Authorities have yet to comment on the incident, which took place just minutes before the Putin-Trump press conference kicked off.
The Washington has initiated a series of disputes at the World Trade Organization over duties on US exports by China, the European Union, Mexico, Canada and Turkey in response to the earlier US-imposed steel and aluminum tariffs.
The former secretary of state, having billed the just rounded-off World Cup in Russia "great," addressed Donald Trump a short while before his scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Twitter users have immediately rushed to react to the statement by posting loads of funny memes.
The 2018 World Cup in Russia has come to an end but the festive mood and powerful emotions are likely to remain with millions of fans for a long time. After the final France-Croatia clash, Sputnik talked to legendary British DJ Paul Oakenfold, who shared his impressions of Russia and the championship after having a long tour across the host cities.
While India is pushing ahead with the purchase of S-400 Triumf, Russia’s cutting-edge air defense system, the US has a number of reasons to blow a fuse over the deal, Rakesh Krishnan Simha, New Zealand-based journalist, foreign affairs analyst and military observer, told Sputnik.
The French Embassy in Russia announced earlier on Monday it had been notified by Russian authorities that Business France was not allowed to carry out its activities in the country anymore.
The Syrian government's forces have stepped up their offensive in the country's southwestern Quneitra province close to the disputed area of the Golan Heights.
MMA fighter Conor McGregor posted a photo on his Instagram account of himself with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup final in Moscow, calling him "one of the greatest leaders of our time." "I was honored to attend such a landmark event alongside him," he captioned the post, adding "Go Russia."
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