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A long trip to Europe today with a stop and Arlen.
The trip comes as expressed concerns about Europe's debt crisis is rattling investors all around the world.
-- -- is traveling what the president and he joins us now rich.
-- charts here in Europe President Obama was greeted by thousands of folks here in Ireland wanted to shake his hand some.
Pretty gusty and blustery winds frigid winds which I'm told is pretty typical here Ireland.
And another European debt crisis -- in debt crisis that's continuing to fester in some cases is even getting worst of the downgraded Greece.
There was the downgraded the Italian outlook this morning and things seem to be getting worse when you look at Ireland though there are.
Some pretty tough spots fourteen point 7% unemployment.
Housing market that continues to fall but there are some bright spots for the first time this year in the last three years there's projected.
To be economic growth GDP growth in this country -- that.
Let President Obama giving these folks some words of hope that was.
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-- according to local reports with the Irish were indeed looking for was some assistance from the United States.
To get them to try to push or at least join with them.
To get a reduction in the interest rates the Irish are currently paying on their EU and IMF -- -- five point 8% that's more than with the Greeks are paying at five point 2%.
White House officials and Irish officials wouldn't concern would not confirm that that offer was made of that question was asked -- the US government.
Whether the US government was receptive to that.
He was asked Charles your money back to -- -- before we let you go you said it's typically windy there it's also seemed like there's typically a crisis is over a year bodes well.
So what's on the agenda for the rest of the president's trip.
Well already we have an agenda changed because of that Icelandic volcano president's -- aboard Air Force One get out of town tonight.
It's going to London tomorrow meets with the queen piece of the prime minister the opposition government there for the next couple of days.
-- he heads over -- G-8 in France and then on to Poland we're told the Irish meetings here are the English meetings tomorrow will mostly focus on.
Our efforts in now Libya the Middle East and of course the debt crisis -- -- it's going on financially and economically here and -- There.
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