Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tag Archives: UK

EU Leaders Agree Firm Brexit Negotiating Stance

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European Summit: The leaders took less than an hour to reach an agreement BRUSSELS: European Union leaders have unanimously agreed to adopt a “firm” negotiating approach for Brexit talks with the UK. On Saturday the heads of the remaining 27 states approved within a minute the draft guidlines issued by ...

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Freida Pinto on Guerrilla and black activism

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PARIS: Freida Pinto is back on screen in the new Showtime mini-series “Guerrilla.” The six-part British drama is set in 1970s England against the backdrop of the immigration act, the revolution around it and the Black Power movement. It follows the efforts of a pair of activists, Marcus Hill and ...

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Germany bans civil servants, judges, soldiers from wearing Burqa

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BERLIN: Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament agreed to a draft law on Thursday that will prevent civil servants, judges, and soldiers in Germany from wearing full-face veils at work as part of security measures what they call a “precaution” to prevent extremist attacks. The move comes after Chancellor Angela ...

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Police arrest knifeman near Houses of Parliament

LONDON: Police swooped on a man armed with knives metres away from the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, arresting him on suspicion of preparing “acts of terrorism”. The 27-year-old man was pinned to the ground in the middle of the road close to the Treasury and entrances to ...

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Brexit: Farmers to Use Machines to Make Up for Loss of EU Workers

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LONDON: Robots will fill the void left by EU nationals once Brexit kicks in, farming experts have said. A new generation of robots are being readied to fill a labor shortage on Britain’s farms, which is expected post-Brexit. The robot, called Thorvald, has been designed for unskilled tasks. According to sources, Thorvald has already altered ...

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Haider briefs British parliamentarians on Kashmir Issue

FILE- In this July 9, 2016 file photo, Indian policemen remove roadblock set up by protesters who were reacting to the killing of rebel leader Burhan Wani in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. When Indian forces gleefully announced last week that they had killed a top Kashmiri rebel leader, they called it a major victory in the fight against militants in the disputed Himalayan region. They clearly didn’t expect the backlash that followed - an outpouring of public anger, daily protests and dozens dead in the streets. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)

MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Farooq Haider has reiterated the call on the international community, United Nations, global human rights organisations and the civilized world to play their due role for ensuring early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue. He was talking to a delegation of members of British ...

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Teenager facing jail over global computer hacking business

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MANCHESTER: A teenager is facing jail for setting up a global computer hacking business which caused chaos on the world wide web and cost millions of pounds. Adam Mudd was just 16 years old when he created his Titanium Stresser programme, which was used to carry out more than 1.7 ...

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BFI will not allow its boxers for Amir Khan’s pro-league

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NEW DELHI: Amir Khan is all set to promote a boxing league in India in tie-up with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) but the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has ruled out allowing any of its pugilists in the event. The Super Boxing League (SBL) will roll out from July 7 to August ...

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WikiLeaks posts more CIA docs

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LONDON: WikiLeaks has released another trove of secret CIA documents a day after the US justice department said it was considering criminal charges against the organisation and its founder Julian Assange. The 31-page user guide for a CIA device called “Weeping Angel” was posted online on Saturday, the CBS News ...

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