Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Tag Archives: LONDON

London open-air screening backs Oscar boycott director Farhadi

LONDON: Thousands of film buffs were expected to gather in London’s Trafalgar Square Sunday for a screening of “The Salesman” by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who is boycotting the Oscars over US President Donald Trump’s policies. Just hours before the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, where the film is in ...

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British police arrests another suspect as corruption probe

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LONDON: British police announced on Thursday that they had arrested a third suspect in connection with their investigation into international cricket spot-fixing. A statement issued by the National Crime Agency said officers had arrested a British man in his thirties this morning in the Sheffield area (in northern England) as as ...

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Barclays: Dublin might become European HQ

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LONDON: Barclays has admitted it “may add some people in Dublin” if its London base loses single market access post-Brexit. The confirmation comes one month on from a Bloomberg that the bank had started scouting the Irish capital for office space in early 2017 and had been in discussion with regulators ...

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Bestway pledges £500k to support Pak students

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LONDON: The University of Kent and the Bestway Foundation, the charitable Trust of Bestway Group, have announced a new collaboration to jointly fund five annual scholarships for postgraduate students applying from Pakistan to study at the well-reputed university here. Zameer Choudrey CBE, Chief Executive of the Bestway Group and Trustee ...

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Five teenagers arrested in London on terrorism charges

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LONDON: Five teenagers were arrested in London on terrorism charges following a series of raids, police said. The suspects, who ranged in age from 15 to 19, were held on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “The arrests relate to plans to travel to ...

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Storm Doris sweeps in with rain, snow and strong winds

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LONDON: Storm Doris has reached nearly 90mph on its way to batter Britain. Doris is likely to cause travel disruption, damage buildings and send debris flying when it sets in at around 6am on Thursday, the Met Office has warned. An 87mph gust was recorded at Mace Head on the ...

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Lindsay Lohan asked to remove headscarf at UK airport

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LONDON: Lindsay Lohan claims she was “racially profiled” while wearing a headscarf at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Mean Girls star appeared on a British talk show on Tuesday and revealed that a Heathrow official opened her passport and apologised when they read her name but then asked her to take ...

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HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

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LONDON: Shares in HSBC have fallen after the bank reported a steeper-than-expected fall in annual profits. It reported a $7.1bn (£5.7bn) pre-tax profit for 2016, down 62% on the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. HSBC attributed the fall to a string of one-off charges, including the sale of its operations ...

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