Friday, 23 June 2017

Tag Archives: UK

British Pakistani Girl Makes History By Passing Her O-Levels Paper

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MANCHESTER: Laiba Hussain from Oldham, UK has managed to pass the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams at the age of just 10. The British-Pakistani girl has done successfully what students usually struggle to do at the age of sixteen in Britain. She gives all the credit for her ...

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Chancellor Hammond leading UK trade mission to India

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LONDON: Chancellor Philip Hammond will lead a business delegation to India next week to drum up trade as the UK begins the process of leaving the EU. He will be joined by international trade minister Mark Garnier and Bank of England governor Mark Carney for the talks in New Delhi ...

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Google reveals £36 m UK tax bill

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LONDON: The US search engine giant recorded sales of £1.03bn and a pre-tax profit of £149m in the UK for the 12 months to the end of June 2016. Like other major tech firms, Google has come under pressure over its tax arrangements. Labour said the firm was still not ...

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UK-German stock exchange deal blocked by EU

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LONDON: EU regulators have blocked London Stock Exchange’s £21bn merger with German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse. The European Commission said the deal would have created a “de facto monopoly” for certain financial services. The merger would have combined Europe’s two largest stock exchange operators. London Stock Exchange Group said it ...

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Rivals Paris and London announce joint business plan

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PARIS: Paris and London, traditional rivals when it comes to attracting tourists and industry, have signed a business agreement to cooperate in attracting visitors and companies. The two cities, which are linked by rail, have seen their rivalry intensify recently as Paris hopes to welcome finance jobs that are expected to ...

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Muslim and murderer? No: Sajid Javid MP

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LONDON: You literally cannot be both a Muslim and a murderer, Sajid Javid, a cabinet minister in the Theresa May government, said on Monday. His remarks, made at an event to honour achievers in Britain’s Muslim community, came even as Scotland Yard continues to probe last week’s Westminster attack carried ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan urges EU not to punish UK for Brexit

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LONDON: The EU should not try to “instil fear” by threatening to “punish” the UK for Brexit with a bad deal, the London Mayor has warned Brussels. Sadiq Khan says the EU should not try to “secure its future by fear” and said a bad deal for Britain’s capital would ...

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UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack

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LONDON: The British government has said its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp to prevent violent crimes. UK media reports have suggested that the man behind an attack in London last week sent an encrypted WhatsApp message moments before killing four people by ploughing his car ...

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London police identify suspected attacker as UK native with criminal record

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LONDON: The man police believe is responsible for Wednesday’s terrorist attack at London’s Westminster Bridge has been identified as U.K. native Khalid Masood. Police said Masood, 52, was known to authorities and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public ...

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Airlines must implement Electronic ban by Saturday: British goverment

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LONDON: Britain’s ban on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin on flights from several Middle Eastern and North African countries must be implemented by Saturday, the government said. The airlines have until 0001 GMT Saturday (8.01am Saturday, Singapore time) to implement the measure. But passengers “should go to the airport with the expectation ...

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