Monday, 20 August 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Qatar to buy 24 jet fighters from UK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Scottish unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 42 years

EDINBURGH: Scotland’s jobless total fell by 7,000 in the three months to July, to stand at 102,000. The unemployment rate fell by 0.3% from the previous quarter to reach 3.8% – below the UK figure of 4.3%. The number of people in work rose by 60,000 to 2,587,000, according to ...

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Over 100 British MPs push for Sikh census data

Over 100 British MPs, from across the political spectrum, are backing efforts to get Britain’s large Sikh community recognised as a separate ethnic group by Britain’s official statistics body. A letter to Britain’s National Statistician John Pullinger had garnered signatures from 113 MPs by Tuesday, following community efforts to push ...

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