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France, Britain, Germany urge Gaza truce: joint declaration

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France, Britain and Germany on Saturday called on Israel and Hamas to agree on an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, according to a joint declaration from the three countries' foreign ministries.

"We call upon all parties immediately to return to a cease-fire. We fully support the ongoing efforts by Egypt to this end," said the statement from foreign ministers Laurent Fabius of France, Philip Hammond of Britain and Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140112/china-ships-enter-waters-disputed-islands