Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on Monday. The king, who has ruled the world’s largest oil exporter and close U.S. ally since 2015, was undergoing medical checks, the […]

King Soopers to stop giving coins for change because of nationwide shortage

So much for getting back quarters for laundry or the parking meter when you pay cash for groceries at King Soopers or City Market. Kroger, the two chains’ parent company, won’t give coin change to customers paying cashiers with cash for a while because of a nationwide coin shortage. King Soopers spokeswoman Jessica Trowbridge said […]

Belgian king expresses regrets for colonial abuses

Belgium’s King Philippe has expressed his “deepest regrets” to the Democratic Republic of Congo for his country’s colonial abuses. The reigning monarch made the comments in a letter to President Felix Tshisekedi on the 60th anniversary of DR Congo’s independence. Belgium controlled the Central African country from the 19th Century until it won its independence […]