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May picks Javid interior min after Rudd ‘resigns’

‘Brexit talks at risk over Ireland issue’ LONDON, April 30, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a new interior minister on Monday charged with clearing up a scandal over moves to deport elderly legal immigrants that has rocked her government. May named Sajid Javid to replace Amber Rudd, who …

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UK minister says routine for plane to be searched after Russia demands explanation

EDINBURGH, March 31 (Reuters) – Britain said on Saturday it was routine for border officials to search aircraft, after Russia said Moscow would demand an official explanation why a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane was searched at London’s Heathrow airport on Friday. “It is routine for Border Force to search aircraft …

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4 injured after explosion, building collapse in UK’s Leicester

London, Feb 25, 2018 (AFP) -British police responded to a “major incident” that critically injured at least four people on Sunday in Leicester, a central English city, after an explosion and building collapse, according to local authorities. “There has been a major incident…” local police wrote on Twitter. “All emergency …

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Britain eyes permanent military presence in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21, (Agencies): Britain is considering establishing a permanent military presence in Kuwait at the request of the government of Kuwait, Michael Davenport, British Ambassador to Kuwait, said during an exclusive interview with Forces Network, reports Al-Rai daily. “The Kuwaiti government has shown an interest in such a …

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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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