::::::::: REUTERS - UK NEWS :::::::::                    May battles confidence vote, warning Brexit is in peril          Betting odds indicate May will win no-confidence vote          EU ready to give May assurances that don't contradict Brexit deal          Instant View - Will Conservative MPs ditch May?          Irish nationalist Sinn Fein steps up calls for post-Brexit united Ireland          Germany does not want Northern Ireland backstop to take effect - official          Explainer - How will the leadership challenge to May work?          Brexiteer Michael Gove says - May will win confidence vote          Factbox - Who might be Britain's next prime minister if May goes?          Majority of Conservative MPs indicate support for May          Labour will put forward no confidence motion in government when it thinks it can win one          At least 150 MPs publicly back May ahead of confidence vote          Merkel - There's still time for an orderly Brexit          Change in UK government would mean risk to Brexit - May          'A very uncivil war' - Britain's Conservatives on the brink over Brexit          General election not in UK's interest during Brexit talks - PM May          Merkel - Used talks with May to work on orderly Brexit          UK may not put Brexit deal to parliament without assurances on backstop - minister          EU leaders to issue Brexit statement on Thursday - Tusk          DUP leader, UK trade minister call for Brexit backstop overhaul