Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: Britain

Britain says Zimbabwe’s new rulers must show resolve for democracy

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LONDON: Britain wants Zimbabwe’s new rulers to show clear resolve to place the country on a more democratic and prosperous path after the fall of Robert Mugabe. “Zimbabweans suffered for too long as a result of Mugabe’s ruinous rule,” Britain’s minister for Africa, Rory Stewart, said on arriving in Harare. ...

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Two Britain-based EU agencies to be relocated to Amsterdam, Paris

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BRUSSELS: After hours of fierce bargaining and compromising, ministers of 27 European Union (EU) members voted on Monday to relocate Britain-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris respectively. Amid a lingering deadlock of Brexit talks, Monday’s relocation is largely seen as an ...

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Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

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HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe s president on Tuesday, finally swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to end Zimbabwe s worst political crisis since it won independence from Britain in 1980. The bombshell announcement ...

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Britain won’t be pressured by Barnier’s Brexit deadline: Davis

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BERLIN: Britain will not be pressured into giving a public answer to EU demands for concessions on a divorce agreement by the end of next week, its chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said Thursday. Davis’s negotiating partner, the EU’s Michel Barnier, last Friday handed Britain a two-week ultimatum to improve ...

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Sequoia in $50m backing for UK chipmaker Graphcore

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LONDON: UK chipmaker Graphcore has raised $50m from Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms, as the start-up angles to become Britain’s biggest maker of artificial intelligence hardware. Sequoia has only made a handful of investments in Europe but said Graphcore was poised to compete with industry ...

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Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra T-charge

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LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra daily charge for driving into central London under a scheme introduced that aims to improve air quality in one of Europe s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan claimed that with the rollout of the new weekday “toxicity charge” – ...

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UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

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LONDON: Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech on Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faced had accelerated at an alarming pace and was worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the ...

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Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

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LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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