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Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump real estate project in Russian Federation.

A long-planned meeting between the United States and Russian presidents was called off suddenly on Thursday, shortly after President Trump's former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Trump business dealings with Russia.

"We haven't terminated that meeting", Trump said before boarding a plane from Washington to the G20 summit.

Russian Federation is sending more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea amid rising tensions with Ukraine over Moscow's seizure of Ukrainian navy ships.

Trump, who arrived in Buenos Aires late Thursday, barreled into the two-day meeting by announcing via Twitter that he was canceling on Putin over Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels. "I look forward to a meaningful Summit again soon as this situation is resolved", he wrote.

After warning of the threat of "full-scale war", Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday signed an act imposing martial law for 30 days in regions bordering Russian Federation, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

But Trump also said he would get a report during the flight on the escalating tensions in the region after Russian Federation seized three Ukrainian vessels near Crimea on Sunday.

Xi said on Wednesday the global community needs to build consensus to solve the conflict between free trade and protectionism.

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Cannon, who has worked until recently as a rugby commentator, says Cheika's team selections have been "bewildering". Rugby Australia has backed Cheika until his contract expires at the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

"We have no official information", Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told the state-run Tass Russian News Agency. The Kremlin, however, said Thursday it could not confirm this news.

"I think it reflects Washington's tendency to indulge any and all action taken by the Kiev regime, even inciting them to provocative actions", Lavrov told reporters in Geneva.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation called for calm following the incident, while the European Union urged Kyiv and Moscow to "act with utmost restraint to de-escalate" tensions in the Black Sea.

Meanwhile, Scott Morrison has flagged he could meet with Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina, despite not being included on the USA president's formal program.

Spotted leaving with the first couple were Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump along with the president's outgoing personal aide Jordan Karen.

Differences over Ukraine, as well as Moscow's role in the civil war in Syria, have been an irritant in US-Russian relations for years.

"For many, especially in the United States and perhaps among allies, such a meeting would signify that the U.S. approves of this action by Russia", Schultz explained. He said the Russian delegation was already on its way to the summit.


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