Biden and Putin meet in Geneva

June 16, 2021

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Russian president Vladimir Putin, left, talks with US President Joe Biden, right, during the US-Russia summit in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, talks with US President Joe Biden, right, during the US-Russia summit in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

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Despite tensions in the lead-up to the Biden-Putin summit, the two leaders were overly cordial in their remarks following their meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. And, dozens of Roma from Romania are reported to be among the thousands of undocumented migrants and asylum-seekers crossing the US-Mexico border in the last month. Also, Israel launched airstrikes on Gaza early Wednesday following Hamas sending incendiary balloons into Israel. This comes days after Israel's government shakeup and weeks after a fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. 

 

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