Thursday, 27 June 2019

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UK former first lady Samantha Cameron launches fashion line

London: Nearly five months after leaving Downing Street, Britain’s former first lady Samantha Cameron has launched a fashion label – revealed, naturally, in British Vogue magazine. The 45-year-old wife of former Conservative prime minister David Cameron won many fans for her smart but modern style during his six years in ...

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EU nationals applying for permanent UK residency has tripled

LONDON: European citizens seeking permanent residence in the UK has tripled in a year, as EU nationals seek to guarantee their status in the wake of growing uncertainty around their future. The number of applications being processed stood at 37,618 in June 2015. In July 2016 it was almost 100,000. ...

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World media in shock over Trump-Nawaz phone call details

ISLAMABAD: Heads of state calling to congratulate each other on their victories and successes is the norm. During such cordial conversations pleasantries are exchanged and felicitations showered. However when Islamabad released the transcript of the conversation between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the US President-elect Donal Trump, the world media was ...

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London mayor agrees 35% affordable homes target with developers

LONDON: The mayor of London Sadiq Khan will allow private house-builders to limit the amount of affordable housing in new developments to 35%, he announced in a new housing strategy. The measure, which allows developers to conceal revealing the profitability of their schemes to officials, is intended to increase the ...

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‘People asked to keep their eyes open for suspicious behaviour’

Anti-terrorism police patrol units are to be introduced across London, Scotland Yard has announced. Uniformed and undercover officers will be on the streets together in an attempt to spot people carrying out “hostile reconnaissance” and other criminal activity on the capital’s streets. Operation Servator, as it is known, is a ...

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US fast-food workers protest for $15/hour

NEW YORK: Workers from fast-food chains, airports and other service industries were to rally in US cities Tuesday as part of a nationwide day of disruption to demand union rights and a minimum wage of $15 an hour. In New York, a group of 500 that included airport and taxi ...

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JAILED: Bolton man, who raped pregnant woman

BOLTON: A MAN who raped two women, including one who was pregnant, has been jailed for 18 years. Junaid Badsah showed no emotions as he was sentenced at Bolton Crown Court yesterday following a trial which heard how one of his victims was forced into sex with a knife to ...

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