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".
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".
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.
OPCW chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma - Syrian state media
Ahmed Abed al-Nafaa said helicopters were flying before the attack and when he reached the site, people were screaming "chlorine". Syrian activists said more than 40 people were killed, but Syria and Russian Federation deny the attack.
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
Embiid not fully cleared but may still play
The pressure appeared to get to the Sixers as they shot 41.7 per cent, down from their 47 per cent during the regular season. What is interesting is that in Game 1, the Sixers had just four fast-break points, compared to 14 for the Heat .
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
'Homeland' Will End After Season 8, According To Claire Danes
The Homeland actress revealed that she is pregnant with her second child on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show on Wednesday. When Howard pointed out that she looked "so thin", Claire answered, "I'm seated".
Apr 19 2018
Trump Attorney Michael Cohen's Secret 3rd Client
Now, to call Fox "infotainment" is not new, nor do I think it's particularly pejorative. Trump denies any sexual relationship with Daniels.
Apr 19 2018
Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing '18 season for Pats
Bayless said he's convinced that Brady wants to play three or four more years with the Patriots , but not under Belichick . Another star Patriots player, tight end Rob Gronkowski , also hasn't indicated positively whether he'll return.
Apr 19 2018
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.
Apr 18 2018
Mourinho wants strong Manchester United finish to secure second place
Jose Mourinho has ruled out bringing in another striker this summer, with Manchester United already well-stocked up front. It has emerged though that Lukaku will likely play on Sunday against West Brom in the league.
Apr 16 2018
Bucks match-up with injury-ridden Celtics in first round of playoffs
In the final moments, however, the Celtics showed some important life, going on a 6-2 run in the final 1:37 to cut into the lead. On paper the Celts shouldn't even be in the postseason, much less hosting a first-round series with home court advantage.
Apr 16 2018
Carrie Underwood Shares First Up-Close Face Photo Since Accident
On Tuesday, Underwood lastly opened as much as her followers about her damage recovering in an open letter on her web site. A number of followers commented on the photograph and speculated it was a scar from her disastrous fall.
Apr 15 2018
IPL: AB de Villiers smashes 57 to help RCB beat Kings
Kohli's wicket brought AB De Villiers at the crease and the two South Africans started the rebuilding job for the home side. RCB bowlers bowled with a game plan and apart from Yadav (3/23), all other bowlers chipped in and restricted Punjab to 155.
Apr 21 2018Wenger's legacy at Arsenal 'untouchable' - Henry
Apr 20 2018Jeevitha Rajasekhar press meet, Counter to Sri Reddy and POW Sandhya
Apr 19 2018Turkish president calls snap elections for June
Apr 18 2018Busch passes Larson to win at Bristol
Apr 17 2018Police officer fatally shot while serving arrest warrant
Apr 16 2018Trump says Syria strikes "perfectly executed", declares "Mission Accomplished!"
Apr 16 2018Congress' first candidates list out, Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari
Apr 15 2018Colorado Senator Releases Statement On Marijuana Policy
Apr 15 2018Trump attorney is focus of 'monthslong' investigation into personal dealings
Apr 14 2018National Basketball Association playoffs preview: Who's playing who in the East and West
Apr 21 2018Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel' in apparent protest against Israel
Apr 20 2018Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel's 70th Anniversary in Video Messages
Apr 20 2018NFL To Announce 2018 Regular-Season Schedule On Thursday
Apr 19 2018Cuban state media say new president to be elected Wednesday
Apr 18 2018Immunotherapy shows promise for lung cancer
Apr 17 2018Don't delay: Tuesday is Tax Day
Apr 16 2018Athletic therapist dies after Humboldt bus crash, raising death toll to 16
Apr 16 2018Corbyn Questions Legal Basis for British Strikes in Syria
Apr 15 2018BioShock Revival Rumored To Be Underway At New "Top-Secret" 2K Studio
Apr 14 2018Klopp confident Salah will stay with Reds
Apr 14 2018E. coli outbreak now in 11 states
Apr 14 2018Afghanistan: Taliban attack kills 10 security forces in Herat