Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila have announced they will be separating. The couple told reporters the decision was mutual. They said Lyudmila's aversion to life in the public eye was a main reason for their decision.
US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his efforts for better ties with Russia, saying the Helsinki summit was a success. The US president now hopes to host Putin in Washington before year's end.
In an interview with US media, Trump claimed Germany's chancellor is "paying Russia billions of dollars." Putin claimed a probe into Russian meddling is just "political games." Both appeared fond of newfound relations.
Seeking to diminish controversy over his meeting with Putin, Trump said he had warned Putin the US is "not going to have" election meddling. Trump's recent remarks have put him at odds with US intelligence agencies.
Trump said he hoped for an "extraordinary relationship" with Russia ahead of a summit with Putin. Their talks will cover several tricky topics, but there's one uncontroversial issue where real progress is possible.
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