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Boris Johnson to Hold Talks in Brussels Wednesday: Brexit Update

Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street in London on Dec. 8.

Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street in London on Dec. 8.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold crisis talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday evening as the two sides try to salvage a trade deal by the end of the year.

Johnson will head to Brussels after the U.K. government announced it will drop controversial clauses that would rip up parts of the Brexit divorce agreement, bringing to an end a dispute that threatened to derail negotiations on a future trade deal.