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Royal wedding a boost for Brexit-bound Britain

Windsor, United Kingdom | AFP | The royal wedding of Prince Harry and his glamorous fiancee Meghan Markle is a moment of light relief for a Britain weighed down by political, social and economic woes. With growth shrinking and the government riven over Brexit, Saturday’s wedding is set to provide …

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UK royals release pictures of newborn Prince Louis

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s royal family on Sunday released two pictures of its newest arrival, Prince Louis, taken by his mother Kate at their Kensington Palace home. In one touching image, three-year-old Princess Charlotte is kissing her sleeping brother, while the other shows the royal baby propped …

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Meghan Markle: fashionista facing a royal makeover

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Glamorous and elegant, Meghan Markle is set to freshen up the British royal family dress code, while tailoring her outfits to suit her new role. As she prepares to wed Prince Harry on May 19, the US former television actress is unlikely to be …

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Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Cambridge Analytica, the British marketing analytics firm, announced Wednesday that it was closing and would file for insolvency in Britain and the United States after failing to recover from the Facebook data scandal. The decision follows weeks of intense pressure on the company, hired …

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Prince Harry, Meghan pick carriage for wedding procession

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will ride in an open-top horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Windsor after their wedding later this month, Kensington Palace announced on Wednesday. The pair have chosen the Ascot Landau carriage for their procession through the town on …

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On the backfoot, British PM braces for election test

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  With Prime Minister Theresa May on the ropes over her Brexit strategy and immigration policy, Britain’s main opposition Labour Party hopes to deliver a further blow in local elections on Thursday. Labour is targeting traditional strongholds for May’s Conservatives such as Wandsworth, south London, …

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‘We should never go back’, Macron, May say on chemical weapons

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday urged the world to keep up the fight against chemical weapons on the anniversary of an international convention banning their use. “On the 21st anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention, and following Douma and …

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