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EU tells Tehran protests death toll 'unacceptable'

French president Emmanuel Macron and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini both appealed to Tehran on Tuesday after the deaths of at least 22 people and arrest of more than 450 in six days of protests across Iran in the past week. Macron expressed concern about the number of casualties in a phone conversation with Iranian president Hassan Rohani, while Mogherini deplored "the unacceptable loss of human lives".

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No more Brexit talks, despite May's pleas

EU leaders said they can do no more than reassure the UK they do not want to trap it over Ireland, but May might need more than that to get the Brexit deal through parliament.

EU leaders stuck on asylum reform

Migration was overshadowed by Brexit at the EU summit, with leaders stuck on key legislation. Some warned that free movement could be at risk.

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