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Biden and Putin praise talks but discord remains
The US and Russia agree to nuclear arms control talks but progress at the Geneva summit was limited. Also: Facebook shuts Ethiopian accounts for fake news, and drone cameras record social lives of killer whales.
Putin and Biden hold talks in Geneva
Russian and US leaders attend summit at villa in Switzerland. It's their first meeting since Biden became President, and comes at a time of high tensions over several issues. Also, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un warns of food shortages following poor harvests, and what happened to a well-known company's shares when a global superstar publicly rejected its product.
Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem
The parade risked igniting tensions with Palestinians, only weeks after a conflict in Gaza ended. Also: Taiwan angered by China's latest breach of air space, and plastic bottles could be turned into vanilla ice-cream!
The US and EU resolve aircraft trade row
They agree a deal in a 17 year dispute over subsidies to aircraft manufacturers. Also: Hungary passes a law banning what it calls the promotion of homosexuality to under-eighteens, and a deaf sheepdog learns how to work again.
Biden says China and Russia trying to ‘drive a wedge’ in Nato
Speaking after his first summit of Nato leaders since taking office, President Biden said he will lay down red lines to his Russian counterpart in their meeting on Wednesday, and acknowledged that he faced a tough opponent in Vladimir Putin. Also: Belarus parades the detained opposition journalist Roman Protasevich at a news conference in Minsk; and the American actor Ned Beatty - who appeared in Deliverance and Superman - dies at the age of 83.
NATO: America's back at the table
The head of Nato says it’s a pivotal moment in the seventy–two year history of the organisation, as he urged members to respond to China’s rise and Russia’s aggressive behaviour. Also: the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has begun in Myanmar and is football still as important for Scotland now its back in the EUROS after a twenty-three year gap?
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