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US President Donald Trump called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin today to offer his condolences after a deadly plane crash near Moscow, a White House official told AFP. The call between the two leaders -- who are at the centre of an FBI investigation into Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US election -- took place after a plane crashed minutes after take-off from Domodedovo airport, killing all 71 people on board. Russian officials said the pair also discussed the Middle East peace process.
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