Putin blamed the allegations on "internal political bickering".
He insisted that Trump won thanks to his skills, not Russian interference. Putin said Russian economy entered a new phase of expansion, pointing on the thirds successive quarter of growth.
That admission was a reversal of Putin's prior position, that of complete denial of a Russian connection to the hacking that some Democrats blame for the loss of the election. Having seen terrorism merely as a law and order problem for many years, Modi said, it was only after 9/11 that the world woke up to know deep terrorists can strike and how much they can havoc they can wreak.
Besides praising Trump's electoral campaign, Putin refused to condemn the USA president's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, making light of the issue and questioning whether the countries of the world were really "in a position to halt climate change". And even in them there is nothing specific! And what is an ambassador supposed to do? "He should hold meetings, discussing current affairs". The host also asked if Putin has any damaging information on President Trump, which will be part of the exclusive interview to air on Sunday.
"My answer is "no", he said. We didn't even come close to that.
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El-Sissi had declared a three-month state of emergency following the attack on two churches north of Cairo on Palm Sunday. In all, the four attacks - Friday's, two in April and one in December - killed at least 104 people, mostly Christians.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the situation in Syria has been aggravated due to the external interference. Kelly left Fox News Channel for her job at NBC News, where she will also host a morning talk show starting in September.
He said the U.S. will begin negotiations to re-enter the Paris Agreement on terms that are fair to the United States.
The head of the Center for Economic Research at the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, Basil Koltashov, said Russian Federation is backing away from the deal. We ought to understand what is happening and where it will lead us.
"In Germany, I had mentioned that whether there is Paris Accord or no Paris Accord, we are convinced that we must not steal something that rightfully belongs to the next generation".
He joked that Trump's move made him a convenient person to blame for any spell of bad weather, including wet snow in Moscow on Friday, an extremely rare occurrence in the summer.
He started his exchange with Kelly, who was moderating a panel of world leaders, cracking frequent jokes, notably remarking that with Donald Trump axing USA participation in the climate change deal, Russian Federation had "American imperialism" to thank for the frosty summer in Moscow and Petersburg.