‘History repeating itself’: George Clooney compares Meghan Markle media coverage to Princess Diana

In this combo of photos, Britain's Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, leaves after visiting the National Theatre in London, Jan. 30, 2019, left, and George Clooney arrives at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2018, right. Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan Markle, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana. Clooney told reporters the American actress who became the Duchess of Sussex is "a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it's history repeating itself." (AP Photo)
Updated 13 February 2019
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‘History repeating itself’: George Clooney compares Meghan Markle media coverage to Princess Diana

LOS ANGELES: George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to how the media covered Princess Diana.
Clooney told reporters the Meghan is “a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it’s history repeating itself.”
Diana died in a car crash while being pursued by paparazzi in 1997.
Clooney and his wife attended the former Meghan Markle’s wedding to Diana’s son, Prince Harry, last year.
Clooney made the comments at the Television Critics Association conference in Pasadena, California. He is promoting his upcoming Hulu series “Catch-22.”


Snakes in office force Liberia’s president to work from home

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Snakes in office force Liberia’s president to work from home

  • President George Weah was told to stay away until the Foreign Affairs building can be fumigated
  • Black snakes were seen this week briefly emerging from a hole in a wall of the building’s reception area

MONROVIA, Liberia: A spokesman says Liberia’s president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office.
Deputy press secretary Smith Toby tells The Associated Press that former international soccer star and President George Weah was told to stay away until the Foreign Affairs building can be fumigated. He is expected back in the office on Monday.

Weah was a superstar on the pitch in the mid-1990s, particularly during his spell in Italy with AC Milan. (Getty Images)

The black snakes were seen this week briefly emerging from a hole in a wall of the building’s reception area. Liberia is home to poisonous snakes and officials are not taking chances.
The deputy press secretary says the fumigation has begun to take care of “crawling and creeping things.”
Weah, who was FIFA’s 1995 player of the year, assumed the presidency in January 2018.