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"We don’t care how he comes home, if they want to exchange Trevor for some criminals that you know are low-level criminals or whatever," Trevor's father, Joey, said on NBC's "TODAY" show on Monday. Trevor Reed was diagnosed with Covid-19 last month, and his family is struggling to get updates about his condition. Putin said in an NBC News interview on Friday ahead of the summit with Biden that he's open to a prisoner swap. Asked about the imprisoned men, Putin said Reed was a "troublemaker" and "drunk" who "got himself s**t-faced and started a fight." "Of all the major issues between our countries, this prisoner exchange is probably the easiest," Joey Reed said.
Persons: Trevor Reed, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Trevor, Joey, Paula, interjected, Joey Reed, Paul Whelan, Antony Blinken, Whelan, Reed, Biden, Putin, Paula Reed Organizations: U.S . Marine, NBC, Russian Locations: U.S, Russia
"Look, such decisions in this country are not made by the president," Putin said. Then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in March 2011. Asked what he thought of Biden, Putin said he was a professional and suggested that he could work with him. Then President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16, 2018. "You are presenting it as dissent and intolerance towards dissent in Russia," Putin said.
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Ahead of his highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Joe Biden agreed Sunday that U.S.-Russian relations are at a "low point" and said he was open to a prisoner exchange with Moscow to clamp down on cybercrime. I think he is right it is a low point," Biden said about Putin's recent assessment of the Moscow-Washington relationship. In a statement last week, Trump asked Biden to "please give [Putin] my warmest regards" and defended his "great and very productive meeting in Helsinki." Biden and Putin will hold separate news conferences after their meeting in Switzerland, a sign of the chillier relationship. "There's a lot going on where we can work together with Russia," Biden said.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Biden will warn President Putin against further "aggressive actions." Biden is expected to meet with the Russian president for the first time Wednesday. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said President Joe Biden will warn Russian President Vladimir Putin against committing future "reckless and aggressive actions" when he meets with him in Geneva later this week. "What the president is going to make clear to President Putin is we seek a more stable, predictable relationship with Russia." Biden will hold a press conference following his meeting with Putin, but the two world leaders will not appear at the conference together.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Biden, Putin, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Blinken, CNN's Dana Bash, Aleksei Navalny, Chemical Weapons, Navalny, we'll Organizations: Sunday, Organization for, Chemical, The New York Times, Union, US, Colonial, Russian, NATO Locations: Russia, Geneva, — State, Moscow, China
G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Speaking at the end of a G-7 leaders' summit in southwest England on Sunday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the promised vaccine doses would come both directly and through the international COVAX program. Biden also wanted to persuade fellow democratic leaders to present a more unified front to compete economically with Beijing and strongly call out China's "nonmarket policies and human rights abuses." The leaders also said they will promote their values by calling on China to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of committing serious human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority, and in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong. The G-7 nations are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. WATCH: G-7 finance ministers agree on global minimum corporate tax of 15%
Persons: Antony Blinken, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Biden, Johnson Organizations: Lancaster House, British, Health Organization, CNBC, YouTube Locations: U.S, London, CARBIS BAY, England, Beijing, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, United States, China, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom
President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he won't hold a joint press conference with Putin. Biden said he didn't want details of a joint conference to distract from the conversation between the leaders. President Joe Biden on Sunday explained why he and Russian President Vladimir Putin won't hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Geneva this week. The White House on Saturday announced that Biden would hold a solo press conference after the two meet in Geneva on Wednesday. "What the president is going to make clear to President Putin is we seek a more stable, predictable relationship with Russia."
