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Obama: no need yet for more U.S. military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday Ukraine did not need additional military assistance to help fight insurgents in the eastern part of the country but a Russian invasion would raise “a different set of questions.”

Obama’s comments came after NATO said on Wednesday Russia had massed some 20,000 troops on Ukraine’s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade.

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Aug 6, 2014

Shadowed by Bush, Obama seeks Africa legacy makeover

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When President Barack Obama made his first extended trip to Africa last year as the world’s most powerful leader, he tried to assuage a continent largely disappointed in its famous favorite son.

The first African-American president, Obama had given scant focus to his father’s ancestral home, drawing unflattering comparisons with George W. Bush, whose efforts to fight HIV/AIDS made him a hero on the continent.

Aug 6, 2014

Analysis – Shadowed by Bush, Obama seeks Africa legacy makeover

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When President Barack Obama made his first extended trip to Africa last year as the world’s most powerful leader, he tried to assuage a continent largely disappointed in its famous favourite son.

The first African-American president, Obama had given scant focus to his father’s ancestral home, drawing unflattering comparisons with George W. Bush, whose efforts to fight HIV/AIDS made him a hero on the continent.

Aug 6, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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