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UK PM: "Real progress" made on Brexit talks

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Added On October 18, 2018

 British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that "real progress" has been made with the EU on the "vast majority" of issues regarding Brexit.

 
Theresa May made the remarks while updating the House of Commons on talks with Brussels.
 
The Brexit negotiations reportedly faltered over a proposed back-up plan, known as the backstop, to avoid a hard border.
 
EU had proposed a backstop that would see Northern Ireland carved off in the EU's customs union and parts of the single market, separated through a border in the Irish Sea from the Britain's own internal market.
 
May has stressed the "backstop" must be temporary to ensure the border arrangement does not continue "indefinitely."  
 
The prime minister has also insisted that the backstop arrangement apply to the country as a whole.
 
May's speech came ahead of a key summit of European leaders.
 
The latest development of the Brexit talks has triggered wide concerns of a no-deal Brexit.