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Canada to host first women foreign ministers meeting

Ottawa - Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers in September, officials said Wednesday.

At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

Apo - President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home.

Putin: US-Russia ties should not be held hostage to Mueller probe

Washington - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday described the probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's election meddling as "political games" that should not be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations.

'Shameful': US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

Washington - US intelligence officials and senior Republicans denounced President Donald Trump as "shameful" and "disgraceful" Monday after he refused to challenge Russian leader Vladimir Putin over interference in American elections.

Trump-Putin summit: Five key takeaways

Apo - At their much-anticipated presidential summit, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were at pains to talk up a reconciliation in fractured ties between the United States and Russia.

'Shameful': US lawmakers blast Trump over Putin summit

Washington - US lawmakers blasted President Donald Trump Monday over his uncritical comments towards Russia during a landmark summit with Vladimir Putin, calling it "shameful", "dangerous" and "verging on treason.

'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.

Happy Helsinki summit fails to charm Trump and Putin

Apo - The United Nations may have judged Finland the happiest country in the world, but the Helsinki summit failed to make Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin smile.

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.

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.

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.

At historic summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

Apo - President Donald Trump appeared to accept Russian denials of any meddling in US elections at a historic summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday where the pair championed a fresh start in relations between the world's greatest nuclear powers.

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 and Putin: the odd couple

Moscow - As Donald Trump prepared to travel to Moscow five years ago for the Miss Universe pageant, he wondered whether he would run into Vladimir Putin. "If so," he wrote on Twitter, "will he become my new best friend?

Russia hails 'partner' Trump ahead of summit: Kremlin

Moscow - The Kremlin hailed US President Donald Trump as a "partner" on Friday ahead of his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At NATO, Trump barks but strained alliance avoids bust up

Paris - Ahead of this week's summit of NATO countries in Brussels, speculation mounted about what sort of Donald Trump would turn up for the two days of talks about the military alliance.

Putin is a 'competitor', not an 'enemy': Trump

Apo - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he sees his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as a "competitor", not an "enemy", days before they meet for a high-stakes summit."Someone said 'is he an enemy?' No, he's not my enemy. Is he your friend?

Trump claims victory in NATO spending dispute

Apo - Donald Trump said NATO leaders agreed Thursday to a big boost in defence spending after crisis talks in Brussels, but France's Emmanuel Macron appeared to contradict the US president.

NATO invites Macedonia to start membership talks

Apo - NATO on Wednesday invited Macedonia to start talks to join the alliance after Skopje reached a deal with Greece in a long-running row over the country's name.

Trump insists he has 'very good' relations with Merkel

Apo - US President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he gets on well with Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite earlier savaging Germany's trade and defence policies.

Trump stuns NATO with demand to double defence spending

Apo - US President Donald Trump shocked allies at a fraught NATO summit on Wednesday by suddenly demanding that members double their defence spending commitments.

NATO braces for bruising summit with Trump

Apo - US President Donald Trump will harangue European allies for not spending enough on their defence Wednesday as NATO begins its most difficult summit in years, as a yawning transatlantic rift widens.

Seven European countries to hit NATO spending pledge: Stoltenberg

Apo - Seven European countries are expected to meet a NATO defence spending pledge this year, the alliance said Tuesday, in news that is unlikely to appease US President Donald Trump on the eve of an already tense summit.

Trump slams NATO spending on eve of departure for summit

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday criticized NATO member states' military spending and said it benefits Europe more than America, setting the stage for a potentially-acrimonious summit with leaders of the alliance.
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