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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...

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...

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: 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: No hostility in meeting with US President Joe Biden; tone was constructive

Jun. 16, 2021 12:05 PM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin: No hostility in meeting with US President Joe Biden; tone was constructive.

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...