Putin to meet Obama on Monday
MOSCOW: President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold their first face-to-face meeting in nearly a year on Monday in New York. Officials from both countries say that the meeting comes amid tension over Russia’s military build up in Syria and its annexation of Crimea last year. The two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, a US official told. They are last reported to have spoken by phone after the Iran nuclear deal.