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France 24 | Deep divisions loom over summit talks | France 24
Russian and EU leaders seek to ease tensions over gas supply and Russia's war in Georgia during a summit in the Siberian city of Khabarovsk. Moscow has warned the EU not to turn a proposed partnership with former Soviet states against it.

Reuters - The leaders of the European Union and Russia started summit talks on Friday with deep rifts on energy supplies and trade overshadowing the meeting near the Chinese border.
 
Russia and the EU say they want to improve ties after rows over gas supplies via Ukraine and last year's war with Georgia. But diplomats say discord is simmering just below the surface.
 
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev played down differences as he welcomed European leaders in Khabarovsk, a city nine time zones from Brussels.
 

by Fran on Fri May 22nd, 2009 at 01:58:07 PM EST
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