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Trump’s Helsinki Hopes Fade After Putin Rejects Microsoft Charges

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, on July 16.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, on July 16.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Donald Trump strode into his summit with Vladimir Putin in July aiming to get relations with Moscow back on track. It hasn’t worked out.

Just five weeks after the two leaders met in Helsinki, ties between the U.S. and Russia are at perhaps the lowest point of Trump’s presidency, sunk by new allegations of Kremlin-linked efforts to disrupt the American political system.