HBO’s ‘Escape From Kabul’ Documentary Goes Inside the Afghanistan Evacuation From Hell

A year later, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan is still a blur. For those of us watching from afar, the hasty airlifts looked more like the climax of a war movie than a coordinated military operation by the world’s only superpower. The month of August 2021 was filled with minute-to-minute updates on the chaos: the … Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Relegated to Second Row at Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Royalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe testicle to get it in your inbox every Sunday. The expectation that the British royal family would use the queen’s funeral to build bridges with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was rudely shattered Monday morning after the couple were seated in … Read more

Biden pays respects to Queen Elizabeth as world leaders arrive in London for the funeral

Thousands of police, hundreds of troops and an army of officials made final preparations Sunday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the biggest gathering of world leaders for years. President Biden and other dignitaries arrived in London for the funeral, to which … Read more

World leaders arrive in London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Thousands of police, hundreds of troops and an army of officials made final preparations Sunday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the biggest gathering of world leaders for years. President Biden and other dignitaries are arriving in London for the funeral, to … Read more

Queen’s 8 grandchildren hold silent vigil beside her coffin

LONDON (AP) — All eight of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin Saturday, capping another huge day in which thousands came to pay their respects. Mourners huddled in a line that snaked across London, enduring the city’s coldest night in months and waits that stretched up to 16 hours. Authorities … Read more

Tensions simmer between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle as the funeral looms

As Britain’s battling royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry prepared to lead their cousins ​​in a rare family ceremony Saturday to honor their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, the drama between the warring wives of Windsor, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, simmered behind the scenes. Insiders are buzzing over the obvious tensions among the once-close … Read more

“My Son Hunter” Is Not the Hunter Biden Movie We Need, or the One We Deserve

The first time we glimpse the titular hero of “My Son Hunter,” a chaotic, low-budget agitprop film that the conservative Web site Breitbart released last week, he is seen entering a night club in LA (The movie, in fact, was shot in Serbia, a kind of Los Angeles of the mind.) Pictured from the back … Read more

Janet Yellen ends 50-year friendship with ‘rabid Trump supporter’: book

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen cut ties with a close friend of 50 years because she could no longer tolerate her “rabid” support for Donald Trump, according to a new book. Carol Schwartz Greenwald, the first female assistant vice president of the Fed in Boston and an adviser to ex-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, was shunned by … Read more

Live updates: Biden accepts invitation for queen’s funeral

WASHINGTON —- President Joe Biden has formally accepted an invitation to attend the state funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II. The White House said Sunday that the president will be accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden. The service will be held on Sept. 19. Earlier in the day, Biden remembered the words of comfort that … Read more

Russian State Media Can’t Stop Promoting New Breitbart Movie ‘My Son Hunter’

Russia is facing hard times—both on the battlefield and the home front—and the country’s leading propagandists are laser-focused on distracting the domestic population by demonstrating that things are even worse abroad. Besides showcasing clips from Tucker Carlson of Fox News and social media posts by former US President Donald Trump and his son Don Jr., … Read more