Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned

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The British government says that the talks to leave the European Union will start Monday, as planned.

David Davis, who leads the Department for Exiting the European Union, says in a joint statement Thursday that the decision comes after discussion in Brussels.

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In a joint statement issued, officials said: "David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Michel Barnier, the European Commission's Chief Negotiator, agreed today to launch Article 50 negotiations on Monday, 19 June."