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Tough EU budget talks push into second day

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Gruelling European Union talks to agree a trillion-euro budget for the next seven years pushed into a second day Friday even as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned a deal looked far off. 

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) chat with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the EU headquarters. Gruelling European Union talks to agree a trillion-euro budget for the next seven years pushed into a second day Friday even as Merkel warned a deal looked far off.

The summit talks in Brussels were suspended overnight after less than an hour and a half, having already begun hours late because of vast differences on the need for cuts between the bloc's have and have-not nations.

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