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Obama cancels meeting with Russia’s Putin over Snowden asylum

By Reuters
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:39 EDT
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is cancelling his planned meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled for next month in Moscow, an administration official said on Wednesday.

The Obama administration has repeatedly expressed disappointment after Moscow granted asylum to former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, rejecting U.S. pleas to hand him over to face espionage charges.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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