Monday, 18 June 2018

Tag Archives: UK government

Pakistani-origin Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive in UK

LONDON: The UK government has appointed a Pakistani-origin women right campaigner Sara Khan as the new chief of a commission set up to root out extremism in the country. Sara Khan, 37, will head the Commission for Countering Extremism, a body that had been proposed in the wake of the ...

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50 million trees to be planted to create a Northern England

LIVERPOOL: The UK Government has announced plans to create a forest of 50 million trees across the countryside of the North of England. The Woodland Trust said it plans to plant the trees over 25 years, in an area stretching from Liverpool in the West to Hull in the East. ...

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Chennai Six: First of group arrives home in UK from India

GLASGOW: The first of the Chennai Six has arrived back in the UK, more than four years after the group of former British soldiers was jailed in India on weapons charges. Billy Irving touched down at Glasgow Airport this morning (Wednesday). He and five other British men had been guards ...

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British spy agency GCHQ denies ‘ridiculous’ Trump wiretap claims

LONDON: The United Kingdom’s intelligence agency has strongly denied White House allegations it spied on US President Donald Trump on behalf of former President Barack Obama during the 2016 election. GCHQ, in a highly unusual public statement, said the claims repeated by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, were “utterly ...

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Deported grandmother: I’ve been treated as a terrorist

A WOMAN deported despite living in Britain for nearly 30 years has hit out at the UK Government, saying she has been treated like a terrorist and accused of being violent. Irene Clennell, 53, who is the main carer for her British husband John, was placed in the Dungavel immigration ...

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Hate speech: FIA to approach Interpol for Altaf’s arrest

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Tuesday gave green signal to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to approach Interpol for the arrest of Muttahdia Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. The London-based MQM supremo is wanted in various money laundering and terrorism cases in Pakistan. Earlier, an anti-terrorism court had directed ...

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Government reduces stake in Lloyds Banking Group to less than 6%

LONDON: The Government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to less than 6%, meaning the taxpayer is no longer the group’s largest shareholder and takes the lender one step closer to being returned to private hands. UK Financial Investments, which manages the Government’s stake in Lloyds, cut its ...

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Scotland: More than £2bn in benefits ‘going unclaimed each year’

GLASGOW: People in Scotland are missing out on more than £2bn of social security payments on average each year. The impartial Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) estimates Scotland has £428m worth of unclaimed working tax credits or child tax credits. Those helping look after others are entitled to £190m in ...

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UK Government admits it has sold banned cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

Michael Fallon welcomed Riyadh’s confirmation it will not use further BL-755 cluster munitions LONDON: Michael Fallon has confirmed British-made cluster bombs have been used by Saudi Arabian forces in the current Yemen conflict. The admission by the Defence Secretary in the Commons came after a Government analysis indicated that cluster ...

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