Sunday, 24 May 2020

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British GREAT Debate final held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The British High Commission’s GREAT Debate competition final was held in Islamabad on Saturday. The judging panel included British Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Patrick Moody, Head of British Council Pakistan Ms. Rosemary Hilhorst, BBC producer and Chevening scholar Ms. Nazish Zafar and senior BBC producer Mr. Philip Palmer. The event ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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EU law ‘will continue to apply in UK during transition deal’

LONDON: EU law will apply in Britain after Brexit as an essential part of any transition deal, Malta’s prime minister has said. Joseph Muscat, whose country has just taken over the EU’s rotating presidency, also said it was “quite obvious” the City of London could be in line for a ...

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan – Britain heading for ‘muddled Brexit’

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan will say on Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent Britain slipping towards a “muddled Brexit”, arguing that the capital needs more control over its economic policy to cope with leaving the European Union. Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, was elected ...

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FBI investigated over pre-election decisions on Clinton email

NEW YORK: The U.S. Justice Department said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails shortly before the November presidential election, a move she has blamed as a factor in her defeat. The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General said in ...

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Flights cancelled ahead of snowy conditions across UK

LONDON: Flights have been cancelled amid warnings of blizzard conditions set to sweep across the UK on Thursday. London’s Heathrow Airport said airlines had pre-emptively cancelled 100 departures and arrivals, with disruption expected from 15:00 GMT. The airport said without the cancellations it could not reschedule the flights delayed by ...

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Donald Trump lashes out over ‘phony’ Russia dossier claims

NEW YORK: Donald Trump attacked US intelligence agencies and the media as he denied explosive allegations about his ties to Russia, despite admitting for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election. Just over a week before he takes office, Trump said he had ceded “complete” ...

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Forth Road Bridge closed after lorry blows over in high winds

THE Forth Road Bridge has been in both directions after a lorry was blown over in high winds early this morning. Commuters face severe disruption after the vehicle was blown on its side from the northbound carriageway on the the southbound side around 2am. Drivers have been warned that there ...

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