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FILE PHOTO: Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop at Bonneuil-Sur-Marne near Paris, France on June 16, 2015. GLYPHOSATE REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU countries voted on Monday in favour of renewing for five years the licence of weed-killer glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto's top-selling Roundup.

The European Commission said in a statement that 18 countries had backed its proposal, with nine voting against and one abstaining.

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)

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