Monday, 23 September 2019

Tag Archives: UK

UK retail sales grow modestly in January – CBI

LONDON: British retail sales grew at a modest pace in January but were weak for the time of year, with grocers doing well but department stores struggling, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The CBI distributive trades survey’s retail sales balance fell to +12 in January from +20 in December, ...

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PM Theresa May Seeks Safe AI Future For UK

DAVOS: British PM to propose new advisory body to oversea safe and ethical deployment of AI, and urges tech firms to tackle extremism The UK Prime Minister is to indicate that she wants the United Kingdom to lead the world in the safe and ethical deployment of artificial intelligence (AI). ...

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£1m a year bid to find UK site for nuclear waste disposal

LONDON: The UK government has launched a public consultation today to help it decide where to develop a new radioactive waste storage site, offering communities up to £1m a year to host the facility. A so-called geological disposal facility would involve placing radioactive waste created by Britain’s nuclear plants at ...

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Trump says talks with UK will lead to tremendous rise in trade

DAVOS: President Donald Trump said in a meeting today with British Prime Minister Theresa May that the two leaders have a great relationship, dismissing as a “false rumor” reports that they have clashed. “There was a little bit of a false rumor out there, I just wanted to correct it,” Trump ...

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Free upgrades to Virgin Media V6 TV box

LONDON: UK multiplay telco Virgin Media is offering existing Virgin TV customers a free upgrade to its V6 box, giving them access to what the operator says is the very-best connected entertainment experience alongside ultrafast broadband. In what is one of the largest customer upgrade programmes ever carried out in ...

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Twinkle meets Malala for PadMan promotion at Oxford University

BOLLYWOOD actor Twinkle Khanna met Malala Yousafzai at the Oxford University while promoting her husband Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘PadMan’. The two ladies posed with other students and faculty members of the prestigious university while holding sanitary pads. While media interaction, the Pakistani women’s activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner ...

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UK employment reaches a new record

LONDON: The number of people in work has reached a record high amid strong demand for workers, despite repeated warnings that Brexit would cause unemployment to rise. There were more than 32.2 million people in employment in the three months to November, an increase of 102,000 on the previous quarter ...

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Britain sets up unit to combat fake news

LONDON: Britain announced it was setting up a new national security unit to combat “disinformation”, just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of using fake news to undermine Western institutions. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the prime minister’s spokesman said. “The ...

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Royal Family announced another major royal wedding for 2018

LONDON: Buckingham Palace certainly has its hands full, because they just announced yet another upcoming royal wedding – this time for Princess Eugenie. The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (and cousin to Harry) is engaged to nightclub manager Jack Brooksbank, and their wedding is set to take place in the ...

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