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After Trump's flattery, GOP hits Biden as weak on Russia

Jun. 17, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are accusing President Joe Biden of being weak on Russia after his summit with Vladimir Putin, conveniently ignoring four years of Putin flattery from former President Donald Trump. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Biden had given...

Bulgaria, North Macedonia seek ways to iron out EU dispute

Jun. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Days before a European Union summit that could clear the way for his country to start accession talks with the bloc, North Macedonia's prime minister, Zoran Zaev, is visiting neighboring Bulgaria to try to settle a dispute that might derail the project. ...

Putin praises summit result, calls Biden a tough negotiator

Jun. 17, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and called him an astute and shrewd negotiator. The two leaders concluded three hours of talks Wednesday at an opulent villa facing Lake Geneva by...

Biden abroad: Pitching America to welcoming if wary allies

Jun. 17, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spent his first trip overseas highlighting a sharp break from his disruptive predecessor, selling that the United States was once more a reliable ally with a steady hand at the wheel. European allies welcomed the pitch — and even a longtime foe...

Biden trip takeaways: Respect, optimism, some skepticism

Jun. 17, 2021 00:49 AM 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...

'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,...

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...

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the venue for his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva

Jun. 16, 2021 07:16 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the venue for his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva.

What They Want: Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at summit

Jun. 16, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An American president won’t side with Moscow over his own intelligence agencies. There will be no talk of a “reset” in Russian relations. And it is highly doubtful that anyone will gaze into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and discuss his soul. But beyond...