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Under-fire Trump says he misspoke on Russia

US President Donald Trump has tried to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 US election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.


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US President Donald J. Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin adjust their earpieces during a joint press conference in Helsinki. Photo: EPA/Anatoly Maltsev

"A tragic mistake": US lawmakers slam Trump over Putin summit

UPDATED | Top US lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, have criticised President Donald Trump for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 US election as the two leaders stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.


Putin a greater threat than ISIS: McCain

Veteran US senator John McCain, in Australia for talks on security in the Indo-Pacific region, admits President Donald Trump makes him nervous “from time to time”.