Brexit talks 'to focus on withdrawal first'

Brexit talks 'to focus on withdrawal first'

Formal Brexit negotiations will first focus on issues to do with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, as part of a sequenced approach to talks, the European Commission has said. The BBC has been told by EU sources that the talks will follow the EU’s preferred pattern of exit negotiations first, with the future relations between the two sides at a later date. The UK’s Department for Exiting the EU said it still held the…

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Trump says he will 'leave business' to focus on presidency

Trump says he will 'leave business' to focus on presidency

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he is leaving “business in total” to focus on presidency and avoid perceived conflicts of interest. Mr Trump said he would be expanding on his plans at a press conference with his children next month. He previously dismissed concerns over potential conflicts between his businesses and the presidency. Meanwhile, former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin confirmed he had been picked as treasury secretary. Mr Mnuchin, who was Trump’s former campaign…

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