Other U.S. presidents have bonded with foreign leaders, but Obama so far has no such ties. Does that matter?
Less ideological than Bush, Barack Obama pursues a more traditional approach to foreign affairs, marked by a narrower definition of US interests.
An American in Accra finds the local cooperative spirit a stark contrast to his homeland's love of self-reliance.
2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Obama reflects European appreciation for his cooperative, engaged approach to world politics.
Australia's employment surged by 41,000 jobs in August.
Jobless claims rose last week; personal income and expenditures increased during August.