Apr 21 2018
Brussels rejected the U.K.'s two post-Brexit customs proposals to solve the Northern Ireland border issue.
The Daily Telegraph said it had been told the UK's plans for Northern Ireland had been subject to a "systematic and forensic annihilation" in what it said was a "detailed and forensic rebuttal".
Michel Barnier said on Friday that a quarter of the work needed to complete preparations for the United Kingdom to leave the the bloc next March remains to be done, as sources say little progress was made in three weeks of talks to break the deadlock on the vexed Irish question.
Fresh doubts have been raised over Theresa May's hopes for a deal on future relations with Europe, after reports that her proposals for the Irish border have been comprehensively rejected in Brussels.
A legal draft of December's phase one agreement that formalised a "backstop" arrangement, whereby Northern Ireland would remain in a customs union with the EU if negotiators were unable to agree on a more elegant solution, was immediately rejected by Mrs May and the DUP in early March.
"No trickery is going to get her or her Government out of the hole they have dug for themselves in ruling out continued membership of the Customs Union and the Single Market".
Neymar says he is confident he will play at the World Cup
I had an examination last week, it is all ideal , evolving well, so I hope that continues so I can get back as soon as possible. Unai Emery's side were crowned Champions of France at the weekend after defeating Monaco 7-1 at Parc des Princes.
E. coli outbreak now in 11 states
New Jersey has identified six E. coli cases in Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Warren counties that may be linked to Panera. The states that reported cases of infection are New Jersey, Idaho, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington.
Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills 10 security forces in Herat
The Taliban planted mines to prevent government reinforcements from going to help and quickly took responsibility for the attack. Fighting went on for about three hours until fresh troops were deployed to the district and the Taliban escaped from the area.
Former Conservative Party chairman Lord Patten, who sponsored the key amendment on preparing to join a customs union with the EU after Brexit, was withering about current Cabinet ministers Boris Johnson and Liam Fox.
As a result Tory MP rebels moved to increase pressure on the PM by tabling a parliamentary motion on Thursday calling on the government to make being in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective.
But, Remainers argue such a confidence vote gives them far more leverage, particularly after the Government repeatedly delayed a similar customs union vote in the House of Commons for fear of losing.
Speaking in London on Thursday, he suggested proposed economic solutions for avoiding a hard border were regarded as a non-starter because of the UK's decision to diverge from the European Union by leaving the single market.
"We have agreed that the areas covered in the draft must reflect those that meet our shared commitments".
Responding to the Telegraph report, former Treasury permanent secretary Lord Macpherson tweeted: "EU's position on Irish border so predictable".
Apr 20 2018
Stormy Daniels sketch is a nonexistent man
Daniels is challenging the validity of the agreement in court, saying Trump never signed it. Trump's having none of it: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man".
Apr 20 2018
NFL To Announce 2018 Regular-Season Schedule On Thursday
The NFL has announced it will release the 2018 schedule Thursday night at 8 - and of course it will be on NFL Network. From a Pittsburgh Steelers point of view, there are really two questions when it comes to the schedule.
Apr 20 2018
Khloe Kardashian sends love to Kourtney on her 39th birthday
Over on her Instagram page Kourtney took time out of her birthday celebrations to promote the collaboration. Both are also wearing one of the lip products from their collection.
Apr 20 2018
Jeevitha Rajasekhar press meet, Counter to Sri Reddy and POW Sandhya
Speaking on TV9 news channel, Jeevitha played a controversial video of Reddy raising questions over her credibility. But the ban was lifted after the Natural Human Rights Commission slapped a notice on the Telangana government.
Apr 19 2018
Turkish president calls snap elections for June
The AK Party holds 316 seats in parliament, the CHP holds 131, the MHP holds 36 and the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) holds 50. In addition, the president will be able to declare a state of emergency, a power now held by the government.
Apr 18 2018
FIFA Charges World Cup Host Russia for Fan Racism
The charge will be a concern to organisers of the World Cup, with the start of the competition in less than two months' time. StubHub said it fully complies with applicable laws and does not allow the resale of World Cup tickets.
Apr 18 2018
Harley Quinn Movie Hires Female Director
Yan, whose feature-film debut Dead Pigs picked up an award at Sundance this year, beat out numerous contenders for the plum job. Warner Bros. has been hard at work on developing a slew of films based on DC properties over the past few years.
Apr 16 2018
Athletic therapist dies after Humboldt bus crash, raising death toll to 16
She graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Regina , according to the school . However, the family is asking for privacy from media and will not be responding to interview requests.
Apr 16 2018
Congress' first candidates list out, Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari
His son Yathindra who is entering politics officially with this election will contest from the constituency of Varuna. The Congress today released the list of its 218 candidates for the ensuing Karnataka Assembly polls.
Apr 15 2018
Trump attorney is focus of 'monthslong' investigation into personal dealings
Cohen, though, would often make light of his legal acumen, as a former Cooley Law School classmate, Greg Crockett explained. Cohen and their teams were still scrambling on Friday to assess the damage from the raid early Monday morning", The Times .
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Apr 21 2018Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel' in apparent protest against Israel
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Apr 18 2018Busch passes Larson to win at Bristol
Apr 18 2018Mourinho wants strong Manchester United finish to secure second place
Apr 18 2018OPCW chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma - Syrian state media
Apr 16 2018Carrie Underwood Shares First Up-Close Face Photo Since Accident
Apr 14 2018Klopp confident Salah will stay with Reds
Apr 14 2018National Basketball Association playoffs preview: Who's playing who in the East and West
Apr 20 2018Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel's 70th Anniversary in Video Messages
Apr 19 2018Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday
Apr 19 2018Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing '18 season for Pats
Apr 18 2018Immunotherapy shows promise for lung cancer
Apr 17 2018Don't delay: Tuesday is Tax Day
Apr 17 2018Montenegro elects pro-West president Milo Djukanovic, projections show
Apr 17 2018Police officer fatally shot while serving arrest warrant
Apr 16 2018Bucks match-up with injury-ridden Celtics in first round of playoffs
Apr 16 2018Corbyn Questions Legal Basis for British Strikes in Syria
Apr 16 2018Trump says Syria strikes "perfectly executed", declares "Mission Accomplished!"
Apr 15 2018Colorado Senator Releases Statement On Marijuana Policy
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