Encouraged by Johnson's visit, UK officials now hoping rest of EU agrees to work on Brexit solution

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Encouraged by Johnson's visit, UK officials now hoping rest of EU agrees to work on Brexit solutionBritain is hoping the rest of the European Union falls in behind France and Germany and agrees to work on solving a deadlock over Brexit, with officials sensing a glimmer of hope after meetings this week, but conscious of the need for a wider consensus in Europe. Britain is on course to leave the EU, its biggest trading partner, on Oct. 31 without any formal deal to soften the unprecedented divorce, unless both sides agree to reopen stalled talks and find a way to resolve their differences. This week, some British newspapers cheered what they called a major breakthrough and sterling rose after both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron offered Prime Minister Boris Johnson what he described as “positive noises” on their willingness to consider an exit deal agreement.