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>> Theresa May meeting a first EU leader since edging closer to Brexit. The British Prime Minister welcoming her Italian counterpart to Downing Street. It comes a day after MPs voted overwhelmingly to back a bill set to trigger the UK's divorce proceedings. Unsurprisingly, Brexit was on the table.>> The UK remains committed to triggering Article 50 by the end of March.
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Last night, we moved a step closer with the successful passage of the bill in the House of Commons. As I've said, the priority for the UK in the negotiations ahead will be to seek a new comprehensive, bold, and ambitious free trade agreement with the European Union.>> Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni added there's no point in having a destructive negotiation between the EU and the UK.
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Welcome words for May, and after their working lunch, she announced a new program of regular bilateral summits, a bid to boost trade, but this press conference also exposed some sore points. The UK government announcing Thursday it will halt a child refugee scheme in its infancy, potentially a problem for Italy, which has become the bottleneck for those fleeing Libya.
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And May's recent visit to Washington again came back to haunt her. The PM having to reaffirm her opposition to Donald Trump's immigration order.>> We thought that was wrong, that was divisive.>> It's not just Brexit separating May from her EU counterparts. She's still the only leader from Europe to have met and courted the new US President.
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