MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:27:55 +0000 Biden calls Putin 'a worthy adversary' pre-summit http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/791b3e3f392146cbb7f2cfd299d4fea0 Two days before their meeting, President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "worthy adversary" but declined to say what he hopes to gain from the summit. Biden also said it would be "a tragedy" if Alexei Navalny died in prison. (June 14) 791b3e3f392146cbb7f2cfd299d4fea0 Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:12:16 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLBrussels - 14 June 20211. President Joe Biden listening to reporter question at news conference2. UPSOUND (English) Reporter question:"You've met Vladimir Putin before. What's your mindset walking into a meeting with a former KGB agent who you've said has no soul?" 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"I'll tell you all that when it's over. Look, I've been doing this a long time. The last thing anyone would do is negotiate in front of the world press as to how he's going to approach a critical meeting with another adversary and or someone who could be an adversary. It's the last thing I'm going to do."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"I have met with him. He's bright, he's tough, and I have found that he is a, as they say, when you used to play ball, a worthy adversary. But the fact is that I will be happy to talk with you when it's over, not before, about what the discussion will entail."++WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:"Navalny's death would be another indication that Russia has little or no intention of abiding by basic fundamental human rights. It would be a tragedy. It would do nothing but hurt his relationships with the rest of the world, in my view, and with me."STORYLINE:Two days from his Wednesday meeting with Russia's leader, U.S. President Joe Biden called Vladimir Putin a "worthy adversary" but declined to say how he'll measure the success of the meeting in advance.Asked during a press conference after Monday's NATO summit about the upcoming meeting, Biden wouldn't offer any specifics on what he's hoping to gain from his time with Putin, saying only that they'll discuss "areas where we can cooperate," and a warning that if Russia refuses to cooperate on things like cybersecurity "we will respond in kind."Biden said, however, that Putin is "bright" and "tough" and expressed hopes the Russian president would show interest in "changing the perception the world has of him."Asked what would happen to the U.S.-Russia relationship if Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny were to die in prison, Biden said it "would be a tragedy.""Navalny's death would be another indication that Russia has no interest in abiding by basic, fundamental human rights," Biden said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Two days before their meeting, President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "worthy adversary" but declined to say what he hopes to gain from the summit. Biden also said it would be "a tragedy" if Alexei Navalny died in prison. (June 14) Biden calls Putin 'a worthy adversary' pre-summit