British Royal Couple Discuss Big Issues in US Visit
Britain's Prince William meets Monday with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. The future king of England is expected to talk with the president about the illegal wildlife trade.
After his meeting with Mr. Obama, William will deliver a major speech at the World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance Conference in Washington.
He is expected to say the illegal trade in elephant tusks, rhino horns and other animal parts is "one of the most insidious forms of corruption and criminality in the world today," and those "who look the other way or spend the illicit proceeds of these crimes must be held to account."
Prince William will also point out that some animal parts are literally worth more than their weight in gold.
William, his wife Kate and his brother Prince Harry are the founders of Britain's United for Wildlife charity.
India's PM Visits Kashmir Amid Tight Security
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging residents in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir to get out and vote in the local elections.
He praised the military for defending democracy and told a campaign rally in Samba town Monday, "now you must vote to safeguard their sacrifices.''
Mr. Modi also condemned a series of rebel attacks on Friday that killed 21 people, including 11 security personnel.
There has been an increase in militant violence since five-stage local elections began in Indian Kashmir on November 25. Voter turnout has been high despite a call for a poll boycott by Muslim separatist leaders.
New Delhi has deployed thousands of troops across the India-controlled part of Kashmir for Mr. Modi's visit.
Sharpshooters have been posted on rooftops in the main city of Srinagar where the prime minister is scheduled to speak later Monday.