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British prime minister Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

The UK’s attempt to reopen the Brexit negotiations only reinforces the need for a “legally robust” and “workable” backstop, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ha(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May,  with  Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay to her left, in the House of Commons in Westminster on Tuesday night.  Photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Britain is exploring alternative options to the Irish backstop within the Withdrawal Agreement, after parliament voted to order Theresa May to renegot(...)

British prime minister Theresa May addresses MPs following the results of voting on amendments put forward by MPs over the Government’s Brexit deal, in the House of Common.

The Taoiseach was quick to play down the significance of last night’s votes in the House of Commons, echoing Donald Tusk’s assertion that the withdraw(...)

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It’s hard to decide what the guiding question behind Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil (BBC Two, Monday, 9pm) might be. The first episode of this ne(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel exchange the French-German friendship treaty during the signing ceremony  in Aachen, Germany, on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a ritual so faithfully enacted and re-enacted that it must be mandated in some obscure corner of EU law. Every so often, French and German leade(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted the State has obligations to protect the single market in a no-deal Brexit

European Council president Donald Tusk was aghast when he learned in 2015 of then-UK prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to give voters what he call(...)

Riot police clash with opposition demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures in the Venezuelan military came out in support of President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday, a day after the US said it no longer recognised(...)

Pawel Adamowicz, the 53-year-old mayor of Gdansk, Poland, who was loved by liberals and loathed by conservatives, died on Tuesday from stabbing injuries sustained at a charity concert two days earlier. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On a sunny day in August 2010, Mayor Pawel Adamowicz beamed with pride as he renamed a room in Gdansk City Hall after Free State diplomat Seán Lester.(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney at official opening of the Lir National Ocean Test Facility at the UCC Environmental Research Institute Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph:  Clare Keogh

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said he is confident that if the British government was to show any movement on its approach to Brexit, then the European U(...)

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British prime minister Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence in her government on Wednesday after suffering a historically unprecedented defeat fo(...)

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