Despite frosty personal ties, some room for progress in Biden-Putin summit, Europe News & Top Stories

LONDON – After a week of warm welcoming speeches from America’s closest allies, US President Joe Biden faces on Wednesday (June 16) the trickiest part of his European tour: a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Much hinges on this meeting, the outcome of months of intensive diplomatic preparations. Yet both sides are also eager to manage expectations; at best, Russia and the US hope to emerge from this summit with a more predictable, rather than friendlier relationship.

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