* Russia gives asylum to intelligence leaker Snowden. In retaliation, Barack Obama cancels a meeting with Putin.
* Mexico releases
from prison a drug lord who ordered the killing of an American drug agent. U.S.
officials are "outraged."
* While Barack
Obama says al Qaeda is "decimated," they were involved in the
Benghazi attacks and are said to be stronger than ever.
seem to have the same influence with other countries