Mr Donohoe added: "The Chancellor affirmed what Prime Minister (Boris) Johnson had said in relation to the Withdrawal Agreement and in relation to the view that the backstop can not form part of that Withdrawal Agreement". This rules out pretty much any concession to the UK.
BRITAIN "is delusional" to expect a favourable trade deal with the U.S., a senior economist has claimed. You make more concessions dealing with a wealthy man than you do dealing with a poor man.
"We don't regard Brexit as a precipice [to a trade war]".
The US will be "on the doorstep, pen in hand" to sign a new trade deal with Britain after Brexit, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed, despite warnings from multiple congressional lawmakers that such a deal could be blocked if Prime Minister Boris Johnson presses on with plans for a no-deal Brexit.
-- British law makers met with members of the Trump administration to lay the groundwork for a deal.
Asked when the Irish government will announce where checks on goods travelling between the Republic and Northern Ireland would take place in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Mr Donohoe said Dublin is "engaging with the European Commission" on the issue.
India arrests over 500 as Kashmir clampdown challenged
It said India's Home Ministry published the lower figures of 37 civilians, 238 militants and 86 security forces personnel killed. Nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have twice waged war over Kashmir and in February engaged in an aerial clash.
Oil prices drop as U.S.-China trade dispute stokes demand worries
Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday expressed mutual concern over threats targeting freedom of maritime traffic in the Gulf. USA supply is expected to grow by 1.65M barrels, and global oil supply is expected to grow by 1.53M barrels.
North Korea flood agency operates on wind, solar energy, state media says
Trump's financial demands have triggered worries in South Korea that he might withdraw some of the 28,500 us troops. It said the projectiles showed similar flight characteristics to short-range missiles North Korea fired July 25.
"America is our single largest bilateral trading partner".
He said it is "close to inconceivable" the United Kingdom can increase trade with the U.S. enough to replace lost trade with the EU. But in country-by-country comparisons, the U.S.is Britain's biggest single overseas market.
Sterling was trading 0.2% at $1.21 (GBPUSD=X) on Wednesday morning, with most analysts expecting the decline to continue over the next few months as the planned exit date of 31 October gets closer and as rhetoric between the United Kingdom government and the European Union grows increasingly hostile.
Mr. Raab made the rounds in Washington this week and spoke briefly with Mr. Trump on the sidelines of scheduled meetings with Vice President Mike Pence and National Security Adviser John R. Bolton.
'The UK looks forward to working with our American friends to reach a free trade deal that is good for both countries, and cooperating on the common security challenges we face'.
Tehran said Sunday that it had intercepted a third ship traveling in the Gulf, just weeks after Iranian forces seized a British tanker traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, a key shipping channel in the Gulf.