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UK will keep working to resolve ‘unjustified’ Boeing trade dispute

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Britain said on Tuesday it would keep working to resolve what it called an “unjustified” case brought by US plane manufacturer Boeing against Canada’s Bombardier relating to the CSeries jetliner program. “We have been working tirelessly across government to secure the future of the CSeries in recent months, and we will continue to do all we can to ensure the unjustified case brought by Boeing reaches a swift and effective resolution,” the British government’s ...

Wilshere enjoying responsibilities in new Arsenal system

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Jack Wilshere is enjoying his interchangeable role in Arsenal’s 3-4-3 system and feels the London club have improved defensively after adopting the formation. The 25-year-old midfielder slipped down the pecking order at Arsenal after managing only 17 games in two seasons blighted by injuries. He made 27 league appearances for Bournemouth on loan last season before returning to Arsenal and played his first full 90 minutes for them in three years in the 1-0 League ...

Etihad Museum wins best museum award in London

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Dubai’s Etihad Museum has won top honors at The Leading Culture Destinations Awards 2017 in London. The winners were officially announced at the LCD Awards ceremony held in London on September 29, 2017. Etihad Museum won the Best New Museum in the Middle East and Africa award and placed first runner-up in the Best Museum Architecture of the Year category. The award was received by Dubai Culture, which manages Etihad Museum, and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which was ...

Eleven injured in car crash near London museum, terrorism ruled out

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Eleven people were injured on Saturday when a car collided with pedestrians near London’s Natural History Museum, in one of the capital’s busiest tourist areas, but police doused fears it was a terrorist attack, saying it was a road traffic incident. Police said it was believed the car had mounted the pavement outside the popular attraction in west London and collided with a number of pedestrians. Officers had arrested a man at the scene and he was now being questioned. Britain has ...

Controlled explosion of suspect package in London's Angel station

Thursday, 5 October 2017

  British police said they carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect package near London's Angel underground station on Wednesday before allowing the station to reopen. Earlier, London's transport authority said the station was closed while authorities responded to a security alert outside. Britain is on its second-highest level of security alert after several attacks in the country in recent months.

WATCH: Hypersonic craft traveling from Dubai to London in 29 minutes

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Elon Musk has announced plans to build a superfast rocket that can transport passengers from Dubai to London in 29 minutes. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX – an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, tweeted videos of ambitious plans to send cargo ships to Mars in five years. Musk’s videos show rocket ship “BFR” cutting long distances in less than 30 minutes all around the world. His aim is to make trips “anywhere on Earth in under an ...

Lights, camera, action - London’s Film Festival opens

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Red carpets are being unrolled as the British capital prepares to play host to some of international cinema’s big names for the 12 days of the London Film Festival. The opening night gala is the European premiere of “Breathe”, the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, who came to fame as an actor for his motion-capture portrayals of CGI characters such as Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” films. Stars including Oscar-winner Emma Stone and Bryan ...

Uber boss to meet London transport chief in bid to keep license

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Uber’s new global boss Dara Khosrowshahi will meet London’s transport regulator on Tuesday in the taxi hailing app’s bid to keep its license in one of its most important foreign markets. Transport for London (TfL), which runs and regulates the capital’s transport system, shocked Uber last month by deeming it unfit to run a taxi service and refusing to renew its license. TfL cited the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences ...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan caught in cab row with racist undertones

Friday, 29 September 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan – the first Muslim mayor of any major western city – is currently in a stand-off with the mobile app based cab company Uber for the last one week. Transport for London (TfL), the government regulator for running public transport in Britain’s capital announced that it will not be renewing Uber’s licence to ply taxis because of “public safety and security implications”, shocking both Uber drivers and passengers. Apart from appealing the ...

Guardian says journalist expelled from Morocco

Friday, 29 September 2017

A journalist for The Guardian was expelled from Morocco on Thursday, the British newspaper said after he landed in London. “Saeed Kamali Dehghan is safe and well, and has returned to London. “We are surprised that a respected Guardian correspondent reporting in Morocco was told to leave the country, and we are looking into the circumstances in more detail,” The Guardian said in a statement. Kamali Dehghan landed in London on Thursday afternoon on a flight from Casablanca. ...

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