Obama 'disappointed' in Russia's Snowden decision
BURBANK, California (AP) - President Barack Obama says he is "disappointed" that Russia granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Mr Obama says Russia's decision reflects some of the "underlying challenges" the US has had with Russia recently.
He says that is due in part to Moscow's tendency to slip back into, in his words, a "Cold War mentality".
The US wants Russia to return Snowden to the US to face espionage charges for leaking details of government surveillance programs.