• U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and German chancellor Angela Merkel test VR goggles when touring the Hannover Messe,  the world's largest industrial technology trade fair, in Hannover, northern Germany, Monday, April 25, 2016. Obama is on a two-day official visit to Germany. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)

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  • U.S President Barack Obama speaks at the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial technology trade fair, in Hannover, northern Germany, Monday April 25, 2016. Obama is on a two-day official visit to Germany. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama, top US allies to discuss challenges straining Europe

    HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up “momentum” in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.

  • File- This April 16, 2016, file photo shows an oil pump working at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of more than $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

    IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of more than $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

  • US President Barack Obama arrives for the opening of the Hannover Messe industrial fair in Hannover, northern Germany, Sunday, April 24, 2016. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)

    The Latest: German minister: US needs to budge on trade deal

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the opening of the Hannover Messe industry fair in Hannover, northern Germany, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Obama is on a two-day official visit to Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Obama to use Germany visit to push trans-Atlantic trade deal

    HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama mounted a strong defense of international trade deals Sunday in the face of domestic and foreign opposition, saying it’s “indisputable” that such agreements strengthen the economy and make U.S. businesses more competitive worldwide. But he acknowledged that the clock is ticking on his faltering trade agenda.

  • In this Monday, April 18, 2016 photo, tourists read names on a memorial in Port Arthur, Tasmania state, Australia, where 35 people were killed by a lone gunman in 1996. The massacre galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns. Today, as Australia approaches the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy - to be remembered with a ceremony Thursday, April 28 - there is renewed debate over guns amid a review of the landmark National Firearms Agreement, adopted after the 1996 attack, and the loosening of some gun-related regulations. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

    Renewed gun debate in Australia 20 years after mass shooting

    PORT ARTHUR, Australia (AP) — Carolyn Loughton still carries a bullet in her shoulder from one of the world’s worst mass shootings that killed her daughter 20 years ago and galvanized Australia to drastically clamp down on guns.

  • A man on stilts and dressed like the Statue of Liberty walks in front of balloons forming the slogan Stop TTIP during a protest of thousands of demonstrators against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, ahead of the visit of United States President Barack Obama in Hannover, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — When President Barack Obama opens the world’s largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he’ll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He’ll also be trying to complete one of his presidency’s main pieces of unfinished business — a trans-Atlantic trade pact.

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, left, walks with US President Barack Obama, from 10 Downing Street, London after a meeting, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP)

    Obama, Cameron meet as Britain debates European Union exit

    LONDON (AP) — Lending political backup to a struggling friend, President Barack Obama made a forceful plea Friday for Britons to heed Prime Minister David Cameron’s call to stay in the European Union and dismissed critics who accused the U.S. president of meddling in British affairs.