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British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Theresa May heads back to Brussels to seek changes to Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.
British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at European Commission in Brussels on December 8, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - EMMANUEL DUNAND

Britain’s Theresa May to meet EU leaders Thursday on Brexit

EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, the EU said, as Brussels and London seek ways to save the Brexit deal.

Europe stands against Theresa May’s bid to rewrite Brexit

European leaders moved on Wednesday to head off British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to rewrite the Brexit divorce deal, warning they will not budge.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

British premier Theresa May to unveil new Brexit strategy

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit “Plan B” to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure day.
A shrine in Tuam, in memory of hundreds of children allegedly buried at the site

Mass grave of 800 babies to be excavated in Ireland

The bodies of up to 800 infants are to be exhumed as part of an investigation into religious abuses in the Republic of Ireland.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Theresa May leaves EU summit still seeking Brexit reassurance

British Prime Minister Theresa May left the EU summit on Friday exactly as she had arrived — promising talks to extract reassuring words from EU leaders to help her sell the Brexit deal back home.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 14, 2018, after holding a cabinet meeting where ministers were expected to either back the draft bexit deal or quit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her anguished draft divorce deal with the European Union on Wednesday before rowdy lawmakers and a splintered cabinet that threatens to fall apart. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Theresa May returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned to face EU leaders Friday after they rebuffed her pleas for help to sell her Brexit plan back home and warned of the growing threat of a “no deal.”
Ireland has re-elected Michael Higgins as president for a second seven-year term.

Ireland re-elects 77-year old Michael Higgins as president

The 77-year old received 55.8 percent of the vote in Friday's election, winning in every constituency, news agencies reported on Saturday.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference at the end of the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, on September 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / APA AND AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE

Brexit: Theresa May hits back at EU over Chequers plan

Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its refusal to compromise was "not acceptable" and reiterating the possibility of walking away from the negotiations.
Pope Francis addresses the gathering during the Festival of Families at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin on August 25, 2018, during his visit to Ireland. - AFP PHOTO - Ben STANSALL

Pope refuses to comment on claim he personally ignored abuse

Pope Francis has declined to comment on a claim he personally ignored sexual abuse allegations against a senior clergyman, after a visit to Ireland dominated by Church scandals.
Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.

Pope begs for God’s forgiveness for sexual abuse scandal

Pope Francis in Ireland on Sunday “begged for God’s forgiveness” for the child sexual abuse scandal rocking the church, but faced accusations by a former Vatican official that he had personally ignored allegations against senior clergy.
In this handout image taken and released on July 6, 2018, by the Prime Minister's Press Office, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of her cabinet at the Prime Minister's rural country residence, Chequers, west of London.British Prime Minister Theresa May sought Friday to finally unite her warring ministers behind a Brexit plan and unblock negotiations with the European Union, amid warnings she is running out of time to get a deal. / AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT 2018 / Joel ROUSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CROWN COPYRIGHT (JOEL ROUSE)"

After cabinet Brexit deal, Theresa May must persuade MPs and Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May has persuaded her eurosceptic ministers to back a plan for closer ties with the EU after Brexit, but some MPs expressed alarm -- and she must still sell it to Brussels.

Irish PM: Abortion stigma is gone

Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.

First Irish referendum results show 66% voted to end abortion ban

The first official results declared Saturday in Ireland's historic referendum on its strict abortion laws showed 66 percent backed repealing a constitutional ban on terminations.

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Ireland looks set to "make history" by liberalising some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said as votes in the hard-fought referendum were counted Saturday.

Ireland abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest repeal landslide

Ireland has voted in a historic referendum to repeal the eighth constitutional amendment, which denies women the right to abort pregnancies except when their lives are in danger.

Ireland to hold referendum on legalising abortion

Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether to alter its constitution to legalise abortion, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced on Wednesday.

Ireland to hold referendum on abortion laws

Ireland will hold a referendum on its abortion laws by the end of May, says Leo Varadkar, the Irish Prime Minister, on Tuesday.

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