Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Tag Archives: UK

UK’s Johnson says reluctant to use national lockdown again

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will only impose another nationwide coronavirus lockdown as a last resort, comparing the tool to “a nuclear deterrent” in a Sunday newspaper interview. Johnson, who is hoping Britain can return to “normality” by Christmas despite fears of a second wave of ...

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Shan Masood keen to make England tour ‘remarkable’

LONDON: Pakistani opener Shan Masood has said that he is keen to make his England tour ‘remarkable’ by playing match-winning innings for his side. “It is every player’s dream to play remarkable innings to help his team win the matches. I do have such plans and I am eager to ...

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Pakistan vs England: Updated schedule of Test & T20I

MANCHESTER: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed an updated schedule of its men’s national cricket team’s tour of England, which will comprise three Tests and as many T20Is. The opening Test will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester, from 5-9 August, which will be followed by back to back Tests ...

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British man jailed for trying to steal Magna Carta

MANCHESTER: A British man was jailed for attempting to steal a priceless 1215 original version of Magna Carta, which has defined rights and liberties around the world. Mark Royden attacked the protective glass surrounding the manuscript at Salisbury Cathedral in southern England but was chased off by two American tourists ...

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UK plans to create ‘freeports,’ cut taxes

LONDON: British finance minister Rishi Sunak is preparing to introduce sweeping tax cuts and an overhaul of planning laws in up to 10 new “freeports” within a year of the UK’s becoming fully independent from the European Union in December, the Sunday Telegraph said. Sunak will open the bidding for ...

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 12.8 million

In United States, cases have reached over 3.3 million cases and more than one hundred thirty seven thousand deaths occured from the virus. The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose to 44,798, up 148 on the previous day, the government said on Saturday. In Brazil, over ...

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UK expected to order removal of Huawei 5G equipment by 2025

The British government is expected to set a deadline of 2025 for removing equipment made by China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G telecoms networks, the Telegraph newspaper said on Friday. The Telegraph reported that British culture minister Oliver Dowden will make a statement in Parliament on Tuesday about Huawei, and ...

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Shabaash Mithu to be Shot in London After Restrictions Are Lifted

BOLLYWOOD: One of the films that took a big hit due to the COVID-19 lockdown was Taapsee Pannu‘s Shabaash Mithu. The actor was to begin her preparation of transforming her physique and learning the cricketing skills but everything was put on a break. The makers, however, somehow managed to continue with the pre-production work that ...

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North Korea denounces UK for sanctions

LONDON: North Korea denounced Britain for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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