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There's disappointment in Europe at Barack Obama. The hopes that he awakened when he came to office have scarcely been fulfilled. But he still seems like the best man for the job. DW looks at how the relationship has changed.
When he came to the German capital five years ago, Barack Obama was given a regal reception. But as he heads back to Berlin for the first time as US President, he'll find that "Obamania" is a thing of the past. (17.06.2013)
Fifty years after US President John F. Kennedy's legendary visit to Berlin, Barack Obama heads to the German capital this coming week. Hot-button issues like free trade, security and NSA surveillance will follow him. (14.06.2013)
Millions of German citizens use Microsoft, Apple, Google, Skype or Facebook on a daily basis. According to German politicians, the Prism affair is less of an American issue than a very troubling bilateral one. (12.06.2013)
Experts have mixed views ahead of US President Barack Obama's second term, with some hoping the United States and European Union can come together over a free trade agreement. Others see the two drifting apart. (08.11.2012)
Ever since Barack Obama took office as US President, there's been talk of a disturbed relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the two leaders are on friendly terms, even if they're not particularly close. (06.11.2012)
Thomas Oppermann, the Social Democratic Party's floor leader in the German Bundestag, explains why Obama's foreign policy is better for Europe than Romney's - but Europe is less important for either candidate. (02.11.2012)
The EU and the US seem to have lost their way in terms of using their power capabilities in a globalized world. Regardless of who wins the US election, they need to work on improving their ties, writes Thomas Risse. (18.10.2012)
Many officials in the European Union are trying to keep their expectations for the future of trans-Atlantic relations under Barack Obama realistic. But they admit there is much room for improvement. (06.11.2008)
Barack Obama's speech in in Berlin on Thursday, July 24 was largely seen by German experts and commentators as a success. He pulled off the delicate balancing act he needed to, they said. (25.07.2008)
No nation can face global challenges such as terrorism and climate change alone, Barack Obama told a cheering crowd of some 100,000 in Berlin Thursday, July 24, calling for a new partnership between the US and Europe. (24.07.2008)
Tuesday's deadline for a nuclear deal in sight, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called upon Iran to make the necessary decisions. The two leaders spoke with each other by telephone.
US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have demonstrated a renewed commitment to bilateral security cooperation. At Ghani's request, Obama has agreed to slow the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Reversing earlier plans, president Obama has agreed to extend current US troop levels in Afghanistan through 2015. The Taliban insurgency caused more than 10,000 casualties in 2014 alone.
France woke up to a new political landscape Monday. The victory of the right in local elections and rejection of the ruling Socialists set the stage for the presidential race in 2017. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.
Foreign ministers from six nations plus Iran have begun a last round of talks a day before a deadline on a deal over Iran's nuclear program. The top diplomats were cautiously optimistic ahead of the intense negotiations.
A witness who gave evidence against the NSU extreme right-wing group has been found dead in her apartment. She had given her testimony in private as she said she felt "threatened."
A Saudi-led coalition has continued a campaign of airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen for a fifth day running. Many of the latest strikes are reported to have hit targets in and around Sanaa.
In a US television interview, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the "Islamic State" (IS) has continued to grow during the last six months, despite US air strikes. The terrorist group has also expanded over land.
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