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Putin shifts blame for deliberate targeting of civilians in Syria, says high casualties are 'inevitable' in war

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Russian President Vladimir Putin deflected questions about Russia's involvement in Syria's civil war where, it's estimated, at least half a million people have been killed .
During an interview with with Fox News, Putin said victims are "inevitable."
Russian President Vladimir deflected questions about Russia's involvement in Syria's civil war, in which at least half a million people are estimated to have been killed .
During an interview with with Fox News Channel host Chris Wallace, Putin was asked about whether he had any "qualms" about civilians being killed in Russian bombings in both...
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Trump hands Putin a diplomatic triumph by casting doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies

Trump hands Putin a diplomatic triumph by casting doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies

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President Donald Trump handed Russian President Vladimir Putin an unalloyed diplomatic triumph during their summit here Monday as he refused to support the collective conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump's warm rhetorical...
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'Very much counter to the plan': Trump defies advisers in embrace of Putin

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Administration officials had hoped that maybe, just maybe, Monday's summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin would end differently - without a freewheeling 46-minute news conference in which Trump attacked his own FBI on foreign soil and warmly praised archrival Russia...
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Here's What It Was Like Inside the Room With Trump and Putin

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The day of the Trump-Putin summit began slowly.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, notoriously late for official engagements, was delayed on his way from Russia to meet President Donald Trump in Finland, forcing Trump to cool his heels at the hotel.
Then, perhaps to regain the upper hand, Trump took his time leaving once Putin had arrived in the country so that Putin arrived at the meeting site before he did, extending the holdup even further.
By the time the two men met for the first time at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki on the day of their highly anticipated sit-down, they were...
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Mainstream Media is Losing Its Mind Over the Trump-Putin Press Conference

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The reaction of the U.S. establishment media and several political leaders to President Donald Trump's press conference after his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday has been stunning.
Writing in The Atlantic, James Fallows said :
There are exactly two possible explanations for the shameful performance the world witnessed on Monday, from a serving American president.
Either Donald Trump is flat-out an agent of Russian interests-maybe witting, maybe unwitting, from fear of blackmail, in hope of future deals, out of manly respect for Vladimir Putin, out of...
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Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

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Trump Tells Hannity: 'We're Doing Really Well With Russia As Of Today'

Trump Tells Hannity: 'We're Doing Really Well With Russia As Of Today'

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'We've had a phony witch hunt deal drive us apart," the president said after the Helsinki summit.
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Republican Senator Says Trump Lied About Russian Meddling During Summit as a Bizarro Form of Statecraft

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There was near-unanimity across the political spectrum in the criticism leveled at President Trump for his inexplicably fawning performance during Monday's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A few rationalizations flared in the most devout corners of the conservative universe, including from this guy:
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Russian Professor Says Criticisms of Trump over Putin Russia Summit Are Mob Violence

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A New York University Russian Studies professor emeritus said the critical reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is "like mob violence."
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Trump Lashes Out At NYT's Bombshell McGahn Report, Calls It 'Fake News'

Any suggestion that White House counsel Donald McGahn has turned on him is false, Trump insisted. Read more ...

Brennan is considering legal action to hit back after Trump revoked his...

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A 'loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted': Trump lashes...

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George Papadopoulos' wife is trying to scrap her husband's plea deal with...

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