Edward Snowden

Snowden's Travels Not Helping US Relations With China and Russia

Obama had hoped to improve relations during his presidency

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WASHINGTON (AP)—For President Barack Obama, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's globe-trotting evasion of U.S. authorities has dealt a startling setback to efforts to strengthen ties with China and raised the prospect of worsening tensions with Russia.

Indeed, Russia's foreign minister on Tuesday called U.S. demands for Snowden's extradition "ungrounded and unacceptable."