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Americas News Agenda for April 22

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday: + Obama heads to Asia + Colombia pays tribute to Garcia Marquez WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama leaves for Asia on a tour that will take him to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. Picture. Video. (US-POLITICS-DIPLOMACY-ASIA)

In Seoul, Obama to mourn victims of ferry sinking

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 21 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will spend much time and effort expressing sympathy over the loss of people in a tragic ferry sinking when he visits Seoul later this week, a White House official said Monday. "I can certainly expect that this will be a big part of his trip," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, told reporters. "I'm sure the president will want to find a way to express to those families and to the people of the Republic of Korea how much we support them in this difficult time."

In Seoul, Obama to mourn victims of ferry sinking

By Lee Chi-dong WASHINGTON, April 21 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will spend much time and effort expressing sympathy over the loss of people in a tragic ferry sinking when he visits Seoul later this week, a White House official said Monday. "I can certainly expect that this will be a big part of his trip," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, told reporters. "I'm sure the president will want to find a way to express to those families and to the people of the Republic of Korea how much we support them in this difficult time."

Americas News Agenda for April 21

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Monday: + Boston stages marathon a year after attacks + US vice president heads to Ukraine + Mexico holds Garcia Marquez tribute BOSTON: Some 36,000 people are to compete in the Boston Marathon amid tight security, a year after bomb attacks killed three people. As of 1250 GMT. Picture. Video (ATHLETICS-USA-MARATHON-BOSTON-ATTACKS)

Abe to ask Obama to boost shale gas exports to Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to ask U.S. President Barack Obama during their upcoming talks in Tokyo to boost U.S. shale gas exports to Japan, a government source said Sunday. Japan views the new and abundant source of natural gas as key to cutting fuel procurement costs and is aiming to ensure stable supplies from the United States, according to the source.

Abe to ask Obama to boost shale gas exports to Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to ask U.S. President Barack Obama during their upcoming talks in Tokyo to boost U.S. shale gas exports to Japan, a government source said Sunday. Japan views the new and abundant source of natural gas as key to cutting fuel procurement costs and is aiming to ensure stable supplies from the United States, according to the source.

Japan PM talks to U.S. Vice President Biden about Ukraine, trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by telephone to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on topics including the situation in Ukraine and trade negotiations, an Obama administration official said. U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but that Washington and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Moscow if the situation fails to improve.

Obama not sure if Ukraine deal will work

US President Barack Obama said a deal Thursday to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine was a "glimmer of hope" but cautioned he could not be sure if Russia would live up to it. Obama, in a careful response to the apparent breakthrough in Geneva, said he was coordinating with leaders in Europe about further sanctions against Moscow if progress was not evident within days.

First lady says a high school diploma is not enough, tours Howard U. campus with students

WASHINGTON - It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation. The first lady told a group of students Thursday that a high school diploma is not enough in today's global economy. "No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough," Mrs. Obama told the crowd. "You have got to go to college or get some kind of professional training."

Obama to hold press conference, set to address Ukraine: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold a press conference at the White House on Thursday and will be prepared to answer questions about the situation in Ukraine, a White House aide said. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes announced the news in a Twitter post. (Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Eric Beech)
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