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Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum

Obama cancels meeting with Putin after Russia grants Snowden asylum

WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret information, the White House announced Wednesday. “Given our lack of progress on issues such as missile defense and arms control, trade and commercial relations, global security issues, and human rights and civil society in the last 12 months, we have informed the Russian government that we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda,” White House spokesman Jay Carney...

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