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Gambia rejoins Commonwealth after democratic election

London - The Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth on Thursday, welcomed back into the fold after its sudden pullout in 2013 and following the democratic election last year of President Adama Barrow.

Commonwealth Bank boss to retire amid laundering claims

Sydney - The chief executive of Australia's biggest bank, the Commonwealth, will retire, the company said Monday, amid pressure from regulators over alleged breaches of money laundering and terrorism financing laws.

After Rwanda, now Togo looks to join the Commonwealth

Lom - Diplomatic talks and visits by experts are gathering pace in Togo as the former French colony looks to follow another Francophone nation and join the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth hails unsung heroes in Christmas speech

London - Queen Elizabeth II hailed inspirational unsung heroes in her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth on Sunday, as a heavy cold forced her to miss the royals' visit to church.

Maldives opposition slams 'despotic' Commonwealth exit

Male - The main Maldives opposition party accused President Abdulla Yameen of behaving like a despot Friday for quitting the Commonwealth in the face of mounting criticism over his rights record.

Maldives opposition slams 'despotic' Commonwealth exit

Male - The main Maldives opposition party accused President Abdulla Yameen of behaving like a despot Friday for quitting the Commonwealth in the face of mounting criticism over his rights record.

Maldives opposition slams 'despotic' Commonwealth exit

Male - The main Maldives opposition party accused President Abdulla Yameen of behaving like a despot Friday for quitting the Commonwealth in the face of mounting criticism over his rights record.

Maldives quits Commonwealth over rights row

Male - The Maldives angrily quit the Commonwealth on Thursday after years of wrangling over its human rights record since the toppling of its first democratically elected leader four years ago.

New Commonwealth chief pledges group will get gutsy

Valletta - Critics brand the Commonwealth ineffectual, but its incoming chief believes the 53-country organisation can use its strength to achieve miracles -- such as eradicating domestic violence.

More hope for Paris climate deal after Commonwealth accord

Valletta - The Commonwealth climate change agreement has made a deal at the upcoming Paris COP21 talks more likely, the 53-country organisation said Sunday, though one country expressed reservations over parts of the accord.

Commonwealth leaders retreat to fortress to finalise climate deal

Valletta - The Commonwealth was finalising fresh agreements on climate change and turning its focus to tackling radicalisation and corruption on Saturday as leaders retreated to a medieval Maltese fortress for intimate talks.

Hollande fears handful could block climate summit

Valletta - French President Francois Hollande called on all countries to back a UN climate deal at talks opening in Paris on Monday, but said he feared "a few" nations could derail the process.

Queen Elizabeth kicks off Commonwealth summit with climate focus

Valletta - World leaders gathered for pressing talks on climate change as the 2015 Commonwealth summit launched Friday following a colourful ceremony led by Queen Elizabeth II.

Climate crunch to dominate Commonwealth summit

Valletta - The 2015 Commonwealth Summit kicks off on Friday to a grand opening ceremony with Queen Elizabeth, followed by intense working sessions where world leaders will grapple with climate change.

Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should Paris climate talks flop

Valletta - Prince Charles warned Thursday that if international leaders fail to clinch a deal on climate change at talks in Paris next week, it would leave mankind facing a "perfect storm".

Queen Elizabeth makes nostalgic 'homecoming' to Malta

Valletta - Queen Elizabeth II arrived in a rainswept Malta on Thursday for a memory-evoking state visit to the Mediterranean island where she lived as a carefree princess in the early 1950s.

Australia holding up royal succession changes: Britain

London - Australia is holding up changes to the royal succession laws that would end the practice where sons take precedence over daughters, a British government minister said Wednesday.The 16 Commonwealth realms which share the same royal family -- including B...

Australia's CBA first-half profit surges 16%

Sydney - Australia's largest lender Commonwealth Bank on Wednesday posted a bumper 16 percent spike in first-half net profit to Aus$4.21 billion (US$3.80 billion), with all of its businesses delivering strong performances.CBA's result for the six months to Dece...

Australia's CBA first-half profit surges 16%

Sydney - Australia's largest lender Commonwealth Bank on Wednesday posted a 16 percent rise in first-half net profit to Aus$4.21 billion (US$3.80 billion), with all of its businesses delivering a strong performance.The bank's result for the six months to Decemb...

Security costs for 2014 Commonwealth Games a 'real risk'

Glasgow - Public spending watchdog Audit Scotland has announced concerns over the security costs of the Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow 2014.

Op-Ed: Perth — A Hidden Gem

Known world wide as ‘The city of lights’, Perth, Western Australia is the most isolated city in the world, contains one of the richest sources of coal in the world, is the 8th most livable city in the world.

Record-breaking Aussies storm Commonwealth Games medal table

Delhi - As the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 continues through its fifth day, Australia dominated the medals chart with 47 golds, tallying 98 medals altogether as they currently dominate the quarto-annual competition.

Condoms block drains at Commonwealth Games village

Delhi - Thousands of used condoms blocked the drains at the Commonwealth Games village in Delhi after they were flushed down toilets.

Prince Charles declares Commonwealth Games open

Delhi - Prince Charles declared the Commonwealth Games officially open during ceremonies held under high security in Delhi. Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil also took part in the opening ceremonies.

Controversy over who should preside at Commonwealth Games opening

Delhi - Officials have not yet decided whether Prince Charles or Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will preside over the opening ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Commonwealth Bridge collapses, 23 injured

A footbridge close to the Commonwealth Games stadium in Delhi has collapsed leaving 23 injured, five of them critically, reports say.

Queen Threatens Legal Action if Photographers Ignore Privacy Code

Lawyers acting for Elizabeth II, queen of the U.K. and the 15 other Commonwealth Realms, have written to newspaper editors warning them about running unauthorized paparazzi photos of the Royal Family.

Rwanda Admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations

Rwanda has become only the second country that was never a part of the British Empire to be admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly known as the British Commonwealth.

Call to kick Canada out for inaction on climate change

While Canada joins the call to exclude Sri Lanka from hosting next Commonwealth summit over human rights abuses, top environmentalists call for Canada's exclusion from Commonwealth itself over impact of its emissions on human rights in developing world.

Queen Elizabeth II Addresses Commonwealth Meeting

Queen Elizabeth II gave the opening address to the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, (CHOGM). This year there was no representation from Pakistan as it was suspended just recently from attending meetings.
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