LONDON | After intense wrangling, UK backs a Brexit deal. Now what?

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LONDON— Like white smoke from the Vatican announcing a new pope, the signal from Britain’s Cabinet table says: We have a decision.

After a year and a half of negotiating with the European Union — and fighting with itself — the U.K. government on Wednesday backed a deal to allow Britain’s orderly exit from the bloc, and paint the outlines of future relations.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s fractious Conservative government agreed on a deal that solves the key outstanding issue — how to ensure a frictionless border between the U.K.’s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Brexit.

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