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"Valkommen!": Obama welcomes Nordic leaders to White House

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 01:16

U.S. President Barack Obama treats the leaders of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland to the pomp of a White House state visit, a summit where Russia's military aggression tops the agenda. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The leaders of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland were treated to the pomp of a White House state visit on Friday, a summit where Russia's military aggression will top the agenda. President Barack Obama welcomed the leaders for talks focused on pressing global security issues, including the crisis in Syria and Iraq that has led to a flood to migrants in Europe. Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014 alarmed Russia's Nordic and Baltic neighbors. With NATO considering ways to try to deter further Russian aggression, the White House wants to show support for its northern European allies. The visit will culminate in a star-studded state dinner in a tent with a transparent ceiling, with lighting, flowers and ice sculptures evoking the northern lights.

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"Valkommen!": Obama welcomes Nordic leaders to White House

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 01:16