Putin praises Trump's 'serious' economic feats, blasts Russian Federation probe as a 'delirium'

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During his remarks in Moscow, Mr Putin said that growing markets have demonstrated investors' confidence in Mr Trump's economic course.

Putin had applauded Trump and his handling of the U.S. economy at an annual end-of-year press conference that was broadcast on Russian national television Thursday, saying, "Look at the markets, how they've risen".

"There's been some major achievements in this short amount of time".

Trump may have anticipated Kim could fire the Juche Bird and made the call to the Russian supremo to prevent the destructive weapon from being fired.

"Look at the markets, which have grown".

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But it nearly sounds like the Trump White House may be encouraging a culture of racism, which would just be shocking. During his campaign, she was tasked with helping him gain black votes, but he received only 8 percent .

He praised Mr Trump's "accomplishments", saying: "I'm not the one to evaluate the (US) President's work". However, he added that the improving state of the American economy under Trump's presidency should be acknowledged, even by his critics. "With all due respect to [Trump's] opponents, these are objective facts".

Beyond those concerns, it's also somewhat awkward politically for the president to be seen requesting help from Putin, given the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election and the Trump campaign's alleged collusion.

Putin also dismissed the idea that there was collusion or inappropriate contact between Moscow and the Trump campaign as "spy hysteria".

Macierewicz said in a radio interview that Putin "should have the courage to take responsibility for what has happened".

China is North Korea's top trading partner and most powerful ally, making the country a natural choice to urge Kim to stop long-range missile tests and discontinue the pursuit of a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the USA mainland.

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According to Alabama law , an automatic recount will be triggered if the margin between Jones and Moore is less than 0.5 percent. Representative Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) also spoke to CNN and said she had the "utmost confidence" that Jones "won outright".

"All of this has been invented, made up by people who are in opposition to President Trump", he said.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he has sought Russia's help in resolving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons program but he is not satisfied with Russia's efforts.

Later, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a "sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behaviour" before talks could occur between Washington and Pyongyang.

Mr Trump has repeatedly highlighted surging USA stock markets as evidence that his political agenda is succeeding.

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"Info I have is less clear", Olof Skoog, Sweden's ambassador to the United Nations , said when asked about Haley's assertions. Iran has denied any role in the missile attack on the airport, and says it isn't supplying weapons to the Houthis.

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