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BBC 2018-03-14
03-16-2018, 10:32 PM
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BBC 2018-03-14

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BBC News with Debby Russ
The European Union has said Britain can count on its support as it responses to a nerve agent attack on its soil. The UK said it was highly likely Russia was responsible. The European Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskies said the EU would show solidarity with Britain.

Moscow has denied accusations that it was involved in an attack on a former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. A British government minister told BBC that the country was considering a wide range of sanctions against Moscow.

Two Singaporean companies have denied accusations in a legal UN report that they violated sanctions on North Korea. The two firms were alleged to have sold luxury goods to the North including wine and spirits as recently as last year.

A planned takeover of the American computer chip company Qualcomm by a Singapore based rival has been halted by President Trump. He put down to security concerns. The rival Broadcoms says there is no such risk.

A South African court has temporarily blocked plans by the power company Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy deals. Unions argued they would lead to the closure of coal fired plants putting 30,000 jobs at risk and pushing up prices.

The American Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Afghanistan in a previously unannounced visit. He told reporters there were signs that some members of the Taliban were interested in talks with the Afghan government.

The Gulf State of Qatar is to screen all adults for two diabetes, almost 1 in 5 people there have the condition which increases the risk of stroke or heart attack and it's a major cause of blindness.

Thieves have stolen an ancient sharks' tooth from the world's heritage site in Western Australia, the eight centimeters tooth came from the giant megalodon species which is believed to die out round 2.5 million years ago. It disappeared from the remote Ningaloo Coast National Park.
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