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Shock as Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit

HELSINKI Standing side-by-side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the U.S. 2016 election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home. | Video

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Russian woman arrested in Washington, accused of acting as Russian government agent

WASHINGTON A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

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Mnuchin says U.S. will consider some waivers on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON The United States wants to avoid disrupting global oil markets as it reimposes sanctions against Tehran and in certain cases will consider waivers for countries which need more time to wind down their oil imports from Iran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

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Egypt passes law that could shield top military brass from prosecution

CAIRO Egypt's parliament on Monday passed a law that could make senior military officers immune from future prosecution over to violence that followed the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi.

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U.S. lawmakers call Trump 'weak' in summit with Russia's Putin

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers from both parties on Monday criticized President Donald Trump for failing to issue a stern warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, calling Trump's message to Putin weak and a missed opportunity.

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Colombia's president-elect says there are no miracles, will tackle graft

BOGOTA Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque on Monday admitted he faces great challenges when he takes office next month and said while he is not a miracle worker, he will do all he can to push the nation forward and reduce the gulf between rich and poor.

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