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‘Trump seems to have bad relations with the whole world’ – Spanish foreign minister

Donald Trump’s recent remarks suggest he has bad relations with the whole world, the Spanish foreign minister said, hours before the US leader’s landmark meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. “What I do know is that [Donald] Trump says he does not expect much from the meeting [with Putin] and that relations with Russia are very bad,” Josep Borrell said ...

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‘The ball is in Russia’s court’: Pompeo on Moscow-Washington relations

The prospect of better ties between Moscow and Washington is in Russia’s hands, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ahead of the much-anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki. “A better relationship with the Russian government would benefit all, but the ball is in Russia’s court,” the top US official wrote on Twitter, adding that he ...

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US tougher on Russia than anybody, but chance for better relations with Moscow and Putin – Trump

The US President Donald Trump said that his administration was “tougher on Russia than anybody.” At the same time, he admitted that getting along with Moscow would actually still be “a good thing.” Read more “When you look at what we have done in terms of Russia, I guarantee that whoever it is in Russia, they are saying: ‘Oh, God, ...

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If ‘everyone’ has good relations with Russia, Nord Stream may be ‘less of a problem’ – Trump to NATO

Donald Trump, who chastised Germany for buying energy from Russia and extending the natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries, indicated he may reconsider his stance if “everybody” has a good relationship with Russia. US President Donald Trump hinted at the change of heart at a media conference following the NATO summit in Brussels. “Frankly, maybe everybody is going to ...

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‘Thaw’ in Russian-US parliamentary relations – senior senator

The head of the Russian Upper House Committee for International Relations has stated that the recent visit of US Congressmen to Moscow had “thawed” the hitherto frozen parliamentary dialogue between the two nations. “The meaning of this visit and its consequences are that it has become possible for the inter-parliamentary dialogue to get some structured form in the future. We ...

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No ‘utopia’ in US-Russian relations, but better days may come – US senator

The upcoming Putin-Trump summit can pave the way for some improvements in Moscow-Washington relations, Senator Richard Shelby said as preparations for the much anticipated high-level meeting get under way. “I hope coming out of the Helsinki meeting between our two presidents will be the beginning of some type of better understanding. Perhaps not a utopia – I’m still looking for ...

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Tusk warns EU leaders to 'prepare for the worst' in transatlantic relations

EU leaders must be prepared for a “worst case scenario” in transatlantic relations, Donald Tusk has warned ahead of the European Council summit, blaming the US president for failing to maintain unity with Europe. “Despite our tireless efforts to keep the unity of the West, transatlantic relations are under immense pressure due to the policies of President Trump. Unfortunately, the ...

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Relations with China? Partnership, trust and… a crate of ice-cream – Putin’s interview top quotes

Russia-China relations are not all about strong economic cooperation and mutual trust, but also the close personal ties between the two leaders, President Vladimir Putin revealed in an interview with Chinese media. The two countries have a lot in common, Putin told with the China Media Group. They share a common history, enjoy long-time friendly relations and have similar goals, striving for ...

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‘Either Russia is a sovereign country, or there is no Russia’ – Putin on relations with the West

Sanctions, however harsh they may be, will not force Russia to abandon its independent stance in the world, President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Russians will never accept trade-offs at the expense of sovereignty. Speaking to Chinese TV, Putin said that he believes the rounds of sanctions imposed on Russia by the US, its allies and the EU have only ...

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