Monday, 19 February 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Indian-origin UK MP lobbying for direct flights between Amritsar and UK

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

JALANDHAR: After raising the issue of resumption of direct flights between Amritsar and UK with ministers in the Indian government and Punjab government, Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is now lobbying with airlines in UK and urging them to start the direct flights. During his meetings with the senior officials ...

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Pakistan seeking growth in defence ties with the UK

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Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain called for growth in defence ties between Pakistan and the U.K. The MoDP is visiting the U.K. to attend the 2017 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), a biennially-held defence exhibition being held in London. Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Pakistan Ordnance ...

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PM Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

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Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Canada on Monday to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The trip comes ahead of a deal between Canada and the EU, the Comprehensive Economic and ...

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Qatar to buy 24 jet fighters from UK

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DOHA: Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours. Qatari defence secretary Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a “statement of intent” for ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

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WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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British trade minister to visit Pakistan next week

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FAISALABAD: The British trade minister will visit Pakistan during next week to discuss bilateral trade and issues relating to the fresh UK investment in Pakistan, said British High Commissioner Thomas Drew. Addressing the business community in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI), Thomas said that Pakistan has enjoyed long ...

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Anas Sarwar launches campaign to be next first minister

Anas Sarwar

GLASGOW: Nicola Sturgeon has presided over unacceptable levels of poverty, Anas Sarwar has said at his Scottish Labour leadership campaign launch in the first minister’s Glasgow constituency. Sarwar, the candidate with the largest support from Labour MPs and MSPs, insinuated he was the best-placed of the two candidates to defeat ...

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Theresa May scolds Trump for terror tweets on London attack

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has rebuked US President Donald Trump for claiming suspects in Friday’s London train blast were known to police. “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said. Trump described the attackers in a tweet as “loser ...

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Bank of England eyes rate rise as inflation surges

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LONDON: A senior Bank of England official says it is “approaching the moment” when it may need to raise interest rates. Gertjan Vlieghe, who is on the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee, says there are signs the UK economy is picking up and can handle a rate increase. It comes after ...

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UK police investigate reports of blast on London underground train

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LONDON: Heavily armed police rushed to an incident at a London underground station on Friday with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a train. A Reuters witness could see six ambulances, fire engines and a helicopter at Parsons Green station in West London where the Metro newspaper ...

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