Monday, 23 September 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Half of British homes subscribe to a TV streaming services

LONDON: Some 13.3 million households – 47% of the total – were signed up to the most popular services, up from 11.2 million in 2018, Ofcom said. Nearly half of British homes subscribe to a streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV or Disney Life, as traditional ...

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MahiraKhan, Bilal visit Twitter UK Headquarters

LONDON: The lead pair of the most anticipated film of the year Superstar, Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf are currently promoting their film in the UK, where they visited the Twitter UK Headquarters for a Barnado’s panel discussion. Both the actors were announced as international ambassadors for Barnardo’s at this ...

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UK delays public spending review to focus on Brexit

LONDON: British finance minister Sajid Javid said he would delay a long-planned review of public spending due this year to allow officials to focus on preparing for Brexit on Oct. 31. Javid said he would postpone the full three-year spending review until 2020, and instead set out spending limits next ...

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Imran Khan discusses ‘serious situation in Kashmir’ with Boris Johnson

LONDON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, during which a discussion on the “serious situation in Kashmir” was held, Johnson’s Downing Street office said in a statement. Both leaders agreed on the “importance of maintaining dialogue”, the statement added. The prime minister congratulated PM Johnson on ...

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UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf

LONDON: Britain joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. British officials stressed that there was no change to London’s policy on Iran but joining the United States is the ...

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UK, France and Germany condemn North Korea missile launches

LONDON: The United Kingdom, France and Germany are condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and urging Pyongyang to engage in “meaningful negotiations” with the United States on eliminating its nuclear weapons. The three countries also urged North Korea “to take concrete steps towards complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” and ...

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Sajid Javid Appointed Chancellor Of UK

LONDON: Sajid Javid makes history after appointed as chancellor of UK by the incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Sajid Javid is the first ethnic minority politician to be appointed at the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is a former banker and ex-home secretary after his new role Priti ...

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London tops global list of best cities for students

LONDON became the best city for students for the second consecutive year, London mayor Sadiq Khan told media. “The fact that London has again been ranked the best city in the world in which to be a student is fantastic news – and is no surprise given that London is ...

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Barclays takes out insurance policy to meet target

LONDON: Lower revenue and higher costs led to a 15% first-half drop in underlying pre-tax profit. The bank’s UK division faces tough times and will be less likely to offset dour performances in trading. CEO Jes Staley is pledging more cost cuts to hit a 9% annual return target. CONTEXT ...

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Scottish Asian teen open up about forced marriage

EDINBURGH: Scottish national Asian teen explained that she was forced to marry her cousin in Pakistan at the age of 17 after her parents feared she was becoming “too Western”. Nyla Khan, who is now 30 years old, said she had a “really strict upbringing” in a religious family. She ...

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