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May says will unveil new Irish border plan ‘shortly’

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May says she will bring forward new ideas on how to handle trade over the Northern Irish border, after EU leaders rejected her Brexit plan. SOUNDBITE

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EU’s Tusk: May’s Brexit trade plan ‘will not work’

European Council President Tusk says Britain’s plan for post-Brexit trade arrangements simply “will not work”, following talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. SOUNDBITE

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EU leaders start meetings at Salzburg summit

EU leaders prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after clashing with Britain over how to bridge their differences to reach a divorce deal. IMAGES

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EU leaders meet at Salzburg summit

EU leaders prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after clashing with Britain over how to bridge their differences to reach a divorce deal. IMAGES

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UK Brexit plans on Ireland ‘need to be reworked’: Tusk

Britain’s Brexit negotiating position on the Irish border and on future trade ties with the European Union will not be acceptable, EU President Donald Tusk says. SOUNDBITE

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The border between N. Ireland and Ireland

Videographic locating the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, at the heart of Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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IMF: No-deal Brexit ‘would impose very large costs’ on UK

Britain’s economy would suffer “very large costs” if it leaves the European Union next March with no divorce agreement in place, the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde warned in a speech at the UK Treasury on Monday. SOUNDBITE

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Crikey, mate! Aussie cop’s beat is size of UK

Being the only policeman in an area the size of Britain might be daunting for some, but not for Senior Constable Stephan Pursell. The easy-going 53-year-old runs a modest police station in the equally modest town of Birdsville, making him the law across a vast swathe of outback Australia.