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10th Dec 2016

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Merkel takes swipe at Putin on Pussy Riot

German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly took a swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin during her visit to Moscow on Friday, criticising the jailing of female punk band Pussy Riot. "Our relationship is mature enough to stand constructive criticism," she said. Putin retorted that one of the girls was anti-semitic.

News in Brief

  1. Council of Europe critical of Turkey emergency laws
  2. Italian opposition presses for anti-euro referendum
  3. Danish MP wants warning shots fired to deter migrants
  4. Defected Turkish officers to remain in Greece
  5. Most child asylum seekers are adults, says Denmark
  6. No school for children of 'illegal' migrants, says Le Pen
  7. Ombudsman slams EU Commission on tobacco lobbying
  8. McDonald's moves fiscal HQ to UK following tax probe

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