Monday, 23 October 2017

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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

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LONDON: Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech on Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faced had accelerated at an alarming pace and was worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the ...

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Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

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LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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US forces aiding Islamic State in Afghanistan, alleges Karzai

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KABUL: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that the ISIS was a ‘US construct’ whose forces have been helping the militant group in Afghanistan. “Absolutely,” he told Russia Today in an exclusive interview in London when asked whether he agrees that the ISIS was a US construct. Asked if ...

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May Pledges Britain Will Defend EU From Russian Aggression

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that Britain will defend its allies from an increasing Russian threat even after Brexit, as she carried on her courting of European Union leaders. “Russia’s continued aggression represents a growing threat to our friends here,” May told British troops in Estonia on Friday. “Our ...

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UK state minister Greg Hands for trade policy visits GSK Pakistan

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LONDON/KARACHI: Pakistan is a vibrant economy, open for business. I want to see more of Britain’s leading companies doing business, creating jobs and supporting economic growth in both the UK and Pakistan,” said UK’s Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands. As a part of his three-day visit to ...

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May Ends Impasse in Brexit Talks So Real Negotiations Can Begin

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BRITAIN and the European Union are set to resume Brexit negotiations next week after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May broke the stalemate in the hope that the real arguments can now begin. In a major speech on Friday that drew guarded praise from Brussels, May signaled for the first time that ...

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UK, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

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BRITAIN and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Tuesday, redoubling efforts to counter Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Islamic State. Prime Minister Theresa May said in December that Britain would invest over 3 billion pounds ($4.05 ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

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WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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Britain selects Pakistan-set MY PURE LAND as Oscar entry

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BIRMINGHAM: British Pakistani director Sarmad Masud’s debut feature My Pure Land has been announced as Britain’s submission for the foreign language category at the Oscars in 2018. Inspired by real-life events, the drama chronicles the story of a mother and two daughters who defend their home and land in rural ...

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