According to a leak to the Irish state broadcaster RTE, the United Kingdom was willing to agree to Northern Ireland having "continued regulatory alignment" with the Republic of Ireland to ensure there was a continued soft border between the North and South.
This week began with the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, reminding the EU, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Theresa May that, whether they like it or not, her party holds some cards in the Brexit game.
British prime minister Theresa May is travelling to Brussels on Monday (4 December) to try to reach a deal on Brexit divorce issues despite having failed to clinch an agreement on the Northern Ireland border ahead of the meeting.
The Irish prime minister said he is "surprised and disappointed" that there was no agreement in Brexit talks today.
Varadkar said he had spoken to Juncker following the failure to strike a deal "and he has confirmed to me that Ireland's position remains Europe's position".
The issue of citizens' rights has also remained a hurdle.
May and Juncker made no comment to reporters when they met at the European Union executive's Berlaymont headquarters for a lunch that diplomats and officials hope can seal a breakthrough that would open the way to negotiations on future trade relations.
GDP growth breaks 5-Q slide
The finance minister said a cogent GST mechanism has been developed and no country in the world has 5 per cent tax rate. Mining also posted a sharp uptick in growth to 5.5 per cent from a decline of 0.7 per cent in the previous quarter.
She said: "There are a couple of issues, some differences do remain which require further negotiation and consultation".
London has broadly agreed to numerous EU's divorce terms, including paying out something like 50 billion euros.
While for months a divorce settlement on financial issues between the United Kingdom and the European Union represented the biggest hurdle to progress in talks, the United Kingdom last week mostly agreed to pay what the European Union has been asking for. Both sides would promise to maintain compatible trading rules, keeping the border transparent for trade.
The Prime Minister is reliant on any support from the party as the DUP is propping up her government with its 10 MPs.
"I hope we are in a place this evening where Irish people north and south will get reassurance from the wording that is very close to being finalised now".
Ms Foster had issued a statement warning it would not accept "any form of regulatory divergence which separates Northern Ireland economically or politically from the rest of the UK".
The EU has demanded "sufficient progress" on key withdrawal issues - the UK's exit payment, citizens' rights and Irish border - before the second phase can start.
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has also earned a recall, having last played against England in December a year ago . The squad features three uncapped players in Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda and Basil Thampi.
Judge Roy Moore and Doug Jones are in a statistical tie, according to a new poll out today from the Washington Post . Eighty percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said they trust Moore over Jones on abortion.
Cases of juveniles in conflict with the law have gone up again after a dip of 13.1% was registered in 2015 over 2014. Madhya Pradesh comes out top with 20.6% of the total number of cases in 2016 followed by Maharashtra - 18.4%.
If today's tweet is true, he then lied to Comey to get him to drop an investigation, knowing full well Flynn had lied to the FBI . The swift removal undoubtedly reflected a desire to insulate the investigators from any claims of political bias or favoritism.
There was visible surprise on the ESPN set when the rankings were released as most thought Ohio State would get the call. However, after Auburn and Wisconsin lost, that changed the landscape of the four best teams in the nation.
It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor , and run the Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 operating system . On the optics front, the Nokia 2 , as well as the Bharat 5 , come with cameras that on paper at least fail to excite.
Charles Leclerc , 20, will make his Formula One debut as a full-time driver in the 2018 season driving for Sauber . His only remaining hope of a seat for next year is at Williams , but this now seems bound to go to Robert Kubica.
He sent the text messages to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who also left the Mueller investigation this past summer. Horowitz, who is leading a broad examination of how the F.B.I. handled the Clinton email investigation.
According to authorities in Florida, the teen left her home on her own and left her cell phone after wiping the device clean. Mary's, Georgia, and by surveillance cameras at convenience stores in SC and North Carolina.
On December 8, the USA government will run out of money (though the deadline may be temporarily extended to later in the month). With few other levers of power, Democrats are under pressure from their core voters to extract as many concessions as they can.
Darron Lee a healthy New York Jets scratch vs. Chiefs
Kelce accounted for 54 of those yards on two catches, the latter coming in the form of a 22-yard scoring reception from Smith. In the end, NY took advantage of its second chance and scored on the two-point try to go up 38-31.
Mostly sunny skies and warm temps Saturday afternoon
Most of central and eastern Kansas will remain warm on Monday as the cold front will not blow through until late afternoon. Clearing skies behind the front will give way to dry conditions and clear skies with overnight lows in the 50s.
'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games
"I think it's increasing every day", McMaster told Fox News' Bret Baier at the Reagan National Security Forum in California. On Saturday Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated his country's condemnation of the missile test.
Scott Frost Coming To Nebraska
Next year's schedule includes games against traditional conference powerhouses Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin. This was also seen when the team's Twitter page sent out a congratulatory message following Nebraska's announcement.
Arrest made in connection to missing Onslow County girl
On Friday morning, the search for 3-year-old Mariah intensified with a renewed effort that included hundreds of volunteers. Kimrey is the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods' mother Kristy Woods, CBS affiliate WNCN reported .
Israel strikes Syria based on Fake story by BBC
Earlier, a senior Israeli official vowed to bomb Syrian President's palace if Hezbollah continued to expand its sway over Syria. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the missile strike targeted a military base near Kesweh, south of Damascus.
War criminal Praljak claims to ingest poison, dies
He reportedly participated in the establishment and expansion of concentration camps and other detention centres. Praljak then proceeded to drink from the glass and announced that he had taken poison, according to the BBC .