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Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

The UK’s foreign secretary has told Saudi Arabia that Britain expects urgent answers over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a phone call to Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, Jeremy Hunt warned that “friendships depend on shared ...

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Pro-Brexit minister refuses to explicitly back Chequers plan

Penny Mordaunt increases pressure on government not to make concessions to EU Penny Mordaunt has refused to explicitly back Theresa May’s Chequers plan for Brexit, increasing pressure on the government not to make dramatic concessions to Brussels in the crucial ...

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WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK conference

Fears over immigration policy’s impact as at least 10 delegates experience problems The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm about the impact of the UK government’s immigration policy on international academic cooperation after several foreign scholars were denied visas ...

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V&A unveils £13.5m plan to redevelop Museum of Childhood

Revamp of east London site aims to create ‘world’s most joyful museum for children’ The V&A has announced its ambition to create the “world’s most joyful museum” for children and young people in a £13.5m revamp of its east London outpost, ...

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Cycling champion joins the Mayor to promote cycling in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets Mayor, John Biggs, and cycling champion Councillor Kyrsten Perry are today underlining their commitment to promoting cycling in the borough. Earlier this year, Canary Wharf Councillor, Kyrsten Perry was appointed as the Mayor’s cycling champion with a brief ...

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Bangladesh’s progress highlighted in London

Bangladesh High Commission in London highlighted Bangladesh’s recent development in various fields at 4th Bangladesh Development Fair held in East London on Sunday evening. Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Md Nazmul Quaunine gave a brief account of Bangladesh’s recent ...

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Ray Galton, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 88

LONDON :  Screenwriter Ray Galton, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series “Hancock’s Half Hour” and “Steptoe and Son,” has died at 88. Galton’s family said Saturday that he died Friday evening after a “long and heart-breaking battle with dementia.” ...

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Brexit: Sinn Féin and SDLP reject Stormont backstop role

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have rejected the possibility of Stormont having a say over what kind of backstop may emerge if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit Proposals being worked on by the British government are said to include ...

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May’s end of austerity claim ‘not credible’, says Labour

Theresa May’s claim that austerity is coming to an end is as likely as her winning Strictly Come Dancing, Labour has said. The prime minister told the Conservative Party conference that, after a decade of economic sacrifices, the end was ...

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Theresa May’s failure to mention Chequers ‘gives Barnier hope’

EU negotiator reportedly believes speech could signal room for Brexit compromise Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, has taken Theresa May’s failure to namecheck Chequers in her Tory conference speech as a sign that she may be ready to dump ...

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