Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Tag Archives: UK

UK jobless rate down to new 43-year-low

LONDON: Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 43 years in the three months to June and fewer workers made do with insecure jobs, but there was little upside for most as pay growth slowed to its weakest in nine months. Tuesday’s official figures also showed the sharpest ...

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Sharif’s London empire is worth £32 million: UK paper

LONDON: In its latest report on the properties owned by the ‘super rich’ family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a UK paper on Sunday revealed that the assets Sharif family owned in London were estimated at at least £32 million. One of the most priced property of them is ...

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Netanyahu, UK opposition leader in row over Munich massacre

  . LONDON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were locked in a row Tuesday over the Labour MP’s attendance of an event that honoured suspects of the Munich Olympics massacre. Corbyn has been accused of joining in a ceremony which included tributes to members ...

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Sikhs Rally Together for Gloabal Independence Reffendum

LONDON: Thousands of people from the Sikh community will rally in Trafalgar square on Sunday 12th August to call for the first ever referendum of the global community of almost 30 million Sikhs to re-establish Punjab as an independent country. Organised by US and Canada based advocacy group Sikhs For ...

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Charity boss to be honoured

LONDON: One of the leading figures in the UK charity sector has been honoured by the University of Salford. Javed Khan, Chief Executive of children’s charity Barnardo’s, received an honorary doctorate in Business Administration at a ceremony at the Lowry, MediaCityUK. At Barnardo’s, Mr Khan leads a staff team of over 8,000, with ...

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Ola plans to enter the UK market

NEW DELHI: Indian ride-hailing firm Ola said on Tuesday it plans to launch services in Britain this year, months after expanding operations in Australia, intensifying its rivalry with US peer Uber Technologies Inc. Ola has obtained licenses to begin operations in South Wales in September, as well as Greater Manchester, ...

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UK warns of danger of ‘messy divorce’ with EU

VIENNA : UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned of the danger of the UK undergoing a “messy divorce” from the EU, referring to the prospect of a “ no deal” exit. Speaking to reporters after meeting his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl, Hunt said: “At the moment we are heading for ...

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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya makes assets ‘offer’ to Indian court

LONDON: Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya said on Tuesday he had made an “unconditional offer” to an Indian court in a bid to settle fraud charges, as he continues to fight extradition from Britain. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the financially ailing Force India ...

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London airports, trains disrupted by extreme weather

LONDON: Tourists and Britons hoping to go on vacation are enduring another day of travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations and delays on cross-Channel trains. A week of extreme heat gave way to thunderstorms Friday, touching off travel delays on Saturday. Budget airline Ryanair says ...

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UK halts cooperation with US over IS suspects

(AFP) LONDON : Britain has suspended cooperation with the United States over two Islamic State terror suspects, the government announced Friday, following concerns that they could face the death penalty. Britain said Monday it was sharing intelligence to help the United States bring to trial two fighters captured in Syria, ...

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