Friday, 29 May 2020

Tag Archives: UK

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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Tesco to merge with food wholesaler Booker in £3.7bn deal

THE grocery giant said the tie-up will create “the UK’s leading food business” and deliver significant cost savings for the combined group. Booker is the country’s largest wholesaler and owns the Londis and Budgens convenience store brands. The companies said the deal would bring “benefits for consumers, independent retailers, caterers, ...

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UK economy grows by 0.6% in fourth quarter

LONDON: Strong consumer spending helped the UK’s economy to grow faster than expected at the end of last year. The economy grew by 0.6% in the October-to-December period, the same rate as in the previous two quarters, according to an initial estimate from the Office for National Statistics. The figure ...

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Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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