* German leader questions U.S. strategy on Iran, Syria (Recasts with Pence, Merkel meeting, details)
* Russian court orders custody until April 13 (Adds details, quotes, writes through)
MUNICH, Feb 16 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pressed European countries on Saturday to withdraw from a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, and urged them to be wary of using telecoms equipment supplied by Chinese provider Huawei.
SHANGHAI, Feb 16 Chinese state media on Saturday expressed cautious optimism over trade talks between the United States and China, a day after President Xi Jinping said a week of discussions had produced "step-by-step" progress.
* Trump says may extend March 1 deal deadline at same tariff rate
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