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Poland's Tusk, Italy's Mogherini get EU top jobs

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BRUSSELS - European leaders on Saturday named Polish premier Donald Tusk as the next EU president and Italy's Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head the diplomatic service as the bloc faces challenges including the crisis in Ukraine. 

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk arrives on August 30, 2014 for a European Union summit at EU headquarters in Brussels

The Polish premier, who speaks only a halting English and no French, is the first eastern European to hold such a senior role in the EU and is known as a critic of the Kremlin.

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