Friday, 26 February 2021


‘Convicted terrorist’ behind London Bridge knife attack

LONDON: A 28-year-old “convicted terrorist” was identified as the person behind the London Bridge knife attack that claimed two lives and injured three others, according to authorities Saturday. Metropolitan Police confirmed the identity of the male suspect, Usman Khan, who had been residing in the Staffordshire area. “This individual was ...

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Cyprus signs $9 billion natural gas deal

NICOSIA: Cyprus announced it had signed its first natural gas exploitation deal worth $9.3 billion with a consortium comprised of industry giant Shell, US-based Noble and Israel´s Delek. “Noble Energy, Shell and Delek now have in their hands the first exploitation license granted by the Republic of Cyprus so they ...

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Brexit deal talks ‘in the final stretch’, say Merkel and Macron

The European Union and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed at a key EU summit. Positive vibes radiated from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint news conference ...

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UK to leave European Union on 31 October

LONDON: According to the current legislation, the United Kingdom is entitled to request a 3-month Brexit extension on 19 October if a deal is not secured that would maintain trade relations with the EU by the 31 October Brexit deadline. Britain will pull out from the European Union on 31 ...

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Bairstow dropped from England Test squad for New Zealand series

LONDON: Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow has been dropped from England’s Test squad for their two-match series against New Zealand in November and December. In a new-look T20I squad, Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson have all earned their maiden England call-ups, while the latter two have also won ...

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Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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