Pompeo firmly opposes Russian claims on Crimea and Ukraine, but struggles to explain Trump

  1. Pompeo firmly opposes Russian claims on Crimea and Ukraine, but struggles to explain Trump  Los Angeles Times
  2. White House Transcript Omits Critical Question From Trump-Putin Press Conference Video (UPDATE)  HuffPost
  3. Putin gave Trump a soccer ball that may have a transmitter chip  fox2now.com
  4. Ex-CIA analyst: If Trump were a foreign leader, I’d raise possibility of blackmail  USA TODAY
  5. If Republicans lose big, this will be why  Washington Post
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Trump Leaves Door Open to US Recognizing Russia's Crimea Grab

  1. Trump Leaves Door Open to US Recognizing Russia’s Crimea Grab  Bloomberg
  2. Trump, and Us, in the World  National Review
  3. Trump says he’ll bring up election meddling with Putin  Minneapolis Star Tribune
  4. Trump’s big mistake in meeting Putin and other commentary  New York Post
  5. Trump hopes he and Putin will get along. Russia experts worry they will.  Washington Post
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Trump Should Visit Crimea To Prove He Understands 'Democracy,' Russian Politician Says

  1. Trump Should Visit Crimea To Prove He Understands ‘Democracy,’ Russian Politician Says  Newsweek
  2. Trump’s defense secretary slams Putin: ‘He attempts to undermine America’s moral authority’  CNBC
  3. Mr. Trump vs. democracy  Washington Post
  4. Putin Has a Chance to Woo the World. Thank Soccer, and Trump.  New York Times
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Trump questioned why allies opposed Russia's annexation of Crimea: report

  1. Trump questioned why allies opposed Russia’s annexation of Crimea: report  The Hill
  2. Trump Told World Leaders Crimea Is Russian Because Everyone There Speaks Russian  BuzzFeed News
  3. Putin invites North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September  Reuters
  4. Usually boycotting a world sporting event would seem extreme, but this is Putin’s Russia we’re talking about  The Independent
  5. Sanctioned Russians Are Making a Killing From the World Cup  Daily Beast
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Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed Crimea

Trucker Putin opens Russia bridge link with annexed CrimeaBy Gleb Stolyarov THE KERCH STRAIT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, driving a truck, unveiled the auto section of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday, defying Ukraine which said the move showed cynical disregard for international law. Putin, at the wheel of an orange heavy KAMAZ dump-truck, drove 19 km (12 miles) across the bridge from the Kerch Strait. Some Russians are calling it “Putin’s bridge”, designed to link Crimea into Russia’s transport network.


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