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Kenyans and Ethiopians welcome Obama with open arms

Obama's Kenyan paternal family background made his presence in the country as much a homecoming as a state visit.

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Congress members call on Obama to rescind Venezuela sanctions

Sixteen Democratic members have called on Obama to withdraw sanctions on seven Venezuelan government officials.

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Okinawa mayor appeals to Americans to help stop military base

The mayor of Nago City, Okinawa, wants Americans to help him stop construction of a U.S. military base in his small city. He traveled to the U.S. last week to make his case.

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Obama, Francis find common ground on income inequality

The two discussed the plight of the poor as well as regions of conflict and the elusive nature of peace around the world.

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Obama-Castro handshake has meaning

Attending a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. The encounter was surely revealing about the past, and maybe about the future.

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So far, Obama resists pressure to attack Syria

The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Hemispheric leaders divided on drug policy, Cuba

President Obama attended the sixth Summit of the Americas over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, where he and regional leaders wrestled over a range of politically sensitive issues.

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U.S. and Korea implement free trade agreement

A long-awaited and controversial trade pact between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea came into effect on March 15.

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Obama's dangerous Asia "pivot"

The Obama administration is in the middle of a major shift  a "strategic pivot" says the Oval Office, in two regions of the world: Asia and Africa.

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