Hollande Dinners With Obama, Putin Feature Ukraine and Bank Spat

June 5, 2014 10:27 PM

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French President Francois Hollande ate dinner twice last night, first with U.S. President Barack Obama and then with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both meals had Ukraine as the main course.

The dinners were overshadowed by Obama’s comments earlier in the day criticizing France’s decision to sell warships to Russia and warning he won’t intervene to protect French bank BNP Paribas SA (BNP) from a potential $10 billion fine.

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