Inside the Americas – From Bush to Biden: A look back at the rocky US-Russia relationship

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On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden sat down with Russia’s Vladimir Putin for their first face-to-face talks as leaders. Both men went into the meeting not agreeing on much, except the fact that relations between their two countries are at an all-time low. We take a look back at how Putin’s relations with US presidents have evolved since he came to power.

Also, the first US state to introduce a lockdown is turning a page on the pandemic. A hugely successful vaccine campaign in California has driven down Covid-19 infections. We report on celebrations for what’s been dubbed the Grand Reopening.

Finally, it’s cicada season again in the US, a strange phenomenon that happens only once every 17 years. The insects are currently swarming certain parts of the US – particularly the capital Washington.