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Final round of parliamentary elections opens in France

Final round of parliamentary elections opens in France

June 17, 2012 - 18:50 AMT  14:50 GMT
The decisive 2nd round election comes after a hasty new bailout for Spanish banks, and the same day as crucial voting in Greece.
Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh honored by Queen Elizabeth II

June 17, 2012 - 18:42 AMT  14:42 GMT
The Oscar-winning actress was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to the arts.
IOC begins probe into illegal sale of Olympics tickets

IOC begins probe into illegal sale of Olympics tickets

June 17, 2012 - 18:41 AMT  14:41 GMT
The Sunday Times newspaper in UK presented a dossier of evidence on 27 officials controlling the tickets for 54 countries.
“Dark Knight Rises” TV spot hits the web ahead of July 20 release

“Dark Knight Rises” TV spot hits the web ahead of July 20 release (video)

 June 17, 2012 - 18:36 AMT  14:36 GMT
Intended to be the conclusion of Batman series the film stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman.
Greeks go to the polls as euro fears mount

Greeks go to the polls as euro fears mount

June 17, 2012 - 18:19 AMT  14:19 GMT
For Greeks, it is the 2nd national election in 6 weeks and most critical in decades, reflecting political turmoil sparked by crisis.
UK to announce £1bn contract for nuke submarine reactors

UK to announce £1bn contract for nuke submarine reactors

June 17, 2012 - 18:05 AMT  14:05 GMT
UK defense secretary has agreed the deal as part of govt. plans to replace Vanguard fleet that carries Trident nuclear deterrent.
Colin Farrell poised to star in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks”

Colin Farrell poised to star in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks”

June 17, 2012 - 17:53 AMT  13:53 GMT
Farrell next stars in the Total Recall remake, and just committed to star in the Akiva Goldsman-directed Winter’s Tale.
1 dead in stage collapse before Radiohead concert

1 dead in stage collapse before Radiohead concert

June 17, 2012 - 17:36 AMT  13:36 GMT
Dusty Lalas, employee with Toronto Radio Station "The Edge," which was sponsoring concert, said structure suddenly caved in.
13 inmates die in Turkish prison fire

13 inmates die in Turkish prison fire

June 17, 2012 - 17:24 AMT  13:24 GMT
Ibrahim Ayhan, MP from pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party, was among those in jail but wasn’t believed to have been harmed.
Saudi seeks to purchase more battle tanks from Germany – paper

Saudi seeks to purchase more battle tanks from Germany – paper

June 17, 2012 - 16:10 AMT  12:10 GMT
Germany has refrained from exporting heavy weapons to Gulf states in the past, given its close relationship with Israel.
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