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26th Jun 2017

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Putin meets Le Pen, speaks out on French election

Russian president Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting with French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow, Friday. He told press "we are not trying in any way to influence the French election", according to the French language website of Russian state-sponsored media company Sputnik. Le Pen said, after earlier meeting MPs, she had her "own viewpoint" on issues such as Ukraine, but that it was "identical to Russia's."

EU extends sanctions on Russia

German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Russia hadn't done enough to implement the so-called Minsk peace process, a condition for lifting the sanctions.

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UK's universities set 'Brexit wish list'

British academics want to guarantee residency and work rights for their EU staff, as well as "enhanced mobility opportunities" for UK and EU students, mostly by keeping British participation in EU funding programs.

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