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  • Royal Mint unveils Princess Charlotte's christening coin's design 3 hours ago

    Washington DC, July 1 (ANI): Designed by Engraver John Bergdahl, the design for Princess Charlotte's christening coin has been recently unveiled by the Royal Mint. The coin, which is surrounded by harp-playing cherubs, features an inscription, "To celebrate the christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge 2015" in the centre, reported E! Online. Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter's christening will take place on July 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. More »

  • Governor General Announces 100 New Appointments to the Order of Canada 8 hours ago

    OTTAWA, July 1, 2015 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 2 Companions ... More »

  • World sports diary July 1 - July 28 9 hours ago

    Jul 1 (Reuters) - World sports diary from July 1 - July 28 - - - - WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 SOCCER FIFA Women's World Cup, Canada (to July 5) Copa America 2015, Chile (to July 4) Champions League first qualifying round, first leg TENNIS Wimbledon, London (to July 12) - - - THURSDAY, JULY 2 SOCCER Europa League first qualifying round, first leg RALLYING Rally of Poland (to 5) GOLF European Tour: French Open, Paris (to 5) PGA Tour: The Greenbrier Classic, White Sulphur Springs,West Virginia (to 5) - - - - FRIDAY, JULY 3 ATHLETICS British Outdoor Championships, Birmingham (to 5) MOTOR RACING Formula ... More »

  • Tunisia Victims' Bodies To Be Flown Home
    Tunisia Victims' Bodies To Be Flown Home 16 hours ago

    The first RAF flight carrying the bodies of Britons killed in the Tunisia terror attack will arrive back in the UK on Wednesday. Further flights are expected over the course of the week as bodies are released by the Tunisian authorities, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. Mr Hammond said 22 UK nationals have been positively identified, while it is believed a further eight are among the 38 killed by gunman Seifeddine Rezgui. More »

  • Landmark Event Held at The Navy Yard Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Building … 19 hours ago

    PHILADELPHIA, June 30, 2015-- Liberty Property Trust, which owns and manages more than 17 million square feet of office, flex and industrial space in the Greater Philadelphia region, together with its ... More »

  • EU moves to end mobile roaming fees by 2017, but is plan 'net neutral&# … 21 hours ago

    After almost two years of negotiations, on Tuesday the European Union agreed to end mobile roaming charges by 2017 and allow travelers in all 28 nations of the European Union to pay the same price for phone calls, text messages, and data. A guarantee of “net neutrality” was also included in the deal, meaning that Internet users within EU territory will be able to access digital content without being unfairly slowed down or blocked. Recommended: Think you know Europe? More »

  • Edmonton's William Hawrelak Park and Calgary's Prince's Island Park named top … Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The President's Choice® team asks Albertans to expect more from their al fresco dining experiences CALGARY , June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - (TSX:L) Following the cold winter months, the President's Choice ®   brand ... More »

  • Queen Elizabeth II tells off a celebrity over his manners
    Queen Elizabeth II tells off a celebrity over his manners Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth told Lewis Hamilton off for his bad table manners when he came to visit her for lunch. More »

  • 11 Infamous Corporate Social Media Blunders Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The opportunities that social media sites like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB ) and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) provide for companies to gain trendy, cheap exposure for their products and services are too much ... More »

  • Britain’s Fall of the House of Everything: Keep Calm and Carry On Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Britain's great palaces are crumbling, and its banks are being torn asunder. Parliament, the royal family and major financial institutions are on the move. They are not amused. More »

  • Elton John: Equality is ‘More Than Marriage; It’s About Dignity and Justice …
    Elton John: Equality is ‘More Than Marriage; It’s About Dignity and Justice … Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Multiplatinum-selling and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Elton John (he’s also won an Oscar and a Tony) is founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 for his work in music and as a fund-raiser for AIDS charities. This past December, I married the love of my life, David Furnish.... Read more » More »

  • The Queen and Prince Phillip 'shocked' by Tunisia attack Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The Queen has sent her "sincere condolences" to the families affected by the Tunisia gun attack. More »

  • Jon Hamm Pays Tribute to ‘Minions’ as ‘Slapstick Comedy Geniuses’
    Jon Hamm Pays Tribute to ‘Minions’ as ‘Slapstick Comedy Geniuses’ Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The Shrine Auditorium was awash in a sea of “bello” yellow at Saturday’s Los Angeles premiere of “Minions,” where guests turned up in their best banana-hued duds to fete the giddily anticipated prequel to Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me” franchise. Cast members Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Allison Janney joined “Minions” directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle... Read more » More »

