US President Donald Trump says his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin got off to a "very good start" with a one-on-one meeting that lasted more than two hours.

Not for the first time in his long career, Putin arrived later than expected, forcing Trump to wait. Trump opened the meeting with warm words for Putin, seated next to the Russian leader in an ornate presidential palace in neutral Finland, and said it was a longstanding goal of his to improve the relationship between the two ...

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