Monday, 16 December 2019

Tag Archives: UK

UK says to decide on Huawei soon but China must play by rules

LONDON: Britain will make a decision soon about whether to allow Huawei equipment to be used in its 5G networks but China must play by the rules if it gets access to Western markets, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said. Asked when a decision would be made by the United Kingdom ...

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British Pakistani Zameer Choudrey appointed as House of Lords member

LONDON (Dunya News) – British Pakistani businessperson Zameer Choudrey has been appointed to the House of Lords under the Queen’s intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom. He will formally take oath as a member of the House of Lord in a few weeks. In an announcement, former Prime ...

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UK pay growth hits 4% for first time since 2008 but hiring slows

LONDON: Britain’s workers received their biggest pay rises in more than 11 years this summer as the unemployment rate fell back to its lowest since the mid-1970s, official data showed. But there were some signs of nervousness among employers as the latest deadline for Brexit approached. Hiring was weaker than ...

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Afghan men arrested for kidnap and murder plot

LONDON: Two Afghan men suspected of planning to kidnap and murder a female relative after she left the UK and renounced Islam have been arrested following an operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Mohammed Patman, 54, and Darya Khan Safi, 49, both originally from Afghanistan, were detained by officers ...

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Ryanair pilots to stage UK strikes

LONDON: British pilots at the low-cost airline Ryanair will strike during September to press for better working conditions and pay, the BALPA union said Wednesday. The pilots have planned strikes for seven days between September 18 and 29, the union said. “Pilots in Ryanair are seeking the same kind of ...

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Sajid Javid ramps up spending as election talk mounts

LONDON: British finance minister Sajid Javid said he was “turning the page on austerity” as he promised the biggest spending increases in 15 years, a move widely seen as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s push for an election to break the Brexit impasse. “After a decade of recovery from ...

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Tata Steel to shut some operations in UK, 400 jobs at stake

BENGALURU: Tata Steel Ltd said on Monday it would shut parts of its non-core businesses in the United Kingdom, a move that could cost about 400 jobs. The steelmaker proposed to close its loss-making Orb Electrical Steels site in South Wales, potentially affecting up to 380 jobs, as it was ...

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UN Security Council still has a role to play in Kashmir, British MP

LONDON: British Member of Parliament Barrister Imran Hussain said that while the meeting held by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the Kashmir issue earlier this month was a “welcome” development, the council still had a role to play to take the dispute to its logical end. “The fact that this ...

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Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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Britain, South Korea sign Brexit trade deal

LONDON: Britain and South Korea on Thursday signed a deal that will allow the two countries to keep trading freely after Brexit. The deal rolls over existing provisions under an EU trade deal and protects annual bilateral trade flows worth £14.6 billion (16 billion euros, $17.7 billion) in 2018. The ...

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