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Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin

By Reuters
19 August 2018   |   5:30 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met outside Berlin on Saturday for talks ranging from the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, to Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire.

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