Monday, 21 October 2019

Tag Archives: Britain

Australian Open could be last, says retiring Andy Murray

LONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on ...

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Prince William flies air ambulance to hospital

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William, a former pilot, flew one of London Air Ambulance’s helicopters to mark his appointment as patron of the service’s 30th anniversary campaign. William, also known as the Duke of Cambridge, previously worked as a pilot with the East Anglia Air Ambulance in eastern England, a role ...

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Why the UK can still be strong after Brexit

PARIS: Britain can still punch above its weight globally even after it exits the European Union, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday ahead of a key parliamentary vote at home. Although Britain is neither a superpower nor in possession of an empire, the country still has the military might, ...

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Britain can ‘turn a corner’ in 2019: Theresa May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May said in her New Year’s address that Britain can turn a corner in 2019 and move forward with optimism – if parliament backs her Brexit deal. “New Year is a time to look ahead and in 2019 the UK will start a new chapter,” May ...

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London’s Gatwick airport sold to French Vinci conglomerate

PARIS–AFP: French building conglomerate Vinci said it was adding Gatwick airport, Britain’s second-busiest, to the dozens of hubs it already owns, booking a majority stake for nearly three billion pounds. The purchase of Gatwick, which is Europe’s eight-biggest airport and runs the busiest single runway in the world, comes only ...

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Two arrests over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

GATWICK AIRPORT: Two people were arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption affected tens of thousands of passengers during the pre-Christmas getaway. Drones were first sighted hovering around Britain’s second-busiest air hub on Wednesday, grinding the ...

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PM Theresa May in landmark visit to Argentina

LONDON: Adding to her EU divorce dramas, Prime Minister Theresa May is on a landmark visit to Argentina for the G20 summit where her hosts are using Brexit to advance their claim on Britain’s Falkland Islands. May arrived late Thursday on the first visit by a British premier to the ...

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Brexit deal: The end of a loveless 46-year marriage

Ouerdya AIT ABDELMALEK: The divorce deal approved by Britain and the European Union on Sunday sets the stage for the end of a nearly 46-year marriage of convenience, built on prudence rather than shared dreams. “It’s been a utilitarian relationship since 1973 and the emphasis was always on the economic ...

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EU, Britain agree draft declaration on post-Brexit ties

  LONDON: The EU and Britain agreed a draft declaration laying out plans for “ambitious, broad, deep and flexible” relations after Brexit, setting the stage for the divorce to be finalised at a weekend summit. The EU Council President Donald Tusk said the 26-page declaration, outlining how Britain will work ...

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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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