US & Russia hold Snowden talks

The Russian and US security agencies are in talks over the fate of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, A spokesman for Vladimir Putin has said the Russian president does not want to harm relations between the two nations.

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Putin 'determined not to hurt US ties' over Snowden

Vladimir Putin, pictured left, is determined not to let the situation with Edward Snowden harm relations. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA

Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined not to allow the dispute over Edward Snowden to harm relations between Russia and the US, according to the President's spokesman.

"The head of state has expressed strong determination not to allow this," Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "I have no doubt that this will be the case, no matter how the situation develops."

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