It's been more than a year since Juan Carlos I left Spain (3 August 2020) following the financial scandal swirling around him. He lives in the United Arab Emirates, in a gilded cage, as some would say. He wants to return home. The fulfillment of that wish is in the hands of his son, King Felipe VI.
THE royal letter, from king to king: “A year ago, I spoke to you of my wish and desire to withdraw from institutional functions. Now, guided by the conviction to provide the best service to the Spaniards, their institutions, and to you as King, I am informing you of my well-considered decision to leave Spain at this point.” But what about the wife?
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called the killing of the journalist--who had been critical of the current Saudi regime--a "rogue operation" and an "aberation". President Trump has been reluctant to call for the condemnation of the Saudi royal regime, although some Senators are clamoring for high-level investigations of the incident. Trump has stated that there are many ways the U.S. can respond to the journalist's killing that will not jeopardize relations between the two allies.
Lots to talk about this holiday season: USA, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Afghanistan, North Korea . . .
"American women drive to work, drive their children to soccer practice and ballet lessons, drive to the grocery stores and shopping malls, drive to Church and evening concerts, and drive male drivers up the wall with their natural expertise at it!"
While President Barack Obama has taken to the skies in his final year in office, building a legacy of diplomatic efforts spanning the globe Strangely, the U.S. media seems to practically ignore his international travels while they focus on the all-consuming coverage of the campaigning to replace him in November
Pres. Obama was Chief Guest on India’s Republic Day to the delight of the huge crowd. From there he flew to Saudi Arabia to congratulate new King Salman.