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Obama, Merkel to discuss Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Washington Friday for talks with President Barack Obama . The crisis in Ukraine is expected to be high on the agenda as well as Western sanctions on Russia for its involvement in unrest there.
May 2, 2014

Ukraine forces kill up to 5 separatists

Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of “consequences” if Kyiv used the army against its own people.
April 24, 2014

Obama in Brussels for talks with EU, NATO

U.S. President Barack Obama is in Brussels Wednesday for meetings with EU and NATO officials that are expected to further reinforce Western opposition to Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
March 26, 2014

2015 US budget calls for poor and middle class tax breaks

U.S. President Barack Obama is calling for new tax breaks for poor and middle-class Americans as part of his $3.9 trillion government spending proposal for 2015.
March 4, 2014

Obama: US examining steps to 'isolate Russia'

President Obama has condemned Russia saying it is on "the wrong side of history" for mobilizing forces around Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. His comments came as Russia moved troops into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula by ferry.
March 3, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Obama attacks Putin over Russia's role

US president accuses his Russian counterpart of failing to respect people’s basic freedoms in both Ukraine and Syria
Guardian: February 20, 2014

Obamas host French President at State Dinner

President Barack Obama hosted French President Francois Hollande at a state dinner filled with business leaders, political donors, and Hollywood celebrities.
February 12, 2014

Obama to promote State of the Union Goals

U.S. President Barack Obama is using a two-day, four-state tour to promote the goals he laid out Tuesday night in his State of the Union address, highlighted by a pledge to advance his economic agenda, even without Congressional support.
January 29, 2014

Obama calls for action on 'profoundly unequal' economy

President Barack Obama has called for action to remedy what he described as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
BBC: December 5, 2013

Obama willing to work with Iran, but Congress is not: expert

As Secretary of State John Kerry works overseas to try to find an agreement on the Iran's nuclear ambitions, his efforts may be stymied by lawmakers back home.
The Voice of Russia: November 14, 2013