Sunday, 19 November 2017

Tag Archives: UK

China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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Birmingham: Muslim pupil’s headscarf ban at school challenged

BIRMINGHAM: A school has been accused of breaching anti-discrimination laws after claims a four-year-old Muslim pupil was told she could not wear a headscarf. St Clare’s Catholic Primary School in Birmingham has met with equality leaders at the city council to discuss a complaint from the pupil’s family. The council ...

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Women face ‘sexist dress codes’ at work, report

A study into workplace dress codes has found “troubling” experiences affecting female workers forced to adhere to “sexist dress codes”. Women workers have been instructed to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and reapply make-up, a parliamentary report has found. Parliament held an inquiry into dress codes in the ...

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May promises to tackle Trump on ‘unacceptable’ comments

LONDON: Theresa May has promised that she will not flinch from challenging Donald Trump about “unacceptable” statements when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet him as president this week. But the prime minister declined to say if she would criticise some of Mr Trump’s remarks about women, which ...

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UK govt accused of covering up ‘failed nuclear missile test’

LONDON: The British government was accused of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs ...

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Barclays: London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe

LONDON: The City of London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe after Brexit, Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has said. In separate remarks, the bank’s chairman John McFarlane also said the UK government supported a three year transition deal on the Brexit deal. The Barclays chiefs were both ...

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Indian-origin womans body found in suitcase dumped in an alley

LONDON: A 46-year-old Indian-origin woman’s body was found hidden in a suitcase dumped in an alleyway in the UK following which her husband has been charged on suspicion of murder, according to a media report. Kiran’s body was discovered by a member of public in a walkway off Cromer Street, ...

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Theresa May: UK will be a global leader on trade

LONDON: Theresa May has told leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the UK will be a “world leader” on trade. But the prime minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the “politics of division”. Her speech to business leaders and politicians in Switzerland comes ...

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From Davos, Sadiq Khan confronts May’s ‘hard Brexit’ decision

DAVOS: The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is in Davos today, as part of his push to protect the UK capital, and its financial centre the City, from harm produced by Britain’s exit from the EU. He is particularly confronting Theresa May’s decision on choosing a “hard brexit”, in which Britain leaves the European single ...

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