Obama turns to Russian diplomacy as Asia trip ends

President Barack Obama, cap a far-flung trip of varied results, said Saturday the United States is "here to stay" as a power in Asia and pivot to Russian international relations as a nuclear treaty hung in the balance.

In his concluding hours in Japan, Obama was meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as the White House knotted to surrounding up votes for ratification of a nuclear arms pact that the two leaders signed in April. The administration was contribution to add billions of dollars for modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapon store to woo Republican support.

Obama was final an Asia trip so extensive — from the growing democracies of India and Indonesia to the summit-hosting associates of South Korea and Japan — that Air Force One was head all the way approximately the globe.

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