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LUXEMBOURG | Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

LUXEMBOURG  — The moods in Britain and the European Union swung between hope and gloom on Monday over an intractable dispute about the Irish border — shifts that came only two days ahead of a summit once seen as the last moment to reach a deal on Britain’s divorce from the bloc. After a flurry … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS  — With just days to go before a key Brexit summit next week, optimism is growing that a deal can be reached to ensure a smooth transition for Britain’s exit from the European Union. European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday that he sees room for a breakthrough in the talks next week, when … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS | EU official sees room for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS  — European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger says he sees room for a major breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations next week when leaders from the 27 EU nations meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Oettinger confirmed reports that progress was being made on the divisive issue of the border on the island of Ireland … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU official sees room for Brexit breakthrough next week