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Britain committed to no hard Irish border, whatever outcome of Brexit talks - Davis

LONDON Britain intends to prevent a hard border in Ireland after leaving the European Union whatever the outcome of talks with the bloc, UK's Brexit minister said on Monday, saying comments that this was not legally enforceable were taken out of context.

Britain has ways to secure no hard border with Ireland post-Brexit, says minister

LONDON Britain has two proposals on how to secure a frictionless border with EU member Ireland after Brexit, a new customs partnership or a "highly streamlined approach" to customs, Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire said on Sunday.

World, Dec 10 2017

Border agreement puts floor under EU/UK trade talks: Irish foreign minister

DUBLIN The Brexit agreement on the Irish border that assures Northern Ireland will remain aligned with the European Union's customs union and single market "puts a floor" under what is possible in negotiations on trade after Britain leaves the EU, Ireland's foreign minister said.

World, Dec 08 2017

UK PM May promises to uphold N. Ireland peace process as Brexit impasse ends

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday she would continue to govern in the interests of all Northern Ireland and uphold the agreement that ended decades of sectarian violence in the province.

World, Dec 08 2017

Britain, EU agree on divorce bill, Northern Ireland, citizens' rights: joint report

BRUSSELS Britain and the European Union have agreed on the three key divorce issues of a financial settlement, citizens' rights and how to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the EU, a joint report said.

World, Dec 08 2017

Brexit deal guarantees no hard border in Ireland: Irish foreign minister

DUBLIN The agreement reached by Brexit negotiators early on Friday fully guarantees that there can be no hard border on the island of Ireland once Britain leaves the European Union, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

World, Dec 08 2017

UK to remain in sync after Brexit with EU rules supporting Irish peace

BRUSSELS Britain will "maintain full alignment" after Brexit with the European Union's single market and customs union rules that support peace, cooperation and economy on the island of Ireland, an agreement between the bloc and London said on Friday.

World, Dec 08 2017

Substantive changes to Brexit border text, says Northern Ireland's DUP leader

LONDON Britain has made substantive changes to its proposed text for a deal with the European Union, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party said on Friday as Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Brussels to present the deal.

World, Dec 08 2017

Brexit Irish border deal possible within hours

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free-trade talks with the European Union.

World, Dec 07 2017

'Slightly modified' Irish border text under consideration: governing party MEP

DUBLIN Brexit negotiators in Brussels, Dublin and London are working on a new text on the post-Brexit Irish land border with Northern Ireland that might be modified somewhat from a version that was almost agreed earlier this week, a member of the European Parliament from Ireland's governing party said on Thursday.

World, Dec 07 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula

BEIJING War must not be allowed to break out on the Korean peninsula and the issue must be resolved through talks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into conflict.