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Britain, EU vow continuous Brexit talks in final phase

BRUSSELS: London and Brussels will start rolling Brexit negotiations in the final phase of talks as fears grow that Britain could leave the European Union next year without a deal, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday. Barnier and his British counterpart Dominic Raab said after talks in Brussels that key differences remained and it was important to "intensify" the pace of negotiations. "The negotiations are now entering the final stage. We have agreed that the EU and the UK will negotiate continuously from now…

British election tighter than expected

LONDON: Polls opened in Britain on Thursday, in an election Prime Minister Theresa May once expected to win easily but which has proved increasingly hard to predict following a campaign shadowed by terrorism. May called the snap vote in April, when opinion poll ratings for her and her centre-right Conservative party were sky high, presenting herself as the strong leader to take Britain into Brexit talks. But Islamist attacks in London and Manchester have put her under pressure over her six years as interior minister,…