French President Macron talks to Putin, faces media uproar AP-EU-France-President
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French President Macron talks to Putin, faces media uproar AP-EU-France-President

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday — all under a growing cloud of concern that his office is trying to control the press. The government, appointed Wednesday, is a carefully calibrated balance of 22 … Continue reading

Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran
Europe / International News / Middle East

Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday sanctioned the delivery of a highly capable Russian air defense missile system to Iran, a game changer move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic’s military capability and fuel Israel’s concerns. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry objected to Moscow’s decision in a phone call to Russian … Continue reading

Putin offers cooperation with Greece _ but no financial aid
Europe / National / Politics

Putin offers cooperation with Greece _ but no financial aid

  MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin offered Wednesday to increase cooperation with Greece on energy and industry — but stopped short of extending direct financial aid that might complicate Greece’s talks with its European creditors. After a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Putin dismissed allegations that Moscow is trying to woo … Continue reading