Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Putin

BBC – Donald Trump held a series of phone calls with world leaders on Saturday – including one with Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin said both sides had agreed to make fighting “international terrorism” – including so-called Islamic State and “other terrorist groups” in Syria – a top priority.

The White House said the call was a “significant start” to improving a relationship “in need of repair”.

Mr Trump also spoke with leaders from Japan, Germany, France and Australia.

In a statement in English, the Kremlin provided more details of the first official call between the two leaders since Mr Trump took office.

The Russian account of the call was also notable for its lack of any mention of economic sanctions against Russia by the US, which have been the subject of much speculation in recent days.

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