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'Congratulations': EU launches next phase of Brexit

Negotiators are given formal green light; UK PM thanks bloc's leaders after they agree to move talks forward

Mrs May and Tim Barrow, UK permanent representative to the EU (at right), leaving after attending the EU leaders summit at the Europa Building in Brussels, Belgium, early on Friday.


THE European Union (EU) agreed on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain's exit from the bloc as leaders warmed to the British premier, but there was little clarity on trade, as well as on some issues already discussed.

On the second day of a Brussels summit,...

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