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Trump delays proposed Putin meeting until 2019

by Les Sillars
Posted 7/25/18, 03:18 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed Washington, D.C., meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin has been delayed until 2019. National security adviser John Bolton, in a statement Wednesday, cited special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as the reason. “The president believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over,” Bolton said, “so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year.”

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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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