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Obama, Putin meet; 1st time since Ukraine crisis

 After keeping his distance in an awkward diplomatic dance, President Barack Obama came together with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a brief discussion on Ukraine, face to face for the first time since the crisis over Ukraine erupted earlier this year. The roughly 15-minute conversation on the sidelines of a lunch for world leaders

For the G-7, Putin is the man not coming to dinner

He’s been disinvited and the meeting location abruptly switched out of his country. But Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the topic of conversation anyway when President Obama and the rest of the G-7 leaders get together over dinner here Wednesday. “I don’t see what else could dominate the agenda,” said Vivien Pertusot, head of