EU budget talks hit snag after first day

Cameron wants curbs, Hollande doesn’t

Posted: November 23, 2012 at 5:39 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a European Union summit session Thursday in Brussels.

The leaders of Britain and France staked out starkly different visions of the European Union’s future Thursday, leaving a summit on the EU budget teetering on the brink of failure after the first day.

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