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Senators suggest moving G20 Summit over NSA leaker

11:21 AM, Jul 19, 2013   |    comments
A sign stands outside the National Security Administration campus on Thursday in Fort Meade, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators are urging President Barack Obama to consider a new location for the September international summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, if Moscow continues to allow NSA leaker Edward Snowden to remain in Russia.

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday that they have introduced a resolution encouraging Russia to turn Snowden over to the United States. Snowden, the American accused of leaking information about U.S. surveillance programs, has asked Russia for temporary asylum.

Earlier this week, Graham had suggested that the United States consider boycotting the Winter Olympics in Russia.

Snowden's presence in Russia has roiled already rocky U.S.-Russia relations. The White House is considering canceling a fall meeting between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

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