AM News: Putin ‘Hopeful’ About Trump; Moscow Court Upholds Ban on LinkedIn

November 11, 2016
New recruits to the Russian Youth Army (Yunarmiya) sworn in at a ceremony in Tula. Photo by Lenta.ru

LIVE UPDATES: President Vladimir Putin is “hopeful” about the presidency of Donald Trump bringing improved relations; a Moscow court ruled to block the professional networking site LinkedIn for refusing to place servers with Russian customer data on Russian soil.

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AM News: Putin ‘Hopeful’ About Trump; Moscow Court Upholds Ban on LinkedIn

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