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Theresa May and Emanuel Macron to hold talks in France

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Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, Downing Street says.Mrs May has been invited to Mr Macron's holiday retreat in the south of France.It comes as the UK government steps up its engagement with counterparts in the EU over Brexit.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Evening Standard France and Germany had to "send a strong signal" to the European Commission on the need for a "pragmatic and sensible outcome".
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And he warned that the likelihood of no deal being reached were "increasing by the day".
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Mr Hunt, who is holding talks with his French and Austrian opposite numbers, warned of economic consequences for both the UK and the EU if a deal can't be found. "The probability of no deal is increasing by the day until we see a change of approach from the European Commission who have this view that they just need to wait and Britain will blink. That is just a profound misunderstanding of us as a nation," he said."There is a real chance of no deal by accident."
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Jeremy Hunt gaffe: 'My wife is Japanese'
Mr Hunt's talks in France came on the back of a visit to China where he made headlines for a different reason - getting his wife's nationality wrong.On Monday, the foreign secretary mistakenly told his hosts his Chinese wife was Japanese before correcting himself and admitting he had made a "terrible mistake".He has since tweeted his apologies to his "long-suffering" wife - and he used his trip to France to make amends, choosing her some flowers in Paris:
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