Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: british

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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UK and Argentina sign war-dead deal

LONDON: The UK and Argentina have signed a deal to identify 123 Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands. The International Committee of the Red Cross has been negotiating an agreement on taking DNA samples from the remains of men who died in the 1982 conflict. The graves in the ...

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RBS, Barclays and other banks fined in Swiss franc Libor case

LONDON: Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays are among banks hit with SFr99m (£78m) of fines by the Swiss competition regulator for operating four separate cartels, as the international fallout from the Libor rate-rigging scandal spreads. The two British lenders were hit with a combined £37m in fines, while HSBC, ...

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