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Brexit: Davis says the UK has compromised in talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device David Davis says he has “been offering some creative compromises and not always got them back” in Brexit talks. He told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg many EU countries do want to move on in the negotiations because they can see it is very important to their economies. But it was, he added, a “27 country decision”. The EU says negotiations cannot move on to trade until questions about the UK “divorce bill”, citizens’ rights and Northern Ireland are resolved. All you need to…

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Brexit: 'Don't put politics above prosperity', Davis urges EU

David Davis has warned against “putting politics above prosperity” in Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. In a speech in Berlin, the UK’s Brexit Secretary outlined his hopes for a deal that “allows for the freest possible trade in goods and services”. He also said he thought it “incredibly unlikely” there would be no deal. The EU says negotiations cannot move on to trade until questions about the UK “divorce bill”, citizens’ rights and Northern Ireland are resolved. All you need to know about Brexit Who does UK trade with…

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Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis targets Swiss success as he closes in on 100th cap

Steven Davis met the Duke of Cambridge last week and will earn his 100th Northern Ireland cap on Thursday, but insists the World Cup play-off with Switzerland is more important than such personal landmarks. Southampton midfielder Davis, 32, will become just the third Northern Irish centurion, following in the footsteps of Pat Jennings and Aaron Hughes when he leads Michael O’Neill’s team out at Windsor Park in the first leg against the Swiss. It is another significant milestone for a player who recently received his MBE at Buckingham Palace, but…

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Southampton and Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis proud to receive MBE for services to football

Steven Davis with his MBE Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Southampton and Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis spoke of his honour after receiving his MBE at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Davis was presented with his medal by the Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association. The 32-year-old said it was an “honour that I will cherish” to be given an MBE at such a point in his career. He added: “I think to get it in any given field is huge, and obviously to still be playing as…

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Brexit: David Davis and Michel Barnier to sum up state of talks

Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier are expected to sum up the state of negotiations on the UK’s departure from the union later. The fifth round of talks – the final discussions before a crucial EU summit on 19 and 20 October – are due to end. The UK has been hoping EU leaders at the summit will decide enough progress has been made to open trade talks. The UK is set to leave the European Union at the end of March 2019. Transition…

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Five times Clive Davis changed the course of music

If it wasn’t for Clive Davis, you might never have heard of Bruce Springsteen. The singer was still a rookie when he stood in Davis’s office in 1972 and played his heart out. “This was like the biggest days of my life,” Springsteen later recalled. Davis signed him on the spot, taking a punt that this raw, untested talent could become a household name. Seven years, and a lot of hard work, later, Springsteen sold out Madison Square Garden. For most of us, discovering one superstar would be enough –…

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Production of a Lifetime: Whitney Houston and Clive Davis

Downstairs at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Feb. 11, 2012, black cars delivered celebrities, among them Serena Williams, Britney Spears and Gayle King, to Clive Davis’s annual Grammys party. Upstairs in Room 434, the coroner’s office tended to the body of his biggest star, Whitney Houston, who had been found dead in the bathtub earlier that day. Police investigators removed empty bottles of liquor while the wails of her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, could be heard down the hall. Chaka Khan later went on CNN and said Mr. Davis’s decision…

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