Niinistö: Trump-Putin summit hopefully takes on wider importance

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Trump told CBS News in an interview Saturday that he thinks the US has "a lot of foes", including the bloc of European nations that are among America's closest allies.

In the same interview, Trump admitted that Russian Federation remains a foe, but he put Moscow on a par with China and the European Union as economic and diplomatic rivals. "Certainly I'll be asking about it", Trump said. Turning one of Trump's derisive comments back at the president, Tusk said that "whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news". "They had bad defences and they were able to be hacked", he added. It doesn't mean anything.

"It doesn't feel good to have them here", said Anna Bruun, a civil servant who said she was opposed to "great power politics" playing out in her home city.

The Helsinki summit, which comes at one of the most crucial junctures for the West since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, has alarmed some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who fear Putin might seek a grand deal that would undermine the US-led transatlantic alliance.

Scores of congressional Democrats had already called on Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin in light of the indictments, detailed by Rod Rosenstein at a news conference. Look, if we can get along with Russian Federation that's a good thing.

Ahead of his visit to Helsinki, Mr Trump posted a series of tweets: "Heading to Helsinki, Finland - looking forward to meeting with President Putin tomorrow", he wrote.

Trump is slated to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

Russian Federation hoped however that the summit would be "the first step" in overcoming a crisis in relations, he said.

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Sen. Rand Paul tells CNN's "State of the Union" that the US shouldn't seek accountability from Russian Federation.

The Trumps are departing Glasgow Prestwick Airport hours after police charged a man over a stunt in which a paragliding protester flew above the president as he entered Turberry Hotel on Friday night. "He can't simply raise it, accept Putin's denial and then let him off the hook", Schumer said in a statement.

President Trump arrives in Helsinki for a meeting with Vladimir Putin; the "Special Report" All-Star panel weighs in. The leaders are expected to take questions from journalists at the conclusion of the summit, which would mark the first time they have done so together. Though not a comprehensive list, here are some of the most notable things the President has said about his Russian counterpart - in reverse chronological order.

The most analysts believe the summit could yield, beyond warm words, is an agreement to begin repairing battered U.S. -Russia relations, and maybe a deal to start talks on issues such as nuclear arms control and Syria.

Before leaving the USA for his visit to Europe, he said his meeting with the Russian president "may be the easiest of all".

Last week U.S. special prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted 12 more Russian intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Trump rival Hillary Clinton's computer server. "And so it just belies common sense that the president of the United States, this president, is going to sit down across from Putin and press him hard on the issue of Russian meddling".

"Second, the President must demand that the 12 Russians named in the indictment be sent to the U.S.to stand trial".

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russian Federation.

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