President Trump congratulates Putin over election victory

United State President Donald Trump has spoken to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his electoral victory two days ago. He said they would meet in the "not too distant future" to discuss limiting a growing arms race, Ukraine and Syria.

Mr Putin was re-elected by a landslide, with more than 76 percent of the vote, for a fourth six-year term. But there was no strong challenger with the main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, barred from the race.