Jul 17, 2018

How the Trump-Putin summit is playing in global headlines

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President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin has provoked a wave of negative reactions from both political parties in Washington.

Here's how it's playing around the world.

  • The Guardian (U.K.): "Nothing Short of Treasonous: Trump accused over Putin talks"
  • Le Monde (France): "Vladimir Putin dominates the Helsinki match against Donald Trump"
  • Deutsche Welle (Germany): "Donald Trump denies collusion, says Russia probe 'a disaster' for US"
  • Corriere Della Sera (Italy): "Putin: Zero interference in the U.S. vote. Trump believes him"
  • El Universal (Mexico): "Moscow didn't interfere in U.S. presidential election, Putin tells Trump"
  • Globe and Mail (Canada): "Shock at summit as Trump backs Putin, not U.S. intel on election meddling"

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  • 77% of whites say they trust local police, compared with just 36% of African Americans — one of many measures of a throbbing racial divide in Week 11 of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index, taken the week George Floyd was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis.