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Chancellor Merkel serenaded

German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated her 60th birthday on Thursday at a summit in the European Council in Brussels.

French President Francois Hollande said Merkel was presented with a signed German football shirt — although it did not bear the autographs of the World Cup champions.

European Union foreign ministers had gathered in the Belgian capital to haggle over how to carve up posts in the European Commission between the 28-nation bloc, including a new foreign policy chief.

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