Obama to hold private talks with Chinese, French presidents in Russia
STOCKHOLM (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande.
The meetings are on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mr Obama arrives in Russia on Thursday after spending Wednesday in Stockholm.
The White House says there are no plans for Mr Obama to meet formally with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the two will have opportunities to speak at G-20 meetings.
Mr Obama was planning to meet with Mr Putin in Moscow ahead of the G-20, but he cancelled the meeting after Russia granted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden asylum.