Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Tag Archives: UK

Prince William, Wife Kate Announce Pakistan Visit

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Pakistan later this year on the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade, Kensington Palace announced on Sunday. Pakistan has battled homegrown militants for more than a decade, with tens of thousands of people killed, but ...

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European heatwave sets new June temperature records

FRANCE: A heatwave affecting much of Europe is expected to intensify further with countries – including France, Spain and Switzerland – expecting temperatures above 40C (104F) later on Thursday. On Wednesday, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic recorded their highest temperatures for June. Meteorologists say hot air drawn in from ...

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Prince William says it’s fine for his kids to be gay

LONDON: Britain’s Duke of Cambridge, Prince William said on Wednesday (June 26) it would be absolutely fine if one of his children was gay but admitted he was worried about the persecution and hatred they might face because of their royal status. The prince, 37, second-in-line to the British throne ...

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Modi to appear via videolink from prison for UK hearing

Fugitve diamantaire Nirav Modi is set to appear via videolink from prison for a routine remand hearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday. The 48-year-old, who has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion ...

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United Kingdom, Pakistan militaries hold talks

LONDON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met his counterpart Chief of Defence Staff United Kingdom General Sir Nick Carter in London on Monday. According to the ISPR, the leaders discussed the geostrategic environment and bilateral military cooperation between the two countries. A session of delegation level ...

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Iran dismisses British call for release of aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe

TEHRAN: Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will serve out her five-year prison sentence, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said, dismissing a call for her release by a British minister visiting Tehran. “Mrs. Zaghari is an Iranian. She has been convicted on security charges and is spending her sentence in prison,” ...

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Hunt admits Britain could follow US into war with Iran

LONDON:Although the UK officials, including Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt have proclaimed de-escalation in the region, he admitted that London would consider Washington’s request for military support amid the growing tension between Iran and the US. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is running against Boris Johnson for the Conservatives’ ...

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Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister ‘repetitive’

TEHRAN: A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment after meeting a minister from Britain’s Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, saying the talks were “repetitive”, state news agency IRNA reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison had the “usual talking points”, said Kamal Kharazi, the head of the ...

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Pakistan, UK sign MoU for Dar’s extradition

LONDON: Pakistan and the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for extradition of former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. The UK is extraditing Dar on the legal basis for criminal offences and other cases. As per document, Pakistan will pay all the expenses on the transit of Ishaq Dar. ...

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UK Business Interested In Increasing Presence In Russian Market: Putin

LONDON: UK business is interested in expanding its presence in the Russian market, Russian President Vladimir Putin said expressing hope that there would be relevant reaction from the UK authorities. “UK business wants to work and expand its presence in the Russian market. I hope that the political leadership of ...

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