Newly elected French President Francois Hollande is meeting with President Obama at the White House and bringing along his companion, Valerie Trierweiler. The idea of a ringless first lady may have raised some eyebrows, but a friend of Trierweiler's says she's someone the average French woman can identify with.
As President Obama hosts leaders of the Group of Eight, he's announcing a major initiative to boost investments in rural Africa. The program aims to lift millions out of poverty and will include several billion dollars in investments from private companies.
It's not clear what motivated an Afghan sergeant to fatally shoot a U.S. Marine sergeant earlier this month. But American troops are increasingly wary of their Afghan partners after repeated shootings.
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