EU leaders have reached what they describe as a "breakthrough" deal on migration in the early hours of Friday, but the pledges made to strengthen borders were vague, and a blurry-eyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded differences remained.

After nine hours of often tense talks, the final deal envisions EU countries voluntarily establishing "control centers" to process migrants rescued at sea while also seeking to establish such centers outside Europe.

They also agreed to share respo...

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