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#singapore news: Obama has European 'bounce' in his step: WARSAW: US President Barack Obama left Europe Saturday...

WARSAW: US President Barack Obama left Europe Saturday telling Americans that despite budget-busting economic blight, they must not cede their role as a promoter and guarantor of global freedom. Obama ended a six-day tour of Ireland, Britain, France and Poland, reflecting on modern Europe's historic political torment and subsequent rise, and its lessons for the turmoil ripping across the Arab world. Along the way, he sipped a pint of Guinness, met an Irish eighth cousin, went head-to-head with world leaders, basked in Britain's royal pageantry and hailed Solidarity pioneers, in a trip that reinvigorated US Europe policy. Obama said veterans of the country's revolt against communism and those scarred by the North Ireland peace process had made it clear American leadership was vital. "It solidifies, it fortifies peoples' impulses that change is possible," Obama remarked in P...

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