Friday, 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of the ...

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Huawei prepares for 50% fall in smartphone shipments

LONDON: Huawei is preparing for a 40 per cent to 60 per cent decline in international smartphone shipments. The Chinese technology company is looking at options that include pulling the latest model of its marquee overseas smartphone, the Honor 20, according to the article, which cited people familiar with the ...

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UK warns of ‘great risk’ of escalation in Gulf

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned Sunday there was a “great risk” of escalation in the Gulf, adding that Washington wanted the situation to end in negotiations. A Japanese-owned tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, and a Norwegian-operated one, the Front Altair, were attacked on Thursday and left ablaze as they ...

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Britain confident with World Cup security amid moderate threat

Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Eoin Morgan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Dimuth Karunaratne, Gulbadin Naib, Aaron Finch, Mashrafe Mortaza and Jason Holder of West Indies pose for a group photo. (Image: ICC) LONDON: Britain may be dealing with a national threat level of ‘severe’ but officials are confident they have ...

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Former Brexit secretary Domic Raab joing UK leadership race

LONDON: Britain’s eurosceptic former Brexit  secretary Dominic Raab on Saturday entered the race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, vowing to leave the EU with or without a divorce deal. Raab became the sixth declared candidate, joining a crowded field that is expected to expand further in the days ...

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Sweden requests detention order against Julian Assange

LONDON: Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange “on probable cause suspected for rape … I will issue a ...

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Huawei ready to sign ‘no-spy’ deal with UK

LONDON: Chinese telecom giant Huawei is willing to sign a “no-spy” agreement with countries including Britain, the firm’s chairman said, as the head of NATO said Britain must preserve secure mobile networks. Liang Hua visited Britain as the government weighs the risks of allowing the Chinese company to help develop ...

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Metro Bank says well advanced in equity raising plan

LONDON: Metro Bank Plc’s plan to raise about 350 million pounds ($455 million) of equity capital to support its growth is well advanced, the British bank said in a statement. The company said it had started final discussions with existing and new shareholders and feedback has been positive. The equity ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan introduce baby son to the world

LONDON: Britain s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan held a limited photo call to introduce their son to the world. The royal couple decided to eschew the recent royal tradition of posing for photographs with their new baby hours after the birth, leaving the world s media and royal ...

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