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EU, UK fail to resolve border row as Brexit deadline looms

Britain and its European Union partners failed on Thursday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. With Britain’s departure from the EU looming — March 29, 2019 — there are growing concerns that a deal on the post-Brexit relationship may ...

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Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more Florence flooding

(CNN)Water appears to have receded in some areas of the Carolinas, but more flooding from Hurricane Florence could arrive through the weekend, officials say. More than a dozen rivers in North and South Carolina already have overflowed their banks and the water — particularly the Waccamaw River, which spans both states — is expected to swell putting additional residents in ...

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Alibaba’s Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China’s largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump last year, as Beijing courted the then-newly elected president. But Ma told ...

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