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Violent protest in Paris; Chinese man shot dead

Posted by on 28/03/2017
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Violent protest in Paris; Chinese man shot dead

Violent protest in Paris; Chinese man shot dead

China urges France to protect Chinese community PARIS: China yesterday urged France to protect its citizens in Paris after police there killed a Chinese father of four, sparking violent protests in which 35 people were arrested. Paris police said around 150 “members of the Asian community” gathered late Monday outside a police station in the […]

Qatar to invest 5bn pounds in UK over 3-5 years

Posted by on 28/03/2017
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Qatar to invest 5bn pounds in UK over 3-5 years

Qatar to invest 5bn pounds in UK over 3-5 years

Doha eyes more gas supplies to Britain after Brexit DUBAI: The energy-rich nation of Qatar says it plans to invest 5 billion pounds in the British economy within the next half decade. Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani announced the $6.3 billion investment at an investment forum in London. He said the outlay would come […]

100-kilo gold coin stolen from Berlin’s Bode museum

Posted by on 27/03/2017
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100-kilo gold coin stolen from Berlin’s Bode museum

100-kilo gold coin stolen from Berlin’s Bode museum

BERLIN: Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of $1 million and weighing 100 kilograms (220 pounds) from Berlin’s Bode Museum yesterday. According to German media, the stolen coin is the “Big Maple Leaf”, a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007. The coin, 53 cm (21 inches) across and […]

Britain prepares to launch Brexit

Posted by on 26/03/2017
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Britain prepares to launch Brexit

Britain prepares to launch Brexit

An unprecedented step into the unknown LONDON: Britain will take an unprecedented step into the unknown on Wednesday with the first formal move towards leaving the European Union, starting a two-year process that has already divided the country. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest against Brexit, […]

EU leaders renew fraying Union’s vows

Posted by on 25/03/2017
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EU leaders renew fraying Union’s vows

EU leaders renew fraying Union’s vows

ROME: Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned yesterday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity. Four days before Prime Minister Theresa May, absent from the ceremony in the Italian capital, delivers an […]

UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe

Posted by on 24/03/2017
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UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe

UK police arrest 10 in London attack probe

LONDON: British police are combing through “massive amounts of computer data,” have searched more than 20 sites and have contacted thousands of witnesses in a vast operation to trace how a British man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior official said yesterday. In a briefing outside Scotland Yard, London’s top […]

Russia’s Putin hosts French contender Le Pen in Kremlin

Posted by on 24/03/2017
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Russia’s Putin hosts French contender Le Pen in Kremlin

Russia’s Putin hosts French contender Le Pen in Kremlin

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin yesterday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France’s presidential election. Opinion polls show Le Pen, who has said she admires Putin, getting through to the second, decisive […]

Islamic State claims British parliament attack

Posted by on 23/03/2017
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Islamic State claims British parliament attack

Islamic State claims British parliament attack

May: ‘An act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy’ LONDON: The Islamic State group yesterday claimed the deadly assault at the British parliament, as Prime Minister Theresa May identified the attacker as a British-born man known to intelligence services. “An act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy,” May told a packed House of […]

Germany slams Trump charge on ageing

Posted by on 23/03/2017
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Germany slams Trump charge on ageing

Germany slams Trump charge on ageing

FM says govt has no control over current account BERLIN: Germany has launched a two-pronged attack on US President Donald Trump’s charge that its current account surplus is too high-don’t blame us for being good at what we do, and our ageing population is going to eat it all up anyway. The finance ministry said […]

Westminster ‘terror attack’; UK Parliament on lockdown

Posted by on 22/03/2017
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Westminster ‘terror attack’; UK Parliament on lockdown

Westminster ‘terror attack’; UK Parliament on lockdown

4 killed in car rampage, Police officer stabbed; catastrophic injuries LONDON: Four people, including an armed police officer and a man believed to be the attacker, have died in a terrorist incident near the UK’s Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said. A woman was among several pedestrians struck by a car on Westminster bridge, […]

Naan starter: Restaurants feel betrayed by Brexit

Posted by on 22/03/2017
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Naan starter: Restaurants feel betrayed by Brexit

Naan starter: Restaurants feel betrayed by Brexit

Indian eateries in UK rapidly losing staff, closing down LONDON: Mohammed-Faizul Haque makes it all look so easy. To a pan full of sizzling chicken he adds a ladle of orangey base sauce and then lemon, sending flames shooting up. He reaches to a line of vessels for pinches of cumin, coriander, salt, chili and […]

Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

Posted by on 22/03/2017
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Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

PARIS: In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis, then known as “consumption” for its slow, remorseless wasting of the human body. Now, after decades of low TB rates thanks to antibiotics and strong public health systems, the continent is threatened by a new and different form of […]

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