US President Obama had a packed day in Berlin, climaxing in a speech to the German people.
The US president and German chancellor have spoken for the first time since a scandal broke out over alleged US espionage against Berlin. The White House said it wants to improve intelligence cooperation with Germany.
The top US spy in Germany has departed the country. Authorities in Berlin had requested he leave amid a mounting controversy over American spying operations inside Germany.
Klaus Scharioth, Berlin’s former ambassador to the US, tells DW why Germany’s expulsion of the top CIA official was right and why the current crisis is the biggest challenge yet for transatlantic ties.
Events in Ukraine and the falling-out with Germany underscore why the Obama administration’s pivot to Asia was a bad idea, William Drozdiak, president of the American Council on Germany tells DW.
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