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Irish commitment to Brexit backstop ‘absolute’ – foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaks at a ‘Global Ireland’ news conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneDUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s commitment to the entire Brexit divorce deal struck with the British government but rejected by its parliament is “absolute”, including the contentious border “backstop”, foreign minister Simon Coveney…

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Customs union rollback would unlock Brexit talks – EU’s Hogan

FILE PHOTO: European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan holds a news conference on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020, in Brussels, Belgium June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Yves HermanDUBLIN (Reuters) – Britain could remove most obstacles blocking a Brexit deal if it rolls back on a promise of leaving the European Union’s customs union,…

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Former PM Major urges May to drop Brexit red lines

LONDON (Reuters) – Former British prime minister John Major urged Theresa May on Saturday to drop her “red lines” on Brexit or allow parliament to find a way forward to avoid a damaging no-deal departure from the European Union in March. Britain’s former Prime Minister John Major gives a speech on Brexit in London, February…

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May makes no change to demands in talks with EU leaders – report

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street, London, Britain, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May made no change to her demands in talks with European Union leaders despite her Brexit plan being defeated by British lawmakers earlier this week, the Telegraph newspaper reported bit.ly/2RCdHch on Friday.…

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May makes no change to her demands in talks with EU leaders – Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street, London, Britain, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has made no change to her demands in talks with European Union leaders despite her Brexit plan being defeated by British lawmakers earlier this week, the Telegraph newspaper reported bit.ly/2RCdHch on…

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German foreign minister says hard to imagine reopening Brexit accord

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas looks on during a ‘Global Ireland’ conference in Dublin, Ireland January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh KilcoyneBERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter that it was hard to imagine Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union being revisited, adding that the British parliament’s rejection of a draft Brexit…

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UK is likely to delay Brexit and a referendum is possible, Farage says

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage arrives for a “Leave Means Leave” rally in London, Britain January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom is likely to delay Brexit and another referendum is possible so opponents of European Union membership need to organise, prominent Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Friday. “I think, I…

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Popcorn to hand, EU watches Brexit show but frets for own future

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – EU Brexit negotiators are “watching the BBC and eating popcorn”, in the words of one of them, as Britain’s domestic rows over leaving make for compelling TV but frustrate Europe’s hopes for a clean break. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Union’s chief Brexit…

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‘We will miss you’ – Germany pleads with the British to stay in EU

CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer attends the strategy meeting of Germany’s governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Potsdam, Germany, January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Axel SchmidtLONDON (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back…