ROYALS | Netflix Boss Interested In Working With The Sussexes

MILAN | ITALY – – As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex step away from royal duties, the streaming giant is keep to embark on project Harry and Meghan.

A top Netflix official has said the streaming giant is keen to work with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Following a bombshell statement a fortnight ago, Harry and Meghan will be stepping down as senior royals and move to Canada.

In line with their “progressive new role”, the couple will drop HRH title and relinquish an annual Sovereign Grant which currently makes up 5% of their income.

Instead, they will work to be “financially independent” and pursue their own sources of income.

While it’s not yet known how they will make their cash, some brand experts have predicted could be bigger than the Beckhams and their friends the Obamas.

Former U.S. president Barack and his wife Michelle signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix back in 2018 to make their own movies, series and documentaries.

The couple also have their own production company, Higher Ground, gaining their first Oscar nod this year.

Now, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said he’s like to work with the soon-to-be former royals.

Speaking at an event in Los Angeles, he told the PA News Agency: “Who wouldn’t be interested? Yes, sure”.

Former Suits – star Meghan is already rumored to have signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to an elephant charity.

Earlier this year Prince Harry was cough on camera touting his wife for a voiceover job to Disney chairman Robert Iger at the Lion King premiere.

Harry has some steaming giant experience already, having worked with Oprah Winfrey on a documentary on mental health for Apple TV+.

There is also speculation that Harry could work the lecture circuit, sharing his travel experiences and giving insights into his military career.

TRAVEL WARNINGS | Austria Warns Against Travel To Non – EU Western Balkan Countries

VIENNA – Austria has issued travel warnings for Western Balkan countries outside the European Union (E.U) due to a rise in coronavirus infections here, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Wednesday. The move by Austria, which has close ties to the region, is a particular blow for Serbia and Montenegro, which the EU on Tuesday … Continue reading TRAVEL WARNINGS | Austria Warns Against Travel To Non – EU Western Balkan Countries

HEALTH | WHO Says Mideast At ‘Critical Threshold’ Virus Numbers

GENEVA – The World Health Organization warned Wednesday the Middle East was at a decisive moment in the fight against the novel coronavirus, with cases surging as countries ease lockdown. ‘We are at a critical threshold in our region’, the WHO’s Middle East head, Ahmed al-Mandhari, said in an online press conference. According to figures … Continue reading HEALTH | WHO Says Mideast At ‘Critical Threshold’ Virus Numbers

SUPERYACHTS | The New Super Sport ‘Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63’ Yacht

Lamborghini and The Italian Sea Group have collaborated on the design of the new limited edition ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ super sports motor yacht. Presented by The Italian Sea Group, the ‘Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63’ has been inspired by the hybrid Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 and references the year of Lamborghini’s beginnings – `963. As … Continue reading SUPERYACHTS | The New Super Sport ‘Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63’ Yacht

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Removes Image Tweet By Trump Over NYT Copyright Complaint

LOS ANGELES | Twitter Inc Has taken down an image tweeted by the U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform, after receiving a copyright complaint from the New York Times. The original tweet by Trump issued on June 30, showed a meme that read ‘In reality they’re not after me they’re after you I’m just … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Removes Image Tweet By Trump Over NYT Copyright Complaint

ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

LONDON – Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt ‘unprotected’ by the British Royal Family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a tabloid newspaper. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s Grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles its … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Says Residents, Citizens Cannot Travel Abroad For Tourism Yet

DUBAI – United Arab Emirates authorities on Wednesday said residents and citizens were not yet allowed to travel abroad for tourism and leisure purposes and all travel abroad needed a permit, as part of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus. A spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Says Residents, Citizens Cannot Travel Abroad For Tourism Yet

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of Malawi On His Presidential Election

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulation to President Lazarus Chakwera of the Republic of Malawi on the occasion of his win of the presidential elections and swear in as president of the Republic … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of Malawi On His Presidential Election

BUSINESS | Luxury British Department Store Harrods To Cut Nearly 700 Jobs

LONDON – Luxury British department store Harrods said on Wednesday it plans to cut up to 672 jobs because of the coronavirus crisis, which kept its flagship branch in central London closed for nearly three months. Harrods, which is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), told staff it needed to shep up to 14% … Continue reading BUSINESS | Luxury British Department Store Harrods To Cut Nearly 700 Jobs

SOCIAL MEDIA | Turkey Determined To Control Social Media Platforms, Erdogan Says

ISTAMBUL – Turkey will introduce regulations to control social media platforms or shut them down, President Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday, pressing ahead with government plans after he said his family was insulted online. Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Erdogan’s son-in-law, said on Twitter on Tuesday that his fourth child had been born. Following the tweet, … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Turkey Determined To Control Social Media Platforms, Erdogan Says

POLITICS | U.K. PM Tells Israel: Do Not Annex Parts Of The Occupied West Bank”

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned Israel On Wednesday against annexation in the occupied West Bank, saying it would violate international law and harm its drive to improve relations with the Arab world. Israeli leaders decided in May that a cabinet debate on annexing parts of the West Bank, under a U.S. plan … Continue reading POLITICS | U.K. PM Tells Israel: Do Not Annex Parts Of The Occupied West Bank”

ABU DHABI | Sheikha Fatima Orders Launch Of Virtual Market For Productive Families

ABU DHABI – Sheika Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the Genera’ Women’s Union, GWO, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FED, instructed the establishment of a virtual market for productive families, in light of her belief in the importance of adopting innovative solutions to … Continue reading ABU DHABI | Sheikha Fatima Orders Launch Of Virtual Market For Productive Families

