Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tag Archives: UK

Shabaash Mithu to be Shot in London After Restrictions Are Lifted

BOLLYWOOD: One of the films that took a big hit due to the COVID-19 lockdown was Taapsee Pannu‘s Shabaash Mithu. The actor was to begin her preparation of transforming her physique and learning the cricketing skills but everything was put on a break. The makers, however, somehow managed to continue with the pre-production work that ...

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North Korea denounces UK for sanctions

LONDON: North Korea denounced Britain for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard come face-to-face in U.K. court

HOLLYWOOD legend Johnny Depp on Friday accused of turning him from “Cinderella into Quasimodo” by claiming he beat his ex-wife Amber Heard. The first week of Depp’s star-studded libel trial against the paper’s publisher and executive editor drew to a close with the 57-year-old denying hurling a champagne bottle and ...

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Britain introduces first ever UK-only sanctions list

BIRMINGHAM: In a largely symbolic gesture the British government has introduced a new UK-only sanctions list targeting key individuals and institutions from four countries. The list includes forty-seven people from Saudi Arabia, Russia and Myanmar, in addition to two North Korean organizations. Included in the list are 20 Saudi nationals ...

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‘Eat out to help out,’ British finance chief urged people

LONDON: Britain’s finance minister urged people to “eat out to help out” as the UK attempts to claw its way back from a historic economic decline sparked by the coronavirus crisis. The comments by Chancellor Rishi Sunak were published on the day England finally reopened its hospitality sector after more than ...

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Boris Johnson Says COVID-19 Has Been Disaster

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday described the coronavirus pandemic as a disaster and absolute nightmare for the UK and pledged to unleash a renewal akin to the rebuilding strategy deployed by former US President Franklin D Roosevelt in the wake of the Great Depression of 1929. In ...

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UK may impose lockdown on Leicester due to rising cases

LONDON: The English Midlands city of Leicester could face a local lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel said. “There will be support going into Leicester and in fact the health secretary (Matt Hancock) was in touch with many of us over the ...

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Theodora Dickinson suspended over Racist Tweet towards Naz Shah

MANCHESTER: The Conservative Party have suspended an activist after she tweeted that Labour MP Naz Shah should “go back to Pakistan”. The party said Theodora Dickinson was being investigated after targeting the shadow minister. Ms Dickinson responded to a post showing Ms Shah discussing her experience of poverty and recalling ...

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London City Airport reopens as UK slowly opens up

LONDON City Airport received its first commercial flight in nearly three months as Britain moved another step closer to fully emerging from its coronavirus lockdown on July 4. The gateway to the once-bustling Canary Warf and City financial districts welcomed a short flight from the Isle of Man in the ...

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