Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: Britain

Iceland opens door for UK to join EFTA

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ICELAND‘s foreign minister has opened the door for Britain to rejoin a European trade club that would put it on a fast track to sign dozens of ready made deals after Brexit. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson said he had spoken to Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary about the UK joining the ...

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Britain dismisses attempts to lure high finance to Paris

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LONDON: Britain s government dismissed France s attempt to lure high finance to Paris to cash in on Brexit, saying it would ensure that London remained the global financial hub. Paris is competing against rival financial centres in Europe for jobs that could move out of London due to Britain s exit from ...

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Saudi Arabia is funding extremism in UK, says report

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LONDON: Foreign funding for Islamist extremism in Britain mostly originates from Saudi Arabia, a think tank report said on Wednesday in claims that were branded as “categorically false” by the Saudi embassy. “While entities from across the Gulf and Iran have been guilty of advancing extremism, those in Saudi Arabia ...

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UK-US trade deal talks to begin next month

U.S. President Donald Trump escorts British Prime Minister Theresa May down the White House colonnade after their meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

LONDON: The UK will begin trade talks with the US over a new post-Brexit agreement on the 24 July, according to Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox. EU rules currently state that member states are not allowed to negotiate individual trade deals while remaining part of the bloc. ...

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Trump State Visit to Britain Reportedly Delayed

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LONDON: Donald Trump told British PM he doesn’t want to go to Britain if he is set to be met by large-scale protests during his visit. Trump passed along the message during a phone call that took place in recent weeks, according to the Guardian, which cites an unnamed source ...

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Music stars unite in Manchester as fans face down fears

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MANCHESTER: Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain. “Let the world hear your resilience,” Pharrell Williams told a sell-out crowd of ...

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Pakistan completely calm ahead of India clash: Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur (R) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed attend
 a press conference at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham on June 3, 2017, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between Pakistan and India. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur (R) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed attend a press conference at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur insisted his side were “completely calm” ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against arch-rivals India – the latest edition of world cricket’s highest profile fixture. A ...

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The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle

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LONDON: When British correspondent Secunder Kermani visited Pakistan and wanted to get a haircut, he headed to Mirpur in Azad Kashmir. Originally from Pakistan but born in London, Kermani’s haircut stood out in Islamabad. A security guard outside his hotel in the capital, asked him if he was from Mirpur. ...

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Failure not our option, EU says as Brexit plan set

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LONDON: Failure to strike a deal that ushers Britain out of the European Union in an orderly way is not an option Brussels wants to consider, its chief negotiator said on Monday as the EU gave a final green light for him to launch talks next month. Britain’s Brexit Secretary ...

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