Biden woos Europe on first tour as US president but still faces long diplomatic march

US President Joe Biden sought to reforge the transatlantic union between North America and Europe in a series of summits.
US President Joe Biden sought to reforge the transatlantic union between North America and Europe in a series of summits.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON - America is back: This is the message US President Joe Biden repeated throughout his just-concluded whirlwind tour of Europe.

Mr Biden sought to reforge the transatlantic union between North America and Europe in a series of summits: the gathering of the Group of Seven (G-7) most industrialised states held in Britain, followed by a meeting of the 30-member US-led Nato military alliance in Brussels, then a summit with the European Union and concluding with a rare one-to-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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