Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

Lloyds bank 2018 profit jumps by more than a quarter

LONDON: Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group announced surging 2018 profits on Wednesday on lower mis-selling costs and the “resilient” UK economy – despite looming uncertainty over Brexit. Earnings after taxation, or net profit, soared 27 percent to £3.87 billion ($5.02 billion, 4.43 billion euros) last year, compared with £3.04 billion in ...

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India ends police protection for Kashmir separatist leaders

Indian authorities withdrew police protection for five separatist leaders in Kashmir on Sunday amid mounting fallout from a suicide bombing that killed 41 soldiers in the disputed region. New Delhi has vowed to retaliate after a van packed with explosives ripped through a convoy transporting 2,500 soldiers across the Indian-administered ...

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‘Special place in Hell’ for Brexiteers: EU leader

PARIS: European Union leader Donald Tusk on Wednesday condemned those calling for Brexit with no idea how to carry it out, saying he hopes Theresa May now has a “realistic” plan. The British prime minister is due in Brussels on Thursday to discuss ways to ensure Britain’s orderly withdrawal from ...

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Germany’s Merkel says ‘still time’ to find Brexit solution

TOKYO: There is still time to find a solution to Britain’s exit from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, voicing optimism on a political deal over the tricky “backstop” that has stymied progress. Speaking to Japanese and German business leaders in Tokyo, Merkel stressed that “on the one ...

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Britain’s Theresa May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament s backing on Tuesday to renegotiate her Brexit deal – a major policy reversal that sets up a new standoff with the EU after it ruled out any change. May s dramatic decision to abandon a pact she herself sealed with the ...

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British must tell us what they want: Dutch PM

AMSTERDAM: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned on Wednesday that time is running out to reach a deal before Britain leaves the European Union and urged the British to make up their minds. “It is now up to the British to indicate what they want,” he told reporters in The Hague ...

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British PM says Brexit date should not be delayed

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said the date of Brexit should not be delayed but did not rule out the prospect as she faces mounting calls to request an extension. “I don’t believe that the date of March 29 should be delayed,” May told parliament on the eve of ...

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Australian Open could be last, says retiring Andy Murray

LONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on ...

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Prince William flies air ambulance to hospital

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William, a former pilot, flew one of London Air Ambulance’s helicopters to mark his appointment as patron of the service’s 30th anniversary campaign. William, also known as the Duke of Cambridge, previously worked as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance in eastern England, a role ...

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Why the UK can still be strong after Brexit

PARIS: Britain can still punch above its weight globally even after it exits the European Union, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday ahead of a key parliamentary vote at home. Although Britain is neither a superpower nor in possession of an empire, the country still has the military might, ...

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