Two halves of Flemish 17th century family portrait reunited

Two separated halves of a 17th century Flemish painting have gone on display together for the first time, reuniting the family portrayed 200 years after they were torn apart.. Several clues in "Double Portrait of a Father and Son", created by Flemish painter Cornelis de Vos in 1626, suggested a woman may at one time have been present in the piece.

Stormy Daniels meets US prosecutors in Trump probe: lawyer

United States prosecutors met Stormy Daniels on Wednesday as they decide whether to charge ex-president Donald Trump over hush money paid to the porn star before the 2016 election, her lawyer said.. Daniels' lawyer Clark Brewster said on Twitter that his client met prosecutors at the request of the district attorney's office.

Brazil's first lady turns heads, champions causes with fashion

Whether sporting a red Workers' Party star on her wedding dress, breaking taboos by wearing pants to her husband's inauguration, or rocking eco-friendly clothing, Brazil's new first lady is turning heads and making statements with her fashion choices.. - First lady in pants - The first lady -- who dislikes that title, calling it "patriarchal" -- made an even bolder inauguration day statement by wearing pants, the first time a Brazilian president's wife had not worn a dress to the ceremony.

Once dying, then a novelty, vinyl is back and thriving

Like many people in his generation, Vijay Damerla finds most of his new music online -- but the 20-year-old is slowly becoming a vinyl junkie, amassing records in his room.. "I've been doing this for like 30 years... a new generation, kids, they come in look for all the music from the 1930s and 40s and 50s."

BTS absence hurting global K-pop growth: HYBE chairman

Making megastars BTS do their South Korean military service is slowing the global growth of K-pop, the chairman of the septet's agency HYBE said Wednesday.. Bang Si-hyuk, chairman of HYBE and the mastermind behind BTS, said figures -- including global ratings and album sales -- now showed declining demand for K-pop.

The Saudi designer to the stars

He has dressed celebrity royalty around the world from Beyonce and Deepika Padukone to Zendaya and Cardi B but for years few of Mohammed Ashi's clients knew he was Saudi Arabia's first big-name designer.. Ashi's diary is a hectic whirl of client fittings and preparations for the next haute couture week. 

Bolsonaro's Saudi jewels scandal: what we know

Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro is in hot water over allegations he tried to illegally import millions of dollars' worth of jewelery given to him and his wife by Saudi Arabia.. The ex-president has denied wrongdoing, telling CNN Brasil there was "no illegality" on his part.

Harvey Weinstein will not face retrial on deadlocked rape charges: LA judge

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein will not be retried for alleged attacks on two women, a judge in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday, after a jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charges.. But the jury in Los Angeles deadlocked on charges relating to two other women and prosecutors on Tuesday said they felt unable to proceed with a new trial.

New research claims Leonardo da Vinci was son of a slave

Leonardo da Vinci, the painter of the "Mona Lisa" and a symbol of the Renaissance, was only half-Italian, his mother a slave from the Caucasus, new research revealed on Tuesday.. In the Italian city, she met a young notary, Piero (Peter) da Vinci, "and their son was called Leonardo".