Obama aims to define his global leadership

2016-09-17 22:00
(Carolyn Kaster, AP)

(Carolyn Kaster, AP)

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Washington - President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the UN General Assembly this coming week.

Obama's address to the annual gathering of heads of state on Tuesday is one of his last major appearances on the world stage. His challenge is to cast the past eight years as ones of overall progress...without glossing over the problems that have eluded his diplomacy. Among those problems are Syria and North Korea.

While in New York for the UN gathering, Obama also plans to host a summit on refugees and to attend a US-Africa forum. He'll also raise money for Democrats and meet the leaders of Iraq, Nigeria and Colombia.

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