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Trump and Putin sit down for Helsinki conference after Trump bashed past US Russia policy

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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a conference in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.
The two have no clear agenda, but Trump is expected to press Russia on its hacking of the Democratic National Convention's servers after the special counsel Robert Mueller's probe indicted 12 Russians for their role.
Putin kept Trump waiting a full hour before the summit. Putin's plane landed in Helsinki at 1 p.m. local time, just 10 minutes before the scheduled start, according to pool reports.
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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

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Reuters/Charles Platiau Here is what you need to know.
Trump meets Putin. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki, Finland on Monday with no clear specific goals, the Associated Press says.
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Putin showed a threatening video of nukes hitting Florida - and an outraged Trump snapped on him

Putin showed a threatening video of nukes hitting Florida - and an outraged Trump snapped on him

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US President Donald Trump reportedly became outraged after Russian President Vladimir Putin showed a video of nuclear weapons hitting Florida before his reelection in March.
Florida doesn't have a ton of military value, and it's very likely Russia showed the video as a direct threat to Trump.
Trump reportedly snapped on Putin, saying if he wanted an arms race, the US would beat him, according to Axios.
On the same call, Trump reportedly congratulated Putin on his March election victory despite being advised by his aides not to.
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Trump blames everyone except Putin for bad US-Russian ties before Helsinki summit - and it's a huge mistake

Trump blames everyone except Putin for bad US-Russian ties before Helsinki summit - and it's a huge mistake

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Mikhail Klimentyev/AP
President Donald Trump blamed stupid policy from the Obama administration for souring US-Russian relations.
Trump also preemptively blasted the media as "the enemy of the people" for what he expects will be negative coverage of the summit.
Trump, like Obama before him, is making a huge mistake by asking how the US can improve ties with Russia, rather than asking Russia to improve its behavior.
President Donald Trump blamed stupid US policy from former President Barack Obama for souring US-Russian relations just hours before meeting with Russian President Vladimir...
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