The World from Berlin 'Barack Obama Was the Biggest Loser of 2010'

After months of stalling, the US Senate has finally approved the New START disarmament treaty with Russia. The ratification is a major triumph for US President Barack Obama, but German commentators warn that it may be the last such success for a long time.
Obama leaves the White House on Wednesday, heading for his Christmas vacation on Hawaii.

Obama leaves the White House on Wednesday, heading for his Christmas vacation on Hawaii.

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-- David Gordon Smith