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John Horan: recent comments by the GAA president about it being clear where the organisation would stand if a Border poll comes maybe shouldn’t be a surprise. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Brexit bringing a Border poll on Irish unity closer leaves the GAA with a moral dilemma. It can behave with integrity, do what it says on the tin and (...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke about launching “a powerful information war” to counter Kremlin propaganda in militant-controlled areas.

Western leaders have congratulated Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election and pledged continued support for K(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Any kind of Brexit will have “negative consequences” which will be worse for Britain than the EU and be entirely the UK’s responsibility, European Com(...)

Council president Donald  at a news conference following the EU  leaders’ summit in  Brussels.  Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

So what did it all mean, this long Brussels night? Britain got its extension, but are we any nearer a solution? Will everyone be back in October (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after the special EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

Channelling his inner Charles de Gaulle, Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday night said a firm Non to fellow EU leaders and Theresa May, singlehandedly holdi(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk, British prime minister Theresa May and German chancellor Angela Merkel talk at a meeting  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Leon Neal - Pool/Getty Images

Broad agreement that the UK would get an extension to article 50 of undetermined length, and that British prime minister Theresa May’s engagement with(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

EU leaders were on Wednesday night set to grant Theresa May an extension to the Brexit negotiating process, with observers of the debate at the emerge(...)

Conservative and Labour party discipline is so weak there is no guarantee that the withdrawal bill would pass even if Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn whipped in favour of it. Photograph: PA Wire

If European Union leaders insist on Wednesday night on a Brexit extension of nine months or a year, it will because they have no confidence that Briti(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: there are fears an extension will raise the risk of further short extensions and emergency summits. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP

There is a strong expectation in Brussels that Wednesday’s summit will give the UK the negotiating extension sought by prime minister Theresa May. How(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Theresa May in Paris: ratification of the withdrawal accord would be France’s “preferred scenario”. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

On Wednesday night, a vote at the European Council meeting in Brussels will determine whether the UK leaves the union in a no-deal Brexit on Friday or(...)

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