Jeff Mason

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17 Jul 2018 | 5:05 AM

After pummelling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with Putin embrace

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's week-long adventure on the world stage in Europe came to a raucous conclusion in Helsinki on Monday, with American allies fuming and confused and Russian President Vladimir Putin literally smiling at his good fortune.

16 Jul 2018 | 10:13 PM

Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit, stirs fierce criticism

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

15 Jul 2018 | 10:22 PM

On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'

HELSINKI (Reuters) - On the eve of his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labelling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.

14 Jul 2018 | 9:37 PM

Trump plays golf in Scotland before Putin summit amid Russian meddling charges

TURNBERRY/GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday at his course on Scotland's west coast ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin that could be overshadowed by accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

14 Jul 2018 | 10:07 AM

Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump at Putin summit

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell.

13 Jul 2018 | 7:33 PM

Trump vows 'great' trade deal with UK, abruptly changing tack on May's Brexit plan

WINDSOR CASTLE, England (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States and Britain could secure a "great" post-Brexit trade deal, lavishing praise on Prime Minister Theresa May and contradicting his own withering assessment of her strategy publicised hours earlier.

13 Jul 2018 | 1:31 AM

Trump brings reality-show style to NATO, and leaves satisfied

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - He came. He raged. He claimed victory. He left.

12 Jul 2018 | 10:39 PM

Trump blasts May's Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.

12 Jul 2018 | 10:07 PM

Trump claims NATO victory after ultimatum to go it alone

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Donald Trump gave an angry ultimatum to European allies on Thursday, warning a NATO summit the United States could withdraw its support and sparking crisis talks which the U.S. president said produced big new defence spending pledges.

11 Jul 2018 | 11:30 PM

Trump calls Germany 'captive' of Russia; demands higher defence spending

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance, before a NATO summit where he pressed allies to more than double defence spending.