Monday, 15 October 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

Scottish ferry services ‘could be nationalised’

GLASGOW: Ferry services in Scotland should be brought under government control if EU rules allow it, the transport minister has said. Humza Yousaf said the Scottish government would prefer to use an “in-house operator” if it is permitted following a European Commission review. The tendering process for Northern Isles and ...

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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Britain says U.S. immigration curbs do not apply to UK travellers

LONDON: Britain’s Foreign Office said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions only applied to individuals travelling from the seven named countries, so people arriving from other countries, including the United Kingdom, would not be subject to more checks regardless of nationality or place of birth. British Foreign Minister Boris ...

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Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey

ISTANBUL: Theresa May today signed a fighter jet deal worth up to £100million with Turkey. During a visit to Ankara, the Prime Minister announced that the UK’s BAE Systems will work with Turkish Aerospace Industries on the fighter plane programme, known as TF-X. Mrs May – who was also seeking to ...

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Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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Theresa May meets Trump with eye on Brexit future

LONDON: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will this week be the first foreign leader to meet with Donald Trump since his inauguration, aiming to discuss a key post-Brexit trade deal with the US. The visit has been presented as a diplomatic coup in Britain, where the idea of the “special ...

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