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Emmanuel Macron rolls out red carpet at Versailles for Vladimir Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has arrived in France for talks with newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron.

Mr Macron greeted Mr Putin with a firm handshake on a red carpet leading into the Palace of Versailles before both men walked inside.

Mr Putin's trip is likely to shape Russia-France ties for years, with Mr Putin trying to mend strained ties with the West and with Mr Macron after the Russian leader backed Mr Macron's far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

Mr Putin and Mr Macron will hold a joint news conference after their talks.



From Belfast Telegraph