Reality Check: The Brexit challenge for Irish trade The future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is proving to be a massive challenge in the Brexit negotiations, and talk of "no deal" is making a lot of people nervous.
But it's not just in the UK that this matters, because the Republic of Ireland depends on trade with the United Kingdom for its economic well-being.
There's been a lot of talk about north-south trade across the border with Northern Ireland, and the need to avoid any border checks.
But in purely economic terms, east-west trade across the Irish Sea between Ireland and Great Britain is far more important.
The vast majority of freight traffic leaving the Republic of Ireland is exported from Dublin, with the busiest routes to ports such as Liverpool and Holyhead.
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Brexit: Barnier warns 'huge' differences remain in talks Image copyright AFP "Huge and serious" differences remain between the UK and EU in Brexit talks, the EU's chief negotiator has warned.
Michel Barnier invited UK negotiators back to Brussels next Monday, warning: "The time is very short."
Talks continue over the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU in March next year. What happens to the Irish border remains a sticking point.
The UK says agreement on vital security co-operation after Brexit is being blocked by EU negotiators.
Arriving on the second day of the European Council meeting on Friday, Mr Barnier said: "We have made progress but huge and serious divergence remains, in particular on Ireland and Northern Ireland."
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Europe migrant crisis: Gruelling EU match ends in a draw Image copyright AFP Image caption After the first day of talks Mrs Merkel said differences between states remained The threat of an Italian veto on all agreement at this EU summit concentrated minds - but they were very tired minds by 04:30 local time (02:30 GMT).
The England vs Belgium football match provided an all too brief respite.
The migration deal may be enough to defuse German Chancellor Angela Merkel's quarrel with her Bavarian CSU allies, who threaten to impose new German border controls. A CSU meeting on Sunday should decide whether her ruling coalition survives.
Illegal migration is probably Europe's most divisive issue and the marathon talks reflect that difficulty.
The still rather vague wording of the deal reveals how domestic politics is skewing EU policy in this area.
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'Treated like dogs': Italy's Roma minority on society's fringe Image caption Many of Italy's Roma live in unlicensed camps on the outskirts of cities "I feel 100% Italian, but I regret being born here. We are being treated like dogs, and it's not fair," says Zanepa Mehmeti, who is 23.
She belongs to the Roma (Gypsy) community, Italy's largest ethnic minority that numbers up to 180,000.
But lately the whole idea of what it means to be Italian for people like her has been called into question.
The new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, pledged this month to carry out a census of the Roma people, to find out "who and how many are here".
Italy's most prominent right-wing populist went on to joke: "Unfortunately, those who have Italian citizenship, we have to keep - because we can't expel them."
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Migrant crisis: EU summit leaders reach migration deal after marathon talks Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after nearly 10 hours of talks at a summit in Brussels.
Italy - the entry point of thousands of migrants, mainly from Africa - had threatened to veto the conclusions of the group's entire agenda if it did not receive help on the issue.
Talks continued into the early hours of Friday before a compromise was reached.
Leaders said that new migrant centres could be set up in EU countries on a "voluntary" basis.
These centres would process migrants to determine which are genuine refugees and which are "irregular migrants, who will be returned", the text of their agreement says.
European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed that a joint communique had been reached in a tweet on Friday morning.
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Deutsche Bank's US unit fails Fed's stress test Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Federal Reserve administers annual "stress tests" on the largest banks operating in the US Deutsche Bank's US division has failed the second round of the Federal Reserve's annual two-stage stress tests, designed to assess how well the sector could withstand another financial crisis.
The German lender suffered from "widespread and critical deficiencies" in parts of its business, the Fed said.
Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were only granted "conditional" passes.
But 31 of the 35 banks tested were given the all-clear.
Stress tests were introduced in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and every year America's central bank, the Federal Reserve, puts the country's banks, including foreign subsidiaries operating in the country, through their paces.
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Brexit: May urges EU leaders to put citizens' safety first Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May arrives at the European Council summit in Brussels Citizens could be less safe if the UK has to leave key policing agreements after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned EU leaders.
The UK says EU negotiators are blocking agreement on tracking terrorists and sharing information after March 2019.
The EU says once the UK becomes a "third country" it cannot have the same access to policing initiatives.
Mrs May urged EU leaders to "consider what is in the best interests of the safety of your citizens and mine."
Speaking at a dinner in Brussels the prime minister said obstructing UK participation in law enforcement schemes would mean their ability to fight terrorism would be reduced.
"We would no longer be able to share real-time alerts for wanted persons, including serious criminals," she said.
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Reality Check: Which countries have military service? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Israeli cadets at a swearing-in ceremony in Jerusalem France is planning to reintroduce national service for all 16-year-olds.
The service will include a month-long placement focusing on civic culture and a voluntary three-month placement where participants are encouraged to serve "in an area linked to defence and security".
It was an idea first suggested by President Emmanuel Macron during his election campaign. He said he wanted French citizens to have "direct experience of military life".
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South KoreaTechnically still at war with North Korea, South Korea has a strict system of national military service. All able-bodied males are required to complete 21 months of national service in the army, 23 months in the navy or 24 months in the air force. There are also options to serve in the police force, coast guard, fire s..
Ed Sheeran moves gigs to save trees in Germany Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Sheeran's stadium tour has been halted by trees Ed Sheeran's European promoters have been forced to move an open-air show as 104 trees were at risk.
The concert was to take place in a large car park in Dusseldorf in July, but local conservationists stopped a licence being granted.
FKP Scorpio released a statement saying the shows would be moved to an arena in a nearby city.
An extra date will also have to be added to the tour to accommodate the smaller size of the venue.
The shows, due to accommodate 80,000 fans a night, were going to take place in the car park of a new exhibition centre. They were moved as the gigs would have led to trees being cut down, despite promises from the council to plant more.
"The artist and organisers want to give fans clarity as quickly as possible," the statement reads.
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