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King’s Absence at Meeting Signals a Saudi-U.S. Marriage Adrift

May 12, 2015
Peter Baker, Michael Shear | The New York Times
The decision by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to skip a summit meeting called by President Obama reflects a new reality for two nations that for generations shared goals in the Middle East but that are now at odds in fundamental ways.
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Will There Be Any Breakthrough From Kerry-Putin Meeting?

May 12, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan, John Walcott | Bloomberg
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin for their first direct talks after two years filled with tension over Ukraine and other conflicts.
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