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  • European Union‘s Barnier tells Britain to stop playing ‘hide and seek‘

    European Union‘s Barnier tells Britain to stop playing ‘hide and seek‘

    LISBON: EU negotiator urged on Saturday to stop playing “hide and seek” in talks as the two sides traded blame over the lack of progress in negotiations. Barnier delivered his warning in a speech just days after the EU dismissed London‘s latest Brexit plans as “fantasy” following a round of technical talks in Brussels. British ministers said the barbs were […]

     
     
  • Prince William to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

    Prince William to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

    LONDON: Britain‘s Prince William is to become the first UK royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories next month. The will begin his five-day tour of the Middle East on behalf of the British government in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on June 24 and end in Jerusalem. He will also visit the Jordanian city […]

     
     
  • Alleged Islamic State supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

    Alleged Islamic State supporter accused of urging Prince George attack

    LONDON: An alleged supporter of the group went on trial in London on Wednesday, accused of encouraging attacks on 4-year-old . Prosecutors say 32-year-old provided an “e-toolkit for terrorism” on an online channel he ran under the name the Lone Mujahid. Prosecutor told a jury that Rashid encouraged attacks on a range of targets, including “injecting poison into supermarket ice […]

     
     
  • UK mosque first in the world to accept bitcoin donations

    UK mosque first in the world to accept bitcoin donations

    A London mosque is thought to be the first in the world to accept donations, one month after an Islamic scholar declared the permissible under Sharia Law. The in Hackney announced that it is hoping to raise at least £10,000 in cryptocurrency donations over , through both bitcoin and ethereum. Muslims are asked to give away 2.5 per cent of […]

     
     
  • Britain may have to extend EU customs arrangements after Brexit: Lawmakers

    Britain may have to extend EU customs arrangements after Brexit: Lawmakers

    LONDON: may have to stay in the customs union after the post-Brexit transition period finishes at the end of 2020 because new trading arrangements will not be ready, according to a parliamentary report on Thursday. Prime Minister has been struggling to unite her cabinet over the terms of Britain‘s divorce with the EU, with a row over future customs arrangements […]