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Royal Navy ship off Crimea sparks diplomatic row between Russia and UK

MoD and Moscow disagree over whether shots were fired at destroyer near disputed territoryBritain was unexpectedly embroiled in a diplomatic and military dispute with Russia on Wednesday after Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender briefly sailed through territorial waters off the coast of the disputed territory of Crimea.The warship sailed for about an hour in the morning within the 12-mile limit off Cape Fiolent on a direct route between the Ukrainian port of Odesa and Georgia, prompting Russian co...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, Georgia, UK News, World news, Military, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Crimea, Royal Navy, Moscow, Odesa


UK denies Russia fired warning shots at Royal Navy ship off Crimea

MoD contradicts Moscow’s assertion that shots were fired at destroyer and bombs dropped nearbyThe UK has rejected claims from Russia that warning shots were fired at the British warship HMS Defender in the Black Sea on Wednesday morning, as it sailed off the coast of the disputed territory of Crimea.Britain’s Ministry of Defence said “no warning shots have been fired” at the destroyer, contradicting a statement made by its Russian equivalent which said that shots had been fired and a warplane dr...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Military, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Crimea, Royal Navy, Moscow, Black Sea, Crimea Britain


Trump asked whether the DOJ and the FCC could investigate 'SNL' after it mocked him, report says

Former President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images "Saturday Night Live" and late-night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump during his presidency. Trump had said federal agencies should investigate the shows. A new report says he went further. He asked advisors how the DOJ, the FCC, and courts could challenge the shows, The Daily Beast said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Donald Trump asked advisors and lawyers to look into how "Saturday Night Live" ...
Tags: Politics, Fcc, Jimmy Kimmel, Entertainment, Russia, US, Trends, House, Federal Communications Commission, News UK, Snl, Saturday Night Live, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump


Trump asked whether the DOJ and FCC could investigate 'SNL' after it mocked him, report says

Former President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images "SNL" and late-night hosts like Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump during his presidency. In 2019, Trump tweeted that federal agencies should probe those shows, but a new report shows he went further. He asked advisors how the DOJ, FCC, and US courts could challenge the shows, The Daily Beast reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump asked advisors and lawyers to look into how "Saturday Nigh...
Tags: Politics, Fcc, Jimmy Kimmel, Entertainment, Russia, US, Trends, House, Federal Communications Commission, News UK, Snl, Saturday Night Live, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump


Morning Memo: Were Dem Lawmakers Swept Up In Trump DOJ Leak Probes Incidentally?

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Getting To The Bottom Of The Trump DOJ's Subpoenas The Trump DOJ's subpoenas to Apple that ensnared House Intelligence Committee Democrats Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) were part of a leak investigation into a senior aide on the committee, not the congressmen, according to CNN. The DOJ reportedly may not have known the records they were seeking out would have included data of those lawmakers when the department first r...
Tags: Apple, New York, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Glenn Beck, Washington, Oregon, White House, Russia, Milwaukee, New York City, Cnn, Fox, Gop, Idaho


Chris Christie says 'not much was accomplished' during Biden's trip to Europe, but 'no damage was done'

Former Gov. Chris Christie speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit in September 2019. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Chris Christie says that "not much was accomplished, but no damage was done" during Biden's trip. The G-7, NATO, and Geneva summits were Biden's first international meetings since taking office. While in Geneva, Biden had a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Fo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Chris Christie, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Abc, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Gop, Nato, Washington Dc


Trump was concerned that publicly showing 'empathy' in George Floyd case would indicate weakness to political base: book

Former President Donald Trump. AP WSJ reporter Michael C. Bender chronicled Trump's term in office and what led to his 2020 loss. After the death of George Floyd, many Americans were galvanized to fight against racism. Trump was worried that publicly showing "empathy" would turn off his base, according to Bender's forthcoming book. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. After untold millions of people witnessed the murder of George Floyd on video last year, the ca...
Tags: Politics, Minneapolis, White House, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Floyd, Bender, Queens New York, Politico Magazine, Dan Scavino, Jared Kushner


Putin says Biden is of 'sound mind,' walking back on Russian disinformation about the president's mental acuity

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Joe Biden during the US-Russia Summit 2021 at the La Grange Villa on June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin backtracked on Russian propaganda about Biden's mental health. The Russian leader said Biden is "of sound mind and should be taken seriously." Russian state news previously pushed disinformation that Biden was not mental well. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Moscow, Julia Davis, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Abc News


