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Putin, Obama discuss Syria conference over telephone: Kremlin
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) holds a weapon during his visit to an arms factory in Tula January 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) holds a weapon during his visit to an arms factory in Tula January 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti/Kremlin)
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MOSCOW: U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone on Tuesday, and the leaders discussed an internationally sponsored conference on Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The conference in Switzerland is due to start on Jan. 22. The United States and Russia have found themselves taking opposing sides during the three-year conflict in Syria. The Kremlin said the tone of the conversation was "businesslike and constructive".

 
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U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone on Tuesday, and the leaders discussed an internationally sponsored conference on Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement.
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