Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Tag Archives: UK

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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Very good progress made on Brexit, says Theresa May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted “very good progress” was being made in Brexit negotiations – as the DUP said there was “more work to be done”. PM May appeared in Prime Minister’s Questions after a phone call with DUP leader Arlene Foster, who has refused to support draft plans ...

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200 held over child sex abuse on live streams

British police officers arrested 188 people in a single week over allegations of online child sex abuse – and say that livestreaming platforms are becoming the platform of choice for sex offenders. Officers reported the spike in arrests after a week of “intensification” which saw forces across the UK swoop ...

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Sadiq Khan: London and Mumbai have similar personalities

MUMBAI/LONDON: The similar personalities of London and Mumbai should pave the way for greater interaction between the two cities, their first ethnic minority mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in the city. Khan proposed stronger ties in trade, films production and filming, improving air quality, and tackling climate change. “London and Mumbai ...

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