Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: LONDON

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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Giles Clarke: PSL final must be held in Lahore

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LONDON: A top international cricket official insisted Sunday that the final of Pakistan’s Twenty20 super league must be held in Lahore despite a major bomb attack in the country last week. Giles Clarke, head of an International Cricket Council team seeking to revive cricket in the country, said the March 5 ...

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UK govt proposes new plan to EU for bailed-out bank RBS

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LONDON: The British government proposed plans for the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland to fund initiatives worth £750 million (S$1.3 billion) to improve competition in the sector, in order to meet its rescue conditions. The bank, 73 per cent owned by the government, has made four of the five major ...

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Sajid Javid hits back at business rates ‘scaremongering’

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LONDON: “Unscrupulous” companies have been accused of trying to scare business owners into thinking their taxes will rise in order to make a profit. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said “scaremongering” rating agents are manufacturing reports about business rates going up while “cynically” promising to help firms win an appeal against ...

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Adele banked over £500k each night of tour

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LONDON: Adele made more than £500,000 each night of her world tour. The 28-year-old singer performed 107 dates in countries around Europe and America between February and December 2016. And According to new accounts filed for Adele’s firm Remedy Touring obtained by The Sun newspaper, the singer’s company – of ...

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Nasir Jamshed arrested in London alongside bookie over fixing probe

Nasir Jamshed

LONDON: Pakistan left-handed opener Nasir Jamshed was arrested on Tuesday by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) alongside a bookie named Mohammad Yousuf. According to the representative of the NCA, Jamshed and Yousuf have been released on bail and asked to report to the agency in April. “Two men in their ...

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