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May accused of plan to open borders
LONDON: Theresa May is warned that her pledge of no hard border in Ireland after Brexit can only be achieved if the UK remains aligned with EU rules for the foreseeable future, in a hard-hitting report by MPs. There is “no evidence” of a technical solution to allow Northern Ireland to break free from the customs union and single market without the return of border posts and checks, their report concludes. The government’s existing
Russia expels 23 British diplomats
MOSCOW: Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a retaliatory move over British accusations that the Kremlin orchestrated a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England. Escalating a crisis in relations, Russia said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and withdrawing agreement for Britain to
UK using devolution to avoid NI abortion reform
LONDON: The government is using “devolution as an excuse” to avoid liberalising abortion laws in Northern Ireland, campaigners claim, saying Theresa May is being “held hostage” by her alliance with the DUP. Ministers have been accused of “extraordinary” inconsistency in their stance, after parliamentary questions revealed that the UK government might consider imposing same-sex marriage in the province but that it would not
Long-standing mayor of London borough ousted
LONDON: The long-standing mayor of a major London borough has been ousted by a Momentum-backed candidate, paving the way for the Jeremy Corbyn-supporting campaign group to take control of its second council. Sir Robin Wales, who has led Newham Council for 23 years, will be replaced by Rokhsana Fiaz as Labour’s candidate for the borough’s leader in elections on 3 May. Fiaz campaigned on a platform of change and tried to attract
More than 100 flights cancelled at Heathrow
LONDON: More than 100 flights on Saturday to and from Heathrow have been cancelled ahead of predicted bad weather. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow and ice in parts of England ahead of another cold front from the east. Transatlantic New York and Chicago are among 86 flights grounded by British Airways. Multiple domestic flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester have been cancelled, as well as services to
Oxfam faces fresh Haiti sexual allegations
LONDON: Oxfam faced fresh allegations of sexual misconduct by staff in Haiti, with a report on Saturday claiming the charity kept a senior aid worker in the earthquake-hit country for over a year despite harassment claims. The British-based charity attempted to “contain” sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, who led Oxfam’s installation of water supplies after the 2010 earthquake, according to an internal report
Elizabeth Hurley’s nephew stabbed in ‘brutal attack’
LONDON: Elizabeth Hurley’s nephew was repeatedly stabbed in a “brutal attack” in London. The 52 year-old actor and model rushed back from the US to the bedside of 21 year-old Miles Hurley as he recovers from his serious injuries. She said it was an “appalling time” for her family. Miles, a model, suffered multiple stab wounds when he was targeted by a group of men in Nine Elms, south west London, at around 9pm on Thursday.
Homeless people fearful after court supports eviction
LONDON: Standing on the third floor of a derelict office block in London, Reggie, a weathered man in his fifties, tells The Independent: “I’d have starved if it weren’t for this place. That’s the reality of it.” Within two weeks the building was transformed into a vibrant homeless shelter to more than 150 people. Sleeping bags and blankets line the ground, and a buzz of chatter and gentle snoring fills the air. Before the space
Salman Khan to shoot month-long 'Race 3' scenes in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is back! The Indian fil..
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Snapchat CEO's net worth tanks $150m after Rihanna's rant
LOS ANGELES: After singer Rihanna blasted Snapchat for running an ad t..
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Weinstein would prefer it if I were dead: McGowan
LOS ANGELES: Actress Rose McGowan, who alleged that Hollywood producer..
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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez visits Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
ABU DHABI: Bollywood superstar Jacqueline Fernandez visited the UAE’s ..
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Backstreet Boys want to open restaurant
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UAE Ambassador to India distributes ERC assistance
NEW DELHI: The UAE Ambassador to India Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna..
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3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21
WASHINGTON: A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian..
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit
SYDNEY: Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was pressed about t..
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UAE goes green to celebrate St. Patricks's Day
DUBAI: Today as millions around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day ..
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Four killed, 19 trapped in Philippine hotel fire
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