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'Mixed signals': Putin-Trump meeting deconstructed

London - What are the "tells" when two of the world's most powerful leaders meet? A British expert found mixed signals in the body language of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Putin says idea Russia has compromising material on Trump is 'nonsense'

Apo - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday scoffed at a suggestion that Moscow had any compromising material on Donald Trump, following talks with the US leader.

Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful'

Apo - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was "very successful", following several hours of talks in Helsinki.

As ties thaw, Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, the latest in a series of dizzying peace moves after two decades of war between the neighbours.

Italy's Salvini calls for Russia sanctions to be lifted by year end

Moscow - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said during a visit to Moscow on Monday that he wanted to see EU sanctions against Russia dropped "by the end of the year".

Trump urged to raise Ukraine filmmaker's fate with Putin

Apo - Free-expression group PEN America called on US President Donald Trump to raise the fate of a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker at a summit Monday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

EU urges Trump to protect world order, dismisses foe claim

Apo - EU leaders and top diplomats urged US President Donald Trump to protect the world order at his summit on Monday with Vladimir Putin and dismissed his assertion that Europe was a US trade foe.

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia amid thaw

Addis Ababa - Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki reopened his country's embassy in Ethiopia on Monday, more than 20 years after the two countries broke off relations when they went to war.

Iran's Khamenei seeks better ties with the world, apart from US

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei has called for better ties with the world -- though not with the United States, according his official website on Monday.

Trump blames bad Russia ties on FBI 'witch hunt'

Apo - US President Donald Trump set the scene for his summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday by blaming the chill in relations with Moscow on the investigation into Russian interference in his election victory.

US-Russia summit: Rights protest shines light on Chechnya

Apo - Gay rights activists welcomed US President Donald Trump to his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin by emblazoning their message across the walls of Finland's presidential palace.

EU urges big powers to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'

Bejing - The European Union on Monday urged the United States, China and Russia to work together to ease worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could otherwise spiral into "conflict and chaos".

EU urges big powers to prevent trade 'conflict and chaos'

Bejing - The European Union on Monday called on the United States, China and Russia to work together to avoid trade "conflict and chaos" to prevent it spiralling into violent confrontation.

What do Putin and Trump expect from the Helsinki summit?

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Finland on Monday for their first one-on-one summit.

Sticking points for Trump and Putin at summit

Moscow - The US and Russian presidents may swap compliments at their first summit in Helsinki on Monday, but they are deeply divided on issues including Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian election-meddling.

Trump, Putin tout reset in ties at summit

Apo - Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin vowed a fresh start to troubled relations between the world's greatest nuclear powers at their first summit on Monday, as the American leader rejected a chance to condemn Moscow's alleged manipulation of US el...

Russia must 'account for role' in MH17 tragedy: G7

Ottawa - Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world's industrial democracies said on Sunday.

Trump brands Russia a 'foe' ahead of Putin summit

Apo - US President Donald Trump branded Russia, the EU and China as "foes" as he prepared Sunday to go head to head with Vladimir Putin at a historic summit shrouded in Moscow's alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election.

Helsinki: the right fit for Trump-Putin summit

Apo - The choice of Helsinki for Monday's first summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is a reminder of the Finnish capital's Cold War history when it hosted a number of key tete-a-tetes.

Trump says 'might' ask Putin to extradite accused Russian hackers

Washington - Donald Trump says he may ask Vladimir Putin during their Monday summit meeting to extradite to the US 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Hungary's Orban denounces EU sanctions on Moscow

Moscow - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday denounced European Union sanctions imposed on Russia, during a visit to President Vladimir Putin in Moscow ahead of the Moscow World Cup final.

Italy's request to take migrants "road to hell": Czech PM

Prague - Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Sunday he saw Italy's request that EU peers take some of 450 migrants stranded at sea on two Frontex vessels as "a road to hell.

N. Korea, US hold talks on war dead repatriation

Seoul - North Korean and US military officials met at the inter-Korea border Sunday to discuss repatriation of the remains of American troops killed during the Korean War, a report said.

Trump's trip to Europe: top five highlights

London - Here are five highlights from US President Donald Trump's trip to Europe, as he prepares to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday:- Sticking it to the Germans -Trump started his trip Wednesday by blasting Germany for falling...

After no end of drama, Trump and Putin take to summit stage

Apo - Before coming to Europe, US President Donald Trump raised eyebrows by predicting that Monday's historic Helsinki summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be the "easiest" stage of his tour.

Trump says Britain must get Brexit 'carve out' for US trade deal

Turnberry - Britain must ensure it is free to cut a trade deal with the United States in its Brexit agreement with the EU, US President Donald Trump said in an interview out Sunday.

Trump says Queen thinks Brexit is 'very complex problem': report

London - US President Donald Trump has seemingly breached royal protocol by discussing his private conversation with Queen Elizabeth II who he says thinks Brexit is a "very complex problem", according to an interview with British media.

Putin hosts Abbas in Moscow, days after Netanyahu visit

Moscow - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was in Moscow on Saturday to meet Vladimir Putin, just days after the Russian leader hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia on historic visit

Addis Ababa - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict.

Tight security ahead of Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki

Apo - Finland may have largely shut down for the summer holidays but officials and police have been drafted back into work ahead of a historic summit in Helsinki between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
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