Putin Says He And Trump Briefly Discussed Ukraine Naval Confrontation

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Trump's business dealings in Russian Federation took center stage on Thursday right before his departure for the summit in Buenos Aires, when his former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a project in Moscow in an August 2017 statement to US lawmakers.

G-20 leaders Friday opened annual talks rent by the deepest divisions since their first summit 10 years ago, as U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire and Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler came in from the cold.

Ushakov said he met with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday, followed by dinner with Chinese leader Xi Jingping.

"However, the reason for our canceled meeting is Ukraine", Sanders made clear.

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"This is a model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever", Trump said at the signing ceremony in Buenos Aires.

Macron said he would raise the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the crown prince on the sidelines of the summit.

Although the new pact inherits key features from the old one, Trump has declared it a victory for the USA workers he claims were cheated by NAFTA and on Friday called it the most "modern and balanced agreement in history".

'I can't read his mind, and nobody can, ' Trump told Voice of America when asked why Putin directed Russia's military forces to take three Ukrainian vessels.

Trump cited Russia's seizure of the ships as the reason he canceled a planned bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where they had been expected to discuss the US leader's threat to withdraw from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.

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Trump had previously canceled a more formal meeting with the Russian leader, citing recent territorial disputes between Russia and Ukraine.

But ahead of the summit's official start Mr Trump signed a trade deal with the Mexican and Canadian leaders. If we could make a deal that would be good.

Trudeau still had a few barbs on Friday.

Cohen has agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

A Russian flag flies next to the USA embassy building in Moscow on 31 July, 2017. Trump will have a more formal meeting with Abe in the afternoon, where they'll be joined by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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"I think we're very close to doing something with China, but I don't know that I want to do it, because what we have right now is billions and billions of dollars coming into the United States in the form of tariffs or taxes".

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