Saturday, 19 October 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Pakistani-origin Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive in UK

LONDON: The UK government has appointed a Pakistani-origin women right campaigner Sara Khan as the new chief of a commission set up to root out extremism in the country. Sara Khan, 37, will head the Commission for Countering Extremism, a body that had been proposed in the wake of the ...

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Relief for UK workers after Bombardier trade dispute victory

LONDON: British politicians and union leaders hailed Bombardier’s surprise trade victory against U.S. planemaker Boeing Co, saying it had safeguarded thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland and across UK supply chains. Friday’s ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) was also a boost for British Prime Minister Theresa May, ...

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Trump ready to apologise for UK far-right group retweet

DAVOS: Donald Trump has said he is prepared to apologise for retweeting controversial social media posts about Muslims from a British far-right group, prompting a diplomatic row with the UK. If you are telling me they’re horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise Donald Trump US President Speaking from the ...

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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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