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U.S., Allies Focus on North Korea at Nuclear Summit

April 1, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama called for the U.S. and its allies to stand together against the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea, as more than 50 world leaders gathered here for a two-day summit focused on stopping nuclear proliferation.
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Obama to Host Summit on Global Nuclear Concerns

March 30, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
World leaders are scheduled to gather here Thursday for a two-day summit hosted by President Barack Obama that will focus on global nuclear concerns, particularly the potential for a terrorist organization to obtain nuclear materials and the growing threat of North Korea.
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Obama's record on foreign policy is incomplete

March 28, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
President Obama wanted last week's headlines to focus on a U.S. diplomatic triumph, his opening of a new relationship with Cuba. But his upbeat moment in Havana was eclipsed by terrorist bombs in Brussels and fears of more attacks to come. That turn of events captured, in an instant, Obama's foreign policy record: success in diplomacy, frustration at war.

Terror Attack in Brussels, Obama's historic trip to Cuba and Republicans coalesce around Cruz

March 25, 2016
After attacks in Brussels, the United States renewed its fight against the Islamic State.
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For Obama, Muted Reaction to Brussels Attacks Is by Design

March 24, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
In the aftermath of a deadly terror attack that stirred Americans’ concerns about the potential for threats to the U.S., President Barack Obama pressed ahead with his tour of Latin America, including a planned family excursion in Patagonia.
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Obama Praises And Challenges Cubans In Speech In Havana

March 23, 2016
Tom Gjelten | NPR
President Obama's speech to the Cuban people, delivered live from the Gran Teatro in Havana, presented both a risk and an opportunity. He did not want to suggest any endorsement of a system that for more than 50 years has been associated with the suppression of democratic freedoms and human rights. On the other hand, with Raul Castro listening intently from his front row seat in the balcony and Cubans across the island watching on their televisions, Obama was in a position to deliver a message no previous U.S. president could have managed, one that could help heal the long break between the countries.
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