EU troops for Darfur

MANILA - The European Union is considering sending troops to the 26000-strong new peacekeeping force approved by the UN security council to Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief said yesterday.

MANILA - The European Union is considering sending troops to the 26000-strong new peacekeeping force approved by the UN security council to Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief said yesterday.

"That is something that is being considered," he said on the sidelines of an Asian security summit.

The security council voted unanimously on Tuesday to create a larger "hybrid" UN-AU peacekeeping mission for Darfur - Sapa

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