Friday, 18 August 2017

Tag Archives: UK

PAF wins trophy at Royal International Air Tattoo Show held in UK

PAF

GLOUCESTERSHIRE: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has won the Concours D’ Elegance trophy at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) Show 2016 at Royal Air Force Base Fair Ford in the United Kingdom. More than 200 aircraft from 50 countries participated in the competition, with the ...

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Beleaguered Carillion wins HS2 rail contract

HS2 rail contract

LONDON: Construction giant Carillion – which issued a profit warning this month as it grapples badly-performing contracts – is among the companies that have been chosen to build phase one of the HS2 rail line. The announcement injected some life back into the firm’s battered share price on Monday – ...

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Trump urged Theresa May to fix better UK welcome for him

Donald Trump with Theresa May

LONDON: Donald Trump has reportedly told Theresa May he won’t visit Britain until he get’s a ‘better reception’. The US President was scheduled to take part in a state visit to the UK later this year but no set date has been announced and there was no mention in the Queen’s ...

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Can’t punish Vijay Mallya in absentia: Supreme Court

Vijay Mallya

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said that it cannot punish Vijay Mallya, former chairman of defunct Kingfisher Airlines, in absentia for contempt of court over not faithfully and fairly disclosing his assets to the top court and instead asked the central government to take all steps to produce ...

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Blair says EU would level with UK on mass migration

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LONDON: European Union leaders would accept tightening up immigration rules to accommodate Britain, so the option of the UK staying in the bloc should remain open, former prime minister Tony Blair said on Saturday. More than a decade of mass immigration from the EU under freedom of movement rules was ...

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Children as young as 12 held on suspicion of drug dealing

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LONDON: Children as young as 12 have been arrested for dealing hard drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine, new figures have revealed. More than two thirds of UK police forces which responded to a freedom of information request said they had held under-16s on suspicion of selling class A ...

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London acid attack: Fundraising for victims tops £50,000

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LONDON: More than £55,000 has been raised for two victims of an acid attack left with life-changing injuries. Resham Khan was celebrating her 21st birthday with her cousin Jameel Muhktar when acid was thrown at them through their car window in Beckton, east London, on 21 June. A total of ...

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Spain’s King and Queen begin first UK state visit

King Felipe-Queen Leitizia

LONDON: The Queen is to formally welcome the king and queen of Spain to the UK as they begin a two-day state visit. King Felipe and Queen Leitizia will be greeted by the Queen and Prince Philip at Horse Guards Parade on Wednesday. The trip is the first state visit ...

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Man hands himself in over acid attack on model Resham Khan

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LONDON: A man has handed himself in to police in connection with an acid attack that left an aspiring model and her cousin with life-changing injuries. John Tomlin, 24, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent over the alleged attack in Newham, east London, on June 21. Resham ...

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London High Court rejects bid to halt British arms sales to Saudi

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LONDON’s High Court on Monday rejected a claim by campaigners that Britain’s multi-billion-pound arms sales to Saudi Arabia should be halted because they were being used in Yemen in violation of international humanitarian law. The ruling was condemned by activist groups and charities, with Oxfam saying it “sets back arms ...

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