Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tag Archives: UK

UK water companies promise less leakage, tighter pricing

LONDON: Thames Water and three other top UK water companies announced business plans on Monday aimed at reducing leakages and improving service while controlling prices after their performance was questioned during the country’s hottest summer in decades. The utilities have faced a series of fines and a summer marked by ...

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Amir Khan: I get more stick than any fighter out there!

  Never mind that he has won an Olympic silver medal and two world titles for Britain, Amir Khan is still the victim of the social media trolls. His crime in the eyes of those prejudiced few appears to be that the Briton also champions Pakistan, his country of parental ...

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UK’s Raab ‘stubbornly optimistic’ of Brexit deal with EU

BRUSSELS: Brexit minister Dominic Raab said he was “stubbornly optimistic” that Britain would reach a deal with the European Union on the terms of its departure from the bloc in time for an October meeting of EU leaders. After talks with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Friday, ...

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Briton jailed for life over plot to kill Theresa May

LONDON: A British man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday over a plot to kill Prime Minister Theresa May by first detonating an explosive device to get into her Downing Street office and then using a knife or a gun to attack her. Naa’imur Rahman, 21, of north ...

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British house prices rise slips back to five-year low

LONDON: British house prices grew by a weaker than expected 2.0 percent in August, mortgage lender Nationwide said, slipping back to a level last seen in June when prices rose at their slowest in five years. The slowdown is the latest sign of how the housing market has slowed since ...

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Two British-Pakistani residents injured in Manchester robbery

MANCHESTER: Two British-Pakistanis were wounded in a robbery attempt in the United Kingdom (UK), media reported. The incident occurred at a mobile phone retailer where the Pakistan-born British citizens, Saeed Ahmed and his son, were present. The both were attacked with knives by the dacoits when they refused to give ...

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Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products

ISTANBUL: Turkey hiked tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the Turkish lira showed no sign of ending. The lira – which lost just under a quarter of its value on ...

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UK jobless rate down to new 43-year-low

LONDON: Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest in over 43 years in the three months to June and fewer workers made do with insecure jobs, but there was little upside for most as pay growth slowed to its weakest in nine months. Tuesday’s official figures also showed the sharpest ...

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Sharif’s London empire is worth £32 million: UK paper

LONDON: In its latest report on the properties owned by the ‘super rich’ family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a UK paper on Sunday revealed that the assets Sharif family owned in London were estimated at at least £32 million. One of the most priced property of them is ...

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Netanyahu, UK opposition leader in row over Munich massacre

  . LONDON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were locked in a row Tuesday over the Labour MP’s attendance of an event that honoured suspects of the Munich Olympics massacre. Corbyn has been accused of joining in a ceremony which included tributes to members ...

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