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Here is the full transcript of the NBC News interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which took place in Moscow on June 11, 2021. VLADIMIR PUTIN: Well, I don't know. VLADIMIR PUTIN: —it conduc— it conducts—KEIR SIMMONS: Russia is—VLADIMIR PUTIN: It conducts exercises in that battlefield. KEIR SIMMONS: I don't— I don't— I don't think I heard you answer the question, the direct question— Mr. President. I don't think that anybody in the Syrian government is interested in stealing some part of this humanitarian assistance.
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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
“NATO is critically important for U.S. interests in and of itself,” Biden said from NATO’s headquarters in Brussels while speaking with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “Russia is not acting in a way that is consistent as we hoped, as well as China,” Biden said during his brief meeting with Stoltenberg. The new framework will be adopted at the 2022 NATO summit. At the end of the day, Biden is expected to hold a press conference from NATO headquarters. On Tuesday, Biden will participate in a summit with the European Union and then will travel to Geneva, Switzerland.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump’s, ” Biden, Jens Stoltenberg, Biden, Stoltenberg, , Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Vladimir Putin Organizations: WASHINGTON, NATO, European Union, Wednesday Locations: Brussels, Europe, United States, Russia, China, “ Russia, People’s Republic of China, U.S, Afghanistan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Geneva, Switzerland, Ukraine
"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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EMERGING MARKETS-Turkish lira outperforms, EM forex index slips
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Susan Mathew | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
MSCI’s index of EM currencies fell 0.2% ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Investors are watching out for any mention of monetary policy tightening that could hit market appetite for risk assets. Erdogan said over the weekend that Turkey had raised its forex swap line with China to $6 billion from $2.4 billion. Ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16, Biden said that Russia might be weaker than it seemed under “autocrat” Putin. For GRAPHIC on emerging market FX performance in 2021, see For GRAPHIC on MSCI emerging index performance in 2021, see TOP NEWS across emerging marketsFor CENTRAL EUROPE market report, seeFor TURKISH market report, seeFor RUSSIAN market report, see (Reporting by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)
Persons: Tayyip Erdogan, Erdogan, Joe Biden, NATO’s, Russia’s rouble, Vladimir Putin, Biden, autocrat ” Putin, ” Morgan Stanley, Susan Mathew, Jacqueline Wong Organizations: U.S ., U.S, Federal Reserve, Credit Suisse, Western, CENTRAL Locations: Turkey, China, Brussels, Russian, U.S, Russia, Belarus, South Africa, Bengaluru
GENEVA—With U.S.-Russian relations at a post-Cold War low, Wednesday’s summit between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is gearing up to be a showdown between two leaders who have long been at odds. Both sides have indicated they plan to use the summit in Geneva to project strength on the global stage and have lowered expectations that it will lead to a thaw in relations between Washington and Moscow. “It’s about making myself very clear what the conditions are to get a better relationship with Russia,” Mr. Biden told reporters after the Group of Seven summit of wealthy democracies Sunday in Cornwall, England. “We’re not looking for conflict—we are looking to resolve those actions which we think are inconsistent with international norms.”In an interview with NBC released Friday, Mr. Putin said the U.S. and Russia “have a bilateral relationship that has deteriorated to its lowest point in recent years.”Mr. Biden said on Sunday, “To be clear, I think he’s right; it’s a low point.”
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Biden to Emphasize U.S. Commitment to NATO at Summit
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( James Marson | Andrew Restuccia | ) sentiment -0.82   time to read: +1 min
BRUSSELS—President Biden meets with leaders of NATO allies in Brussels Monday, seeking to encourage a more concerted response to Chinese security threats and to bolster an alliance jolted by broadsides from his predecessor. U.S. officials said Mr. Biden will emphasize his commitment to the principle of collective defense enshrined in Article 5 of the treaty that established the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1949, following some uncertainty about Washington’s view of the matter under former President Donald Trump. During the meeting, NATO’s 30 member countries will take initial steps to revise the group’s Strategic Concept, which sets out the group’s goals. The Strategic Concept will be adopted next year, and is expected to touch on Russia, China, cybersecurity and climate change, according to U.S. officials. The summit comes two days before Mr. Biden is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva and Mr. Biden will brief allied leaders on that.
