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Under pressure at home, May demands new deal from EU on Irish border


BELFAST British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union to strike a new deal to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland and demanded Brussels quickly respond to her plan to avoid a damaging no-deal Brexit. | Video

Ireland says EU reaction to UK Brexit white paper lukewarm: minister

DUBLIN Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday reaction from EU capitals to British Prime minister Theresa May's Brexit white paper was lukewarm but said there was agreement it formed the basis for negotiations.

World, 8:54am EDT

UK PM May frustrated Northern Ireland lacks devolved government

BELFAST, Northern Ireland British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that she was frustrated that Northern Ireland had been without a devolved government for over eighteen months.

World, 7:21am EDT

Ireland could not stop UK flights from crossing its land: PM May's spokeswoman

LONDON It is wrong to claim that Ireland can stop British flights flying over the country if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to agree a deal to leave the European Union, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

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U.S. judge sets plea change for Algerian who recruited 'Jihad Jane'

WASHINGTON An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

World, U.S., Jul 19 2018

Visiting Northern Irish border, PM May to defend her Brexit plan

BELLEEK, Northern Ireland, British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell the people of Northern Ireland on Friday that her Brexit plan is the best way to avoid a hard border with Ireland, standing firm against critics in her own party.

World, Jul 19 2018

Ireland to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary officials for Brexit

DUBLIN The Irish government on Wednesday agreed to hire 1,000 customs and veterinary officials to deal with new trade rules between Britain and Ireland that are likely to come into effect once Britain's Brexit transition deal ends in March 2021, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.

World, Jul 18 2018

Irish foreign minister says EU to negotiate Brexit on UK's white paper only

DUBLIN The European Union plans to negotiate Britain's withdrawal on the basis of the British government's white paper on Brexit and will not focus on amendments passed by parliament, Ireland's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

World, Jul 18 2018

UK PM May to visit Northern Ireland to offer Brexit reassurances

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a two-day visit to Northern Ireland on Thursday, seeking to reassure businesses that her government will avoid a hard border after Brexit between the province and European Union member Ireland.

World, Jul 18 2018

Ryanair cancels 1 percent of flights on Friday as strike crisis deepens

DUBLIN Ryanair plans to cancel only 1 percent of its flights during a strike by Ireland-based pilots on Friday, but Europe's largest low-cost airline is bracing for far wider industrial action across five countries next week.


Concern in White House over intelligence chief's Russian summit surprise

WASHINGTON While U.S. President Donald Trump defended his efforts to build a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, aides said on Friday there is some frustration that the U.S. intelligence chief did not know about plans for a second summit and they hope that meeting will follow a more traditional pattern.