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Obama, Putin Hold Brief Face-To-Face Chat In France

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — After snubbing the Russian leader earlier in the week, President Barack Obama met briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for the first face-to-face encounter between the two leaders since the crisis in Ukraine sent their already rocky relationship into a spiral. The roughly 15-minute […]

June 6, 2014

Putin, Obama Hold Brief Meeting On D-Day Sidelines

Bénouville (France) (AFP) – Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin held informal talks Friday, diplomatic sources said, amid the worst crisis in ties between the United States and Russia in decades over the unrest in Ukraine. The pair exchanged brief comments while waiting to head into a lunch for world leaders held to mark the 70th […]

June 6, 2014

‘Humbled’ Obama Leads Emotional D-Day Tribute To Veterans

Colleville-sur-Mer (France) (AFP) – A “humbled” U.S. President Barack Obama led an emotional tribute on Friday to the thousands of troops who gave their lives to liberate Europe from Nazism, on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that “shaped the security and well-being of all posterity.” Speaking at Omaha Beach in front of veterans […]

June 6, 2014

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June 5, 2014

Leaders To Meet Putin After G7 Sanctions Warning

Brussels (AFP) – Western leaders come face-to-face with President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Thursday for the first time since Russia seized Crimea, after a blunt G7 warning that Moscow must stop destabilizing Ukraine or face further sanctions. Most of the leaders gathered for this week’s Group of Seven summit in Brussels will be heading […]

June 5, 2014

Veterans On The March Once More As D-Day Ceremonies Start

Caen (France) (AFP) – D-Day veterans marched back to Normandy’s beaches and villages on Thursday, in an emotional return marking 70 years since the launch of the biggest amphibious invasion in military history. Royals, top brass and no fewer than 20 world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, will attend the […]

June 5, 2014