  • 4 Tignish, P.E.I., fishermen rescued off coast as boat sinks Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Four fishermen from Tignish, P.E.I., were rescued in the waters off P.E.I. and New Brunswick Sunday morning after their vessel took on water. Joint Task Force Atlantic says a distress signal came from the vessel's beacon after 4 a.m. AT. A Cormorant helicopter, a Hercules aircraft, a Coast Guard vessel and another fishing vessel in the area responded. More »

  • As US, EU talk trade, Germans fret over future of their treasured bookstore … Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    To Ms. George, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which targets barriers to commerce in the 800-million US-EU market, could be fatal to arts and culture in Germany – much of which are publicly funded. Recommended: How much do you know about Germany? To many in Europe, the potential for powerful business interests to overwhelm the Continent’s robust – and highly subsidized – cultural sector under TTIP is very real, and strikes at a key tenet of European identity. More »

  • Media Advisory - TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay to Celebrate in Gatineau … Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Pan Am flame to visit Gatineau City Hall and Rideau Hall — evening celebration on Sparks Street TORONTO , June 27, 2015 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, June 30 , Day 31 of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by ... More »

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Sip Tea With Prince William and Kate Middleton …
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Sip Tea With Prince William and Kate Middleton … Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    How's this for Hollywood royalty hobnobbing with the real thing? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent Friday afternoon sipping tea at Kensington Palace with Prince William and Kate Middleton. The king and queen of Hollywood privately met with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after "months of coordinating," according to Us Weekly. It was the first time the foursome hung out. WATCH: Angelina Jolie's Amazing '90s Modeling Photos Resurface -- and They's Amazing! But the cozy tea, which last several hours, wasn't all finger foods and small talk. A Kensington Palace spokesperson told ET that the two couples met to discuss their "shared interest in combatting the illegal wildlife trade." Wildlife trade is just one of the causes Jolie is giving time and energy to on her trip to England. the 40-year-old Academy Award winner flew there to attend the upcoming lunch at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as part of her work on U.K. foreign policy and her campaign against war zone sexual violence. It's that kind of humanitarian work that prompted Queen Elizabeth to make Jolie an Honorary Dame Commander in 2014. NEWS: 40 Reasons Angelina Jolie Is The Ultimate Boss Still, at Friday's tea, the two couples did manage to squeeze in time for fun. Kensington Palace officials told Us that the foursome got along "splendidly," and that their meeting lasted far longer than what was scheduled. Jolie and Pitt even brought the royal couple a gift to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte. None of the couples' children joined their parents for the visit, but maybe next time they can arrange a royal playdate! Until then, let's coo at how adorable newborn baby Charlotte is, in the video below! More »

  • UK Queen will be on charm offensive during Germany visit Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    London, June 27 (ANI): Queen Elizabeth II, who has always impressed people with her sense of style, has something big in her bag for Germany this time, as Prime Minister David Cameron believes she will play a major role in strengthening Anglo-German ties. Cameron believes that both UK and Germany can bring together other European nations, who are more interested in trading than in propping up weaker neighbours and supporting greater political integration. It is being said that with this trip, the Queen is now a charm offensive that almost no country on Earth can equal. More »

  • Queen makes first visit to ex-Nazi concentration camp
    Queen makes first visit to ex-Nazi concentration camp Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visited a former Nazi concentration camp for the first time during a state visit to Germany Friday, meeting Holocaust survivors and British veterans who helped liberate the site 70 years ago. More »

  • Around London In 32 Boutiques Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    London is a treasure trove of incredible artisanal treats – from bespoke couture, through to handmade craftwares, through to some of the most expertly sourced vintage finds the globe has to offer. So, for those times where you find yourself far from home and in need of a browse, here are 32 places worth a visit, one from each of London’s 32 different areas. Dover Street Market is a retail boutique that has to be experienced to be believed. Dover Street Market 17-18 Dover Street W1S 4LT Hackney If you like simple, well-designed clothes that come together to create an uncomplicated elegance then this lifestyle and design boutique tucked away in Shoreditch is just the place for you. More »

