Thursday, 20 September 2018

Tag Archives: UK

Baroness Warsi condemns Theresa May for ‘bowing down’ to Trump

LONDON: An ex-Cabinet minister has accused the Government of “bowing down” to Donald Trump, demanding that Theresa May consider cancelling his state visit. Baroness Warsi said ministers had to decide whether it is right for the UK to bestow the “highest honour” it can on a US President who holds such controversial views. She ...

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UK consumer confidence rises in January 2017

LONDON: Consumer confidence in the UK saw a slight uptick in this month, according to an index compiled on behalf of the European Commission. The Consumer Confidence Barometer, conducted by market research company GfK, showed that confidence rose 2 points in January to reach a score of -5. But the ...

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Queen is in ‘difficult position’ over Trump State Visit

LONDON: Theresa May has been accused of putting the Queen in a ‘very difficult position’ by inviting Donald Trump for a state visit. A former Foreign Office chief has hit out at the PM’s ‘ill judged’ move saying it has exposed the monarch to a furious row about the US ...

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Five top-flight clubs caught up in UK soccer abuse scandal – police

LONDON: Five English Premier League and three Championship (second tier) soccer clubs are being investigated in relation to allegations of widespread historical child sex abuse in the sport dating back to the 1970s, British police said on Monday. The Metropolitan Police Service, who confirmed last month that it had launched ...

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Thousands sign petition to stop Trump UK visit

LONDON: More than 1,500 people in East Lancashire have signed a national petition calling for President Donald Trump to be prevented from making a state visit to the UK. The petition was launched after he instigated the so-called ‘Muslim ban’ preventing people from seven countries travelling to the USA and ...

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Danish drugs giant makes big UK investment

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk is to invest £115m over ten years in a new science research centre in Oxford. Eventually employing 100 academics and scientists, the facility will work on new ways of treating type 2 diabetes. The decision to invest in the UK was described by David Gauke, chief secretary ...

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Britain says U.S. immigration curbs do not apply to UK travellers

LONDON: Britain’s Foreign Office said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions only applied to individuals travelling from the seven named countries, so people arriving from other countries, including the United Kingdom, would not be subject to more checks regardless of nationality or place of birth. British Foreign Minister Boris ...

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PM May does ‘not agree’ with Trump’s refugee ban

LONDON: Theresa May has been forced to make a hasty U-turn over Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries, issuing a midnight statement saying she does not agree with the policy. The British prime minister said she would appeal to the US if the ban affected British citizens. “We ...

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UK car manufacturing hits 17-year high

UK car production rose to a 17-year high in 2016, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 1,722,698 vehicles rolled off production lines last year from some 15 manufacturers, an 8.5% increase on total production in 2015 – and the highest ...

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Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey

ISTANBUL: Theresa May today signed a fighter jet deal worth up to £100million with Turkey. During a visit to Ankara, the Prime Minister announced that the UK’s BAE Systems will work with Turkish Aerospace Industries on the fighter plane programme, known as TF-X. Mrs May – who was also seeking to ...

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