"Help us restore normal political dialogue", Putintold executives from major USA companies during a business roundtable at the St. Petersburg International EconomicForum on Friday.
The Russian leader said the "Russo-phobic hysteria" in the U.S.is mostly aimed "against the current president of the U.S.to prevent him from working normally". "If they feel patriotic, they try to make what they see as a fair contribution to the struggle against those who speak ill of Russian Federation". The goal is, Putin said, is to "establish an atmosphere that is going to prevent us from addressing common issues, say with regard to terrorism".
Raising the possibility of attacks by what he portrayed as free-spirited Russian patriots, Mr. Putin said that hackers "are like artists" who choose their targets depending how they feel "when they wake up in the morning."
Putin has denied government involvement in the hacking.
"We strongly condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any acts of terrorism, whether based upon ideological, religious, political, racial, ethnic or any other reasons", the two countries said in the St Petersburg declaration titled "A vision for the 21st century".
The comments were notable because it is the first time Putin has said that Russians could have been involved in the hacks that targeted the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign team during the 2016 election.
Shortly before he left office then-President Barack Obama ordered the seizure of two Russian compounds, and expelled 35 diplomats for spying in response to the hacking.
Sitting around a rectangular table with a select group of global news agency editors, the 64-year-old Russian leader took questions one by one on subjects related not only of interest to the editors' countries but also of wider global concerns such as Syria, US President Donald Trump and the future of an emerging multi-polar world.
Some observers noted that Putin's latest statement that individual Russian hackers working independently might have taken it upon themselves to launch cyberattacks against the US represents a significant shift from his previous position when he insisted that no Russian hackers were involved in cyberattacks against USA institutions and campaign organizations during the 2016 general election.
Putin's comments during a June 1 meeting with senior editors of worldwide news agencies in St. Petersburg come amid the continuing fallout over what USA intelligence says was a Kremlin-directed hacking-and-propaganda campaign to influence last year's US presidential election. A leak of Macron's campaign documents in the late hours of the French election campaign appeared to confirm fears about Russian interference.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while individual Russians may have "hacked" the USA elections in 2016, the Russian government had no role.
Putin said that economic restrictions against Russian Federation have had "zero effect", predicting that the current strain in relations will ease, because "it's counterproductive and harmful for all".
Putin added that in his view, even if Pyongyang drops its nuclear and missile programs someday, Washington will still continue to deploy missile shields in the region under certain pretexts.
"In relations there are ups and downs but India and Russian Federation have not seen ups and down in their relations", Modi said.
In England, BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary rubbished the suggestion of a rift between Kohli and Kumble. He then added: "The way the cricket set-up works in India is the coach is not the king".
Ed Markey, a Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN: "Nunes is too close to the Trump White House". However, there is speculation that the president might invoke executive privilege to prevent Mr Comey from testifying.
United remain interest in Tottenham's Eric Dier, but Matic is considered to be a much more viable option. Sport, Mourinho wants the Serbian to combine with another Frenchman, Paul Pogba , at Old Trafford.
But creating new music became the one thing that pulled Cabello out of the darkness: "Music just became my saviour", she adds. The "Crying in the Club" singer is the face of the GUESS Jeans Fall 2017 campaign alongside model Alex Dellisola .
Trump's decision came hours after administration officials said he was considering pulling the USA out of NAFTA altogether. He has approved a waiver to defer relocating the embassy, as his predecessors have done every six months since 1995.
I wish he was following along. "I knew that if I insisted with my strategy I could succeed", Muguruza said. "Just so emotional. Their match was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday with the 12th-seeded Frenchman trailing 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 5-4.
The app can be used to chat with your other Switch-owning friends, invite them to play a game online, and set "play appointments". Subscribers will get to download a compilation of classic titles with added online play, such as Super Mario Bros.
Juventus is known for its sturdy defense, but it will be supported by a formidable attacking unit led by Paulo Dybala . The match will be played under a roof for the first time because of fears of a drone attack.
This being the first trip to the WCWS for everyone on the Washington roster, playing OR may actually be a blessing. I know we're somewhat known here with some tradition in our program, but it's really tough to get here.
US State Department summons Turkish Ambassador
The aide said two members of Erdogan's security detail were detained on the scene Tuesday by diplomatic security agents. Kheirabadi said he is a Kurd who passed through Turkey as a refugee and is now a US citizen.
Griezmann tells Atletico he wants to leave
Griezmann, though, took to social media on Friday evening to reject those stories while admitting his future was uncertain. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo hinted star forward Antoine Griezmann would remain at the LaLiga club next season.
Guentzel shines again as Pens surge to Game Two win
His goal 10 seconds into the third period went down as the game victor , which gives him five during this playoff run. Guentzel scored on a rebound 10 seconds into the third off the pad of Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.
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The Independent say it would mean Matic's opportunities would be limited next season and could encourage United to make a bid. Reports claims that the Serbian has already discussed a potential reunion with the Portuguese at Old Trafford.
China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal
Speaking in Berlin about the Paris climate change accord, he said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment". What's an even bigger deal is, if the USA chooses to leave, America would join Syria and Nicaragua as the only non-participants.
Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet
The notion of world leaders calling each other up via cellphone may seem unremarkable in the modern, mobile world. It was unclear whether an impromptu, informal call with a foreign leader would be logged and archived.
Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor
If you would like to receive an email each time a new New York Jets article is published , fill out our email notification form . So it remains to be seen who'll receive snaps at linebacker alongside Collins and Kirksey when the Browns feature three of them.
Former TSA boss among candidates for FBI director
Pistole is now the president of small Christian college Anderson University , located in his hometown of Anderson, Indiana. Spicer would not say whether the two men were the only ones now under consideration, or if they were considered finalists.
Google reveals top misspelled words in every state
Lekshmi Nair, who participated in the bee from 1988-1990, said she showed up knowing next to nothing about her fellow spellers. Other words of note include Wisconsin's most misspelled word, a proper noun - the state's name itself, WISCONSIN .