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Battle Over Toddler Could Become Diplomatic Incident

A custody battle between a French man and a Russian woman is raising tensions between Paris and Moscow.

From The Guardian:

In signs that the highly personal case is likely to raise political tensions between Paris and Moscow, Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, yesterday criticized Hungary for allowing André to take Elise back to France with him. "We believe the decision ... to return the girl to the French authorities was premature," he said.

-- Luke Alnutt

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