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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Set To Resume In Simferopol
    Jul07

    Trial Of Crimean Journalist Set To Resume In Simferopol

    Russia-appointed judges at a court in Ukraine’s occupied Crimea region were scheduled on July 7 to resume the trial of Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Taps Ex-NATO Ambassador As Special Ukraine Envoy
    Jul07

    U.S. Taps Ex-NATO Ambassador As Special Ukraine Envoy

    Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, has been appointed to be the new U.S. special envoy to negotiate over the fate of war-racked Ukraine, two State Department officials confirmed to RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump meets Putin ahead of historic sit-down
    Jul07

    Trump meets Putin ahead of historic sit-down

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press 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...

    Russian hackers are alleged to be targeting nuclear power plants
    Jul07

    Russian hackers are alleged to be targeting nuclear power plants

    (Credit: AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Russian hackers are the chief suspects in recent efforts to meddle with the computer networks that run various nuclear power plants and other energy facilities. If Russia is indeed responsible, it suggests that they could attempt to forcibly shut down parts of America’s power grid like they are believed to...

    Trump Prepares to Meet Putin as G-20 Protests Rage
    Jul07

    Trump Prepares to Meet Putin as G-20 Protests Rage

    Police in Hamburg clashed with protesters for a second day Friday as leaders of the world’s 20 richest economies opened talks.Those talks include President Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, an encounter on the sidelines that will be closely watched. Leftist demonstrators were out in force again...

    Trump and Putin meet at international summit in Germany
    Jul07

    Trump and Putin meet at international summit in Germany

    HAMBURG, Germany — President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a brief encounter Friday ahead of their highly anticipated meeting on the sidelines of an international summit in Germany. The two leaders had a brief encounter upon arrival at the G-20 summit of industrialized and developing nations, shaking hands and...