Russian media finds Putin all powerful and Trump pitiful after the summit

REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger While President Donald Trump went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow. However, Russian commentators aren’t saying Putin vanquished Trump. Instead they’re sympathizing with Trump, portraying him as a victim of irrational domestic critics and pinning hopes on him for improving relations. […]

Seagulls & window warnings: 4 ways Putin-Trump summit will affect Finns

Residents of Helsinki are experiencing some mundane and bizarre happenings in their city ahead of the blockbuster meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump. From missing seagulls to increased security, here we look at some of the ways people in the Finnish capital have seen and will see their lives […]

Trump could be even more vulnerable in a summit with Vladimir Putin than he was with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Current and former US officials have sounded the alarm about President Donald Trump’s upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. US officials expressed concern over how quickly Trump was willing to meet with Putin. Over a dozen officials indicated “that there is no historical precedent for such a meeting. Current and former US officials sounded […]

Lavrov & Pompeo to meet on sidelines of Russia-US summit in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet at the Russia-US summit in Helsinki next week, according to Russian news agencies citing a foreign ministry statement. They will accompany their countries’ leaders, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, to their first dedicated bilateral meeting. Pompeo is also scheduled to meet […]

‘We will win the World Cup!’: Croatia president with final promise at NATO summit

Patriotic Croatia president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic confidently predicted at the NATO summit that her country will lift the World Cup trophy at the 2018 final in Moscow on Sunday. READ MORE: Croatia 2-1 England (AET) : Cool Croatia stun England in extra time to book first-ever final berth Croatia reached world football’s premier match with a […]

Trump cracks joke with Macron at NATO summit — even the media laughed (VIDEO)

US President Donald Trump’s joke with French President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting in Brussels during the NATO summit even had journalists laughing. When Macron finished giving a statement in French, Trump quickly responded to tell the French leader he enjoyed listening despite not actually having any idea what was being said. “It sounded […]

Trump slams a weakened Germany as ‘controlled by Russia’ in blistering open to NATO summit

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump followed up on a week of bashing NATO allies on Twitter with an in-person tirade against Germany. He said Russia basically controls Germany because of German energy dependence on Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed a massive pipeline that would allow increased consumption of Russian energy. Russia’s main […]

US interests first: Pompeo pits EU against Russia as Bolton arranges Trump-Putin summit

Washington will continue to pressure its European allies to sever economic ties with Moscow, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, even as John Bolton was arranging the Trump-Putin summit “in pursuit of US national interests.” “We are actively engaged in an all-of-US-government approach in convincing European governments and European businesses alike that increased energy dependence […]

Trump’s top hawk John Bolton tells UK to up defense spending ahead of NATO summit

The war over the UK Ministry of Defence’s budget took another turn on Wednesday after reports of a top Trump administration official demanding the UK spends more on its defense during a meeting of key NATO security chiefs. John Bolton, who has been Donald Trump’s national security advisor since April, made the demands to his […]

Diplomatic delicacies: What was on the menu at the Trump-Kim summit?

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump enjoyed a mouthwatering lunch, complete with prawn cocktail, dauphinoise potatoes and vanilla ice cream, during their historic summit in Singapore. The political heavyweights met at the Capella Hotel island resort to bash out a deal to scrap nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula. The meeting was […]