Obama agrees to meet Putin after 'repeated requests'

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and US President Barack Obama are seen arriving at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in 2014US President Barack Obama appeared to pause a two-year effort to isolate Vladimir Putin Thursday, agreeing to what the White House said were “repeated requests” for a meeting. The Kremlin and White House said the two leaders will have their first formal meeting in two years on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, although they gave differing views as to whether the talks will center around Syria or Ukraine.

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