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EU budget talks dim after gesture to French, Poles


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France's President Francois Hollande (L) walks past Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012. European Union negotiators believe they are close to securing British and German backing for a deal on nearly a trillion euros of spending over the next seven years, but last minute concessions may be needed to secure French and Polish support. REUTERS/Yves Herman