Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Europe and the US

Bernard Guetta on France Inter this morning: 'Washington et Bruxelles, c’est tout l’Occident qui est en crise.'
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US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice brokered the deal which sees the Rafah border due to open on 25 November. European foreign policy envoy Javier Solana has nominated a senior Italian military policeman to head a European monitoring presence at Rafah.
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Ms Rice had extended her Middle East visit to help nail down the agreement. [... She] had spent the night shuttling back and forth between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. She said she got only two hours' sleep.
Diplomats hail Gaza border deal

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