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Amid tensions, Obama, Putin put on a happy face

Amid tensions, Obama, Putin put on a happy face

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands, smiled and made small talk about the scenery on Thursday—a public exchange of pleasantries belying a tense relationship that only seems to be getting worse.

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Amid tensions, Obama, Putin put on a happy face

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shook hands, smiled and made small talk about the scenery on Thursday—a public exchange of pleasantries belying a tense relationship that only seems to be getting worse.