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November 8, 2018 11:01 AM Irish foreign minister urges caution on Brexit breakthrough

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s foreign minister tried to dampen expectations on Thursday that a Brexit deal might be imminent and said it would be wrong to assume that any consensus within the British government meant that an agreement had been clinched. “Let me just say this in terms of commentary today, particularly in British media, I would urge caution 80

November 7, 2018 10:30 AM Irish PM sees chances fading for Brexit deal in November

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The chances of sealing a deal on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union this month are fading, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday. EU leaders had previously penciled in a summit for mid-November to sign off on any Brexit deal with London. Negotiators from both sides, however, remain at odds over ways to guarantee 87

November 5, 2018 9:17 PM Brexit withdrawal deal 95 percent complete, confident of Northern Irish deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May believes a deal in which Britain will leave the European Union is almost done and is confident of a solution on Northern Ireland, currently the sticking point for Brexit to happen in time for a March deadline. A statement from the prime minister’s office said she believed 95 percent of the withdrawal agreement 67

November 2, 2018 3:46 PM Soccer: Four Balkan countries consider 2030 World Cup, Euro 2028 bids

VARNA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania are considering a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the European championship two years earlier, Balkan countries’ officials said on Friday. No Balkan nation has hosted the World Cup while the former Yugoslavia, which broke up in 1991, hosted the four-country European Championships 88

October 31, 2018 7:10 AM Khabib Gunning for $50 Million Fight, He's a 'Global Superstar'

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a bigger star than Conor McGregor -- so says his manager -- and therefore deserves MORE MONEY than Conor ... which he why he wants at least $50 mil for his next fight. We spoke with Ali Abdelaziz who argues Khabib has become a "global superstar" -- who's met with some of the most powerful leaders in the world. Ali says Khabib's 98

October 19, 2018 6:57 AM Extension of Brexit transition would not solve the problems: German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and Germany’s government will not block an extension of the post-Brexit transition period, but an extension alone will not solve the problems on hand, European Affairs Minister Michael Roth said on Friday. “If that solves problems and if a few more months are needed to negotiate the details of future relations, then it will certainly 73

October 19, 2018 6:56 AM EU's Barnier says Brexit deal 90 percent done, but Ireland issue could derail it

PARIS (Reuters) - European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border. “Ninety percent of the accord on the table has been agreed with Britain,” Barnier told France Inter radio 62

October 15, 2018 10:38 AM DUP MP says EU Brexit backstop proposal would 'destroy Northern Ireland economy'

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The European Union’s proposals to ensure that there is no infrastructure on the Irish border would destroy Northern Ireland’s economy by creating barriers with Britain, a Democratic Unionist Party member of parliament said on Monday. “This would destroy our economy & be a fundamental breach of Belfast Agreement,” Jeffrey Donaldson 73

October 12, 2018 1:45 PM Irish Brexit backstop must be short and time-limited: UK's Raab

LONDON (Reuters) - The Brexit backstop designed to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and European Union member the republic of Ireland, must be finite, short and time-limited, Britain’s Brexit minister said on Friday. “It would have to be finite, it would have to be short and it would have to be, I think, time-limited in order for it to be supported 55

October 9, 2018 10:31 PM Britain, EU Edge Closer to Brexit Deal

Two sides narrow differences over the main sticking point of Northern Ireland BRUSSELS—Negotiators have moved within sight of a deal on the terms of Britain’s divorce from the European Union, say diplomats from the two sides, narrowing differences over a key sticking point: How to avoid a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. While issues 69