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Vladimir Putin jilted as Donald Trump says no to formal meeting at APEC

Trump spent unscheduled time with Putin at a dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Justin Sink Henry Meyer & Ilya Arkhipov | Bloomberg 

Vladimir Putin is feeling jilted. The last time he and US President Donald Trump met, in July at the G-20 summit, Trump couldn’t seem to get enough of the Russian president. They met behind closed doors for more than two hours, without an official note-taker. It yielded a limited Syrian cease-fire.  Trump also spent unscheduled time with him at a dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. There was also another brief meeting. Fast-forward four months, through a series of new diplomatic, political and foreign policy tensions, and Trump is acting more stand-offish. ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 23:48 IST
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