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Today’s daily newsletter from Britain’s The Telegraph harrumphed over Russian President Putin’s visit to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia yesterday. “Putin was welcomed by the Gulf states—but he needs them more than they need him,” the Europe Editor insisted. The Telegraph was upset: the U.A.E. welcomed him “with all the trappings of a world leader, rather than as the internationally wanted war criminal he is.” He should have been greeted with handcuffs, rather than the warm handshake he received. Why, “as he landed, Britain announced it would be sanctioning U.A.E. firms who help fuel the Russian war machine,” The Telegraph news article reported.

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