Obama Heads Into the Lion's Den in Russia

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading into the lion's den of Russia. He's confronting Syria's key patron as well as foreign leaders skeptical of his call for an international military strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Obama's two-day visit to the Group of 20 economic summit puts him in the same country as Edward Snowden for the first time since the American fugitive fled to Moscow earlier this year. Both Syria and Snowden are sore points in an already strained U.S.-Russian relationship.

The White House says Obama won't meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Instead, Obama will meet with the leaders of France, China and Japan.

In a series of working sessions in St. Petersburg, leaders will concentrate on issues such as growth, jobs and coordinated monetary policy.

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