Monday, 23 October 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Vijay Mallya Arrested In UK In Money Laundering Case

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LONDON: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London for the second time this year, in a case of money laundering. Mr Mallya is out on bail after his arrest in April following India’s extradition request. The 61-year-old tycoon, who has been staying in the UK for over a year ...

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Muslims Gather Worldwide on Ashura Against Terrorism

Shiite faithful pilgrims gather between the holy shrine of Imam Hussein, left, and the holy shrine of Imam Abbas, right, during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala, south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Iraqi security forces take extra security measure during Muharram, a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

LONDON: Millions of Muslims around the world gathered to commemorate the seventh-century killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, thousands of which used the Ashura event as an opportunity to stand against terrorism at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Pilgrims flocked to Karbala, where Hussain ibn Ali was killed by the ...

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May Pledges Britain Will Defend EU From Russian Aggression

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that Britain will defend its allies from an increasing Russian threat even after Brexit, as she carried on her courting of European Union leaders. “Russia’s continued aggression represents a growing threat to our friends here,” May told British troops in Estonia on Friday. “Our ...

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India to roll out red carpet to UK SMEs

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LONDON: India has started to “roll out the red carpet” to UK SMES instead of subjecting them to a barrage of regulations. The move comes as India hopes to ramp up exports from Britain. “Earlier the mindset of the Government was all about being the regulator – these are the ...

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Violence must stop, UK minister urges Myanmar

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LONDON: Foreign Office minister Mark Field has told Aung San Suu Kyi to end violence in Rakhine State and grant full humanitarian access. But Mr Field said the country’s de facto leader was in a “difficult position”, with public opinion in Myanmar “strongly anti-Rohingya”. And Aung San Suu Kyi was ...

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Australia joins UK space radar mission

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LONDON: Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK’s innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR. The spacecraft, which will track shipping and forestry change from orbit, is due to launch on an Indian rocket early next year. Australia’s main research organisation, CSIRO, has signed a 10% share in ...

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‘Parchi’ teaser has good potential

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KARACHI: The official teaser of Parchi may not have “blown your mind” (as it claimed it would), but the comic caper does look like it shall bring its makers – third-time producers Imran Kazmi and Hareem Farooq, also a popular actress – good returns on their investment. If the 60-second, ...

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UK to support Pak trade growth

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LONDON/LAHORE: UK Minister of State for Trade Policy 2017 marks 70 years since this country’s birth, and 70 years of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UK. This is also a momentous time for the UK. As we prepare for our departure from the European Union we will look to ...

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Uber seeks talks with London mayor to renew licence

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LONDON: Uber is prepared to make concessions to ensure its licence to operate in London is renewed, its general manager for the capital has said. Tom Elvidge told the Sunday Times: “While we haven’t been asked to make any changes, we’d like to know what we can do.” He added: ...

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