Friday, 31 March 2017

Tag Archives: Britain

Britain says U.S. immigration curbs do not apply to UK travellers

LONDON: Britain’s Foreign Office said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions only applied to individuals travelling from the seven named countries, so people arriving from other countries, including the United Kingdom, would not be subject to more checks regardless of nationality or place of birth. British Foreign Minister Boris ...

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Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey

ISTANBUL: Theresa May today signed a fighter jet deal worth up to £100million with Turkey. During a visit to Ankara, the Prime Minister announced that the UK’s BAE Systems will work with Turkish Aerospace Industries on the fighter plane programme, known as TF-X. Mrs May – who was also seeking to ...

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Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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Theresa May meets Trump with eye on Brexit future

LONDON: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May will this week be the first foreign leader to meet with Donald Trump since his inauguration, aiming to discuss a key post-Brexit trade deal with the US. The visit has been presented as a diplomatic coup in Britain, where the idea of the “special ...

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Prince William Confirms end of air ambulance career

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William will give up his job as an air ambulance pilot and spend more time in London with his family to concentrate on his royal duties, Kensington Palace said in a statement on Friday. William and his wife Kate and their two children, Prince George and Princess ...

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Theresa May: UK will be a global leader on trade

LONDON: Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a “world leader” on trade. But the prime minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the “politics of division”. Her speech to business leaders and politicians in Switzerland comes ...

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From Davos, Sadiq Khan confronts May’s ‘hard Brexit’ decision

DAVOS: The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is in Davos today, as part of his push to protect the UK capital, and its financial centre the City, from harm produced by Britain’s exit from the EU. He is particularly confronting Theresa May’s decision on choosing a “hard brexit”, in which Britain leaves the European single ...

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Sadiq Khan: Keeping Londoners safe is my first priority as mayor

LONDON: Fresh funding cuts to Britain’s largest police force could undermine efforts to protect the public from terrorist attacks, the government has been warned. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it will become “near impossible” to maintain the number of officers on the capital’s streets if Scotland Yard is hit with ...

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