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Trump expresses hope for 'extraordinary relationship' with Vladimir Putin

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Trump says 'no reason' to believe Russia hacked US election.  US President Donald Trump said he sees no reason to believe that Moscow hacked the 2016 US presidential election to help him win, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin “was extremely strong and powerful in his denial".

His comments contradict US intelligence agencies' reports that Russia was behind an effort to interfere in the election.

Putin repeated that Russia had never interfered in US affairs.

The pair made the comments at a press conference in Helsinki, which followed face-to-face talks on Monday.