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'Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

Jun. 16, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started -- with deep differences on human rights,...

Biden trip takeaways: Respect, optimism, some skepticism

Jun. 16, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s first overseas trip put his diplomatic and negotiating philosophy on display, as he rallied traditional U.S. democratic allies to confront new and old challenges and offered an often rosy take on the possibilities of cooperation with Russian...

Biden, Putin discuss ambassadors, nuclear weapons and more

Jun. 16, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin of Russia spent more than three hours discussing issues Wednesday at their summit in Geneva. They ticked through their respective lists so quickly and in such “excruciating detail,” Biden says, that they looked at each other and thought, “OK, what...

SUMMIT NOTEBOOK: Biden gives Putin custom aviator sunglasses

Jun. 16, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden marked his first presidential summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin with a gift, presenting his counterpart with a pair of custom aviator sunglasses. Biden is so known for wearing aviator shades that he's sometimes parodied over them. He...

Ukraine police seize cash in raids on major ransomware gang

Jun. 16, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian police have carried out nearly two dozen raids targeting alleged associates of a Russian-speaking ransomware gang it blamed for a half billion dollars in cyberattacks and extortion that hit the United States and South Korea especially hard. A...

Sunshine, fatalism and 2 world views from 2 world leaders

Jun. 16, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking near the steamy banks of a shimmering lake in Switzerland, one president nonchalantly removed his jacket and spoke confidently about standing up to an adversary. The other held court in a bland, air-conditioned room where he sought to portray strength amid...

Russian goalies highlight Lightning-Islanders series

Jun. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Semyon Varlamov is the wily veteran, coming off a season in which he set career bests in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for the New York Islanders. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the league's wins leader over the past four years for the Tampa...

AP PHOTOS: Biden wraps up 1st overseas trip of presidency

Jun. 16, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

Joe Biden wrapped up the first overseas trip of his presidency Wednesday after rallying allies and facing off with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The eight-day, three-country swing included meetings with leaders of the Group of Seven wealthiest democracies in scenic...

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's errant claims on cyberattacks, Jan. 6

Jun. 16, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin contradicted the evidence Wednesday when he asserted Russians are not a leading source of cyberattacks on the United States and other countries. They are. Putin also accused the imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny of leaving Russia...

The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

Jun. 16, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

O’FALLON, Mo. — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way to popular destinations like Branson and Lake of the Ozarks. ...