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Downing Street warns MPs not to block Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Attempts by backbench MPs to remove the government's power to deliver Brexit are "extremely concerning", Downing Street has said.On Monday one group of MPs will present a bill that could allow Brexit to be delayed if Parliament does not approve an EU withdrawal agreement. According to the Sunday Times, another group led by Dominic Grieve wishes to pause Brexit by suspending Article 50.But Downing Street said
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Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump announced the troop withdrawal last month A senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria.Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.US President Donald Trump announced in December that it was time to bring US troops home from
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Samsung warns of profit drop as chip demand slows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Samsung Electronics expects to post a 29% drop in quarterly operating profit as demand for smartphones and memory chips slows. The firm forecasts operating earnings of 10.8 trillion Korean won ($9.7bn; £7.6bn) for the last three months of 2018. It marks the first quarterly profit drop in two years as strong demand for chips had boosted earnings at the firm.Samsung also faces fierce competition from
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No-deal Brexit could put public at risk, warns Met chief

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UK will leave Europol after Brexit and will not be a member of the European Arrest Warrant scheme The public could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU in March without an official agreement, the UK's most senior police officer has said.Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said a no-deal exit would threaten access to EU-wide criminal databases and make it harder
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Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders

[ad_1] Image copyright AFPp Theresa May has told EU leaders the withdrawal deal they have negotiated with the UK is "at risk", if MPs' concerns cannot be addressed.The PM, who delayed a Commons vote on the deal in anticipation of a defeat, said the agreement "can be passed".She urged EU leaders to work with her to "change the perception" of the controversial "backstop" plan.But European Council president Donald Tusk said
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Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Turkey will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria "in the next few days", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.The move, which he said would focus on territory to the east of the Euphrates river, risks confrontation with the US.America's support for the Kurdish YPG forces has strained relations with Turkey, which considers the YPG to be part of a terrorist group.Turkey
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Brexit: Gove warns of referendum if MPs don’t back PM’s deal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichael Gove: "I'm supporting the prime minister"If MPs don't back Theresa May's Brexit deal there could be another EU referendum, Michael Gove has said.The leading cabinet Brexiteer said Mrs May's deal was not perfect - but if MPs did not vote it through on 11 December there was a risk of "no Brexit at all". He told the BBC's Andrew Marr
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Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on US life

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The report warns that the frequency of wildfires could increase if climate change is unchecked Unchecked climate change will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and damage human health and quality of life, a US government report warns."Future risks from climate change depend... on decisions made today," the 4th National Climate Assessment says.The report says climate change is "presenting growing challenges to
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GCHQ warns on Black Friday cyber-threat

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Black Friday could provide "prime pickings" for cyber-crime, warns the security agency Black Friday sales could be targeted as "prime pickings" for cyber-crime, the UK's cyber-security defence agency has warned shoppers.The National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ intelligence service, is issuing advice to shoppers of the risk of "malicious" online threats.It is the first such official cyber-warning in the run-up to
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Netanyahu warns of danger of early Israel election

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Kahlon (R) has said he does not think the coalition can continue Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that early elections will be a disaster for Israel.Mr Netanyahu made the remark at a cabinet meeting, as key coalition allies threaten to pull their support.He is set to meet his finance minister later on Sunday, in a last-ditch attempt to avert early elections.The political