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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 […]

Macron says ‘horrified’ at UK attack

Macron says ‘horrified’ at UK attack

AFP PARIS:  French President Emmanuel Macron voiced his “horror” at the attack that killed 22 people at a pop concert in England, and plans to speak to British Prime Minister Theresa May. Macron “learnt with horror and shock about the attack that occurred yesterday evening,” his office said in a statement. “He addresses all of […]

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to ‘extremist content’

Reuters LONDON:  Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been criticised over their moderation policies after […]

UK CONSUMER SPENDING GROWS AT SLOWEST RATE IN THREE YEARS: VISA

UK CONSUMER SPENDING GROWS AT SLOWEST RATE IN THREE YEARS: VISA

LONDON – British consumer spending increased at the slowest annual pace in more than three years in the first three months of 2017, in a further sign that one of the economy’s main engines is losing steam as Brexit preparations begin, a survey showed on Monday. Payment card company Visa (V.N) said real-terms spending increased […]

PPP GOVT PROVIDED BANNED ORGANIZATION DATA TO UK

PPP GOVT PROVIDED BANNED ORGANIZATION DATA TO UK

ISLAMABAD (News Desk) – In yet another shocking disclosure, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had in its tenure signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of the United Kingdom and provided them the data regarding the banned organization. The cabinet of Yousaf Raza Gillani had given the nod to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) […]

Babies cry more in UK, Canada and Italy, less in Germany: study

Babies cry more in UK, Canada and Italy, less in Germany: study

By Reuters LONDON: Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries, while newborns in Denmark, Germany and Japan cry and fuss the least, researchers said on Monday. In research looking at how much babies around the world cry in their first three months, psychologists from Britain have created the first universal […]

UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

British anti-terrorism police said on Saturday they still believe the man who launched a deadly attack outside parliament this week was acting alone but conceded they may never understand his motive. British-born Khalid Masood, 52, was shot dead after killing four people including a policemen in a rampage on Wednesday when he rammed his car […]

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

Saudi embassy confirms UK attacker had been in Saudi Arabia

AP A handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service shows Khalid Masood (aka Adrian Elms, Adrian Russell Ajao). — AFP The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London says that the Westminster attacker was in the country three times and taught English there. A statement released late Friday says Khalid Masood taught English […]