Obama makes symbolic but overshadowed Spain visit

Spain's King Felipe greets US President Barack Obama at the Palacio Real de Madrid on July 10, 2016Barack Obama embarked on a shortened but symbolic first presidential trip to Spain Sunday, saying his crisis-hit ally had turned the economic corner. Obama is squeezing in a visit to a key NATO and EU partner before dashing home to deal with the aftermath of a wrenching shooting in Dallas. “I’ve been looking forward to visiting Spain, an indispensable European partner, even as the horrific shootings in the United States require that I cut my time here short,” Obama told Spanish daily El Pais.

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