Friday, 17 August 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

UK jobless rate down to new 43-year-low

LONDON: Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 43 years in the three months to June and fewer workers made do with insecure jobs, but there was little upside for most as pay growth slowed to its weakest in nine months. Tuesday’s official figures also showed the sharpest ...

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

AFP: The United States said it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s involvement in the use of a “lethal” nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to “the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent ...

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Thailand wants Britain to extradite former PM

BANGKOK : Thailand’s junta wants Britain to extradite ousted leader Yingluck Shinawatra, according to a recent request seen by AFP, in a move denounced as “political”. Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, fled the country in August 2017 after being charged over her government’s failed rice ...

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Dutch pair charged in Britain after cocaine haul seized from boat

FILE PHOTO LONDON: A pair of Dutch nationals appeared in a British court on Saturday (Jul 21) after authorities seized one of their largest-ever hauls of cocaine, aboard a yacht off the south-west coast. Maarten Peter Pieterse, 59, and Emile Adriaan Jeroen Schoemaker, 44, appeared via video-link at Bristol Magistrates’ ...

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No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA: World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for US sanctions that begin taking effect in August. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia met their Iranian counterpart in Vienna for the first time since US ...

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British-Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq aims to create history

LONDON: British Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq says he intends to create history for the sporting union of Britain, Pakistan and himself by becoming the first British lightweight champion of Pakistani origin. The 24 year-old rose to prominence after knocked down Rotherham fighter Lee Appleyard three times. “By the end of ...

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Brexit bill becomes law

LONDON: A bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced on Tuesday, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers. Speaker John Bercow said the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 Eu­­ro­pean Communities Act through which Britain beca­­me ...

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Prince William arrives in Israel for first royal visit

JERUSALEM: Prince William began the first official visit by a British royal to Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday, facing the challenge of navigating deep political and religious divides in a Holy Land once ruled by Britain. William, a 36-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second in line to the ...

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Pakistan enjoys historical relations with UK: Ibne Abbas

LONDON: High Commissioner to Britain Syed Ibne Abbas has said Pakistan is enjoying historical relations with Britain. He said this while talking to a private television channel. He said that Pakistan’s civil and armed forces have offered tremendous sacrifices in fighting war against terrorism and to establish peace. “As a ...

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UK raps Bangladesh on human rights situation

LONDON: Britain has welcomed the Bangladesh government’s handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis but has described the human rights situation in the country “deeply concerning”, citing allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. Tariq Ahmad, minister for human rights in the UK Foreign Office, mentioned Bangladesh in his statement on ...

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