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UK climate panel sets big goals: less meat, drive electric

Photo: Climate change demonstrators hold banners in front of the Winston Churchill Statue during a protest near Parliament in London. London, May 2 : The U.K. should eliminate almost all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the ...

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UK defense chief fired over Huawei leaks, denies involvement

London, May 2 : British Prime Minister Theresa May summarily fired Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. He denied any involvement in the leak. An investigation was launched last week after newspapers reported that Britain’s National Security Council, which meets in private, had agreed to ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives in London

  LONDON, May 1, 2019:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives in London today an official visit to the United Kingdom. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at the Heathrow International Airport in London at 3:45 pm local time. Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem received the prime minister ...

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Faltering Brexit talks limp on amid UK political impasse

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May smiles during a visit to the Leisure Box while on the local elections campaign in Brierfield, England, Thursday, April 25, 2019. London, Apr 29 : Britain’s government and opposition are holding more talks about striking a compromise Brexit deal, although neither side sounds optimistic about progress. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives and the left-wing ...

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2019 European elections: Tories aim not to have to fight campaign

  Brandon Lewis has refused to say when the Tories’ European election campaign will launch, saying his priority is not to have to fight them at all. The UK is due to elect new MEPs on 23 May, after Brexit was delayed amid continuing parliamentary deadlock. Several parties have launched their campaigns already but Conservative chair Mr Lewis told the ...

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3rd Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue

Bangladesh and the United Kingdom held their third Strategic Dialogue on 24 April 2019 at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka. The Strategic Dialogue was led by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Md. Shahidul Haque and British FCO Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Simon McDonald. Together, Sir Simon McDonald and Md. Shahidul Haque launched the Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue in Dhaka in 2017. The Dialogue ...

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Prince William says New Zealand gunman failed to spread hate

Photo: Britain’s Prince William, left, meets Imam Gamal Fouda of Masjid Al Noor at the Al Noor mosque during a visit to the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, April 26, 2019. New Zealand, Apr 26 : Britain’s Prince William on Friday visited a mosque where a white supremacist shot dozens of people last month and said the gunman had ...

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British businesses keen to invest more in Bangladesh

British businesses have expressed their keen interest to invest more in Bangladesh, especially in infrastructure, power, energy and communication sectors. The interest was shown during a meeting with Planning Minister MA Mannan and the British Business Group (BBG) Board members at the residence of British High Commissioner to Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson. The BBG members also lauded highly the economic ...

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UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

The leaders of Britain and Ireland will join hundreds of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the young journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. Prime Minister Theresa May will skip her weekly House of Commons question-and-answer session to attend the service at Belfast’s St. Anne’s Cathedral, her Downing Street office said.UK Labour Party leader ...

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Brexit: Cross-party talks to resume

Talks between the government and Labour on Brexit will resume later as MPs return to Westminster following the Easter break. Cabinet ministers will meet senior opposition figures in an attempt to solve the impasse by finding a deal that could win the support of MPs. But some Tory MPs are angry the talks with Labour are even taking place. Leading ...

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