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Meddling claims may overshadow summit

U.S. President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday at his course on the western coast of Scotland ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin that could be overshadowed by accusations that Russians meddled in the U.S. 2016 election.

In an uproarious trip to Europe, Mr. Trump harangued members of the NATO military alliance, scolded Germany for its dependence on Russian energy and shocked Britain by publicly criticising Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

Mr. Trump apologised to Ms. May for the furore over his withering public critique, blaming “fake news” and promising instead a bilateral trade agreement with Britain after it leaves the European Union in March.

Protests continue

A blimp depicting Mr. Trump as an orange, snarling baby was raised in the Scottish capital where hundreds protested.

Around 100 supporters of Mr. Trump, some wearing “Make Britain Great Again” hats, expressed their admiration for the president opposite the United States Embassy in London.


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