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EU's Foreign Policy Chief in Cairo for Crisis Talks

Violence continuing weeks after coup

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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was due in the Egyptian capital Cairo for crisis talks on Monday following a weekend of violence that claimed the lives of at least 72 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

The European Union's foreign policy chief was scheduled to hold crisis talks in Cairo on Monday after the weekend killing of at least 72 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president plunged the pivotal Arab country deeper into turmoil.