Putin plans to revitalize Russian economy - Nestlé nabs marketing rights to Starbucks products
Vladimir Putin had previously sought to distance himself from pension reform that has caused outrage in Russia. Now he has taken ownership of the unpopular reform and told Russians there is no other choice.
Will the Bundeswehr defend the Baltics? Will Berlin let Nord Stream 2 proceed? Merkel will encounter a political class and public opinion leery of Germany's Russia policy during her visit to Lithuania on Friday.
Though the war in Syria continues, President Bashar Assad and his allies are already planning reconstruction efforts. Russia is demanding money from the rest of Europe. Should Germany contribute?
Vladimir Putin is meeting Merkel outside Berlin on Saturday to discuss Syria, Ukraine and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Angela Merkel. But what can the two seasoned leaders hope to say that they haven't said before?
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