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June 8, 2015 9:31 am

Obama Confers Over Mideast Policy Challenges on Sidelines of G7 Summit

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President Obama is trying to convince European leaders not to waver on sanctions against Russia. Photo: Screenshot.

President Obama is trying to convince European leaders not to waver on sanctions against Russia. Photo: Screenshot.

President Barack Obama was huddling with allies Monday on the sidelines of an international summit to address pressing Mideast problems while trying to convince European leaders not to waver on sanctions against Russia in the face of fresh violence in Ukraine.

Obama came to the final day of the Group of Seven summit under the strain of an intimidating list of global pressures and little signs of movement to address them among the world’s largest industrial democracies. Climate change and terrorism topped the official agenda, but leaders also grappled with Russia’s aggressive moves on Ukraine, an upcoming nuclear deadline with Iran, tenuous trade pact politics and an impasse over Greece’s international bailout.

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