EU, 2 other nations meet to pledge Mali trainers

An official says representatives of EU countries are meeting in Brussels to pledge personnel and other support for a military training mission to Mali.


EU officials envision a mission of 500 people, half of them military trainers, the official said Tuesday. The purpose is to turn the Malian army into a force that can control the vast African country once international soldiers wrest the north from Islamist rebels. (AP)