Monday, 24 September 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Pakistan’s GSP Plus arrangements to be maintained by UK post-Brexit

KARACHI: British Deputy High Commissioner Elin Burns, while highlighting the British government’s commitment, said that when UK leaves European Union (EU), Pakistan’s GSP Plus arrangements will be maintained by UK, if not improved. “We will unilaterally agree to put those GSP Plus arrangements in place which is going to be ...

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Boris Johnson to visit Moscow first time in 5 years

MOSCOW: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday will hold talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the first official visit by a minister from London in five years. The visit could signal an improvement in relations after years of antagonism. It comes after Johnson in April cancelled ...

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UN votes to reject US decision on Jerusalem despite threats

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday 128-9, with 35 abstentions, on a non-binding resolution condemning President Trump’s new policy recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mr. Trump had said he would be watching very closely at which members of the General Assembly voted for the resolution and ...

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High speed broadband to become a legal right

LONDON: The Government has confirmed that universal high speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving everyone in the UK access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This is the speed that Ofcom, the independent regulator, says is needed to meet the ...

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UK car output down as domestic demand plummets by 28%

LONDON: UK car production was dealt its biggest blow of the year in November as domestic demand plummeted by 28.1%. This ensured a fall in output of 4.6%, or a drop of 7757 units, to 161,490 cars compared with the same month in 2016. November was the fourth consecutive month of decline in ...

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Sadiq Khan to take control of London Stadium

LONDON: Decisions taken by Boris Johnson as the mayor of London to convert the Olympic Stadium for West Ham United’s use cost almost £300m of public money and have saddled the stadium operator with annual losses of about £20m, a highly critical review has found. The review, by the accountants ...

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EU Banks in UK likely to operate ‘as normal’ after Brexit

LONDON: The Bank of England will allow European banks to continue selling their services in the United Kingdom without having to create expensive subsidiaries after Britain leaves the European Union. The decision, if confirmed, would mean European banks offering wholesale services would not face new post-Brexit hurdles to operating in ...

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British Police disrupt Christmas terror plot

SHEFFIELD: A Christmas terror attack has been prevented following the arrest of four suspects in dawn raids. Armed officers and the bomb squad stormed addresses in northern England yesterday, as investigators feared a gang of suspected Islamist extremists had assembled an explosive. The men, aged between 22 and 41, were ...

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