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US-Russia reset is good for Asia

Asia will watch carefully to see whether Trump-Putin relationship will blossom further.

To hear it from sections of the American media, US President Donald Trump sold the store when he sat down last week for a summit meeting with his Russian counterpart, Mr Vladimir Putin.

That a substantial part of the meeting was a one-on-one, with only interpreters present, has added grist to the talk that Mr Putin has some sort of a handle on the real estate mogul turned politician.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2018, with the headline 'US-Russia reset is good for Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe