Monday, 20 November 2017

Tag Archives: Britain

UK state minister Greg Hands for trade policy visits GSK Pakistan

Greg Hands

LONDON/KARACHI: Pakistan is a vibrant economy, open for business. I want to see more of Britain’s leading companies doing business, creating jobs and supporting economic growth in both the UK and Pakistan,” said UK’s Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands. As a part of his three-day visit to ...

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May Ends Impasse in Brexit Talks So Real Negotiations Can Begin

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BRITAIN and the European Union are set to resume Brexit negotiations next week after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May broke the stalemate in the hope that the real arguments can now begin. In a major speech on Friday that drew guarded praise from Brussels, May signaled for the first time that ...

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UK, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

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BRITAIN and Saudi Arabia signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Tuesday, redoubling efforts to counter Iran in the Gulf region and defeat Islamic State. Prime Minister Theresa May said in December that Britain would invest over 3 billion pounds ($4.05 ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

Donald Trump with Theresa May

WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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Britain selects Pakistan-set MY PURE LAND as Oscar entry

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BIRMINGHAM: British Pakistani director Sarmad Masud’s debut feature My Pure Land has been announced as Britain’s submission for the foreign language category at the Oscars in 2018. Inspired by real-life events, the drama chronicles the story of a mother and two daughters who defend their home and land in rural ...

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Tillerson says Myanmar violence must stop, supports Suu Kyi

Rex Tillerson

LONDON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered the toughest condemnation yet from a Trump administration official of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, likening the violence against them to ethnic cleansing and demanding it stop. Tillerson directed the blame toward Myanmar’s powerful military, which is responsible for security operations ...

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UK Оffers to Мaintain Defence and Security Cooperation with EU

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LONDON: Britain has played one its strongest cards in the EU negotiations by offering to put its defence, security and aid assets at the disposal of the European Union in the hope of getting concessions on future trading and economic relations. The offer extends to continuing to share embassies with the EU, ...

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Rahat enthralls capacity audience at Leeds Arena

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LEEDS: Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the nephew of the late, world-renowned singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, performed his greatest hits live at the Leeds Arena to a capacity crowd non-stop for four hours to mark the 20th anniversary of his great uncle. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and ...

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London stays world’s top finance centre despite Brexit

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FRANKFURT/ LONDON: London remains the globe’s most attractive financial centre, extending its lead over New York despite Britain’s looming departure from the European Union, a survey found on Monday. Britain’s departure from the trading bloc has led to some politicians and economists predicting London will lose its pre-eminent status as ...

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Responsibility for defeating terror not Pakistan’s only: Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

Pakistan should be treated with respect In a reply to US President Trump’s policies, Britain’s Labour party Chief Jeremy Corbyn, remarked that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and states should not criticise it. Recently, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops ...

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