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UK’s Labour party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

London, Sep 23 : Britain’s Labour Party opened its annual conference on Sunday facing a huge choice — whether to change policy and call for a new referendum that could halt the country’s departure from the European Union. The support of the main opposition party would be a major boost to campaigners for a second vote on Brexit. Ever since ...

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British ‘pharmacist who joined IS’ is detained in Syria

A British man who says he is a pharmacist from Birmingham has been detained in Syria on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group. Kurdish forces captured Anwar Miah in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour a month ago.   A video of his capture has surfaced on Twitter and shows Mr Miah saying he has lived ...

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Sheikh Hasina is in London

Bangla Mirror desk: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has arrived in London on Friday by a special flight at 4.05 in the afternoon.  Bangaldeshi High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine welcomed her at the airport.  Country Manager for Biman Bangladesh Airlines Shafiqul Islam was also present at that time.  She was then taken to the VIP lounge of the airport where ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina to leave London for New York to join UNGA Sunday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave London on Sunday for New York to attend the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly. The Prime Minister will address the 73rd Session of the UNGA at the UN Headquarters in New York in the evening (local time) on September 27 and hold a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the ...

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Theresa May demands respect from EU in Brexit negotiations

Prime minister gives combative speech after EU leaders’ rejection of Chequers plan Theresa May has accused the European Union of not treating the UK with respect, in a hastily arranged Downing Street statement a day after she was humiliated at the Salzburg summit when EU leaders declared her Chequers plan would not work. A combative prime minister said she stood ...

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Brexit: Chequers plan nonetheless credible, says minister

Theresa May’s Chequers plan was rejected by EU leaders at their Salzburg summit The UK government insists Theresa May’s Brexit proposal is a “workable, credible” deal, regardless of being rejected by EU leaders at a summit in Salzburg. Minister James Brokenshire mentioned “tough words” had been to be expected close to the tip of negotiations however the government was “resolute” ...

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Sheikh Hasina flies to London Friday morning en route to NY

Dhaka, Sept 20 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Friday morning for London en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She will address the UNGA at the UN Headquarters, as usual in Bangla, on September 27 placing fresh specific ...

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Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider ‘serious’ UK plans

Theresa May has urged EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a Brexit deal in the next two months, saying negotiations will not be extended. At a dinner in Salzburg, she told her 27 counterparts her priorities are maintaining economic ties and ensuring promises to Northern Ireland are kept.   There are suggestions the UK will put forward new ...

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UK police: possible hate crime outside Muslim center; 3 hurt

London, Sep 19 : British police are investigating a possible hate crime after a car hit pedestrians near a Muslim community center, injuring three people. Police were called early Wednesday morning to a location in northwest London.  They say the injuries are not life threatening although two people needed hospital treatment. London police say a confrontation developed between four people ...

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Brexit: EU ‘ready to improve’ Irish border proposal

The EU’s negotiator wants to de-dramatise the issue of the border The EU is “ready to improve” its offer on the Irish border, Michel Barnier has said as he warned the “moment of truth” was nearing for Brexit negotiations. The EU’s negotiator said he wanted to “de-dramatise” the issue of physical checks and ensure goods arriving in Northern Ireland from ...

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