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EU's Barnier says "fundamental differences" persist in UK trade talks

FILE PHOTO: European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, wearing a face mask, leaves the Brexit trade negotiations in London, Britain, November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator said on Monday “fundamental differences” persisted in trade talks with Britain but that both sides were pushing hard for a deal.

“After technical discussions this weekend, negotiations continue online today... Time is short. Fundamental divergences still remain, but we are continuing to work hard for a deal,” said the EU negotiator, Michel Barnier.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Marine Strauss

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