US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Obama cancels Putin meeting over Snowden asylum

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's decision to grant asylum to intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said.

But Mr Obama will still attend the G20 economic talks in St Petersburg.

A White House aide said Mr Snowden's asylum case had deepened the pre-existing tension between the two countries.

Kim Ghattas reports.

  • 07 Aug 2013
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