U.K. Said to Fear Trump to Embolden Putin, Weaken NATO Pact

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US President-elect Donald Trump answers journalists questions during a press conference on Jan. 11, in New York.

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The U.K. government is deeply concerned that Donald Trump’s closeness to Russia will give sway to Vladimir Putin in eastern Europe and weaken U.S. ties with its traditional Western allies.

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