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Europe fears Trump concessions to Putin

European governments knew all along that the summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be dominated by allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

And so it proved, with Mr Trump coming under fire back home for his apparent readiness to accept Mr Putin's denials of Russian involvement over the conclusions of the US intelligence community, which claims to have uncovered substantial evidence of Russian interference.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2018, with the headline 'Europe fears Trump concessions to Putin'. Print Edition | Subscribe