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EU seen boosting Lebanon troop pledges

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was confident European countries would make major troop pledges for a 15,000-strong Lebanon peace force at an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Friday. Italy has offered up to 3,000 troops and France boosted its pledge to 2,000 on the eve of the Brussels meeting. Optimism is growing that others will raise so far meager contributions under prompting from the United States, Israel and others. Full Story

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