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German Europe Minister: Northern Ireland peace, EU single market non-negotiable


BERLIN Peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the EU single market are non-negotiable for the EU, Germany's Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth said hours before British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.

Merkel: Irish border solution possible, but not by reopening Withdrawal Agreement

REYKJAVIK German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the EU would think about practical solutions regarding the post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but not by revisiting the Withdrawal Agreement.

World, Aug 20 2019

Ireland disappointed with Johnson's opening Brexit bid: foreign minister

DUBLIN Ireland expressed disappointment on Tuesday at a demand from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit backstop insurance policy for the Irish border be replaced with a pledge.

World, Aug 20 2019

EU executive says Brexit backstop only way to avoid hard border in Ireland

BRUSSELS The European Union executive said the backstop option was the only means identified by both London and the bloc to avoid a return to extensive border checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

World, Aug 20 2019

Blast targets police near Northern Ireland border: officers

BELFAST A device exploded in Northern Ireland near the border with Ireland early on Monday in what police said was an attempt to kill officers looking into an earlier incident.

World, Aug 19 2019

Uber appoints new UK boss as London licence renewal nears

LONDON Uber appointed a new boss for Britain and Ireland on Monday just over a month before its licence expires in London, one of its most important global markets where the regulator has previously stripped it of its right to operate. | Video

Aug 19 2019

Irish regulator nears end of first privacy probe, ruling to take months

DUBLIN Ireland's data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU's new privacy laws, likely to involve Facebook's WhatsApp subsidiary, although a formal decision could take months.

Tech, Facebook Aug 16 2019

Ryanair expects minimal disruption from planned strikes

DUBLIN Ryanair expects minimal cancellations with affected passengers flying out at different times if pilots in Britain and Ireland go ahead with a two-day strike next week, the airline's chief people officer said on Thursday.

Aerospace & Defense, Aug 15 2019

Plane used to carry U.S. troops catches fire at Irish airport

DUBLIN A plane that regularly carries U.S. troops through Ireland's Shannon Airport caught fire shortly before it was due to take off on Thursday, forcing a five-hour suspension of flights at Shannon and cancellation of some trips.

World, Aug 15 2019

Ireland well-placed to respond to growing no deal Brexit risk: minister

DUBLIN The growing possibility of a no deal Brexit will present a very difficult shock for Ireland but is one its strongly growing economy is well-placed to respond to, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Thursday.

World, Aug 15 2019

British PM Johnson's party takes 14 percent point lead over Labour: Kantar poll

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has opened up a 14 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party as Johnson's tougher stance on Brexit wins back supporters, according to a poll published on Wednesday.