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President Obamas 900-strong entourage includes 45 vehicles and three planes. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Belgian Stopover A Brussels Budget Buster

Securing the president’s visits to the EU and NATO summits cost host country Belgium over $10 million.

03/26/2014

At the conclusion of a joint news conference in the Netherlands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, President Obama gestured and thanked the crowd as only a single person in the audience responded with a slow, awkward clap. (Photo credit should read Freek van den Bergh/AFP/Getty Images)

Lone Person Awkwardly Slow-Claps at Conclusion of Obama Summit Remarks

At the conclusion of a joint news conference in the Netherlands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, President Obama gestured and thanked the crowd as only a single person in the audience responded with a slow, awkward clap.

03/26/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that energy cooperation would be a crucial part of a free trade deal with the EU that, if reached, would allow the 28-nation bloc to become less dependent on Russia. GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Urges EU-US Energy Cooperation To Reduce Russia’s Role

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that energy cooperation would be a crucial part of a free trade deal with the EU that, if reached, would allow the 28-nation bloc to become less dependent on Russia.

03/26/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House to deliver a statement on Ukraine prior to departing for Florida on March 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Warns New Economic Sanctions Against Russia ‘Could Be Disruptive To Global Economy’

President Barack Obama announced Thursday new sanctions against Russian officials who provide material support to Russia’s government.

03/20/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry brushed aside criticism of Obama administration Middle East policy Thursday, taking exception to assertions Washington has been too passive in the face of surging terrorism in the region.Hill. (Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Russia Against Annexing Ukraine’s Crimea

U.S. and Europe are threatening economic and political consequences if Russia does not stand down in Ukraine.

03/14/2014

NATO aircraft will fly over Poland and Romania. (Getty Images)

NATO Deploys Surveillance Planes To Ukraine Border

AWACS will fly over Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine.

03/12/2014

File photo of Parmesan cheese. (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

European Union Wants To Ban Parmesan, Feta Names On Cheese Made In US

Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.

03/11/2014

(Photo credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages)

EU Wants U.S. To Stop Using European Names For Its Cheeses

Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.

03/11/2014

55 percent of Americans tell Gallup they have a favorable view of Secretary of State John Kerry. (Getty Images)

After First Year, John Kerry Has Lower Approval Rating Than Most Recent Secretaries Of State

55 percent of Americans give the secretary of state a favorable rating.

03/08/2014

Cossacks patrol the streets in Crimea. (Getty Images)

Obama: West Won’t Let Kremlin Carve Up Ukraine

U.S pledges the Crimean Peninsula will remain part of Ukraine.

03/07/2014

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