Friday, 18 August 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Home Secretary warns internet giants over extremist content

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LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd will push US tech giants to step up efforts to tackle and remove extremist content online during a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday (1 August). At the newly created Global Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco, Rudd will warn tech firms that ...

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Iraq War: Bid to prosecute Tony Blair rejected by High Court

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LONDON: The High Court has blocked an attempt to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War. Former Iraqi general Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat alleged the former prime minister committed “the crime of aggression” by invading Iraq in 2003. No such crime exists in England and ...

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In workplace, women are more generous than men – poll

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LONDON: British women give more to office charity appeals than men, according to a new poll released on Monday. About 66 percent of women gave money to a charity collection in the workplace compared to 49 percent of men, according to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) survey which polled 1,079 ...

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UK to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09:  Buses and taxis fill Oxford Street on July 9, 2014 in London, England. Researchers from King's College London have found that concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in Oxford Street are the worst on earth.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

LONDON: Britain said on Wednesday it will outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 in a bid to cut air pollution but environmental groups said the proposals did not go far enough. Environment minister Michael Gove announced the move as part of the government’s ...

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Sadiq Khan Accuses Donald Trump Of Acting Like A 12-Year-Old

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LONDON: Sadiq Khan has spoken of his recent spat with Donald Trump, accusing the US President of acting like a “12-year-old” and breaking “basic” political rules. In an in-depth interview with The New Yorker the London Mayor discusses his now-infamous tussle with the US President in the wake of the London ...

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Indian Muslim Girl kidnapped, Raped And Murdered In London

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LONDON: A 19-year-old Indian Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in the UK in a suspected honour killing after she began a relationship with an Arab man. The deceased was allegedly kidnapped with the other woman, bound and gagged and taken to an address in Kingston- upon-Thames in south ...

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Quorn to invest £150m in UK

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LONDON: Meat substitute firm Quorn Foods plans to create 300 jobs and invest £150m over the next five years to boost production at its plant in Billingham, Teesside. The global meet-free brand which is headquartered in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, and has capitalised on growing consumer demand for diets containing less ...

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IMF downgrades US and UK growth

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LONDON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecasts for US and UK economic growth this year, following “weaker-than-expected activity” in the first three months. The IMF says it now expects the UK to grow by 1.7% this year, compared with the 2% it was previously forecasting. The US ...

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Police hunt ‘violent’ carjacker on the run

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BRADFORD: Police are searching for a violent carjacker who went on the run before being sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of robberies. Detectives say that Waqas Hussain, who is 20 and from Fearnsides Terrace in Girlington, absconded during his trial. He was found guilty of five ...

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