Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Burberry extends to 150 countries

LONDON: Burberry will team up with online retailer Farfetch to make all of its products available to internet shoppers in 150 countries, the British fashion company said on Thursday. Luxury groups from Louis Vuitton owner LVMH to Gucci parent Kering are putting more resources into e-commerce as they court young ...

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British firms plan biggest pay rises since 2008

LONDON: British workers are in line for their biggest pay rises since 2008 this year as a higher minimum wage kicks in, according to a Bank of England survey that is likely to fuel concerns among its policymakers’ over inflationary pressures. Last week the central bank said interest rates would ...

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UK judge denies repeal of Julian Assange arrest warrant

LONDON: British authorities are waning in their toleration of programmer and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since being granted asylum to Ecuador in 2012. On Feb. 13, Judge Emma Arbuthnot upheld Assange’s arrest warrant for the second time in a week. “[Assange] is ...

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Barclays Bank charged over Qatar financial loan

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office charged a unit of Barclays yesterday over alleged fraud linked to emergency fundraising from Qatar during the financial crisis a decade ago, the bank said. The announcement follows a decision by the SFO in June last year to charge Barclays PLC, or the unit’s parent group, ...

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Grenfell Tower Fraudster jailed for 21 months

LONDON: In June 2017 a fire broke out in Grenfell Tower, a 23-story apartment block in London, rapidly turning into an inferno which killed 70 people and an unborn baby. In the chaos one man lied to the authorities, claiming his wife and son had died in the blaze. Anh ...

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TalkTalk To Build full fibre network

LONDON: TalkTalk is gearing up to raise £200m as it outlined plans to move ahead with a full fibre roll-out to more than three million homes and businesses in the UK. The Warrington-based telecoms group said it will form a joint venture company with Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm ...

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McDonald’s is launching a huge Big Mac in the UK

LONDON: McDonald’s has announced the launch of a huge ‘Grand Big Mac’, as well as the ‘Mac Jr.’, here in the UK. The burgers will be available from 7th February until the 20th March. The release is in honour of the 50th birthday of the sandwich. With the launch seeing ...

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British Foreign Minister, Palestinian president discuss regional issues

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson discussed recent political developments over the phone. According to Palestine’s official news agency, Abbas reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s commitment to a “two-state solution” and a Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas said Palestine was ready to sit at the negotiating ...

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Traffic jams costing the UK over £37b a year

Time wasted in traffic jams is estimated to have cost Brits £37.7 billion – or £1,168 per driver – in lost productivity, wasted fuel and time, according to a study. Analysis by Inrix also ranked UK roads as the 10th most congested in the world last year, with drivers spending an ...

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British doctors, nurses hit back at Trump’s attack on NHS

LONDON: British doctors and nurses have hit back at Donald Trump after he said the NHS is “not working”. In a tweet, the US president said the health service in the UK is “going broke”, sparking angry responses from the British government and opposition politicians. But much of the ire ...

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