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His repertoire aside, much US coverage of Russia and its president is in the context of "isolation" and "alienation".
What is certain now is that Greece will for the next week or two face fiscal uncertainty that will rock European and global markets.
Germany's finance minister tells German media a possible "Grexit" could be temporary.
This is not merely a visit to mend fences with Obama - it's about marketing Brazil as a lucrative market.
Clinton said that while the Republicans cut taxes for the wealthy, family income was suffering, but Republicans say she offers nothing new.
French FM Laurent Fabius reiterated Western "determination to fight the Islamic State", but acknowledged that "it is a long-term battle".
It would not be the first time that the polls have underestimated support for the Conservatives.
In the past few years, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam have contested Chinese maritime claims.
The Bank will fund infrastructure projects and challenge World Bank and IMF dominance.
A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey found that they were "significantly more positive on the outlook for Europe".