Dec 15 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May said she found "a shared determination" among some European leaders Tuesday to persuade the British Parliament to accept a proposed Brexit deal, but her continental counterparts insisted any room for revisions was small.
EU leaders have insisted that the backstop can not be taken out of the deal, but May is sure to seek flexibility on this from her European partners.
"We will not revise the agreement, including the protective agreement (with respect to the border of Ireland - ed.) but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate the ratification in the UK".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a stark message for Theresa May on Tuesday: The Brexit deal can not be renegotiated.
Mrs May's move to abandon a crunch Commons vote, scheduled for Tuesday, on her Brexit deal drew howls of condemnation from the opposition as well as a number of Tories.
The clause proposes that the whole of the United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland, will remain in a customs union with the EU "unless and until" the bloc agrees there is no prospect of a return to a hard border.
But EU leaders have been eager to make one thing clear: renegotiating the Withdrawal Agreement is not on the table.
May plans to return to Brussels for a two-day European Council summit meeting there on Thursday and Friday.
The British Prime Minister wishes to consult with European leaders.
"It is necessary for the entire coherence of what we have agreed with Britain, and it is necessary for Ireland".
The speaker of the lower house of parliament, John Bercow, called for lawmakers to be given a vote on the decision to defer the vote on the deal itself.
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Burnley have faced four of the top six so far this season and are yet to pick up a point, scoring one goal and conceding 14. They lost 2-1 to Inter in the San Siro in their first meeting in September.
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Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the captain announced over Idaho they were turning back. However, many passengers were confused after finding out that a heart has limited time before it has to be transplanted.
China confident of agreeing United States trade deal despite Trump's combative stance
That includes more purchases of US farm products, which Trump - seemingly trying to remind Xi - has said will begin "immediately". Trump continues to ratchet up pressure on China , saying there would be a "REAL DEAL with China, or no deal at all".
The commission chief said though that there is room for "further clarifications and further interpretations without opening the withdrawal agreement".
Summing up May's meeting with Merkel, the prime minister's official spokesman said: 'The Prime Minister set out the view of parliament that the backstop must only be temporary.
After visits to the Hague and Berlin, her final stop on Tuesday will be Brussels where she will meet European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
But she still risks a challenge from within her own party from eurosceptics who argue her Brexit deal would leave Britain tied for years to the European Union rules. "As time is running out, we will also discuss our preparedness for a no-deal scenario".
Labour had threatened to call a confidence motion in May if she lost Tuesday's vote, but pulled this after her Northern Irish allies pledged to support her.
May added that she had spoken to "a number of European Union leaders" over the weekend in advance of a bloc meeting on Thursday.
May said the deeper question was whether parliament wanted to deliver on the people's will from the 2016 referendum, or open up divisions with another national vote.
Mr Juncker said the agreement was the "best deal possible" and the "only deal possible".
Any such undertakings would be "completely irrelevant" if they were not included in the withdrawal agreement, MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leading Brexit supporter, told reporters.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged May to stand down because her government was now in "chaos".
"We view the situation with a mixture of worry and hope", one CEO said of a FTSE-listed company said on condition of anonymity.
Dec 15 2018
7-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in Texas in Border Patrol custody
Customs and Border Protection officials say the girl was an unaccompanied minor, meaning she did not have parents with her. On Dec. 6, Jakelin, her father and the rest of their group went to a closed port of entry to cross illegally into the U.S.
Dec 14 2018
Chinese companies buy more than $180 million worth of USA soybeans
The German company BMW AG also exports its sports utility vehicles to China from the U.S. , and it saw its shares go up by 1.8%. The companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Dec 13 2018
Celtics: Kyrie Irving plays it safe with knee
Stevens indicated that this stint on the sideline might be longer to allow Horford to get completely over the tendinitis. How did they get to this point? While Davis started for the Pelicans , guard E'Twaun Moore was ruled out beforehand.
Dec 13 2018
Bookmakers predict Theresa May will survive no confidence vote
Two members who were under party suspension for alleged misconduct prior to Wednesday were permitted to vote in the ballot. The victor of the vote becomes Conservative leader and prime minister , without the need for a national election.
Dec 12 2018
Isha Ambani pre-wedding ceremonies
Mukesh Ambani's elder son Akash and his soon-to-be wife Shloka Mehta walked hand-in-hand during Isha-Anand's Sangeet function. Guests received personalised wedding invitations via LCD screens and ate with utensils crafted of pure gold and silver.
Dec 12 2018
5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan's southern coast
Jahmar Resilard, 28, of Miramar, Florida. "The change in status comes at the conclusion of search and rescue operations". The crash is said to have occurred during a refuelling exercise but the United States military has not confirmed this.
Dec 09 2018
Mueller accuses Manafort of lying, but not about Russian Federation collusion
He was motivated to do so by personal greed, and repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends. I discuss the 38-page sentencing memo filed by the Southern District prosecutors in the adjacent post.
Dec 09 2018
Hundreds of 'yellow vest' protesters are detained in Paris
Already dozens of tax offices across the country have been attacked and mass protests are planned in Paris and other cities. But many "yellow vests" are urging fresh protests this weekend, saying a string of government concessions are not enough.
Dec 05 2018
Best NFL draft picks under Urban Meyer at Ohio State
Following the 2017 season, he turned down an offer to become the offensive coordinator job with NFL's Tennessee Titans . He was slated to earn $7.6 million in 2018, making him the one of the highest paid coaches in the nation.
Dec 04 2018
New Galaxy S10 renders show display hole and triple camera array
While most manufacturers have killed the 3.5mm headphone jack, Samsung is still keeping the audio port next to its USB-C port. An illustration depicted in the patent filing shows a Galaxy device with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the display.
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