Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tag Archives: UK

PM Theresa May: Trump’s travel ban ‘divisive and wrong’

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called President Trump’s controversial travel ban “divisive and wrong”, a delayed response to the backlash she faced at home for failing to criticize the executive order. May, the first foreign leader to meet with Trump at the White House last Friday, told Parliament that “this government is clear ...

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TalkTalk CEO Harding steps aside for public service role

LONDON: TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding has stepped down, leaving the ISP in rude health. Dido Harding, CEO of internet service provider (ISP) TalkTalk has announced she is to leave the business in May 2017. A seven-year veteran in the job, Harding will be replaced with consumer managing director Tristia Harrison. ...

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British MPs to vote on EU divorce trigger

As the second of a two-day debate gets underway, the 143 word bill is expected to swiftly pass the vote in the lower parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the process to leave the European Union next month. British MPs were due to spend several more hours on Wednesday ...

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UK manufacturing accelerates

LONDON: Output for the UK’s manufacturing sector grew at its fastest rate for 2½ years in January while input prices rose by the most on record, according to the latest survey of purchasing managers working in the industry. The main source of new orders was the domestic market, although there ...

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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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