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UK's Cameron defeated over votes for teens in EU referendum
UK's Cameron defeated over votes for teens in EU referendum

Britain's government came under pressure to let 16 and 17 year-olds have the vote in a referendum on European Union membership after suffering a defeat in parliament.

UK's Cameron defeated over votes for teens in EU referendum
Barclays fined another $150 mn over forex 'misconduct'
Barclays fined another $150 mn over forex 'misconduct'

New York's financial regulator announced another $150 million fine against British bank Barclays over its "misconduct" in foreign exchange services offered to clients.

Barclays fined another $150 mn over forex 'misconduct'
'Brexit' is not going to happen, says EU's Juncker
'Brexit' is not going to happen, says EU's Juncker

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker insisted that Britain would not leave the EU, as leaders prepare to discuss David Cameron's reform demands at a summit next month.

'Brexit' is not going to happen, says EU's Juncker
Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests
Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests

English rock act Florence and the Machines will headline two US summer music festivals, which announced lineups months before expected amid growing competition.

Florence and the Machine to headline US summer fests
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Beckham named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive'

David Beckham was declared "sexiest man alive" by People magazine, joining an elite club including last year's winner, Chris Hemsworth, and a handful of other above-average men.

Beckham named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive'
UK should 'think again' on Syria air strikes: minister
UK should 'think again' on Syria air strikes: minister

Britain should "think again" about taking part in air strikes on Islamic Statejihadists in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said, after attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead.

UK should 'think again' on Syria air strikes: minister
Seven UK terror attacks 'stopped' in last six months: Cameron
Seven UK terror attacks 'stopped' in last six months: Cameron

British security services have foiled around seven terror attacks since June with fighters returning from Syria posing a growing threat.

Seven UK terror attacks 'stopped' in last six months: Cameron
British PM Cameron 'shocked' by Paris attacks
British PM Cameron 'shocked' by Paris attacks

British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "shocked" after at least 18 people were reported killed in multiple attacks in Paris, including one near the Stade de France sports stadium.

British PM Cameron 'shocked' by Paris attacks
India's Modi to address huge London rally, lunch with queen
India's Modi to address huge London rally, lunch with queen

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a huge rally at London'sWembley Stadium and have lunch with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, the second day of his visit to Britain.

India's Modi to address huge London rally, lunch with queen
'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS
'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS

From a quiet, football loving child to an Islamic State executioner, the man who became one of the most haunting figures of the jihadist movement remains a mystery even after being the high-profile target of a US air strike.

'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who became the symbol of IS
EU chief says reform deal with Britain 'very, very tough'
EU chief says reform deal with Britain 'very, very tough'

Top EU official Donald Tusk warned it would be "very, very tough" to reach a deal on reforms Prime Minister David Cameron has asked for to help keep Britain in the bloc.

EU chief says reform deal with Britain 'very, very tough'
Cameron announces £9bn in UK-India deals during Modi visit
Cameron announces £9bn in UK-India deals during Modi visit

Prime Minister David Cameron said British and Indian companies will announce deals worth a total of £9.0 billion during his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's visit to Britain.

Cameron announces £9bn in UK-India deals during Modi visit
Anti-monarchy UK opposition leader joins queen's inner circle
Anti-monarchy UK opposition leader joins queen's inner circle

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn swore allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II after a debate over whether the left-wing republican would kneel before the monarch.

Anti-monarchy UK opposition leader joins queen's inner circle
Prince Charles meets Australian war widow
Prince Charles meets Australian war widow

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met war widow Daphne Dunne in Sydney, as they were mobbed by royal fans as they continued their six-day tour of Australia.

Prince Charles meets Australian war widow
British PM outlines four objectives for EU renegotiation
British PM outlines four objectives for EU renegotiation

Prime Minister David Cameron said he was confident of achieving four key objectives in renegotiating Britain's EU relationship but warned the UK would have to "think again" about membership if they were not met.

British PM outlines four objectives for EU renegotiation
UK seeks extra security abroad in wake of Russian jet crash
UK seeks extra security abroad in wake of Russian jet crash

Britain will push for higher security at foreign airports in risky areas even if it means extra delays for passengers, foreign minister Philip Hammond said.

UK seeks extra security abroad in wake of Russian jet crash
Violence as anti-capitalist march hits London
Violence as anti-capitalist march hits London

Activists set a police car alight and scuffled with riot police in central London as thousands took part in a "Million Mask March" anti-capitalist demonstration night.

Violence as anti-capitalist march hits London
UK says bomb may have downed Russian jet, halts Sharm flights
UK says bomb may have downed Russian jet, halts Sharm flights

Britain halted flights to and from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh airport over concerns a Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai peninsula may have been brought down by a bomb.

UK says bomb may have downed Russian jet, halts Sharm flights
British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown
British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown

The British government denied it was abandoning plans for a parliamentary vote to join air strikes in Syria as an influential committee of MPs advised against action.

British PM denies Syria strikes climbdown
Adele breaks record with million song downloads
Adele breaks record with million song downloads

Adele shattered a record with her long-awaited song "Hello," which became the first track downloaded more than one million times in a week in the United States.

Adele breaks record with million song downloads