Barack Obama
  • The threat of missiles over the Mediterranean is weighing on world leaders meeting on the shores of the Baltic this week — and eclipsing economic battles that usually dominate these gatherings.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 05, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT
  • President Barack Obama talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House as Vice President Joe Biden looks on from behind, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington.

    Syria on Sunday derided President Barack Obama's decision to hold off on punitive military strikes, but also took precautions by reportedly moving some troops and military equipment to civilian areas.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 01, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT