthy donors.Former ballet star Anastasia Volochkova made the claim du…

Bolshoi Ballet Denies Claims It Pimped Out Dancers

Bolshoi Ballet Denies Claims It Pimped Out Dancers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — The world-famous Bolshoi ballet has reportedly dismissed claims by a former top ballerina that the dance company pimped out its female dancers to wealthy donors.Former ballet star Anastasia Volochkova made the claim du…

Famous French Lawyer’s Body Found Washed up on Shore

Famous French Lawyer’s Body Found Washed up on Shore

Hemera/Thinkstock(PARIS) — One of France’s most notable lawyers was found dead of an apparent suicide on Sunday.Olivier Metzner’s body was found at about 9:00 a.m. Sunday, floating off the shore of an island that he owned in Brittany’s Bay of Morbihan…

Pope Francis Delivers Message of Mercy to Massive Crowd

Pope Francis Delivers Message of Mercy to Massive Crowd

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Before an astounding crowd of some 300,000 in and around St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis delivered his first angelus as pontiff on Sunday, urging the faithful to be merciful and forgiving.Hours e…

Zimbabwe Votes on New Constitution

Zimbabwe Votes on New Constitution

Hemera/Thinkstock(HARARE, Zimbabwe) — Voters in Zimbabwe turned out to vote Saturday for a new constitution that is being backed by both political parties.The new constitution includes measures to protect free expression and reduces the powers of the …

Pope Francis Addresses Media for First Time

Pope Francis Addresses Media for First Time

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(ROME) — The newly elected Pope Francis met with thousands of reporters Saturday morning for the first time since he was selected to lead the Catholic Church.Before the pontiff addressed the media throng, a Vatica…

North Korea Claims Nuclear Missiles ‘on Standby’

North Korea Claims Nuclear Missiles ‘on Standby’

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — A leading general in North Korea claims the country has a long-range missile armed with nuclear warheads on standby. Pyongyang repeated its Thursday vow to ditch all non-aggression pacts with South Kor…

Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty

Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and a longtime member of al Qaeda’s inner circle, pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiring to kill Americans when he appeared Friday in a New York federal court house…

Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law to Appear in NYC Court

Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law to Appear in NYC Court

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Under heavy security, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law will appear Friday morning in a New York federal courtroom to answer to charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens as a top member of al Qaeda’s inner circle.Sulaiman Abu…

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As world leaders, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, are gathering in Caracas ahead of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s funeral Friday, large crowds of mourners coming to pay their respec…

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As world leaders, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, are gathering in Caracas ahead of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s funeral Friday, large crowds of mourners coming to pay their respec…

Homeland Chair: Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law ‘Cooperating’

Homeland Chair: Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law ‘Cooperating’

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, has been “cooperating” and has already revealed “key intelligence” about the current status, personnel and finances of al Qaeda even before he was secretly spirited to New…

Taliban Hands Over Bodies of 16 Afghan Soldiers

Taliban Hands Over Bodies of 16 Afghan Soldiers

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(WARDOOJ, Afghanistan) — The Taliban turned over the bodies of 16 Afghan soldiers killed in an attack on Sunday.
The firefight, which took place in the district of Wardooj, was among the deadliest attacks on Afghan National A…

Papal Porta-Potties in the Sistine Chapel?

Papal Porta-Potties in the Sistine Chapel?

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Among the more intriguing traditions of a papal election is the little stove installed in the Sistine Chapel to burn the ballots and send out the smoke signals about the results.But one mystery never really …

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead at 58

Gregorio Marrero/LatinContent/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has died, the country’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. Venezuelan government officials said Monday that Chavez had developed a …

Is Pregnant Kate Middleton Having a Girl?

Is Pregnant Kate Middleton Having a Girl?

PHIL NOBLE/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) — Did Kate Middleton inadvertently reveal the gender of her unborn child?The wife of Britain’s Prince William was at an event in England Tuesday when she said something that has people buzzing with excitement.A…

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