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  1. Hollande Wants Russian Sanctions Lifted

    He wants everyone to make up. French President Francois Hollande says U.S. and European sanctions against Russia should be lifted if Ukraine peace talks lead to progress. Negotiations are set for January 15 between Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. “[Putin] must know where to stop, and it has been costly for him,” Hollande said. France would also gain, as it would allow for the delivery of two “Mistral-class” warships to Russia — on hold since fighting broke out — to complete a $1.5 billion deal.

    DW, AFP

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