Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Tag Archives: UK

Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian oil tanker

LONDON/GIBRALTAR: Gibraltar decided to free the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, detained off the British overseas territory six weeks ago by Royal Marines, paving the way for a possible swap for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf. The Grace 1 was seized by commandos in darkness off ...

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Boris Johnson says reaching trade deal with US will be ‘tough old haggle’

LONDON: The announcement comes as the newly-appointed PM met at Downing street on Monday with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and senior British officials, where the two sides discussed inking a UK-US trade agreement following London’s departure from the European Union, among other issues. UK prime minister Boris Johnson said that forging a trade deal with the ...

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Situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing: Jeremy Corbyn

LONDON: The condemnation continued to pour days after India ended special status of the occupied Kashmir by revoking Article 370 and 35A of the constitution, British Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday said that the situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing. In ...

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Half of British homes subscribe to a TV streaming services

LONDON: Some 13.3 million households – 47% of the total – were signed up to the most popular services, up from 11.2 million in 2018, Ofcom said. Nearly half of British homes subscribe to a streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV or Disney Life, as traditional ...

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MahiraKhan, Bilal visit Twitter UK Headquarters

LONDON: The lead pair of the most anticipated film of the year Superstar, Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf are currently promoting their film in the UK, where they visited the Twitter UK Headquarters for a Barnado’s panel discussion. Both the actors were announced as international ambassadors for Barnardo’s at this ...

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UK delays public spending review to focus on Brexit

LONDON: British finance minister Sajid Javid said he would delay a long-planned review of public spending due this year to allow officials to focus on preparing for Brexit on Oct. 31. Javid said he would postpone the full three-year spending review until 2020, and instead set out spending limits next ...

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Imran Khan discusses ‘serious situation in Kashmir’ with Boris Johnson

LONDON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, during which a discussion on the “serious situation in Kashmir” was held, Johnson’s Downing Street office said in a statement. Both leaders agreed on the “importance of maintaining dialogue”, the statement added. The prime minister congratulated PM Johnson on ...

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UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf

LONDON: Britain joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. British officials stressed that there was no change to London’s policy on Iran but joining the United States is the ...

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UK, France and Germany condemn North Korea missile launches

LONDON: The United Kingdom, France and Germany are condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and urging Pyongyang to engage in “meaningful negotiations” with the United States on eliminating its nuclear weapons. The three countries also urged North Korea “to take concrete steps towards complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” and ...

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Sajid Javid Appointed Chancellor Of UK

LONDON: Sajid Javid makes history after appointed as chancellor of UK by the incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Sajid Javid is the first ethnic minority politician to be appointed at the post of Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is a former banker and ex-home secretary after his new role Priti ...

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