Tag: Ireland

What Is in the New Brexit Deal?

The knotty details of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal with the European Union are contained in 64 pages of revisions to the old withdrawal agreement, and an accompanying road map to future relations. After days of shadowy negotiations, the documents set out how Mr. Johnson’s deal differs from the one struck by his […]

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What Is the D.U.P., and How Might It Scupper Brexit?

LONDON — After years of debate, false starts and just plain confusion, the news that Britain had reached a deal to leave the European Union seemed like a moment for a weary nation to exhale. But nearly as soon as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced news of the deal, there was a problem. The Democratic […]

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Signs of Brexit Progress, but Doubts Remain, E.U. Official Says

LONDON — Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said on Wednesday that negotiators would know “in seven to eight hours” whether Britain had struck a deal to leave the European Union, setting the stage for down-to-the-wire talks that could shape the fate of Brexit. But a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson of […]

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Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson Clash Over Brexit Proposal

LONDON — The prospect of a Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union appeared fainter than ever on Tuesday, after an early-morning phone call between Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany underscored the deep differences between the two sides. Hopes for a deal before the Oct. 31 deadline […]

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Britain Once Held All the Cards With Ireland. Brexit Turned the Tables.

LONDON — A day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented his plan to lead Britain out of the European Union — a dense farrago of details about customs unions, regulatory zones and borders running in two directions — Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, offered a simple response: Why not just vote again? “All the polls […]

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Boris Johnson, How Does It Feel?

DUBLIN — When Boris Johnson visited Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, in Dublin last month as part of a last-minute scramble to reach some sort Brexit deal, the two leaders began their day with a media briefing on the steps of one of Dublin’s grandest buildings. In the Edwardian Baroque style, it was built by […]

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In Blow to Hopes for a Brexit Deal, a Leaked British Plan Is Rejected

MANCHESTER, England — With time running out for a deal on Brexit, the Irish government and European Union officials have rejected the latest British thinking on how to resolve an impasse over the Irish border, a serious setback to prospects for a breakthrough. Progress on the border issue is urgent if Britain is to agree […]

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Pilot’s Coffee Spill Forced Trans-Atlantic Flight to Turn Around, an Inquiry Shows

It was a hot mess — so much so that when the pilot of an international flight spilled a cup of coffee on the cockpit controls midway over the Atlantic Ocean, it melted one of the buttons and the plane was diverted to Ireland, an investigation concluded on Thursday. The Condor airlines flight had been […]

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As Boris Johnson Pursues Brexit, All Eyes Are on Northern Ireland

DUBLIN — There is a lurking suspicion among the Irish that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the latest in a long line of British leaders who haven’t cared much about them. He took nearly a week to return a congratulatory phone call from Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and he has brushed aside the challenge […]

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Trump Had Deal With Scotland Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort

WASHINGTON — Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region. The next year, as Mr. Trump began running for president, the Pentagon decided to ramp up its use of that […]

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Trump Says He Did Not Know About Service Members Staying at His Resort in Scotland

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Monday that he knew “nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport” in Scotland and its crew then staying at the Trump family’s nearby Turnberry golf resort, addressing for the first time a growing controversy over the use by the Air Force of his resort there for overnight […]

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Pence’s Stay at Trump Hotel in Ireland and Trump’s G7 Plans Draw Democrats’ Scrutiny

House Democrats, furious over President Trump’s continued promotion of his branded properties for government business, said on Friday that they would scrutinize whether two recent cases would violate the Constitution’s ban on presidents profiting from domestic or foreign governments. Two chairmen acting in tandem sent letters to the White House, the Secret Service and the […]

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Pence Staying at Trump Property in Ireland at Trump’s ‘Suggestion,’ Aide Says

WASHINGTON — On the last leg of a European trip, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled for two days of meetings in Dublin, but he is staying on the other side of Ireland in Doonbeg at a private golf club owned by President Trump. It was Mr. Trump who made the “suggestion” that Mr. Pence, […]

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For Europe, the Threat of a No-Deal Brexit Comes at a Bad Time

LONDON — For a major economy, the best time to descend into befuddling uncertainty over the rules that govern trade is never. As the European Union now confronts the prospect that Britain may bolt its ranks without a deal, most likely triggering mayhem, this is an especially unfortunate moment. Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is teetering […]

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Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, known for his bombast and outspokenness, begins his first foreign trip as leader on Wednesday walking a daunting diplomatic tightrope, ostensibly trying to pry Brexit concessions from stony-faced Europeans while keeping a wary eye on his domestic opponents with a general election possible in the fall. And […]

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Chasing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

In the 1970s and 80s, the California surfer and writer Kevin Naughton and the photographer Craig Peterson traveled the globe “Endless Summer”-style searching for perfect waves. When they arrived in Ireland, with its friendly locals and powerful, mostly empty waves, amid a landscape of stone walls and ruins, Mr. Naughton recalled, “there was a sense […]

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