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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 ...
In Britain
December 9, 2017 8:36 am gmt |
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Brexit is rapidly becoming a symbol without substance. Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-minute deal with the European Union reduces the chances of a chaotic divorce but exposes the difficulty of preserving trade flows after the separation. A lengthy transition period will create further scope for Ma...
In Britain
December 1, 2017 6:17 am gmt |
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American diplomats called off President Trump’s “working visit” to the UK less than 48 hours after he drew international ire over retweeting the leader of a British far-right group, according to a report. Trump was scheduled to travel to London in January for the inauguration of a n...
In Britain
November 23, 2017 9:52 am gmt |
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Britain’s Houses of Parliament was illuminated red on Wednesday (November 22) to demonstrate parliament’s support for the second annual ‘Red Wednesday’ campaign, which recognises those persecuted or killed in acts of religious hatred. Red is the colour representing martyrdom f...
In Technology
November 20, 2017 8:57 am gmt |
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Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Nov 17, missing the holiday shopping season as the market for such devices becomes increasingly competitive. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod … but we ne...
In Technology
November 2, 2017 7:57 am gmt |
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Of all the places where a mobile phone does not belong – at the dinner table, near a steering wheel, in the hands of a president before 8am – close to the top of the list is in the classroom. In the last five years, however, many large school districts in the US have lifted […]...
In Britain
October 27, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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Britain’s talks on exiting the European Union cannot progress, as London wishes, to cover trade relations until it give more clarity on what will happen at the border with Ireland, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday. The border with Northern Ireland, which will be the UK’s only land ...
In Britain
October 18, 2017 12:00 pm gmt |
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Pumpkin sales are peaking ahead of Halloween festivities, and farmers are expecting to do brisk trade in the upcoming weeks. Halloween is the second largest retail festival in the UK after Christmas. Fox’s Farm Produce grow and sell between 50,000-100,000 pumpkins a year – all in the lead...
In Britain
October 12, 2017 11:28 am gmt |
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The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants. He said there was “new momentum” in the process but there was still “deadlock” over the so-called divorce bill, which he said was &...
In north
October 3, 2017 9:38 am gmt |
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UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field is to visit Sri Lanka to discuss reconciliation, demining and the illegal wildlife trade. The visit to Colombo and Jaffna on the 5th and 6th October is Field’s first official visit to Sri Lanka since becoming Foreign Office Minister for Asia and the Pac...
In Britain
September 29, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Amid Saudi threats, Britain is trying to throw a wrench into a new attempt at the UN Human Rights Council to establish an independent international inquiry into the war crimes being committed by Riyadh and its allies in their war against Yemen. David Mepham, Human Rights Watch’s UK director, said the...
In Britain
September 17, 2017 12:22 pm gmt |
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A man who beat his estranged wife’s new Sri Lankan boyfriend to death has been jailed for life in the UK, the BBC reported. Suren Sivananthan, 32, was found dead near the Co-op in St Leger Drive, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, on 21 January. A jury convicted Gnanachandran Balachandran, 38, from Milton...
In Britain
September 14, 2017 7:20 am gmt |
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A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a 45-m...