Combining hometown pride and political muscle, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders today to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying a nation shaped by the people of the world "wants a chance to inspire it once more."
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin supervised the release of two snow leopards into a wildlife sanctuary near the southern resort of Sochi, fulfilling a pledge he made before Russia won the right to host the 2014 Olympic Games.
UPDATED 2:38 P.M. The head of NATO called today for the U.S., Russia and NATO to link their missile defense systems against potential new nuclear threats from Asia and the Middle East, saying that the old foes must forget their lingering Cold War animosity.
Officials from across Europe and the U.S. gathered in northern Poland today to mark the outbreak of World War II 70 years ago, bringing together former foes to honor the tens of millions killed in the conflict.
David Rising and Ryan Lucas
, September 01, 2009
President also talks about Supreme Court, Guantanamo
On the eve of a trip to Moscow, President Barack Obama chided Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for keeping “one foot in the old ways of doing business.” By contrast, he said Putin’s handpicked successor as president understands that Cold War behavior is outdated.
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