Friday, 18 January 2019

Tag Archives: UK

UK can still hold 2nd Brexit referendum: France

PARIS: France says the door is still open for the United Kingdom to hold a second Brexit referendum, as a deadlock in London over the matter has raised the prospects of either a second plebiscite or a “no-deal” Brexit. “The door remains open, but it will be up to them ...

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Nasir Jamshed indicted in UK over bribery offences

LONDON: Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed has been charged for his role in a spot-fixing scandal as part of an investigation by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). Jamshed, along with two other men, has been charged with bribery offences for their involvement in spot-fixing during tournaments organised by the Pakistan ...

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Huawei announces securing 25 5G commercial contracts

DONGGUAN: Huawei Rotating Chairman Ken Hu held a press conference with leading global media at the company’s new campus in Dongguan. The journalists visited R&D labs showcasing materials and thermal management technologies developed for 5G equipment, as well as an independent cyber security lab. Hu delivered strong messages of confidence ...

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British Airways returns to Pakistan after 10 years

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: British Airways, the United Kingdom’s national carrier, has announced to restart flights to Pakistan after ten years. “British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June. A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan – especially on trade and ...

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Jaguar Land Rover slashing 1000s of Jobs

LONDON-Sputnik: JLR aims to save around £2.5bn including £1bn in overhead cost reductions in an ambitious plan to salvage falling revenues reportedly around £90mn in the first three months to September. The company currently employs 40,000 people across the UK and has not indicated how many jobs would be affected, ...

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Serbian President accuses UK, USA, Germany of helping create Kosovo Army

SPUTNIK: Earlier, the Serbian president requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on the issue of the self-proclaimed Kosovo Republic creating its own army. He stated that Pristina’s actions could disrupt peace in the western Balkans. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic accused the US, UK, and Germany of aiding the self-proclaimed Kosovo ...

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Sajid Javid among contenders to replace UK PM Theresa May

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce. If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. ...

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PM Theresa May in landmark visit to Argentina

LONDON: Adding to her EU divorce dramas, Prime Minister Theresa May is on a landmark visit to Argentina for the G20 summit where her hosts are using Brexit to advance their claim on Britain’s Falkland Islands. May arrived late Thursday on the first visit by a British premier to the ...

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UK court rejects extradition request for Turkish businessman

LONDON: A British court rejected a request from Turkey to extradite a prominent businessman accused of helping to finance a 2016 coup attempt, his lawyers said. Judge John Zani was quoted by the lawyers in a statement as saying the case against Akin Ipek, owner of the Koza-Ipek media conglomerate, ...

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UAE pardons British academic sentenced to life for spying

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting his family’s request for clemency minutes after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of UK intelligence agency MI6. The UAE president issued the pardon as part of ...

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