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Britain seeks "special" EU ties as Brexit talks start

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By Alastair Macdonald and Elizabeth PiperBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's negotiators came to Brussels seeking a "new, deep and special partnership with the European Union" on Monday as talks on the unprecedented British withdrawal from the bloc finally got under way.A beaming Brexit Secretary David Davis, a veteran campaigner against EU membership, told a sombre Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, that his team aimed to maintain a "positive and constructive tone" during "challenging" talks ahead in the hope of reaching a deal that was in the interests of both sides.A year after Britons ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 20:06 IST