Putin meeting comes at low point for US-Russia relations

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

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"When we heard that Presidents Trump and Putin were coming to Helsinki, we understood there were going to be hard talks ahead and a lot of tough decisions to be made, and we didn't want any topic to not be discussed", Huuhtanen tells MONEY.

He told CBS News that European countries were taking advantage of the United States and not paying their North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bills.

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He blamed the Democratic National Committee for "allowing themselves to be hacked".

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"Which can't be said with confidence about Russian or Chinese spending", Tusk said. They could, he said, even reach a possible agreement on Syria enabling the U.S. to withdraw its forces in exchange for Russia's assurance that Iranian forces will be kept away from the Israeli border.

John Huntsman, US Ambassador to Russian Federation, added the meetings were beneficial for both nations due their current fractious bilateral relationship.

Trump also said he hadn't thought of pressing Russian President Vladimir Putin on extraditing the dozen Russian officials charged with hacking Democratic emails. "And I don't communicate with them either as you could find out if you consulted your friends in the Washington press corps, whom I don't communicate with", Bolton said.

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Trump has suggested there likely will be few quantifiable results from the summit, telling CBS in an interview this weekend he is going into the meeting with "low expectations".

Helsinki proudly served as a meeting point for past leaders of the USA and the USSR - and later Russian Federation, and on Monday will again be in the spotlight for the bilateral summit. Trump has repeatedly said the investigation into suspected Russian interference in the 2016 USA election - which he casts as a "rigged witch hunt" - makes it hard for him to do substantive deals with Moscow.

As he headed to the Helsinki summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed a new attack Sunday on two of his favorite targets, the U.S. news media and opposition Democrats.

People attend "Helsinki Calling" protest ahead of meeting between Trump and Putin in Helsinki. Trump replied, "I think we have a lot of foes".

Trump has been reluctant to criticize Putin over the years and has described him as a competitor in recent days. Some Russian speakers said "colourful" was a better translation of the word that was used.

Trump has said he will raise the issue when he sits down with Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

"But I think it's very clear that the president's determined we're not going to have any outsider interfere with the integrity of our electoral process". "He kind of goes in and wings it", Warner said on NBC's Meet the Press.

The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can't compel Russian Federation to hand over citizens, and a provision in Russia's constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries. The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russian Federation is off the charts high.

The meeting comes just days after 12 Russian intelligence officers were charged by a US federal grand jury for hacking the Democrats ahead of the 2016 election, the most detailed USA accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the election to help Trump. "Nothing bad is going to come out of it, and maybe some good will come out", Trump said.

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