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  • UK reaches historic deal on its EU exit terms

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    The prime minister's decision to seal the agreement marked the finale of a three-week diplomatic ...

    UK reaches historic deal on its EU exit terms

    The prime minister's decision to seal the agreement marked the finale of a three-week diplomatic effort to finalise the most contentious divorce terms.

    Shortly after the breakfast started, Mr Juncker's chief of staff Martin Selmayr tweeted pictures of white smoke rising from a chimney stack, indicating the deal was done.

    Juncker confirmed the deal at a press conference alongside Theresa May, saying it had been a "difficult negotiation" but that both sides had shown a "willingness to compromise."

    Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, met in Brussels early today to sign off a 15-page "progress report" that will allow EU negotiators to recommend opening a second phase of talks on post-Brexit relations.

    Britain today reached a historic deal on its EU exit terms, enshrining special rights for 4m citizens and paying euro 40bn- euro 60bn in a hard-fought Brexit divorce settlement that clears the way for trade talks next year.

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