Persons: Joe Biden, Putin, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexei Navalny Organizations: Cornwall Airport, Saturday, CNN, Reuters Locations: Russian, Geneva, Cornwall Airport Newquay, The, Russia, Ukraine
As President Joe Biden heads to Europe, he comes face-to-face with an EU that is no longer as dependent on the US. That's a good thing, the US and Biden should let Europe take the lead on more global issues. Leaders in Brussels have long lamented how the United States rode roughshod over their plans and preferences. Striking a better power balance would help these critical institutions survive the next political storm in the United States. The United States has long ignored Africa — it's the only continent Secretary of State Antony Blinken has not visited.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Obama, Trump, I've, Antony Blinken Organizations: US, European Union, European, Washington, EU, Air Force, The, United Nations, NATO, United Locations: Europe, Brussels, United, Asia, England, America, States, United States, EU, Israel, Africa, China, Oslo Accords, Colombia, Central America, Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken walks to his car after disembarking from his airplane upon arrival ahead of the NATO Summit at Brussels Airport in Belgium, June 12, 2021. Saul Loeb/Pool via REUTERSU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-Yong reaffirmed a commitment between their countries and Japan to work closely toward the "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the State Department said. The statement, issued after the two met on the sidelines of a Group of Seven summit, referred, without naming North Korea, to efforts that have made little or no progress toward getting Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear arsenal. Blinken and Chung also stressed the importance of multilateral cooperation to address other regional issues "including the return to the path to democracy for the people of Burma," the statement said, referring to a military coup in Myanmar earlier this year. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Saul Loeb, Chung Eui, Yong, Chung Organizations: NATO, Brussels Airport, REUTERS U.S, South Korean Foreign, State Department, Thomson Locations: Belgium, Japan, North Korea, Pyongyang, Burma, Myanmar
"After that's completed, our ability to safely evacuate folks will be greatly diminished," Crow told NBC News. Biden vowed in April to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11. Soon, American troops will leave their main airfield in Bagram, which would likely serve as a hub for any evacuation. Rep. Crow is part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing for action to protect Afghans who worked for U.S. troops and diplomats. Deputy Secretary of State Brian McKeon briefed Crow and other lawmakers on the plight of Afghan partners on Tuesday.
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But they're not enough, diplomats and foreign policy experts say. Both Biden and his top diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, have repeatedly said U.S. foreign policy first and foremost should benefit America's middle class. A LESS DEMOCRATIC AMERICA? A major underlying concern for many foreign allies is a fundamental one, many experts say - their faith in American democracy is shaken. Biden's Democratic Party operates on a razor-thin majority in the U.S. Congress, making it difficult to pass legislation and reset international goals.
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Oil rally has more room to run, Brent expected to hit $80/bbl - Goldman
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.89   time to read: +2 min
A sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. Brent prices hit $72.93 per barrel this week, their highest level in over two years, fuelled by expectations of stronger demand. Brent futures were trading at $72.21 a barrel on Friday, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was around $70 a barrel. Goldman, which has longstanding commodity sector expertise, expects recovery in oil demand to continue and sees global demand reaching 99 mb/d in August. Iran and global powers have been negotiating since April to lift sanctions on Tehran, which have hit its economy hard by cutting its vital oil exports.
Persons: Angus Mordant, Goldman Sachs, Brent, Goldman, Antony Blinken Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, West Texas, Thomson Locations: Mentone, Loving County , Texas, U.S, Europe, Iran, Tehran, United States, OPEC
China calls COVID-19 lab-leak theory 'absurd,' Blinken urges transparency
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Yang, China's top diplomat,expressed Beijing's serious concern to Blinken that some people in the United States were spreading the "absurd story" about the coronavirus escaping from a Wuhan laboratory, Chinese state media said. Head of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission of China's ruling Communist Party, Yang also told Blinken that Washington should handle Taiwan-related issues "carefully and appropriately," state broadcaster CCTV reported. The State Department said the discussion on North Korea focused on the need for China and the United States "to work together for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." read more"We urge the United States to respect facts and science, refrain from politicizing the issue ... and focus on international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic," Yang said. They met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and announced the donation of 750,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Taiwan, drawing a sharp rebuke from China's defense ministry.
Persons: Yang Jiechi, Captain Cook, Frederic J ., Antony Blinken, Yang, Blinken, Tsai Ing Organizations: Central Foreign Affairs, Office, U.S, Captain, REUTERS U.S, Central Foreign Affairs Commission, Communist Party, CCTV, The State Department, Washington, Taiwan, Biden administration's, WHO, World Health Organization, Wall Street, Thomson Locations: China, Anchorage , Alaska, U.S, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States, Wuhan, Washington, . Washington, Beijing, North Korea, China's Xinjiang, Alaska, Korean, Iran, Myanmar
WASHINGTON — The family of Danny Fenster, a U.S. journalist detained in Myanmar two weeks ago, is calling on President Joe Biden to personally intervene as independent efforts to reach Fenster have failed, his brother said in an interview on Wednesday. “We have heard from everybody with the exception of the White House,” Bryan Fenster, Danny’s brother, told NBC News. Bryan Fenster said the family has been "working our tails off" to contact his brother without results. The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand estimated in May that Fenster was one of over 70 journalists detained in Myanmar since February. The parents of detained journalist Danny Fenster, from left, Buddy Fenster and Rose Fenster and brother Bryan Fenster in Huntington Woods, Mich., on June 4, 2021.
