Putin puts a shawl on Peng Liyuan, wife of Xi, as the Chinese leader talks to Obama, in Beijing. (AP)
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They also discussed the fast-approaching deadline in nuclear talks with Iran, in which the U.S. and Russia find themselves on the same negotiating team.Unlike at some of their past meetings, Obama and Putin kept their deep-seated policy disagreements behind the scenes. Putin said in Obama's direction.Neither the White House nor the Kremlin offered much in the way of detail about the policy conversations Obama and Putin had on the sidelines of the summit.For Obama and Putin, awkward encounters at international gatherings have become almost expected.During a formal meeting last year during a summit in Northern Ireland, Putin slumped in his chair and sat stone-faced as Obama tried to joke about the Russian leader's athletic ability.
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