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Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller

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WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe.

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Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

MESEBERG, Germany Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clearcut progress. | Video

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White House counsel interviewed for 30 hours in Russia probe - New York Times

WASHINGTON The White House's top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

UPDATE 3-Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

MESEBERG, Germany, Aug 18 Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clearcut progress.

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Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding

VIENNA Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. | Video

First a wedding, then hard work: Putin to visit Germany's Merkel

BERLIN, Aug 18 Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire.

UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia's Vozrozhdenie Bank - law firm

MOSCOW The Commercial Court in London has ordered a freeze of assets owned by brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, secured against Russia's Vozrozhdenie Bank and other international assets, a law firm representing investors said.

UK court issues asset freeze order against Russia's Vozrozhdenie Bank: law firm

MOSCOW The Commercial Court in London has ordered a freeze of assets owned by brothers Dmitry and Alexei Ananyev, secured against Russia's Vozrozhdenie Bank and other international assets, a law firm representing investors said.

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Merkel says don't expect much from meeting with Putin

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

UPDATE 1-Russia agriculture ministry meets grain exporters on volumes

* Russian agriculture ministry denies it discussed curbs (Adds detail, comment)

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China's Xi says military must resist 'corrosion' of corruption

BEIJING China's military must resist the "corrosion" of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi Jinping told senior officers, state media said on Sunday, offering a renewed warning against a deep-seated problem.