Thursday, 24 October 2019

Tag Archives: UK

84% of grooming gang members Asian, Think tank say

LONDON: The vast majority of men convicted of child grooming gang offences in Britain are Asian, according to think tank Quilliam. The new research found differences in the ways in which pedophiles from different ethnic backgrounds operate. Quilliam’s report claims that the “regressive left” denies the problem exists “and threatens ...

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Boris Johnson meets top Iranian officials

TEHRAN: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks with senior Iranian officials, including his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, including economic, banking and commercial ties. The sides also insisted on the importance of boosting cooperation both in the region and the ...

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British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

LONDON: British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, reported Reuters. The trip will be only the third by a British foreign minister to Iran in the last 14 years, and ...

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Britain and EU reach historic deal on Brexit divorce terms

LONDON: Britain and the EU reached a historic deal on Friday on the terms of the Brexit divorce after Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Brussels for early morning talks. The European Commission said it “recommends sufficient progress” had been made by Britain on separation issues including the Irish border, ...

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London Mayor grateful to Pakistan for its hospitality

LAHORE: I’m proud to be the first-ever Mayor of London to be making an official visit to Pakistan. As someone of Pakistani heritage, I feel a deep affinity with the country and I’m looking forward to going back. London and Pakistan share a long and unique history that has had ...

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London is open so is Lahore: Ali Zafar greets Sadiq Khan

LAHORE: Pakistan’s luminary in pop music Ali Zafar held a meet and greet session with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in Lahore. On this occasion, Zafar equated London with Lahore vis-à-vis socio-cultural openness. Pakistani actor and singer took to Twitter to express his thoughts after what appeared to be ...

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World condemns Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

LONDON: On Wednesday, President Donald Trump shock It’s a move that no other country, save Israel, has backed, since it breaks decades of policy that states the city’s status should be decided by negotiations between Israel and Palestine. It’s also a move that has sparked protests and leaders are warning ...

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UK house prices rise by more than expected in November

LONDON: British house prices rose by more than expected in November and for a fifth month in a row, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday. House prices rose 0.5 percent month-on-month after a 0.3 percent rise in October, Halifax said, topping the consensus in a Reuters poll of economists for ...

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Sadiq Khan says Pakistan needs a helping hand to unlock potential

LAHORE: Terming Pakistan an emerging market in the world, London Mayor Sadiq Iman Khan on Wednesday said the country’s people needed a “helping hand” to unlock their potential. Speaking to an enthralled audience at the Alhamra Hall here, Khan stated that he is lobbying for greater visa ease for South-Asians. “After leaving the ...

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Chennai Six: First of group arrives home in UK from India

GLASGOW: The first of the Chennai Six has arrived back in the UK, more than four years after the group of former British soldiers was jailed in India on weapons charges. Billy Irving touched down at Glasgow Airport this morning (Wednesday). He and five other British men had been guards ...

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