Indian toilet charity renames village after Trump

MARORA, India (Reuters) – A toilet charity has renamed an Indian village after U.S. President Donald Trump as part of a promotional push to raise cash and support for better sanitation.

Paris turns into Olympic park as part of push to host 2024 Games

PARIS (Reuters) – A diver plunged into the Seine while the mayor of Paris took to the river in a kayak, as the French capital transformed itself on Friday into a giant Olympic park as part of its…

Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

LONDON (Reuters) – Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A court has told the Israeli airline El Al that it can no longer ask women passengers to switch seats if ultra-Orthodox Jewish men object to sitting next to them, an Israeli…

Jackie Kennedy watch, painting sell for three times estimate in NY

(Reuters) – A Cartier wristwatch given to Jackie Kennedy and a painting she made in 1963 as a thank-you gift to reciprocate sold for $379,500 on Wednesday, more than three times pre-sale estimates,…

Melania’s birth country Slovenia hopes to boost tourism revenues

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia, the country where U.S. First Lady Melania Trump was born, hopes to strongly increase tourism revenues in the coming years, the government said in a statement on…

EU sure about that hat, your majesty?

LONDON (Reuters) – Coincidence or a subliminal message? Britain’s Queen Elizabeth stirred up social media on Wednesday when she opened parliament in a hat looking very much like a European Union flag.

U.S. football Hall of Famers meet pope, give him number 1 jersey

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The “Hail Mary Pass” did not come up in the conversation, but Pope Francis clearly had a good catch on Wednesday when he received a helmet and jersey from members of the…