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UK ‘strongly objects’ to Galileo exclusion
LONDON: British officials have issued a “strong objection” to EU plans to exclude the UK from the bloc’s new satellite project Galileo after Brexit. As the row over the sat-nav system intensifies, the UK government has warned Brussels that plans to deny Britain access could also cost the bloc 1b euro and a three-year delay. The leaked UK negotiating paper to the BBC outlines how Britain wants the Galileo project to be a “core
Yulia says wants to return to Russia ‘in future’
MOSCOW: Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement on Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better. “I was discharged from hospital on April 9th but my treatment is continuing,” Yulia Skripal said in a video statement to Reuters which was broadcast on national television in Russia. “In the future I hope to return home back to my
Corbyn backs reunification of Ireland
LONDON: Jeremy Corbyn has restated his support for the reunification of Northern Ireland and the Republic as he heads to Belfast for his first official visit. The Labour leader’s spokesman said he believes most people across the island want the countries brought back together, adding that any change must happen through consent and that Corbyn is committed to the Good Friday Agreement. But the comments will raise eyebrows across
Hundreds of schools not inspected for decades
LONDON: Hundreds of schools in England have not been inspected for at least a decade, a report has revealed, prompting criticism that parents are not getting an accurate picture of standards. Ofsted has called on the government to overhaul the system, introduced by then education secretary Michael Gove, which exempts schools rated “outstanding” from routine inspection. The result of the policy is that more than 1,600 schools have
‘Whistleblower’ taped to chair and gagged
LONDON: A woman who complained of racism and misogyny at a Scottish government agency claims she was taped to a chair and gagged as a warning against speaking out. DeeAnn Fitzpatrick, a fisheries officer, said the incident happened amid years of bullying at Marine Scotland, the watchdog for the country’s fisheries industry. The photo, allegedly taken by one of the two men accused of being responsible, was obtained by the BBC.
French couple guilty of murdering nanny in London
LONDON: A French couple was on Thursday found guilty of murdering their 21-year-old au-pair and then burning her body on a bonfire in their London garden in September last year. Sabrina Kouider, 35, broke into tears after she and partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, were found guilty by a jury at London’s Old Bailey court of murdering French live-in nanny Sophie Lionnet. “Only Kouider and Medouni know exactly how they killed Sophie but
Holiday weekend expected to see temperatures soar
LONDON: Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend could soar to 30 degrees, forecasters have said. After record-breaking temperatures over the May bank holiday, Britain is now set for another weekend of sunshine as high pressure from the continent leads to dry and sunny weather. Southern parts of the UK could however face thunderstorms, the exact location of which is yet to be determined. Bonnie Diamond, from the Met Office, to
Don't eat bitter Pumpkin, study warns after women lose hair
PARIS: A doctor warned on Friday that bitter-tasting Pumpkins and squa..
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UAE volunteer saves stranded people in Socotra
SHARJAH: A video has gained attention on social media of a man driving..
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2 injured in Indiana school shooting, suspect arrested
CHICAGO: Two people were injured in a shooting at a school in the US s..
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Putin says will quit as president after term expires in 2024
MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would respect the Russian con..
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Palestinian hurt in Israel-Gaza border clashes dies: Ministry
GAZA CITY: A Palestinian man shot by Israeli forces in recent clashes ..
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Tropical cyclone Mekunu unlikely to reach UAE
ABU DHABI: Tropical Cyclone Mekunu is unlikely to reach the UAE, but t..
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Pakistan political parties fail to name caretaker PM
ISLAMABAD: Following the failure of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-..
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Pakistan warns of dangerous situation over water issues
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan warned on Friday that water issues with India can ..
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Child dies from mother's 'snake bite' breast milk
NEW DELHI: An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and ..
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Pakistan 350-8 against England in 1st Test, lead by 166
LONDON: Pakistan were 350 for eight in reply to England's first-inning..
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