Will talk about Syria, Ukraine and elections with Putin: Trump
US President Donald Trump said he planned to discuss the situation in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia's alleged meddling in the US Presidential elections with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he meets him in the Finnish capital Helsinki on July 16. "We'll be talking about peace. We may even talk about saving millions of dollars on weapons," Trump said. Here's more.
Having relationship with China, Russia is a good thing: Trump
"Perhaps the world can deescalate with China, Russia...may be the world can somewhat deescalate. That would not be a bad thing. But I think having a relationship with China, Russia...it's a good thing," Trump said. When asked whether he planned to lift anti-Russian sanctions, Trump replied, "We'll see what Russia does. We're going to be talking to Russia about a lot of things."
Other countries have to spend more on NATO, says Trump
This would be Trump's first summit with Putin. Responding to a question on North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Trump reiterated that other countries had to spend more. "Germany has to spend more money, Spain, France, it's not fair what they've done to the United States," he said, adding that the US is paying much more disproportionately to anyone else.