BUSINESS | Macy’s Records Nearly $4 Billion In Losses As COVID-19 Hits Business

NEW YORK – Macy’s Inc On Wednesday reported a staggering $3.58 billion loss for the coronavirus hit quarter as store shutdowns resulted in the department store chain recording a $3 billion impairment charge. The global health crisis has forced brick-and-mortar retailers to tap credit lines, lay off employees and suspends dividends and buybacks in a … Continue reading BUSINESS | Macy’s Records Nearly $4 Billion In Losses As COVID-19 Hits Business

BUSINESS | Turkish Official Says VW Suspends Turkey Plant Plans Due To Coronavirus

ANKARA – A Turkish official said on Wednesday that Volkswagen has suspended plans for a new plant in Turkey due to coronavirus uncertainty and that the company could reassess the matter once the pandemic is contained. In October last year, Volkswagen put a decision about the plant on hold amid international criticism about the country’s … Continue reading BUSINESS | Turkish Official Says VW Suspends Turkey Plant Plans Due To Coronavirus

NEWS | UAE Seeks To Verify Credentials Of Pakistani Pilots In Its Airlines

ABU DHABI – The United Arab Emirates is seeking to verify the credentials of the Pakistani pilots and engineers employed in its airlines after the South Asian government grounded 262 pilots for holding ‘dubious’ qualifications. Pakistan grounded pilots on June 26 on suspicion that they allegedly falsified their examinations to qualify  for flying aircraft, leading … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Seeks To Verify Credentials Of Pakistani Pilots In Its Airlines

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Makes Phone Call To President Of South Africa

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, made a phone call Monday to President Cyril Ramphose of the Republic of South Africa. During the phone call, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them. Issues … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Makes Phone Call To President Of South Africa

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of Somalia On Independence Day

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense has sent a cable of congratulation to President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo of the Federal Republic of Somalia on the anniversary of his country’s Independence Day. In hid cable, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of Somalia On Independence Day

BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will see their economies shrink by 7.6% this year, an International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday, revising downwards April forecast nearly 3%. The six GCC nations are, with varying degree, facing steep economic declines as the slowdown in business activity due to the coronavirus … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Gulf Economies To Shrink By 7.6% This Year, IMF Says

BUSINESS NEWS | Dubai World Makes Final Repayment To Creditors Of $ 8.2 Billion

DUBAI – State conglomerate Dubai World, at the centre of Dubai’s debt crisis a decade ago, said on Tuesday it had made a final payment of $8.2 billion to creditors. The payment, made ahead of its September 2022 maturity, was an ‘important milestone’ for the company and Dubai, Dubai World Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Dubai World Makes Final Repayment To Creditors Of $ 8.2 Billion

NEWS | Iran Issues Warrant For Trump Over Killing Of Top General

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA  – Iran has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency. The United States and Interpol both dismissed the idea … Continue reading NEWS | Iran Issues Warrant For Trump Over Killing Of Top General

CORONAVIRUS | Abu Dhabi Permits People With Negative COVID-19 Test To Enter The Emirates

ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi will allow people to enter the emirate if they have tested negative for COVID-19 infection within the previous 48 hours, the local government media office said on Monday. Abu Dhabi, the largest and wealthiest member of the United Arab Emirates federation, had has a ban on people entering since June … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Abu Dhabi Permits People With Negative COVID-19 Test To Enter The Emirates

BUSINESS | Bahrain To Pay 50% Of Wages For Private Firms Hit By Coronavirus: BNA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Bahrain’s government said on Monday it would pay 50% of salaries for private company workers in sectors that were hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency BNA reported. The new payments would start in July, BNA said, adding that the government would extend its assistance to Bahraini citizens by … Continue reading BUSINESS | Bahrain To Pay 50% Of Wages For Private Firms Hit By Coronavirus: BNA

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of Congo On Independence Day

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has sent a cable of congratulation to President Felix Tshisekedi of Democratic Republic of Congo on the anniversary of his country’s Independence Day. In his cable, HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wished … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates President Of Congo On Independence Day

News | Trump Denies Being Told About Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Sunday he has never briefed about the reported Russian efforts to pay bounties to Taliban – linked militants to pay bounties to Taliban – linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, blasting a New York Times report on the bounties. ‘Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, … Continue reading News | Trump Denies Being Told About Russian Bounties To Kill U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

News | China To Impose Visa Restrictions On U.S. Individuals Over Hong Kong

WASHINGTON – Beijing said on Monday it will impose visa restrictions on U.S. individuals with ‘egregious conduct’, on Hong Kong – related issues, mirroring U.S. sanctions against unnamed Chinese officials deemed responsible for curbing freedom in the city. The announcement comes as the top  decision – making body of China’s parliament deliberates a draft nations … Continue reading News | China To Impose Visa Restrictions On U.S. Individuals Over Hong Kong

FASHION | Lamborghini Unveiled Its First Kidswear Collection

Here’s an interesting surprise from Automobili Lamborghini: the Italian supercar maker has recently teamed up with Danish children wear specialist KABOOKI for the company’s first kidswear collection. They’ve signed up a licensing agreement for production and distribution of the Automobili Lamborghini kidswear line, that will kick off with the Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Lamborghini wants to … Continue reading FASHION | Lamborghini Unveiled Its First Kidswear Collection

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says It Forces Three Iranian Boats Out Of Its Waters

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia Forced three Iranian boats to retreat from its waters on Thursday after firing warning shots, a spokesman for Saudi boarder guards said on Saturday. The spokesman, quoted by Saudi news agency SPA, said the Iranian vessels refused to stop after they entered Saudi waters despite repeated warnings, which … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says It Forces Three Iranian Boats Out Of Its Waters

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