Ireland's Prime Minister Leo
Varadkar has said the European Union is willing to give Britain
reassurances about the Irish backstop before British lawmakers
vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal next week, the
Irish Times reported on Monday.
Australian shares firmed on Tuesday
following an extended Wall Street rally and underpinned by
optimism that Beijing and Washington may be inching closer to an
agreement to end their bruising trade war.