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Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

FARNBOROUGH, England-UNS : British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade. Rolls-Royce said on …

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“Prosperous Pakistan”: Campaign launched painting London’s iconic red double decker buses

ISLAMABAD -UNS : In a bid to showcase the rising economic prospects of Pakistan, a private investment group has launched “Prosperous Pakistan” campaign on London’s iconic red double decker buses to project Pakistan’s position as an important and emerging player in the world economy. The …

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle declared husband and wife

WINDSOR -UNS/AFP – Prince Harry and US TV star Meghan Markle were married in Windsor Castle on Saturday in a star-studded and emotional ceremony watched live by cheering crowds and beamed into homes around the world. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of …

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US has to understand Pakistan’s viewpoint: Imran Khan

LONDON -UNS : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that Pakistan Army was supporting democracy in the country for the first time in history. Addressing British parliamentarians here Monday, he said that the judiciary has been playing its constitutional role independently. He said …

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Over 60 Russians expel by US as allies back Britain in spy row

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States joined Britain’s allies in Europe and around the world Monday in expelling scores of suspected Russian spies in an unprecedented response to a nerve agent attack. Washington led the way, ordering out 60 alleged agents, in a new blow …

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British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

LONDON (AFP) – Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Hawking, whose 1988 book “A Brief History of Time” became an unlikely …

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UK street artist draws Edhi in Trafalgar Square

LONDON-UNS- A London-based street artist and social worker, Daniel Swan, drew an image of Abdul Sattar Edhi in Trafalgar Square On his website, Problems of Perception, Swan talks about how he used to work for one of the biggest corporations in the world until he …

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FATF meeting to review US sponsored anti-Pakistan move

LONDON -UNS : An important week-long plenary session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global anti-money laundering monitoring group, beginning today in Paris to review resolution to put Pakistan on ‘Grey List’. The move jointly made by United States and United Kingdom to …

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President Xi meets May: Calling for better Sino-British ties in new era

BEIJING- UNS/Xinhua – Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May Thursday, calling on both countries to forge an enhanced version of the “Golden Era” bilateral ties. During their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Xi said peace, development and win-win …

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Scottish MP Anas talks racism, losing support, Islamophobia

LONDON: Anas Sarwar — the Labour parliamentarian and son of PTI leader Chaudhary Sarwar — claimed Monday that he lost his bid to lead the party in Scotland due to racism and Islamophobia, with questions posed earlier over his Pakistani background, skin colour, and religion. …

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