Latest News Wires Italian diplomat is front-runner for new EU foreign policy chief

Italy's Foreign Minister, Federica Mogherini, may be selected Saturday as the European Union's foreign policy chief for the next five years. Mogherini's appointment is controversial, given the 41-year-old's relative lack of experience.

By , Associated Press

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European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job.