Monday, 20 August 2018

Tag Archives: LONDON

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks solution with Britain

QUITO: Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London, officials announced. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange’s request for naturalization in December, and they continue to look for a long-term resolution ...

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Lidl announces 1000 new jobs with five new stores in UK

BRADFORDSHIRE: German discount retailer Lidl has announced plans to open a massive new warehouse in Luton that will create up to 1,000 jobs. The group on Monday said that the new warehouse will be around a million square feet, making it double the size of any of Lidl’s warehouses in the ...

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London mayor Sadiq Khan urges more schools to use knife detectors

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging more schools to apply to receive a ‘knife wand,’ a detection device that can check whether someone is carrying a knife. Mr Khan says the four deaths resulting from stabbings over New Year have reinforced his “determination to rid London’s streets of ...

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London was top destination for tech funding in 2017

LONDON was the top city in Europe for technology investment last year, with more funding going into companies in the British capital than into firms based in Paris, Berlin and the next seven cities combined, data showed on Friday. Tech firms in London attracted 2.45 billion pounds ($3.3 billion) in ...

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British house price growth slows in late 2017

LONDON: British house prices grew last year at their slowest pace since 2012 and in London they fell for the first time in a full year since 2009, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday. Nationwide said it expected growth in British house prices to slow further to just 1 per ...

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UK weather updates as London hit with weather warning for winds

LONDON: The Met Office has warned of possible injuries and a danger to life from 80mph winds as Storm Eleanor barrels towards the UK. Eleanor, the fifth named storm of the season, is set to bring strong winds and heavy downpours as she moves eastwards across the country on Tuesday ...

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World welcomes 2018

People celebrate New Year in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. A bride and groom react to their marriage documents during a mass wedding held in celebration of the new year in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hundreds of couples took part in the mass marriage, held by the city government to ...

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Queen reflects on year’s tragedies, pays tribute to terror victims

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to London and Manchester in her annual Christmas message for how they handled terror attacks this year. She recalled the year’s terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire, which had claimed the lives of 71 people, and devastating tropical hurricanes. “This Christmas, I think of ...

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Sadiq Khan to take control of London Stadium

LONDON: Decisions taken by Boris Johnson as the mayor of London to convert the Olympic Stadium for West Ham United’s use cost almost £300m of public money and have saddled the stadium operator with annual losses of about £20m, a highly critical review has found. The review, by the accountants ...

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