EU waters down Middle East ceasefire call

After several hours of debate, EU foreign ministers have agreed to call for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" between Israel and Hezbollah - but France and Germany are already interpreting the statement differently.

The emergency meeting in Brussels on Tuesday (1 August) saw lengthy discussions on the sensitive issue of whether to call for an immediate ceasefire between the two sides, an idea rejected by Israel and the US which want lasting security guarantees against Hezbollah f...

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