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    Obama to Visit Europe

    FILE - President Barack Obama waves as he walks towards Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington.
    FILE - President Barack Obama waves as he walks towards Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington.
    Fern Robinson
    President Barack Obama embarks Monday for a trip to Europe, with stops in Poland, Belgium and France.

    The U.S. leader's trip comes as Ukraine's government battles pro-Russian separatists. Obama will meet with Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko in Poland.

    The president also meets Wednesday and Thursday with U.S. allies in Brussels at a meeting quickly arranged after leaders decided to boycott a Group of Eight meeting that Russia is scheduled to host this week in Sochi. The boycott is in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea in March.
     
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    In France, Obama will speak Friday at Omaha Beach in Normandy for a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the allied D-Day invasion against Nazi forces in World War II.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin also will attend. No meetings are scheduled between the Russian and American presidents, but British Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet with Putin in Normandy.

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    by: Simonzee1 from: Perth WA
    June 02, 2014 7:18 AM
    Marie le Pen says that the U.S is pursuing its own interests in Ukraine. It is interesting that Syrias election will not be recognised but Ukraines is unquestionable in authority...even though much of the east did not vote. It must come down to international law again...you know...where Obama says, "They must have a different set of lawyers than us." It's the kind of International law that gives the OK to 500 million in illegal weapons being pumped into Libya by NATO..

    Have a look on your screens on boatloads of migrants going to Europe. All as a result of the actions of the U.N NATO which is led by America, France and Britain in Libya.


    by: Sami Faltas from: The Netherlands
    June 02, 2014 4:10 AM
    The countries Mr Obama will visit, Belgium, France and Poland, are not volatile at all. Most European countries are stable and peaceful. Ukraine is fragile, though. That is probably what you meant to say.

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