Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

China fumes as British warship sails near South China Sea islands

BEIJING: China expressed anger on Thursday after a British Royal Navy warship sailed close to islands claimed by China in the South China Sea late last month, saying Britain was engaged in “provocation” and that it had lodged a strong complaint. The HMS Albion, a 22,000 ton amphibious warship carrying ...

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UK’s Raab ‘stubbornly optimistic’ of Brexit deal with EU

BRUSSELS: Brexit minister Dominic Raab said he was “stubbornly optimistic” that Britain would reach a deal with the European Union on the terms of its departure from the bloc in time for an October meeting of EU leaders. After talks with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday, ...

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Imran Abbas nomination for 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018

LOLLYWOOD: Pakistani heartthrob Imran Abbas is onto another feat as he has bagged nomination for the 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018. Sharing the delightful news with his fans, Imran took to Instagram to post: “Official Nominee for the 100 most handsome faces 2018. Honoured to represent Pakistan in WORLD’S ...

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UK jobless rate down to new 43-year-low

LONDON: Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 43 years in the three months to June and fewer workers made do with insecure jobs, but there was little upside for most as pay growth slowed to its weakest in nine months. Tuesday’s official figures also showed the sharpest ...

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

AFP: The United States said it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s involvement in the use of a “lethal” nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to “the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent ...

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Thailand wants Britain to extradite former PM

BANGKOK : Thailand’s junta wants Britain to extradite ousted leader Yingluck Shinawatra, according to a recent request seen by AFP, in a move denounced as “political”. Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, fled the country in August 2017 after being charged over her government’s failed rice ...

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Dutch pair charged in Britain after cocaine haul seized from boat

FILE PHOTO LONDON: A pair of Dutch nationals appeared in a British court on Saturday (Jul 21) after authorities seized one of their largest-ever hauls of cocaine, aboard a yacht off the south-west coast. Maarten Peter Pieterse, 59, and Emile Adriaan Jeroen Schoemaker, 44, appeared via video-link at Bristol Magistrates’ ...

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No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA: World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for US sanctions that begin taking effect in August. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia met their Iranian counterpart in Vienna for the first time since US ...

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British-Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq aims to create history

LONDON: British Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq says he intends to create history for the sporting union of Britain, Pakistan and himself by becoming the first British lightweight champion of Pakistani origin. The 24 year-old rose to prominence after knocked down Rotherham fighter Lee Appleyard three times. “By the end of ...

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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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