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Asia-Europe trade talks eclipsed by Brexit and protectionism

51-leader summit in Brussels comes as the future of the UK is decided

A man waves a European Union flag in London before the Brexit vote in 2016 (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

JAKARTA -- Inconclusive negotiations in Brussels over the U.K.'s departure from the European Union are set to overshadow crucial trade talks between 51 Asian and European leaders in the Belgian capital this week.

Bargaining over the terms of Brexit look like spilling into Thursday, when EU and Asian leaders are due to head into the biennial Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM.

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