Monday, 20 November 2017

Tag Archives: Britain

The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle

Secunder Kermani

LONDON: When British correspondent Secunder Kermani visited Pakistan and wanted to get a haircut, he headed to Mirpur in Azad Kashmir. Originally from Pakistan but born in London, Kermani’s haircut stood out in Islamabad. A security guard outside his hotel in the capital, asked him if he was from Mirpur. ...

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Failure not our option, EU says as Brexit plan set

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LONDON: Failure to strike a deal that ushers Britain out of the European Union in an orderly way is not an option Brussels wants to consider, its chief negotiator said on Monday as the EU gave a final green light for him to launch talks next month. Britain’s Brexit Secretary ...

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Oxford names rehearsal room after Rahat as tribute

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LONDON: Britain’s Oxford University has announced to name one of its rehearsal rooms to honour Pakistani musician Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, making him the first South Asian artist to receive such a tribute. In this regard, Oxford University’s Faculty of Music has arranged a concert on May 25, wherein ...

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Macron’s advance in French runoff stalls populist wave in Europe

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PARIS: The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election, the bigger news ...

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Amir Khan returns to Britain after successful hand surgery

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Boxer Amir “King” Khan is back in Blighty with his right hand restored to full punching power but, as yet, no opponent to hit. Khan, having been passed over for a super-fight yet again with Manny Pacquiao switching to a clash with Jeff Horn in Australia, will not now be ...

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UK wants to become ‘important partner’ for CPEC

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LONDON: The United Kingdom has expressed its desire to become a key partner in the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Britain is a country of global influence and can be an important partner for China and Pakistan in the delivery of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which has the potential to ...

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British Pakistani Girl Makes History By Passing Her O-Levels Paper

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MANCHESTER: Laiba Hussain from Oldham, UK has managed to pass the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams at the age of just 10. The British-Pakistani girl has done successfully what students usually struggle to do at the age of sixteen in Britain. She gives all the credit for her ...

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Britain ‘steadfastly committed’ to Gibraltar – PM May

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LONDON: Britain is “steadfast” in its commitment to Gibraltar and will work with the territory on the southern tip of Spain to secure the best possible outcome from Brexit talks, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. The European Union proposed on Friday offering Spain a right of veto over ...

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Britain to launch EU exit process today

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LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan urges EU not to punish UK for Brexit

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LONDON: The EU should not try to “instil fear” by threatening to “punish” the UK for Brexit with a bad deal, the London Mayor has warned Brussels. Sadiq Khan says the EU should not try to “secure its future by fear” and said a bad deal for Britain’s capital would ...

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