Thursday, 17 January 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

Britain to launch EU exit process today

LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan urges EU not to punish UK for Brexit

LONDON: The EU should not try to “instil fear” by threatening to “punish” the UK for Brexit with a bad deal, the London Mayor has warned Brussels. Sadiq Khan says the EU should not try to “secure its future by fear” and said a bad deal for Britain’s capital would ...

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Cameron jokes he doesn’t have to hear Trump wiretaps anymore

PROVIDENCE:  Former British Prime Minister David Cameron jokes he doesn’t have to listen to U.S. President Donald Trump’s wiretapped conversations anymore. Cameron addressed 2,000 people at Rhode Island’s Brown University on Monday. Cameron says he’s optimistic shared American and British values of freedom, equality and justice will prevail over nationalism ...

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Britain Attempts to Defuse Afghanistan’s Tensions With Pakistan

FILE – Mark Lyall Grant, then-Britain’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant addresses members of the U.N. Security Council. LONDON: Britain will host top officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss Afghan and regional security and try to resolve Kabul’s current political tensions with Islamabad. British National Security ...

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Vodafone to Create 2,100 Customer Services Jobs Across the UK

LONDON: British telecom giant Vodafone is to bring 2,100 customer service jobs back to the UK over the next two years. The move is said to be part of its £2bn ($2.44bn) investment plan aimed at improving operations in its home market. The world’s second biggest mobile operator said it ...

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Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals’ rights

LONDON: The House of Lords voted to amend and thereby delay a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to begin Brexit negotiations, demanding guarantees for EU nationals living in Britain. Peers voted by 358 to 256 for an amendment requiring ministers protect the rights of more than three million European ...

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Deported grandmother: I’ve been treated as a terrorist

A WOMAN deported despite living in Britain for nearly 30 years has hit out at the UK Government, saying she has been treated like a terrorist and accused of being violent. Irene Clennell, 53, who is the main carer for her British husband John, was placed in the Dungavel immigration ...

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ISIS planning attacks in Britain: anti-terrorism lawyer

LONDON: ISIS militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country’s new terrorism watchdog said. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph published on Sunday, Max Hill, the lawyer ...

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2nd highest UK asylum claims from Pakistan

LONDON : The number of people applying for asylum in Britain in 2016 was just over 38,500, falling for the first time in six years, official data showed on Thursday. But refugee advocates said the drop was no cause for celebration, with ever more people fleeing their homes in an ...

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Prince Harry to shift to US after marrying Meghan Markle

LONDON: Prince Harry, the grandson of Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, is reportedly planning to move to the US following his wedding to Hollywood actress Meghan Markle. According to a source, Harry, the younger son of Prince Charles and charismatic Princess Diana who was killed in a Paris ...

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