Sunday, 19 November 2017

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Britain’s EU envoy resigns months before Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal ‘Brexit’ negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step ...

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British chef Ryan dies while fighting against Isis in Syria

RAQQA: A British man has been killed while fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria, according to reports. Ryan Lock, 20, is reported to have died during an offensive by anti-IS forces to retake the city of Raqqa. The former chef, from Chichester, West Sussex, had no previous military ...

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Banks could start revealing their Brexit plans as early as next month

LONDON: Banks may update investors on whether they intend to move operations out of London as soon as next month. UK-based lenders are finalising Brexit contingency plans to decide how much of their business they need to shift oversees to maintain relationships with international clients. Banks could start making announcements as ...

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UK holds New Year’s Eve celebrations, Security tight in London

LONDON: A huge police presence is on the streets for London’s new year fireworks display as the UK prepares to usher in 2017. People from almost 100 countries will flock to the Thames to view the pyrotechnics, which will begin as Big Ben strikes midnight. About 12,000 fireworks producing 50,000 ...

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Huma Qureshi meets interpreter in UK over Viceroy’s House

LONDON: Huma Qureshi, who will be seen next in her international film Viceroy’s House, met British era interpreter Jaya Thadani in London on whom her character is loosely based, to grasp the nuances. In the Gurinder Chadha-helmed movie, Huma will essay the character of the interpreter to India’s last British ...

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UK business morale hits 18-month high in the fourth quarter

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  LONDON: Morale in large British companies hit an 18-month high in the fourth quarter, bolstered by robust economic growth and recovering fully from a slump that followed the Brexit vote, a survey showed on Thursday. However, uncertainty about Britain’s divorce from the European Union meant businesses were still loath ...

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British man shot in head in Antigua

ANTIGUA: A British man has been shot in the head during an attempted robbery in Antigua. Christopher Tester, from Torquay, is said to be in a critical condition after he was wounded at his parents’ restaurant on Christmas Day night. Mr Tester, 37, is in an induced coma at Mount ...

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British Voters face ID check in anti-ballot fraud trial

LONDON: Voters in trial areas will be required to show proof of identification before casting their ballot, in an attempt to eliminate electoral fraud. Pilots of the ID scheme will be carried out at a number of polling stations across England in the local elections in 2018, before a decision is taken ...

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British pop superstar George Michael dies

LONDON: Pop superstar George Michael’s death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The 53-year-old has died peacefully at home, his family said on Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother ...

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