Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: British government

Man stabbed near British government offices in London

LONDON: A man was stabbed near British government offices in central London, police said, adding the incident was not thought to be terrorism-related. Police said they were called to Marsham Street where the Home Office (interior ministry) is located after a report of a man armed with a knife. They ...

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Britain appoints Loneliness Minister

LONDON: The British government has appointed its first ever minister for loneliness, who will help tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness suffered by an estimated 9 million people in the country. The move follows a cross-party initiative to tackle an issue that was one of the legacies of Jo ...

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Obama issues warning on social media dangers in Harry interview

Former US president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases. “All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the ...

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High speed broadband to become a legal right

LONDON: The Government has confirmed that universal high speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving everyone in the UK access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This is the speed that Ofcom, the independent regulator, says is needed to meet the ...

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London takes down anti-Pakistan ads from buses

LONDON: Transport authorities in London issued instructions on Wednesday to remove “Free Balochistan” advertisements from more than 100 buses on the ground that they did not comply with guidelines. Earlier, the similar advertisements appeared on London taxis and billboards, which were later taken down by the authorities following complaints through diplomatic channels in ...

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UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

LONDON: The British government has said its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp to prevent violent crimes. UK media reports have suggested that the man behind an attack in London last week sent an encrypted WhatsApp message moments before killing four people by ploughing his car ...

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UK govt accused of covering up ‘failed nuclear missile test’

LONDON: The British government was accused of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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