Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

PM Theresa May in landmark visit to Argentina

LONDON: Adding to her EU divorce dramas, Prime Minister Theresa May is on a landmark visit to Argentina for the G20 summit where her hosts are using Brexit to advance their claim on Britain’s Falkland Islands. May arrived late Thursday on the first visit by a British premier to the ...

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Brexit deal: The end of a loveless 46-year marriage

Ouerdya AIT ABDELMALEK: The divorce deal approved by Britain and the European Union on Sunday sets the stage for the end of a nearly 46-year marriage of convenience, built on prudence rather than shared dreams. “It’s been a utilitarian relationship since 1973 and the emphasis was always on the economic ...

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EU, Britain agree draft declaration on post-Brexit ties

  LONDON: The EU and Britain agreed a draft declaration laying out plans for “ambitious, broad, deep and flexible” relations after Brexit, setting the stage for the divorce to be finalised at a weekend summit. The EU Council President Donald Tusk said the 26-page declaration, outlining how Britain will work ...

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Bank of England trims growth outlook, holds rates as Brexit looms

LONDON: The Bank of England trimmed its growth forecasts as Brexit approaches and froze interest rates – but warned it could alter monetary policy “in either direction” after Britain leaves the European Union. The central bank’s nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously at a regular policy meeting to keep ...

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Prince Charles, Camilla in Gambia on Africa tour

BANJUL: Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed Wednesday in The Gambia for the first leg of a week-long African tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. The Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, took over as head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations in April, succeeding ...

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UK revoking visas of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder: Theresa May

LONDON: Britain will revoke the visas of Saudi Arabian suspects involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Theresa May said. “The Home Secretary is taking action against all suspects to prevent them entering the UK. If these individuals currently have visas, those visas will be revoked today,” ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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UAE charges British PhD student with spying

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife called on Britain to defend his innocence. Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political and economic security of the state”, UAE attorney ...

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RBS pays first dividend in decade

LONDON: Britain’s Royal Bank of Scotland paid its first dividend in a decade, returning 2 pence per share to around 190,000 shareholders who haven’t seen a payout since RBS’s government bailout in 2008. The bank has spent the past ten years trying to return to its roots as a prudent ...

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Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

LONDON: The Pentagon on Thursday grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters to conduct engine inspections, following the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history. A Marine Corps F-35B was completely destroyed in a crash during training in South Carolina on September 28. According to Joe DellaVedova, ...

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