  • Queen meets survivors, liberators of former Nazi camp
    Queen meets survivors, liberators of former Nazi camp Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II concluded her three-day state visit to Germany on Friday with a somber visit to Bergen-Belsen, the first former Nazi concentration camp she has visited. More »

  • Prince George visits petting zoo Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Britain's Prince George enjoyed a low-key visit to a petting zoo with his grandmother Carole Middleton this week. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth's German lunch Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip enjoyed lunch with his German relatives in Frankfurt yesterday (25.06.15). More »

  • Cameron Kicks Off Official Bid for EU Concessions at Summit Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has told European Union leaders he accepts it may be impossible to change the EU’s governing treaty before an in-out referendum on the U.K.’s membership in the bloc.... More »

  • Today in History Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Today is Friday, June 26, the 177th day of 2015. There are 188 days left in the year. More »

  • Movie Review: Minions
    Movie Review: Minions Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Firstly, a disclaimer. I'm two months short of 25 but irrationally obsessed with minions. More »

  • Cameron reform plan launch faces EU warnings
    Cameron reform plan launch faces EU warnings Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    British Prime Minister David Cameron found his reform agenda sidelined at a tense EU summit Thursday as leaders warned he faces tough negotiations ahead of a referendum on whether to leave the bloc. More »

  • Cameron pitches new EU deal at summit overshadowed by Greece
    Cameron pitches new EU deal at summit overshadowed by Greece Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    By Guy Faulconbridge and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron told European Union leaders on Thursday he needed a new deal to keep Britain as a member, opening a struggle over the bloc's future at a summit preoccupied with keeping Greece from crashing out. Freshly re-elected last month, Cameron faces difficult negotiations if he is to persuade other EU members to accept new terms for the United Kingdom before a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether Britain will stay or go. Cameron, who leads a Conservative Party divided for decades over Europe, says he supports remaining in a reformed EU, but would not be heartbroken to leave. More »

  • U.S. Marine Announced As Official Namesake of Brickyard 400 NASCAR Race During … Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    ARLINGTON, Texas, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When tens of thousands of race fans visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway for one of NASCAR's biggest races of the summer, one name will stick out among the rest. Come race day, not only will fans recognize the name within the Crown Royal Presents the "Your Hero's Name Here" 400 race title, but they will also understand the reason why Jeff Kyle is being honored as an American hero. Today in his home state, during a special reveal event at the Texas Rangers game, Kyle was announced as the winner of Crown Royal® Canadian Whisky's annual "Your Hero's Name Here" program, which awards naming rights to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a deserving hero. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth visits Germany
    Queen Elizabeth visits Germany Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Thousands of cheering Germans welcomed Queen Elizabeth II in Frankfurt, which she visited on a day trip that included a stop at the city's St. Paul's Church — considered the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy.

    Church bells rang and a Frankfurt children's choir sang for the 89-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, as they visited the church and met more than 100 local citizens.

    The royal couple then walked on a red carpet over to city hall where they had lunch with dignitaries, featuring local specialties from Hesse state and wines from the region. The queen waved to a crowd in the square outside from the building's balcony — often used in the past by German soccer teams to celebrate winning titles. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are on a three day state visit to Germany. (AP)

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  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth finds adoring public in ... Germany? Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II drew much media attention in Britain when she spoke in favor of a united Europe yesterday in Berlin – a move seen by some as political, and a no-no for the supposedly apolitical monarch. “The world changes, there’s trouble in Europe, but the queen doesn’t change,” said Martina Weyreter, one of thousands of onlookers who swarmed Frankfurt's central square to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth this morning. Recommended: How much do you know about Germany? More »

  • Photos of the day - June 25, 2015
    Photos of the day - June 25, 2015 Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    An Indian man carries a boy to move to a safer place after their neighborhood was flooded in Srinagar, the silhouettes of migrants are caught in the lights of a vehicle as they are trying to jump in a truck in order to reach England through the Channel Tunnel in Calais, France and Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd from the balcony of the city hall in Frankfurt are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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  • Queen's Europe speech raises eyebrows in Britain
    Queen's Europe speech raises eyebrows in Britain Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A warning by Queen Elizabeth II against "division" in Europe as Prime Minister David Cameron plans a referendum on Britain's EU membership was interpreted by some British media on Thursday as a political statement. More »