US, EU Forge Closer Ties on Emerging Technologies To Counter Russia and China

The U.S. and European Union plan to cooperate more on technology regulation, industrial development and bilateral trade following President Biden's visit, in a bid to help Western allies better compete with China and Russia on developing and protecting critical and emerging technologies. From a report: Central to the increased coordination will be a new high-level Trade and Technology Council the two sides unveiled Tuesday. The aim of the TTC is to boost innovation and investment within and betw...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commerce, European Commission, Biden, Donald Trump, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, State, Antony Blinken, Apple Google


Biden accidentally called Putin 'President Trump' at his post-summit press conference, then corrected himself

President Joe Biden speaking at a press conference in Geneva following his meeting with President Vladimir Putin. C-SPAN Biden made a blunder when he started calling Putin "President Trump" on Wednesday. He made the error at a Geneva press conference following a summit with Putin. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden slipped up after meeting President Vladimir Putin, accidentally calling the Russian leader "President Trump."Biden quickly corrected himself an...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Arctic, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump


‘Practical work’ summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE, and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV 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, cyberattacks, election interference and more. The two leaders reached an important, but hardly relationship-changing agreement to return their chief diplomats to Mo...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Merck, Sport, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, Canada, Britain, Soccer, United States


Putin says 'there is no happiness in life' after his meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden shake hands at the Villa la Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of a US-Russia summit on June 16, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a dark tone following his private discussions with Biden. He called talks "productive" but laid full blame for the adversarial US-Russian relationship on the US. "There's no happiness in life," Putin said. "There's only a mirage on the horizon." See m...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Geneva, Kremlin, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Alexei Navalny, KGB


Russian state news trashed Biden's choice of tie, saying it looked like it belonged in the kid's collection

Russian state media aired a segment criticizing the tie worn by Biden during his meeting with Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images A Russian state news outlet criticized the tie that President Biden wore to meet with Russian President Vladamir Putin. A business etiquette consultant told RIA Novosti that Biden's light-blue tie was childish. The same consultant said Putin's tie showed "decisiveness." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Russian state news outlet on Wedn...
Tags: Fashion, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Geneva, Biden, RIA Novosti, Vladamir Putin, Connor Perrett, Speed desk, Putin Mikhail Svetlov Getty


The most memorable and bizarre lines from Putin's whirlwind press conference after meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin held a lengthy press conference after his historic summit with Biden. The Russian president downplayed the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent and got philosophical at times. Putin called the talks "quite constructive," though there were evident disagreements. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday met with longtime Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Geneva Summit for the fi...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Moscow, Kremlin, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Alexei Navalny


Biden gifts Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison and custom aviators during their first face-to-face meeting at Geneva summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Biden gave Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison during their meeting on Wednesday. The president also gifted Putin a custom pair of Aviator sunglasses. Gift-giving is a routine practice between world leaders. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday gifted Russian President Vladimir Putin a crystal sculpture of an American bison an...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, United Kingdom, Geneva, Boris Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump


Little left to chance in carefully-curated Geneva summit

Meeting goes as well as could be expected as Biden and Putin speak language of diplomacy – but hardly one of affectionJoe Biden and Vladimir Putin hadn’t even sat down before tensions boiled over at the 18th-century Villa La Grange, a fine Swiss manor house besieged on Wednesday by a 21st-century press pool. The two men looked cordial enough as they shook hands for the first time as leaders. But the sun-struck journalists behind them pushed and shouted, some knocked to the floor, as they fought...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Geneva, Biden, Villa La Grange


‘Pure business’ at Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and AAMER MADHANI GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered starkly different views on difficult simmering issues including cyber and ransomware attacks...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap


Biden rejects Putin’s ‘ridiculous comparison’ between Capitol rioters and Alexei Navalny at summit – live

Biden says he raised human rights concerns at summitPutin says he and Biden agreed ambassadors should return to postsSummit concludes after about three hours of talks between leadersFirst session was small meeting with Blinken and Lavrov presentSecond session included more of the two leaders’ senior aides 7.20pm BST Back in Washington, a contender for headline of the day from MSNBC’s Maddowblog. Trumpets please…Defying irony, GOP alleges White House ‘weakness’ toward RussiaPresident Joe Bide...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Gop, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Msnbc, Republican National Committee, Alexei Navalny


Putin savored the global spotlight after his direct but largely fruitless meeting with Biden

