British passport among the world’s most powerful and sought after? Who is at the top?

The most powerful passports in the world have been unveiled/ /Ross McGuinness,Yahoo News UK

With Brexit looming, the UK has slid down the list, while the passport power has shifted to Asia.

Japan and Singapore have held on to their joint top spot, with each country offering visa-free access to 189 destinations.

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Advancing the European response to nation-state cyber-attacks

Europe: Microsoft offers Europe cyber security service ‘AccountGuard’ to protect region from continued Russia cyber threats

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it had discovered hacking targeting democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and plans to offer a cyber security service to several countries to close security gaps.

The attacks occurred between September and December 2018, targeting employees of the German Council on Foreign Relations and European offices of The Aspen Institute and The German Marshall Fund, the company said here in a blog post.

Microsoft said the activity, which was found through the company’s Threat Intelligence Center and Digital Crimes Unit, targeted 104 employee accounts in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia.

Belgian Prime Minister offers to quit in crisis started by migrant row

|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|PRIME Minister Charles Michel offered to resign on Tuesday after opponents tabled a no confidence vote in a political crisis triggered by differences over immigration.

In office since 2014, Michel lost the support of the biggest party in his coalition, the Flemish N-VA, last week in protest at his support of a U.N. pact to foster cooperation over the world’s 21 million refugees.

On Tuesday, the 42-year-old lawyer sought backing from left-wing opposition parties so he could hold on to power until parliamentary elections in May.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May are set to battle it out for business leaders over Brexit. Mr Corbyn and the Prime Minister will be making rival speeches to woo business leaders on Monday at the annual CBI conference. Mrs May and the opposition leader will both pitch for industry backing for their opposing Brexit visions, after a chaotic week in UK politics.

UK LABOUR PARTY Leader Jeremy Corbyn sets out alternative Brexit plan championing ‘radical investment and change’

“The Prime Minister knows that no deal isn’t a real option. Neither the cabinet nor parliament would endorse such an extreme and dangerous course. “Labour has an alternative plan for a sensible jobs-first deal that could win support in parliament and help bring our country together.”

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/news/brexit/labout-brexit-deal-jeremy-corbyn/

Theresa May will face a fight for her leadership if 48 members of her own party put in writing that they have lost confidence in her. If the chair of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives - Sir Graham Brady - receives letters from 15% of the party's MPs, a secret ballot is triggered. If Mrs May wins, they can not challenge her premiership for another year. But, if she loses, there will be a leadership election and she will not be allowed to run. (You can see the process in the graphic below)

Prime Minister Theresa May – More Than 23 MPs say they have submitted letters of no confidence in the prime minister and the number is sure to rise further in hours

Theresa May will face a fight for her leadership if 48 members of her own party put in writing that they have lost confidence in her.

If the chair of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives – Sir Graham Brady – receives letters from 15% of the party’s MPs, a secret ballot is triggered.

If Mrs May wins, they can not challenge her premiership for another year.

But, if she loses, there will be a leadership election and she will not be allowed to run. (You can see the process in the graphic below)