Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian troops during his visit to the front line in the eastern Damascus district of Jobar, Syria. The country has already been shattered by more than four years of civil war, and with no solution in sight some players on the ground and observers outside have concluded its fate will be to break up along sectarian or regional lines, in a best-case scenario, tenuously held together by a less centralized state. (SANA via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.