Poland gave British Prime Minister Theresa May a boost by proposing a five-year time limit on the backstop guarantee of no Border in Ireland. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said the UK and Ireland were playing a "game of chicken" over the Border which would end with a "frontal collision" unless a compromise was made. The move caused deep frustration in Dublin, which has always boasted of the unified support from EU members. Sources suggested the Polish move was based on concerns of uncertainty for Polish migrants if there is a no-deal, hard Brexit. "There are so many Poles living in England, the Poles need a deal done. They don't care about Ireland," a source said. But EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier insisted that amending the backstop was no longer an option. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed plans to allow for a second referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, bowing to pressure from his own party. Mr Czaputowicz said a temporary backstop, … [Read more...] about Coveney dismisses Poland’s plan for backstop time limit as first cracks in Eu’s solidarity with Ireland appear
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NEW YORK – Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones – really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie. Their new tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you're on Instagram at work (shame on you). Apple's tools also let you control how long your kids spend on their devices, if you're concerned that screens are taking time away from sleep, homework or exercise. Apple's tools launched Tuesday as part of the free iOS 12 software update for iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. Google's controls are being tested on its Pixel-branded Android phones. Here's how the controls work. FOR THE KIDS Apple's new controls for kids let you manage their time on their own devices, such as an iPad or a hand-me-down iPhone. Once you've got them set up, you can use your iPhone to check when your children are on their devices and what apps or websites they're using. You can restrict … [Read more...] about Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids
SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European leaders on Wednesday to drop “unacceptable” Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and urged the bloc to respond in kind to her “serious and workable” plan. Over Wiener schnitzel in Salzburg, May tried to win over the leaders of the European Union by effectively asking them what they would do if they were asked to agree a “legal separation” of their countries — something she says the EU is asking for by insisting Northern Ireland might stay under EU economic rules. It may be a high-risk strategy. EU officials again said Britain had to move its own position over what has become known as the Irish backstop - how to avoid erecting border posts between the British province and EU member Ireland - as well as on future economic cooperation after Brexit day in March. A government source suggested Britain would come up with other proposals … [Read more...] about Don’t rip Britain apart, May appeals to fellow EU leaders on Brexit
SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European Union leaders on Wednesday to drop “unacceptable” Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, urging the bloc to respond in kind to her “serious and workable” plan. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks to the media as she arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner They listened politely for a few minutes but said afterwards that a stalemate on the Irish border was unbroken — though some EU diplomats detected a cracking of ice around the spectacular summit dinner table, laid in the Salzburg theatre used to film a dramatic escape finale in the film “The Sound of Music”. Earlier, EU officials insisted May had to give more ground. After Wiener schnitzel and four hours of wrangling over Europe’s migrant problem, May was … [Read more...] about May appeals to EU leaders but no sign of Brexit deal