Syria Solution Requires Talking to Assad as Well, Merkel Says

  • Assad would have to go at end of process, Hollande reiterates
  • EU leaders agree on 1 billion-euro aid plan to stem exodus

European Union leaders called for broad international talks to end the Syrian civil war that’s created millions of refugees and left the bloc with a migrant crisis, with some mentioning the need to involve Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in those discussions.

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