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French and German leaders gloss over divisions at summit

Franco-German cabinet meeting in Paris
The leaders of France and Germany sought at a summit on Sunday to pave over divisions that have dogged Europe's closest bilateral relation since the war in Ukraine broke out, leaving many of their most vexed issues to be worked out later.
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French President Emmanuel Macron (C) is greeted by Thai officials after landing in Bangkok Wednesday night for the APEC summit

Ukraine war casts shadow over APEC summit

The APEC summit caps an intense fortnight of diplomacy in Asia, following the G20 and a gathering of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Phnom Penh last week.