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    Obama Says No Easy Answers for Crimean Crisis

    President Obama says that “the situation in Ukraine, like crises in many parts of the world, does not have easy answers nor a military solution.”

  • President Obama and Mark Rutte standing at lecterns in front of large painting (AP Images)

    Obama at the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam

    On his way to The Hague to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, President Obama pauses for a stop in Amsterdam to meet with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and tour the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national art and history museum.

  • Chinese dancers in front of Michelle Obama and daughters (AP Images)

    Mrs. Obama Tells Youth, ‘Try New Things’

    First lady Michelle Obama is on a weeklong trip to China and sharing the journey with young Americans watching from home. Accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, Obama is sharing her observations through blog and video posts on the White House website.

  • Obama at lectern (AP Images)

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russian, Crimean Officials

    The United States formally imposes economic and political sanctions against 11 Russian and Crimean officials responsible for causing the Crimean crisis.


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