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Why Russia’s Putin backing Biden for the US presidency is not what it seems

I’m sure that ahead of the US election President Biden will welcome messages of support. But he won’t have expected this one. “For us, who’s better, Biden or Trump?” Russian TV correspondent Pavel Zarubin asked President Putin. “Biden,” Vladimir Putin replied in a flash. “He’s more experienced, he’s predictable, he’s an old-style politician.” There was…

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Biden slams Trump criticism of Nato as ‘shameful’

President Joe Biden has blasted criticism of Nato by his likely 2024 election challenger, Donald Trump, as “dumb”, “shameful” and “un-American”. The Democrat assailed Mr Trump for saying he would “encourage” Russia to attack any Nato member that did not meet its defence spending quota. Mr Biden said the remarks underscored the urgency of passing…

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