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Vladimir Putin ably won over his domestic audiences, notably by pushing back at accusations of Russian election meddling with his own accusations against the U.S.
Helsinki Summit: Celebrities slam Donald Trump for behaving 'like a little fanboy' in front of Putin
Although Trump managed to woo the Russian media with this peace talks, back home Trump's fanboy moment and praises for Putin didn't go down well with the Americans.
The Taliban have long refused direct talks with the Afghan government, demanding instead to negotiate with Washington.
The Trump administration is pushing countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November, when the United States reimposes sanctions against Tehran.
Over the objections of allies, Trump in May pulled the United States from the nuclear deal signed between Tehran and world powers in 2015.
The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, making it uncertain that the indicted Russian military intelligence officers will ever be prosecuted in an American courtroom.
House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a strongly worded statement, saying there's "no question" that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump did not strongly condemn the interference efforts, which U.S. intelligence agencies insist did occur, including hacking of Democratic emails.
He was addressing concerns that the planned Nord Stream 2 line through the Baltic and Germany would put Washington's Ukrainian allies at a disadvantage.
The leaders touched on issues including tensions on the Korean peninsula and the situation in Syria during their first summit, Putin said at a joint press conference.
In advance of the talks, Trump listed a series of topics that did not include Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The Trump administration has criticized the WTO as unable to deal with the problems posed by China, suggesting a challenge there might have little impact in Washington.
At the city's Senate Square, about 20 male "pregnant Trumps" and 20 women wearing pink gags railed against a Trump order reinstating what critics call a "global gag rule".
Peskov said the Russian leader respects Trump's "America first" stance because Putin puts Russia first, but said the only way to make progress is to work for mutual benefit.
Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda dismissed the U.S. investigation into Trump's "mythical work for the Kremlin," and praised Trump for meeting Putin "despite opposition from his own elite.