President Barack Obama meets in June with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Obama is canceling plans to meet with 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 Edward Snowden, who is accused of leaking highly secretive details about National Security Agency surveillance programs. It also reflects growing U.S. frustration with Russia on several issues, including missile defense and human rights.
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published Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Already faltering, President Barack Obama's five-year effort to reboot U.S.-Russian relations finally crashed Wednesday, as the White House abruptly canceled his planned face-to-face summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.