The Latest: Merkel seeks "good agreement" with UK on Brexit

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):

2:05 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she hopes for a "good agreement" after Brexit talks in which 27 EU countries will listen carefully to what Britain wants but also defend their own interests.

Britain on Monday finally opened negotiations with other European Union nations about leaving the bloc.

Merkel said Monday: "I think it is premature to speculate on the first day of the negotiations how they will end."

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