Obama to Skip Meeting with Putin Amid Souring U.S./Russian Relations

US President Barack Obama will miss a meeting with Russian…

US President Barack Obama will miss a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, following Russia’s decision to grant asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Obama will still attend the G20 economic talks in St Petersburg, but a White House aide said Mr Snowden’s asylum had deepened the pre-existing tension between the two countries.

The Kremlin said it was disappointed by the move and that the invitation to bilateral talks remained in force.

Read more at BBC.co.uk.

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