Hollande, Putin Call for ‘Broad’ Coalition to Fight Terrorism

  • French leader in Kremlin talks amid doubts over united front
  • Tensions flare over Turkish downing of Russian warplane

Francois Hollande, France's president.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

French President Francois Hollande and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin called for a “broad coalition” to fight Islamic State militants in Syria, even amid fading chances that a wave of terrorist attacks will become the catalyst for a united front involving Russia and the U.S.

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