EXCLUSIVE Transcript of President Obama’s Call With Vladimir Putin

World leaders discuss plane shot down in Ukraine
President Obama talks with Vladimir Putting outside the "Charcoal Pit." (AP)

The Washington Free Beacon has obtained an exclusive transcript of President Obama’s brief phone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin regarding the Malaysian Airline plane reportedly shot down in eastern Ukraine. The president ate lunch at the Charcoal Pit ahead of an infrastructure speech in Wilmington, Delaware.

Russia Expanding its Latin America Influence

Signs deal to help build nuclear reactor in Argentina
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner / AP

Russia is quietly expanding its influence in Latin America as the Obama administration disengages from the region, critics say.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a deal on Saturday with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to help build the third reactor of a nuclear power plant in the country, the New York Times reported.