HEADLINE Sufficient progress made during 1st phase Brexit talks

HEADLINE

Sufficient progress made during 1st phase Brexit talks

Xinhua, Reuters

14:51, December 08, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May met European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker before dawn in Brussels on Friday after a night flight from London, apparently having clinched a deal to open talks on post-Brexit trade.

Neither answered when asked if a deal was done as they shook hands after May arrived at the European Commission's building but shortly afterwards Juncker's chief-of-staff tweeted a picture of white smoke emerging from a Vatican chimney - an indication that the European Union believes a deal is done.

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Photo: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2017. (Reuters)

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