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Ishaq Dar postpones return to Pakistan

LONDON: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has postponed his return to Pakistan, Samaa reported. According to reports, he will be staying in Britain for 10 more days. Due to his absence, the issue regarding the signature of the finance minister has now become a concern. According to sources, the respondents should sign the surety…

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Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia and Britain signed a framework deal for military cooperation, Saudi state media said Tuesday, just two days after Gulf rival Qatar signed a deal to buy jet fighters from the European nation. The agreement came after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed security ties with visiting British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in…

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British police arrest second man over London train bombing

LONDON: A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level of alert on Sunday with soldiers helping provide security, reported Reuters. The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain’s Terrorism Act in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before…

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Pakistani-British filmmaker’s My Pure Land chosen by Britain for Oscar

NEWS DESK: Sarmad Masud’s debut film, My Pure Land, has been chosen as Britain’s submission for the foreign-language Oscar race, reported Variety. My Pure Land tells the true story of a mother and her two daughters in rural Pakistan who were forced to defend their land from a militia of 200 bandits. Its submission marks…

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British trade minister to visit Pakistan next week

FAISALABAD: The British trade minister would visit Pakistan next week to discuss bilateral trade and issues relating to UK investment in the country, said British High Commissioner Thomas Drew on Thursday. Addressing the business community at Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) here, he said that Pakistan enjoyed friendly relations with the UK, but…

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Britain pushes for talks about the future; EU wants divorce first

BRUSSELS: British officials arrive in Brussels on Monday hoping to push the EU towards talks about post-Brexit ties, which the bloc refuses to launch until there is a deal on London’s exit bill and other “divorce” questions. The third round of Brexit talks comes more than a year after Britons voted in a referendum to…

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‘I don’t recognise my country anymore’: British citizens leaving UK because of Brexit

NEWS DESK: British citizens devastated by the EU referendum result are leaving the UK to seek a new life abroad as statistics reveal rising emigration, reported The Independent. Following a report on the European citizens fleeing Britain in what is being dubbed a “Brexodus”, The Independent has been inundated with messages from Brits saying they…

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Samaa offers UK kids chance to get camera-savvy

A summer camp was organized in the United Kingdom where children proved their camera talent in quite a convincing manner. Watch this video report.

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Qadri to leave for Britain tonight

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri will be leaving for Britain on Sunday night, Samaa reported. PAT Chairman will be leaving for Britain at 03.30 am. According to schedule, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri is expected to sty two days in London and three days in Birmingham. He will return to Pakistan a day before Eid-ul-Azha.

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World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

BARCELONA: Spanish and world leaders on Thursday condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

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Britain says will not stay in EU via ‘back door’

LONDON: After weeks of feuding, two key figures in Britain’s cabinet came together Sunday to say any post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to continued European Union membership. Finance minister Philip Hammond, who favours a softer, pro-business Brexit, and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, a hardline supporter of Britain leaving the EU, have…

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French start-up takes off with flight-sharing app

LONDON: A French start-up is reaching for the skies with a flight-sharing app, matching pilots with passengers looking for a low-cost way to take off in a private aircraft. “It’s a great way to get on planes. It’s quite a unique experience. It’s something new,” says Adam Nicholas, 27, at an airfield close to London….

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British High Commissioner meets COAS

RAWALPINDI: British High Commissioner Thomas Drew on Thursday (today) called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ).      According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest and regional security were discussed. The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts for peace…

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Diana’s family lead backlash against Channel 4 documentary revealing late princess’ sex life details with Prince Charles

NEWS DESK: Channel 4 is facing strong backlash from Princess Diana’s family and friends after the broadcaster announced it is going ahead in screening a new documentary revealing the intimate relationship and sex life between her and Prince Charles, reported The Independent. Due to be aired to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on…

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U.S. slaps sanctions on Iran firms after satellite launch

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on six subsidiaries of a company key to Iran’s ballistic missile programme, citing continued “provocative actions” like Tehran’s launch of a rocket capable of putting a satellite into orbit. Iranian state television reported on Thursday that Iran had successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into…

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Indian Muslim woman ‘raped and murdered in honour killing’ after starting relationship with Arab man

NEWS DESK: An Indian Muslim teenager involved in a relationship with an Arab man was kidnapped, raped and murdered in a suspected ‘honour killing’ in London, a court has heard. The body of Celine Dookhran, 19, was found stuffed in a fridge with her throat slit after a second woman who was also attacked raised…

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Sons recall memories of Princess Diana in new TV documentary

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week, reported Reuters. The 90-minute film, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, celebrates the life and work of Diana, Kensington Palace…

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Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away: studies

MIAMI: Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major international studies. Experts cautioned, however, that the US and European reports, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, failed to show that coffee was truly the reason…

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Briton transforms childhood tag into ‘extreme sport’

LONDON: A childhood game played in school playgrounds the world over, tag has been transformed by a British enthusiast into an extreme sport, attracting world athletes and a James Bond movie actor. Fast moves and dodging are essential in a game of “Chase Tag”, the new sport which sees players race around obstacles trying to…

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Over 100 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons

UNITED NATIONS: A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations. The treaty was adopted by a vote of 122 in favor with one country — NATO member The Netherlands voting against — while Singapore…

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China’s Xi draws ‘red line’ in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: China’s President Xi Jinping said Saturday Hong Kong was freer than ever before but laid down an uncrossable “red line” for any challenge to Beijing’s authority as the city marked 20 years since it was handed back by Britain. Xi spoke in a televised address after swearing in new Hong Kong leader Carrie…

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