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France's Hollande, UK's Cameron laugh off differences
France's Hollande, UK's Cameron laugh off differences

French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron tried Tuesday to laugh off a rocky start to their relationship despite lingering differences over the eurozone crisis.

France's Hollande, UK's Cameron laugh off differences
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name Slash. ©REUTERS/Beawiharta Beawiharta
Guitarist Slash honored with Hollywood star

Guns N' Roses guitar legend Slash was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday -- with fellow former hell-raiser Charlie Sheen joining those paying tribute.

Guitarist Slash honored with Hollywood star
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VIDEO: Britain shocked by Afghan execution video

British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday said he was "shocked and disgusted" by reports that the Taliban publicly executed an Afghan woman accused of adultery.

VIDEO: Britain shocked by Afghan execution video
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'All the Bells' to ring out start of London Olympics

Church bells, bicycle bells, handbells, ship's bells, and even mobile phones will sound across Britain in a "cacophonous, amazing sound" to mark the start of the Olympics.

'All the Bells' to ring out start of London Olympics
Rolling Stones band members (L-R) Charles Watts, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. ©REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Rolling Stones keep giving satisfaction, 50 years on

Most London shoppers rush by 165 Oxford Street without a second glance -- but it was here 50 years ago that The Rolling Stones played their first gig and changed the landscape of pop music forever.

Rolling Stones keep giving satisfaction, 50 years on
Members of the Church of England General Synod. ©REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly
Church of England set to vote on women bishops

The Church of England is set to take a final vote on Monday on whether to ordain women bishops, after years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals.

Church of England set to vote on women bishops
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Taiwan's HTC pleased with UK court victory over Apple

Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC Thursday hailed as a victory a British court ruling that it did not infringe on a patent owned by the US technology giant Apple.

Taiwan's HTC pleased with UK court victory over Apple
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British comedy legend Sykes dies aged 89

Eric Sykes, a giant of British comedy for sixty years and a familiar face to fans of the Harry Potter films, has died aged 89, his manager announced on Wednesday.

British comedy legend Sykes dies aged 89
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Manchester United plays for dollars in US IPO

Storied British football club Manchester United, overloaded with debt since their takeover by a billionaire American family of investors, is moving to raise cash through a US share sale.

Manchester United plays for dollars in US IPO
Valentina Vezzali. ©REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Olympics: Italian legend seeks sixth gold

Italian veteran Valentina Vezzali will seek to bring the curtain down on her career at the London Games by claiming a record sixth fencing gold.

Olympics: Italian legend seeks sixth gold
Barclays chairman Marcus Agius. ©REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Barclays chairman resigns over rate rigging scandal

Barclays chairman Marcus Agius resigned on Monday, saying suspected manipulation of inter-bank lending rates by staff had "dealt a devastating blow" to the reputation of the British banking giant.

Barclays chairman resigns over rate rigging scandal
Adele. ©REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
British singer Adele pregnant with first child

Grammy Award-winning British soul diva Adele announced on Friday that she is pregnant with her first child.

British singer Adele pregnant with first child
Doctor injects sperm directly into an egg during IVF procedure. ©REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
World has 5 mn test tube people: estimate

In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has given the world about five million new people since the first test tube baby was born in England 34 years ago.

World has 5 mn test tube people: estimate
Lord Mayor of London David Wootton. ©REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
Trade turnover between Great Britain and Kazakhstan grew 124 percent

Lord Mayor of London David Wootton arrived in Kazakhstan with a working visit.

Trade turnover between Great Britain and Kazakhstan grew 124 percent
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Tony Blair told Kazakhstan students about importance of competitive parties and free press

Former Prime-Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair gave a lecture at Nazarbayev University in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan.

Tony Blair told Kazakhstan students about importance of competitive parties and free press
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Borat reanimated in model's video

Famous British model Charlotte Devaney (Narni) made a video with dancing girls made up as ‘Kazakhstan journalist’ Borat.

Borat reanimated in model's video
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry identifying Kazakh woman accused of human trafficking in Great Britain
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry identifying Kazakh woman accused of human trafficking in Great Britain

London police has not yet informed of apprehension of Kazakhstan citizen accused of human trafficking.

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry identifying Kazakh woman accused of human trafficking in Great Britain
Kazakhstan citizen apprehended for human trafficking in Great Britain
Kazakhstan citizen apprehended for human trafficking in Great Britain

A man from Lithuania and a woman from Kazakhstan were apprehended in London in suspicion of human trafficking.

Kazakhstan citizen apprehended for human trafficking in Great Britain
Timur Kulibayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan Day was held at London Stock Exchange

Western and Kazakh top managers exchanged opinions on privatization, attractive business-climate, prospects of People's IPO and industrial-innovative development of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Day was held at London Stock Exchange
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British company bought two gold mines for $5 million in Kazakhstan

Hambledon Mining acquired 100 percent of Kazakhstan’s Akmola Gold that has two gold-mining projects at the territory of Kazakhstan.

British company bought two gold mines for $5 million in Kazakhstan