The US, Britain and Australia have accused Russia of cyberattacks on computer networks that could be used to sabotage critical infrastructure. They say Russia is using the internet for political and economic espionage.
Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a private meeting for a little over two hours. Trump said he had "no reason to believe" that Russia had interfered with the 2016 presidential election.
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.
Top Republicans have rejected the US president's "moral equivalency" with regards to Russian meddling in the US 2016 election. House Speaker Paul Ryan reminded Trump that Russia was "no ally" of the US.
The spies allegedly targeted computers belonging to the Democratic Party and its 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. The charges were issued as part of a wider probe into US President Donald Trump.
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