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2008-07-27 15:00:19

By Mike Dorning, Chicago Tribune Jul. 27--LONDON -- Barack Obama's audacious nine-day foreign tour offered a cascade of vivid images and a powerful speech that went a long way toward encouraging an international audience and a domestic one to envision this relative political newcomer in the role of president. The sea of 200,000 people in a Berlin park cheering Obama's call for a strengthened Atlantic alliance, prominently featured on TV at home, showcased his capacity to act as a...

2008-07-27 12:00:14

By Dan Balz The Washington Post LONDON -- By almost every measure, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's overseas tour that concluded here Saturday was a clear success, with meticulously planned and deftly executed events designed to beam back images to the United States of a politician comfortable on the world stage. What isn't measurable is whether it worked. Will a week of one- on-one meetings with foreign officials, cheering crowds, favorable and voluminous press coverage...

2008-07-27 06:00:18

By Mike Dorning, Chicago Tribune Jul. 27--LONDON -- Barack Obama's audacious nine-day foreign tour offered a cascade of vivid images and a powerful speech that went a long way toward encouraging an international audience and a domestic one to envision this relative political newcomer in the role of president. The sea of 200,000 people in a Berlin park cheering Obama's call for a strengthened Atlantic alliance, prominently featured on television at home, showcased his capacity to act as a...

2008-07-26 15:00:03

LONDON _ Heading home from an overseas trip aimed at strengthening his foreign policy credentials, Sen. Barack Obama said Saturday he's not counting on an immediate political boost and thinks it's just as likely he'll experience a short-term dip in polls simply because he's been out of the country for nine days. "The reason that I thought this trip was important was I am convinced that many of the issues that we face at home are not going to be solved as effectively unless we have strong...

2008-07-26 09:00:25

By DAVID ESPO By David Espo The Associated Press PARIS Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, nearing the end of a fast-paced international campaign trip, warned Iran on Friday, "don't wait for the next president" to take office before yielding to Western demands to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. "The pressure, I think, is only going to build," he said at a news conference as he stood beside French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Obama spent less than five hours in the French capital,...

2008-07-25 21:00:01

Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama fired back Friday after an attack by his GOP rival on Iraq war policy. Sen. John McCain, speaking Friday at the 2008 American GI Forum of the United States National Convention in Denver, said when it was time to vote to send surge troops to Iraq, he embraced the new strategy while Senator Obama made a different choice, the Arizona Republican said Friday. He not only opposed the new strategy, but actually tried to prevent us...

2008-07-25 18:00:28

PARIS _ Sen. Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy staged a joint press conference in Paris Friday that was more like a romantic comedy, with Sarkozy's enthusiasm for the Democratic presidential candidate starkly evident amid many amusing moments. The two men see eye to eye on most pressing global problems, Obama said, reiterating points he has stressed earlier this week that Iran should freeze its nuclear program and the West must win the war in Afghanistan. But it was the...

2008-07-25 18:00:14

Mideast peace talks, Iran's nuclear ambitions and climate change were discussed Friday by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in Paris. I want to say there's a tremendous convergence of views, Sarkozy said during a joint news conference through an interpreter. (And) a tremendous sense of impatience or looking forward to the great American democracy choosing its president so that (the United States and Europe) can do things together ... on climate change, on reforming...

2008-07-25 12:00:03

By Jeff Zeleny and Nicholas Kulish Senator Barack Obama stood before a sprawling sea of people here Thursday evening and issued a trans-Atlantic call for cooperation, imploring America and Europe to bridge differences and rekindle old alliances to restore global stability and security and join forces to confront existing and unforeseen threats. "If we're honest with each other, we know that sometimes, on both sides of the Atlantic, we have drifted apart and forgotten our shared destiny,"...

2008-07-25 09:00:41

By DAVID ESPO By David Espo and David Rising The Associated Press BERLIN Cheered by an enormous international crowd, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Thursday summoned Europeans and Americans together to "defeat terror and dry up the well of extremism that supports it" as surely as they conquered communism a generation ago. Obama said he was speaking as a citizen, not as a president, but the evening was awash in politics as the first-term U.S. senator sought to...


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