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Explainer - How the Brexit deal is shaping up


BRUSSELS Even as British Prime Minister Theresa May battles critics in her own party, she may be closing in on a Brexit deal which has been stymied by arguments over the Irish border. Here's how:


Ireland to exhume babies' mass grave to provide proper burial 5:02pm BST

DUBLIN Ireland's government on Tuesday approved the exhumation and reburial of the decades-old remains of hundreds of babies left in unmarked graves at the site of a former church-run home for unwed mothers in the western town of Tuam.


UK says Northern Ireland can not be in separate customs territory post-Brexit 4:54pm BST

LONDON Britain cannot accept Northern Ireland being in a separate customs territory from the rest of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday.


Sterling briefly boosted by hopes EU will offer UK-wide customs union 4:16pm BST

LONDON Sterling briefly gained half a percent against the dollar and euro on Tuesday after a media report that the European Union could offer British Prime Minister Theresa May a UK-wide customs union to clinch a Brexit deal.


Pound jumps on report EU may offer Britain UK-wide customs union 1:27pm BST

LONDON Sterling gained half a percent versus the dollar and euro on Tuesday after Ireland's RTE News reported that the European Union may offer Britain a UK-wide customs union.


U.S. dollar rises against pound as Brexit talks remain in flux 22 Oct 2018

NEW YORK The U.S. dollar rose on Monday as the British pound fell on news that Brexit negotiations with the European Union over Northern Ireland remain in flux and as the euro continued its slide on political uncertainty over Italy's budget.

Sterling below $1.30 on report Northerm Irish DUP to back rebel Brexit amendment 22 Oct 2018

LONDON Sterling fell below $1.30 on Monday for the first time in more than 2-1/2 weeks, extending losses after the Telegraph's deputy political editor reported Northern Ireland's DUP would back a Brexit amendment being tabled by eurosceptic parliamentarians.


Ireland says Brexit transition extension can't be alternative to Irish backstop - newspaper 22 Oct 2018

DUBLIN An extension to Britain's post-Brexit transition period cannot be an alternative to the "backstop" agreement governing the Irish border, Ireland's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Monday by the Irish Times newspaper.


EU's Barnier plays down 'backstop' checks on Northern Irish trade 21 Oct 2018

PARIS The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier stood firm on the need for checks on goods shipped from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland after Brexit, while insisting this would not amount to a new border, in an interview published on Sunday.


UK ready to drop Brexit demand on Irish border - Bloomberg 19 Oct 2018

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May is ready to agree to a fallback arrangement for the border between the United Kingdom and Ireland which does not have a time limit, to speed Brexit talks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.


Turkey, U.S. vow to get to bottom of Khashoggi killing

ANKARA/WASHINGTON Turkey and the United States vowed on Tuesday to get to the bottom of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and punish those responsible, after Saudi Arabia admitted that the prominent journalist died during a Saudi security operation in Istanbul. | Video