Biden squares up to Putin
Before they had said a word to one another at the Villa La Grange in Geneva on Wednesday, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin had given “a masterclass in non-verbal communication,” says Torsten Krauel in Die Welt. Biden brought the bigger motorcade – 38 vehicles to Putin’s 17 – but, unlike “the fit judoka and hockey player”, the 78-year-old US president had at least one ambulance in his. Yet it was Putin who looked “nervous” compared to the “cool” Biden. He arrived 15 minutes early and, in the official handshake, “stuck his arm out a lot further than the US president”.