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    Obama Arrives in Estonia for Talks

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07:  U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn after returning to the White House after a daytrip to Michigan February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled to Michigan where he signed the $965 billion Agriculture Act of 2014 into law.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images),WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House August 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on various topics including possible action against ISIL and immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images),WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07:  U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn after returning to the White House after a daytrip to Michigan February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled to Michigan where he signed the $965 billion Agriculture Act of 2014 into law.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    President Obama has landed in Estonia on a trip designed to send a message to Russia, reassure America’s Baltic allies, and remind the world that the Baltic states are now part of NATO. The president is to hold talks in the Estonian capital, Talinn, with the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. His trip comes amid a growing rift between the U.S. and its allies and Russia, which are at odds over Moscow’s expanding involvement in a separatist war in Ukraine, accompanied by rising belligerence by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Obama will next attend a NATO summit that’s expected to back plans for a rapid-response force that could be deployed within 48 hours.

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