Sunday

1st May 2016

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Merkel to meet Putin in Brazil

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the World Cup final on Sunday, her spokesman said in a press conference. Merkel is an avid soccer fan, while Putin is going because Russia will host the next World Cup, in 2018.

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