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Rohingya crisis: President seeks stronger role from UK

President Abdul Hamid has sought stronger role and sustained cooperation from the United Kingdom (UK) in solving the Rohingya crisis. The President came up with the call when outgoing UK High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake made a courtesy call on him at his official residence Bangabhaban in the capital on Wednesday afternoon. Joynal Abedin, press secretary of the President, ...

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PM seeks UK’s support for rail lines from Padma Bridge to Payra

Photo: UK High Commissioner Alison Blake meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad office. Dhaka, Mar 5 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday sought cooperation from the UK in constructing railway lines from Padma Bridge to Payra Port saying that the UK has huge experiences in railway sector. The Prime Minister said this when outgoing UK High ...

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Dhaka-London 3rd strategic dialogue in Apr

Bangladesh seeks more investment by UK companies British High Commissioner Alison Blake calls on Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Mar 5 : The third ‘strategic dialogue’ between Bangladesh and the UK will be held here in April this year. Outgoing British High Commissioner Alison Blake ...

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UK trade official sees hope in Brexit hard-liners’ proposals

Photo: The flag of the European Union and the British national flags are flown on poles during a demonstration by remain in the EU outside spporters the Palace of Westminster in London, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. London, Mar 4 : Britain’s international trade secretary on Sunday welcomed proposals drawn up by hard-line Brexit supporters that outline what it would take ...

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UK pays Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry case

The UK government will pay £33m to Eurotunnel in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In December, the Department for Transport (DfT) contracted three suppliers to provide additional freight capacity on ferries for lorries. But Eurotunnel said the contracts were handed out in a “secretive” way. As part of ...

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UK lawmakers vote to hold prime minister to Brexit promises

Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister’s Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. London, Feb 28 : Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, amid signs that her promise to give Parliament a vote on delaying Brexit ...

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Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Photo: Demonstrators protest opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. London, Feb 27 : Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam on the brakes and divert Britain away from a disruptive and chaotic ...

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Brexit: Theresa May under pressure to consider Brexit delay

Theresa May is facing growing calls to say she would delay Brexit rather than leave the EU if no deal is in place by the end of March. A new plan from some Tory MPs suggests ministers postpone Brexit until 23 May “to conclude negotiations”. It is being suggested as an alternative to cross-party proposals which would see MPs take ...

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Harry and Meghan arrive in Morocco

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco for their first official visit to north Africa. The royal couple’s three-day trip is aimed at strengthening the UK’s links with Morocco – which is one of the few stable countries in the region.Their visit will also focus on gender equality, with the pair discussing Morocco’s attitudes towards women with ...

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Brexit must not be frustrated, Theresa May vows

The Brexit vote must not be frustrated and the government needs to maintain an “absolute” focus on delivering it, Theresa May has said. In a speech to Tory activists the PM said, as her negotiations with the EU reach their final stages, the “worst thing we could do is lose our focus”. It came as three pro-EU cabinet members warned ...

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