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In Britain
January 19, 2017 10:00 am gmt |
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British Finance Minister Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday (January 19) that if there was no “comprehensive trading relationship” after Brexit, the government would be forced to find ways to remain competitive. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Hammond ...
In Britain
January 18, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday (January 18) termed Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech as positive for the UK and the European Union (EU) and hoped of boosting ties with India with the help of a free trade agreement. Johnson’s comments came after arriving in N...
In Britain
December 28, 2016 7:42 am gmt |
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly called off a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May after the UK’s vote in favor of a recent UN measure against the illegal Israeli settlements. May and Netanyahu were slated to meet on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum...
In Britain
December 25, 2016 7:23 am gmt |
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The Queen will say she draws strength from “ordinary people doing extraordinary things” in her annual televised Christmas Day address. Volunteers, carers, community workers and good neighbours are unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special, she will say. She will also praise ...
In Srilanka
December 21, 2016 7:06 am gmt |
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Britain should continue to pressure until the political solution is brought said Selvam Adaikkalanadan, who is the Deputy Chairman of the parliamentary groups and Vanni district TNA parliamentarian. He stated the above when he met Britain’s Conservative party MP James in Westminster yesterday (20th D...
In Latest Stories
December 11, 2016 4:46 am gmt |
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Britain’s Anthony Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title with a third-round stoppage of Eric Molina in Manchester. Joshua, who was making the second defence of his belt, knocked the American down with a short right before the referee waved the fight off. The 27-year-old now has ...
In Britain
November 30, 2016 7:53 am gmt |
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British police released on Tuesday (November 29) CCTV footage of a road rage attack involving truck drivers by the side of a motorway. Captured on November 9, the footage shows a lorry driver and his passenger speaking to a pick-up truck driver, who becomes abusive and attacks one of the men. The lor...
In Asia
November 25, 2016 6:40 am gmt |
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The UK is in talks to boost trade and security cooperation with Pakistan, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday (November 24), as part of London’s efforts to improve trade links with emerging market countries. Britain has been seeking to bolster global trade ties following its June re...
In Britain
November 16, 2016 10:51 am gmt |
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Britain’s Duke of Cambridge Prince William arrived in Vietnam on Wednesday (November 16) for a trip aimed at raising awareness for wildlife protection. He met Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Government House in Hanoi and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh at the Presidential P...
In Latest Stories
November 13, 2016 4:21 am gmt |
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Australia will host the 2018 Invictus Games for wounded military personnel, Britain’s Prince Harry announced on Saturday (November 12). More than 500 serving and former personnel from 17 nations will compete in the multi-sports competition in Sydney. Harry, who launched the first such games in ...
In Britain
November 2, 2016 12:39 pm gmt |
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Politicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic will meet in Dublin later to discuss the implications of Brexit for the island. Representatives from business and farming organisations, as well as civic society, will also attend the talks. However, neither the DUP nor the Ulster Unionist Party will...
In Britain
October 23, 2016 8:39 am gmt |
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The first group of unaccompanied children without family ties to the UK has arrived in Britain from the migrant camp in Calais. They came under the “Dubs amendment” rules which allow particularly vulnerable children – such as girls and those under 13 – refuge in the UK. They w...
In Britain
October 19, 2016 10:58 am gmt |
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Southern rail commuters are facing a second day of disruption as members of the RMT union continue their three-day strike over the role of conductors. On Monday, the union rejected an offer from the company of a £2,000 bonus to staff if they ended the dispute. Industrial action has added to months of...
In Britain
October 2, 2016 10:05 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine (Kate), Duchess of Cambridge, took to the British Columbian waters Saturday (October 1) on the final day of their Canada royal tour. Their children, George and Charlotte, were absent but the royal couple was all smiles as Kate took the helm of a ...
In Britain
September 28, 2016 9:11 am gmt |
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It’s said to be the largest blue topaz gemstone ever mined and glitters a vivid electric blue in the light. Now it will be shown off to the world after three decades kept hidden away in a vault. The Ostro stone is an oval 9,381 carat blue topaz, equivalent in weight to two kilos or […]...
In Britain
September 28, 2016 9:05 am gmt |
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British Trade Secretary Liam Fox promised on Tuesday (September 27) Britain’s departure from the European Union would not create a legal vacuum at the World Trade Organization, and said the country was determined to champion free trade. Britain is a full and founding member of the WTO, but its ...
In Britain
September 27, 2016 11:18 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, met with the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday (September 27) on the second day of his official visit to Turkey. On Monday, he kicked off his trip to Ankara by highlighting his “proud ownership” of a Turkish washing machine. ...
In Britain
September 21, 2016 8:32 am gmt |
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Vets are warning would-be dog owners to think twice before buying breeds with fashionably “flat-faced” features – because of concerns over their welfare. Pugs, bulldogs, French bulldogs, shih-tzus and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have become sought-after in the UK, despite wide-ra...
In Britain
September 21, 2016 8:21 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday (September 20) Britain will not turn away from the world after the unexpected Brexit vote and will remain at the heart of international affairs. “When the British people voted to leave the EU, they did not vote to turn inwards or walk away from any of ...