Monday, 27 March 2017

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How Queen will mark her ‘Sapphire Jubilee’

LONDON: On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, 65 years after she ascended the throne. It’s an incredible milestone, but it’s unlikely the Queen will be celebrating her achievement. Multiple reports suggest the Queen will spend the day in private ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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York: Police appeal for help to find missing 15-year-old girl

POLICE are appealing to the public to help find a missing 15-year-old girl from York. Faye Kathleen Simpson was last seen leaving her home in Heworth, York at 4.45pm on Saturday, January 28. It is thought she was planning to head into York city centre. Faye is described as white, 5’6” ...

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Baroness Warsi condemns Theresa May for ‘bowing down’ to Trump

LONDON: An ex-Cabinet minister has accused the Government of “bowing down” to Donald Trump, demanding that Theresa May consider cancelling his state visit. Baroness Warsi said ministers had to decide whether it is right for the UK to bestow the “highest honour” it can on a US President who holds such controversial views. She ...

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Queen is in ‘difficult position’ over Trump State Visit

LONDON: Theresa May has been accused of putting the Queen in a ‘very difficult position’ by inviting Donald Trump for a state visit. A former Foreign Office chief has hit out at the PM’s ‘ill judged’ move saying it has exposed the monarch to a furious row about the US ...

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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US President sacks acting attorney general

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump begins his 11th day in office shrouded in crisis, roundly criticized for a chaotic unveiling of immigration measures and under new scrutiny after he fired the nation’s top law enforcement officer who refused to enforce them. On an extraordinary night of political drama Monday, the ...

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Trump deflects as backlash mounts over travel ban

WASHINGTON: A defiant President Donald Trump lashed out at protesters, lawmakers and even Delta Airlines on Monday as he struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over a controversial US ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. After a weekend of chaos at airports, mass protests in major American cities and ...

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Queen Elizabeth II closes in on historic milestone

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LONDON: On February 6 – the anniversary of the day she became Queen – Elizabeth II will have reigned for 65 years. The Queen’s silver jubilee in 1977 saw her travel 56,000 miles around the world in celebration, journeying from Western Samoa, Australia and New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Tasmania, ...

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