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UK to look at Pandora Papers tax revelations

British finance minister Rishi Sunak said the country’s tax officials would look at a leak of financial documents that was published by news organizations that allegedly tie world leaders to concealed wealth. “I’ve seen these things overnight as well and it’s obviously tough for me to comment on them specifically given they’ve only just emerged, and of course HMRC will ...

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British MP Tulip Siddiq’s car vandalised in London

Vandals smashed the window of the car of UK Labour MP Tulip Rezwana Siddiq, granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in London and scrawled a political message on to its roof as it was parked outside of her family home, reports Sky News.com. However, Tulip Siddiq asserted that she has “remained defiant” after the incident. The ...

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UK PM Boris vows post-Covid economic boost

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged the Conservatives will “change and improve” the economy after the pandemic, as the party opens its annual conference in Manchester later. The PM said the country cannot “go back to how things were” before Covid. He has accused the haulage industry of being too reliant on low-paid immigration, amid shortages at petrol stations. ...

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British Museum keeps looted bronzes!

An artist from Benin City in Nigeria said the British Museum had accepted his gift of a bronze plaque in what he felt was a possible first step towards the museum’s return of the priceless Benin Bronzes that were looted by British troops in 1897. However, the museum told him an exchange of new for looted artworks was impossible, he ...

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UK appreciates Bangladesh’s role as leader of Climate Vulnerable Countries

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on the international community, including UK, to take concrete actions for creation of conducive environment in Myanmar for sustainable return of Rohingyas to their homeland in Rakhine State. The foreign minister made the call during a meeting with Lord Ahmad, British State Minister for Foreign Affairs for South Asia, United Nations and the ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina places six proposals before world to fight Covid

Terming Covid-19 a common enemy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has placed six proposals before the global leaders to fight the deadly virus with fresh, inclusive and effective ideas. “Sadly though, this malaise (Covid-19) seems to be here for a while, and therefore, as we had in the past, must come forth with fresh, inclusive, and global ideas to fight this ...

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France says UK’s Johnson offered to ‘re-establish cooperation’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told, French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that he wants to “re-establish cooperation”, Macron’s office said amid a diplomatic crisis over a submarine contract with Australia. Macron was left furious last week after Australia ditched a mega-deal to buy diesel submarines from France in favour of American nuclear-powered ones — secured during secret negotiations facilitated ...

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US lifting ban on imports of British lamb, says Boris Johnson

The United States is lifting its decades-old ban on imports of British lamb, Boris Johnson has announced. The PM, who is in the US for talks with UN leaders and President Joe Biden, said the ban was “unjustified”. But he admitted the UK was now focused on making “incremental steps” on US trade access, rather than aiming for a full ...

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Family of teacher Sabina Nessa killed in London park say they are ‘broken’

The Metropolitan Police named Sabina Nessa, 28, from Kidbrooke, after her body was found near a community centre The father of a teacher killed in a park was on Tuesday described as a “broken man” as detectives investigated whether she was attacked by a stranger. Sabina Nessa, 28, was found dead just after 5.30pm on Saturday afternoon in Cator Park, ...

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