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In Protocol Breach, Commoner Touches Queen's Elbow

Canada's governor general says the carpet she was on was 'slippy'

(Newser) - Canada's governor general says he decided to breach royal protocol and touch Queen Elizabeth II to ensure she didn't stumble down slippery steps during an official engagement in London. David Johnston, who met with the 91-year-old monarch on Wednesday to mark Canada's 150th birthday, was seen gently... More »

Diplomats Jarred by Trump's 'Cavalier' Phone Calls

White House wants him to tap State Dept. expertise before the calls

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't exactly known for following protocol, but his penchant for picking up the horn to talk with world leaders is causing special concern among US and world diplomats, the New York Times reports. The president-elect has been speaking with heads of state— some say with no preparation... More »

Trump Breaches Protocol in Tweet About the Brits

President-elect names the man he'd like for ambassador to the US

(Newser) - Yet another unconventional move from the president-elect: On Monday night, Donald Trump tweeted that "many people" would like to see United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage "represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States." "He would do a great job!" Trump added.... More »

CDC Blames 'Protocol Breach' in Dallas Ebola Case

Meanwhile, nurse praised as 'heroic' as officials quarantine 'close contact'

(Newser) - The Texas health care worker who has become what is believed to be the first case of Ebola contracted on American soil wore full protective garb when treating Thomas Duncan, officials tell the AP . She is a female nurse, adds CNN , citing inside sources, though her identity is being withheld... More »

Brits Stunned Most by Queen in Feely Hugfest

Queen enchanted by 'coolest couple on the planet'

(Newser) - Even more astonishing to many Brits than Michelle Obama touching their queen is the fact that the queen reached out to the First Lady, reports the Daily Mail. The queen has never been spotted in public embracing a woman. Yet her arm edged behind Michelle's back as she remarked on... More »

Brit Pol Lashes 'Unreachable' Obama Team

'You have a bunch of people who haven't been in government before,' official gripes

(Newser) - A British government official has ripped Barack Obama's "unreachable" team as leaders scramble to make arrangements with the White House to organize next month's G20 summit in London, reports the Independent. "There is nobody there. You cannot believe how difficult it is," said the Cabinet secretary. "... More »

Drum Major Suspended for Nodding at Obama

Member of Cleveland firefighters' group violated 'protocol and proper decorum'

(Newser) - A Cleveland man who marched as drum major with a firefighters band in last week’s inaugural parade has been suspended for a nod and a wave he gave to President Obama, the Plain Dealer reports. “This was a military parade. Protocol and proper decorum had to be followed... More »

India Blushes Over Sarko, Bruni

Conservative country unsure how to host could-be first lady

(Newser) - Nicolas Sarkozy’s ambiguous relationship with Carla Bruni has India up in arms over how to deal with the French president’s upcoming visit. Reports say Sarkozy and Bruni were secretly married recently, but Sakrozy won’t confirm or deny, leaving Indian officials to ponder what the protocol is for... More »

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