Obama arrives for summit amid extraordinary security




 
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Obama arrives for summit amid extraordinary security
 
November 20th, 2015  
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Obama arrives for summit amid extraordinary security
By Martin Petty and Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia on Friday on the final leg of a series of summits aimed at furthering Washington's bid to rebalance ties towards Asia and challenge China's increasingly assertive posture in the region. Security was unusually tight in the Malaysian capital with police citing unconfirmed reports of an "imminent terrorist threat", following last week's attacks in Paris and the downing of a Russian airliner over Egypt by Islamic State militants. Obama is joining leaders of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a weekend summit.




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