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Obama in Russia Meeting with World Leaders at G-20 Summit

President Obama is in Russia, meeting with other world leaders at the G-20 Summit.
President Obama is in Russia, meeting with other world leaders at the G-20 Summit. While global growth is the main focus, Syria remains on everyone's mind.

Syria, Edward Snowden, gay rights, all adding ice cubes to the chilly relationship between the US and Russia.  While the handshake didn't exactly scream "from Russia with love", the world was watching this public display of affection between President Obama and President Vladimir Putin.  Obama, walking down to Putin's turf in St. Petersburg for the G-20 Summit.

The agenda was the global economy but looming was Syria.

"I think our joint recognition that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is not only a tragedy but also a violation of international law that must be addressed.

Putin's government is not ready to say the Syrian Regime used poison gas on it's own people.

"We all need a convincing and legitimate evidence or proof."

Obama aides say he will try to persuade allies as he still look for more allies in Congress.

"I still have many questions about the wisdom of the President's action."

Meanwhile, will there be more handshakes?  Obama officials say Obama and Putin could meet on the margins though nothing's officially scheduled.  It's their first time together since Putin tweeted the US, granting temporary asylum to admitted NSA leader Edward Snowden.  Perhaps a tweet back? 

Obama will meet with gay rights activists during his trip as Putin faces international criticism for signing into law a measure that bars the public discussion of gay issues near children.

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