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  • COVID-19 crisis | Britons banned from working in Singapore over yacht party May 20, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    COVID-19 crisis | Britons banned from working in Singapore over yacht party

    The eight were work visa holders and were part of a group that gathered on the boat in December 2020, intermingling without masks at a time when social gatherings were limited to five people.

  • Tusk says EU ready to start UK divorce 'today' Jun 28, 2016 07:20 PM IST

    Tusk says EU ready to start UK divorce 'today'

    Following Thursday's referendum in which Britons voted to leave the European Union, London has to invoke the so-called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting two years to negotiate the terms of its exit.

  • With 2 days to go, UK's EU referendum vote still on knife edge Jun 21, 2016 02:37 PM IST

    With 2 days to go, UK's EU referendum vote still on knife edge

    Britons will vote on Thursday on whether to quit the 28-nation bloc amid warnings from politicians, economists and trade bodies across the globe that a decision to leave would plunge Britain and possibly much of Europe into recession.

  • Brexit vote means a nervy week for mkts,with bond yields in news Jun 20, 2016 09:10 AM IST

    Brexit vote means a nervy week for mkts,with bond yields in news

    Global stock markets struggled to eke out gains last week; the Dow Jones industrial average lost 1.07 percent for the week, its worst performance since the one ended May 13. The S&P 500 index lost 1.19 percent for the week, while the Nasdaq composite dropped 1.92 percent for the week.

  • British referendum to be make-or-break for gold: Fat Prophets Jun 17, 2016 10:48 AM IST

    British referendum to be make-or-break for gold: Fat Prophets

    Gold prices will fall if Britons vote to stay in the European Union and the yellow metal will breach the USD 1,300/ounce-mark should the country decide to exit the bloc on June 23, says David Lennox,Analyst at Fat Prophets.

  • Dubai visitors up 7.5% to more than 14 million Jan 27, 2016 09:22 PM IST

    Dubai visitors up 7.5% to more than 14 million

    The rise came despite slowing economic growth in many markets and a strong exchange rate of the Gulf state's dollar-pegged dirham against the euro and other currencies, Dubai Tourism authority said.

  • Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names Jul 23, 2013 04:24 PM IST

    Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names

    Bookies cashed in big as thousands of Britons placed bets on what Prince William and his wife, Kate, would name their newborn child. Ladbrokes took 50,000 bets in the hours after the Duchess of Cambridge went into labor yesterday morning.

  • Britons replace 'thank you' with 'cheers', 'ta' Jul 17, 2013 06:47 PM IST

    Britons replace 'thank you' with 'cheers', 'ta'

    Britons are shunning the formal 'thank you' and are more likely to use trendy phrases such as 'super' and 'awesome' to show their gratitude, a new study has found. Words such as 'Cheers', 'ta' or 'that's great' have replaced a thank you because many Britons think it's too formal.

  • Just a third of Britons want to stay in EU: Poll Feb 18, 2013 06:52 PM IST

    Just a third of Britons want to stay in EU: Poll

    Only a third of Britons would vote to stay in the European Union in a proposed referendum, a poll showed on Monday, underlining the scale of Prime Minister David Cameron's task in persuading voters to back his flagship EU policy.

  • One in five Britons to be 'non-white' by 2050 Jan 09, 2013 08:29 PM IST

    One in five Britons to be 'non-white' by 2050

    One in five people living in Britain will be from an ethnic minority by 2050 as their population will increase three-fold by then, new research indicates.

  • UK campaigners call for Nobel Prize for shot Pakistani girl Nov 09, 2012 05:42 AM IST

    UK campaigners call for Nobel Prize for shot Pakistani girl

    Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Can love affair with UK royals outlast Elizabeth II? Jun 01, 2012 12:56 PM IST

    Can love affair with UK royals outlast Elizabeth II?

    When Britons sing "God Save the Queen" over four days of celebrations to mark Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne, monarchists may have cause to roar the line "long to reign over us" more heartily than ever.

  • London ticket grumbles seen as price of success May 21, 2012 06:56 PM IST

    London ticket grumbles seen as price of success

    Complaints over elusive and expensive tickets for the 2012 Olympics are a product of unprecedented demand to see live action from Britons, the man behind the policy said on Monday

  • Half of Britons say monarchy more likeable - survey Apr 27, 2012 08:36 PM IST

    Half of Britons say monarchy more likeable - survey

    Half of Britons think the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton has made the monarchy more likeable, a new online survey showed on Friday

  • UK long-term jobless highest since 1997: Thinktank May 30, 2011 08:19 AM IST

    UK long-term jobless highest since 1997: Thinktank

    The number of Britons out of work for more than a year has jumped to its highest level since 1997, with men and the over 50s hit hardest, a leading thinktank said in a report on Sunday.

  • UK 'ostrich generation' neglecting pensions: HSBC May 26, 2011 08:28 AM IST

    UK 'ostrich generation' neglecting pensions: HSBC

    Britons fear a cash-strapped retirement but fail to plan for their old age, while Asians look forward to bumper pensions for which they are actively planning, a study by HSBC bank showed on Thursday.

  • Britons want Charles not William as next king: Poll Mar 24, 2011 08:24 AM IST

    Britons want Charles not William as next king: Poll

    More Britons want Prince Charles to become Britain's next monarch than his son William despite the huge interest in his upcoming wedding and previous suggestions he was the popular choice, a poll on Thursday said.

  • Only one in three Britons support Libya action: Poll Mar 22, 2011 09:49 AM IST

    Only one in three Britons support Libya action: Poll

    Only one in three Britons agree with the decision to take military action in Libya, a poll published on Monday showed.

  • Britain prepares for nationwide royal wedding bash Mar 05, 2011 01:13 PM IST

    Britain prepares for nationwide royal wedding bash

    Thousands of Britons are planning to get out the bunting, balloons and fold-up tables and hold street parties across the country to celebrate next month's wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

  • More Britons going abroad to get married Feb 01, 2011 08:17 PM IST

    More Britons going abroad to get married

    Prince William and Kate Middleton may have decided on a traditional British wedding but nearly a fifth of their compatriots prefer to get married abroad, according to new research.

  • Study suggests economic insecurity boosts obesity Jan 07, 2011 09:01 PM IST

    Study suggests economic insecurity boosts obesity

    The stress of being exposed to economic insecurity may mean people living in countries with so-called "free market" economies are more likely to become obese, British researchers said on Friday.

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