UPDATE 6-EU leaders fail to agree on top jobs, to decide end August

July 17, 2014 12:17 AM

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BRUSSELS, July 16 (Reuters) - European Union leaders failed to agree at a summit on Wednesday on sharing out a package of top jobs in the 28-nation bloc, including a new foreign policy chief, and postponed the decision until late August.

The talks foundered over opposition to Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini's candidacy for the foreign policy role and demands by central and east European leaders that the job should go to someone from their region, diplomats said.

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