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Trump raises Russian election interference at Helsinki summit

by Les Sillars
Posted 7/16/18, 01:12 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said he raised the issue of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election during a summit meeting Monday in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But, speaking at a joint news conference with Putin following their meeting, he declined to condemn Russia publicly. Putin denied any Russian interference and dismissed as “sheer nonsense” claims that Russia had tried to collect dirt on Trump.

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Baltic alert

International | Troop buildups and new leaders on both sides of the Atlantic could spell opportunity for Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and testing for NATO
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

IN THE PINE WOODS AND PASTURES OUTSIDE VILNIUS, Lithuania’s capital, a corps of professionals moves through maneuvers as temperatures drop below freezing and a light snow begins to fall.

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