• In this Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 file photo, a woman wears a shirt reading 'Trump Putin '16' while waiting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign event at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. Donald Trump just keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin more reasons to hope he wins the U.S. election, while raising serious questions about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. In his most recent outreach to Putin, Trump not only refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula but said, if elected, he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory and lifting sanctions against Moscow. “We'll be looking at that. Yeah, we'll be looking,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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    MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin.