While you were sleeping… – Metro US

While you were sleeping…

While you were sleeping…
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As you dreamed of meeting your Prince Charming, Britain’s charismatic Prince Harry revealed he’slooking for a wife. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince packed his bags for a U.S. visit, and our very own pop royal –Prince –debuted his track for Baltimore.

WikiLeaksfounder Assange’sarrest appeal failed, as Britain was named top place for LGBTI rights.

South Africa’s opposition party’s first black leader planned to tackle corruption.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince was dispatched

The country’s king has decided not to join President Obama and leaders from Gulf Arab nations at a summit in the U.S. this week. Some are saying it’s a snub caused by U.S. relations with Iran – Saudi Arabia’s regional foe.

READ MORE:Saudi King to skip Gulf summit as tensions rise over U.S.-Iran relations

Julian Assange prepared for interviews

With prosecutors. A Swedish court today rejected the WikiLeaks founder’s appeal against his arrest over sexual assault claims. Assange doesn’t want to go to Sweden as he’s worried that he’ll be extradicted to the U.S. for more serious crimes.

READ MORE:Swedish court rejects WikiLeaks founder Assange’s detention appeal

South Africa celebrated a new black leader

The election of the first black leader of the country’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, represents a real chance to draw more votes and provide a credible alternative to the ANC party, which was been dominant since the end of apartheid. Mmusi Maimane hopes to gain ground in upcoming local elections and hold President Zuma accountable for corruption charges.

READ MORE:South Africa’s opposition party elects its first black leader

Britain was confirmed as the safest place in Europe to be LGBTI

An annual poll that assesses European countries in terms of their LGBTI rights put Britain at the top. Unfortunately elsewhere, equal rights – including same-sex marriage – are being rolled back in Eastern countries. The worst? Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia.

READ MORE:Britain tops European LGBTI rights poll as Russia slumps at bottom

Prince sang for peace

The pop legend gave the people of Baltimore a well-needed morale boost after weeks of rioting with his Rally 4 Peace concert. Dressed in gray as a tribute to Freddie Gray, he performed his new track, “Baltimore,” in front of a crowd of thousands.

READ MORE:Prince debuts Baltimore-dedicated track at ‘Rally 4 Peace’ show