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US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin wait ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world./ AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Donald Trump says he told Vladimir Putin ‘we can’t have meddling’ in US vote

Under fire as siding with the Kremlin, President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he told Russian leader Vladimir Putin firmly during their summit in Helsinki that the United States would not tolerate meddling in its elections.
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

Donald Trump hails ‘very good start’ with Vladimir Putin at first summit

Indeed, some domestic critics wanted the Helsinki summit called off entirely after 12 Russian military agents were indicted under a long-running probe into Moscow’s alleged manipulation of the 2016 US elections.

CEC: Russian presidential candidates spent $28 million on campaigns

The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) said eight candidates in the 2018 Russian presidential election spent 1.63 billion rubles ($28 million) on campaigning.

US denies entry to son of former president

A controversial Sri Lankan opposition legislator Thursday said US authorities prevented him from taking a flight to Texas from Moscow where he was an observer for the Russian presidential election.

12,981 journalists to cover Russian presidential election

A total of 12,981 local and foreign journalists from 2,416 media outlets will cover the Russian presidential election schedule for Sunday, the Russian Central Election Commission’s (CEC) data showed.

Russia hopes US will not meddle in 2018 elections – Lavrov

Russia hopes that the United States will not meddle in its elections in 2018, after groundless accusations that Moscow interfered in the U.S vote, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said Friday.

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