Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

Trump calls Theresa May foolish as diplomatic row escalates

WASHINGTON/LONDON: Theresa May faces a full-blown diplomatic standoff with the US after Donald Trump condemned Britain’s “stupid” ambassador to Washington over leaked memos critical of the White House, as Downing Street insisted Sir Kim Darroch had its full support. The escalating crisis began after a Sunday newspaper printed extracts of ...

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Vodafone joins EE in offering 5G in UK

LONDON: Vodafone on Wednesday launched its 5G service in the UK, but without smartphones from controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei. By sidelining Huawei phones, Vodafone has mirrored action by EE, the first UK provider to roll out the technology that offers almost instantaneous data transfer with its own launch at ...

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Prince William, Wife Kate Announce Pakistan Visit

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Pakistan later this year on the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade, Kensington Palace announced on Sunday. Pakistan has battled homegrown militants for more than a decade, with tens of thousands of people killed, but ...

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United Kingdom, Pakistan militaries hold talks

LONDON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met his counterpart Chief of Defence Staff United Kingdom General Sir Nick Carter in London on Monday. According to the ISPR, the leaders discussed the geostrategic environment and bilateral military cooperation between the two countries. A session of delegation level ...

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Hunt admits Britain could follow US into war with Iran

LONDON:Although the UK officials, including Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt have proclaimed de-escalation in the region, he admitted that London would consider Washington’s request for military support amid the growing tension between Iran and the US. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is running against Boris Johnson for the Conservatives’ ...

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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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