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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...

The Latest: Biden and Putin depart Geneva after summit

Jun. 16, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

GENEVA — Geneva can breathe a sigh of relief after hosting a U.S.-Russia summit. President Joe Biden is aboard Air Force One and is on his way back to Washington after Wednesday’s meeting at an 18th century lakeside villa. Russian President...

US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber's death sentence

Jun. 15, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite the president’s vocal opposition to capital punishment. Justice Department lawyers wrote in court...

'A summer of freedom': Vaccine gives new meaning to July 4th

Jun. 15, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption and more than 600,000 lives lost. ...

Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism

Jun. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden frequently talks about what he sees as central in executing effective foreign policy: building personal relationships. But unlike his four most recent White House predecessors, who made an effort to build a measure of rapport with...

Biden sells G-7 on global tax, but U.S. Congress is a hurdle

Jun. 12, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

President Joe Biden might have persuaded some of the world's largest economies to hike taxes on corporations, but the U.S. Congress could be a far tougher sell. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that leaders of the Group of Seven — which also includes...

Governor signs law giving Nevada 1st presidential primary

Jun. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law that would make Nevada the first state to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots. Signing the law is a gamble. ...

Biden sells G-7 on global tax, but U.S. Congress is a hurdle

Jun. 11, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

President Joe Biden might have persuaded some of the world's largest economies to hike taxes on corporations, but the U.S. Congress could be a far tougher sell. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that leaders of the Group of Seven — which also includes...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

Jun. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians. ...

Biden, Johnson strike warm tone in first meeting

Jun. 10, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Striking a warm tone, President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used their first meeting Thursday to highlight a commitment to strengthening their nations' historic ties while setting aside, at least publicly, their political and personal...