U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reached a preliminary agreement to reduce nuclear arsenals by as much as a third, presenting the best indication yet of the nuclear proliferation agreement that will replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which expires this year. The leaders were unable to agree on limits for missile launchers and bombers. During the second day of the summit in Russia, Obama met with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and delivered a conciliatory speech -- one that was not broadcast widely by Russian media.

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