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Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders.
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In year of diplomatic wins, Obama still dogged by Syria

NEW YORK - In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis. Obama arrived for his annual trip to the United Nations this week eager to tout the restoration of U.S.
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Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

WASHINGTON - Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments.
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Gulf leaders gather in Washington to push Obama on Iran

WASHINGTON - Gulf nation leaders joined President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday to warn of the risks of completing a nuclear deal with Iran. Obama was seeking to convince his counterparts of the potential benefits for the region.
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Nations jockey for Arctic position

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.
Bush's new Iraq plan contains old elements

President Bush's new plan for Iraq sounds a lot like his old one. Send in more troops, set goals for the Iraqi government and assure Americans it's better to wage war there than here.
Europe's bad mood: Does Obama need to worry?

WASHINGTON - The elections that drove Nicolas Sarkozy out of power in France and left Greece scrambling to build a coalition government pose a financial threat to the United States that could undermine President Barack Obama's efforts to cast himself as the agent of a U.S. economic revival.
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Worrisome words for oil industry, and Alaska

Despite improving energy production, or perhaps because of it, the United States needs to take some bold steps to improve its energy future, the Juneau World Affairs Council was told last week.
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World Affairs Council sponsors Joe Montville

JUNEAU - The Juneau World Affairs Council is sponsoring Joe Montville to speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.


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