Snowden fallout: Obama snubs Putin, cancels plans to meet Russian president

Source: TOI

LOS ANGELES: President Barack Obama is cancelling plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month — a rare diplomatic snub.

The move is retribution for Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. It also reflects growing US frustration with Russia on several other issues, including missile defense and human rights.

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