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Fishing row: France delays sanctions as talks over access continue


France will delay retaliatory measures against the UK while talks over post-Brexit fishing rights continue, Emmanuel Macron has said.

France had threatened to stop British boats offloading catches at its ports from midnight over the row.

But the French president told reporters the sanctions would be put off as talks between officials continued.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said there had been a "big de-escalation" of the row.

There had been "constructive talks" with France on Monday, he added.

"We very much welcome the fact that France has decided not to go ahead with its threats and we'll continue to have those constructive discussions."

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