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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:17 am

MSN News:

President Barack Obama has canceled a planned meeting in Moscow with Russia's President Vladimir Putin - a diplomatic snub that follows tensions over NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

The mini-summit had been scheduled for early September, days before the G-20 meeting of world economic leaders in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Obama still plans to attend the main G-20 summit.

Authorities in Moscow last week granted temporary asylum to Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. authorities for leaking classified intelligence information to newspapers.

That decision infuriated Washington. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called on the U.S. "to fundamentally rethink our relationship with Putin's Russia."

For more, visit: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/07/19912184-obama-cancels-meeting-with-putin-amid-russia-tensions?lite

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