Monday, 19 February 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Australia joins UK space radar mission

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LONDON: Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK’s innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR. The spacecraft, which will track shipping and forestry change from orbit, is due to launch on an Indian rocket early next year. Australia’s main research organisation, CSIRO, has signed a 10% share in ...

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‘Parchi’ teaser has good potential

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KARACHI: The official teaser of Parchi may not have “blown your mind” (as it claimed it would), but the comic caper does look like it shall bring its makers – third-time producers Imran Kazmi and Hareem Farooq, also a popular actress – good returns on their investment. If the 60-second, ...

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UK to support Pak trade growth

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LONDON/LAHORE: UK Minister of State for Trade Policy 2017 marks 70 years since this country’s birth, and 70 years of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UK. This is also a momentous time for the UK. As we prepare for our departure from the European Union we will look to ...

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Uber seeks talks with London mayor to renew licence

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LONDON: Uber is prepared to make concessions to ensure its licence to operate in London is renewed, its general manager for the capital has said. Tom Elvidge told the Sunday Times: “While we haven’t been asked to make any changes, we’d like to know what we can do.” He added: ...

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Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors

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IRELAND: Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK’s leading pregnancy doctors say. Currently in England, Wales and Scotland it is illegal to have a termination without approval from two doctors and could mean a prison term. Abortions should be regulated in line with ...

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UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s

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PARIS: The country’s long-term issuer rating and senior unsecured bond rating were both cut from Aa1 to Aa2 – two notches below the US agency’s highest rating. Analysts said the outlook for the UK’s public finances had “weakened significantly” with Brexit likely to put further pressure on the country’s economic ...

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British PM Theresa May pays tribute to Benazir at UN

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UNITED NATIONS: British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the United Nations General Assembly the other day and paid tribute to Benazir Bhutto on the tenth year of her death anniversary. In her address, British PM said, “This year is the tenth anniversary of the death of the woman who introduced ...

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UK tourism hits record

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LONDON: The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time, official figures show. Travellers to the UK spent £2.75bn on their visits, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, another record. The figures also show the number of visits abroad by UK ...

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Uber loses its license to operate in London

Uber Drivers Present Petition To Transport For London

LONDON: In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s ...

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