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Merkel took 'tough' line on Russia at EU summit

German chancellor Angela Merkel took a "tough" line against lifting sanctions on Russia during summit talks in Brussels on Thursday, diplomatic sources said. She said lifting them "would send the wrong signal" to Moscow. Some leaders said sanctions "can't go on like this for ever", but others said to lift them would "would be giving a present to [Russian leader] Putin just as he's running again [for president]" in 2018.

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Germany rejects visa ban for Russian tourists

German chancellor Olaf Scholz said a total ban on tourist visas will not be supported by Berlin — adding that many refugees do not agree with the Russian regime.

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