- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

LONDON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the world is a lot more complicated than it was in 1944.

That’s when the countries that were victorious in World War II met to establish the financial architecture for the postwar era.

Obama says negotiating is easy if it’s just Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in a room, talking over brandy.

But he says that’s not the world we live in now.

Obama spoke at a news conference Thursday after a meeting in London of the world’s 20 largest and developing economies. The countries were meeting to address the worst economic crisis since World War II.


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