Napoleon Bonaparte News
Giant diamond in necklace sells for $33.7M at Geneva auction
The largest-ever D-flawless diamond to be put up for auction, mounted in a diamond and emerald necklace, has sold for $33.7 million at Christie's in Geneva including buyer's fees
Viral 'Jeopardy' winner describes his success
Austin Rogers has earned more than $278,000 on the show and is the subject of his own hashtag as "Jeopardy" viewers obsess over his quirky dance moves and deadpan humor.
Book Excerpt: Robert Gates' 'A Passion for Leadership'
Excerpted from A Passion for Leadership by Robert M. Gates Copyright © 2016 by Robert M Gates. Excerpted by permission of Vintage. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Why Bureaucracies So Often Fail Us
This Philadelphia Museum Is Dedicated to Presidents' Hair
ABC News' Mark Abdelmalek gives us a tour of a Philadelphia museum dedicated to president's hair.
First Commercial Flight Lands in St. Helena
St. Helena Island welcomed its first commercial airliner Monday. The British Airways Boeing 737 touched down on the runway shortly after noon. According to reports, it was a trial flight from Johannesburg. Regular service is scheduled to begin from the South African city next month. The remote
Napoleon's Relics Hit the Auction Block
A 200-year-old shirt that Napoleon Bonaparte wore in his final days are among the treasure trove of items belonging to the former emperor that will be auctioned later this month in France. Among the other items on the auction block are Napoleon’s ivory cane,...
Borghese Battle: Who Owns Rights to Historic Family Name?
Former "Bachelor" Lorenzo Borghese's family is in a legal battle with cosmetic giant Borghese Inc.
Salma Hayek to Be Knighted in France, Raising Some Eyebrows
She’s an Oscar nominee, producer, humanitarian and now a French knight. That’s right. Salma Hayek, 45, was made a chevalier or knight of the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on New Year’s Day. Within the next two months, the “Puss in Boots”...
Scientists ID ‘Morning Person’ Gene
Napoleon Bonaparte, Margaret Thatcher, Leonardo da Vinci … history is full of names of famous figures who accomplished historical feats on reportedly few hours of sleep. Now, new research suggests they may have had a certain genetic advantage. Scientists at Germany’s Ludwig Maximalians University
Single and Royal: Eligible Princes
It's on the of the joint with an old world. A little wedding you may have heard something about Cynthia. Good bell outside Westminster Abbey tonight where people are already staking out their sidewalk positions for Friday's royal wedding. will you of course Mary Catherine Middleton. A happy day for