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Putin urges formal talks with Trump

The comments came after US President Donald Trump ducked out of holding a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Bloomberg 

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged his counterpart in the US to find time for a formal meeting to talk through a crisis in relations between the two countries and called for a US investigation into Russian election meddling “nonsense.” The comments came after US President Donald Trump ducked out of holding a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam, allowing only a brief talk on the sidelines. Despite the snub, Putin said he has a “good rapport” with Trump.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 23:29 IST
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