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British PM May Says Brexit Talks With EU At Impasse


U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union in London on September 21.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May says that negotiations with the European Union on Britain's withdrawal from the bloc are at an impasse.

May spoke in a televised address from 10 Downing Street in London on September 21, after the EU rejected key parts of her proposals for a Brexit deal.

European Council President Donald Tusk said at a summit in Salzburg this week that May's plan would not work.

May said it was "not acceptable" for the EU to reject her plan without offering alternatives, adding that "serious engagement" was needed to resolve the main obstacles to a deal.

She also said she would "not overturn the result of the referendum," referring to a June 2016 plebiscite in which Britons voted to leave the EU.

May said that the best outcome from talks with the EU would be for Britain to leave the bloc with a deal in place, but that exiting with no deal would be better than a bad deal.

Britain is slated to separate from the 28-nation EU in March 2019.

With reporting by AP and Reuters
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