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From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed' Talks

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit Brexit

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's phone call diplomacy: What does it say about what's next? London Calling

Boris Johnson's phone call diplomacy: What does it say about what's next?

“PM Johnson is positioning the United Kingdom as the British equivalent of ‘America First’,” Professor Federico Fabbrini said.

From TheJournal.ie 'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit Operation Yellowhammer

'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit

The Labour party in Ireland has said that Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal is the most realistic to avoid a no-deal.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn urges parties to make him caretaker PM to defeat no-deal Brexit Caretaker Government

Jeremy Corbyn urges parties to make him caretaker PM to defeat no-deal Brexit

Corbyn has called on opposition leaders to support a Labour caretaker government.

From TheJournal.ie US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU Brexit

US to seek free-trade agreement with UK 'at the earliest possible time' after it leaves EU

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday met with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster Interview

Brexit: Mary Lou rules out special SF conference on party taking seats in Westminster

‘There is no appetite for us to enter Westminster,’ said the Sinn Fáin party leader.

From TheJournal.ie Whaley Bridge residents to return home as dam collapse fears recede UK

Whaley Bridge residents to return home as dam collapse fears recede

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the residents “spirit and patience”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant threat to life': UK town evacuated over fears of dam collapse WHALEY BRIDGE

'Significant threat to life': UK town evacuated over fears of dam collapse

A dam wall at the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir above the town was damaged by days of heavy rain.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is 90% of Ireland's trade with the UK, as a former British trade minister claimed? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is 90% of Ireland's trade with the UK, as a former British trade minister claimed?

Digby Jones made the claim on Twitter at the weekend when discussing the impact of a no deal Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson booed in Wales on the second day of his Union tour A Wales Of A Time

Boris Johnson booed in Wales on the second day of his Union tour

Johnson also refused to answer questions from the Welsh media on camera or while being recorded.

From TheJournal.ie Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are getting rid of mini shampoo bottles by 2021

Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza are getting rid of mini shampoo bottles by 2021

The hotel group uses an average of 200 million ‘bathroom miniatures’ in its rooms each year.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar-Boris Johnson phone call to be arranged 'in the near future' Phoney War

Leo Varadkar-Boris Johnson phone call to be arranged 'in the near future'

A customary call between the two leaders usually takes place when one takes office.

From TheJournal.ie Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons Uk Cabinet

Jacob Rees-Mogg addresses proroguing parliament in his first speech as Leader of the Commons

Rees-Mogg has just given his first statement in the House of Commons as a member of the British government.

From TheJournal.ie Prime Minister Johnson: Those who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts Brexit

Prime Minister Johnson: Those who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts

“To our friends in Ireland, I am convinced we can do a deal without checks on Irish border and without that anti-democratic backstop.”

From TheJournal.ie Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader Brexit Mayhem

Senior Tories say they're stepping down after Boris Johnson confirmed as new party leader

Boris Johnson was announced as the new Conservative Party leader this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Britain is facing into a 'good old-fashioned Sterling crisis', says AIB chairman No Deal

Britain is facing into a 'good old-fashioned Sterling crisis', says AIB chairman

Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal yesterday, Pym spoke candidly about his views on Boris Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem Brexit

Boris Johnson says that if we can go to the moon, we can solve the Irish border problem

During his time as Foreign Secretary, Johnson compared concerns about the Irish border as “the tail wagging the dog.”

From TheJournal.ie Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland? Planning Ahead

Where's Fianna Fáil's promised 12-point plan on a United Ireland?

In 2017, Fianna Fáil said it planned to publish a white paper on unification.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker Stena Impero

'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker

The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie London's Met Police apologise after Twitter and email accounts are hacked Scotland Yard

London's Met Police apologise after Twitter and email accounts are hacked

A number of unauthorised posts were also made on the force’s website last night.

From TheJournal.ie British police hunt for two men after gas release on London Tube carriage Oxford Circus

British police hunt for two men after gas release on London Tube carriage

The incident happened at around 9.15am.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson accused of spreading 'fake news' after using fish as prop to rail against EU regulations Finding Tory

Boris Johnson accused of spreading 'fake news' after using fish as prop to rail against EU regulations

Johnson held the fish aloft at a Conservative Party rally on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe Backstop

Reality of backstop not changing or going anywhere will confront new British prime minister, says Donohoe

Jeremy Hunt proclaimed during a television debate with Boris Johnson that the backstop is “dead”.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to presenter and YouTuber Emily Hartridge who died in an accident UK

Tributes paid to presenter and YouTuber Emily Hartridge who died in an accident

“She has touched so many lives it’s hard to imagine things without her. She was a very special person.”

From TheJournal.ie What is Gatt 24, the 'loophole' cited by Boris Johnson against no-deal Brexit tariffs? Explainer

What is Gatt 24, the 'loophole' cited by Boris Johnson against no-deal Brexit tariffs?

Things have become a little clearer on what would happen if there’s a no-deal Brexit, after the director of the WTO weighed into the debate.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says Tensions

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Former British PM John Major threatens legal action if new UK leader suspends parliament over Brexit Prorogued

Former British PM John Major threatens legal action if new UK leader suspends parliament over Brexit

The idea has been suggested during the Tory leadership campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal Out Of The Woodwork

Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal

Yesterday, Labour’s five trade unions agreed to back Remain in what marked a significant shift for the party.

From TheJournal.ie Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens The Med

Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens

Iran has said it may detain a British ship if the Grace 1 super-tanker is not released.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Hunt: ‘I have Welsh and Irish blood in me - I’ll never allow our union to be broken up’ Tory Leadership

Jeremy Hunt: ‘I have Welsh and Irish blood in me - I’ll never allow our union to be broken up’

Hunt also said that he would reduce the UK’s corporation tax in the event of the “economic bumpiness” of a no-deal Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after pregnant woman dies in London stabbing; baby in critical condition Croydon

Man arrested after pregnant woman dies in London stabbing; baby in critical condition

The 26-year-old woman was eight months pregnant.

From TheJournal.ie Police chief in command during Hillsborough stadium disaster to face retrial David Duckenfield

Police chief in command during Hillsborough stadium disaster to face retrial

96 people were killed during a crush at an FA Cup match at the stadium in 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t believe there will be, but is prepared for it nonetheless.

From TheJournal.ie Married couple who sent €261 to their son in Syria found guilty of funding terrorism by UK court Jihadi Jack

Married couple who sent €261 to their son in Syria found guilty of funding terrorism by UK court

In September 2015, they sent the funds via an intermediary in Lebanon who was nominated by their son, nicknamed Jihadi Jack.

From TheJournal.ie UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again Age Verification

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again

The laws were to be introduced on 15 July, but are to be delayed because of bureaucratic, legal issues.

From TheJournal.ie Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister Tory Leadership

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister

The Tory leadership candidate said that “this is what they did in Ireland on abortion, and actually really worked”.

From TheJournal.ie Health secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race Race For Number 10

Health secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race

Hancock received just 20 votes in the first ballot of 313 Tory MPs.

From TheJournal.ie 'Kick the can - and we kick the bucket!' Ruling out a Brexit delay, Boris Johnson launches his leadership bid Bojo

'Kick the can - and we kick the bucket!' Ruling out a Brexit delay, Boris Johnson launches his leadership bid

Boris Johnson spoke about a no-deal Brexit, delaying Brexit – and avoided a question on whether he’d taken cocaine in his youth.

From TheJournal.ie No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated Mental Health

No chairs, beds or blankets in seclusion rooms at UK facility where Irish teens are treated

The facility faces closure if improvements are not made within six months.

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