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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)
US President Barack Obama has promised to stop "unacceptable practices" after a row over eavesdropping on French leaders. According to WikiLeaks, NSA spies monitored three French presidents between 2006 and 2012.
The US and Cuba have formalized their diplomatic relations, after 54 years of lingering ill will. US President Barack Obama says it's time to leave the past behind and embark on a new era of friendship between the two countries.
Legislation allowing US presidents to fast-track new international trade deals has passed the US Senate. The vote brings President Barack Obama one step closer to achieving legacy-defining trade deals with the Pacific Rim and with Europe.
Coalition forces have carried out 16 air strikes on the "Islamic State" in its de facto capital Raqqa in Syria. The operation follows a video posted online showing 25 soldiers being massacred in Palmyra's ancient ruins.
UNESCO has added the historic vineyards and cellars of Champagne and the unique natural climate of Burgundy vineyards to its list of World Heritage Sites. The decision set corks popping in France.
In its latest publication, Wikileaks has released a list of Brazilian targets monitored by the US National Security Agency (NSA). The list includes Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and many of the country's ambassadors.
President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has said that the situation in Sinai is "totally stable." The president's statement comes amid a growing insurgency in northern Sinai.
The itinerary appears innocuous - on his trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, Pope Francis will meet three heads of state and millions of faithful. But politically, the trip to his home continent is highly charged.
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