Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: United Kingdom

UK stands in solidarity with govt, people of Sri Lanka: Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP said on Sunday that the UK stands in solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world and with the government and people of Sri Lanka. According to a statement issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office here on Sunday, speaking ...

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Brexit deal rejected second time

LONDON: The issue of when, if and how the United Kingdom leaves the European Union remained up in the air after MPs on Tuesday rejected the withdrawal agreement sewed by Prime Minister Theresa May over nearly three years after the 2016 referendum. The pound took another beating and business organisations ...

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UK defence secretary praises Pakistan’s role for regional peace

RAWALPINDI: Stephen Lovegrove, permanent secretary at the ministry of defence in United Kingdom, called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. Matters of mutual interest including bilateral cooperation and overall regional security situation were discussed during the meeting, said a statement issued ...

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Prague could lose 0.5-1 GDP in case of no-deal Brexit: Czech Foreign Minister

PRAGUE: The possible exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union without an agreement may cost the c economy 0.5-1 percent of GDP, Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek told reporters. “There are several possible scenarios. The most pessimistic options, of course, come from the ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Estimates indicate a weakening of the ...

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Leicester: Indian-origin man jailed for burqa-clad robbery

LONDON: An Indian-origin robber who dressed up in a burqa to steal from a jewellery store while threatening a shop worker with a knife in the city of Leicester has been jailed for over four years behind bars. Imtiaz Patel, 42, had pleaded guilty to the knife-point robbery and possession ...

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ASF arrests British-Pakistani woman at Islamabad airport

RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) thwarted an attempt of foreign currency smuggling at Islamabad airport after arresting a British-Pakistani woman in possession of a huge amount of foreign currency. Zubaida Begum was taken into custody for carrying a hefty foreign currency onboard on a PIA flight to Manchester, United Kingdom. ...

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UK police probe Manchester knifings as ‘terrorist’ attack

MANCHESTER: A British police probe into a triple stabbing at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve which injured three people is now being treated as “a terrorist investigation”, the city’s top officer said on Tuesday. Counter-terrorism officials have arrested a man who remains in police custody, and are searching ...

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British Airways returns to Pakistan after 10 years

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: British Airways, the United Kingdom’s national carrier, has announced to restart flights to Pakistan after ten years. “British Airways returns to Pakistan. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Islamabad’s new airport start in June. A further boost to links between the UK and Pakistan – especially on trade and ...

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US calls for separate trade agreements with Europe, Japan, UK

WASHINGTON: US officials announced negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to rebalance global commerce. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate the three separate trade agreements. “We ...

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