Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Very good progress made on Brexit, says Theresa May

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

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

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

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

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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Man charged with murder after attempted robbery of Rolex watch

LONDON: Detectives investigating the killing of a man stabbed and shot at by thieves on a moped after refusing to hand over his Rolex watch have charged a man with murder. Danny Pearce (31) was fatally stabbed in Greenwich, south-east London, in July 2017 by thieves who were alleged to ...

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Toys R Us preparing to close a quarter of its UK stores

Toys R Us is preparing to close a quarter of its 106 UK stores, it is understood. The toy giant, which has a large store at St George’s Retail Park and another much smaller shop in the city’s Highcross, is believed to be considering shutting a quarter of its 106 ...

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Jeremy Corbyn warning to Morgan Stanley

MANCHESTER: Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at investment bank Morgan Stanley, telling the firm it is right to regard him as a threat. The Labour leader’s comments come after the US-owned bank released a report warning that the prospect of his party taking power was a bigger threat to the ...

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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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