Monday, 16 December 2019

Tag Archives: UK

Govt pledges 13bn pounds for 40 new hospitals across England

LONDON: The UK government has pledged 13 billion pounds ($15 billion) for 40 new hospital projects across England in the next decade. Under plans drawn up by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the 13 billion pounds would be spent on creating “new” hospitals – either with entirely new buildings or revamping ...

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British tanker held in Iran leaves Bandar Abbas port

DUBAI: The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker, detained by Iran in July, has started moving and exited the Bandar Abbas port on Friday, according to Refinitiv ship-tracking data. The Stena Impero was detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine violations two weeks after Britain ...

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Jaguar Land Rover to close UK factories for a week over Brexit

GAYDON: Britain’s biggest carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover, will close its British factories for a week in November to cope with Brexit, its boss said on Thursday, a plan automakers are adopting to help prepare for any disruption resulting from a no-deal. Asked whether the firm was thinking about shutting its ...

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Uber’s London licence extended for only two months

LONDON: London’s transport authority said it had granted Uber an extension, but only for two months awaiting evidence that the ride-hailing service was meeting new demands regarding passenger safety. Transport for London (TfL) could have granted the American giant a five-year licence following expiry of a 15-month agreement. “Uber London ...

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Boris Johnson blames Iran for Aramco attacks

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LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has blamed Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ahead of a meeting with the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani. Johnson said there was a “very high degree of probability” Iran was behind the drone and missile attacks on two oil facilities, which Tehran denies. ...

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UK’s new visa rules bring good news for Asian students

LONDON: International students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after completing their graduation from a British university to find a job, under new proposals announced by the Home Office. Currently, graduates with bachelors or master’s degrees are allowed to look for work for only four ...

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Netflix will make a ‘big increase’ in buying UK content

CAMBRIDGE: Netflix will make a “big increase” in its investment in British television production next year, taking advantage of the country’s strong story-telling expertise, Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Friday. “The possibilities the internet brings for growing entertainment is phenomenal, and over the next several years with all of ...

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Brexit minister Barclay says UK making progress on exit deal

LONDON: Britain is making progress towards a Brexit deal but significant work remains to be done, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay told Sky News. “There’s been a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes. We can see a landing zone in terms of a future deal but there is ...

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Boris Johnson believes Brexit deal with EU possible within weeks

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week reiterated – after his bid for snap elections again failed in the British Parliament – that he would do everything in his power to strike a deal with the European Union and confirmed that his administration would not ask Brussels for ...

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