Friday, 23 June 2017

Tag Archives: UK

British Pakistani lawyer turns to wrestling

LONDON: A British Pakistani law graduate has turned his back on the legal profession to pursue his passion of becoming a full-time wrestler. Malik Hashim Waseem, trained as a lawyer from a London university has devoted himself to becoming a world-class wrestler to make both Pakistan and Britain proud. “I ...

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UK, Romania Keen to join CPEC

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project has officially become a hot topic around the world. The U.K. and Romania are reportedly ready to join the $46 billion project, which is already being called a game-changer for the region. Meanwhile, countries from all around the world view CPEC as a ...

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UK Home Secretary to look into MQM related police inquiries

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BRADFORD: British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has promised that she will “look into” the various matters surrounding the investigations related to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Britain and will provide answers. The Home Secretary made this promise during a meeting of the Home Affairs Select Committee while answering questions ...

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Motor insurance premiums hit record high, as cars go hi tech

LONDON: Car insurance premiums in the UK have hit a record high, partly because cars’ increasingly complex electronics have made repairs more expensive. The average annual comprehensive policy cost £462 in the last three months of 2016, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Previously the highest figure was ...

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PM Theresa May: Trump’s travel ban ‘divisive and wrong’

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called President Trump’s controversial travel ban “divisive and wrong”, a delayed response to the backlash she faced at home for failing to criticize the executive order. May, the first foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House last Friday, told Parliament that “this government is clear ...

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TalkTalk CEO Harding steps aside for public service role

LONDON: TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding has stepped down, leaving the ISP in rude health. Dido Harding, CEO of internet service provider (ISP) TalkTalk has announced she is to leave the business in May 2017. A seven-year veteran in the job, Harding will be replaced with consumer managing director Tristia Harrison. ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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UK manufacturing accelerates

LONDON: Output for the UK’s manufacturing sector grew at its fastest rate for 2½ years in January while input prices rose by the most on record, according to the latest survey of purchasing managers working in the industry. The main source of new orders was the domestic market, although there ...

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