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Britain’s senior royals help UK prepare for life after Brexit

The royals' visits closely mirror the wider political and economic agenda.

National Australia, Commonwealth Bank may face criminal charges

National Australia’s wealth and pensions units have been under fire after revelations they charged customers fees when no services were provided.

Australia’s Commonwealth to spin off wealth, mortgage arms

The troubled lender -- the country's largest company -- is also considering selling its general insurance business.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

The last country to join was Rwanda, in 2009.

Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy.

UK, African ministers set to discuss Zimbabwe’s possible readmittance to Commonwealth

British foreign minister Boris Johnson will meet his Zimbabwean counterpart Sibusiso Moyo and ministers from neighbouring African countries to discuss Zimbabwe's re-entry into the Commonwealth.

UK to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight...

The UK will also persuade other Commonwealth countries to follow suit.

Anti-gay laws are ‘wrong’, British PM tells ex-colonies

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told former colonies anti-gay laws once imposed by her country "were wrong then, and they are wrong now".

British PM to meet Commonwealth leaders over deportation row

British Prime Minister Theresa May will talk to other Commonwealth leaders about people who emigrated to the UK from the Caribbean decades ago and their legal status.

Britain hoping for Brexit boost from Commonwealth summit

The UK is pouncing on the organisation's analysis showing the advantages of trade between Commonwealth countries due to its common language and legal systems.

Queen appoints Prince Harry as Commonwealth youth ambassador

Prince Harry will fulfill a role that will see him encouraging young people to use the network of mostly former British colonies to address their challenges.

Nicol calls time on Commonwealth as reign ends

'I think it will probably be my last Commonwealth Games,' says Nicol, as she approaches the end of her glorious career.

Chief Secretary: Cabinet is now caretaker government

It can conduct administrative matters and hold official functions until a new government is formed after elections, says Ali Hamsa

India dumps sari for trousers at Commonwealth Games ceremony

Many Indian women competitors welcomed the dark blue blazer and trousers.

PH Youth lodges report on alleged ‘voter shift’ in Permatang Pauh

The Youth leaders from Bukit Mertajam want probe into voice recording that police voters were allegedly shifted to Permatang Pauh.

Gambia rejoins Commonwealth as it seeks to rebuild world standing

Former president Yahya Jammeh had withdrawn the Gambia's Commonwealth membership in 2013.

Show me the money? Show them your medals first!

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy warns sportspeople their funds could be cut if they don't put up a good showing at the next two international meets.

Princess Anne on two-day visit to Kuching

She will visit Sarawak Energy and SEDC, and attend a dinner for the Emerging Leaders Dialogue.

Ali Hamsa re-elected as CAPAM president

The re-election of Ali Hamsa makes him the first person to successfully defend the post in the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management's history.

Najib: Malaysia, UK have strong foundation to forge ahead

Commonwealth investment authority chief lauds Malaysian investors, says mutual trade underpinned by strong rule of law in both countries.