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U.K. Begins Brexit Decision Day as EU Refuses to Play Ball

  • Johnson will decide on Friday whether to walk away from talks
  • EU leaders refused to give clear signal on prospects for deal
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Brexit Talks On Knife Edge as Johnson Could Walk Away
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Boris Johnson is set to decide on Friday whether to abandon trade talks with the European Union after the bloc’s leaders refused to give him the clear signal he wants in order to remain at the table.

The U.K. prime minister, who said he would assess whether a deal was reachable after this week’s summit of EU leaders, must form an opinion based on an evening of mixed messages from Brussels that culminated in German Chancellor Angela Merkel offering an olive branch as she left around midnight.