Jan 29 2017
Trump has come under intense scrutiny for taking a softer position on the Kremlin than his predecessors, as well as for routinely questioning US intelligence community reports that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election in favor of his candidacy.
But the idea of coziness with the Kremlin is highly controversial.
On Friday, Trump himself brushed off questions about the prospects of lifting the sanctions against Russian Federation.
Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, on Friday called on Trump to "reject such a reckless course" and remember that Putin is "a murderer and a thug who seeks to undermine American national security interests at every turn". "If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russian Federation into law".
A spokeswoman for the European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, declined to comment on "rumours" that sanctions would be lifted by the US. "For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that's part of it", Trump was quoted as saying by the Times.
Trump's first contact with Putin as president comes after months of speculation over the Kremlin's role in the 2016 election - starting with Trump's frequent expressions of admiration for Putin and culminating in the assessment of the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered in the campaign on Trump's behalf. Trump added, speaking of Putin: "He shouldn't be doing it".
The notoriously hawkish senator rebutted that idea, too: Putin "will never be our partner, including in fighting ISIL", McCain wrote, using an alternative name for the Islamic State.
The two massive personalities have sparked comparisons to Cold War-era brinkmanship between the US and the old Soviet Union.
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I was coming out", Novak said . "It was like a baby going through the birth canal". The flames were so intense and close to him. "I'm just grateful and blessed.
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The president also plans to speak today with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
CNN quotes visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May sounding a note of caution for Trump: "With President Putin, my advice is to engage, but beware".
A photo released by the White House shows President Trump on the phone in the oval office.
May announced she had gotten Trump to commit to remaining in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and congratulated him on a "stunning" election victory.
Some Republicans who have differed with Trump on Russian Federation, including Sens.
"There goes that relationship!" he joked.
Trump gave a noncommittal walk-back later Friday. Trump's pick for secretary of state who remains unconfirmed by the Senate, was not present at the meeting.
"Let me remind you that [Putin] called 18 months ago for the formation of a full-fledged, universal front for fighting terrorism, and this initiative is still on the table", Lavrov said on January 23.
Jan 29 2017
Joel Embiid Had The Best Reaction To His All-Star Snub
He suffered a fractured foot during the pre-season games and is expected to return after the All-Star break, as per NBA.com . All that said, I'm still enjoying #WhoIsPaullMillsap. "He's extremely big, he's 7-2, athletic, can shoot the three".
Jan 27 2017
Japan launches first X-band defence communication satellite
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Jan 27 2017
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The Cavaliers are reportedly among his preferred landing spots along with the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. Anthony makes $24.6 million this season and has $54 million remaining over the next two years of his contract.
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Jan 26 2017
WWE Royal Rumble 2017
He's an incredible athlete and human highlight reel, which left fans wondering why they ever got rid of him in the first place. Since the "notorious one" is a villain to the WWE fans, this might save the supposed face of the company from earning boos.
Jan 25 2017
You can finally say 'Computer' to your Echo to command it
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Jan 24 2017
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There is a broad feeling in Russia's political and business elites that relations with Washington can't get any worse. At a newly opened nightclub in the heart of Moscow , revelers celebrated on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration.
Jan 23 2017
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An online petition urged that Jammeh not be granted asylum and should instead be arrested for alleged human rights abuses. Countries that host Jammeh and his family members will not also be pressured, harrased and intimidated with sanctions.
Jan 23 2017
South Georgia residents grow concerned with storms
Southern portions of Louisiana and MS have the greatest chance of strong storms initially, the National Weather Service said. This is particularly hazardous situation, as most people will be sleeping or resting when these early-morning storms occur.
Jan 23 2017
Mum on Jerusalem embassy move, Trump says Netanyahu call was 'very nice'
More than 500,000 Israelis live in East Jerusalem and the West Bank in settlements that most world governments view as illegal. The Sunday afternoon call was made from the Situation Room, the White House said.
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