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WASHINGTON — A dozen House Democrats publicly criticized their colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., late Wednesday, accusing her of giving "cover" to terrorist and suggesting her remarks about Hamas and the Taliban reflect a "deep-seated prejudice." “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,” the group, led by Rep. Brad Schneider, of Illinois, said in a statement, urging Omar to "clarify" her remarks. Omar responded to her critics by calling their statement "offensive" and defending her initial remarks. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” she wrote on Twitter, echoing her remarks on the video. In a follow-up tweet, Omar defend her initial remarks: “Citing an open case against Israel, US, Hamas & Taliban in the [The International Criminal Court] isn’t comparison or from 'deeply seated prejudice'.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ilhan Omar, Brad Schneider, Omar, , Antony Blinken, Jake Auchincloss, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Josh Gottheimer, Elaine Luria, Kathy Manning, Jerry Nadler, Dean Phillips, Kim Schrier, Brad Sherman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Organizations: House, Rep, Twitter, Hamas, Taliban Locations: United States, Israel, Illinois, U.S, Afghanistan, US, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, Washington, California
U.S., Taiwan officials discuss trade, plan meeting 'in coming weeks'-USTR
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2021. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoUnited States Trade Representative Katherine Tai discussed trade and investment issues with Taiwan minister John Deng on Thursday and agreed to convene a meeting of the countries' Trade And Investment Framework Agreement Council "in coming weeks", Tai's office said in a statement. "Ambassador Tai emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relationship and explained the Biden-Harris administration's worker-centered trade priorities," USTR said. Taiwan has long angled for a free trade deal with the United States, but trade and investment talks between the two have been stalled since the Obama administration. The outcome could affect trade talks with Washington.
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gives the pair an opportunity — and incentive — to work toward common ground as Johnson is eager for trade agreements. Johnson, until recently, was so unwaveringly close to Trump that it would seem hard for this not to color his relations with Biden. Back in 2019, after Johnson's Conservative Party won a majority in Parliament, Biden called the new British prime minister a "physical and emotional clone" of Trump. So Biden should be cultivating his relationship with Macron as carefully as the one with Johnson. These relationships across the ocean require constant reassurance, particularly in the wake of the four years of the Trump administration.
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The Biden administration lifted sanctions on three former Iranian officials and several energy companies amid stalled nuclear negotiations, signaling Washington’s willingness to further ease economic pressure on Iran if the country changes course. The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday repealed sanctions on former senior National Iranian Oil Co. officials and several companies involved in shipping and trading petrochemical products. But officials familiar with talks under way in Vienna on the future of the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear agreement said the Biden administration has been looking at how it could inject momentum into the negotiations. The actions came as U.S., Iranian, European and Chinese negotiators in Vienna are preparing to start a sixth round of talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers. Discussions are expected to start up again this weekend in Vienna, according to people involved in the negotiations.
Persons: Biden, Antony Blinken Organizations: Biden, U.S . Treasury Department, National Iranian Oil Co Locations: Iran, U.S, Vienna
Ilhan Omar’s Comments on Israel Reopen Democratic Party’s Divisions
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Eliza Collins | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) moved to quell an intraparty fight by softening comments she had made earlier in the week that appeared to equate actions by the U.S. and Israel with those of terrorist organizations. The controversy over the tweet and Democratic colleagues’ reactions highlighted the divisions in the party over Middle East policy, which deepened during the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas. During the conflict, progressive Democrats in both the House and Senate briefly attempted to stop a $735 million weapons sale to Israel. In response to the tweet, some Democrats accused her of giving cover to terrorists.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Omar, Israel, , Antony Blinken Organizations: WASHINGTON — Rep, U.S, Senate Locations: Minn, Israel, U.S, Afghanistan
Taiwan ‘cautiously optimistic’ on resuming U.S. trade talks, official says
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Stephen LamTaiwan is “cautiously optimistic” about resuming stalled high level trade talks with the United States this year, a senior official said on Thursday, after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signalled a possible resumption. Taiwan has long angled for a free trade deal with the United States, but trade and investment talks between the two have been stalled since the Obama administration. A senior official at Taiwan's Economy Ministry told Reuters they hope to resume the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement(TIFA) talks this year. read moreTIFA talks stalled after former President Barack Obama left office in 2016 and his successor Donald Trump's trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, focused on trade talks with China, the world's second-largest economy. The outcome could affect trade talks with Washington.
