Sunday, 19 January 2020

Tag Archives: UK

British PM and Labour leader face off in first election debate

LONDON: Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in their first TV debate of the election campaign, facing scrutiny over their plans for Brexit and more public spending. Johnson, who took over as the leader of the governing Conservatives in July, has held a ...

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Airbus wins $16b deal from Emirates for 50 aircraft

DUBAI: Airbus has won a $16bn (£12.3bn) order for 50 aircraft from Emirates as the Dubai-based airline continues its international expansion. The order for the A350-900 XWBs – extra wide body – is the first big contract announced at the 2019 Dubai Air Show. The A350’s wings are made in ...

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Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party’s web services

LONDON: Hackers attacked Britain`s opposition Labour Party, bombarding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election, party and security officials said, “We have experienced a sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack on Labour digital platforms,” Labour said in a statement. ...

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Fight and Brawl erupts at British Indian Wedding

WOLVERHAMPTON: Shocking video clips are doing their rounds on social media of a horrific fight that erupted at an Indian wedding reception taking place at the Ramada Hotel in Wolverhampton, UK. The wedding took place on 12th October 2019 and members of the Bhatra community are seen in the videos ...

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London’s mayor praises entrepreneurial spirit of British Sikhs

LONDON: The mayor of London Sadiq Khan praised British Sikhs for their entrepreneurial spirit and achievements, as well as their service to the community, at an event he hosted to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. Three hundred British Sikhs packed into the oversubscribed event at City Hall, ...

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I will kill myself, Nirav Modi says in UK court

LONDON: Billionaire Indian fugitive Nirav Modi has threatened to kill himself if his extradition to India is ordered by courts in the UK on request of the Indian government. The jailed diamond dealer, 49, appeared at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday with his barrister Hugo Keith QC to apply ...

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Ed Sheeran named richest UK celebrity

LONDON: Ed Sheeran has been named the richest UK celebrity aged 30 or under – with an estimated fortune of £170m. The 28-year-old singer has nearly doubled his wealth over the past 12 months to take the number one spot from Adele, according to Heat magazine. Daniel Radcliffe, 30, is ...

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Indian Manipur separatists announce exiled government in UK

LONDON: Dissident political leaders from the Indian state of Manipur said they were unilaterally declaring independence from India and forming a government-in-exile in Britain. The former princely state became part of India in 1949, two years after the country won independence from Britain, but has since seen decades-long violent separatist ...

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British MPs vote for December election to break Brexit deadlock

LONDON: British MPs agreed to hold an early election on December 12, backing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call to try to break the crippling political deadlock that has seen Brexit delayed three times. Hours after the EU formally agreed to postpone Britain s departure again, up to the end of ...

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