Obama to face off against Putin

September 25, 2015 7:34 AM

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Obama to face off against Putin

The US president will end a year of silence and meet with the Russian leader next week amid tensions over Syria and Ukraine.

After a vigorous internal administration debate, President Barack Obama has decided there is little to lose by ending a diplomatic freeze-out and agreeing to a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the United Nations in New York City next week.

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