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    Trump, Putin Talk of Warm Relations as Obama Heads to Europe

    It’s a new era. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone yesterday — following Trump’s warmth toward Russia and Putin’s suspected clandestine work to prop up the mogul’s campaign — in a conversation the Kremlin said focused on how to improve “unsatisfactory” relations between their countries. Meanwhile, President Obama’s traveling to Germany and Greece this week, where he’ll attempt to reassure nations across the Atlantic that Trump won’t weaken U.S. alliances in Europe, despite his campaign-trail dismissal of NATO as obsolete.

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