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Sarkozy blasts ‘irresponsible’ Hollande after Putin cancels visit

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has joined a chorus of French politicians sharply criticizing the incumbent Francois Hollande for escalating tensions with Russia, following Vladimir Putin’s decision to cancel a diplomatic visit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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