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  • 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...

  • Obama aide: 'Possible' Russia could enter Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide says it's possible that Russia could invade eastern Ukraine, and even U.S. military assistance would be unlikely to prevent it. Deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken says Russia seems to be trying intimidate Ukrainians by massing thousands of...

  • US first lady praised for style, warmth in China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama brought the importance of education to the foreground on Sunday on the third day of a visit to China, where she has won praise for her approachability and admiration for her comments supporting freedom of speech. Mrs. Obama, traveling with her two...

  • US first lady hosts education roundtable in China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where she was if her parents hadn't pushed for her to get a good education. Mrs. Obama made her comments before hosting a discussion about education on the...

  • US first lady meets Chinese president Xi and wife

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, the first day of her weeklong visit to China, in a sign that the leaders of the world's two largest economies are seeking to build stronger bonds. The formal meeting between Mrs. Obama and Xi, in...

  • Obama using powers of persuasion to advance agenda

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Reagan used to say the nine most terrifying words in the English language were: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." President Barack Obama is offering Americans his own twist on that message: He's from the government and he needs your help. The president...

  • US first lady visits Beijing school

    BEIJING (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy Friday during a visit to a high school in Beijing at the start of a weeklong visit to China aimed at promoting education and person-to-person exchanges. Obama was joined by Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese...



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