Thursday, 24 October 2019

Tag Archives: UK

12 British Pakistanis elected to UK parliament

LONDON: Twelve Pakistani-origin British candidates have been declared winner in the Britain’s general elections. Seven Pakistan-origin British contestants belong to Labour Party and three to Conservative. Among them five are women. Shahbana Mahmood of the labour party originally hails from Mirpur Azad Kashmir crushed all opponents in Birmingham Ladywood securing ...

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Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK election

PARIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that Britain would stick to the Brexit plan following the snap general election that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose some of its parliamentary seats. The talks about Britain’s exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 ...

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1 in 3 drug deaths in Europe recorded in UK: Report

PARIS: An official report by the European drugs agency has revealed that almost one in three drug overdose deaths in the continent are recorded in the United Kingdom. The annual report published by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCCDA) on Tuesday said that the number of deaths ...

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Taylor Swift house-hunting in London’s Chelsea area

LONDON: Taylor Swift is keen to buy a property in London’s affluent area of Chelsea after her relationship with her beau Joe Alwyn ramped up a notch. The ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker has been spending considerably more time with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn in his native England over the past ...

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Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump, calls for cancelling his UK visit

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan hit back at US President Donald Trump on Monday. He called for cancelling the US president’s state visit to the UK. Trump renewed his criticism earlier on Monday of the London mayor’s handling of the aftermath of Saturday night’s terror attack. He accused Khan of making ...

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Katy announces UK, European tour dates

LONDON: American pop star Katy Perry has revealed the details of the UK and European legs of her ‘Witness’ tour. The 32-year-old pop star is poised to release her much-anticipated fifth studio album on June 9 and Katy has revealed, via her Instagram and Twitter pages, that she is to ...

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Insurance costs to rise as new tax increase comes into force

LONDON: Millions of people are facing increased insurance bills as a tax hike takes effect from Thursday, according to warnings from the industry. Those who already pay more for their insurance face the heaviest burden, such as young drivers and those living in flood risk areas, the British Insurance Brokers’ ...

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UK journalist faces Thai jail for carrying protective gear

LONDON: A British journalist faces jail time after he was arrested at Thailand’s main airport with a gas mask and plates for a bullet-proof vest, which police said breached a law that classifies the protective gear as war weapons. Anthony Cheng, who works for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, was detained ...

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Labour party warns Salma Yaqoob over ‘misleading’ leaflet

BRADFORD/LONDON: Labour Party has warned independent candidate Salma Yaqoob over making false and misleading claims on her campaign literature exploiting the name of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The leaflets were distributed across Bradford West by Salma Yaqoob against Labour candidate Naz Shah, claiming that she has the official backing from ...

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