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A judge issued an arrest warrant for Guatemala's President Otto Perez, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme, a prosecutor said, a day after he was stripped of his immunity. "The arrest warrant for the president has now been issued" by Judge Miguel Angel Galvez, who is in charge of the investigation, said Julia Barrera, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office.
President Barack Obama blazed a new trail as US leader, becoming the first to head above the Arctic circle, to urge Americans to take swift action against climate change. "There is one thing no American president had done before and this is travel above the Arctic circle," Obama said at the school gym in Kotzebue, a small Alaskan town of 3,000. Touching on his call for urgent efforts to curb global warming, his main focus since his Alaska visit began Monday, Obama said Alaskans were already living with evidence of the changes.
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.