Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tag Archives: Queen Elizabeth II

Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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Boris Johnson wins race to become next British prime minister

LONDON: Former London mayor Boris Johnson on Tuesday won the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, defeating Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Johnson defeated Hunt by 92,153 votes to 46,656 votes cast by members of the Conservative party. He will officially replace outgoing Prime ...

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Hammond says will resign if Johnson becomes PM

LONDON: Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office. “I am sure I am not going to be sacked because I am going to resign before we get ...

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Donald Trump meets the Queen at start of UK state visit

LONDON: Donald Trump breezed into Buckingham Palace onboard Marine One on Monday morning, as Tory leadership contenders braced themselves for presidential interventions in the race. The US president and the first lady, Melania Trump, landed on the Queen’s lawn in their helicopter for the full British bells and whistles state ...

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Queen celebrates 93rd birthday at Easter service

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest and longest reigning living monarch, celebrated her 93rd birthday on Sunday by attending the traditional Easter service at Windsor Castle. Elizabeth was accompanied by members of her family, including grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry, and William’s wife Catherine, at the Easter Mattins ...

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Angela Merkel tops list of most powerful women

MOSCOW-Sputnik: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been placed by the Forbes magazine on top of its annual World’s Most Powerful Women list, which also includes the likes of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and International Monetary Fund Chair Christine Lagarde in the top three. Germany’s longtime leader managed to helm ...

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Donald Trump discussed Brexit with Queen Elizabeth

(gettyimages) LONDON: US President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because “everybody wants me to” and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he ...

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Queen gets pay rise ahead of Buckingham Palace repairs

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II got a 13 per cent hike in her British taxpayer-funded allowance ahead of extensive repairs to Buckingham Palace, estimated to cost around a whopping 369 million pounds. The 92-year-old monarch’s accounts released today showed the public funds used by her for official expenditure and duties went ...

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3 Pakistanis Receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award

LONDON: Three young Pakistanis received the prestigious Queen Young Leaders award for their community service at a ceremony held in the British capital. Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, and Mahnoor Syed received the award in a ceremony presided by Queen Elisabeth II. The awards are given to young leaders from across Asia, Africa, Europe, ...

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