Tuesday, February 20

Day: March 17, 2017

Theresa May rejects Nicola Sturgeon’s referendum demand
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May rejects Nicola Sturgeon’s referendum demand

    Theresa May has said now is not the time, for a second Scottish independence referendum, while the government puts all its energies in to negotiating Brexit. Nicola Sturgeon stunned Downing Street on Monday by announcing she would seek to call a vote before Britain leaves the European Union, and suggested it should be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. May gave her formal response in a television interview, in which she did completely not rule out a referendum in the future; but rejected Sturgeon’s timing, and suggested if a vote was held it would it would have to take place after Brexit. Theresa May said the UK should be working together, not puling apart. With article 50, which starts the two-year process for leaving the EU, due to be triggered by the end of this ...
China, Saudi Arabia eye $65 bln in deals as king visits
Asia, ENGLISH

China, Saudi Arabia eye $65 bln in deals as king visits

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion on the first day of a visit to Beijing on Thursday, as the world's largest oil exporter looks to cement ties with the world's second-largest economy. The deals included a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between giant state oil firm SaudiAramco and China North Industries Group Corp (Norinco), to look into building refining and chemical plants in China. Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) and Sinopec, which already jointly run a chemical complex in Tinajin, also agreed to develop petrochemical projects in both China and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's octogenarian monarch, who has overseen the launch of an ambitious economic reform plan since his accession two years ago, is on a month-long As...
News Brief From Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief From Bangladesh High Commission London

President Md. Abdul Hamid has urged authorities to take extra care in planning development initiatives in environmentally delicate low lying haor region, as he wrapped up a three-day visit at Astagram, Kishoreganj on Tuesday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government is making all out efforts to develop the country in a faster pace. She said this to the Brazilian Ambassador Wanja Campos Da Nobrega who paid a farewell call on her at her office. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday donated Tk 1 crore for the treatment of Dr Sabrina Nusrat, wife of Bangladesh Air Force Squadron Leader Md Mahmudul Hasan, from her Relief and Welfare Fund. An Indian official said the Indian Union Cabinet yesterday approved revised MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Bangladesh and India ...
UK Government running scared of second independence vote: SNP
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK Government running scared of second independence vote: SNP

    SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson is to accuse the UK Government of running scared of a second independence referendum. The party's leader in Westminster will also accuse the Conservatives of having a desperate desire to prevent anyone rejecting hard Brexit. It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May said it would it be fundamentally unfair to hold a second Scottish independence referendum in the next two years, as she prepares to outline plans for a more united UK. Mr Robertson is expected to tell the SNP spring conference in Aberdeen that it is for the people of Scotland to decide the country's future. He will say: It is clear from the PM's panicked response to the Scottish Government's decision to, rightly, give people in Scotland a choice over Scotland's future, that the T...