A pause in ties

Print edition : September 06, 2013

President Barack Obama with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 summit at the Lough Erne resort near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland on June 17. Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP

Edward Snowden, third right, as he leaves Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow with his Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, second right, on August 1. Photo: AP

U.S.-Russia relations are put in “cold storage” after Barack Obama cancels his summit with Vladimir Putin over the granting of asylum to whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
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