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Backed by EU, frustrated Irish warn UK time running out on Brexit


DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister warned Britain on Thursday that there is not much time left to conclude a smooth withdrawal from the European Union, as the head of the EU's executive arm pledged its full support for Dublin's stance.

Frustrated Ireland calls for Brexit talks to intensify

DUBLIN Brexit talks must intensify over the summer, particularly on the issue of the Irish border, or Britain risks being unable to withdraw smoothly from the European Union, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday.

World, 3:48am EDT

EU leaders worried over Irish border issue in Brexit talks: draft

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will express concern on Friday over a lack of progress in talks with London on how to avoid reimposing controls at the border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit.

World, Jun 19 2018

Amazon to add over 1,000 jobs in Ireland in country's biggest staff boost this year

DUBLIN Amazon will add more than 1,000 new jobs in Ireland over the next two years, the U.S. online retail giant said on Monday, taking its workforce to more than 3,500 in a country that continues to be a magnet for major technology firms.

Tech, Jun 18 2018

McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones in UK and Ireland: BBC

LONDON McDonald's will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland, starting from September, the BBC reported on Friday.

Environment, Jun 15 2018

Ireland to vote on removing blasphemy as an offense

DUBLIN Ireland will hold a referendum in October to remove the offense of blasphemy from its constitution, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said on Tuesday.

World, Jun 12 2018

U.S.-bound flight diverted to Ireland after security scare

NEW YORK/DUBLIN A United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Ireland's Shannon Airport on Monday after a message perceived as a potential security concern was discovered on board, Irish police and airline officials said.

Brexit and the Irish backstop riddle

BRUSSELS Efforts to avoid a "hard border" in Ireland can seem baffling but as British Prime Minister Theresa May battles parliament over Brexit, the issue is central to understanding how her demands to the European Union may change.

World, Jun 11 2018

Pope Francis will not visit Northern Ireland on Irish trip

DUBLIN Pope Francis will not visit British-ruled Northern Ireland this summer when he makes the first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years, the Vatican said on Monday.

World, Pope Jun 11 2018

'More questions than answers' in UK Brexit offer: Barnier

BRUSSELS EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a British proposal for avoiding border problems with Ireland after Brexit "raises more questions than answers" but was still welcome progress toward solutions. | Video

World, Jun 08 2018

U.S. identifies North Korea missile test site it says Kim committed to destroy

WASHINGTON The missile engine test site that President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to destroy is a major facility in the western part of the country that has been used for testing engines for long-range missiles, according to a U.S. official. | Video