Saturday, 23 January 2021

Tag Archives: Britain

North Korea denounces UK for sanctions

LONDON: North Korea denounced Britain for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security ...

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Britain introduces first ever UK-only sanctions list

BIRMINGHAM: In a largely symbolic gesture the British government has introduced a new UK-only sanctions list targeting key individuals and institutions from four countries. The list includes forty-seven people from Saudi Arabia, Russia and Myanmar, in addition to two North Korean organizations. Included in the list are 20 Saudi nationals ...

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‘Eat out to help out,’ British finance chief urged people

LONDON: Britain’s finance minister urged people to “eat out to help out” as the UK attempts to claw its way back from a historic economic decline sparked by the coronavirus crisis. The comments by Chancellor Rishi Sunak were published on the day England finally reopened its hospitality sector after more than ...

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Ashley Giles hopeful about Pakistan’s England tour

LONDON: England managing director Ashley Giles is hopeful that Pakistan’s tour of England will go ahead as per plan, despite three Pakistani cricketers testing positive for coronavirus. Pakistan are due to play three Tests and three Twenty20 internationals against England, starting in August. Giles expressed his concern, particularly for the ...

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London City Airport reopens as UK slowly opens up

LONDON City Airport received its first commercial flight in nearly three months as Britain moved another step closer to fully emerging from its coronavirus lockdown on July 4. The gateway to the once-bustling Canary Warf and City financial districts welcomed a short flight from the Isle of Man in the ...

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Britain records lowest daily virus toll since March

LONDON: Britain recorded 36 new deaths of people testing positive for the new coronavirus, the lowest daily toll since March 21, two days before the country went into lockdown, the government announced. “Yesterday, across the UK, only 36 deaths were recorded with coronavirus – the lowest since March 21,” Health ...

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British Pakistani launches free online school

BIRMINGHAM: A British Pakistani entrepreneur and IT expert has launched an online school, free of cost, in a bid to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding education. Ali Latif has launched ‘The Online School’ (3-lance.co.uk) from London to deliver online teaching for the past six weeks. Thus far, ...

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British Boxers would be required to wear masks during ring

LONDON: Boxers fighting in Britain would be required to wear masks during ring walks and would be banned from using a spit bucket under proposals to allow for a resumption of the sport. Boxing authorities are reportedly gearing up for a July re-start following the coronavirus shutdown. The BBC said ...

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UK now has world’s 3rd-highest coronavirus death toll

MANCHESTER: Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 26,097 – the second-highest in Europe behind Italy and third-highest in the world – as the government took into account fatalities outside hospital, including care homes, for the first time. The increase came after surprise news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had ...

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Residents, police officers in Britain dance together amid lockdown

. PRESTATYN: Local residents and police officers take part in a workout and dance session aimed at helping people cope with the coronavirus outbreak in Prestatyn in north Wales, Britain. Local police officer Rich Fishlock (L) takes part in a workout and dance session with local residents organized by resident ...

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