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President Obama Participates In The Nuclear Security Summit
U.S. President Barack Obama left, shakes hands with John Key, New Zealand's prime minister, during an opening plenary entitled "National Actions to Enhance Nuclear Security" at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2016. After a spate of terrorist attacks from Europe to Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama is rallying international support during the summit for an effort to keep Islamic State and similar groups from obtaining nuclear material and other weapons of mass destruction. Pool photo by Andrew Harrer/UPI
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John Phillip Key (born 9 August 1961) is the 38th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the New Zealand National Party.

After a career in foreign exchange Key entered the New Zealand House of Representatives in 2002 representing the Auckland electorate of Helensville, a seat that he has held since then. In 2004 he was appointed Finance Spokesman for National and eventually succeeded Don Brash as the National Party leader in 2006. Key led his party to victory in the November 2008 general election.

Key was born in Auckland, New Zealand, only son of George Key and Ruth Key (née Lazar), on 9 August 1961. His father was an English immigrant and a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. He died of a heart attack in 1967. Key and his two sisters were raised in a state house in Christchurch by his Austrian-Jewish immigrant mother.

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