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Johnson, EU Warn No Deal Likely as Deadline Nears: Brexit Update

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen both warned that a no-deal Brexit is looming on Dec. 31 as they continued last-ditch talks to try to reach a deal before Sunday.

Johnson said on Friday that a no-deal Brexit at the end of the year now looks “very, very likely.” But, in an olive branch to the U.K., von der Leyen stressed that any deal wouldn’t infringe British sovereignty -- but her comments were dismissed by a Downing Street spokesman as nothing new.