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Biden arrives in Geneva for highly-anticipated Putin meeting

Jun. 15, 2021 11:35 AM 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...

Airbus-Boeing deal still leaves other US-EU rifts unresolved

Jun. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long-running dispute over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will mean the phase-out of billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will allow the two sides to focus on...

The Latest: Biden arrives in Geneva for summit with Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: GENEVA — President Joe Biden arrived in Geneva Tuesday for a high-pressure meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s after a week-long series of confidence-building meetings between the U.S. leader...

Serbia, Kosovo restart EU-brokered talks, remain far apart

Jun. 15, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on Tuesday resumed EU-brokered negotiations aimed at resolving a long-lasting dispute that remains a source of tensions in the volatile Balkans. But the meeting in Brussels between Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and...

EU chief: EU-UK should put long-term relationship first

Jun. 15, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official urged both sides to think about their long-term relationship and put an end to the bloc's spat with the U.K. over post-Brexit trade arrangements. Lengthy negotiations over Britain's divorce from the EU have already been...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but they were searching for a consensus on how to forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. ...

The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges

Jun. 12, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — The head of the World Health Organization has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements coming out of the Group of Seven summit but says “we need more, and we need them...

Aid groups appeal to G-7 for cash to get shots into arms

Jun. 12, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Rich nations must do more than just donate surplus vaccines if they hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health experts and humanitarian groups that are calling for money, increased production and logistical support to help developing countries...

UK-EU Brexit spat over N Ireland clouds G7 leaders summit

Jun. 12, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Turbulence from the divorce between the U.K. and the European Union provided an unwanted distraction at the Group of Seven summit taking place in southwest England, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying Saturday that post-Brexit agreements will fail if...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

Jun. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: FALMOUTH, England — President Joe Biden has given British Prime Minister...