Cabinet ministers briefed on the Brexit talks said the issue of the Irish backstop was close to being settled, the FT said.
DUP leader Arlene Foster, who has been in Brussels this week for talks with European Union officials, repeated her warning that she would not accept anything that threatened the integrity of the UK.
Writing in the Telegraph on Thursday, DUP MP Sammy Wilson said May's backstop proposal was part of a "road to parliamentary defeat for any deal which the Prime Minister brings forward". "Many of her cabinet colleagues have assured me of their unionism", she said.
"Therefore, they could not in good conscience recommend a deal which places a trade barrier on United Kingdom businesses".
The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, told the European commission president and other commissioners in a private meeting on Wednesday that the principles of an agreement on the Irish border are largely accepted by both sides.
Karim Benzema’s France career is finished - FFF president
The player himself also spoke out, calling on Le Graet to "forget" about him at a time when France should be celebrating. "Mr. In May, after Le Graet said in an interview that the striker was "ancient history", Benzema again responded on Twitter .
The British government and leading politicians in Northern Ireland insist they will not agree to a withdrawal treaty that foresees the possibility of Northern Ireland being kept inside the EU's economic area while the British mainland is not.
German economy minister Peter Altmaier said he is "convinced" a deal is possible after meeting worldwide trade secretary Liam Fox in Berlin on Thursday. "She said that the nationalist party supported remaining in the customs union and single market because it would give the north continued unfettered access to the EU market of around 500 million people and the British market of 67 million".
The DUP has threatened to vote against the government's budget if it goes ahead with the plan.
Former Conservative leader and Brexit supporter Iain Duncan Smith warned the prime minister she should "listen very carefully" to the DUP, which he said echoed many Tory concerns.
However Brexiteers - including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab - are insisting any arrangement which would see the United Kingdom effectively remain part of the customs union while negotiations over a free trade deal take place must be strictly time-limited - something the EU has been resisting.
Barnier told small business leaders that the talks were "continuing intensively this week, day and night, with the aim. of having a deal within reach, if we follow through to the end of this negotiations, on October 17".
Hurricane Michael crashed ashore Florida on Wednesday as the third most powerful hurricane ever to strike the USA mainland. But on Tuesday, the price of Brent crude went down by 44 cents or about half a percent; to reach 84.56 dollars a barrel.
Leonardo Jardim was sacked on Thursday with the club 18th in Ligue 1 , having won just one of their opening nine matches. Martinez has backed Henry to succeed at Monaco , and said: "Thierry is ready to take a club".
The documentary that really brought the issues with The Simpsons' portrayal of Apu was aptly titled " The Problem With Apu ". The writing as on the wall for this to be addressed, though very few actually caught it beforehand.
Using a mash-up of stem cells and cloning technology, a team in Beijing claims to have generated mice with same-sex parents. He said, "To consider exploring similar technology for human application in the near future is implausible".
In the Network published a timelapse video with the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with a telecommunications satellite on Board. Until now, all landings of the company founded by Elon Musk had taken place on Florida's Cape Canaveral or offshore platforms.
The remaining three gyros available for use are technically enhanced and expected to have significantly longer operational lives. Rachel Osten, deputy mission head for the Hubble Space Telescope , tweeted, "Very stressful weekend".
Then, in 2016, Hawking, along with the co-authors of his latest study, said they may finally be on to something. The difficulty is that if you throw something into a black hole it looks like it disappears.
Nouveau scandale sanitaire — Cabines de bronzage
Le ministère de la Santé, contacté par l'AFP , n'a pas encore défini sa décision après l'avis transmis il y a " quelques jours ". Dans une note publiée ce mercredi , l'instance recommande l'arrêt total de l'activité liée au bronzage artificiel.
Wall Street dégringole, les bourses mondiales aussi
Le recul est moins fort, mais toutefois marqué en Europe: Londres abandonne 1,84%, Bruxelles 1,78%, Paris 1,5% et Francfort 1,33%. La Bourse de Hong-Kong reculait de près de -4% une heure avant la clôture hier et perdait -3,19% à l'ouverture jeudi.
Federer forced to battle again on way to Shanghai quarters
Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany also advanced to the quarterfinals by pasting Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-1, 6-4. Open last month and looked in complete control as he won 34 of 40 points on his first-serve to book a place in the last 16.
Dakota Johnson addresses pregnancy rumours on 'Ellen'
The balloon release led many to believe that the party was a gender reveal party for Johnson's supposed pregnancy. Onlookers spotted a bunch of blue balloons let up in the air and immediately presumed she is pregnant with a boy.
Chute des Bourses européennes dans le sillage de Wall Street
La Bourse de Tokyo a clôturé en baisse de 3,89% et les Bourses chinoises ont ouvert ce jeudi sur un recul marqué, de plus de 3%. La directrice du FMI Christine Lagarde a justifié jeudi ces hausses de taux au vu du contexte économique actuel.
Kanye West Rambles Like Trump In White House Meeting
West, a Chicago native, said he and the president will discuss ways to combat the Windy City's ongoing gun violence epidemic. West said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but then that he was misdiagnosed, and was simply sleep-deprived.
Malaysia To Abolish Death Penalty, Says Minister
The PNG Government reactivated the use of capital punishment in 2013 after a spate of violent killings drew worldwide attention. Prior to this, Liew also said that the government is looking to repeal the Sedition Act 1948 and other "draconian laws" .