Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

No bones about it – Yarnold becomes skeleton great

Yarnold becomes skeleton great

LONDON: Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold become the first two-time Olympic skeleton champion when she successfully defended her title in Pyeongchang on Saturday – despite a chest infection which nearly cut her race short. Yarnold was so short of breath she wasn’t even sure she could complete her second run, but she ...

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Brexit gives grounds for hope, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

LONDON: Foreign minister Boris Johnson will appeal on Wednesday to those who he says are seeking to reverse the result of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, saying Brexit “is not grounds for fear but hope”. In the first of several speeches by government ministers that Prime Minister Theresa ...

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UK judges block US extradition of hacker Lauri

Lauri Love

LONDON: British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases. Lauri Love, 33, faces charges in the United States for allegedly hacking into the ...

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Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

Theresa May

LONDON: Britain announced it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “The ...

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Hijab model pulls out of ad campaign over Israel tweets

Amena-Khan

PARIS: British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by a French cosmetics brand to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets . The French cosmetics giant last week selected her to be the first ...

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UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

UN-AntonioGuterres

UNITED NATIONS :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord. The United States is concerned the deal, thrashed out over 12 years of talks, does nothing to punish ...

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Britain, France to sign new immigration treaty

Britain, France to sign new immigration treaty

PARIS: France and Britain will sign a new immigration treaty at a summit between President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May in Britain on Thursday, French officials said. The treaty will “complement” but not replace the 2003 Le Touquet border agreement, which has drawn criticism in France after the ...

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France expects UK to pay up, take more refugees to keep border

Emmanuel Macron

PARIS: France expects Britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the French side of the Channel, a French government official said. Britain’s border was extended into France under a 2003 bilateral treaty known as the Le ...

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‘No deal’ Brexit could cost Britain about 500,000 jobs: London mayor

SADIQ KHAN LONDON

LONDON: Britain could lose almost 500,000 jobs and 50 billion pounds ($67.41 billion) investment over the next 12 years if it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union, according a report commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Cambridge Econometrics, an economics consultancy, looked at five different Brexit ...

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Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

Julian Assange

QUITO: Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London, officials announced. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange’s request for naturalization in December, and they continue to look for a long-term resolution ...

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