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UK minister raises possibility of fresh Brexit vote

UK minister raises possibility of fresh Brexit vote

LONDON (Agencies) – A senior British minister has raised the possibility of a second Brexit referendum if MPs cannot agree on the way forward when they vote on Prime Minister Theresa May s deal next month.Work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said there could be a “plausible argument” for holding another referendum if MPs reject the […]

As security situation improves, many UK firms eying Pakistan

As security situation improves, many UK firms eying Pakistan

KARACHI:The return of British Airways to Pakistan is the beginning of strengthening economic ties between the two countries as many more UK-based firms are considering entering ‘Naya Pakistan’ after improvement in the security situation.“We can’t ignore Pakistan…it is an essential destination,” British Deputy High Commissioner and Trade Director for Pakistan Elin Burns said while talking […]

British-Pakistani Sajid Javid among top contenders for UK PM spot

British-Pakistani Sajid Javid among top contenders for UK PM spot

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce.If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister. Here are the main names mooted […]

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit rules top EU court

UK can unilaterally stop Brexit rules top EU court

LUXEMBOURG:The European Union’s top court ruled on Monday that the British government may unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the bloc, without consulting the other member states.In an emergency judgment delivered just a day before the British parliament is due to vote on a Brexit deal agreed with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, […]

Ecuador no longer to intervene with UK for WikiLeaks Assange: Foreign minister

Ecuador no longer to intervene with UK for WikiLeaks Assange: Foreign minister

QUITO: Ecuador does not plan to intervene with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks over his situation as an asylee in the South American country’s London embassy, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.Foreign Minister José Valencia said in an interview with Reuters that Ecuador’s only responsibility was looking after Assange’s wellbeing, after […]

Two critically ill in UK due to ‘unknown substance’

Two critically ill in UK due to ‘unknown substance’

AMESBURY: Two people are critically ill in hospital after suspected exposure to an “unknown substance” near the English town where a former Russian spy was poisoned with a nerve agent,officials said on Wednesday. Counterterrorism police, who the led the investigation into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, said they were assisting local police […]

UK Trade Envoy leads business delegation to explore infrastructure opportunities in Pakistan

UK Trade Envoy leads business delegation to explore infrastructure opportunities in Pakistan

By; Asghar Ali Mubarak, February, 16, 2018 Islamabad; The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Pakistan, Rehman Chishti, has visited Pakistan with a trade delegation from the financial, professional and legal services sector, to explore infrastructure opportunities in Pakistan. This senior business delegation consisted of some of the UK’s leading companies. Norton Rose, an international […]

UK and UNITAR launches innovative platform to cope with disasters

UK and UNITAR launches innovative platform to cope with disasters

By; Asghar Ali Mubarak, February, 16, 2018 Islamabad; Future support to Pakistani people needing humanitarian support will be improved, thanks to a new platform launched by the UK Government and the United Nations in Islamabad. The Pakistan Evidence and Learning Platform (PELP) aims to improve the humanitarian response in Pakistan by improving knowledge management, capacity […]

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, PHOTO: REUTERS     DOHA: Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years. The $8-billion (6.8-billion-euro) deal was signed in Doha by Qatar’s Defence Minister […]

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