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From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans Umbrella Movement This post contains videos

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters amid clashes over extradition plans

Black-clad demonstrators, most of them young people and students, have surrounded government offices.

From TheJournal.ie UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock Brexit

UK Home Secretary says Britain should pay Ireland half a billion pounds to break deadlock

Sajid Javid said Britain has a moral duty to pay for a new border arrangement.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago Tory Leadership

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

From TheJournal.ie High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson Brexit

High Court throws out misconduct in public office case against Boris Johnson

The lawsuit had accused him of knowingly lying during the Brexit referendum campaign.

From TheJournal.ie The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland Ep2019

The Brexit vote: Here are all the MEPs elected for Britain and Northern Ireland

Great Britain and Northern Ireland will send 73 MEPs back to Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader Brexit

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will replace Theresa May as Prime Minister?

The Times newspaper in the UK has put Tory MP Boris Johnson as the front-runner.

From TheJournal.ie Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape Sweden

Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape

It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal Once More

Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal

MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.

From TheJournal.ie White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP Neo-Nazi

White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP

He had been serving a prison sentence for stirring up hatred and was previously sentenced for committing child sex offence.

From TheJournal.ie Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty CSO

Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty

Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg defends sharing video of German far-right leader's speech

The Tory MP said it was not an endorsement, he was simply “pointing out something interesting which is worth watching”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like? National Question

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?

The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays Pro Brexit

Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays

Britain was originally due to leave the European Union today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit Brexit

'Never has Europe been in such danger': Macron calls for EU reform in light of Brexit

In an opinion piece published in 28 newspapers around Europe, Macron outlined his vision for the EU’s future.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Donald Tusk say there was a special place in hell for Brexiteers?

All hell broke loose after his speech in Brussels today – here’s what he actually said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony' Tension

'Completely unacceptable': Britain angered after EU document calls Gibraltar a 'colony'

Gibraltar, home to 33,000 people, was ceded to Britain by Spain in 1713, in perpetuity.

From TheJournal.ie Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal Article 50

Foreign Secretary says UK may seek to delay Brexit in bid to secure deal

Getting MPs to support a withdrawal agreement has proved rather difficult.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government publishes no-deal Brexit plans for transport, healthcare and consumer protection Brexit

Irish government publishes no-deal Brexit plans for transport, healthcare and consumer protection

The laws apply to a wide number of areas of Irish society.

From TheJournal.ie Britain found charging women rescued from forced marriages to return home Repatriation

Britain found charging women rescued from forced marriages to return home

Four British women who were liberated from a punishment institution in Somalia were each charged £740 (€820), The Times newspaper revealed.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful' Border Poll

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

From TheJournal.ie Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit Sort It Out

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit

The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.

From TheJournal.ie 'Complete madness': UK spends £100 million on no-deal Brexit ferry plans Splash The Cash

'Complete madness': UK spends £100 million on no-deal Brexit ferry plans

Chartering ferries have been hired to mitigate the risk of “severe congestion” at the port of Dover in case there is no deal.

From TheJournal.ie UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident' Migrants

UK treating rise in migrant crossing the Channel as 'major incident'

The move follows the interception of two more vessels carrying 12 migrants off the southeast English coast.

From TheJournal.ie Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit Brexit

Anger over £65 charge for EU citizens to apply to remain in UK after Brexit

Irish people living in the UK will not be expected to apply to the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash Iceland

Three British tourists killed, four seriously injured in Iceland crash

The vehicle crashed through a railing on a one-lane bridge.

From TheJournal.ie Police admit there is a possibility that no drones hovered over Gatwick Airport Back To Square One

Police admit there is a possibility that no drones hovered over Gatwick Airport

Police are scrambling for answers after releasing their only suspects in the Gatwick Airport drone mystery.

From TheJournal.ie British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up Plan For The Worst

British businesses 'watching in horror' as risk of no-deal Brexit ramps up

It is now 100 days until the UK is due to leave the EU.

From TheJournal.ie The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today Brexit

The Bollocks to Brexit bus drove through Dublin today

The bus was spotted driving through the city centre and stopped off at the Guinness brewery on its way up north to Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult' Backstop

Varadkar says some of May's Brexit suggestions 'make sense', while others are 'difficult'

EU leaders offered Theresa May sympathy today, but no promises.

From TheJournal.ie Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death Unexplored Island

Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death

The remote Indian island has a fascinating history.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal? Brexit Tensions

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why is Spain threatening to derail the Brexit deal?

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, located near the southernmost tip of Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now Explainer

Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now

There have been five resignations so far today – including two members of her Cabinet.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame' COME WHAT MAY

Calls for Taoiseach to brief party leaders on Brexit state-of-play as talks enter the 'endgame'

The British Prime Minister said negotiators are “working extremely hard, through the night, to make progress”.

From TheJournal.ie Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says Britain

Report of deal to keep UK in customs union post-Brexit is 'speculation', Flanagan says

Sources told the Sunday Times that Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain Tense Relations

Varadkar says Brexit is 'fraying the relationship' between Ireland and Britain

Varadkar was speaking to RTÉ Radio One’s Marian Finucan Show this morning.

From TheJournal.ie UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines Tracey Crouch

UK's Sports Minister steps down in row over slot machines

“It is with great sadness I have resigned from one of the best jobs in Government,” Crouch tweeted.

From TheJournal.ie May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals Brexit

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.

From TheJournal.ie Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared Brexit

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared

The number has grown 40-fold since 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal Border Issue

'The answer is yes': EU's Michel Barnier says Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

EU leaders have warned Britain they would offer no more concessions to break the deadlock in negotiations.

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