Monday, 23 September 2019

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Iran calls on Britain to release seized oil tanker immediately

DUBAI: Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA. “This is a dangerous game and has consequences … ...

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UK opposition backs new Brexit referendum

LONDON: Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the next Tory leader to hold another referendum before taking Britain out of the EU, saying Labour will campaign for Remain. Corbyn says the party will take this position to stop “no deal or a damaging Tory Brexit”. But he does not say what he ...

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Trump calls Theresa May foolish as diplomatic row escalates

WASHINGTON/LONDON: Theresa May faces a full-blown diplomatic standoff with the US after Donald Trump condemned Britain’s “stupid” ambassador to Washington over leaked memos critical of the White House, as Downing Street insisted Sir Kim Darroch had its full support. The escalating crisis began after a Sunday newspaper printed extracts of ...

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Protestors mark opening of European Parliament

LONDON: The European Parliament has re-opened in Strasbourg with an anti-EU protest by the UK’s Brexit Party and a demonstration by Catalan nationalists whose MEPs are barred. The first session after Europe-wide elections in May began as EU leaders went into a third day of talks on who should fill ...

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Vodafone joins EE in offering 5G in UK

LONDON: Vodafone on Wednesday launched its 5G service in the UK, but without smartphones from controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei. By sidelining Huawei phones, Vodafone has mirrored action by EE, the first UK provider to roll out the technology that offers almost instantaneous data transfer with its own launch at ...

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China accuses British FM of colonial fantasy over Hong Kong

BEIJING: China on Wednesday said it lodged an official protest with London over remarks by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt about Hong Kong, accusing him of “fantasizing in the faded glory of British colonialism”. It is the second day in a row Beijing has hit back at Hunt for remarks ...

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FBI violated Pak laws by secretly recording Motiwala, UK court told

LONDON: A Pakistani law expert has told the Westminster Magistrates’ Court that secret recording of Karachi businessman Jabir Motiwala on Pakistani soil by three Pakistani-American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents was violation of Pakistan’s laws and the country’s sovereignty. Barrister Rehan Kayani, a Karachi based lawyer, was giving evidence ...

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Prince William, Wife Kate Announce Pakistan Visit

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate will visit Pakistan later this year on the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade, Kensington Palace announced on Sunday. Pakistan has battled homegrown militants for more than a decade, with tens of thousands of people killed, but ...

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European heatwave sets new June temperature records

FRANCE: A heatwave affecting much of Europe is expected to intensify further with countries – including France, Spain and Switzerland – expecting temperatures above 40C (104F) later on Thursday. On Wednesday, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic recorded their highest temperatures for June. Meteorologists say hot air drawn in from ...

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Prince William says it’s fine for his kids to be gay

LONDON: Britain’s Duke of Cambridge, Prince William said on Wednesday (June 26) it would be absolutely fine if one of his children was gay but admitted he was worried about the persecution and hatred they might face because of their royal status. The prince, 37, second-in-line to the British throne ...

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