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MOSCOW  | Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup. Putin announced the foiled attacks after Sunday’s World Cup final — and just before meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, who is facing growing concerns about alleged Kremlin meddling and Russian cyberattacks on the … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

MOSCOW | Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

MOSCOW — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin‘s side, claimed responsibility Sunday for four people who brought the World Cup final to a brief halt by running onto the field dressed in police uniforms as the Russian president and a global audience watched. Stewards tackled the three women and one man … Continue reading MOSCOW | Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

HELSINKI | Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

HELSINKI — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying “Let’s Settle This Like Adults” and “Making Lager Great Again.” The beer has been … Continue reading HELSINKI | Finnish brewery creates quirky beer for Trump-Putin summit

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump says Putin is neither friend nor foe

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe (all times local): 1:10 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin is neither friend nor foe. Instead, the U.S. leader calls Putin a “competitor” and says he is representing the best interests of the Russian people as he represents those of … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Trump says Putin is neither friend nor foe

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

BRUSSELS — The latest on the NATO summit (all times local): 11:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Donald Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin could help reduce the risk of confrontation between Russia and the West. The U.S. and Russian presidents are due to meet Monday in Helsinki, after Trump attends a NATO summit … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says Trump-Putin talks could reduce tensions

BRUSSELS | Trump lands in Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

BRUSSELS — With Europe’s wary eyes upon him, President Donald Trump launched a weeklong trip there on Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As he departed the White House for a four-nation European tour, Trump did … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump lands in Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

BEIJING  | Putin, Xi Beijing meeting underscores close relationship

BEIJING  — Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing at the start of a state visit ahead of a summit featuring their two countries and six Asian states. Putin was given a formal state welcome at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing on Friday before … Continue reading BEIJING  | Putin, Xi Beijing meeting underscores close relationship

SOCHI, Russia  | Merkel meeting with Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine

SOCHI, Russia  — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding talks with President Vladimir Putin in Russia on Friday about the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the Iran nuclear agreement and a planned pipeline to bring gas from Russia to Germany. The meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi is Merkel’s first visit to Russia … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia  | Merkel meeting with Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine