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20:03

Following on from news out of the White House press conference earlier that Joe Biden will directly bring up with Vladimir Putin of Russia the subject of ransomware attacks on US entities perpetrated by Russian criminal gangs, there was a shouted question at the end of the US president’s address on Covid-19.

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Q: Mr. President, will you retaliate against Russia for this latest ransomware attack?

Biden: “We’re looking closely at that issue.”

Q: Do you think Putin is testing you?

Biden: “No.”


June 2, 2021

The G7 meeting begins in the UK mid-month.

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Interim summary

It’s been a lively morning in US political news and there’s more to come so do stay tuned. Joe Biden is meeting at the White House now with West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito in a late push for a bipartisan deal on infrastructure legislation.

Here are the other main events of the day so far:

  • US president Joe Biden touts the prospect of a “summer of freedom” but urges those reluctant to get vaccinated against coronavirus.
  • Biden will directly discuss the rash of ransomware cyber attacks on US entities, from local government computer systems, to a gas pipeline to the biggest US meat processing company, when he meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G7 talks in Britain.
  • Donald Trump has shuttered the blog that he started less than a month ago, a senior adviser to the former president said.
  • Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s top election official who became one of the leading voices beating back conspiracies about the 2020 election, announced she was seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in her state.

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Biden promises ‘a summer of freedom’ as he urges more Americans to get vaccinated

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Biden launches ‘month of action’ to get more Americans vaccinated before July 4









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17:46

Biden to discuss recent cyberattacks with Putin during summit

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16:56

Arizona’s top election official announces gubernatorial bid after criticizing Republican ‘audit’

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