Persons: Biden, Mr, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Organizations: NATO, Atlantic Treaty Organization Locations: BRUSSELS, Brussels, China, Russia, Geneva
RPT-GRAPHIC-Take Five: Fed-flation in focus
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
After years of very low inflation, a range of metrics, including the Fed’s preferred core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index, are on the rise. The PCE rose 3.8% in the 12-months to May, its largest jump in three decades. The Fed insists consumer price gains will be temporary and that it has the tools to combat an inflationary surge. -ANALYSIS-Job-inflation tradeoff, exiled from Fed policy, could mean a hot summer2/ DEBT DEBUTThe EU will issue its first bond under the 800 billion euro post-pandemic recovery fund, possibly within days. Yet, don’t underestimate the significance: The EU is set to become one of the world’s biggest issuers with 80 billion euros worth of bonds for the recovery fund sold this year.
Persons: Alexander Hamilton, Joe Biden, Tayyip Erdogan, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Putin Organizations: Federal Reserve, PCE, Fed, Treasury, ECB, EU, NATO, Wednesday, hawkish, Bank of New, Kiwi Locations: Europe, United States, China, Beijing, Brussels, Syria, Afghanistan, U.S, Ankara, Washington, Geneva, Ukraine, Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand
NATO welcomes Biden in ‘pivotal’ post-Trump summit
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Robin Emmott | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
NATO leaders hope to open a new chapter in transatlantic relations at a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday, agreeing to focus on tackling climate change for the first time as well as facing up China’s military rise. Described as a "pivotal moment" by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, the summit aims to turn the page on four tense years with Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, who shook confidence in the Western alliance by calling it "obsolete". 1/4 Banners displaying the NATO logo are placed at the entrance of new NATO headquarters during the move to the new building, in Brussels, Belgium April 19, 2018. But foremost in leaders' minds, diplomats say, is a need to hear Biden recommit the United States to NATO's collective defence after the Trump era. Trump's confrontational rhetoric towards allies from 2017 to 2019 at NATO summits created an impression of crisis, envoys said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jens Stoltenberg, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Yves Herman, Trump Organizations: NATO, REUTERS, European Leadership Network, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Cornwall, England, Geneva, Belgium, Crimea, Moscow, United States, Russia
CLASS WARFARE: Some of Rep. Matt Gaetz's law-school classmates wish he'd just disappear. Insider spoke with 14 of Gaetz's former classmates. Read the email for yourself:Matt Gaetz's personal email address and the name of a former classmate have been removed for personal privacy. Another former classmate opined that Gaetz's behavior was "more over-the-top now": Thirty-four of Gaetz's fellow classmates joined a group of more than 500 William & Mary Law School alumni who signed a petition urging him to resign. Read more on Gaetz's law-school days and how he bragged about growing up in the "Truman Show" house.
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President Biden to meet with Vladimir Putin Wednesday
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Eamon Javers | ) sentiment -0.80   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailPresident Biden to meet with Vladimir Putin WednesdayPresident Joe Biden will head to Geneva to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday after a three-day summit in the U.K with the G-7. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
Persons: Biden, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, CNBC's Eamon Javers Locations: Geneva
Biden is in Belgium to meet NATO leaders. But a recent report said European militaries are too ill equipped to meet challenges posed by China. President Joe Biden plans to push NATO allies to adopt a tougher stance towards China at his first summit as president, but a new report says its a challenge few European members of the group are equipped to meet. The study detailed decades of decline by European militaries, such as: "Much of Europe's military hardware is in a shocking state of disrepair. The allies' inability to meet the challenges that Biden considers key could also be the source of new tensions.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Jens Stoltenberg, We're, Stoltenberg, Jake Sullivan, we've, Sullivan, aren't, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Organizations: NATO, Biden, China, Reuters, Center for American Progress, Biden White House, Politico, People's Liberation Army, PLA, American, Nato, EU Locations: Belgium, China, Brussels, Beijing, Cornwall, Britain
Live Live Updates: Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Leaves Democrats a Big Choice A plan from a bipartisan group of lawmakers does not address climate change and omits money for child and elder care. A bipartisan group of 10 senators met last week to discuss a framework for an infrastructure package. The group is pushing for a proposal that is much smaller than the $1.9 trillion package that Mr. Biden has proposed. But Biden administration officials said that they were mindful of how Mr. Putin seemed to get the better of Mr. Trump in Helsinki. The spectacle in 2018 drew sharp condemnations from across the political spectrum for providing an opportunity for Mr. Putin to spread falsehoods.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailAny maligned activities, military aggression against NATO should be very costly: Lithuanian presidentGitanas Nausėda shares his perspective on the critical issues to be debated in Monday's NATO summit and his hopes for the Biden-Putin meeting later this week.
