Friday, 15 December 2017

Tag Archives: UK

London is open so is Lahore: Ali Zafar greets Sadiq Khan

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s luminary in pop music Ali Zafar held a meet and greet session with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in Lahore. On this occasion, Zafar equated London with Lahore vis-à-vis socio-cultural openness. Pakistani actor and singer took to Twitter to express his thoughts after what appeared to be ...

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World condemns Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

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LONDON: On Wednesday, President Donald Trump shock It’s a move that no other country, save Israel, has backed, since it breaks decades of policy that states the city’s status should be decided by negotiations between Israel and Palestine. It’s also a move that has sparked protests and leaders are warning ...

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UK house prices rise by more than expected in November

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LONDON: British house prices rose by more than expected in November and for a fifth month in a row, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday. House prices rose 0.5 percent month-on-month after a 0.3 percent rise in October, Halifax said, topping the consensus in a Reuters poll of economists for ...

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Sadiq Khan says Pakistan needs a helping hand to unlock potential

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LAHORE: Terming Pakistan an emerging market in the world, London Mayor Sadiq Iman Khan on Wednesday said the country’s people needed a “helping hand” to unlock their potential. Speaking to an enthralled audience at the Alhamra Hall here, Khan stated that he is lobbying for greater visa ease for South-Asians. “After leaving the ...

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Chennai Six: First of group arrives home in UK from India

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GLASGOW: The first of the Chennai Six has arrived back in the UK, more than four years after the group of former British soldiers was jailed in India on weapons charges. Billy Irving touched down at Glasgow Airport this morning (Wednesday). He and five other British men had been guards ...

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Very good progress made on Brexit, says Theresa May

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted “very good progress” was being made in Brexit negotiations – as the DUP said there was “more work to be done”. PM May appeared in Prime Minister’s Questions after a phone call with DUP leader Arlene Foster, who has refused to support draft plans ...

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200 held over child sex abuse on live streams

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British police officers arrested 188 people in a single week over allegations of online child sex abuse – and say that livestreaming platforms are becoming the platform of choice for sex offenders. Officers reported the spike in arrests after a week of “intensification” which saw forces across the UK swoop ...

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Sadiq Khan: London and Mumbai have similar personalities

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MUMBAI/LONDON: The similar personalities of London and Mumbai should pave the way for greater interaction between the two cities, their first ethnic minority mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in the city. Khan proposed stronger ties in trade, films production and filming, improving air quality, and tackling climate change. “London and Mumbai ...

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PM Theresa May in Brussels for key Brexit talks

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BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet key European Union (EU) figures on Monday here for talks on Brexit which could determine whether the UK is able to move on to negotiations on trade. The Prime Minister, accompanied by the Brexit Secretary David Davis, will meet European Commission president ...

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Mother arrested after death of son, Hakeem Hussain, in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM: The mother and great-uncle of a boy who is thought to have frozen to death outside his home have been pictured for the first time. Laura Heath, 35, and Timothy Busk, 56, were arrested and released after seven-year-old Hakeem Hussain was declared dead at the property in Birmingham on Sunday. ...

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