G-20 Protesters
November 11th, 2010
02:21 AM ET

G-20 Protesters

CNN photojournalist Mark Walz sends in these pictures from protests at the G-20 meeting in Seoul, South Korea.


Topics: Asia • G-20 • South Korea • The Visuals
Obama arrives in South Korea
November 10th, 2010
09:17 AM ET

Obama arrives in South Korea

(CNN) - President Obama arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, where the leaders of top global economies will convene at the G-20 summit to try to stabilize the world's financial markets.

Obama left Indonesia hours early, because volcanic ash from Mount Merapi could have grounded Air Force One, administration officials said.

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Topics: Asia • G-20 • South Korea • The News
Let the G-20 begin
November 10th, 2010
09:05 AM ET

Let the G-20 begin

We finally made it to Seoul, South Korea and it's time for the G-20 meetings to begin. Tomorrow the President will attend a Veteran's Day event at the Yongsan Garrison Army Base. Later he holds a joint press conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. After several bilateral meetings the President ends the day by attending a G-20 leader's dinner at the National Museum.


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Israelis slam Obama statement on Jerusalem
November 9th, 2010
02:30 PM ET

Israelis slam Obama statement on Jerusalem

By the CNN Wire Staff

Jerusalem (CNN) - President Barack Obama's disappointment over Israel's plans for new housing in east Jerusalem has drawn criticism from the prime minister's office and the country's settler council.

Appearing before reporters in Indonesia on the second leg of his Asian trip, Obama was asked whether "Israel's advanced planning for more than a thousand new homes in Jerusalem" undermines his peace efforts and trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

For the complete story, go to CNN World.


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November 8th, 2010
10:20 PM ET

Indonesia: Obama's boyhood friends

Washington (CNN) - Earlier this year, Suzanne Malveaux traveled to Indonesia and met some of President Obama's boyhood friends.

Get a peek at what President Obama's childhood was like.


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November 8th, 2010
03:15 AM ET

Schedule of the President Monday, November 8, 2010

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will participate in an official arrival ceremony, followed by a wreath laying ceremony in New Delhi, India. Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting and an expanded bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Singh.  He will then drop by a business leaders luncheon.

The President will hold a joint press conference with Prime Minister Singh.  In the afternoon, he will meet with separately with Vice President Ansari, Opposition Leader Swaraj, and Sonia Gandhi.  Later, the President will deliver a speech to Parliament.  In the evening, the President and the First Lady will meet with President Patil and then attend a state dinner.

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November 5th, 2010
05:06 PM ET

President's Schedule in India – Saturday, November 6, 2010

In the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will land in Mumbai, India.  Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will view the 26/11 memorial at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel. The President will then deliver remarks commemorating the 26/11 attacks.  The President and the First Lady will then visit the Mani Bhavan Ghandi Museum.  The President will then meet with entrepreneurs at the Trident Nariman Point Hotel.  The President will then meet with CEO’s from India and the United States.  In the late afternoon, the President will deliver remarks to the USIBC Business Summit at the Trident Nariman Point Hotel.

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Obama seeks new partnership with India
November 5th, 2010
04:44 PM ET

Obama seeks new partnership with India

MUMBAI, India (CNN) - After a shellacking back home, what better way to get some peace and tranquility than for President Obama to visit this city's famed Gandhi Museum?

The three-story home where Mahatma Gandhi once lived is a shrine to his peaceful resistance movement, with historic photos and posters as well as a library with about 50,000 Gandhi-related works.

For the complete story, go to CNN Politics.


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White House disputes cost of Asia trip
November 5th, 2010
01:34 PM ET

White House disputes cost of Asia trip

Washington (CNN) Presidential travel overseas can be expensive, but $200 million dollars a day? Not quite.

A report from the Press Trust of India citing an unnamed source inside the Indian government claimed President Obama's trip to India beginning Friday is costing American taxpayers $200 million dollars a day. The report was picked up Thursday by radio talk-show hosts, conservative blogs, and repeated by Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann on CNN, creating a wave of criticism about Mr. Obama's ten-day Asia trip, even before he crossed the Atlantic.

Citing security concerns, the White House won’t tell us how much the trip is going cost but they said the report is flat wrong.

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