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Prince William to be brother Harry’s best man

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Prince Harry has finally asked Prince William to be his best man at his wedding next month, Kensington Palace confirmed Thursday, reinforcing the brotherly bond between them. Harry, 33, and 35-year-old William often poke fun at each other in public. However, beneath the …

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Prince William’s wife Kate gives birth to son

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a baby son on Monday, the couple’s third child who is fifth in line to the British throne. The boy, weighing eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilogrammes), was born at 11:01am (1001 GMT), Kensington Palace …

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Prince William’s wife Kate in hospital in labour

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Kate, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, was admitted to hospital in London on Monday in the early stages of labour, Kensington Palace announced. The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child, after Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The baby will be fifth …

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Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, …

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US, Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, Britain and the United States warned Monday. The operation was “to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to …

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Britain eyes Brexit boost from Commonwealth summit

2364, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s hosting of this week’s Commonwealth summit was overshadowed Monday by a scandal involving longtime Caribbean immigrants threatened with deportation, distracting from an agenda of increased trade London hoped to promote ahead of Brexit. After initially turning them down, Prime Minister Theresa May is …

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Zimbabwe heads to Commonwealth summit to ‘re-engage’

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe will attend a Commonwealth summit this week in London as an observer, an official said Monday, underlining the country’s international re-engagement since President Robert Mugabe’s fall. Mugabe angrily pulled Zimbabwe out of the Commonwealth bloc in 2003 after its membership was suspended over violent …

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May, Macron face lawmakers angry over Syria strikes

2364, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday faced anger from lawmakers for conducting air strikes with the United States in Syria in their first major military action since coming to power. May was due to address MPs after proceeding …

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