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A body language expert breaks down the Trump-Putin summit

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trademark macho posture converged with President Donald Trump and his classic power stance at their high-stakes one-on-one meeting in Finland.
The encounter was filled with non-verbal cues as two leaders known for their tough personas met for the third time.
Putin appeared overall bored and less engaged than Trump, but both leaders were vying for dominance in the room, an expert concluded.
HELSINKI - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trademark macho posture converged with President Donald Trump and his classic...
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Russian media finds Putin all powerful and Trump pitiful after the summit

Russian media finds Putin all powerful and Trump pitiful after the summit

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
While President Donald Trump went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow.
However, Russian commentators aren't saying Putin vanquished Trump.
Instead they're sympathizing with Trump, portraying him as a victim of irrational domestic critics and pinning hopes on him for improving relations.
MOSCOW - For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.
While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came...
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Putin hinted he wanted Trump to give him access to one man - and it reveals his greatest weakness

Putin hinted he wanted Trump to give him access to one man - and it reveals his greatest weakness

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Vladimir Putin mentioned Bill Browder's name at his joint press conference with Trump in Helsinki on Monday.
Browder is a financier behind the Magnitsky Act, which authorizes governments to sanction Russian human rights offenders and freeze their assets.
The act is believed to threaten much of Putin's personal wealth, which is tied up in foreign assets.
Putin offered to allow US officials to interview Russians suspected of interfering with the 2016 elections in exchange for interviewing people close to Browder.
Vladimir Putin spontaneously singled out one man who poses a unique threat to...
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Putin's soccer ball gift to Trump may be bugged, or worse - and the US may never know

Putin's soccer ball gift to Trump may be bugged, or worse - and the US may never know

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
President Donald Trump received a soccer ball from Russian President Vladimir Putin at a their joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, and it could be a listening device.
Russia's spycraft and ingenuity is first class, and history is replete with its triumphs in stealing US secrets via bugs.
The US can never really know whether or not the ball has been somehow altered, so they should probably stick it in a museum.
President Donald Trump received a soccer ball from Russian President Vladimir Putin at their joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on...
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