WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack 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 meeting with Russia’s president, Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE’-tree med-VYEH’-dyev). Their agenda includes reducing the stockpile of nuclear weapon, cooperating on nonproliferation and trying to work out differences on a U.S. missile defense system.

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 economy and the climate.

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.

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