British and European Union negotiators have made "good progress" in talks, officials said on Monday, ahead of a crucial summit this week where London hopes to finally seal a deal on a post-Brexit transition period.
Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said the agreement did little more than "paper over the cracks" between the two sides.
Its chief executive Bertie Armstrong said: "We will leave the European Union and leave the CFP [Common Fisheries Policy] but hand back sovereignty over our seas a few seconds later". "The backstop applies unless and until something better is agreed".
The draft agreement has to be approved by the remaining 27 European Union countries, which could take place at this Friday's summit.
The reaction from British businesses to Monday's announcement was mixed, with some business leaders expressed concerns that the transition agreement won't be legally binding until the final withdrawal treaty is signed early next year.
"We must have a workable and practical solution to avoid a hard border and protect north south cooperation", Barnier said.
After intense rounds of talks, David Davis, the Brexit secretary, said, "The agreement on the terms of the 21-month period, ending on December 31, 2020, was a significant moment, which would give businesses and citizens the reassurance they needed".
"But it remains our intention to achieve a partnership that is so close as to not require specific measures in relation to Northern Ireland and therefore we will be engaged in detail on all the scenarios set out in the joint report", he stated. He hailed the certainty that the deals on the transition and other issues, including rights for expatriate citizens, would offer businesses and individuals.
Two new Banksy pieces pop up in New York City
The mural appeared on Thursday, a few days after another sign of the elusive artist's presence in NY was spotted on 14th Street. She shared her picture on social media, for which she was then arrested and sentenced to almost three years in prison.
The agreement must now be agreed upon by the EU's 27 member states at the European Council summit later this week.
"We must seize the moment and carry forward the momentum of the last few weeks", Davis said.
The EU and the United Kingdom still have to continue discussions on several issues, including data protection, the circulation of products, as well as so-called governance issues - such as the role of the ECJ and Britain's participation in Euratom, Europol and Eurojust.
While the compromise agreement is not likely to please Hard Brexiters, it's thought likely that the Leave camp in the UK Parliament will be able to live with the deal.
But many European Union diplomats said they felt London had largely agreed to their terms on most issues because of May's political imperative to get a transition deal that may calm the fears of businesses contemplating moving investments out of Britain.
"Theresa the Appeaser has let the people down again", he said.
It will be "considerable work", Barnier retorted, in another show of the two men's - and the two sides - different approach to what remains to be done.
With New York missing out on Kirk Cousins in free agency, they were definitely in the trade market to move up for a quarterback. Despite failing to land a franchise signal-caller, this current Jets regime has been unusually busy the quarterback department.
Macon, who scored eight points in the run to help Arkansas take its only lead of the game, said the rally took a physical toll. This is a team that has put 19-0 runs on opponents twice this season and dropped a 16-0 tear on the Bulldogs Friday.
Those memos could be fodder for Mueller's probe if he is pursuing potential obstruction of justice by the president. He departed the residence shortly before 10 a.m., heading to the Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia.
The Jayhawks had been in position to cover for most of the final few minutes until Seton Hall hit a number of three-pointers. The victor of the KU-Seton Hall game advances to the regional semifinal (Sweet 16) next Friday (March 23) in Omaha, Neb.
Even if Sexton does depart for the NBA Draft, Alabama will return a roster capable of reaching the NCAA Tournament next season. Yes, Sexton will be gone, but that doesn't seem like such a bad thing after watching him against a truly special team.
But the federal court was being asked to review whether the state Supreme Court itself overstepped and violated the U.S. Judge Christopher Conner and Judge Kent Jordan were chosen for the federal bench by President George W.
Twice Ireland stopped England's lineout driving maul illegally and on the second occasion, Peter O'Mahony was yellow-carded. England boss Jones had warm words for Ireland "They're a good, tough team, well coached, very well disciplined".
Wang retired from the Politburo of the Communist Party a year ago at the party's customary retirement age of 68. Like Xi's re-election, Wang's appointment was no surprise as he enjoys the President's patronage.
And it's likely to eventually pass Jurassic World at $652.3 million for fourth place and Titanic at $659 million for third place. It's been five weeks since Black Panther's box-office premiere, and the film still holds its place at the top of local charts.
Mathieu played in every game last season for the first time in his career and led the league in defensive snaps played. The Texans , assuming quarterback Deshaun Watson is healthy again after tearing his ACL, have a chance to be good.
Cynthia Nixon announces bid to run for NY governor
The 60-year-old Cuomo recently mocked the celebrity status the Grammy, Emmy and Tony victor could bring to the race. It can't just be business as usual anymore. "I love NY , and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor".
NCAA Latest: Texas A&M-Providence opens tournament's Day 2
The Big East is off to a promising start in this tournament and I think Providence pulls off the upset in this one today. The Aggies will move on to face the victor of another first-round game between North Carolina and Lipscomb on Sunday.
Chelsea edge past Leicester in tight FA Cup tie
Vicente Iborra got on the end of Riyad Mahrez's cross and he was denied twice by heroic blocks but Vardy was on hand to tap home. However there remains the abiding concern that this team struggles to score goals and struggles to keep clean sheets.
Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russia, exit poll shows
They suspended the chief of a polling station near Moscow where a ballot stuffing incident was reported and sealed the ballot box. Putin's victory will extend his total time in office to almost a quarter of a century, until 2024, by which time he will be 71.
Canada has its best Paralympic Winter Games ever
Arendz won his medal by 10.8 seconds over Ihor Reptyukh of the Ukraine, who finished in fourth place with a time of 24:37.9. Adam Hall has won gold in the men's slalom on Saturday, his second medal at the Paralympics this week.
NCAA Tournament Wrap: Marshall upsets Wichita St.
So we've got a little bit to do. "I've seen a lot of college teams play and I might be biased, but I think we have the most fun". Marshall scored 47 points in the second half, overcoming an opponent that was bigger and deeper but unable to keep up.