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Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan’s security

Meghan and Harry have been living in Canada intermittently since November 2019 Canada will soon stop providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the federal government has confirmed. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been providing assistance to the couple since their arrival in Canada “intermittently since November 2019”.It had not been clear whether Canadians would be paying ...

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UK opens EU trade talks with threat to walk away

Photo: In this photo issued by UK parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 3rd from right, during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons in London, Wednesday Feb. 26, 2020. Britain laid out its opening demands for the upcoming trade talks with the European Union on Thursday, including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table ...

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Javed new British Deputy HC in Dhaka

Javed Patel, new British Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka. Photo: Collected Javed Patel has joined the British High Commission in Dhaka, Bangladesh as the Deputy High Commissioner. Prior to his appointment, Javed was the UK government’s Counter Terrorism and Extremism Coordinator for Europe, based in Brussels, according to British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Since joining the Foreign Office in 2007, ...

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UK to start issuing post-Brexit blue passports

Britain will issue blue passports next month for the first time in almost three decades following its departure from the European Union, the government said on Saturday, reports AFP. The new blue cover passports will be issued and delivered early next month, said the interior ministry, replacing the burgundy passports that were introduced in 1988. They are ironically being made ...

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Prince Harry to sue 2 UK tabloids over alleged phone hacking

London, Oct 5 : Prince Harry is suing The Sun and the Daily Mirror, two of Britain’s most popular tabloid newspapers, over alleged phone hacking. Buckingham Palace confirmed Saturday that claims regarding “illegal interception of voicemail messages” were filed on Harry’s behalf. The palace declined to say more or provide details “given the particulars of the claims are not yet ...

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Boris Johnson’s party suffers defeat in UK special election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s governing Conservative Party lost a special election early Friday, leaving it with a one-vote working majority in Parliament as Brexit looms. In the Conservatives’ first electoral test since Johnson became prime minister nine days ago, the party was defeated for the seat of Brecon and Radnorshire in Wales by Jane Dodds of the opposition Liberal ...

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BD JS Speaker Shirin Sharmin calls on British PM Theresa May

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has met British Prime Minister Theresa May at the latter’s office at 10 Downing Street in London during her visit to the UK to attend the Women MPs of the World Conference. During the meeting, Shirin Sharmin wished a successful completion of the conference and thanked May for inviting her to the event, ...

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Essex jailbird gets ten years for Mare Street acid attack

Peter Brown HE WAS DESCRIBED as the ringleader of an acid attack at a shop in Mare Street Hackney – and last month Peter Brown, 29, of Hope Avenue, Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, was sentenced to ten years in prison for his crimes.The incident occurred on 10th March 2017. Four men – all wearing masks and gloves – burst into a supermarket ...

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Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

A Japanese pilot who was arrested at Heathrow Airport for being drunk has admitted being more than nine times the legal alcohol limit. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28 October after failing a breath test.   He was found to have 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system – the legal ...

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