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John B. Emerson , newly appointed U.S.ambassador to Germany is pictured at the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin August 28, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union are close to bridging differences on many sticking points in negotiations for a free trade deal, U.S. ambassador to Germany John B. Emerson told a German broadcaster on Tuesday.

"As far as I know, we are close to a solution on many points. It will eventually come down to a matter of political will," rbb broadcaster quoted Emerson as saying.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Louise Ireland)


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