Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Scottish ferry services ‘could be nationalised’

GLASGOW: Ferry services in Scotland should be brought under government control if EU rules allow it, the transport minister has said. Humza Yousaf said the Scottish government would prefer to use an “in-house operator” if it is permitted following a European Commission review. The tendering process for Northern Isles and ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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Danish drugs giant makes big UK investment

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk is to invest £115m over ten years in a new science research centre in Oxford. Eventually employing 100 academics and scientists, the facility will work on new ways of treating type 2 diabetes. The decision to invest in the UK was described by David Gauke, chief secretary ...

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UK car manufacturing hits 17-year high

UK car production rose to a 17-year high in 2016, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 1,722,698 vehicles rolled off production lines last year from some 15 manufacturers, an 8.5% increase on total production in 2015 – and the highest ...

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Signature move on Kashmir in Poland

WARSAW: Kashmir Council EU organized one-day camp on Wednesday in Warsaw, the capital of Poland in order to continue its one-million signature campaign on Kashmir. The similar camps have already been organized in different European countries in connection with the “One Million Signature Campaign” in Europe. The signature campaign was ...

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Pound recovering before Supreme Court ruling

LONDON: On Tuesday, the British Supreme Court will decide whether Parliament should vote to commence divorce proceedings from the European Union. Investors are welcoming this because above all they need one thing: certainty. A day before the Supreme Court’s decision of whether British Prime Minister Theresa May can start Brexit ...

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Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase cancer risk

Roasting and frying starchy foods could increase the risk of cancer, a Government body has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a public warning over the risks of acrylamide – a chemical compound that forms in some foods when they are cooked at high temperatures (above 120C). A ...

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