‘Practical work’ summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

GENEVA — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started — with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more.