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HELSINKI | EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

HELSINKI— Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from several other European nations. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday his government is working “every minute” to get necessary resources to the hundreds of firefighters and emergency workers fighting … Continue reading HELSINKI | EU nations help Sweden as wildfires rage above Arctic Circle

WASHINGTON  | Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

WASHINGTON  — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first has continued with no letup and Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

WASHINGTON | After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term ‘treason’

WASHINGTON — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he’s being blackmailed by Russia.Donald Trump,Vladimir Putin But that he committed treason? That’s too far for some leading Democrats worried about sending the wrong message during an election … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term ‘treason’

HELSINKI  | Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI  — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump. The president’s tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage. Trump’s “America first” approach to foreign policy had him seeming to accept the word of a … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI  | Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

HELSINKI  — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and visceral, among … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

HELSINKI— The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump tells … Continue reading HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

WASHINGTON | Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

WASHINGTON  — “Bizarre.” ”Shameful.” ”Disgraceful.” That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that’s just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both major parties and former intelligence officials appeared shocked, dismayed and uneasy with Trump’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin