Sunday, 21 October 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Charity boss to be honoured

LONDON: One of the leading figures in the UK charity sector has been honoured by the University of Salford. Javed Khan, Chief Executive of children’s charity Barnardo’s, received an honorary doctorate in Business Administration at a ceremony at the Lowry, MediaCityUK. At Barnardo’s, Mr Khan leads a staff team of over 8,000, with ...

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Ola plans to enter the UK market

NEW DELHI: Indian ride-hailing firm Ola said on Tuesday it plans to launch services in Britain this year, months after expanding operations in Australia, intensifying its rivalry with US peer Uber Technologies Inc. Ola has obtained licenses to begin operations in South Wales in September, as well as Greater Manchester, ...

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UK warns of danger of ‘messy divorce’ with EU

VIENNA : UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned of the danger of the UK undergoing a “messy divorce” from the EU, referring to the prospect of a “ no deal” exit. Speaking to reporters after meeting his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl, Hunt said: “At the moment we are heading for ...

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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya makes assets ‘offer’ to Indian court

LONDON: Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya said on Tuesday he had made an “unconditional offer” to an Indian court in a bid to settle fraud charges, as he continues to fight extradition from Britain. Mallya, chairman of the UB Group drinks conglomerate and chief executive of the financially ailing Force India ...

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London airports, trains disrupted by extreme weather

LONDON: Tourists and Britons hoping to go on vacation are enduring another day of travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations and delays on cross-Channel trains. A week of extreme heat gave way to thunderstorms Friday, touching off travel delays on Saturday. Budget airline Ryanair says ...

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UK halts cooperation with US over IS suspects

(AFP) LONDON : Britain has suspended cooperation with the United States over two Islamic State terror suspects, the government announced Friday, following concerns that they could face the death penalty. Britain said Monday it was sharing intelligence to help the United States bring to trial two fighters captured in Syria, ...

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Forging a full fibre broadband and 5G future for all

GOV.UK LONDON: Mandatory full fibre broadband for all new build homes and a new priority to connect hard-to-reach rural areas are key measures proposed in a national, long-term strategy for UK telecommunications. The new approach is aimed at driving large-scale commercial investment in the fixed and wireless networks that are ...

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Stock markets mostly drop, pound extends losses

LONDON: Stock markets mostly fell Thursday, as the US Federal Reserve chief’s upbeat assessment of the economy failed to allay concerns about a global trade war, analysts said. The dollar rose across the board, with the pound slumping under $1.30 for the first time in 10 months as weak UK ...

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Teefa in Trouble to be released in over 25 countries

LOLLYWOOD: Only 1 day is left in the release of much-awaited film ‘Teefa in Trouble’ worldwide and in Pakistan. The excitement and anticipation for ‘Teefa In Trouble’ featuring Ali Zafar and Maya Ali has taken the Pakistani industry by storm. The most anticipated Pakistani movie ever is not just locally ...

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Sadiq Khan calls for easier UK visas for Indian students

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on the UK government to add India to the list of low-risk countries offered a more simplified student visa application process, asserting that it is vital the country maintains its reputation for higher education excellence. In a letter to UK Home Secretary Sajid ...

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