| President Barack Obama slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin, Friday for his strategy in Syria, saying his support for the Assad regime does not act in the interest of the majority of the Syrian people.
| Hopes of a lasting peace between China and the US over cybersecurity were fading in Washington ahead of a crunch dinner between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping on Thursday that is aimed at smoothing out their growing tensions.
| President Barack Obama will mark the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Thursday with a late-afternoon speech in New Orleans crediting the city's rebirth to its residents, local government and corporate leaders working together "to life up their communities and build back in ways that make them more innovative and positioned for economic growth," according to the White House schedule.
| Welcoming Japan's Prime Minister to Washington, President Obama took Shinzo Abe to the Lincoln Memorial Monday. Obama played tour guide, leading Abe into the memorial where they examined the Gettysburg Address sketched into the marble walls.
| President Barack Obama held up U.S-Irish ties on St. Patrick's Day as proof of America's immigrant-friendly tradition, as he and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny urged Congress to follow their lead on immigration.