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Friday June 4, 4:37 am Eastern Time
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Belgian PM leaves summit early due to dioxin crisis

BRUSSELS, June 4 (Reuters) - Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene left the two-day summit of European Union leaders in the German city of Cologne ahead of schedule due to Belgium's widening food crisis over dioxin poisoning, Dehaene's spokeswoman said on Friday.

``He left this morning about nine (0700 GMT), because of the situation in Belgium,'' spokeswoman Moniek Delvou told Reuters.

(Note: this article is ``in progress''; there will likely be an update soon.)


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