Monday, 24 April 2017

Tag Archives: Britain

Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals’ rights

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Storm Doris sweeps in with rain, snow and strong winds

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LONDON: Storm Doris has reached nearly 90mph on its way to batter Britain. Doris is likely to cause travel disruption, damage buildings and send debris flying when it sets in at around 6am on Thursday, the Met Office has warned. An 87mph gust was recorded at Mace Head on the ...

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Next Metropolitan Police Commissioner about to be named

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LONDON: Britain’s next top police officer could be revealed on Wednesday following interviews with senior politicians. Those vying to be named the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner will speak to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Policing Minister Brandon Lewis. An announcement on the appointment will be made ...

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Protesters hit the streets again in Britain against a Trump visit

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LONDON: Thousands of people have protested outside Westminster in London overnight as a House of Commons debate raged inside over the decision by the May Government to offer US President Donald Trump a state visit to the UK. Protesters are trying to get Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw her ...

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British Teenagers in training to protect the UK against cyber attacks

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LONDON: Thousands of teens will be given intense cyber security training in order to boost Britain’s defences against online attacks. The scheme forms part of the government’s effort to protect against a future skills shortage amid concern about the damage that hackers could inflict on the country’s infrastructure. Security experts ...

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London’s Mayor Khan to tell US envoy: travel ban cruel, prejudiced

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LONDON: The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will tell the top U.S. diplomat in Britain on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from a list of Muslim nations is prejudiced and will hurt rather than improve U.S. security. Mr. Khan, Britain’s most prominent Muslim politician, will make ...

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