Tuesday, 25 September 2018

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Pound falls ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech

LONDON: The pound has hit its lowest level for more than three months on reports Britain was set to quit the EU single market as part of its Brexit plans. Sterling fell below the $1.20 level before recovering slightly on Monday. The pound also dropped to a two-month low against ...

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Early elections set to be called in Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster (R) and Martin McGuinness, First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland, speak to journalists as they leave Number 10 Downing Street in London. File Photo BRITAIN’s Northern Ireland minister is set to call an early election in the province on Monday, a week after the resignation of ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan – Britain heading for ‘muddled Brexit’

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan will say on Thursday that urgent action is needed to prevent Britain slipping towards a “muddled Brexit”, arguing that the capital needs more control over its economic policy to cope with leaving the European Union. Khan, a member of the opposition Labour Party, was elected ...

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Boris Johnson holds talks with senior Trump team figures in New York

LONDON: Boris Johnson has held talks with senior members of Trump’s team as the Government seeks to strengthen its links to the US president-elect before he takes office. The Foreign Secretary met Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and the president-elect’s chief strategist Steve Bannon after flying to New York on ...

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UK will have ‘control over borders’ after Brexit: PM May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted on Sunday that Britain will have “control over our borders” after Brexit, suggesting she would be prepared to quit Europe’s trading zone to achieve it. “The referendum vote was a vote for us to… bring control into our immigration system. I’m clear that is ...

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British PM defends aid programme for Pakistan

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to defend the practice of handing British taxpayers’ cash to people in Pakistan after it was described as “exporting the dole” by a senior Tory MP. Nigel Evans called for a review of the programme, but No10 said the controversial scheme ...

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Britain’s EU envoy resigns months before Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal ‘Brexit’ negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step ...

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