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Europe Union Aides Visit Iraq to Discuss Donor Conference

A delegation from the European Union made a surprise visit here on Thursday, its first since the American-led invasion two years ago, and held talks with the Shiite-led government on a donors’ conference on Iraq planned for late this month. The delegation included the British foreign secretary, Jack Straw, and came more than two years after London’s decision to support the American-led war here caused a major divide with France and Germany. Speaking after the half-day visit, Mr. Straw sought to emphasize that the countries now agreed on Iraq. Full Story

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