In Italy, President Obama Turns To Climate, Pope, G-8

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

President Barack Obama is in Italy for a three-day summit with world leaders.

Topics will include climate change, world hunger and Iran's nuclear ambitions. But the White House is tempering expectations that the meetings will produce hard and fast agreements.

One aide says while leaders will exchange views on the catatonic economy, he doesn't expect they'll walk away with concrete results.

The attendees, which include the Group of Eight, will discuss ways to slow the release of greenhouse gases. The G-8 drafted a statement embracing the target of limiting the rise in average planetary temperatures.

The White House hasn't disputed reports the president is ready to endorse that goal.

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