Ireland 'Can Count on Us' in Brexit Border Fight, Merkel Says


The Prime Minister's handling of the Irish border question could bring Brexit negotiations "crashing down", according to the Government's former chief negotiator on Northern Ireland.

In a major development of Brexit negotiations on Monday, Britain and the European Union agreed to a 19 month transition period after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in March 2019. However, she said that this "exceptional humanitarian situation... should and must not be repeated".

Indian shares end higher ahead of Fed decision; banks lead
Major index gainers were Bharti Airtel, Bajaj Finance, NTPC, UltraTech Cement, Indiabulls Housing Finance, BPCL, Larsen and HDFC. In the day's trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index had touched a high of 33,102.74 points and a low of 32,810.86 points.

The pair met for talks in Berlin just two days ahead of an European Union summit on ties with post-Brexit Britain.

Mrs Merkel was formally re-elected to her position of chancellor for the fourth time last week by the Bundestag. He called on Britain to produce "more detailed written proposals" that could be made legally binding.

No. 16 UMBC etches name in sports lore, routs No. 1 Virginia
After all, No. 16 seeds were winless in the NCAA Tournament until UMBC shocked the world by upsetting No. 1 Virginia on Friday. The Kansas State Wildcats have advanced to the Sweet 16, in the NCAA Tournament, with a win over 16-seeded UMBC, 50 to 43.

Merkel met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Berlin a day after European Union and British negotiators said there had been no breakthrough on the Irish border issue, despite announcing progress on the outlines of a transition deal. When the AfD posted a poll on Twitter this week asking if Islam belonged in Germany, more than 80% of respondents said yes, prompting the party to quickly delete the survey.

"Prime Minister Modi reiterated his commitment to continue working with Chancellor Merkel for deepening and strengthening the Indo-German bilateral relationship", the release said.

Humboldt police search for suspects in Monday robbery
Detectives are appealing for information about an armed robbery at a supermarket in Colchester on Monday, 19th March 2018 . While police were there, a second armed robbery occurred at the Shell at the intersection of Cloverdale and Rasch roads.