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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

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Biden slams Trump news conference with Putin

WASHINGTON — The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Joe Biden says Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was “beneath the dignity” of the office of the president of the United States. The former vice president says Trump’s words … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Biden slams Trump news conference with Putin

HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia ‘must get along’

HELSINKI — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump says the two superpowers “must get along.” In a Monday tweet sent as … Continue reading HELSINKI | The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia ‘must get along’

MOSCOW | Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

MOSCOW — Russian media saw Monday’s highly anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a heartening step forward, with the Kremlin leader as the more prominent figure. After their joint news conference in Helsinki, Russia media also took some swipes at U.S. journalists for focusing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

HELSINKI | Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

HELSINKI— With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin opened their summit Monday as the American president declared that “the world wants to see us get along.” Trump laid out a list of topics for discussion that notably did not include Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “We … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

HELSINKI  | The Latest: Trump arrives at Finnish palace for Putin summit

HELSINKI  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 1:xx p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Finland’s Presidential Palace for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin arrived minutes earlier at the palace in Helsinki for the summit, which consists of a one-on-one meeting and … Continue reading HELSINKI  | The Latest: Trump arrives at Finnish palace for Putin summit

BANGKOK | World shares mixed ahead of Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki

BANGKOK — Shares edged higher in early European trading on Monday after Asian benchmarks slipped on news that China’s economy grew at a lackluster 6.7 percent pace in the last quarter. Attention was focused on the latest back-and-forth between China and the U.S. in a tariffs dispute, and on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares mixed ahead of Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki

HELSINKI | The Latest: EU foreign policy chief: US a ‘friend’ of the EU

HELSINKI — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The European Union’s foreign policy chief says the United States has remained a “friend” of the 28-nation bloc and said “a change in the administration does not change the friendship between countries and peoples.” On Sunday, … Continue reading HELSINKI | The Latest: EU foreign policy chief: US a ‘friend’ of the EU