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EU leaders to agree grudging Brexit delay at summit

European leaders were expected to postpone Brexit once again on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May attends another last-ditch summit still without a ratified divorce deal. May wants to push back Brexit from April 12 to June 30 to arrange Britain’s orderly departure but Brussels fears that will not be long enough, and EU leaders are expected to offer a ...

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Bangladesh High Commission London awards top meritorious British Bangladeshi Students

By Ashequn Nabi Chowdhury: Bangladesh High Commission in London awarded 86 British Bangladeshi students who achieved highest grades in the UK’s GCSE and A levels examinations in 2018. Many of these awarded students are now studying in UK’s top colleges and universities including Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics and Imperial College. Acclaimed highly by the British Bangladeshi Community, the ...

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Brexit: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron

Theresa May is to hold last-minute Brexit talks with the leaders of Germany and France later, four days before the UK is due to leave the EU. Mrs May is meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to urge them to back her request to delay Brexit again until 30 June.The prime minister will be at ...

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Theresa May woos UK opponents and EU leaders over Brexit

Pro EU protestors demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2019. London, Apr 9 : Prime Minister Theresa May wooed domestic political opponents and European leaders Monday as she sought to break Britain’s Brexit impasse and secure a delay to the country’s departure from the European Union. May’s Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party ...

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UK government, opposition cling to hope of Brexit compromise

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May defending her position on Brexit, and her decision to hold cross-party talks with opposition Labour Party, in a video message filmed at her Chequers country retreat. London, Apr 8 : Britain’s government and the main opposition party were clinging to hope Monday of finding a compromise Brexit deal, two days before Prime Minister Theresa ...

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Ultra Low Emission Zone: London’s new pollution charge begins

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force in central London. Drivers of older, more polluting vehicles are being charged to enter the congestion zone area at any time.Transport for London (TfL) hopes the move will reduce the number of polluting cars in the capital, and estimates that about 40,000 vehicles will be affected every day. Mayor of ...

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EU diplomat pans hardliner’s ‘difficult’ Brexit

Photo: Activists pose with their faces painted in the EU and Union Flag colors during an anti-Brexit campaign stunt outside EU headquarters during an EU summit in Brussels. London, Apr 7 : A senior German diplomat has criticized a British lawmaker for suggesting the U.K. should try to be “as difficult as possible” if the country can’t leave the European ...

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UK for confident Bangladesh with accountable democratic institutions

It’ll be celebrating Bangladesh’s 50th anniv, achievements together, says Field Photo : British Minister of State for the Asia and the Pacific Mark Field delivers keynote address at a seminar titled ‘Governance and Development- the Way Forward for Bangladesh’ in Dhaka on Sunday, April 07, 2019. Dhaka, Apr 7 : As a close friend of Bangladesh, the United Kingdom (UK) ...

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Brexit: I had no choice but to approach Labour – May

In a statement on Saturday night, Mrs May said there was a “stark choice” of either leaving the European Union with a deal or not leaving at all.   Some Conservatives have criticised her for seeking Labour’s help after MPs rejected her Brexit plan three times.  Three days of talks between the parties ended without agreement on Friday.   Labour ...

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Prince William works with security agencies on attachment

The Duke of Cambridge has spent a “humbling” three weeks on work placements with three of Britain’s security and intelligence agencies. MI5, MI6 and GCHQ were “full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe”, Prince William said.   GCHQ’s head of counter-terrorism said the duke worked “exceptionally hard”.   The royal learned about ...

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