U.S. and Russia set framework to trim nuclear stockpiles
By Christi Parsons and Megan Stack
MOSCOW — President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed in their first summit Monday on a framework to reduce their nations' nuclear arsenals and on steps to fight terrorism and cooperate on the war in Afghanistan.
The agreements had been expected as Obama kicked off his weeklong trip to Russia, the G-8 in Europe and Ghana by meeting with Medvedev. The two countries reached agreements to build closer cooperation between their militaries and to work together on combating the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.