Monday, 23 October 2017

Tag Archives: UK

Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors

Abortion

IRELAND: Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK’s leading pregnancy doctors say. Currently in England, Wales and Scotland it is illegal to have a termination without approval from two doctors and could mean a prison term. Abortions should be regulated in line with ...

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UK’s credit rating downgraded by Moody’s

Moody’s

PARIS: The country’s long-term issuer rating and senior unsecured bond rating were both cut from Aa1 to Aa2 – two notches below the US agency’s highest rating. Analysts said the outlook for the UK’s public finances had “weakened significantly” with Brexit likely to put further pressure on the country’s economic ...

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British PM Theresa May pays tribute to Benazir at UN

Theresa May

UNITED NATIONS: British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the United Nations General Assembly the other day and paid tribute to Benazir Bhutto on the tenth year of her death anniversary. In her address, British PM said, “This year is the tenth anniversary of the death of the woman who introduced ...

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UK tourism hits record

UK-tourism

LONDON: The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time, official figures show. Travellers to the UK spent £2.75bn on their visits, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, another record. The figures also show the number of visits abroad by UK ...

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Uber loses its license to operate in London

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22:  An Uber driver poses for a photograph in an Uber t-shirt and holding a smart phone displaying the Uber app after delivering petitions to the Transport for London headquarters on December 22, 2015 in London, England. The Uber drivers formally handed in the petition, signed by over 205,000 people, to oppose proposals such as introducing minimum 5 minute waiting times.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

LONDON: In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s ...

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Indian-origin UK MP lobbying for direct flights between Amritsar and UK

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

JALANDHAR: After raising the issue of resumption of direct flights between Amritsar and UK with ministers in the Indian government and Punjab government, Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is now lobbying with airlines in UK and urging them to start the direct flights. During his meetings with the senior officials ...

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Pakistan seeking growth in defence ties with the UK

UK-Pakistan

Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain called for growth in defence ties between Pakistan and the U.K. The MoDP is visiting the U.K. to attend the 2017 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), a biennially-held defence exhibition being held in London. Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Pakistan Ordnance ...

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PM Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

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Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Canada on Monday to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal. She said the two countries held “shared values” ahead of meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The trip comes ahead of a deal between Canada and the EU, the Comprehensive Economic and ...

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Qatar to buy 24 jet fighters from UK

Typhoon fighter jets

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, a second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthening diplomatic dispute with its neighbours. Qatari defence secretary Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a “statement of intent” for ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

Donald Trump with Theresa May

WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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