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Biden arrives in Geneva for highly-anticipated Putin meeting

Jun. 15, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Buoyed by days of partnership-building sessions with America's democratic allies, Joe Biden arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for the most-watched and tensest part of his first European tour as president: talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Biden is seeking to...

The Latest: EU leaders back Biden on response to Russia

Jun. 15, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union have agreed to set up a “high-level dialogue” about Russia as part of “a renewed trans-Atlantic partnership” between the U.S. and the 27-nation bloc. ...

Geneva regains diplomatic spotlight with Putin-Biden summit

Jun. 15, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A year ago, Geneva was largely down on its diplomatic luck: The Trump administration had an “America First” policy that shunned the internationalism the Swiss city epitomizes, and blasted some of its top institutions like the World Health Organization, the Human Rights...

Syria's last aid crossing in balance as Biden to meet Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

President Joe Biden will seek to stave off another surge of civilian suffering in the devastating war in Syria when he meets President Vladimir Putin this week, appealing to Putin to drop a threat to close the last aid crossing into that country. Russian forces have...

Biden rallies NATO support ahead of confrontation with Putin

Jun. 14, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow...

Putin likens Russian crackdown to arresting Capitol rioters

Jun. 14, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is to meet President Joe Biden at a summit Wednesday, has suggested that the hundreds of people arrested for rioting at the U.S. Capitol are being subjected to “persecution for political opinions.” Putin is likely...

The Latest: Biden pays tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial

Jun. 14, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the NATO summit taking place in Brussels: ___ BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has paid tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial as he wraps up his meeting with members of the military alliance. Biden crossed himself and...

US, Russia envoys discuss Iran nuclear deal ahead of summit

Jun. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Delegations from Russia and the United States involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran held talks in Vienna on Monday, two days ahead of a summit meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The United States is not...

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...

Danish FM summons Russian ambassador over airspace violation

Jun. 14, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod says he has summoned Russia's ambassador and complained after Russian military planes twice violated the Scandinavian country's airspace last week. The violations were ”a serious and unacceptable breach of...