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Obama Plans Trip to Russia, Italy, Ghana Next Month

President Obama is heading to Russia, Italy and Ghana for almost a week next month.

The White House says Obama will travel to Moscow from July 6-8 for a summit with Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev. Their agenda includes reducing the stockpile of nuclear weapons, cooperating on nonproliferation and trying to work out differences on a U.S. missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Obama plans to attend a Group of Eight summit in L'Aquila, Italy, from July 8-10, and hold talks with world leaders there on issues such as the economic crisis and climate change.

The trip is to end with a visit to Accra, Ghana, from July 10-11. It will be Obama's first presidential stop in Africa. Obama's father was from Kenya.