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Bank of England trims growth outlook, holds rates as Brexit looms

LONDON: The Bank of England trimmed its growth forecasts as Brexit approaches and froze interest rates – but warned it could alter monetary policy “in either direction” after Britain leaves the European Union. The central bank’s nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously at a regular policy meeting to keep ...

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Prince Charles, Camilla in Gambia on Africa tour

BANJUL: Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed Wednesday in The Gambia for the first leg of a week-long African tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. The Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, took over as head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations in April, succeeding ...

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UK revoking visas of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder: Theresa May

LONDON: Britain will revoke the visas of Saudi Arabian suspects involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Theresa May said. “The Home Secretary is taking action against all suspects to prevent them entering the UK. If these individuals currently have visas, those visas will be revoked today,” ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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UAE charges British PhD student with spying

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife called on Britain to defend his innocence. Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political and economic security of the state”, UAE attorney ...

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RBS pays first dividend in decade

LONDON: Britain’s Royal Bank of Scotland paid its first dividend in a decade, returning 2 pence per share to around 190,000 shareholders who haven’t seen a payout since RBS’s government bailout in 2008. The bank has spent the past ten years trying to return to its roots as a prudent ...

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Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

LONDON: The Pentagon on Thursday grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters to conduct engine inspections, following the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history. A Marine Corps F-35B was completely destroyed in a crash during training in South Carolina on September 28. According to Joe DellaVedova, ...

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Britain, Australia accuse Russian spies of global cyber attacks

LONDON: Britain and Australia accused Russian military intelligence of conducting a campaign of cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport bodies around the world. Operatives from Russia’s GRU arm carried out various “reckless and indiscriminate” high-profile online attacks, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement. Many ...

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Britons allowed forming legal civil partnerships

LONDON  Men and women in Britain are to be allowed to form legal civil partnerships as an alternative to marriage, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Evening Standard in London. It will remove an anomaly in which same sex couples can opt for marriage or civil partnerships, but heterosexual couples ...

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Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

HONG KONG banned a political party which promotes independence, a first since the city was handed back to China by Britain 21 years ago as Beijing ups pressure on any challenges to its sovereignty. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland including freedom of expression but the space ...

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