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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Obama and Putin tried to negotiate a cease-fire for Syria at the G-20. It didn't work

Obama and Putin tried to negotiate a cease-fire for Syria at the G-20. It didn't work

President Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible cease-fire terms in Syria, but came away empty-handed.

Obama said "gaps of trust" prevented the negotiations from succeeding.

We haven't yet closed the gaps in a way where we think it would actually work.
President Obama

However, Obama said he and Putin would continue negotiations.

The discussions took place during the G-20 summit in Huangzhou, China, which wrapped up Monday by endorsing free trade and promoting innovation in a joint statement.

The summit has been marked by confusion and tension with the U.S., as Obama was the only world leader who did not have a red carpet waiting for him upon arrival. Tensions flared as Chinese officials would not let journalists film Obama arriving

Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?
Vladimir Putin, on the DNC email hack

Obama also reportedly discussed cybersecurity with Putin, according to USA Today. That's been a sore spot lately, with Russia accused of being involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee and sparking allegations that it's trying to influence the 2016 election. 

Meanwhile at the same summit, North Korea fired three missiles of its east coast. 

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