Friday, 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

James Brokenshire resigns as Northern Ireland Secretary

BELFAST: Britain’s Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire has resigned because of ill-health, his spokesman said on Monday, before a planned cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May. Brokenshire, who has led government efforts to restore the devolved Northern Irish executive after power sharing collapsed last year, was stepping down ahead ...

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Britain celebrates Game of Thrones with new stamps

LONDON: Stars of “Game of Thrones” will appear on a new collection of stamps to celebrate Britain’s contribution to the fantasy series. Ten characters are pictured in the souvenir series unveiled on Wednesday, set against dramatic scenes from the hit US show. Highlighting the prominence of British stars among the ...

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Ryanair Applies for British air operating license

DUBLIN: Ryanair recently applied for a British air operating license in a move it said on Tuesday may be required to keep its small domestic UK service operating in the event of a hard Brexit. Flying rights are currently governed by EU-wide deals and because it is not part of ...

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Prince Harry, Markle to marry on May 19

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, Kensington Palace said on Friday. “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May, 2018,” the couple’s official residence said in ...

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New UK law to ban drones flying close to airports

LONDON: Police in Britain will be given new powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation announced Sunday. Banning drones from flying near airports or above 122 meters will also form part of the new regulations. New drone-safety laws will ...

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Britain says Zimbabwe’s new rulers must show resolve for democracy

LONDON: Britain wants Zimbabwe’s new rulers to show clear resolve to place the country on a more democratic and prosperous path after the fall of Robert Mugabe. “Zimbabweans suffered for too long as a result of Mugabe’s ruinous rule,” Britain’s minister for Africa, Rory Stewart, said on arriving in Harare. ...

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Two Britain-based EU agencies to be relocated to Amsterdam, Paris

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BRUSSELS: After hours of fierce bargaining and compromising, ministers of 27 European Union (EU) members voted on Monday to relocate Britain-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris respectively. Amid a lingering deadlock of Brexit talks, Monday’s relocation is largely seen as an ...

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Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe s president on Tuesday, finally swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to end Zimbabwe s worst political crisis since it won independence from Britain in 1980. The bombshell announcement ...

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