Persons: Gitanas Nausėda, Putin Organizations: NATO, Biden
U.S. stock futures were flat Monday after the S&P 500 eked out another record close Friday. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% for the week, notching a three-week winning streak. The Nasdaq 's gain Friday put the tech-heavy index within 0.5% of its record close in late April. The Dow 's slight advance Friday inched the 30-stock average less than 1% closer to last month's record close. (CNBC)AstraZeneca's (AZN) Covid vaccine has a favorable risk/reward profile for all age groups and particularly for those 60 years and older, according to the head of the European Medicines Agency's Covid-19 task force.
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In February, the United States and Russia extended the New START arms control treaty for five years, preserving the last treaty limiting deployments of the world's two largest strategic nuclear arsenals. The 2010 New START treaty limits the two countries to deploying no more than 1,550 strategic nuclear warheads each and imposes restrictions on the land- and submarine-based missiles and bombers to deliver them. "What is important is that there is an ambition expressed to reach zero and start chipping away at the nuclear arsenals." The last decade has seen huge modernisation and upgrades of U.S. and Russian nuclear programmes, with new types of nuclear weapons, which play an increased role in the two powers' security policies, she said. Fihn noted that Britain announced in March that it will grow its nuclear warhead stockpile by more than 40%.
Persons: Beatrice Fihn, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Denis Balibouse Joe Biden, Fihn Organizations: Nuclear, Reuters, REUTERS, U.S, International, Britain, United, Thomson Locations: Swiss, U.S, Geneva, Switzerland, China, United States, Russia, France
Putin on successor: ready to support a critic if he is true to Russia
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) + 0.97   time to read: 1 min
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to present the Russian Hero of Labour gold medals and national awards at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERSRussian President Vladimir Putin has told the U.S. television network NBC in an interview, when asked about plans for a successor, that he is ready to support someone who is faithful to the country even if he is critical of the president. "If I see an individual, even if he is critical of some of my activities, but I see that the individual ... is faithful to the country ... whatever his attitude towards me is, I would do everything to support such people," the Kremlin website quoted Putin as saying. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Putin Organizations: Labour, Kremlin, REUTERS, U.S ., NBC, Thomson Locations: Russian, Moscow, Russia, Kremlin, U.S
In December, the Trump administration slapped CAATSA sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally purchased a multibillion-dollar Russian missile system. Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan greets U.S. President Joe Biden during a plenary session at a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 14, 2021. Adem Altan | AFP | Getty ImagesIn 2017, Erdogan brokered a deal reportedly worth $2.5 billion with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the S-400 missile system. A Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system. "The United States has been clear on our expectation that the S-400 system should not be operationalized," she added.
