Obama to meet Putin during G20 summit in St Petersburg

President Barack Obama will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in some fashion during the G20 summit in St Petersburg, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.


Obama and Putin have been at odds over Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to Edward Snowden.  In protest at this step and other differences, Obama recently canceled Moscow talks that had been planned with Putin ahead of the G20 summit. But Carney made clear the two leaders would meet in some way in St Petersburg since Putin is hosting the summit. (Reuters)