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Brexit negotiations paused ahead of crunch talks

Michel Barnier in London on Friday (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Those hoping for white smoke in the Brexit negotiations tonight will be left disappointed. After a week of intense negotiations, late-night pizza and a warning from France, the UK and EU have agreed to pause the negotiations. Announcing the decision, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said significant differences remained on the issues of level playing field rules, governance and fishing rights.

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