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Obama cancels Putin summit

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WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has decided to put off a Moscow summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said Wednesday, citing a lack of progress in relations and 'disappointment' over the Edward Snowden affair. 

Obama talked about the souring relationship with Moscow in a talk show interview late Tuesday, accusing the Russians of slipping back "into a Cold War mentality."

In a statement, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that while the United States valued what had been accomplished with Russia in Obama's first term, there had not been enough progress to warrant a summit.

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