Simon Kent

Simon Kent

Meghan Markle Disney Debut Panned by Critics: ‘Schmaltz and Cheesiness’

Meghan Markle’s debut as narrator of a new Disney documentary about elephants in the African wild has been dismissed as a dramatic misfire by critics, with observations she is “over-eager to please” through “schmaltz and cheesiness” being just two of the more unkind pieces of analysis.

05/03/2020 - Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards held at Mansion House in London. Their Royal Highnesses will celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the last year. Photo Credit: …

U.S. Diplomat: China Endangering the World with Coronavirus

China endangered the world by spreading “malign misinformation” about the deadly coronavirus outbreak and allowing it to spread outside the Communist state’s borders, the U.S. ambassador to London said Thursday.

LONDON, ENGLAND -DECEMBER 13: US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson speaks at the unveiling of the new US Embassy building in Nine Elms in Wandsworth on December 13, 2017 in London, England. The new US embassy designed by Kieran Timberlake architects is moving from Grosvenor Square to its …

Global Elites Flee Chinese Coronavirus Threat on Private Jets

As the commercial airline industry grounds itself and travel restrictions bite in the face of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, the private jet alternative is thriving thanks to the insatiable demands of the wealthy and the well-connected.

A man passes the Dassault Falcon 2000EX business jet before the start of the 2017 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport on April 10, 2017. ABACE will be held at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport from April 11 to 13. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE (Photo …

Hard-Line Muslim Faithful Storm Iran Shrines Shut over Coronavirus

Devout Muslim Shiite followers in Iran fought their way into two major shrines closed over coronavirus fears, Iranian state media reported Tuesday, as they demanded the right to continue worshipping practices that include kissing, touching and in some cases licking sacred public objects.

People gather outside the closed doors of the Fatima Masumeh shrine in Iran's holy city of Qom on March 16 2020. - Iran closed four key Shiite pilgrimage sites across the Islamic republic on March 16 in line with measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, state media …