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EU welcomes Arab peace plan, agrees contacts

European Union foreign ministers hailed an Arab peace initiative for the Middle East on Saturday and agreed to engage with non-Hamas members of the new Palestinian national unity government. The ministers said they would seek ways of redirecting aid to the Palestinians towards institution-building and economic development in talks with Finance Minister Salam Fayyad. But they warned against expecting an overnight resumption of direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Full Story

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