Russia's Putin Meets France's Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting at the Versailles Palace, near Paris, on May 29, 2017.
(Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting at the Versailles Palace, near Paris, on May 29, 2017. (Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images)
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Editor's Note: Due to a scheduling issue, this segment did not end up airing on May 29 as planned.

France's new President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Palace of Versailles on Monday. The visit was largely ceremonial, but the countries have real policy differences, including Syria and Ukraine.

Here & Now's Robin Young get the latest from BBC correspondent Hugh Schofield in France.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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