Obama: Europe In 'Difficult State' Because They Didn't Take Decisive Steps Like USDrawn together in this serene mountain outpost, leaders of the major industrialized nations are prodding Germany to balance its push for European fiscal austerity with doses of stimulus spending to avoid an economic calamity that could reverberate worldwide.
Obama Grapples With G-8 Leaders Over Iran, SyriaPresident Barack Obama and leaders of other major industrial powers grappled Friday with options to solidify world resolve against development of an Iranian nuclear bomb and encourage a more forceful response to worsening violence in Syria.