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Nov 16, 2014 1:34 AM

Obama: Past week was strong for US leadership

The Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) President Barack Obama says the past week he spent in the Asia-Pacific region proved to be a "strong week for American leadership."

Obama cites progress in the areas of trade, climate change and the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

He says that headway that was made will mean more jobs for Americans, steps toward a cleaner and healthier planet and progress toward saving lives not just in West Africa, but elsewhere.

Obama says "if you ask me, I'd say that's a pretty good week."

Obama commented at a news conference Sunday marking the end of a global economic summit held in Brisbane, Australia.


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