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With the clock ticking, Britain, EU play up chance of deal

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By Alastair Macdonald and Elizabeth PiperBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The British and EU Brexit negotiators agreed how to organise talks on Britain's divorce at a first meeting in Brussels on Monday, where both sides stressed goodwill but also the huge complexity and tight deadline."We've laid solid foundations for future discussions and an ambitious but achievable timetable," said David Davis, Britain's Brexit minister, adding he was "encouraged" by the first talks. But the European Union's Michel Barnier made clear little was agreed but an initial calendar and a structure for negotiations.The talks ...

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 01:40 IST