Global National: June 16, 2021 | Breaking down Biden and Putin’s 1st face-to-face meeting

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U.S. President Joe Biden says he did what he came to do following his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Jackson Proskow explains why, and what topics were covered in the four-hour, high-stakes meeting.

Canada’s Green Party is in turmoil, after one of three MPs ditched the party for the Liberals, stoking a bid to oust Annamie Paul as the party’s leader. As David Akin reports, Paul says those calls are based on racist, sexist and baseless allegations.

For the first time in a decade, Canada’s inflation rate has soared to new heights at 3.6 per cent. Anne Gaviola explains what this signals about the cost of living in the country.

What does a two-dose summer mean for unvaccinated kids? As Heather Yourex-West reports, until a COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 12 gets approved, that question will linger for some time.

Plus, Jamie Mauracher explains how Canada plans to deal with a nationwide nurse shortage.

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