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Russia not an enemy? Macron’s Moscow strategy faces first test

by Valerie LEROUX and Laurence BENHAMOU French President Emmanuel Macron this week faces the first major test of his policy of directly engaging with Russia that has disturbed some European allies, as he hosts a summit seeking progress in ending the Ukraine conflict. Joined by German...

Merkel defends ‘bulwark’ NATO after Macron critic

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday put up a spirited defence of NATO after French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism, saying Germany has a bigger interest today in ensuring the bloc stays together than even during the Cold War. Days before leaders of the transatlantic alliance are...