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Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges

Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union to “get down to business”. Mr Davis is in Brussels for a second round of formal talks on Brexit. He said his priority was to “lift the uncertainty” for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU. The EU says there must be substantial progress on this – and on a financial settlement and the issue of the Irish border – before trade talks can begin….

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Theresa May has 'hamstrung' David Davis in Brexit talks

Theresa May has made David Davis’s job more difficult by setting “red lines” for him in Brexit talks, his ex-chief of staff has told the BBC. James Chapman said the Brexit secretary had been “hamstrung” by the prime minister’s stance on the European Court of Justice (ECJ), among other things. He said Mrs May would not get a Brexit deal through Parliament unless she showed more “flexibility”. Downing Street and the Department for Exiting the EU declined to comment. Mrs May has insisted the ECJ will have no jurisdiction over…

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Brexit: David Davis 'pretty sure' of free trade deal

Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the BBC he is “pretty sure”, but not “certain”, that he will be able to get a free trade deal with the EU. He told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that other EU states “have a very strong interest in getting a good deal”. “I’m pretty sure, I’m not 100% sure – it’s a negotiation.” But he said that if the UK was only offered a “punishment deal” then it had to be prepared to “walk away… we have to plan for that”. He…

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Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player fails drugs test

Wimbledon on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Coverage: Follow on BBC TV, BBC Radio and online with further coverage across Red Button, Connected TVs and BBC Sport website. British number three Dan Evans has announced he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April. The 27-year-old, who has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, learned of the failed test earlier this week and said he had “let a lot of people down”. “I made a mistake and I must face up to…

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Catch Geena Davis in the TV version of The Exorcist

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Here are a few interesting trivia about Geena Davis: She came close to qualifying for the US Olympic Archery team; has an IQ of 140; won an Oscar for The Accidental Tourist (1988); was nominated for an Oscar for Thelma & Louise (1991); and the actress went on to play the role of the first female […] Star2.com » Entertainment

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David Davis urges MPs 'not to tie PM's hands' over Brexit bill

David Davis has urged MPs to back the Brexit bill next week and insisted the UK would be prepared if it has to leave the EU with no deal in place. The Brexit Secretary urged MPs not to “tie the prime minister’s hands” over the issues of a final vote on the deal and EU citizens’ rights in the UK. He said while they were preparing for a “no deal” Brexit he thought it was unlikely negotiations would break down. The Brexit bill returns to MPs on Monday after two…

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Britain level after Edmund beaten in Davis Cup – video & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Davis Cup: Canada v Great Britain Venue: TD Place Arena, Ottawa Dates: 3-5 Feb Time: 18:00 GMT on Saturday Saturday’s coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Connected TV and online from 18:00, plus follow text updates on the BBC Sport website. Kyle Edmund lost to an injured Vasek Pospisil as Great Britain and Canada ended day one of their Davis Cup World Group tie level at 1-1 in Ottawa. Briton Dan Evans beat 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-3 6-4 before Pospisil upset…

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