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Trump: Low expectations for Putin talks

Trump: Low expectations for Putin talks

World
US President Trump has said he has "low expectations" for his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday.But he told CBS News that "nothing bad" and "maybe some good" would come out of the encounter.He also said he would raise the subject of 12 Russians indicted for alleged hacking during the 2016 US election - but "hadn't thought" about asking for their extradition.Russia denies the allegations.There are no extradition arrangements between Russia and the US.There have been calls in the US for Mr Trump to cancel his meeting with Mr Putin over the indictments, announced on Friday by US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Mr Trump told CBS News he "believed in meetings" and said his meetings with the North Korean...
Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

Sports
TRANSFER NEWS The 22-year-old winger is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting Nottingham Forest have held talks with Daniel Podence as they look to sign the Portugal youth international this summer. Podence, the winger, is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting CP, one of Portugal’s biggest clubs, meaning he is currently available for free. Podence has terminated his Sporting contract And ZeroZero in Podence’s homeland say Forest have already opened talks with the 22-year-old over joining the Championship side. Podence made 20 appearances for Sporting last season, chipping in with eight assists, and he should have increased that tally were it not for a foot injury, suf...
Trump meets Singapore PM ahead of N Korea talks

Trump meets Singapore PM ahead of N Korea talks

World
Donald Trump is at Singapore's government house talking with the country's leader Lee Hsien Loong. The two leaders were scheduled to meet one-on-one before an expanded working lunch with aides.Earlier, North Korean state media confirmed that Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Mr Trump at their Singapore summit. Image: The motorcade transporting Mr Trump heads to the Istana, the official residence of the Singaporean PM Image: People watch as Mr Trump's motorcade drives towards to the Istana KCNA said the pair would discuss a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual concern.The report also said Mr Kim was accompanied by his ...
Dixons chief in talks to join M&S board

Dixons chief in talks to join M&S board

Business
The outgoing chief executive of Dixons Carphone's British operations is ‎in talks to join the board of Marks & Spencer (M&S) as its chairman tries to bolster a board criticised for its dearth of retail expertise. Sky News has learnt that Katie Bickerstaffe, who recently announced her intention to leave the electrical goods chain, is close to an agreement to become a non-executive director at M&S.Sources said her appointment was likely to be confirmed in the coming weeks.It forms part of a planned overhaul of M&‎S's board by Archie Norman, the company's new chairman, who is keen for its crop of non-executives to have more direct experience of a fast-changing retail industry. Image: Archie Norman is in talks to recruit Ka...
Trump seeks to save Chinese jobs at ZTE ahead of trade talks

Trump seeks to save Chinese jobs at ZTE ahead of trade talks

Technology
China has welcomed a pledge from Donald Trump to help save ZTE, one of China's biggest telecoms companies. The firm has suspended operations after the US last month banned American companies from selling it components. ZTE had admitted to making illegal shipments to Iran and North Korea.But Mr Trump has now tweeted he will work with President Xi to help ZTE get "back into business fast", saying too many jobs in China were at risk.China's called the comments "positive". "We greatly appreciate the positive position of the US on the ZTE issue and are in close communication with the US on the details of the issue," foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.US commentators say the tone of the tweet is a dramatic shift for Mr Trump, who has consistently accused C...