Obama Meets With G8 at Camp David

    US President Barack Obama greets Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev upon arrival for a reception and working dinner at the Laurel Lodge during the G8 summit on May 18, 2012 at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.     AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    President Obama will continue to meet with European leaders Saturday at Camp David in a weekend of intense diplomacy. Europe’s currency crisis will be the main subject of talks at the Maryland presidential retreat Saturday before Obama heads off to Chicago, where he and NATO leaders are scheduled to hold a two-day meeting on the war in Afghanistan. Votes across Europe in the past few weeks have demonstrated an unwillingness to rely too heavily on austerity measures as a way of combating the fiscal crisis, and on Friday Obama showed he was in agreement with new French President Francois Hollande on at least some points, saying cost-cutting should be combined with a “strong growth agenda.”

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