The US says it will "pursue" Russia's latest offer to discuss the prisoner swap involving detained basketball star Brittney Griner.
Moscow says it was "ready to cooperate with all interested countries in the interests of establishing a joint effective responce to this common threat (terrorism)."
Putin calls on NATO to start talks aiming to provide Russia with reliable, legally binding, and long-term security guarantees.
US President Joe Biden’s first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin since assuming office comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Moscow, with both sides playing down the prospect of any major breakthroughs at the summit.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agree to work together despite differences as they held talks on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
US President Joe Biden tells ABC News in an interview that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “soulless … killer” and will face consequences for directing efforts to swing the 2020 US presidential election for Donald Trump.
A 15-page American intelligence report has added heft to longstanding allegations that some of Donald Trump’s top lieutenants were playing into Moscow’s hands.
Moscow reached out last week to request the call, according to US officials. Biden agreed but wanted first to prepare with his staff and speak with European allies, including the leaders of Britain, France, and Germany.
The Trump administration also said the US will impose travel bans on employees of the Chinese technology giant Huawei and other Chinese companies the US believes is assisting governments in cracking down on human rights.
The Kremlin says the move amounts to a full-scale trade war and an end to hopes for better ties with the Trump administration.
President Vladimir Putin's order to reduce US diplomatic staff in response to new sanctions is carefully calibrated to avoid directly affecting US investment in Russia or burning bridges with President Donald Trump.
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