Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Tag Archives: LONDON

Princess Diana statue to mark 20 years since car crash death

LONDON: The sons of the late Princess Diana plan to build a statue to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash in 1997. Princes William and Harry have commissioned the statue, which will be paid for with private funds and erected in the public gardens ...

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Women face ‘sexist dress codes’ at work, report

A study into workplace dress codes has found “troubling” experiences affecting female workers forced to adhere to “sexist dress codes”. Women workers have been instructed to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and reapply make-up, a parliamentary report has found. Parliament held an inquiry into dress codes in the ...

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Prince William Confirms end of air ambulance career

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William will give up his job as an air ambulance pilot and spend more time in London with his family to concentrate on his royal duties, Kensington Palace said in a statement on Friday. William and his wife Kate and their two children, Prince George and Princess ...

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London Metal Exchange chief Garry Jones resigns

LONDON Metal Exchange (LME) Chief Executive Garry Jones is stepping down just over three years after being appointed to run the world’s largest and oldest metals market, parent company Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) said on Monday. Jones is retiring from all his positions within the HKEX Group, ...

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UK govt accused of covering up ‘failed nuclear missile test’

LONDON: The British government was accused of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs ...

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Freezing fog to hit London next week, Met Office warns

LONDON: Freezing fog could hit London as the cold weather continues into next week, the Met Office has warned. West and north London are most likely to be affected by adverse conditions, with the fog struggling to clear during the day in cold areas. It could create potentially hazardous driving ...

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Barclays: London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe

LONDON: The City of London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe after Brexit, Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has said. In separate remarks, the bank’s chairman John McFarlane also said the UK government supported a three year transition deal on the Brexit deal. The Barclays chiefs were both ...

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Thousands of women march on London against Trump

LONDON: Wearing pink, pointy-eared ‘pussyhats’ to mock the new president, throngs of women descended on the US capital and other cities around the globe on Saturday for marches and demonstrations aimed at showing Donald Trump they won’t be silent over the next four years. They carried signs with messages such ...

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Theresa May: UK will be a global leader on trade

LONDON: Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a “world leader” on trade. But the prime minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the “politics of division”. Her speech to business leaders and politicians in Switzerland comes ...

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