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(2 Aug 2012) STORYLINE:
British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks in London on Thursday and acknowledged that things are guaranteed to come to blows. Judo blows, that is.
The two leaders, who have squared off over the world's response to the violence in Syria, held discussions at Cameron's official residence - 10 Downing Street - before heading in separate cars to the London Olympics to see judo matches, the Russian leader's beloved sport.
The visit by Putin, an honorary president of the International Judo Federation, is his first to Britain since he was reinstalled as Russia's chief in May.
It follows a meeting with Cameron on the sidelines of May's G-20 meeting in Mexico.
Cameron pushed Putin over Russia's refusal to back a tough new United Nations resolution that tries to halt the violence in Syria between President Bashar Assad's regime and anti-government rebels. 
Britain called the decision by Russia and China to veto a resolution two weeks ago "inexcusable and indefensible".
While no breakthroughs had been expected, Putin said the two leaders had noted the fact that there are some things they agree on.
Cameron said that despite the differences, both nations wanted to see an end to the bloodshed in Syria.
The British leader said foreign ministers from both nations would work on findings a solution to the Syria crisis.



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