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Obama scraps planned Putin summit after Snowden leaks

• Yahoo! News blog

President Barack Obama has decided to cancel a planned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the aftermath of Moscow’s decision to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

“Following a careful review begun in July, we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.


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