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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Obama Calls Kremlin

U.S. President Barack Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev confirmed their interest in improving ties between their countries in a telephone conversation Monday, Interfax reported.

Medvedev told Obama that their two countries faced a common mission -- to tackle the global financial crisis.

Obama also called German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.