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Hollande turns his back on Sochi Olympics

16.12.13 @ 08:46


French President Francois Hollande has joined a group of European leaders not attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia due to human rights concerns, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told Europe 1 radio on Sunday. Germany's president Gauck and EU commissioner Viviane Reding are also boycotting the event.


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