Russia will support Serbia by giving it six MiG-29 warplanes free of charge, as well tanks and scout vehicles, Aleksandar Vucic said in Moscow on Wednesday. Source B92
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Iraq backed a proposal from Saudi Arabia and Russia to extend output cuts for nine months, removing one of the last remaining obstacles to an agreement at the OPEC meeting in Vienna this week. Source Bloomberg
French President Emmanuel Macron will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks at the Versailles palace on May 29, the French presidency said on Monday. The meeting coincides with an exhibition to mark Russian Tsar Peter the Great’s visit to France 300 years ago. Source France 24
Marine Le Pen is to ditch plans to pull France out of the European Union and to stop using the euro and restore the franc. There will be no Frexit,” Bernard Monot said in an interview with a British newspaper, explaining that the Front National (FN) leader had realised that this was not what the French people want. Source The Local