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U.K., EU Reach Agreement On Key Brexit Issues

The biggest stumbling block had been whether the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and the independent Republic of Ireland would have a "hard border" post-Brexit. The sides agreed to keep an open border.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint news conference with European Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, Belgium on Friday. Source: Anadolu Agency

Britain and the European Union have struck a last-minute agreement to stave off a breakdown in negotiations over Brexit, agreeing there will be no "hard border" between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

As NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London, "the fear [had been] that

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