Sunday, 15 December 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks. The Brexit divorce represents Britain’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world’s ...

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UK’s ‘most dangerous’ criminal jailed for life

LONDON: A multiple rapist described as one of Britain’s “most dangerous” criminals was jailed for life on Monday for carrying out dozens of sex attacks in just a two-week period. Judge Andrew Edis branded Joseph McCann a “coward, a violent bully and a paedophile” for his campaign of rape, violence ...

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UK election campaign enters final rounds

LONDON: Britain’s general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday’s crucial poll. Johnson is hoping to regain the Conservative majority lost by his predecessor Theresa May in the last election, just two ...

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Man pleads guilty to making false bomb threats to schools in UK

Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and U.K. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers intent on using the internet ...

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British PM and Labour leader face off in first election debate

LONDON: Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in their first TV debate of the election campaign, facing scrutiny over their plans for Brexit and more public spending. Johnson, who took over as the leader of the governing Conservatives in July, has held a ...

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Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party’s web services

LONDON: Hackers attacked Britain`s opposition Labour Party, bombarding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election, party and security officials said, “We have experienced a sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack on Labour digital platforms,” Labour said in a statement. ...

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Emma Watson is ‘self-partnered’

LONDON: Emma Watson is happy being ‘’self-partnered’’. The ‘Harry Potter’ actress ‘’never believed’’ people who claimed they were content to be single and it’s took her a ‘’long time’’ to embrace her own status without a partner. She said: ‘’I never believed the whole ‘I’m happy single’ spiel. I was ...

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Indian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK

LONDON: Dissident political leaders from the Indian state of Manipur said they were unilaterally declaring independence from India and forming a government-in-exile in Britain. The former princely state became part of India in 1949, two years after the country won independence from Britain, but has since seen decades-long violent separatist ...

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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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