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NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/SUMMIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plan to meet in Paris next month, officials said on Tuesday [10-23-18], their first encounter since a summit in Helsinki that unleashed a storm of criticism that Trump was cosying up to the Kremlin. After a meeting in Moscow between Putin and Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, officials on both sides said a preliminary agreement on a Nov. 11 meeting in the French capital had been reached, and that detailed arrangements were under way. Asked whether he and Putin would meet in Paris, Trump told reporters at the White House: “We may’…Both presidents plan to be in Paris for events to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, and they are planning to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines, according to Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov.”

Reuters, “Putin and Trump Set to Meet in Paris on November 11,” The New York Times online, October 23, 2018

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