US and Russ-ssssh-ia not on speaking terms: The 5 Minute Debrief
1. Obama gives Putin the silent treatment
Talks due to be held next month between Russia and the United States have been postponed by President Obama following the Russian government's decision to grant asylum to ex-NSA "intelligence leaker" Edward Snowden. While the Obama administration have not made specific mention of Snowden as the cause, a statement made by the President a day earlier made clear that he was "disappointed" in Russia's decision. According to the White House there has b...
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