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Theresa May under pressure to step down over Brexit

Theresa May under pressure to step down over Brexit

March 24, 2019 11:15 pm

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing intense pressure from within her own Cabinet on Sunday to step down over her handling of the Brexit process. According to numerous UK media reports, disgruntled ministers and MPs are plotting to give her an ultimatum to resign as the price for backing her controversial withdrawal agreement […]

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Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

Anti-Brexit protesters mass in British capital for rally

March 23, 2019 8:41 pm

London: Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain were expected to march through London on Saturday calling for another referendum on EU membership with the country mired in political paralysis over Brexit. Opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union will gather near Hyde Park from noon (1200 GMT) before converging on Westminster in […]

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EU leaders offer two options for short Brexit delay

EU leaders offer two options for short Brexit delay

March 22, 2019 9:37 am

Brussels: European leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Thursday on a short delay to Britain’s divorce from the European Union in the hope of ensuring an orderly Brexit. Britain had faced a sharp cliff-edge deadline of March 29 to leave, but May’s EU colleagues said the split could wait until May 22 if British lawmakers approve a withdrawal accord […]

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Theresa May under pressure to step down over Brexit

Britain’s May accepted Brexit delay plan: EU’s Tusk

March 22, 2019 9:23 am

Brussels: Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted an offer of two options for short delays to the date of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday. “I met Prime Minister May several times tonight to make sure the UK accepts the extension scenarios and I am pleased to confirm we have an agreement on this,” the […]

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China again blocks bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China again blocks bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

March 14, 2019 1:28 am

New York: China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add to the UN terror blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group Masood Azhar as global terrorist. It was the third time that the UN Security Council was considering a request to put Masood Azhar, leader […]

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Post Brexit, UK will enter into intense global competition: Lord Paul

Post Brexit, UK will enter into intense global competition: Lord Paul

March 9, 2019 9:50 pm

London: Leading Indian-origin British entrepreneur and parliamentarian Lord Swraj Paul has said the UK will enter into a period of intense international competition post Brexit. The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) on March 29, although Parliament has yet to agree the terms of withdrawal. “Brexit is also coming, and in whatever form, Britain […]

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Nirav Modi's extradition request sent to court by UK home secy: ED

Nirav Modi’s extradition request sent to court by UK home secy: ED

March 9, 2019 7:40 pm

New Delhi: The United Kingdom’s home secretary has recently referred India’s request for extraditing PNB scam accused Nirav Modi to a court for initiating legal proceedings against the diamantaire, the Enforcement Directorate said Saturday. “Request for extradition of Nirav Modi to India was sent in July 2018 to the UK. The UK Central Authority of […]

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ISIS bride Shamima Begum's baby confirmed died in Syria

ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s baby confirmed died in Syria

March 9, 2019 2:46 pm

London: After a series of conflicting reports, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson confirmed the death of the newborn son of the UK’s runaway ISIS bride, Shamima Begum, in a refugee camp in Syria. The baby, named Jarrah and just over two weeks old, died of pneumonia, according to a medical certificate, the US-backed SDF […]

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Theresa May under pressure to step down over Brexit

UK PM May calls on Imran Khan to take action against terror groups

March 3, 2019 10:39 pm

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Pakistani Premier Imran Khan on Sunday to emphasise the importance of Pakistan taking action against all terrorist groups, Downing Street said. During the phone conversation between the two leaders, May welcomed Khan’s commitment to reduce tensions following the return of captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by the Pakistani authorities earlier this week. “The Prime Minister spoke to Pakistan’s Prime […]

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Iran says British Hezbollah ban 'irresponsible'

Iran says British Hezbollah ban ‘irresponsible’

March 2, 2019 7:53 pm

Tehran: Iran condemned Britain’s decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement on Saturday, describing it as “wrong and irresponsible.” Britain said Monday it would seek to make membership of the Shiite movement or inviting support for it a crime. The decision followed outrage over the display of the Hezbollah flag, which features a Kalashnikov assault rifle, at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in London. […]

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