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Top diplomat calls for greater EU role amid global chaos

The European Union's top diplomat said Monday that the world is going through a time of chaos and that the 28-nation bloc must work more closely with international partners as the multilateral system comes under threat.

In a speech to EU ambassadors laying out her vision for the year to come, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that "the whole world is going through a moment of chaos, and the question is: is it a moment or is it a long-term trend?"

"The very idea of multilateralism is being challenged," Mogherini said.

While she didn't mention the U.S. or President Donald Trump directly, Mogherini underlined the importance of the ...