Wednesday, 24 May 2017


Tony Blair: Remainers must persuade Brexit voters to change their mind


PARIS: Tony Blair will tell pro-EU Britons it is their “mission” to persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the European Union. In a speech on Friday, t he former prime minister will urge Remain voters to “expose relentlessly” the Government’s drive for a “Brexit at any cost”, ...

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Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia


WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump insisted neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year’s US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as “fake news.” Trump also defended Michael Flynn, the national security advisor whose resignation he demanded and received this ...

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At least 72 martyred in bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine


SEHWAN: At least 72 people were martyred Thursday when a suicide bomber attacked the crowded Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, injuring up to 250 others, hospital and senior police officials said. The powerful blast took place inside the premises of the shrine as a dhamaal was taking ...

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Microsoft Raises U.K. Product Prices After Pound’s Brexit Drop


LONDON: Microsoft Corp. again hiked the price of some of its products following sterling’s decline in the wake of last year’s Brexit referendum. Becoming the latest technology company to try to force the pound’s drop on to consumers, the company said it increased prices on software and laptops on Wednesday, ...

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UK families spend third less on alcohol and tobacco


LONDON: The Family Spending Survey showed that households spent an average of £11.40 a week on the substances in 2015/2016 – down 42% from £19.50 in 2001/2002. The Office for National Statistics said the falling numbers of smokers was likely to have caused the decrease. The survey found that in ...

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European Parliament backs controversial Canadian trade deal


PARIS: MEPs overwhelmingly backed the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (Ceta) between the European Union and Canada. The vote saw fierce protests with around 700 campaigners taking to the streets outside the parliament building. Some pushed a mock Trojan horse, fearful that the Investment Court System (ICS) brought in with the ...

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Interpol receives red warrant request for MQM founder


LONDON: Interpol has received Federal Investigation Agency’s request regarding red warrant for the London-based founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). According to sources, the request for red warrant was received at Interpol headquarters located in Lyon, France. The document also included copy of a court order declaring the MQM founder a ‘fugitive’. The ...

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Lack of sex education a ticking health time bomb, councils warn

LONDON: A lack of sex and relationships education in some secondary schools is leading to a “ticking sexual health time bomb”, town hall chiefs have warned. The subject should be compulsory in all state secondary schools, including academies and free schools, according to the Local Government Association (LGA), arguing that ...

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Ivanka Trump Looked Thirsty AF While Glancing At Justin Trudeau

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WASHINGTON: Ivanka Trump looks thirsty AF for someone who’s not her husband and she’s not even trying to hide it. The first daughter occupies no formal office in the White House, and yet for some inexplicable reason, she sat Sunday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada during his visit ...

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China, India account for half world’s pollution deaths in 2015


SHANGHAI: China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, researchers said in a study published on Tuesday. The U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) found that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, ...

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