A handwritten note from Prince Philip in which he apologised to the then US president Richard Nixon for a "lame" toast in which he forgot to propose his host's health has been made public for the first time. The Duke of Edinburgh wrote to the 37th American leader that he'd woken "in a cold sweat" when he released his breach of etiquette at a White House dinner held in his honour during a solo visit to the US in 1969. During such events, the invited guest usually offers a toast to the president's health and success. The letter was uncovered by archivists at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California . Writing from Greenland following his trip on 7 November, Philip wrote: "After the brilliance of the other speakers and yourself, I am afraid my contribution was very lame." He added: "That night I woke up in a cold sweat when I realised I had forgotten to propose your health!" Jim Byron, executive vice president of the Nixon … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: Duke of Edinburgh’s apology to Richard Nixon for ‘lame’ dinner toast revealed in never-before-seen letter
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Watch video 05:55 Share Europe's northernmost town Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3Zo8w Europe's northernmost town The Svalbard archipelago is midway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole. Longyearbyen is the main town on Spitsbergen, the biggest island in the archipelago. Living conditions are harsh. Summer temperatures reach highs of around 6 degrees Celsius, thawing the ground. The rest of the year it’s freezing cold. But the remote polar region draws people from all over the world who come to see its glaciers, fjords, polar bears, whales and northern lights. You can find out more about Longyearbyen and Spitsbergen in our Euromaxx publication "111 Extreme Places in Europe That You Shouldn't Miss". We would like you to tell us the name of the remotest place that you have ever visited. Everyone who writes in will also … [Read more...] about What is the remotest place that you have ever visited?
Then name Mophie is synonymous with portable power solutions for your smartphone, tablet, and other accessories. This week the company announced four new rugged battery solutions designed to provide power where and when you need it. Featured Nadella's acquisitions: How Nuance stacks up Work's new normal takes shape and some companies will botch it The best Surface? See which Microsoft Surface PC is right for you The best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free Road warriors, field workers, and people working in an office who experience an emergency will appreciate the rugged, reliable nature and options for providing power with these four new rugged products. It's interesting to see there is no USB-C output on these battery packs, but more universal USB-A ports are provided. We have the Powerstation Go Rugged with Air Compressor in hand and under evaluation so stay tuned for an upcoming review. Powerstation Go Rugged Compact This $99.95 portable … [Read more...] about Mophie Powerstation Go Rugged lineup announced: Jumper cable output, flashlight are perfect for emergencies
She knocked on Canada’s door and begged for protection. Instead, she was turned away, handcuffed and jailed — and no one even cared to ask her why she fled her native Burundi. Then, in a cold cell at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, she was handed a flimsy prison jumpsuit and put in solitary confinement while waiting for the results of a mandatory TB test. Behind two panes of glass, she ate, slept and used the toilet in plain sight of the guards and anyone walking by. She was held for 51 days. More than four years after the “horrific” detention experience she said still haunts her, this asylum seeker and others like her who were turned away by Canada at the Canada-U.S. border will finally have their day in court to explain why they feel the United States is not a safe country for refugees. Starting Monday in Toronto, the Federal Court of Canada will hear a constitutional challenge to the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement , under which both countries … [Read more...] about U.S. treatment of migrants and refugees on trial in Canadian court