**Protesters March in Turkey Ahead of Planned Strike**
Protesters continued to demonstrate in the Turkish capital, Ankara, ahead of a nationwide strike Monday to express disapproval of the forced evictions of demonstrators from an Istanbul Park.
Ankara riot police used tear gas and water cannons to try to disperse thousands of protesters marching late Sunday. Some protesters pointed lasers at the police operating water cannons to get them to stop.
Labor unions have planned a one-day strike Monday to support the protesters, though it is not clear how much the strike will affect daily life in Turkey.
On Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told hundreds of thousands of supporters it was his "duty" to evict the activists from an Istanbul park. He said the two weeks of street protests were manipulated by "terrorists" and he dismissed opposition allegations that he was behaving like a dictator.
**Obama Calls Peace in Northern Ireland Blueprint for World Conflicts**
U.S. President Barack Obama has called peace in Northern Ireland a "blueprint" for those living amid conflict around the world.
During remarks Monday to a young audience in Belfast, Mr. Obama said "The terms of peace may be negotiated by leaders, but the fate of peace is up to you."
The American president arrived in Belfast Monday after an overnight flight from Washington. He is attending a G8 summit Monday and Tuesday, likely to be dominated by the U.S. decision to arm Syrian rebels.
The summit, at an Irish resort , will bring together leaders of the world's top economies.
Mr. Obama meets Monday morning with British Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of the summit.
The U.S. leader also plans to meet Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on the Syrian conflict. The Russian leader has supported the government of embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
The G8 summit will also address efforts to boost the world's sluggish economies.