LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to "listen to business" at a meeting on Wednesday and back her Brexit deal, which envisages continuing close ties with the EU.
DUBLIN Ireland's main opposition party agreed to extend an expiring cooperation deal with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's minority government into 2020, to avoid what it called a spreading of the "political chaos" gripping Britain.
BRUSSELS EU leaders agreed on Thursday to spell out that the "backstop" guarantee to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland should only be a temporary solution, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said.
DUBLIN Ireland's foreign minister insisted there was no credible fallback option to take the place of the "backstop" to prevent the return of border checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit.
BERLIN The European Union is open to add clarifications to the Brexit deal but there won't be further negotiations in substance on issues such as the backstop solution on Northern Ireland, European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday.
LONDON Theresa May is "fighting day and night" to secure a Brexit agreement, aiming to make progress on the issue of the Northern Ireland backstop that is recognized as a concern on both sides, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Thursday.
BERLIN Germany does not want the Northern Irish 'backstop' - an insurance policy to avoid a return to controls between the British province and EU-member Ireland - to take effect after Brexit, a German government official said on Wednesday.
LONDON Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party called on Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to come back from Brussels with real changes to her divorce deal with the European Union or face a defeat in parliament.
LONDON Three lawmakers loyal to Prime Minister Theresa May have proposed new Brexit safeguards to give parliament more say on the contentious issue of Northern Ireland, in a bid to help her win a crucial vote to approve the government's exit deal.
LONDON The British government has broken its promises to Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and put pressure on the arrangement that keeps Prime Minister Theresa May in power, the party's Brexit spokesman said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Washington "would take a look at" the possibility of extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who Ankara suspects of being behind a 2016 coup attempt, but he made no commitment, the White House said on Tuesday.