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Obama, Putin Discuss Syria Cease-fire at G-20 in Hangzhou, China

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msnbc articleThe following is an excerpt from ALASTAIR JAMIESON and ANDY ECKARDT | September 5, 2016 | msnbc.com |

President Barack Obama held "businesslike" talks with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of his final G-20 summit Monday, urging progress on a Syria cease-fire and warning against "wild west" hacking wars.

The U.S. president shook hands with his Russian counterpart in front of cameras in Hangzhou, China, before sitting down for 90-minute discussions that Obama later described as "constructive but not conclusive."

"Typically the tone of our meetings is candid, blunt ... businesslike — and this was no different," Obama told a press conference after the talks.

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