International: Trump, Putin agree to hold summit

Russia and the US have agreed to hold a summit between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump.

Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said the summit would take place in a mutually-convenient third country and that several more weeks were needed for preparations.

He said Moscow and Washington would announce the time and place of the summit on Thursday.

Internationally: "Read my lips - no": Putin denies Russia interfere in US election

Calling the accusations “lies,” Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday denied that Moscow meddled in last year’s U.S. elections.

"Read my lips, no," Putin said during a panel moderated by CNBC, according to a report on the news agency’s website.

"All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies,” the Russian president said. “All these are used for domestic American political agendas.

The anti-Russian card is played by different political forces inside the United States to trade on that and consolidate their positions inside.”