Saturday, 17 March 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Chicken Shortage Shuts Hundreds Of KFC Stores In UK


LONDON: KFC is still grappling with the closure of 600 stores after a new delivery contract with DHL sparked chicken shortages across the country. The company released an updated list of 296 outlets that were still open as of Monday afternoon – though KFC said earlier in the day that ...

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Uber UK set up 24-hour hotline


LONDON: Uber continues to run up against various regulatory problems in different parts of the world, including London, where it’s been battling to stay operating under pressure from taxi driver groups and Transport for London. Now, it’s promising to make some changes to its service in the UK. “We recognise ...

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‘Bajwa doctrine’ helps Pakistan stand up to US: British think-tank

General Qamar Javed Bajwa

LONDON: Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think-tank, in an analysis stated that the Pakistan Army under the “Bajwa doctrine” Pakistan appears far more confident than it was when the US threatened then president General (r) Pervez Musharraf and coerced the country into cooperating. In a report published on ...

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Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

pakistan army

In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia ...

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UK is hugely interested in CPEC: British Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson, Ahsan Iqbal

LONDON: The British Foreign Secretary Mr Boris Johnson, commended Pakistan’s economic reforms agenda and counter-terrorism efforts during his meeting with the Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal who is on official visit to the UK. The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom was hugely interested in China Pakistan Economic ...

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Burberry extends to 150 countries


LONDON: Burberry will team up with online retailer Farfetch to make all of its products available to internet shoppers in 150 countries, the British fashion company said on Thursday. Luxury groups from Louis Vuitton owner LVMH to Gucci parent Kering are putting more resources into e-commerce as they court young ...

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British firms plan biggest pay rises since 2008


LONDON: British workers are in line for their biggest pay rises since 2008 this year as a higher minimum wage kicks in, according to a Bank of England survey that is likely to fuel concerns among its policymakers’ over inflationary pressures. Last week the central bank said interest rates would ...

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UK judge denies repeal of Julian Assange arrest warrant

Julian Assange

LONDON: British authorities are waning in their toleration of programmer and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since being granted asylum to Ecuador in 2012. On Feb. 13, Judge Emma Arbuthnot upheld Assange’s arrest warrant for the second time in a week. “[Assange] is ...

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Barclays Bank charged over Qatar financial loan


Britain’s Serious Fraud Office charged a unit of Barclays yesterday over alleged fraud linked to emergency fundraising from Qatar during the financial crisis a decade ago, the bank said. The announcement follows a decision by the SFO in June last year to charge Barclays PLC, or the unit’s parent group, ...

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Grenfell Tower Fraudster jailed for 21 months

Grenfell Tower

LONDON: In June 2017 a fire broke out in Grenfell Tower, a 23-story apartment block in London, rapidly turning into an inferno which killed 70 people and an unborn baby. In the chaos one man lied to the authorities, claiming his wife and son had died in the blaze. Anh ...

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