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Emirates launches third daily Birmingham service

Dubai-based Emirates has commenced its third daily service to Birmingham, England, bringing the total number of non-stop flights per week from Dubai to the UK to 119. Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, the additional service adds seven mor

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UK takes $1.7bn hit in RBS sell-off

Britain took a £1.1 billion pound ($1.7 billion) loss on its first sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Tuesday, sparking accusations from opposition politicians of an unnecessarily rushed and costly disposal. T

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Sources identify Bin Laden's relatives in UK jet crash

A sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 3

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Sources identify Bin Laden's relatives in UK jet crash

A sister of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 3

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Migrant enroute to UK dies in channel tunnel

A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through

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Yemen's ex-president in rare talks with UAE, US, UK

Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader Ali Abdullah Saleh have held rare meetings with diplomats from his adversaries the United States, United Arab Emirates and Britain, a member of his party said on Thursday. Diplomats and Yem

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Iran ‘must stop meddling’ in Bahrain’s internal affairs

Iran should refrain from meddling in Bahrain’s internal affairs following the signing of a key nuclear deal, said British Ambassador Iain Lindsay. The outgoing diplomat said the UK was aware of the concerns raised by GCC sta

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UK ‘helping spur Bahrain reforms’

Bahrain has received significant reform assistance from the UK in the last three years, revealed a top diplomat. The comprehensive programme covered several fields including human rights, which outgoing British Ambassador Iain Lin

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UK export credit agency to review Iran’s creditworthiness

Britain's export credit agency is planning to review Iran's creditworthiness, it said on Thursday, one of the first steps to normalising trade between the two countries after this week's nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran.

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Tata Steel may cut up to 720 jobs in Britain

Tata Steel, Britain's largest steelmaker, may cut up to 720 UK jobs in a revamp of its speciality and bar business, which has been hit by cheap imports and high energy costs, it said on Thursday. Most of the jobs at risk are a

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