Friday, 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

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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UK starts issuing passports without ‘European Union’ on cover

LONDON: Britain has begun issuing passports with the words “European Union” removed from the front cover – despite Brexit being delayed and uncertainty over when the country will leave the bloc. The interior ministry confirmed that some passports introduced from March 30, the day after Britain was originally due to ...

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Britain’s Harry and Meghan break Instagram followers record

LONDON: Britain´s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan broke a record by reaching one million followers on their newly-launched Instagram account in less than six hours, Guinness World Records said Wednesday. The “sussexroyal” account, which so far has only one post featuring a monogram symbol with their names, was launched ...

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Pound climbs before vital Brexit vote

LONDON: The pound climbed solidly on Friday before a crucial vote on Britain’s Brexit future. Stock markets meanwhile rallied, with investors looking past a downgrade of US growth to focus on the next round of top-level China-US trade talks. Around 1200 GMT, the pound was up 0.4 percent at $1.3100, ...

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The world’s happiest countries in 2019

HELSINKI: The United Nations published the report on the happiest countries on the eve of the International Happiness Day which is celebrated on March 20 every year. Finland ranked as the world´s happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in The ...

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Indian jeweller held in ‘Britain’s worst prison’

LONDON: From almost blinding opulence and a glitzy lifestyle to the dark cells of Wandsworth prison, life has turned on its head for fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi who now finds himself in a jail that is infamous for being ‘Britain’s worst.’ Nirav, a key suspect in the Rs 13,000 crore ...

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China yet again blocks anti-Azhar move at UN

NEW YORK: China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add to the UN terror blacklist the leader of JeM, diplomats said. This is the fourth time China has blocked India’s bid to designate Azhar as a terrorist in the UNSC. Earlier yesterday, ...

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