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Would or wouldn’t: how Trump’s claim he misspoke unleashed a meme-fest

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Donald Trump’s extraordinary attempt to walk back remarks made in Finland that he saw no reason to believe that Russia had interfered in the 2016 US election has been received with incredulity and amusement on the internet. After berating reporters for not understanding he had meant the exact opposite of what he had said, Trump Read More

Jimmy Kimmel: ‘Our president is a liar and not even a good one’

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Late-night hosts on Tuesday discussed Donald Trump’s attempt to walk back his comments in Helsinki, where he sided with Vladimir Putin over American intelligence agencies on the subject of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Jimmy Kimmel “We thought yesterday was the craziest day of this ridiculous presidency,” ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel began. “Turns out today Read More

Putin arrives late for Helsinki summit with Trump – live updates

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Trump is reported to be on his way to the presidential palace. Mark Knoller, from CBS, sets out what to expect next. Mark Knoller (@markknoller) Now that Putin has arrived, Pres Trump is on his way to the Presidential Palace. There’ll be a guest book signing and official welcome. Also a photo op at the Read More

Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters

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Simon Jenkins asks where the evidence is to support the allegation that the Russian state was responsible for the poisonings in Wiltshire (Why wait for evidence when you can just accuse Russia?, 6 July) Perhaps it is worth reiterating some facts. We know that Russia invented and developed the nerve agent used in Salisbury. We know Read More

Novichok poisonings: UK points the finger at Russia

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The UK security minister, Ben Wallace, has pointed to Russia as being responsible for the nerve agent poisonings in Wiltshire and called on Moscow to help authorities keep the people of Britain safe by giving information. An urgent investigation is under way to discover how a British couple were left critically ill by novichok, the Read More

Homeless hostel in Salisbury evacuated after novichok poisoning

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A homeless hostel in Salisbury that housed one of the victims of the latest novichok poisoning has been evacuated amid increasing nervousness in the area. All 20 residents of John Baker House were told to pack a bag and leave the building at around 10.25am on Thursday. Later the street outside the hostel was also Read More

Russia denies any involvement in latest UK novichok poisoning

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The Kremlin has said it is “deeply concerned” by the poisoning of a British couple with the nerve agent novichok but has claimed Russia had nothing to do with it. It was the highest-level response yet to Wednesday’s poisoning, which Russian officials said on social media would be “dumb” for Moscow to have carried during Read More

The Guardian view on the defence budget: be realistic | Editorial

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It is easier to assert that Britain needs a modern military capability than it is to say what that means. The existence of dangers – from terrorism and cyberwarfare to nuclear proliferation and a pattern of Russian provocations – is beyond question. But to identify a threat is not the same as knowing how to handle it Read More