Trump calls European Union a 'foe' before arriving in Finland for Putin summit

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

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Paul was responding to a question about remarks Trump made to CBS News suggesting he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday.

"I think we have a lot of foes", Trump said.

A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed USA accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump.

John Bolton, national security adviser to President Donald Trump, rejected the suggestion that Trump's attitude toward the media is similar to Russian President Vladimir Putin's.

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russian Federation. Russia's constitution forbids the extradition of its own citizens.

Trump flew to Finland, the final stop on a weeklong trip that began last Tuesday, from Scotland.

Dozens of police cordoned off a small area Sunday night at an intersection along the route of Trump's motorcade near the posh waterfront hotel where he and his wife, Melania, are staying. Or if Trump's bonding with Putin emboldens Europeans who want to lift sanctions on Russian Federation - the new Italian government, Hungary or Austria. Rosenstein said he had briefed the president "earlier this week" on the charges. Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump had pressed Putin on the matter, while the Russian foreign minister said Trump had accepted Putin's denials that Russia interfered in the election.

"I think it's pretty silly for the president to demand something that he can't get legally ... for the president to demand something that isn't going to happen".

All this has understandably fueled speculation that something very odd is going on between Trump and Putin, something beyond the president's reflexive admiration for autocrats.

"I go in with very low expectations".

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Its trade surplus with the U.S. over the same period was $133.76bn, up from $117.51bn previous year . China also said both its imports and exports with the USA rose in the first half of 2018.

"This is a statement on behalf of critical and high quality journalism", Kaius Niemi, the paper's editor-in-chief said in a statement. I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing.

"Nothing bad is going to come out of it (Helsinki), and maybe some good will come out", Trump said.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, replied on Twitter using one of Trump's favorite stock phrases. "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade", Trump said.

The charges come as Mueller continues to investigate potential co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election. It doesn't mean anything. They're a foe. But that doesn't mean they're bad.

Will Trump recognize Putin's annexation of Crimea, or merely fawn over him in post-conversation interviews?

"Well, I might", Trump said when asked during an interview with CBS News about extraditing the indicted intelligence agents. "And you know, talking about shutting it down and "we, we.' And he says 'Oh, I meant the American people" all of a sudden, you know, he came up with excuses", the president said, adding that the incident harms relations with other countries.

President Donald Trump says the testimony of an FBI agent who was removed from the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation was "an absolute disgrace".

Putin is regarded as creating a culture of violence and impunity that has resulted in the killing of some Russian journalists.

A Finnish man, who works as an elderly-care nurse, held a sign in English and Russian saying "Putin prison for lifetime".

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have been anxious about the meeting, fearing the two leaders could strike a unilateral deal.

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