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UK’s May promises more workers’ rights – PM targets Labour voters

LONDON, May 15, (RTRS): Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Monday to extend British workers’ rights in the workplace and the boardroom, part of a push to win over traditional working class supporters of the opposition Labour Party in next month’s election. May, appointed prime minister after Britain voted …

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13 terror attacks ‘foiled’ since 2013: Britain

LONDON, March 6, (AFP): Security services have foiled 13 potential terror attacks in Britain since 2013, its most senior counter- terrorism policeman said Monday, with more than 500 active investigations at any one time. Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said incidents inspired by the Islamic State group …

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Militants plan attacks in UK

LONDON, Feb 26, (RTRS): Islamic State militants are planning “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country’s new terrorism watchdog said In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph published on Sunday, …

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UK has foiled 12 terror plots since June 2013

LONDON, Nov 1, (Agencies): Police and intelligence services have disrupted 12 plots to attack Britain since June 2013, Andrew Parker, director general of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency, said on Monday. “Today the most visible threat is from terrorism and in particular that posed by Islamic State in Iraq and …

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Britons jailed for life for plot to shoot police

 LONDON, April 23, (RTRS): Two Britons inspired by Islamic State who plotted to kill police officers and soldiers in drive-by shootings in London were given life prison terms on Friday and told they would spend at least 20 years in jail. Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed, both aged 22, planned …

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Amir to UK

LONDON, Feb 1, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah arrived in London Heathrow Airport Monday to head Kuwaiti delegation to the 4th international donors conference on Syria and the region. His Highness the Amir was received at the aiport by representative of Queen Elizabeth II, the …

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Britain grants first licence for modification of embryos

LONDON, Feb 1, (AFP): Britain on Monday granted its first licence to genetically modify human embryos for research into infertility and why miscarriages happen, in a move likely to raise ethical concerns. “Our licence committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew …

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‘Learn English or face deportation’ – British PM attacks isolation of Muslim women

LONDON, Jan 18, (Agencies): Muslim women who fail to learn English to a high enough standard could face deportation from Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday. He also suggested that poor English skills can leave people “more susceptible” to the messages of groups like Islamic State (IS). Cameron’s comments …

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AUB organizes seminar on residential property in UK – Experts shed light on latest developments in British tax regulations

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 15: With its concern to keep its clients interested in the residential property sector in the UK informed, Ahli United Bank organized recently a seminar in cooperation with the renowned London-based law office, Charles Russel Speeches, to shed light on the latest developments in UK tax regulations. …

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Police probe terrorist knife attack at London station – ‘This is for Syria’

LONDON, Dec 6, (Agencies): British counter-terror police were questioning a 29-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder Sunday after a stabbing attack in a London Underground train station that is being treated as a “terrorist incident”. Detectives from Britain’s Counter Terrorism Command (CTC) were searching a home in east London …

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