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Biden's upcoming summit with Putin will be one of his biggest tests yet as president. Experts say it's unclear what Biden hopes to gain from Putin, who wants to keep the US as an adversary. If Biden doesn't come out with "clear deliverables," the summit could be perceived as a win for the Kremlin, a former US official warned. Experts warn that Putin has no intention of using the meeting to improve relations, and question what Biden has to gain via the summit. The Biden administration's actions to punish Russia, however, have yet to produce a demonstrable change in behavior from Putin.
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U.S. sanctions network charged with funding Yemen's Houthis
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
The United States on Thursday announced sanctions on what it called members of a smuggling network that generates tens millions of dollars for Yemen's Houthis, pressuring the Iran-aligned movement to accept a ceasefire and peace talks. U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has sought to advance a U.N. effort to ease Yemen's dire humanitarian crisis and end the war pitting the Houthis against the government and a Saudi-led coalition. "The United States will continue to apply pressure to the Houthis, including through targeted sanctions, to advance those goals," he said in a statement. Twelve individuals and entities were slapped with terrorism-related sanctions blocking any U.S. property they hold, and barring Americans from doing business with them. A "significant portion" of the funds are "directed through a complex network of intermediaries and exchange houses in multiple countries to the Houthis in Yemen," it continued.
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AOC slammed fellow Democrats for misconstruing Ilhan Omar's comments about war crimes inquiries. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Thursday blasted fellow Democrats for distorting comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota regarding potential war crimes committed by the US, Israel, Hamas, and the Taliban. Other Democrats, including Reps. Cori Bush, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Betty McCollum, also defended Omar against the mischaracterization and criticism of her remarks on investigations into war crimes. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) June 7, 2021In a tweets responding to the statement from the group of Democrats, Omar said, "It's shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for 'clarification' and not just call. At the time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a rare rebuke of AIPAC, telling reporters, "I don't agree with Congresswoman Omar's comments, but it's very disappointing to see deeply cynical and inflammatory ads twisting her word."
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Despite the dangerous conditions, many of Myanmar's journalists continue to deliver vital information to the public and the rest of the world. He was held in Insein Prison before being sent back to Tokyo in May. Nathan Maung (left) and Hanthar Nyein (right) are being held in Insein Prison. But they survived, and were transferred to Myanmar's main prison, Insein. Relatives wait for a bus carrying prisoners to be released outside Insein Prison in Yangon on April 17.
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Turkey should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan under the 2020 deal for the pullout of U.S. forces, a Taliban spokesman said on Thursday, effectively rejecting Ankara's proposal to guard and run Kabul's airport after U.S.-led NATO forces depart. The State Department and the Turkish Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Under the February 2020 deal secured with the Islamist Taliban under former President Donald Trump, all U.S. forces were to be out of Afghanistan by May 1. Turkey, with more than 500 soldiers still in Afghanistan training security forces, now has the largest foreign military contingent there. The Taliban's effective rejection of the Turkish plan to secure the airport could prompt other countries to shutter their missions.
Persons: Joe Biden, Tayyip Erdogan, Suhail Shaheen, Lloyd Austin, Hulusi Akar, Donald Trump, Biden, Antony Blinken Organizations: NATO, Washington, US, Reuters, The State Department, Turkish Foreign Ministry, . Defense, Turkish Defense, Pentagon, Thomson Locations: Turkey, Afghanistan, United States, Kabul, Doha, al Qaeda, U.S, Australia
MSCI’s all-country world index last stood at 716.41, after hitting an intraday high of 718.19 on Tuesday. Thursday’s U.S. consumer price data is expected to show the overall annual inflation rate rose to 4.7% and core inflation increased to 3.4%. “I therefore see potential for a higher print to push real yields and shorter dated yields higher thus flattening the curve and boosting the dollar. The dollar held at the lower end of recent gains, with the U.S. dollar index parked at 90.005. Deutsche Bank’s Currency Volatility Index hit its lowest level since February 2020 on Tuesday, and sank even further on Wednesday.
Persons: , Naokazu Koshimizu, James Athey, Antony Blinken, Brent Organizations: Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Britain’s FTSE, Japan, Nikkei, Nasdaq, Nomura Securities, Aberdeen Standard Investments, U.S, Deutsche Locations: U.S, Asia, Pacific, United States, China, Beijing, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Iran, Tehran
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