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Volkswagen increases stockpiles of cars in Britain ahead of Brexit

STUTTGART: Volkswagen has increased stockpiles of cars in Britain, it said on Wednesday, as politicians struggle to nail down the terms of the country’s departure from the European Union ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline. The potential for a disorderly “no deal” Brexit, and concerns about future trading relations, are ...

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EU to reach Brexit position by end of next week: Macron

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the possibility of a Brexit accord would be evaluated by the end of next week. Johnson, in a telephone conversation with Macron, “presented his latest proposals,” the French presidency said in a statement. Macron “indicated that the negotiations ...

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Kate Middleton flaunts Pakistan made £6 earrings

LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wore inexpensive earrings by a Pakistani brand as she stepped out with Prince William to visit the Aga Khan Centre in London. It seems like Pakistani brands have reached the royals even before the royals reached the country for their official visit, which ...

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Britain to table ‘final’ Brexit proposals today

MANCHESTER: Prime Minister Boris Johnson will submit “final” proposals for a new Brexit agreement, officials said, warning that if the European Union did not engage with them, Britain would leave the bloc this month with no divorce deal. Johnson will provide details of the “fair and reasonable compromise” during his ...

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Govt pledges 13bn pounds for 40 new hospitals across England

LONDON: The UK government has pledged 13 billion pounds ($15 billion) for 40 new hospital projects across England in the next decade. Under plans drawn up by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the 13 billion pounds would be spent on creating “new” hospitals – either with entirely new buildings or revamping ...

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British tanker held in Iran leaves Bandar Abbas port

DUBAI: The British-flagged Stena Impero tanker, detained by Iran in July, has started moving and exited the Bandar Abbas port on Friday, according to Refinitiv ship-tracking data. The Stena Impero was detained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine violations two weeks after Britain ...

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Jaguar Land Rover to close UK factories for a week over Brexit

GAYDON: Britain’s biggest carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover, will close its British factories for a week in November to cope with Brexit, its boss said on Thursday, a plan automakers are adopting to help prepare for any disruption resulting from a no-deal. Asked whether the firm was thinking about shutting its ...

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Uber’s London licence extended for only two months

LONDON: London’s transport authority said it had granted Uber an extension, but only for two months awaiting evidence that the ride-hailing service was meeting new demands regarding passenger safety. Transport for London (TfL) could have granted the American giant a five-year licence following expiry of a 15-month agreement. “Uber London ...

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