Tuesday, June 15, 2021

World News Briefs -- June 15, 2021


Daily Mail: Biden lands in Geneva for his five-hour Putin summit: White House LOWERS expectations for meeting at Swiss villa where pair will talk with just two top diplomats and translators (and there'll be no food) 

* Biden and Putin hold talks Wednesday amid relations that both men have called a 'low point' 

* Biden arrived Tuesday afternoon after flying from Brussels amid tight security 

* At Monday press conference Biden declined to call Putin a 'killer' and also dubbed him a 'worthy adversary' 

* He plans to raise hacking, election interference, and political prisoners, with potential room for gains on prisoner swaps and nuclear deal 

* The two leaders will meet at Villa de la Grange, an 18th Century villa 

* Each will be accompanied by their nation's top diplomat in one 'small' meeting, accompanied by translators 

* A second meeting will involve five members from each side 

* The White House rejected the idea of a joint press conference, and Biden plans to address the U.S. media solo 

* Putin will arrive first at the villa to meet with the Swiss president, who will then greet Biden 

* Putin aide told reporters in Moscow Tuesday he expects treatment of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny to come up 

* The meetings could run 5 hours – but no meal is planned, according to a senior administration official 

* 'I'm always ready,' Biden said, at the start of his meeting with the Swiss president 

* Reagan and Gorbachev also met in a lakeside villa in Geneva in 1985 in one of many summits that led to arms control agreements 

President Joe Bien landed in Geneva Tuesday hours before he is set to hold summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid tight security and deep fissures in the U.S.-Russia relationship. 

The men are set to meet for up to five hours on Wednesday, joining in a luxurious villa without the luxury of food. 

'No breaking of bread,' a senior administration official told reporters while sketching out the details. 

It was the latest signal that the summit meeting will be all business, without some of the goodwill gestures and pre-planned events that characterize more stable relationships.  

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 Israeli ultra-nationalists march through East Jerusalem in key test for new govt. 

Israeli police fire rubber bullets at Palestinians protesting against march

Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett promises to unite nation. 

Biden names Israel ambassador days after new government. 

'Heinous crimes': Iran vote front-runner dismays activists. 

Iran says it has produced 6.5kg of 60% pure uranium as nuclear deal revival talks with US enter final stretch. 

Syria’s last aid crossing in balance as Biden to meet Putin. 

US envoy announces new Syria aid, seeks delivery access.  

IS Badoush prison massacre: Iraq exhumes bodies from mass grave

Lebanese farmers struggle amid toughening economic crisis


Beijing tells Nato to stop hyping up China threat. 

China accuses NATO of maintaining 'Cold War mentality'

China says radiation levels normal at Taishan nuclear plant. 

South Korea defends military exercises near disputed Dokdo Islets. 

North Korea short 860,000 tons of food this year, U.N. agency says. 

Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges in Myanmar as trial begins. 

Myanmar junta's 'show trial' of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi begins. 

Afghanistan: Polio vaccinators killed in 'coordinated attack'. 

Philippines: Duterte will not cooperate with ICC 'war on drugs' probe. 


 Suicide bomber kills at least 15 at Somalia military site. 

UN Security Council calls for free, fair elections in Mali to go ahead in 2022. 

Tigray in crisis as Ethiopia prepares to vote in regional elections. 

Algeria’s establishment FLN wins parliamentary poll. 

Burkina Faso: Amid growing instability, France signals it will reduce military presence. 

Allied Democratic Forces: The Ugandan rebels working with IS in DR Congo. 

UN experts warn of IED proliferation in DRCongo. 

Ten captives freed by Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria. 

Nigeria bans Twitter after president's tweet deleted. 


Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ready to take on Putin. 

Biden-Putin summit agenda revealed: Presidents to discuss Covid-19, Ukraine, hacking, climate change & situation in Middle East. 

'Where is the proof?' Putin furiously DENIES 'farcical' claims Russia was behind cyberattacks in the US and says he's 'surprised' he hasn't been blamed for Black Lives Matter along with the list of 'unfounded accusations'

Biden meets EU leaders, thaw in aerospace dispute agreed. 

Moscow releases 2020 mortality stats: Excess death figures show Russia suffered more from Covid-19 than comparable Western nations. 

Coronavirus pandemic worsened corruption in EU: survey. 

Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says 'harsh' sanctions needed. 

Serbia, Kosovo remain at loggerheads as talks resume. 

Belarus plane: Ryanair boss says pilot had no choice but to land in Minsk


U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpasses 600,000. 

CDC labels highly transmissible delta strain a COVID-19 'variant of concern'. 

Schumer to trigger reconciliation process on Wednesday. 

Biden administration using surveillance app for asylum seekers. 

WaPo publisher slams 'unprecedented assault' on media by Biden DOJ . 

Trump to hold post-presidential rallies in Ohio, Florida: report

 'So interesting': Trump pitched on idea to run for House, become Speaker.  

CNN panel criticize VP's 'cringeworthy' and unprepared response to questions about when she would visit the border and warn her 'allies' in the White House are losing faith in her. 

Western Hemisphere dominates COVID-19 with 49% of fatalities. 

A divided Peru waits for election results as vote count nears completion. 

Nicaragua: Five more opposition figures detained ahead of election

Thousands of women and children flee Haiti gang violence, Unicef says


Support for Hamas surges among Palestinians: poll. 

Hamas threatens to resume bombardment unless Israel releases held up Qatari aid, paper claims. 

Analysis: 17 Palestinian militant factions identified in recent Gaza conflict

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror. 


Wall Street retrenches and awaits Fed while oil surges. 

US, EU establish trade and technology council to compete with China. 

Bezos going to space on company's rocket ship. 

Biden pledges to tackle monopolies, supply shortages as prices rise. 

Alibaba's Jack Ma is 'lying low', says co-founder. 

France's Bernard Arnault becomes the world's richest person.


Anonymous said...

Hey WNU, why no post about Nicholas Kraus, the CHUD terrorist who killed a woman in Minneapolis?

Oh, that's right, you only feign outrage at dark-skinned terrorists and leftists.

Good ole white boys don't quite rate with you.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic post, 6:43. Pathetic.

Adam said...

Because this site is a war and some politics news aggregator, not a general American news site.

Anonymous said...

Nicholas Kraus is a Democrat. He has been in and out of jail since 17. Not sure if as a career criminal, if he is allowed to vote unless he votes correctly. That is Democrat.

Black Suspect Accused of Two Day Long Shooting Spree Was Targeting White Males, According to Police

For every Nicholas Kraus you can find Justin Tyran Robertses, which given demographics means it is 10 x more likely that there is a black on white crime than a white on black crime due racism. Even people with green cards pick up on the disparity. So keep whining like the wanker CHUD that you are.