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# Negotiations

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2022
# Kyiv
Russia says it will cut back operations near Ukrainian capital following ceasefire talks
The announcement has been met with scepticism from the US and other nations.
# Negotiations
Ukrainian forces 'liberate' key suburb of Kyiv ahead of face-to-face peace talks in Turkey today
Troops re-took the suburban town of Irpin yesterday.
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Chelsea can now expect full support in FA Cup semi-final
Russian-Israeli billionaire owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned on 10 March.
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Ukraine and Russia agree to create evacuation corridors in second round of talks
The talks between the Russian and Ukrainian officials took place on the Poland-Belarus border.
# Vladimir Putin
Hungary offers to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine
The Russian president released another extraordinary video statement today.
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# Negotiations
European Commission urges UK to 'reciprocate' in Northern Ireland Protocol talks
Post-Brexit talks between the EU and UK are still ongoing.
# Germany
German parties agree three-way deal that paves way for successor to Merkel
Olaf Scholz of the centre-left Social Democrats is set become Germany’s new chancellor
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'Hopefully they'll be all sorted out over the next week or two' - Contract talks rumble on for Ireland players
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is just one of a number of players out of contract at the end of the season.
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Irish players facing 'stress and strain' as difficult contract talks continue
Munster lock Billy Holland highlights how difficult a time this is for rugby players.
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Munster hopeful of holding onto 'majority' of players as contract talks continue
A raft of senior players’ contracts are due to expire at the end of the current season.
# Negotiations
Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.
# a christmas miracle
Brexit trade deal agreed between EU and UK
“This agreement will write history,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
After 24 hours of speculation that there was a deal, the news was confirmed this afternoon.
“This agreement will write history,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
A Downing Street source said the deal takes the UK out of the “lunar pull of the EU” and the ECJ.
Last-minute 'hitch', but Brexit announcement expected today after overnight talks on deal
'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
# Deadlock
Brexit negotiations to seek resolution as 'serious differences' remain
Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson will speak again on Monday to assess the situation.
Fifa reportedly close Brexit transfer loophole in potential game-changer for Irish football
Controversial Brexit legislation set to return with trade talks on a knife edge
# Brexit
‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks
Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.
# anatomy of a scandal
Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?
# Brexit
UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues
Yesterday, Ursula von der Leyen warned that time was running out.
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'Alarm bells': Tánaiste expresses concern ahead of publication of law-breaking Brexit bill
The government says the bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can trade freely with Britain.
# Negotiations
Brexit trade talks resume in Brussels
Officials from the EU and UK sides will enter into detailed haggling today and tomorrow.
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Talks underway to stage historic cross-code clash between All Blacks and Australia's Kangaroos
The Test would be a 14-a-side match on December 5 in Australia.
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Still no resolution in IRFU discussions with players over possible salary cuts
The two parties will meet again next week after today’s discussions failed to produce a decision.
# Brexit
UK calls for trade deal with European Union to be agreed by ‘end of summer’
European Council chief Charles Michel said the EU would not be pressured into buying a “pig in a poke”.
# Negotiations
In-form Ringrose hopeful new IRFU contract will be sorted in coming weeks
The 24-year-old’s Leinster deal is set to expire this summer.
# Negotiations
Date set for 'phase one' of US-China trade deal to be signed off
The truce offers Chinese President Xi Jinping breathing space as he faces a slowing economy and political trouble in Hong Kong.
# Powersharing
Differences between political parties in Northern Ireland are 'marginal', DUP's Edwin Poots says
A round table meeting involving all five of the main Stormont parties took place today.
# Brexit
Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK
Juncker said he had a “rather positive” meeting with Johnson in Luxembourg on Monday.
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Man United boss confident De Gea will re-sign
The Spaniard could become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world if he pens a new contract at Old Trafford.
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'Back on track': China and US agree to restart trade talks
Washington has committed not to impose any new tariffs on Beijing’s exports.
# contract talks
IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links
The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.
# New Deal
Kearney's contract discussions with IRFU and Leinster progress 'slowly'
The 33-year-old fullback says ‘the fire is burning to do it here in Leinster and Ireland.’
# Negotiations
'I will listen to United, of course, but also to other clubs. I do not close any doors'
Uncertainty for Ander Herrera as he approaches the end of his current contract at Manchester United.
# nurses strike
Talks between INMO and government to return to Labour Court as union rejects new nurses' deal
The negotiations come after nurses went on general strike for a number of days last month.
# Strike
The Labour Court is intervening in the nurses' strike
A formal hearing will take place at 3.30pm.
# party politics
Poll: Should the confidence and supply agreement be renewed or would you rather an election?
Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have announced their negotiating teams for the upcoming renewal talks.
# brexit backstop
DUP and UUP leaders to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels in effort to prevent Irish Sea border
Technical discussions will resume in Brussels over Brexit this week.
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EU is ready for unprecedented deal with post-Brexit Britain, says Barnier
Such a deal could include “an ambitious free trade agreement”.
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Potential Manchester City move 'opportunity of a lifetime' for Napoli star Jorginho
The 26-year-old is reportedly on the verge of completing a move to the Premier League champions this summer.
# Red lines
Brexit: What's next?
It was a big week, Brexit wise.
# Brexit
May moots 'associate membership' of EU agencies, concedes neither side can have 'exactly what we want'
The British PM said that she was not cherry-picking but just negotiating in the same way as any trade deal is put together.
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Is Emre Can set to leave Liverpool?
Although a deal has not been agreed, Juventus appear confident of their chances of signing the German international.
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Mike Pence says US would support two-state solution between Palestine and Israel
Pence is on the first leg of a three-country tour that includes stops in Jordan and Israel.