Ashton held a press conference following her meeting with Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in Gaza.
"I'm here to support Palestinian refugees and UNRWA. We would like the border gates to be kept open in Gaza and the economy to improve," Ashton said.
"I'm working on resolving the embargo issue in Gaza. We would like a better future to await the children of Gaza. The EU would continue to provide the biggest support to UNRWA financially and politically," she noted.
Commissioner-General of UNRWA Grandi said, "We discussed the worsening situation in Gaza and the disappointment of Palestinian people following the seven year-long embargo. The issue of Palestinian refugees should be handled as one of the main issues during the negotiations between Israel and Palestine."
War and desperate economic situation compel children to live in streets all day
Research consultancy Oliver Wyman suggested Brexit could lead to as few as 2,000 London job losses to elsewhere -- but as many as 35,000 in a worst case scenario.
President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday and handed over power Donald Trump.
Poroshenko was repeatedly criticised at home for maintaining businesses in Russia despite his claims that Moscow was an "aggressor".
Obama walked into the Oval Office holding a letter, which he left on the Resolute desk, a 19th century gift from Queen Elizabeth that is made from the timber of a British arctic vessel.
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Move follows East African state's announcement of withdrawing its peace troops from Somalia due to salary arrears
The four armed settlers entered the village of Qusra, sparking a confrontation with residents, municipality head Abdul Azeem al-Wadi said
West African delegation is in Banjul in final attempt to negotiate safe exit for Jammeh
Created in 1975, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) focuses mainly on resolving regional conflicts.
The two heads of state are long-term allies of Jammeh, who has had more prickly relations with other west African leaders during the post-election crisis these last weeks.
Locals and community leaders claim death toll is higher, putting the figure at 170, according to MSF
At least 25 people, including several children, were feared dead after a barrage of snow hit the Hotel Rigopiano on Wednesday afternoon, ripping the three-storey building from its foundations and moving it ten metres (11 yards).
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Following operational tests, the Army expects soldiers to begin fielding the new handgun later this year.
On Friday, Trump will cap an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House when he takes the reins from President Barack Obama at mid-day, launching the nation into uncharted waters.