Friday, 21 July 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Preet Gill Elected as Edgbaston Labour MP

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BIRMINGHAM: Preet Gill has been chosen at Birmingham’s Labour candidate for the Edgbaston seat in the upcoming 2017 General Election. The Sandwell councillor is to replace the former Labour MP, Gisela Stuart, who stood down. Gill, 44, is currently Sandwell’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection. She is a ...

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British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. Korea

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TOKYO: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday his country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. “We all need to increase the pressure on Pyongyang through diplomacy and sanctions, and that must include China using its influence ...

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Prince Charles launches arts education project for Pakistan

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LONDON: The Prince of Wales Charles has launched an arts educational programme in Karachi, which will help Pakistani students learn about traditional arts and their heritage. The Prince of Wales announced the launch of partnership between the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA) and Rangoonwala Foundation’s centre in Karachi, where ...

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Despacito breaks global streaming record

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LONDON: Luis Fonsi’s Despacito has become the most-streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released. The hit single has been played 4.6 billion times across all streaming services, overtaking Justin Bieber’s Sorry, which previously held the title. “What’s happened with this song is just insane,” said ...

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UK now less appealing to rich Chinese

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LONDON: The UK has slipped down the list of preferred destinations for Chinese millionaires considering moving overseas, a report suggests. While the US remains the favourite place to settle, Canada now ranks second pushing Britain into third spot. The survey found around half of those millionaires quizzed were mulling a ...

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Polish teenager found hanged in school toilets

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LONDON: A 16-year-old girl found hanged in school toilets was taunted for being Polish, an inquest has heard. Dagmara Przybysz, who was a pupil at Pool Academy in Redruth, Cornwall, was found in toilets near the maths department in May 2016. Dagmara’s mother said in a statement that her daughter ...

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No red carpet for Trump, says Sadiq Khan

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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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Pakistan is open for business, say big business entities in UK

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LONDON: Pakistan Britain Business Council (PBBC) and its sister company Pakistan Scotland Business Council (PSBC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to strengthen the links between the three organisations. All the big business entities present on the occasion said Pakistan ...

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As London squabbles, full Brexit talks start in Brussels

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BRUSSELS: Britain’s Brexit minister vowed to “get down to work” as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to quit the EU their government still seemed at odds over what it wants. “It’s time to get down to work ...

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PAF wins trophy at Royal International Air Tattoo Show held in UK

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has won the Concours D’ Elegance trophy at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) Show 2016 at Royal Air Force Base Fair Ford in the United Kingdom. More than 200 aircraft from 50 countries participated in the competition, with the ...

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