Putin, Merkel defend Nord Stream pipeline

Putin, Merkel defend Nord Stream pipelineRussian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel put on a rare show of unity Friday defending the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, criticised by Ukraine and threatened by US sanctions. The two leaders held their first face-to-face meeting in a year in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi where they also discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and the Iran nuclear deal.


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Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and Ukraine

Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, as Moscow and Europe make rare joint efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal. The pair’s first face-to-face meeting in a year will take place less than a week before French President Emmanuel Macron is due to visit Russia. The meeting will take place in Putin’s Sochi residence and is expected to be dominated by US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the Iran agreement.


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Merkel says Europe should do more to stop Syria war

Merkel says Europe should do more to stop Syria warEurope needs to do more to end the war in Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday as she received a peace award from Franciscan monks in the birthplace of St. Francis. Merkel was given the Franciscan order’s “Lamp of Peace,” joining previous recipients such as former Polish president Lech Walesa, the Dalai Lama, the late Israeli president Shimon Peres and Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos.


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