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Putin: I’m ready to restart nuclear arms control talks with U.S.

Russian president Vladimir Putin says he’s ready to restart arms control discussions with the U.S. In an interview published Thursday, Putin said he has seen signs Washington is considering resuming bilateral dialogue, on a “wide-ranging strategic agenda.” This comes on the heels of Russia’s formal withdrawal Wednesday from the 1987 INF treaty, following the Trump administration withdrawal in February.



Russian Pres. Putin speaks out on meeting with Pres. Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin’ said his meeting with President Trump was “good”, very businesslike, and pragmatic. Putin made the remark while speaking at the G20 summit in Japan, and also noted he and President Trump spoke on issues of mutual interest, such as the situation is Syria. He said Russia is in “constant” dialogue, with the U.S. and its partners on Syria, in order to “coordinate” actions and “efforts to fight terrorism.” Putin also addressed improving the U.S.-Russia relationship.


Pres. Trump: immigrant deaths would go down if walls stopped them from coming up

President Trump tells reporters if a border wall had been built, it would actually save lives. Speaking at the G20 summit in Japan early Saturday, the president called illegal immigration “very unfair,” saying millions have worked and waited to get into the country, while others simply walk in.n He said if the nation had more effective border walls, it would stop people from making the dangerous journey into the country.


Pres. Trump ‘very comfortable’ with idea of visiting North Korea

President Trump said he would be “very comfortable” paying a visit to North Korea. He made those remarks at a press conference Friday, as the G20 summit wrapped up in Japan. He suggested crossing over the border would be no problem, and that he would be happy to visit the isolated nation. President Trump also extended an invitation to meet the North Korean leader at Korea’s demilitarized zone, during his trip to Seoul Saturday.