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Biden’s strategy of pessimism ekes out progress with Putin

Modest technocratic gains stand in contrast to the grander ambitions of previous American presidents in meetings with the Russian leader.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Biden, Putin aired differences at a high-stakes summit but agree on little

Cyberattacks, human rights, nuclear weapons and frayed diplomatic ties are on the agenda at the meeting in Switzerland
  • Jun 16, 2021

Amid internal disputes over Russia policy, Biden has chosen a mix of confrontation and cooperation

While employing tough rhetoric against Putin, Biden has resisted calls from inside his administration to take an even more aggressive stance toward Moscow.
  • Jun 15, 2021

G-7 takes stronger stand against China, at U.S. urging

The leaders said they would challenge Beijing’s “non-market policies” and pushed for greater transparency on the origins of the coronavirus.
  • Jun 13, 2021

Live Updates: G-7 leaders wrap up summit; Biden says ‘America is back at the table’

Later Sunday, Biden will travel to Brussels, where he will meet Monday with NATO allies.
  • Jun 13, 2021

Blinken says U.S. will soon distribute coronavirus vaccines in first visit to Latin America, but details are slim

President Biden promised to give 80 million doses to other countries by the end of June amid a global competition for vaccines.
  • Jun 1, 2021

Iran-backed militias turn to drone attacks, alarming U.S. forces in Iraq

An official with the U.S.-led military coalition said the drone threat has become the mission’s top concern.
  • May 29, 2021

Blinken seeks to bolster Hamas-Israel truce, but long-term prospects remain bleak

The devastating violence, which killed at least 230 Palestinians and 12 Israelis, has refocused the Biden administration’s efforts.
  • May 25, 2021

Key impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues Mike Pompeo and U.S. for $1.8 million in legal fees

The suit alleges that Pompeo reneged on his promise that the State Department would cover Sondland’s legal fees after the witness delivered bombshell testimony accusing President Trump of a quid pro quo.
  • May 24, 2021

Biden’s top diplomat turns the post-Trump page with Greenland

Secretary of State Antony Blinken came to the island with a message of mutual respect and support for multilateralism, drawing a sharp contrast with the ex-president’s “America First” mantra.
  • May 20, 2021