World

Britain’s Prince Philip surrenders his driving license weeks after crash

Britain

Prince Philip gives up driver’s license

When Britain’s Prince Philip flipped his Land Rover last month and miraculously walked away from what could have been a deadly accident, many wondered how long it would take for Queen Elizabeth II to ask him to hand over his keys for good. The answer? About three weeks, it would seem. Buckingham Palace announced Saturday that ‘‘after careful consideration,’’ the 97-year-old ‘‘has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license.’’ Whether Elizabeth actually influenced the decision hasn’t been made public, of course, but experts on the royal family suggested last month that she would be the one to make the call. (Washington Post)

India

Tainted liquor
kills at least 39

LUCKNOW — At least 39 people have died and another 27 fallen sick from drinking cheap liquor containing toxic methanol in several villages in the northern India, officials said Saturday. Senior police officer Ashok Kumar said 26 died in two separate incidents in the state of Uttar Pradesh, 190 miles east of capital New Delhi, while 13 others died in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand. The majority of the deaths were reported from the village of Balpur in Uttarakhand. Police have arrested eight suspected bootleggers while the provincial governments have suspended 35 officials including 12 police. (AP)

Tunisia

Verdicts set in
deadly 2015 attacks

TUNIS — Tunisian authorities gave seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences Saturday in a trial for two 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed 60 people, mainly tourists. Samir Ben Amor, the lawyer for one of the 44 defendants, said the verdicts were handed down for the deadly attack against the country’s famous Bardo Museum and a massacre at a popular seaside resort. Other defendants received jail terms ranging from 16 years to six months, while the charges against 27 of the suspects were dismissed, according to Ben Amor. None of the defendants received the maximum penalty of capital punishment. They were tried in a single trial that wrapped up at dawn on Saturday. The prosecution will appeal the verdicts. (AP)