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    ‘Much to discuss’: Trump and Putin’s first handshake at G20 summit
    Jul07

    ‘Much to discuss’: Trump and Putin’s first handshake at G20 summit

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a veteran businessman and a former spy, shook hands on Friday ahead of the most highly anticipated face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp differences over Russia’s...

    Trump-Putin Meeting Follows Long History Of World Stopping To Watch US, Russian Leaders Come Together
    Jul07

    Trump-Putin Meeting Follows Long History Of World Stopping To Watch US, Russian Leaders Come Together

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When U.S. and Russian presidents meet, the rest of the world stops to watch. For decades, summits between leaders of the world powers have been heavily anticipated affairs in which every word, handshake and facial expression is scrutinized. President Donald Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir...

    Politics: That time Putin brought his dog to a meeting to scare Angela Merkel
    Jul07

    Politics: That time Putin brought his dog to a meeting to scare Angela Merkel

    "He's afraid of his own weakness." Throughout their relationship as world leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have shared an understanding. After all, Putin served as a KGB officer in Germany from 1985 to 1990. “When Putin and Merkel meet, they sometimes speak in German (he’s...

    Trump admin taps former NATO envoy to deal with Ukraine crisis
    Jul07

    Trump admin taps former NATO envoy to deal with Ukraine crisis

    The Trump administration is selecting a former U.S. envoy to NATO for the top job dealing with the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Business...

    Putin wants Trump to lift sanctions on Russia. Here’s how that could actually happen.
    Jul07

    Putin wants Trump to lift sanctions on Russia. Here’s how that could actually happen.

    Trump could do it — at great cost. Russian President Vladimir Putin is heading into his long-awaited first in-person meeting with President Trump on Friday with a very clear agenda. High on his list of priorities: getting rid of US sanctions against Russia. Russia despises the extensive network of US sanctions that plagues many of its officials...

    Trump Administration Taps Former NATO Envoy for Ukraine Role
    Jul07

    Trump Administration Taps Former NATO Envoy for Ukraine Role

    The Trump administration is selecting a former U.S. envoy to NATO for the top job dealing with the Ukraine crisis. The State Department says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is appointing Ambassador Kurt Volker as the special representative for Ukraine. Tillerson spokesman R.C. Hammond says he’ll coordinate the State Department’s...

    Russian military conducts large airstrike test in the West
    Jul07

    Russian military conducts large airstrike test in the West

    Russia’s westernmost forces finished a 5,000-strong drill quite literally with a bang. The drill ended with a massive practice airstrike using four different kinds of warplanes in a joint assault, state news agency Itar-Tass reported Thursday, citing Russia’s Western Military District. The exact number of jets was not given though...

    Grins and handshakes as Trump encounters Putin for 1st time
    Jul07

    Grins and handshakes as Trump encounters Putin for 1st time

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — With broad grins and a warm handshake, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin warmed up for their historic encounter on Friday under the shadow of U.S. outrage about Russian election-meddling and nagging questions about potential Trump campaign collusion. Ahead of a formal, sit-down meeting, Trump and...

    See Donald Trump’s First Handshake With Russian Leader Vladimir Putin
    Jul07

    See Donald Trump’s First Handshake With Russian Leader Vladimir Putin

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are sitting down for their much-anticipated first meeting Friday, and the first footage of the two world leaders shaking hands has already been released. The video was posted on Facebook by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet, the Bundesregierung, with the caption:...

    Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump will change nothing
    Jul07

    Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump will change nothing

    Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time earlier on Friday. Although it is occurring as part of the Group of 20 summit meeting in the German city of Hamburg, their opening official introduction is bound to take up the lion’s...