However, she admitted there could be a gap between the end of the two-year transition and when that free trade deal is concluded.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is desperate to make the Brexit deal work.
European Union negotiator Michel Barnier has suggested that "most checks can take place away from the border, at the company premises or in the market", but the checks in ports and airports would remain.
Quite how tough the European Union message is to May after Wednesday's dinner will depend on her approach, diplomats said.
Mrs May said the bloc has "responded positively" to Britain's backstop proposal, but has insisted it have an end date - something her ministers and the DUP have rejected.
But May, hemmed in by opponents in her own party and even in her own cabinet, has no such proposals.
If there isn't going to be significant progress from the summit this week, then why is it important?
European Council president Donald Tusk at a media conference.
Instead, the matter could either be pushed back to December or - more dramatically - the European Union could use the November weekend to meet on preparations for a "no-deal" Brexit.
With hopes of a November summit fading, focus has turned to the next scheduled meeting of the European Council in December as the last chance to secure a deal and get it ratified by the United Kingdom and European parliaments before Britain leaves in March 2019.
The EU is considering allowing Britain to leave the EU over a longer period in return for agreeing to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland.
As for the future relationship with Britain, she said "it must always be clear that, although we want to avoid hardship, ultimately the difference between membership in the European Union and a partnership with the European Union as a third state must and will become clear".
On Twitter he said: No grounds for optimism before #Brexit #EUCO. The warning came as Mrs May appealed for loyalty from her ministers, telling them to "stand together and stand firm" to deliver Brexit.
A dog wears a banner during the "Wooferendum march" in central London where dog owners and their pets gather to demand a new Brexit referendum.
And it is all because of the Irish border issue - squaring the circle or making the impossible possible.
But a senior European official said the speech had only underscored for Barnier the uphill struggle he faces to get an agreement.
To solve the Irish question, Britain has proposed staying aligned to the EU's customs rules until a wider trade deal can be signed that avoids the need for any frontier checks.
That would give time to fully flesh out this temporary customs arrangement.
Ted Cruz as "all talk and no action" during the second - and potentially final - debate of the Texas Senate race Tuesday night. O'Rourke shot back: "It's really interesting to hear you talk about a partisan circus after your last six years in the U.S.
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In 2012, a woman in Greenville, about 20 miles from Shaw, pleaded guilty to cooking her 3-year-old son to death in an oven. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says police were called Monday night to a home in Shaw.
But the data reported Tuesday represents "a substantially larger number than in previous months this year", Messonnier said. States are not required to provide this information to CDC, but they have been voluntarily reporting their data.
The U.S. embassy in New Zealand thought the situation was hilarious, and posted an animated GIF of a cat to its Twitter account. Department of State and it's unclear how widely it was distributed, the Australian Associated Press reported Sunday.
Individuals are eligible to apply for a pardon through the Parole Board of Canada five years after the conviction is handed down. She didn't expect to make much money from the pot itself, noting Newfoundland's 8 per cent cap on retail pot profits.
At the same reception, Meghan was seen talking to Australian singer Missy Higgins who was cradling her baby in her arms. Meghan was wearing black skinny jeans from sustainable Australian designer Outland, whose trousers start at $200.
A fine of one million rupees was also slapped on the convict alongside a sum of one million as blood money. The ATC directed the jail superintendent to execute the warrants and submit a compliance report.
An FBI spokesman told The Associated Press preliminary tests to the envelope indicated there was no threat to the public. A spokesperson for Collins told Fox News that the senator was not at home during the incident, though her husband was.
Astros may have been cheating in Game 1 against Red Sox
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Pakistan bowled out for 282 in second Test
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