Monday, 23 October 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Katy announces UK, European tour dates

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LONDON: American pop star Katy Perry has revealed the details of the UK and European legs of her ‘Witness’ tour. The 32-year-old pop star is poised to release her much-anticipated fifth studio album on June 9 and Katy has revealed, via her Instagram and Twitter pages, that she is to ...

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Insurance costs to rise as new tax increase comes into force

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LONDON: Millions of people are facing increased insurance bills as a tax hike takes effect from Thursday, according to warnings from the industry. Those who already pay more for their insurance face the heaviest burden, such as young drivers and those living in flood risk areas, the British Insurance Brokers’ ...

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UK journalist faces Thai jail for carrying protective gear

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LONDON: A British journalist faces jail time after he was arrested at Thailand’s main airport with a gas mask and plates for a bullet-proof vest, which police said breached a law that classifies the protective gear as war weapons. Anthony Cheng, who works for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, was detained ...

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Labour party warns Salma Yaqoob over ‘misleading’ leaflet

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BRADFORD/LONDON: Labour Party has warned independent candidate Salma Yaqoob over making false and misleading claims on her campaign literature exploiting the name of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The leaflets were distributed across Bradford West by Salma Yaqoob against Labour candidate Naz Shah, claiming that she has the official backing from ...

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The city in Pakistan that loves a British hairstyle

Secunder Kermani

LONDON: When British correspondent Secunder Kermani visited Pakistan and wanted to get a haircut, he headed to Mirpur in Azad Kashmir. Originally from Pakistan but born in London, Kermani’s haircut stood out in Islamabad. A security guard outside his hotel in the capital, asked him if he was from Mirpur. ...

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands next to US President Donald Trump during the "family portrait" at the G7 summit in Taormina in Sicily, Italy, 26 May 2017. The heads of the G7 states meet in Sicily from 26 May until 27 May 2017 to negotiate and talk about global topics. Photo by: Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

BERLIN: Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” ...

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Emily parents criticise university over daughter’s suicide

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LONDON: The family of a student who took her own life after suffering abuse says she might be alive today if the University of Aberdeen had offered a “basic duty of care”. Emily Drouet, 18, killed herself at her Aberdeen halls of residence in March 2016 following weeks of verbal, ...

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Prince of Wales donates to Manchester Fund

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LONDON: The Manchester Arena Bombing has affected so many around the world. Politicians, royals and world leaders have sent their condolences to the people of Manchester and the United Kingdom. Members of the British Royal Family were among those who spoke out publicly about the attacks. The Prince of Wales ...

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Trump condemns leaks after UK police stop sharing attack information

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LONDON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him ...

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