British Union Jack and EU flags are pictured before the meeting with Britain's Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, September 20, 2019. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS

Britain spar with EU over Brexit

Diplomats say the two sides are split over London’s desire to remove the Irish border “backstop” from the divorce deal struck by Theresa May