EU, African Officials Meet on Mali

As Chadian troops helped secure a strategic desert town in Mali, representatives of European and African nations meeting in Brussels Tuesday discussed the possibility of creating an international force to help stabilize the West African country. 

Officials said that any decision on turning a West African military mission to stabilize Mali into an international one must be approved by the United Nations and the Malian government.

But Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, who heads the Economic …