Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tag Archives: Amber Rudd

Sajid Javid among contenders to replace UK PM Theresa May

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce. If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. ...

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Amber Rudd resigns

(File Photo) LONDON: Britain’s interior minister resigned after Prime Minister Theresa May’s government faced an outpouring of indignation over its treatment of some long-term Caribbean residents who were wrongly labelled illegal immigrants. The resignation of one of May’s closest allies is a blow as she navigates the final year of ...

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Pakistani-origin Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive in UK

LONDON: The UK government has appointed a Pakistani-origin women right campaigner Sara Khan as the new chief of a commission set up to root out extremism in the country. Sara Khan, 37, will head the Commission for Countering Extremism, a body that had been proposed in the wake of the ...

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British official urges social media companies to block militant content

LONDON: Britain’s top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks. Amber Rudd, home secretary in the conservative British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, told an audience at New America, ...

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UK acid attack survivors demand tougher sentences

TRURO: Victims of acid attacks in Britain are calling on the government to enforce longer prison sentences and tighten controls on the sale of corrosive substances, after a jump in the number of cases last year and in 2017. The issue hit headlines after a recent spate of attacks, including ...

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Home Secretary warns internet giants over extremist content

LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd will push US tech giants to step up efforts to tackle and remove extremist content online during a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday (1 August). At the newly created Global Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco, Rudd will warn tech firms that ...

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Pakistan, UK agree to settle anti-terrorism, immigration issues

LONDON: United Kingdom and the Pakistan and pledged to resolve the common problems being faced by the two countries including security, counter-terrorism and immigration. After holding a meeting in Islamabad, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali and his British counterpart Amber Rudd conducted a joint press conference, and described their talks ...

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British home secretary visit to improve Pak-UK bilateral relations

British home secretary lauds Pakistan military’s efforts ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan and his British counterpart Amber Rudd held talks on Tuesday, which officials described as constructive and meaningful. Rudd said “I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of the minister as well as Pakistan’s ...

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Next Metropolitan Police Commissioner about to be named

LONDON: Britain’s next top police officer could be revealed on Wednesday following interviews with senior politicians. Those vying to be named the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner will speak to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Policing Minister Brandon Lewis. An announcement on the appointment will be made ...

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Child asylum seekers from Calais Jungle camp launch legal bid

PARIS: Dozens of child asylum seekers formerly from The Jungle camp in Calais have launched a legal challenge to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Lawyers say 28 of them want written reasons for the determination that it was not in their “best interests” to be relocated to the UK. They are ...

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