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Obama to Visit Russia, Italy, Ghana

The White House announced Saturday that U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Russia, Italy and Ghana in July.

Mr. Obama will visit Moscow from July 6 to 8 for meetings with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The two leaders are expected to talk about ways to reduce the stockpile of nuclear weapons, cooperate on nonproliferation and resolve differences over a U.S. planned missile defense system in central Europe.

The president will travel to L'Aquila, Italy to attend a G-8 summit of industrialized nations from July 8 to 10. President Obama and world leaders are expected to discuss the economy, energy, and climate change.

Mr. Obama will then travel to the sub-Saharan African country of Ghana, where he will visit the city of Accra on July 10 and 11. Mr. Obama will meet with Ghanaian President John Atta-Mills to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.