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Commonwealth SG hails PM’s initiatives in achieving SDGs

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Janet Scotland has praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s development innovation named ‘the SDG-Tracker’ and championing women empowerment. “Commonwealth under its Innovation Hub has placed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s social innovation initiative of designing and creating ‘the SDG-Tracker’ for as a best practice for realizing Agenda 2030,” said the Secretary General.   Patricia also Baroness Scotland of ...

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British MPs on parental leave to be allowed proxy vote

Proxy voting will be introduced to the House of Commons on a one-year pilot, Andrea Leadsom has announced. It follows an outcry over the lack of support for the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, who delayed the birth of her son by two days to vote against Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement. MP who delayed birth of son accuses Tories over ...

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UK plays down concerns over Brexit as Sony quits HQ

The British government on Wednesday played down concerns that Brexit is scaring away businesses after Sony said it was moving its European headquarters to the Netherlands amid a bitter political stalemate in London.   With just over two months to go until the scheduled date of Brexit on March 29, and with no divorce deal in place, Britain faces the ...

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Brexit: Delay is ‘most likely’ option, says former chancellor

Former Chancellor George Osborne has said delaying the UK’s exit from the EU is now the “most likely” option. The UK has to choose between no deal – which he compared to Russian roulette – or no Brexit for now, he told the BBC. MPs are proposing alternative plans to the PM’s deal with the EU, including seeking an extension ...

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Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May’s deal

MPs are putting forward plans to change the outcome of Brexit ahead of a vote next week on the PM’s amended deal. Theresa May said on Monday she was focused on altering the backstop – the “insurance policy” designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.   But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister was ...

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UK launches app for EU citizens to stay after Brexit

The British government launched a phone app on Monday to allow some 3.5 million EU nationals to apply to stay after Brexit — immediately receiving a mixed reception from immigrants increasingly concerned about their fate. Most European citizens currently living in Britain will need to apply for “settled status” or “pre-settled status”, depending on how long they have been there, ...

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UK police speak to Prince Philip about not wearing seatbelt

Photo: In this Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 file photo, Britain’s Prince Philip waves to the public as he leaves after attending a Christmas day church service in Sandringham, England. London, Jan 21 : British police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed apparently driving without wearing a seatbelt — just two days after ...

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May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Photo: A banner leans on a wall near to parliament in London, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. London, Jan 21 : As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain’s deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it’s unlikely the U.K. will leave the European Union as scheduled on March 29. A government minister, however, warned ...

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British Prime Minister turns to Brexit ‘Plan B’

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit “Plan B” to parliament on Monday (Jan 21) after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day.   Britain will leave the European Union on Mar 29 without a deal unless MPs can force a delay or get their act together in time and come ...

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Heathrow: Man charged with flying drone near airport

A man has been charged with flying a drone near Heathrow Airport on 24 December. George Rusu is accused of using a drone on a field near the runway just days after a scare at Gatwick grounded more than 1,000 flights.   He has been charged with flying a “small unmanned aircraft without permission of air traffic control”.   Mr ...

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