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Breaking News Headlines: G-8 and Beyond: The World According to Obama

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Laden with foreign challenges, President Barack Obama is welcoming Iran's election results, taking the temperature of China's new leader and acknowledging that nations routinely spy on each other, all the while navigating difficult terrain with allies and Russia over Syria. For Obama, who would much rather be influencing domestic policy at this point in his second term, the issues currently defining his presidency center on his international relations and, by extension, how he deals with threats to U.S. security. General Keith Alexander, the-director-of-the-U.S.-National Security Agency said-that-the NSA's data gathering-programs-had-prevented potential terrorist attacks more than 50 times since September 11, 2001. Pakistan's equivalent of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate has been destroyed by militants.The attack on the 111-year-old Ziarat Residency --- which is one of the country's most revered architectural landmarks and considered a final resting place of Pakistan's founder -- has sparked widespread outrage.

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