Saturday, 24 March 2018

Tag Archives: Sadiq Khan

UK visit delayed as Boris Johnson criticises Trump over Charlottesville

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LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Donald Trump got his response to Charlottesville “totally wrong” and has all but confirmed the US President’s state visit to Britain will no longer go ahead this year. Prime Minister Theresa May issued the invitation when she became the first leader to visit Mr ...

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London mayor pushes for more affordable homes on public land


LONDON: At least half of the new homes built on London public land will have to be affordable to benefit from faster planning permission, according to the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. Khan made the announcement yesterday in a new approach to property development. The mayor’s new Supplementary Planning Guidance is ...

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Barcelona terror attack

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Spanish and world leaders on Thursday condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Spain  The Spanish royal family issued an unusually strongly-worded statement: They are assassins, criminals who won’t terrorise us. All of Spain is Barcelona.” FC Barcelona said it was “deeply saddened” by the ...

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Moscow minister praises Mayor Sadiq Khan for new London T-charge


LONDON: A Russian environment minister believes London’s new T-charge will “speed-up” the switch to electric vehicles as he praised the capital as a leader in green policies. Anton Kulbachevsky, head of Moscow’s department for environmental management and protection, said the Russian capital wanted to “follow the example” of London but ...

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Sadiq Khan Accuses Donald Trump Of Acting Like A 12-Year-Old


LONDON: Sadiq Khan has spoken of his recent spat with Donald Trump, accusing the US President of acting like a “12-year-old” and breaking “basic” political rules. In an in-depth interview with The New Yorker the London Mayor discusses his now-infamous tussle with the US President in the wake of the London ...

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No red carpet for Trump, says Sadiq Khan


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reiterated his opposition to US President Donald Trump being afforded an elaborate state visit when he comes to the UK next year. “State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in ...

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Sadiq Khan to shut 50 per cent of police station front counters


LONDON: Sadiq Khan is planning to close half of London’s remaining 73 police station front counters, it emerged on Thursday. The Mayor’s officials are drawing up a blueprint to keep just one 24-hour police station open to the public in every borough. Four additional front counters would be retained across ...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan says ‘questions need to be answered’


LONDON: London mayor Sadiq Khan has said “questions need to be answered” after firefighters were unable to access the upper floors of a burning 24-storey tower block in west London where several people have died. Desperate residents were seen throwing themselves and their children from windows at Grenfell Tower, near ...

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