Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: LONDON

Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

LONDON: Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected to be the first ...

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Boxer Amir Khan’s parents respond to Faryal abuse allegations

LONDON: Last week, Faryal Makhdoom, the wife of British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan, alleged that she has long suffered harassment at the hands of her in-laws. In a story on social media platform Snapchat, Faryal claimed that her in-laws attempted to hit her and also tried to engineer a divorce when ...

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McDonald’s moves non-US tax HQ to Britain from Luxembourg

NEW YORK: McDonald’s will move fiscal headquarters for the majority of its non-US operations to Britain, it said Thursday, following an EU crackdown on tax deals struck by multinationals including the fast-food giant. McDonald’s is establishing a new Britain-based holding company to cover royalties from most licensing agreements outside the ...

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Stocks, euro push higher as ECB stimulus plan looms

LONDON: World shares climbed to a near three-month high on Thursday as encouraging China data and a record high Wall Street kept traders upbeat ahead of an expected extension of the European Central Bank’s already generous stimulus programme. Asia had shares hustled to one-month highs after Wall Street strode to ...

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‘People asked to keep their eyes open for suspicious behaviour’

Anti-terrorism police patrol units are to be introduced across London, Scotland Yard has announced. Uniformed and undercover officers will be on the streets together in an attempt to spot people carrying out “hostile reconnaissance” and other criminal activity on the capital’s streets. Operation Servator, as it is known, is a ...

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Pakistani subjected to acid attack in London

LONDON: A British-Pakistani man was attacked by a gang of white supremacists, who subjected him to an acid attack, on Thursday. According to details, fourteen white supremacists subjected a Pakistani pizza shop owner named Imran to an acid attack in East London’s Barking area. The gang of fourteen men threw ...

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British PM may visit Pakistan next year

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said she was looking forward to visiting Pakistan in the first half of 2017. The British Prime Minister expressed these views as she walked into a meeting of Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan with National Security Adviser Sir MarkLyall Grant ...

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London flats bought thru Qatari investments: Sharifs

ISLAMABAD – The Sharif family yesterday, during the hearing of Panama leaks case, submitted documentary evidence with a letter from a Qatari prince before the Supreme Court as being ‘legitimate’ owners of their London flats, claiming the property in question was purchased with the proceeds of real estate investments in ...

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Kensington Palace announces details of Princess Diana fashion exhibition

LONDON: Kensington Palace has released details of an upcoming exhibition that will focus on the style of Princess Diana. Diana: My Fashion Story will open in February, marking 20 years since the princess’ tragic death. “The exhibition will bring together an extraordinary collection of garments, ranging from the glamorous evening ...

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European equities push higher

LONDON: Europe’s main stock markets pushed higher on Tuesday as investors reacted to a surprise dip in British inflation and shrugged off slower-than-expected German economic growth. Meanwhile, on Wall Street the Dow pulled off a record close after six-day winning streak as US markets continued to adjust following last week’s ...

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