Brexit talks intensify, zero in on U.K. customs fix
11 October 2018 | 5:42 am
British and European Union officials are locked in talks in Brussels over a compromise Brexit deal that could see the U.K. remain temporarily in the EU’s customs regime, people familiar with the negotiations said.
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