Wednesday, 13 November 2019

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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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Trump to make state visit to Britain in June

LONDON: U.S. President Donald Trump is to make a state visit to Britain on June 3-5, just ahead of D-Day commemorations in France, officials said on Tuesday, as campaigners announced large-scale protests against him. Mr. Trump is a strong supporter of Brexit but has been highly critical of the way ...

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Queen celebrates 93rd birthday at Easter service

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest reigning living monarch, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday by attending the traditional Easter service at Windsor Castle. Elizabeth was accompanied by members of her family, including grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and William’s wife Catherine, at the Easter Mattins ...

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UK economy grows as factories get boost from pre-Brexit stockpiling

LONDON: Britain’s economy unexpectedly grew in February, helped by clients of manufacturers rushing to stockpile goods ahead of Brexit, official data showed on Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew by 0.2 percent from January, the Office for National Statistics said. Economists taking part in a Reuters poll had expected zero growth. ...

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