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Metzel/Getty Images Biden and Putin's meeting ended up pretty much as expected. In typical Putin fashion, the Russian leader held a lengthy, rambling press conference. Biden sounded cautiously optimistic about improving relations, but made clear many challenges remain. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin held a lengthy, rambling press conference after ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Analysis, United States, Crimea, Moscow, Kremlin


Putin justifies imprisoning Navalny by demonizing the Black Lives Matter movement

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin told the foreign press that Black Lives Matter and Jan. 6th are reasons why he cracks down on dissent. Russian President Vladimir Putin justified his authoritarian tactics on Wednesday. ABC News reporter Rachel Scott asked him why his opponents end up dead or in prison. Putin cited Black Lives Matter and the Capitol riot as reasons why he cracks down on dissent. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wedn...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Moscow, Kremlin, Biden, Abc News, Black Lives Matter


Putin says Biden is an ‘experienced statesman’ and ‘very different from Trump’ after summit – live

Putin says he and Biden agreed ambassadors should return to postsSummit concludes after about three hours of talks between leadersFirst session was small meeting with Blinken and Lavrov presentSecond session included more of the two leaders’ senior aides 6.26pm BST Joe Biden is now holding his solo press conference after his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.“I told Putin our agenda is not against Russia or anyone else. It is for the American people,” Biden ...
Tags: Usa, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Geneva, Biden, Lavrov, Geneva Switzerland, Randolph, Blinken


Fox News host Harris Faulkner complimented Vladimir Putin for answering questions for longer than Joe Biden - before the US president even spoke

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner. Fox News A Fox News host remarked that Vladimir Putin is more accessible to the press than Joe Biden. Harris Faulkner said Putin took questions for longer than Biden and VP Kamala Harris combined. Her observation did not factor in Biden's press conference right after Putin's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner said that Vladimir Putin gave more time to the press than Joe Biden, even though the US preside...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, State, HARRIS FAULKNER, FAULKNER, Pompeo


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the US president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images showed the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's 2018 summit with Putin in Helsinki was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images show the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednes...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


Liz Cheney says it was 'disgusting and despicable' for fellow GOP Rep. Paul Gosar to accuse Capitol Police of 'lying in wait' for Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Mark Makela/Reuters Liz Cheney rebuked Paul Gosar for saying that the Capitol Police "executed" Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt, one of the Jan. 6 rioters, was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer. "It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day," Cheney said. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming on Tuesday blasted fellow Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for placing the blame for the death of Capitol...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Georgia, Fbi, Gop, Wyoming, House, Arizona, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Donald Trump, Doj, Cheney


Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Biden-Putin summit live: leaders reach second stage of tense talks

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will talk for four-five hours before making separate press appearancesFirst session, with Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov, concludesTalks amid tensions expected to focus on regional conflicts, climate, Covid 4.17pm BST A former longtime White House correspondent said today’s chaotic media scrum at the beginning of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin’s summit reminded him of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Geneva meeting in 1985.Photo-op was also jammed and chaoti...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Ronald Reagan, Geneva, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergey Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Reagan Gorbachev, COVID, Biden Putin


‘Two great powers’: Biden, Putin plunge into hours of talks

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin plunged into hours of face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders agree that relations between their countries are at an all-time low. Biden called it a discussion between “two great powers” and said it was “always better to meet face to face.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine


"When President Biden, standing at NATO headquarters on Monday, referred to President Vladimir V. Putin as 'a worthy adversary,' ears perked up in Moscow...."

"'Putin’s goal is to transition to a respectful adversarial relationship from the disrespectful one we have today,' said Vladimir Frolov, a Russian foreign affairs columnist. 'That seems to be in line with Biden’s objectives for a "predictable and stable relationship."'...  In his interview with NBC taped last week, Mr. Putin praised Mr. Biden as a 'professional' who had spent 'just about all his conscious life in politics.'"From (NYT).Praised? I don't think that was praise!  One day Biden cal...
Tags: Hollywood, Nbc, Law, Putin, White House, Russia, US, America, Fbi, Nato, Moscow, Geneva, Biden, Donald Trump, Helsinki, Trump


How Joe Biden planned his summit with Putin to avoid the mistakes made by Trump and other world leaders

A room at the Villa La Grange arranged for Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden to hold their June 16 narrow-format meeting as part of the US-Russia summit. Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images Joe Biden is meeting Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden and his team have taken steps to avoid traps Putin likes to set to gain advantage. Putin has psyched out other leaders by showing up late, embarrassing them, and exploiting divisions....
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Diplomacy, News UK, Geneva, Npr, State Department



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