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  • Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Worried about Moscow's intentions, President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from the border with Ukraine during an hourlong phone call Friday. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine's government...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama meets Your Holiness

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element to it. A metal support holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift — a chest of seeds from the White House garden — twice crashed onto...

  • Vatican: Obama talks included birth control

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Catholic Church's objection to a contraception requirement under the Affordable Care Act was raised during President Barack Obama's visit. The Vatican says other areas of discussion during Obama's historic visit included abortion, immigration reform,...

  • Poll: Ukraine crisis hurts Obama approval ratings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He's getting low marks for handling Russia's swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job, according to a...

  • Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow. From early in his presidency, Obama has engaged Russia to help achieve...

  • Obama honors American WWI dead at Flanders Field

    WAREGEM, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Wesley Creech could no longer hide the darkness of his thoughts as he longed for his wife Carzetta and 5-month-old daughter Marie: "If I never see you and Marie any more in this life I hope to meet you in a Better Place," he wrote in a letter on Aug. 24, 1918 —...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama praises art backdrop

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Forget about the White House East Room. President Barack Obama says a famous Dutch art work provided one of the best settings ever for one of his statements to the media. Towering behind him as he spoke at the Rijksmuseum, the recently renovated Dutch national art house, was...

  • Obama tries to rally world to isolate Russia

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — President Barack Obama gathered with world leaders in a day of delicate diplomacy, as he sought to rally the international community Monday around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine. Nuclear terrorism was the official topic as Obama...

  • Romney slams Obama for 'faulty judgment' on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow's intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Obama didn't have the...

  • Foundation unveils vision for future Obama library

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Want your city, university or nonprofit group to be chosen to host President Barack Obama's presidential library? Now's the time to get started. The foundation that will develop and choose the site for Obama's future library asked interested parties Thursday to submit their...

  • Obama to speak at Mass high school, UC Irvine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at the graduation ceremony at Worcester Technical High School in June. The White House says Obama will travel to Worcester, Mass., to deliver the commencement address on June 11 because Worcester Tech has boosted its graduation rate and put...

  • Obama: Nuke deal can open opportunities for Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a nuclear agreement with Iran can open up "new possibilities and prosperity" for the Iranian people. Even as negotiations on the accord continued, the Obama administration issued an order Thursday allowing U.S. academic institutions to operate...

  • Analysis: Putin tests Obama's foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, Russia's aggressive annexation of Crimea is testing central tenets of his foreign policy philosophy: his belief in the power of direct diplomacy, his preference for using economic sanctions as punishment and his inclination to proceed cautiously in...

  • Obama arguing for women's educational opportunity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing that women need better educational opportunities as he raises political money in Florida. Obama has been focusing on women's economic issues in this midterm election year and plans to focus on higher education in a visit Thursday to...

  • Obama: US military not getting involved in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ruling out use of the U.S. military in the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine. Obama says nobody wants to "trigger an actual war with Russia" because that would serve no one's interests. He said the U.S. and its allies will continue to turn up...



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