Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

Brexit bill becomes law

LONDON: A bill enacting Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the House of Commons speaker announced on Tuesday, to cheers from eurosceptic lawmakers. Speaker John Bercow said the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which repeals the 1972 Eu­­ro­pean Communities Act through which Britain beca­­me ...

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Prince William arrives in Israel for first royal visit

JERUSALEM: Prince William began the first official visit by a British royal to Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday, facing the challenge of navigating deep political and religious divides in a Holy Land once ruled by Britain. William, a 36-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second in line to the ...

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Pakistan enjoys historical relations with UK: Ibne Abbas

LONDON: High Commissioner to Britain Syed Ibne Abbas has said Pakistan is enjoying historical relations with Britain. He said this while talking to a private television channel. He said that Pakistan’s civil and armed forces have offered tremendous sacrifices in fighting war against terrorism and to establish peace. “As a ...

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UK raps Bangladesh on human rights situation

LONDON: Britain has welcomed the Bangladesh government’s handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis but has described the human rights situation in the country “deeply concerning”, citing allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. Tariq Ahmad, minister for human rights in the UK Foreign Office, mentioned Bangladesh in his statement on ...

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Iran nuclear deal signatories meet for first time since US pullout

VIENNA: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet with the Islamic republic in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement two weeks after Washington’s dramatic withdrawal. For the first time since the deal came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany will gather – ...

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France, Britain, Germany say ‘committed’ to upholding Iran deal

PARIS: France, Germany and Britain said Tuesday that they were committed to implementing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out and his threat of sanctions. “Our governments remain committed to ensuring the agreement is upheld, and will work with all the remaining parties ...

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UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia

LONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal ...

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Brexit: UK, EU will not get ‘exactly what we want, PM May says

Prime Minister Theresa May.  REUTERS/Joe Giddens/Pool LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that both London and Brussels will have to make concessions in Brexit negotiations, adding that she remained “confident” of a deal with the EU. “We both need to face the fact that this is a ...

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No bones about it – Yarnold becomes skeleton great

LONDON: Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold become the first two-time Olympic skeleton champion when she successfully defended her title in Pyeongchang on Saturday – despite a chest infection which nearly cut her race short. Yarnold was so short of breath she wasn’t even sure she could complete her second run, but she ...

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Brexit gives grounds for hope, says Boris Johnson

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LONDON: Foreign minister Boris Johnson will appeal on Wednesday to those who he says are seeking to reverse the result of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, saying Brexit “is not grounds for fear but hope”. In the first of several speeches by government ministers that Prime Minister Theresa ...

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