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The Fastest Meeting in G20 History

Obama and Putin may have set a new record.

Sep. 5, 2013

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama paused for a pretentious handshake at the G20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. It may have set a record for the fastest meeting between major feuding heads of state in G20 history – 15 seconds. Obama’s spokesman announced, “We have nothing formally scheduled with President Putin in terms of a bilateral meeting.” Putin beamed with that “cat that ate the canary” smile.

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