Putin urged to negotiate with Volodymyr Zelensky; Texas police criticised over school shooting, and more

In an 80-minute phone call with Vladimir Putin France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, and Germany’s chancellor, Olaf Scholz, urged the Russian president to enter “serious direct negotiations” with Volodymyr Zelensky, his Ukrainian counterpart.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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