October 16, 2019 / 9:37 AM / a month ago

Brexit talks hit standstill over future trade deal, DUP: EU sources

A British Union Jack flag is seen during a plenary session on preparations for the next EU leaders' summit, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Files

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Talks between the EU and Britain to seal a Brexit divorce deal this week have hit a “standstill”, according to sources in the bloc.

Disagreements centre on a future trade deal and the rejection by Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party of customs solutions tentatively agreed by negotiators for the Irish border.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; editing by John Stonestreet

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