Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

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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Britain, Australia accuse Russian spies of global cyber attacks

LONDON: Britain and Australia accused Russian military intelligence of conducting a campaign of cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport bodies around the world. Operatives from Russia’s GRU arm carried out various “reckless and indiscriminate” high-profile online attacks, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement. Many ...

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Britons allowed forming legal civil partnerships

LONDON  Men and women in Britain are to be allowed to form legal civil partnerships as an alternative to marriage, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Evening Standard in London. It will remove an anomaly in which same sex couples can opt for marriage or civil partnerships, but heterosexual couples ...

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Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

HONG KONG banned a political party which promotes independence, a first since the city was handed back to China by Britain 21 years ago as Beijing ups pressure on any challenges to its sovereignty. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland including freedom of expression but the space ...

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UK launches first safe house for child slaves amid security fears

LONDON: A charity announced Britain’s first safe house for trafficked children, aiming to tackle the high number of victims who go missing while in the care of authorities, who campaigners say lack a clear strategy to tackle the crime. As many as two-thirds of all trafficked children rescued and placed in ...

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Johnson says supports May, opposes her Brexit plan

LONDON: Britain’s former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has said he supports Prime Minister Theresa May and his opposition was not to her but to her proposals for exiting the European Union, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday. Following a week in which reports surfaced of a ...

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Sajid Javid demands action from tech giants over child abuse

LONDON: Britain warned that internet giants could face new laws if they fail to tackle online child abuse content, revealing that up to 80,000 people in the country were deemed to pose a threat. “The threat has evolved quicker than industry’s response and industry has not kept up. I am ...

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China fumes as British warship sails near South China Sea islands

BEIJING: China expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month, saying Britain was engaged in “provocation” and that it had lodged a strong complaint. The HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying ...

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