Sunday, 22 September 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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Britain, South Korea sign Brexit trade deal

LONDON: Britain and South Korea on Thursday signed a deal that will allow the two countries to keep trading freely after Brexit. The deal rolls over existing provisions under an EU trade deal and protects annual bilateral trade flows worth £14.6 billion (16 billion euros, $17.7 billion) in 2018. The ...

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Lord Swraj Paul donates £1m for new London Zoo

LONDON: British Indian  parliamentarian and leading entrepreneur Lord Swraj Paul has announced that he will be donating £1 million to London Zoo for a major new project to create the Angad Paul African Reserve in memory of his late son. Lord Paul, the chief of the Caparo Group has a ...

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Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote Monday to EU President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal as well as his opposition to the controversial “backstop” on Ireland. The so-called backstop is a mechanism that would keep the UK in EU customs arrangements to prevent a ...

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India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally: Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that India and Pakistan must resolve the Kashmir issue between themselves. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a phone call. Spokeswoman for his Downing Street office said that PM Johnson made clear that the UK ...

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Junoon dedicates UK concerts to Kashmir

LONDON: -The iconic Sufi rock band Junoon is preparing for another tour on August 25 and August 26, scheduling two back-to-back concerts in the UK. The first concert, entitled The Comeback Tour, will be held at the SSE Arena in Wembley, a town in North West London, while the other ...

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Mehwish Hayat to run London Marathon for UK charity

BRADFORD: International award-winning Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat is to be appointed ambassador to UK based international humanitarian charity, Penny Appeal. Mehwish will be visiting the UK to announce her appointment as an ambassador to the charity, as well as her participation in next year’s London Marathon (2020) to raise funds ...

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Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian oil tanker

LONDON/GIBRALTAR: Gibraltar decided to free the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, detained off the British overseas territory six weeks ago by Royal Marines, paving the way for a possible swap for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf. The Grace 1 was seized by commandos in darkness off ...

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Boris Johnson says reaching trade deal with US will be ‘tough old haggle’

LONDON: The announcement comes as the newly-appointed PM met at Downing street on Monday with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and senior British officials, where the two sides discussed inking a UK-US trade agreement following London’s departure from the European Union, among other issues. UK prime minister Boris Johnson said that forging a trade deal with the ...

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Situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing: Jeremy Corbyn

LONDON: The condemnation continued to pour days after India ended special status of the occupied Kashmir by revoking Article 370 and 35A of the constitution, British Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday said that the situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing. In ...

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