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Xi wins EU pledge to weigh free-trade deal

<!– google_ad_section_start –> President Xi Jinping won a promise from the European Union yesterday to consider a multibillion-dollar free-trade deal with his country, a long-held goal for Beijing which divides Europe. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Same-Sex Marriage Is Now a Reality in England and Wales

Eight months after passing a bill to allow gay marriage, same-sex couples in England and Wales were finally able to tie the knot at midnight on Friday. Prime Minister David Cameron showed his support for the change with an op-ed in the Pink News, then sealed the deal with a … More »

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Gay couples celebrate first weddings

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The prime minister hails an “important moment” for the country as gay couples become the first to wed under a new law allowing same-sex marriages in England and Wales.

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At stroke of midnight, Britain holds its first same-sex weddings

Britain’s new marriage law came into effect Saturday

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Marriage equality law takes effect in England and Wales

Gay couples across England and Wales said “I do” on Friday night as a law legalising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality. Prime Minister David Cameron hailed what he said was an “important moment for our country”, and…

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Barack Obama delivers withering civics lesson to Putin over Crimea

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Eschewing sticks and stones, Obama stuck to wounding words: Russia was no longer powerful enough to match the USFacing the biggest punch-up with Russia since the end of the cold war, Barack Obama did what he does best: he came out talking.The former Harvard professor gave class dunce Vladimir Putin a withering civics lesson over his badly thought-through invasion of Crimea. History was on the side of those who believed in individual freedom, universal rights and democracy, he said.

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Spain’s oil deposits and fracking sites trigger energy gold rush

Major offshore oil discoveries and prospects for shale gas extraction are generating excitement and resistanceSpain is already the world’s largest olive oil producer but now it’s looking to a very different kind of oil to pull it out of economic decline: petroleum.The discovery of two significant offshore deposits, and prospects for fracking in many areas, have triggered a black-gold rush, with demand for exploration permits up 35% since 2012.

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No maids in waiting – why are we pillorying Dutch firm for banning female staff ?

Catering company’s actions at the nuclear security summit are no different to similar attempts in the UK A Dutch caterer, Hans van der Linde, has been explaining to an indignant international press why he decided that male-only waiting staff would work better for lunch at the nuclear security summit at the Hague earlier this week. If 20 gentlemen are serving and three platinum blonde ladies, then that spoils the image. Indeed. In official photographs of the world leaders at the meeting, you can immediately spot how the presence of ladies, even when they are dark-haired and comprehensively outnumbered, can still destroy, as Mr van der Linde has argued, any hope of visual homogeneity – in which respect Angela Merkels red jacket must have been especially unwelcome.

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Workers fear for the future in Ukraine’s heavily industrialised east

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Donbass’s miners and factory workers are justifiably concerned what the geopolitical tug of war means for themStanding outside Donetsk’s coal mine, Igor Yefremov mused over the future of Ukraine’s heavy industry. “If we join the European Union our mines and factories will shut down,” he said. “Already the orders from Russia are drying up. Russia doesn’t want us because of the chaos in Kiev.”Yefremov was waiting to meet his brother-in-law, who was working on the early shift at the city centre mine. Above ground, the scene was tranquil. Off-duty workers sat on benches in a small, sunny rose garden, dwarfed by two giant pit frames.

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Ukraine crisis: EU is drafting powerful sanctions against Russia, says Cameron

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PM tells Commons that Brussels has drafted list of strong trade sanctions against Moscow if it intervenes in eastern UkraineA “strong, robust and powerful” package of trade, financial and economic sanctions is being drawn up by the European Union for use if Russia intervenes in eastern Ukraine, David Cameron told MPs.The prime minister was reporting back to the Commons on meetings over the past four days with his EU colleagues and the US president, Barack Obama, in The Hague.

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Hee haw: ‘laughing animals’ – in pictures

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Look it can’t ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes … Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

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