Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ready to take on Putin

  • President Joe Biden, center, walks with European Council President Charles Michel, right, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during the United States-European Union Summit Tuesday at the European Council in Brussels. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

GENEVA — Fresh from supportive summits with allies, Joe Biden declared himself ready Tuesday to take on Russia’s Vladimir Putin in far more confrontational talks — a climactic finish to the most important week of meetings in his young presidency.