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The Ire of Breton Vegetable Producers

24 September, 2014: Protesting cultivators bring cauliflowers in front of the Prefecture of Saint-Brieux, Brittany, France (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)
24 September, 2014: Protesting cultivators bring cauliflowers in front of the Prefecture of Saint-Brieux, Brittany, France (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

PARIS, France—From 28 to 30 September, the Ministers of Agriculture of the European Union gathered for an informal meeting. Focussing on food security, this meeting...




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  • Croatian Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner candidate for International Cooperation and Development at his hearing by the European Parliament in Brussels on September 29, 2014. The men and women picked to run the EU for the next five years are facing grueling vetting process by the European Parliament from Sept. 29-Oct. 7.( John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • People walk in front of the entrance of the refugee camp in Burbach, Germany, Sunday Sept.28,2014.  Police are investigating accusations that guards at an asylum center in Burbach in western Germany repeatedly abused refugees physically and mentally. A police spokesman from Hagen near Burbach said Sunday that police raided the center and questioned both security guards and refugees after a local journalist received a DVD showing the abuse of an asylum seeker by guards. (AP Photo/dpa/Federico Gambarini)

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  • Charles Ble Goude gestures, as he enters the courtroom for his initial appearance at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, March 27, 2014. A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after 2010 Ivory Coast elections has appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court. Goude looked confident, pumping his fist, waving and blowing a kiss to supporters in the public gallery at the brief hearing Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Kooren, Pool)

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  • Activists dismantle Ukraine's biggest monument to Lenin at a pro-Ukrainian rally in the central square of the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Igor Chekachkov)

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  • An Ukrainian soldier guards members of the Pro-Russian forces, who are prisoners-of-war, during prisoners exchange near the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was the result of a coup d'etat in that country supported by the United States and the European Union. He made no mention of Western allegations that Russia has sent troops and heavy weapons into eastern Ukraine in support of pro-Russian rebels who have taken over a number of cities. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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  • Air France workers gather in front of the company headquarters as they demonstrate against the pilots strike, in Roissy, outside Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. .(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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  • Riccardo Cordi stands on a terrace in Reggio Calabria, Sicily, Italy, with the Strait of Messina in the background on June 26, 2014. Cordi was exiled to Messina during a pioneering anti-mafia program for juveniles, a kind of rehab away from the mob. (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

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  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers his address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • Four Dutch F-16s fly near the Leeuwarden Airbase near Leeuwarden on Sept. 25, 2014. Six Dutch F-16 fighter bombers are to join the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher announced. (Vincent Jannink/AFP/Getty Images)

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