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Watch live: Biden holds press conference at NATO summit
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Kevin Breuninger | ) sentiment -0.82   time to read: +1 min
Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden is set to hold a press conference at NATO headquarters in Belgium during his first in-person summit with the military alliance since becoming commander in chief. On Wednesday, Biden is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. "America is back in the business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held values," he said. Earlier Monday, Biden also touched base with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, participated in a summit with the group of 30 European and North American states, and took a "family photo" with the other leaders, the White House schedule said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden's presser, Recep Erdogan, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Biden's, Donald Trump, Jens Stoltenberg Organizations: NATO, Wednesday, CNBC, YouTube Locations: Belgium, Brussels, Baltic, Geneva, Switzerland, Cornwall
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.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Biden, Putin, Washington, United States — I'm, Jake Sullivan, I'm, Sullivan, Antony Blinken, Andrea Mitchell, Blinken, We'll, Donald Trump, it's, Trump, Pablo Martinez Monsivais, they've, Organizations: Sunday, FBI, Air Force, NBC News, U.S Locations: Moscow, cybercrime, Russia, Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Washington, East Coast, U.S, United States, London, Brussels, America, Helsinki, Libya, Syria, China, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Beijing, Xinjiang
Moscow orders new restrictions as Covid-19 infections soar in the city
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( The Associated Press | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
MOSCOW — Moscow's mayor on Saturday ordered a week off for some workplaces and imposed restrictions on many businesses to fight coronavirus infections that have more than doubled in the past week. The national coronavirus task force reported 6,701 new confirmed cases in Moscow, compared with 2,936 on June 6. Although Russia was the first country to deploy a coronavirus vaccine, its use has been relatively low; many Russians are reluctant to get vaccinated. President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said 18 million Russians have received the vaccine — about 12% of the population. For the entire pandemic period, the task force has reported nearly 5.2 million infections in the country of about 146 million people, and 126,000 deaths.
Persons: Sergei Sobyanin, Vladimir Putin, Rosstat Organizations: MOSCOW — Moscow's, Saturday, , Food Locations: Moscow, Russian, takeout, Russia
LONDON — They met Friday at the Group of Seven summit, but President Joe Biden and the first lady had an altogether more private meeting with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday, at her home in Windsor Castle. The monarch, 95, received the Bidens for tea at her historic residence, about 30 miles west of London. The queen has stoically continued with her official duties since then and met Biden alongside other world leaders and their spouses on Friday at the G-7 summit, by the seaside in Cornwall, southwest England. Biden first met the queen in 1982 as a Democratic senator for Delaware but this time he joined her as president. After a state visit in 2019, Trump told Fox News: "There are those that say they have never seen the queen have a better time."
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Putin says he wants Biden summit to help establish dialogue - Ifax
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to present the Russian Hero of Labour gold medals and national awards at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERSRussian President Vladimir Putin said he expected his summit this week with U.S. President Joe Biden to help establish dialogue between the two countries and to restore personal contacts, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday. Biden will meet Putin on June 16 in Geneva for a summit amid strained bilateral relations on a wide array of issues. "To restore our personal contacts, relations, to establish direct dialogue, to create really functioning mechanisms in those areas that represent mutual interests...," Interfax quoted Putin as saying in an excerpt from an interview with state television to be aired later. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Joe Biden, Biden, Putin Organizations: Labour, Kremlin, REUTERS, U.S, Sunday, Thomson Locations: Russian, Moscow, Russia, Kremlin, Geneva
Bidens to have tea with Queen Elizabeth as G7 ends
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive to pose for photos with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson at the G7 summit, in Carbis Bay, Britain, June 11, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERSU.S. President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will have tea with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Sunday at the end of the G7 summit and as he wraps up the British leg of his first international trip since taking office. "Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the queen," Jill Biden said after they arrived in Britain on Thursday. Despite the loss in April of Prince Philip, her 99-year-old husband of more than 70 years, and her age, the queen has shown her determination to carry on with her official duties as head of state during the high-profile G7 summit. read moreAfter leaving Windsor, Biden will head off to a NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, a U.S.-EU summit on Tuesday and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva the following day.
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(For comparison, the Chinese government has been doing the same thing to boost its own industrial and technological growth for years.) Now the legislation is headed to the House, where it faces tougher critics but still enjoys bipartisan support. If it becomes law, it could be the most significant government intervention in industrial policy in decades. (Mr. Putin is known for taking a hands-off stance on hackers — even encouraging them — as long as they promote Russian interests and leave Russian businesses alone.) It’s a step toward cracking down on companies that dodge taxes by basing their headquarters in tax havens like the Cayman Islands.
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