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EU's Ashton on mediation mission to Egypt

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 - 01:12

July 29 - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets Egypt's interim leaders at the start of a mediation mission to Cairo. Lily Grimes reports.

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Another funeral, turns into a protest, turns into more clashes. The cycle of violence in Egypt has seen over 200 funerals in the past two weeks. On Monday the European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met Egypt's interim President Adli Mansour. It's her second visit to Cairo in as many weeks. She also met interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, seen here, and the military leaders responsible for overthrowing President Mohamed Mursi on July 3. Europe's top diplomat is pressing officials to step back from a growing confrontation with the Muslim Brotherhood, who continue to call for Mursi to be reinstated. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood faithful continue their sit-in outside a mosque in Cairo. On Saturday 80 of their number were killed as they fought with security forces. The group says it will march again later on Monday, raising the prospect of more bloodshed.

EU's Ashton on mediation mission to Egypt

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 - 01:12

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