Sunday, 21 October 2018

Tag Archives: LONDON

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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Prince Harry spotted buying Christmas tree with Meghan Markle

LONDON: Prince Harry has reportedly been spotted buying a Christmas tree with his girlfriend Meghan Markle at a stall in a London park. The couple apparently bought a 6ft Nordmann Fir at the Pine and Needles store in Battersea Park on Monday. According to staff at the store, they looked ...

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British Muslim woman dragged on sidewalk in London

LONDON: A British Muslim woman has been dragged by her hijab along the sidewalk in what is said to be a “sickening” hate crime. The 27-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and knocked down by two white males in a busy high street, police said. The woman just finished a ...

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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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