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In Britain
June 30, 2018 9:31 am gmt |
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The UK saw another hot day on Friday (June 29) with temperatures reaching 27C (80.6F) in the capital. The heatwave brought out office workers and sunbathers in London, who were enjoying ice creams and cold drinks in the sun. On Thursday (June 28) all four UK nations saw temperatures over 30C (86F) fo...
In India
June 11, 2018 11:01 am gmt |
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Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweller at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case + , has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the News reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Britain’s Home Office said, it does not provide information on individual cases...
In Latest Stories
April 16, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Maithripala Sirisena, the president of Sri Lanka today arrived in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting (CHOGM). The President left the country yesterday accompanied by a 10-member delegation including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana. The biennial summit meetin...
In Britain
April 10, 2018 4:16 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (April 9) the international community needed to strengthen its resolve to deal with those behind a reported poison gas attack in Syria. Responding to a suspected poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday (April 7), May said countri...
In Britain
April 4, 2018 7:22 am gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was admitted to hospital and will have surgery on his hip on Wednesday (April 4), Buckingham Palace said. “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, for p...
In Latest Stories
April 1, 2018 6:40 am gmt |
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Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has accused the UK and US of seeking to stop her country hosting this summer’s World Cup. Speaking in a lengthy interview with a Russian TV channel, she said their “main aim” was to “take the World Cup out of Russia”. ...
In Britain
March 21, 2018 4:38 am gmt |
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Visitors to a zoo in Scotland stand a chance of being able to see the first polar bear cub to be born in the UK for a quarter of a century. The cub – whose sex is not yet know – was born in December 2017 and has spent the last four months in the […]...
In Britain
March 14, 2018 5:13 am gmt |
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Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while himself working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76. The UK’s Press Association reported his death, citing a spokesman for the family. Hawking’s formidable mind probed the ...
In Britain
March 12, 2018 9:17 am gmt |
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Protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) stormed the “Best in Show” announcement at the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England, UK on Sunday (March 11). Video footage from the animal rights group shows dramatic scenes as two activists holding banners that read &#...
In Canada
March 8, 2018 7:08 am gmt |
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Britain and the European Union could negotiate a deeper free-trade accord that goes beyond the bloc’s new deals with Canada and Japan, but such agreements remain the model, the head of the European Parliament said on Wednesday (March 7). European Parliament President Antonio Tajani also called ...
In Latest Stories
March 2, 2018 5:20 am gmt |
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The British High Commission yesterday said to Island newspaper that the UK wouldn’t take further action regarding an incident outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Feb. 4, leading to Sri Lanka recalling its defence attache Brig. Priyanka Fernando until Colombo completed its own inquiry....
In Britain
January 28, 2018 10:37 am gmt |
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The UK is heading towards “a dilution of Brexit”, former cabinet minister Theresa Villiers has said. The Conservative MP, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, said there was “a real danger” the UK will sign up to an agreement with Brussels which could “keep us in the EU in a...
In Britain
January 20, 2018 12:22 pm gmt |
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China and the UK are seeking to develop more economic cooperation opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative after Brexit, as discussions were made on the China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London Thursday. The forum was attended by over 200 political and business leaders from the two countri...
In Britain
January 19, 2018 6:39 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (January 18) she was honoured that France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, and 11th century treasure that tells the story of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066. May spoke at a joint news conference with French President ...
In India
January 19, 2018 3:56 am gmt |
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Moves are afoot to schedule Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK on April 19 and 20 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit, sources said on Thursday. This will be his second visit to London. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Summit, Tim Hitchens, is in New Del...
In Britain
January 18, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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British House of Commons passed a marathon bill which paves the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) on Wednesday night. With support of 324 MPs, and opposition by 295 MPs, a government majority of just 29, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims to convert all European law i...
In Britain
January 14, 2018 11:34 am gmt |
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Protesters shouting slogans supporting U.S. President Donald Trump and Brexit interrupted a speech by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in London on Saturday (January 13). Khan’s speech on gender equality at the Fabian Society, a left-wing thinktank, was disrupted by a small group of protesters ...
In Britain
January 11, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has urged European companies with commercial links to the UK to start preparing for increased “friction” in trade. But officials in a number of European capitals are open to considering plans to allow access to the single market in re...
In Britain
December 23, 2017 10:31 am gmt |
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The “Big Ben” bell in the British parliament’s famous clock tower chimed after months of silence on Saturday (December 23) to celebrate the Christmas season. The Great Bell will resume service until 1 p.m. (1200 GMT) on New Year’s Day after it ceased its regular bongs at noon ...